2017 ORS 565.470¹
State fair director
  • status of council, director and employees
  • services used by council

(1) The State Fair Council may employ a state fair director to oversee the day-to-day carrying out of fairground business operations and the operation of fairground properties and facilities, including but not limited to the annual conducting of the Oregon State Fair, the use of fairground properties and facilities for an exposition center, the issuance of payments for construction, repair, remodeling, maintenance, insurance and other needs of fairground properties and facilities as directed by the council, the solicitation for financial support for the Oregon State Fair and fairground properties and facilities and the promotion of the Oregon State Fair and related Oregon tourism and other industries.

(2) The state fair director may employ such subordinate council employees as the director deems reasonable for the carrying out of fairground business operations and the operation of fairground properties and facilities, including but not limited to the conducting of the Oregon State Fair and the operation of fairground properties and facilities as an exposition center.

(3) The council shall determine and approve policies and procedures to further the mission and purposes of the council and shall provide oversight and guidance to the state fair director and employees of the council.

(4) The members of the council, the state fair director and the employees of the council are not state employees and are not eligible for participation in state employee health benefit plans, state employee deferred compensation plans or the Public Employees Retirement System. The council shall determine the compensation and benefit package for the state fair director and other employees of the council. For purposes of any laws applicable to the council as a public corporation, including but not limited to ORS 30.260 (Definitions for ORS 30.260 to 30.300) to 30.300 (ORS 30.260 to 30.300 exclusive), the members of the council, the state fair director and the employees of the council are officers and employees of a public body.

(5) The council and a state agency may enter into agreements for the state agency to provide support services to the council. Except as provided in this subsection, if a state agency provides support services to the council, the state agency must provide the support services at the rate that the state agency would charge to other state agencies for the services. The State Parks and Recreation Department may provide support services to the council at any rate mutually agreed to by the department and the council.

(6) The council may retain private legal counsel or, notwithstanding ORS 180.060 (Powers and duties of Attorney General), may contract for representation by the Attorney General. If the council contracts for representation by the Attorney General, the Attorney General shall charge the council for services at the rate charged state agencies for similar services. [2013 c.492 §5]

1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 565—Fairs and Exhibits, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ors565.­html (2017) (last ac­cessed Mar. 30, 2018).
 
2 OregonLaws.org contains the con­tents of Volume 21 of the ORS, inserted along­side the per­tin­ent statutes. See the preface to the ORS An­no­ta­tions for more information.
 
3 OregonLaws.org assembles these lists by analyzing references between Sections. Each listed item refers back to the current Section in its own text. The result reveals relationships in the code that may not have otherwise been apparent.