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SWCD Laws and Rules
Laws and Rules
SWCDs are subject to the provisions of many Oregon Revised Statutes (ORS), Oregon Administrative Rules (OARs), and U.S. Codes including those outlined below.
 
The primary statute relating to the formation and governance of Oregon Soil and Water Conservation Districts is contained in ORS 568:
http://www.oregonlegislature.gov/bills_laws/lawsstatutes/2013ors568.html

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Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990

28 CFR Part 35 - Part 36

(Title II and III)

www.ada.gov/2010_regs.htm

Audits of Accounts of State & State-Aided Institutions and Agencies

ORS 297.210 - 297.250

http://www.oregonlegislature.gov/bills_laws/lawsstatutes/2013ors297.html

Bond or Letter of Credit for Member of Boards of Certain Districts

ORS 198.210 – 198.220

http://www.oregonlegislature.gov/bills_laws/lawsstatutes/2013ors198.html

Conservation & Highway Scenic Preservation Easements

ORS 271.715 - 271.795

http://www.oregonlegislature.gov/bills_laws/lawsstatutes/2013ors271.html

Construction of Statutes; General Definitions

ORS 174

http://www.oregonlegislature.gov/bills_laws/lawsstatutes/2013ors174.html

Civil Rights Act of 1964-Title VII:

Equal Opportunity Employment, Sexual Harassment and Discrimination

Volume 42 USC Chapter 21 Subchapter VI, Section 2000e - 2000e-17

www.eeoc.gov/laws/statutes/titlevii.cfm

County and Special District Retention Schedule

OAR 166, Div 150

arcweb.sos.state.or.us/pages/rules/oars_100/oar_166/166_150.html

Government Ethics (Applies to all directors, employees, and agents)

ORS 244

http://www.oregonlegislature.gov/bills_laws/lawsstatutes/2013ors244.html

Intergovernmental Cooperation

ORS 190.003 - 190.110

http://www.oregonlegislature.gov/bills_laws/lawsstatutes/2013ors190.html

Local Budget Law -Required of district with a tax levy

ORS 294.305 - 294.565

http://www.oregonlegislature.gov/bills_laws/lawsstatutes/2013ors294.html

Local Government Borrowing

ORS 287A

http://www.oregonlegislature.gov/bills_laws/lawsstatutes/2013ors287A.html

Municipal Audit Law

ORS 297.405 - 297.555

http://www.oregonlegislature.gov/bills_laws/lawsstatutes/2013ors297.html

Natural Resources Division; duties; insurance for soil and water conservation districts

ORS 561.400

http://www.oregonlegislature.gov/bills_laws/lawsstatutes/2013ors561.html

Nonaggreg

ate Mineral Surface Mines

ORS 517.905 - 517.915

http://www.oregonlegislature.gov/bills_laws/lawsstatutes/2013ors517.html

Oath of Office

(Required for all directors)

Oregon Constitution, Article XV, Section 3

bluebook.state.or.us/state/constitution/constitution15.htm

Property of the state, counties and other municipal corporations

ORS 307.090

http://www.oregonlegislature.gov/bills_laws/lawsstatutes/2013ors307.html

Public Contracting - General Provisions

ORS 279A

http://www.oregonlegislature.gov/bills_laws/lawsstatutes/2013ors279A.html

Public Contracting - Miscellaneous Provisions

ORS 279

http://www.oregonlegislature.gov/bills_laws/lawsstatutes/2013ors279.html

Public Contracting - Public Improvements and Related Contracts

ORS 279C

http://www.oregonlegislature.gov/bills_laws/lawsstatutes/2013ors279C.html

Public Contracting - Public Procurements

ORS 279B

http://www.oregonlegislature.gov/bills_laws/lawsstatutes/2013ors279B.html

Public Contracting – Review of Public Contracts

OAR 137, Div. 45

arcweb.sos.state.or.us/pages/rules/oars_100/oar_137/137_045.html

Public Contracting Model Rules – Consultant Selection: Architectural, Engineering and Land Surveying Services and Related Services Contracts

OAR 137, Div. 48

arcweb.sos.state.or.us/pages/rules/oars_100/oar_137/137_048.html

Public Contracting Model Rules – General Provisions Related to Public Contracting

OAR 137, Div. 46

arcweb.sos.state.or.us/pages/rules/oars_100/oar_137/137_046.html

Public Contracting Model Rules – General Provisions Related to Public Contracts for Construction Services

OAR 137, Div. 49

arcweb.sos.state.or.us/pages/rules/oars_100/oar_137/137_049.html

Public Contracting Model Rules – Public Procurement for Goods and Services

OAR 137, Div. 47

arcweb.sos.state.or.us/pages/rules/oars_100/oar_137/137_047.html

Public Meetings

ORS 192.610 - 192.710

http://www.oregonlegislature.gov/bills_laws/lawsstatutes/2013ors192.html

Public Records

ORS 192.001 – 192.607

http://www.oregonlegislature.gov/bills_laws/lawsstatutes/2013ors192.html

Soil and Water Conservation; Water Quality Management

ORS 568

http://www.oregonlegislature.gov/bills_laws/lawsstatutes/2013ors568.html

Soil and Water Conservation Commission membership; compensation and expenses; forfeiture of office; functions

ORS 561.395

http://www.oregonlegislature.gov/bills_laws/lawsstatutes/2013ors561.html

Special Districts Generally

ORS 198

http://www.oregonlegislature.gov/bills_laws/lawsstatutes/2013ors198.html

​State Department of Agriculture
ORS 561 http://www.oregonlegislature.gov/bills_laws/lawsstatutes/2013ors561.html

Tort Actions Against Public Bodies

ORS 30.260 – 30.300

http://www.oregonlegislature.gov/bills_laws/lawsstatutes/2013ors030.html

Unlawful Discrimination

ORS 659A

http://www.oregonlegislature.gov/bills_laws/lawsstatutes/2013ors659A.html

Water Quality

ORS 468B

http://www.oregonlegislature.gov/bills_laws/lawsstatutes/2013ors468B.html

Watershed Management & Enhancement; The Oregon Plan

ORS 541.890 - 541.969

http://www.oregonlegislature.gov/bills_laws/lawsstatutes/2013ors541.html

Watershed Protection & Flood Prevention Projects

ORS 542.750

http://www.oregonlegislature.gov/bills_laws/lawsstatutes/2013ors542.html