Oregon Statutes - Chapter 565 - Fairs and Exhibits - Section 565.080 - Management of fair property; powers and duties of director; rules; peace officers; state not liable for premiums.

(1) The State Parks and Recreation Director shall have care of the Oregon State Fair property and be entrusted with the direction of its business and financial affairs. The director shall prepare, adopt, publish and enforce all necessary rules for the management of the Oregon State Fair, its meetings and exhibitions and for the guidance of its officers or employees.

(2) The director may appoint all necessary marshals to keep order on the grounds and in the buildings of the Oregon State Fair during all exhibitions. The marshals so appointed shall be vested with the same authority for such purposes as executive peace officers are vested by law.

(3) The director shall establish charges for entrance fees, gate money, lease stalls, stands, parking space, buildings, restaurant sites; conduct shows, exhibitions, races and all manner of business notwithstanding the provisions of ORS 227.286 and do all other things the director considers proper in the operation of a year-round fair and exposition center and the annual state fair. The state is in no event liable for any premium awarded or debt created by the director beyond the amount annually appropriated therefor.

(4) The director may enter into sponsorship agreements for the receipt of moneys, services, products or other items of value. A sponsorship agreement entered into under this subsection is not subject to ORS 279.835 to 279.855 or ORS chapter 279A or 279B. [Amended by 1973 c.537 §2; 1977 c.55 §20; 1999 c.89 §1; 2003 c.794 §299; 2005 c.777 §§26,27]

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