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House Bill 2500 was approved during the 2009 legislative session, and required that the Department of Administrative Services (DAS) create the Oregon Transparency Web site containing information about state agency revenues, expenditures, contracting, human resources, and other data.

In 2015, House Bill 3099 transferred these responsibilities and functions from the Department of Administrative Services (DAS) to the State Chief Information Officer.
 
In 2017, the ORS reference for the Transparency Program and website was updated.

Oregon Revised Statutes (2017): ORS 276A.250 – 276A.262 includes these updates. ​​


Historical Information

2009


HB 2500 (2009):  
https://olis.leg.state.or.us/liz/2009R1/Measures/Text/HB2500/Enrolled 


2011


In 2011, House Bill 2500 formed ORS 184.480-184.488 and the Oregon Legislature
also passed a series of bills that increased the type and amount of data and information reported on the Oregon Transparency website.
Examples include:  

Senate Bill 250: Added reporting requirements for Oregon Education Service Districts.
https://www.oregon.gov/transparency/ESDTransparency.shtml
 
House Bill 2788: Required State agencies, boards, and commissions, to post Public Meeting Notices. https://www.oregon.gov/transparency/PublicMeetingNotices.shtml
 
House Bill 2825: Added reporting requirements to agencies that issue Tax Expenditures for economic development.
  
House Bill 3188: Required Oregon Counties to report information on County Expenditures of State Lottery Funds.
​https://www.oregon.gov/transparency/Pages/expenditures.aspx​


2013

In 2013, with the passage of House Bill 2370 and House Bill 3400, several additional data and informational requirements were added to the Transparency website. Examples include:  

  • Links to state agency websites (if available) for public meeting minutes or summaries. This information is now required in the Public Meetings detail, if an agency posts the meeting minutes/summaries on their agency website.​
  • Contract and subcontract data for agencies and ESD’s
    • To the extent available information about contracts and subcontracts must include:
      • Information on Professional, Personal and Material contracts
      • Date of each contract and amount payable (already included)
      • Period contract is/or was in effect (already included)
      • Names and addresses of vendors (Names already included; address, city, state, zip not currently included, but has been requested from both ESD’s, OUS, and DAS).​​​
  • A web page within the transparency website that provids links to:
    • Websites established by local government (defined in ORS 174.116) and;
    • Special government bodies (as defined in ORS 174.117) for the purpose of providing transparency in the revenues, expenditures and budgets of the public bodies.
  • Description of the percentage of expenditures made in Oregon and out of state under all contracts for goods\services entered into by the state agency during a biennium (effective for all contracts entered into by agencies after July 1, 2013).​
  • Copies of all reports that the department, the Department of Revenue or the Oregon Business Development Department receives from counties and other local governments relating to properties in enterprise zones. 
In 2013, HB 3035 (2013)​ was also passed requiring DAS to develop a plan to review a much wider range of additional reporting criteria for the transparency website. A report was provided to the legislature in February 2015 as required in the bill. 


2015

In 2015, a follow-up report as required in HB 3035 (2013) was provided to the legislature. This report reviewed and provided feedback on a much wider range of potential reporting criteria for the transaparency website.

House Bill 2500 (2009) required that the Department of Administrative Services (DAS) create the Oregon Transparency Web site, through which information about state agency revenues, expenditures, contracting, human resources, and a wide range of other data would be provided. 

In 2015, House Bill 3099 transferred the responsibilities and functions from the Department of Administrative Services (DAS) to the State Chief Information Officer, and Office of the State CIO (OSCIO). 

Senate Bill 515​ (2015) was also passed, requiring that “Information describing the process for requesting copies of public records from a public body, including a link to the public records section of the Department of Justice webpage” shall be posted to the Oregon Transparency website. To meet these requirements, an update to the website navigation included the addition of a webpage, dedicated to public records requests.


2017

House Bill 2946 (2017) was passed during the 2017 legislative session. 

As a result, many additional data and information requirements were added to the reporting provided through the Oregon Transparency Website. Examples include:  

  • ​A report of revenue, budget, and expenditure data and information from all:
    • Semi-independent agencies, public corporations, and insurance entities​;
    • Community colleges, universities, and university programs.
In 2017, the ORS reference for the Oregon Transparency Program and website was also updated. This update requires a review of all ORS references and links currently being used throughout the website and associated materials. 

Oregon Revised Statutes (2017): ORS 276A.250 – 276A.262 is the new reference link. 


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