2017 ORS 244.050¹
Persons required to file statement of economic interest
  • filing deadline

(1) On or before April 15 of each year the following persons shall file with the Oregon Government Ethics Commission a verified statement of economic interest as required under this chapter:

(a) The Governor, Secretary of State, State Treasurer, Attorney General, Commissioner of the Bureau of Labor and Industries, district attorneys and members of the Legislative Assembly.

(b) Any judicial officer, including justices of the peace and municipal judges, except any pro tem judicial officer who does not otherwise serve as a judicial officer.

(c) Any candidate for a public office designated in paragraph (a) or (b) of this subsection.

(d) The Deputy Attorney General.

(e) The Deputy Secretary of State.

(f) The Legislative Administrator, the Legislative Counsel, the Legislative Fiscal Officer, the Legislative Policy and Research Director, the Secretary of the Senate and the Chief Clerk of the House of Representatives.

(g) The president and vice presidents, or their administrative equivalents, in each public university listed in ORS 352.002 (Public universities).

(h) The following state officers:

(A) Adjutant General.

(B) Director of Agriculture.

(C) Manager of State Accident Insurance Fund Corporation.

(D) Water Resources Director.

(E) Director of Department of Environmental Quality.

(F) Director of Oregon Department of Administrative Services.

(G) State Fish and Wildlife Director.

(H) State Forester.

(I) State Geologist.

(J) Director of Human Services.

(K) Director of the Department of Consumer and Business Services.

(L) Director of the Department of State Lands.

(M) State Librarian.

(N) Administrator of Oregon Liquor Control Commission.

(O) Superintendent of State Police.

(P) Director of the Public Employees Retirement System.

(Q) Director of Department of Revenue.

(R) Director of Transportation.

(S) Public Utility Commissioner.

(T) Director of Veterans’ Affairs.

(U) Executive director of Oregon Government Ethics Commission.

(V) Director of the State Department of Energy.

(W) Director and each assistant director of the Oregon State Lottery.

(X) Director of the Department of Corrections.

(Y) Director of the Oregon Department of Aviation.

(Z) Executive director of the Oregon Criminal Justice Commission.

(AA) Director of the Oregon Business Development Department.

(BB) Director of the Office of Emergency Management.

(CC) Director of the Employment Department.

(DD) Chief of staff for the Governor.

(EE) Director of the Housing and Community Services Department.

(FF) State Court Administrator.

(GG) Director of the Department of Land Conservation and Development.

(HH) Board chairperson of the Land Use Board of Appeals.

(II) State Marine Director.

(JJ) Executive director of the Oregon Racing Commission.

(KK) State Parks and Recreation Director.

(LL) Public defense services executive director.

(MM) Chairperson of the Public Employees’ Benefit Board.

(NN) Director of the Department of Public Safety Standards and Training.

(OO) Executive director of the Higher Education Coordinating Commission.

(PP) Executive director of the Oregon Watershed Enhancement Board.

(QQ) Director of the Oregon Youth Authority.

(RR) Director of the Oregon Health Authority.

(SS) Deputy Superintendent of Public Instruction.

(i) The First Partner, the legal counsel, the deputy legal counsel and all policy advisors within the Governor’s office.

(j) Every elected city or county official.

(k) Every member of a city or county planning, zoning or development commission.

(L) The chief executive officer of a city or county who performs the duties of manager or principal administrator of the city or county.

(m) Members of local government boundary commissions formed under ORS 199.410 (Policy) to 199.519 (Effective date of boundary change).

(n) Every member of a governing body of a metropolitan service district and the auditor and executive officer thereof.

(o) Each member of the board of directors of the State Accident Insurance Fund Corporation.

(p) The chief administrative officer and the financial officer of each common and union high school district, education service district and community college district.

(q) Every member of the following state boards and commissions:

(A) Governing board of the State Department of Geology and Mineral Industries.

(B) Oregon Business Development Commission.

(C) State Board of Education.

(D) Environmental Quality Commission.

(E) Fish and Wildlife Commission of the State of Oregon.

(F) State Board of Forestry.

(G) Oregon Government Ethics Commission.

(H) Oregon Health Policy Board.

(I) Oregon Investment Council.

(J) Land Conservation and Development Commission.

(K) Oregon Liquor Control Commission.

(L) Oregon Short Term Fund Board.

(M) State Marine Board.

(N) Mass transit district boards.

(O) Energy Facility Siting Council.

(P) Board of Commissioners of the Port of Portland.

(Q) Employment Relations Board.

(R) Public Employees Retirement Board.

(S) Oregon Racing Commission.

(T) Oregon Transportation Commission.

(U) Water Resources Commission.

(V) Workers’ Compensation Board.

(W) Oregon Facilities Authority.

(X) Oregon State Lottery Commission.

(Y) Pacific Northwest Electric Power and Conservation Planning Council.

(Z) Columbia River Gorge Commission.

(AA) Oregon Health and Science University Board of Directors.

(BB) Capitol Planning Commission.

(CC) Higher Education Coordinating Commission.

(DD) Oregon Growth Board.

(EE) Early Learning Council.

(r) The following officers of the State Treasurer:

(A) Deputy State Treasurer.

(B) Chief of staff for the office of the State Treasurer.

(C) Director of the Investment Division.

(s) Every member of the board of commissioners of a port governed by ORS 777.005 (Definitions for ORS 777.005 to 777.725 and 777.915 to 777.953) to 777.725 (Borrowing money to pay bonus) or 777.915 (Definitions for ORS 777.915 to 777.953) to 777.953 (Annexation).

(t) Every member of the board of directors of an authority created under ORS 441.525 (Definitions for ORS 441.525 to 441.595) to 441.595 (Construction of ORS 441.525 to 441.595).

(u) Every member of a governing board of a public university listed in ORS 352.002 (Public universities).

(v) Every member of the board of directors of an authority created under ORS 465.600 (Definitions for ORS 465.600 to 465.621) to 465.621 (Dissolution).

(2) By April 15 next after the date an appointment takes effect, every appointed public official on a board or commission listed in subsection (1) of this section shall file with the Oregon Government Ethics Commission a statement of economic interest as required under ORS 244.060 (Form of statement of economic interest), 244.070 (Additional statement of economic interest) and 244.090 (Report on association with compensated lobbyist).

(3) By April 15 next after the filing deadline for the primary election, each candidate described in subsection (1) of this section shall file with the commission a statement of economic interest as required under ORS 244.060 (Form of statement of economic interest), 244.070 (Additional statement of economic interest) and 244.090 (Report on association with compensated lobbyist).

(4) Not later than the 40th day before the date of the statewide general election, each candidate described in subsection (1) of this section who will appear on the statewide general election ballot and who was not required to file a statement of economic interest under subsections (1) to (3) of this section shall file with the commission a statement of economic interest as required under ORS 244.060 (Form of statement of economic interest), 244.070 (Additional statement of economic interest) and 244.090 (Report on association with compensated lobbyist).

(5) Subsections (1) to (3) of this section apply only to persons who are incumbent, elected or appointed public officials as of April 15 and to persons who are candidates on April 15.

(6) If a statement required to be filed under this section has not been received by the commission within five days after the date the statement is due, the commission shall notify the public official or candidate and give the public official or candidate not less than 15 days to comply with the requirements of this section. If the public official or candidate fails to comply by the date set by the commission, the commission may impose a civil penalty as provided in ORS 244.350 (Civil penalties). [1974 c.72 §§4,4a; 1975 c.543 §3; 1977 c.588 §3; 1977 c.751 §16; 1979 c.374 §5; 1979 c.666 §6; 1979 c.697 §1; 1979 c.736 §1; 1979 c.829 §9b; 1987 c.373 §26; 1987 c.414 §148; 1987 c.566 §10; 1991 c.73 §2; 1991 c.160 §1; 1991 c.163 §1; 1991 c.470 §13; 1991 c.614 §2; 1993 c.500 §10; 1993 c.743 §11; 1995 c.79 §87; 1995 c.712 §94; 1997 c.652 §16; 1997 c.833 §22; 1999 c.59 §62; 1999 c.291 §28; 2001 c.104 §77; 2003 c.214 §1; 2003 c.784 §13; 2005 c.157 §6; 2005 c.217 §23; 2005 c.777 §14; 2007 c.813 §2; 2007 c.865 §17; 2007 c.877 §13; 2009 c.68 §5; 2009 c.595 §192; 2009 c.896 §10; 2011 c.68 §4; 2011 c.637 §§81,81a; 2011 c.731 §9; 2012 c.90 §§9,9a,29; 2013 c.296 §§15,16; 2013 c.732 §6; 2013 c.747 §§31,32; 2013 c.768 §118; 2015 c.233 §§1,2; 2015 c.620 §3; 2015 c.631 §12; 2015 c.767 §71; 2016 c.88 §10; 2017 c.64 §§1,2; 2017 c.384 §§4,5]

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/­ors/­ors244.­html (2017) (last ac­cessed Mar. 30, 2018).
 
2 Legislative Counsel Committee, Annotations to the Oregon Revised Stat­utes, Cumulative Supplement - 2017, Chapter 244, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ano244.­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.