[Libs-Or] Mandatory Reporting Sample Policy Available

Buzzy Nielsen buzzy at hoodriverlibrary.org
Thu Jan 17 10:59:51 PST 2013

Hi Dan,

I can't speak to the legislative intent of the law, but I can say that 
our legal counsel pretty clearly felt that the law applied to library 
staff as written, even if it didn't specifically call us out. Special 
Districts Association of Oregon, an umbrella group that supports the 
district libraries in the state, believes the same. Library staff also 
fall within the purview of "public official" with other state 
regulations, such as the government ethics and transparency regulations.

Buzzy Nielsen

Library Director
Hood River County Library District
502 State St
Hood River, OR 97031

On 01/17/2013 10:53 AM, dan cawley wrote:
> Having read both HB 4016 and DHS doc.4016 several times, one question 
> immediately springs to mind.
> Within the definitions of  "public or private official," over twenty 
> occupations are listed (firefighter, optometrist, member of the 
> clergy, etc.).
> Neither document contains language using the word library, librarians, 
> library assistant, page, clerk.
> In a field so closely connected to children's services, can anyone 
> explain why the draftees failed to include the word library?
> This glaring omission is perplexing.
> Dan Cawley
> Seaside Public Library

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