2011 ORS § 192.685¹
Additional enforcement of alleged violations of ORS 192.660
(1) Notwithstanding ORS 192.680 (Enforcement of ORS 192.610 to 192.690), complaints of violations of ORS 192.660 (Executive sessions permitted on certain matters) alleged to have been committed by public officials may be made to the Oregon Government Ethics Commission for review and investigation as provided by ORS 244.260 (Complaint and adjudicatory process) and for possible imposition of civil penalties as provided by ORS 244.350 (Civil penalties).
(2) The commission may interview witnesses, review minutes and other records and may obtain and consider any other information pertaining to executive sessions of the governing body of a public body for purposes of determining whether a violation of ORS 192.660 (Executive sessions permitted on certain matters) occurred. Information related to an executive session conducted for a purpose authorized by ORS 192.660 (Executive sessions permitted on certain matters) shall be made available to the Oregon Government Ethics Commission for its investigation but shall be excluded from public disclosure.
(3) If the commission chooses not to pursue a complaint of a violation brought under subsection (1) of this section at any time before conclusion of a contested case hearing, the public official against whom the complaint was brought may be entitled to reimbursement of reasonable costs and attorney fees by the public body to which the officials governing body has authority to make recommendations or for which the officials governing body has authority to make decisions. [1993 c.743 §28]