ORS 244.370¹
Civil penalty procedure
  • disposition of penalties

(1) Any civil penalty under ORS 244.350 (Civil penalties) or 244.360 (Additional civil penalty equal to twice amount of financial benefit) shall be imposed in the manner prescribed by ORS 183.745 (Civil penalty procedures).

(2) Notwithstanding ORS 183.745 (Civil penalty procedures), a hearing is required in all cases prior to imposition of a penalty unless the public official or candidate waives the hearing. The public official or candidate to whom the notice is addressed has 10 days from the date of service of the notice in which to waive a hearing before the Oregon Government Ethics Commission and the public official or candidate shall be so notified.

(3) All penalties recovered under ORS 244.350 (Civil penalties) and 244.360 (Additional civil penalty equal to twice amount of financial benefit) shall be paid into the State Treasury and credited to the General Fund. [1974 c.72 §21; 1977 c.588 §11; 1989 c.706 §10; 1991 c.734 §13; 2007 c.865 §25]

Chapter 244

Notes of Decisions

Statutory scheme of this chapter is not unconstitu­tionally vague. Davidson v. Oregon Govern­ment Ethics Commission, 300 Or 415, 712 P2d 87 (1985)

Atty. Gen. Opinions

Simultaneous membership in church and local governing body as constituting potential conflict of interest, (1981) Vol 41, p 490; contractors that perform services for govern­ment as "public officials" subject to ethics law, (1990) Vol 46, p 350

Law Review Cita­tions

19 WLR 701 (1983)

1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 244—Government Ethics, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­Archive/­2007ors244.­pdf (2007) (last ac­cessed Feb. 12, 2009).
2 Legislative Counsel Committee, Annotations to the Oregon Revised Stat­utes, Cumulative Supplement - 2007, Chapter 244, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­244ano.­htm (2007) (last ac­cessed Feb. 12, 2009).
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. Currency Information