(1) Subject to ORS 174.108, as used in the statutes of this state ‘judicial department’ means the Supreme Court, the Court of Appeals, the Oregon Tax Court, the circuit courts and all administrative divisions of those courts, whether denominated as boards, commissions, committees or departments or by any other designation.

Terms Used In Oregon Statutes 174.113

  • executive department: means all statewide elected officers other than judges, and all boards, commissions, departments, divisions and other entities, without regard to the designation given to those entities, that are within the executive branch of government as described in Article III, section 1, of the Oregon Constitution, and that are not:

    (a) In the judicial department or the legislative department;

    (b) Local governments; or

    (c) Special government bodies. See Oregon Statutes 174.112

  • judicial department: means the Supreme Court, the Court of Appeals, the Oregon Tax Court, the circuit courts and all administrative divisions of those courts, whether denominated as boards, commissions, committees or departments or by any other designation. See Oregon Statutes 174.113
  • legislative department: means the Legislative Assembly, the committees of the Legislative Assembly and all administrative divisions of the Legislative Assembly and its committees, whether denominated as boards, commissions or departments or by any other designation. See Oregon Statutes 174.114
  • public body: means state government bodies, local government bodies and special government bodies. See Oregon Statutes 174.109
  • Statute: A law passed by a legislature.

(2) Subject to ORS 174.108, as used in the statutes of this state ‘judicial department’ includes:

(a) An entity created by statute for the purpose of giving advice only to the judicial department and that does not have members who are officers or employees of the executive department or legislative department;

(b) An entity created by the judicial department for the purpose of giving advice to the judicial department, if the document creating the entity indicates that the entity is a public body; and

(c) Any entity created by the judicial department other than an entity described in paragraph (b) of this subsection, unless the document creating the entity indicates that the entity is not a governmental entity or the entity is not subject to any substantial control by the judicial department. [2001 c.74 § 5]