Article III, Oregon Constitution
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| Text of Section 1:
Separation of Powers
The powers of the Government shall be divided into three separate branches, the Legislative, the Executive, including the administrative, and the Judicial; and no person charged with official duties under one of these branches, shall exercise any of the functions of another, except as in this Constitution expressly provided.
| Text of Section 2:
Budgetary Control over Executive and Administrative Officers and Agencies
The Legislative Assembly shall have power to establish an agency to exercise budgetary control over all executive and administrative state officers, departments, boards, commissions and agencies of the State Government.
[Created through S.J.R. 24, 1951, and adopted by the people Nov. 4, 1952]
Note: Section 2 was designated as “Sec. 1” by S.J.R. 24, 1951, and adopted by the people Nov. 4, 1952.
| Text of Section 3:
Joint Legislative Committee to Allocate Emergency Fund Appropriations and to Authorize Expenditures Beyond Budgetary Limits
(1) The Legislative Assembly is authorized to establish by law a joint committee composed of members of both houses of the Legislative Assembly, the membership to be as fixed by law, which committee may exercise, during the interim between sessions of the Legislative Assembly, such of the following powers as may be conferred upon it by law:
(2) The Legislative Assembly shall prescribe by law what shall constitute an emergency for the purposes of this section.
(3) As used in this section, "state agency" means any elected or appointed officer, board, commission, department, institution, branch, or other agency of the state government.
(4) The term of members of the joint committee established pursuant to this section shall run from the adjournment of one odd-numbered year regular session to the organization of the next odd-numbered year regular session. No member of a committee shall cease to be such member solely by reason of the expiration of his term of office as a member of the Legislative Assembly
[Created through S.J.R. 24, 1951, and adopted by the people Nov. 4, 1952; Amendment proposed by S.J.R. 41, 2010, and adopted by the people, Nov. 2, 2010]
Note: Section 3 was designated as “Sec. 2” by S.J.R. 24, 1951, and adopted by the people Nov. 4, 1952.
| Text of Section 4:
Senate Confirmation of Executive Appointments
(1) The Legislative Assembly in the manner provided by law may require that all appointments and reappointments to state public office made by the Governor shall be subject to confirmation by the Senate.
(2) The appointee shall not be eligible to serve until confirmed in the manner required by law and if not confirmed in that manner, shall not be eligible to serve in the public office.
(3) In addition to appointive offices, the provisions of this section shall apply to any state elective office when the Governor is authorized by law or this Constitution to fill any vacancy therein, except the office of judge of any court, United States Senator or Representative and a district, county or precinct office.
[Created through S.J.R. 20, 1977, and adopted by the people Nov. 7, 1978]