2017 ORS 171.790¹
Contact with Legislative Assembly by local government officials and employees

Notwithstanding any provision of a city or county charter or any ordinance or order adopted thereunder, a city or county shall not:

(1) Prohibit an elected official, other officer or employee of the city or county from initiating contacts with legislators or giving testimony before public sessions of committees of the Legislative Assembly or public hearings of state agencies when:

(a) The contacts are made or testimony given as a representative of the city or county;

(b) The contacts are made or testimony given to represent the interests of the city or county or the residents thereof;

(c) No substantial part of the duties performed by the official, officer or employee consists of influencing or attempting to influence matters which may be the subject of action by either house of the Legislative Assembly or any of its committees;

(d) The official, officer or employee receives no consideration for making the contacts or giving testimony other than the remuneration ordinarily paid to the official, officer or employee out of the funds of the city or county in return for duties performed for the city or county, together with reimbursement for expenses actually and necessarily incurred in appearing before the legislative committees or state agencies; and

(e) The official, officer or employee is not required to register with the Oregon Government Ethics Commission under ORS 171.725 (Definitions for ORS 171.725 to 171.785) to 171.785 (Sanctions prescribed by either chamber of Legislative Assembly) and the rules of the commission adopted thereunder.

(2) Prohibit an elected official, other officer or employee of the city or county from initiating contacts with legislators when the contacts are made to express personal political views and do not occur during working hours while the official, officer or employee is on the job.

(3) Prohibit an elected official, other officer or employee of the city or county from responding to requests from legislators or committees of the Legislative Assembly for information, data or opinions. [1985 c.788 §1]

Chapter 171

Atty. Gen. Opinions

Lobbyist registra­tion of State Housing Council Chairman, (1976) Vol 37, p 1160

1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 171—State Legislature, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ors171.­html (2017) (last ac­cessed Mar. 30, 2018).
 
2 Legislative Counsel Committee, Annotations to the Oregon Revised Stat­utes, Cumulative Supplement - 2017, Chapter 171, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ano171.­html (2017) (last ac­cessed Mar. 30, 2018).
 
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.