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DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE,
OREGON SHEEP COMMISSION

 

DIVISION 30

COMMISSION MAKE-UP, TERMS, QUALIFICATIONS,
TERM LIMITS, REMOVAL FROM OFFICE

644-030-0010

Number of Commissioners, Terms

The Oregon Sheep Commission will consist of eight members appointed by the Director of the Oregon Department of Agriculture for a term of four years or, if for a term following a prior term for that person, ending four years from the date of expiration of any prior term.

Stat. Auth.: 2003 OL Ch. 604, ORS 576
Stats. Implemented: 2003 OL Ch. 604, ORS 576.
Hist.: SHEEP 1-2004, f. & cert. ef. 1-8-04

644-030-0020

Qualifications of Commissioners

(1) For purposes of this rule:

(a) A producer member of the Commission must have paid the commission assessment, if any, on the commodity in each of the preceding three calendar years.

(b) A handler member of the Commission must have collected the commission assessment, if any, each of the preceding three calendar years.

(2) Members of the Commission will have the following qualifications, which will continue during the term of office of the member:

(a) One member of the Commission will be a member of the public with an active interest in the positive economic development, production and/or marketing of the commodity, but who is not associated with the production or handling of wool;

(b) A majority of the members will be producers;

(c) At least two members will be handlers;

(d) All members who are not a handler or the public member will be producers.

(3) In addition to the qualifications set forth in subsection (2) of this rule, at least one member shall be from each of the major sheep-producing areas of the state:

(a) The area comprised of the Counties of Klamath, Lake, Harney and Malheur;

(b) The area comprised of the Counties of Grant, Baker, Gilliam, Morrow, Umatilla, Union and Wallowa;

(c) The area comprised of the Counties of Hood River, Sherman, Jefferson, Wheeler, Crook, Deschutes and Wasco;

(d) The area comprised of the Counties of Lane, Douglas, Coos, Curry, Josephine and Jackson;

(e) The area comprised of the Counties of Clatsop, Columbia, Washington, Tillamook, Clackamas, Marion, Polk, Yamhill, Linn, Benton, Lincoln and Multnomah.

(4) Notwithstanding subsection (3) of this section, if following reasonable efforts to recruit a member from a particular region, no qualified producer can be identified within a particular region, a producer may be appointed at large. Once that person's term expires and he or she is not reappointed, the position will again be subject to the geographic qualification requirements of subsection (3) of this section.

Stat. Auth.: 2003 OL Ch. 604, ORS 576
Stats. Implemented: 2003 OL Ch. 604, ORS 576.
Hist.: SHEEP 1-2004, f. & cert. ef. 1-8-04

644-030-0030

Removal of Commissioners

The Commission may recommend that the Director of the Department of Agriculture remove a commissioner from office, and declare the position vacant for cause.

Stat. Auth.: 2003 OL Ch. 604, ORS 576
Stats. Implemented: 2003 OL Ch. 604, ORS 576.
Hist.: SHEEP 1-2004, f. & cert. ef. 1-8-04

644 -030-0040

Chair and Other Officers

Annually, at the last regular meeting of the Commission before January 1, the Commission will elect from its members a Chair, a Vice Chair and a Secretary/Treasurer who will serve until their successors are elected and qualified. The Chair, Vice Chair and Secretary/Treasurer may resign as such or may be removed from that position by vote of five Commissioners. If the Chair, a Vice Chair and a Secretary/Treasurer cease to be a Commissioner, the office will be vacant and a successor will be selected at the next regular meeting of the Commission. The Chair will preside over all meetings of the Commission. The Vice Chair will act in lieu of the Chair when the Chair is unable to perform the duties of the office of Chair or while the office is vacant.

Stat. Auth.: 2003 OL Ch. 604, ORS 576
Stats. Implemented: 2003 OL Ch. 604, ORS 576.
Hist.: SHEEP 1-2004, f. & cert. ef. 1-8-04

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