Oregon Statutes - Chapter 421 - Department of Corrections Institutions; Compacts - Section 421.621 - Corrections Facilities Siting Authority; membership; duties.

(1) There is established a Corrections Facilities Siting Authority. Subject to the approval of the Governor, the authority shall make corrections facility site selection decisions as set forth in ORS 421.623. The authority shall consist of five persons, to be appointed by the Governor and to serve at the Governorís pleasure. The Governor shall appoint one of the members as chairperson.

(2) A majority of the authority members constitutes a quorum for the transaction of business. Members of the authority are entitled to compensation and expenses as provided in ORS 292.495. Any vacancy shall be filled by the Governor.

(3) The authority shall:

(a) Direct such staff as assigned to it by the Department of Corrections;

(b) Consult with the department, local government officials and others as it deems necessary;

(c) Hold hearings; and

(d) Make decisions on the siting of corrections facilities. [1995 c.745 §6]

Note: See note under 421.611.

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