ORS 131A.410¹
Indemnification of officers, employees and agents
  • payment of civil penalties

(1) Unless the claim arises out of malfeasance in office or willful or wanton neglect of duty, a public body as defined in ORS 30.260 (Definitions for ORS 30.260 to 30.300) may defend, save harmless and indemnify any officer, employee or agent of the public body against whom a claim is made under section 10 (14), Article XV of the Oregon Constitution.

(2) Any amount recovered as a civil penalty in a claim made under section 10 (14), Article XV of the Oregon Constitution, shall be paid into the Criminal Injuries Compensation Account of the Department of Justice Crime Victims’ Assistance Section to be used for the purposes set forth in ORS chapter 147. [2009 c.78 §48]

1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 131A—Civil Forfeiture, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ors131A.­html (2019) (last ac­cessed May 16, 2020).
2 OregonLaws.org contains the con­tents of Volume 21 of the ORS, inserted along­side the per­tin­ent statutes. See the preface to the ORS An­no­ta­tions for more information.
3 OregonLaws.org assembles these lists by analyzing references between Sections. Each listed item refers back to the current Section in its own text. The result reveals relationships in the code that may not have otherwise been apparent.
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