2011 ORS § 412.099¹
Sharing aid prohibited
  • defense

(1) No person over the age of 18 years, other than a stepchild, shall habitually accept subsistence or lodging in the dwelling place of any householder, who is a recipient of aid, to whom the person is neither married nor related within the fourth degree of consanguinity computed according to the rules of the civil law.

(2) It shall be a defense to a charge of violation of subsection (1) of this section that the person accused has fully paid to the householder, in cash or in kind, the actual costs of any such subsistence and the value of any such lodging so accepted. However, such payment shall constitute a defense to a charge of violation of subsection (1) of this section only if:

(a) The payment was made before the commencement of the criminal action based upon such violation;

(b) The payment was made pursuant to an express agreement entered into between the householder and the person accused, before acceptance of the subsistence or lodging; and

(c) The person accused or the householder has, within three days after entering into such agreement, furnished the Department of Human Services with a true and complete statement of the terms and conditions of such agreement. [Formerly 418.140]