(1) Within the time periods specified in ORS 65.809, and for the purpose of evaluating the factors identified in ORS 65.811, the Attorney General may do any of the following:
(a) Contract with, consult with or receive advice from any state agency pursuant to those terms and conditions that the Attorney General considers appropriate.
(b) In the Attorney Generalís sole discretion, contract with, consult with or receive advice from consultants to assist in the Attorney Generalís review of the proposed transaction. The consultants shall be qualified and expert in the type of transactions under review. Before engaging any consultant, the Attorney General shall communicate with the parties to the proposed transaction regarding the engagement.
(2) The cost of any contract authorized under subsection (1) of this section shall be no more than is reasonably necessary to conduct the Attorney Generalís review and evaluation. Any contract entered into by the Attorney General under this section shall be exempt from the requirements of ORS chapters 279A and 279B, except ORS 279B.235. All contract costs incurred by the Attorney General under this section must be paid by the party to whom the transfer is to be made as described in ORS 65.803 (1).
(3) The Attorney General, by rule, may impose an application fee for costs incurred in reviewing and evaluating the proposed transaction. The fee must be paid by the party to whom the transfer is to be made as described in ORS 65.803 (1). [1997 c.291 §8; 2003 c.794 §195]Section: Previous 65.787 65.800 65.803 65.805 65.807 65.809 65.811 65.813 65.815 65.855 65.860 65.865 65.870 65.875 65.951 Next
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