The official term of the Governor shall commence upon the publication of the returns by the Speaker of the House of Representatives, as provided in section 4, Article V, Oregon Constitution; or in case of an election of the Governor by the Legislative Assembly, as provided in section 5, Article V, Oregon Constitution, the official term of the Governor shall commence immediately upon such election; and the Governor shall be inaugurated by taking the oath of office.
Notwithstanding any provision of the Oregon Rules of Civil Procedure or other laws of this state, service of subpoena upon the Governor shall be made by delivering a copy to the legal counsel to the Governor or, in the legal counsel’s absence, an assistant to the Governor. [1983 c.82 §3]
(1) Nothing in ORS 176.750 to 176.815 is intended as a delegation of legislative responsibility for the appropriation or authorization of expenditure of public funds, as provided in the Constitution and laws of this state.
(2) The powers vested in the Governor under ORS 176.750 to 176.815 are in addition to, and not in lieu of, emergency powers vested in the Governor under ORS chapter 401 or any other law of Oregon.
(3) It is the intent of the Legislative Assembly that if ORS 176.750 to 176.815 and 176.990 are held unconstitutional as applied to contracts executed before February 26, 1974, ORS 176.750 to 176.815 and 176.990 nevertheless are effective with respect to contracts executed on or after February 26, 1974, and with respect to renewals or extensions of existing contracts on or after February 26, 1974. [1974 c.5 §§10,14,15; 2009 c.718 §38]
(1) The Governor shall solicit suggestions and recommendations from local governments in preparing the statewide contingency plan under ORS 176.809.
(2) The contingency plan developed by the Governor under ORS 176.809 shall utilize, with the approval of the local governments, the services and facilities of local governments to implement the plan. [1981 c.597 §3]
The Secretary of State shall:
(1) Keep a record of the official acts of the Oregon Department of Administrative Services and, when required, lay the same and all matters relative thereto before each branch of the legislature.
(2) Affix the seal of the state to, and countersign all commissions and other official acts issued or done by the Governor, approbation by the Governor of the laws excepted, and make a register of such commissions, specifying to whom given or granted, the office conferred, with the date and tenor of the commission, in a book to be provided for that purpose.
(3) Be charged with the safekeeping of all enrolled laws and resolutions and not permit them to be taken out of the office or inspected, except in the presence of the Secretary of State, unless by order of the Governor, or by resolution of one or both houses of the legislature, under penalty of $100.
(4) Keep the office open during business hours at all times, Sundays excepted. [Amended by 2003 c.14 §72]
The Secretary of State, before entering upon the duties of office, shall take and subscribe the oath required by the Constitution, and give a bond, with sufficient sureties, to the State of Oregon, in the sum of $10,000, conditioned for the faithful discharge of the duties of office as Secretary of State and as Auditor, and that the Secretary of State will deliver over to a successor in the office of the Secretary of State, or to any other person authorized by law to receive the same, all moneys, books, records and all papers pertaining to the office. The bond shall be approved by the Governor and, together with the oath of office, shall be preserved in the executive office. [Amended by 1977 c.366 §1]
One recovery had on the official bond given by the Secretary of State shall not render the bond void, but the bond may be prosecuted upon a breach thereof, from time to time, until the whole penalty is collected.
The Secretary of State may require corporate surety bonds executed by a company licensed to transact business in the State of Oregon for the clerks or positions the Secretary of State deems proper. The surety bonds shall run to the State of Oregon in the amounts the Secretary of State approves. The premiums for the surety bonds shall be paid by the State of Oregon.
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