ORS 674.305¹
Appraiser Certification and Licensure Board
  • appointment
  • term
  • compensation
  • conduct of business
  • rules

(1) The Appraiser Certification and Licensure Board is established. The board shall operate as a semi-independent state agency subject to ORS 182.456 (Definitions for ORS 182.456 to 182.472) to 182.472 (Reports) for purposes of carrying out the provisions of this chapter. The board shall consist of eight members. The members shall be appointed by the Governor and must be residents of this state.

(2) The board shall be composed of:

(a) Five appraisers certified or licensed under ORS 674.310 (Duties and powers of board);

(b) One individual who is employed by a financial institution or a mortgage banker;

(c) One member who represents appraisal management companies registered under ORS 674.205 (Registration requirement); and

(d) One individual who is a public member and who:

(A) Is not engaged in professional real estate activity;

(B) Is not a state certified or state licensed appraiser;

(C) Is not employed by a financial institution or a mortgage banker; and

(D) Does not have a direct financial interest in any person who is required, or whose employees or agents are required, to be state licensed or state certified appraisers.

(3) The term of office of each member is four years with two terms maximum, but a member serves at the pleasure of the Governor. Before the expiration of the term of a member, the Governor shall appoint a successor whose term begins on July 1 next following. A member is eligible for reappointment. If there is a vacancy for any cause, the Governor shall make an appointment to become immediately effective for the unexpired term. A member may not be appointed to serve more than two consecutive terms on the board.

(4) The board shall select one of its members as chairperson and another as vice chairperson, for such terms and with duties and powers necessary for the performance of the functions of such offices as the board determines.

(5) A majority of the members of the board constitutes a quorum for the transaction of business.

(6) The board shall meet at least once every three months at a place, day and hour determined by the board. The board also shall meet at other times and places specified by the call of the chairperson or of a majority of the members of the board.

(7) In accordance with applicable provisions of ORS chapter 183, the board shall adopt rules necessary for the administration of this chapter.

(8) The appointment of a member of the board is subject to confirmation by the Senate in the manner prescribed in ORS 171.562 (Procedures for confirmation) and 171.565 (Vote required for confirmation). [1991 c.5 §4; 1993 c.18 §146; 1993 c.744 §219; 2001 c.521 §11; 2005 c.109 §4; 2011 c.447 §22]

1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 674—Real Estate Appraisers and Appraisal, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ors674.­html (2019) (last ac­cessed May 16, 2020).
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.
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