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Eric Farm and Donna Opitz have yet to be confirmed by the legislature but are likely to be the latest addition to the Port of Coos Bay commission according to statements made at last night’s meeting. Blah! Look for more of the same rubber stamp approach to every development scheme proposed by port staff that we have witnessed these last several years.
*This post has been corrected. Originally it stated Eileen Ophus but new reports say it is Donna Opitz. Sorry for the confusion
Below is the confirmation process
SENATE CONFIRMATION OF EXECUTIVE APPOINTMENTS
171.562 Procedures for confirmation. The Senate by rule adopted during a session or at a convening of the Senate to carry out its duties under section 4, Article III of the Oregon Constitution, shall specify its procedures for the confirming of appointments by the Governor that are by law subject to confirmation by the Senate. [1981 c.4 §1; enacted in lieu of 171.560]
171.565 Vote required for confirmation; interim Senate meetings. (1) In case of any executive appointment made subject to confirmation of the Senate, the affirmative vote of a majority of the members of the Senate shall be necessary for confirmation. If an appointment is not confirmed by the Senate, the Governor shall make another appointment, subject to confirmation by the Senate.
(2) The name of the individual to be appointed or reappointed shall be submitted to the Senate by the Governor. The Senate shall take up the question of confirmation as soon after the convening of a regular or special session as is appropriate or upon a convening of the Senate to carry out its duties under section 4, Article III of the Oregon Constitution. The question of confirmation may be referred to committee or it may be acted upon without such referral.
(3) Members of the Senate convened to carry out duties of the Senate under section 4, Article III of the Oregon Constitution, shall be considered in attendance at a meeting of an interim committee during the period of convening for purposes of ORS 171.072.
(4) If the name of an individual to be appointed or reappointed submitted by the Governor is not acted upon during the term of the Legislative Assembly to which it is submitted, the name may be resubmitted to the subsequent term by the Governor on or after the date the Legislative Assembly convenes in the subsequent regular session. [1981 c.4 §2; enacted in lieu of 171.570; 1985 c.35 §1]