2017 ORS 244.162¹
Information provided to persons required to file statement of economic interest

(1) A person designated by a public body as defined in ORS 174.109 (“Public body” defined) shall provide information explaining the requirements of ORS 244.050 (Persons required to file statement of economic interest), 244.060 (Form of statement of economic interest), 244.070 (Additional statement of economic interest) and 244.090 (Report on association with compensated lobbyist) to each newly elected or appointed public official serving the public body who is required to file a verified statement of economic interest under ORS 244.050 (Persons required to file statement of economic interest). The information must be received by the public official either at the first meeting attended by the public official or before the public official takes the oath of office, whichever occurs first.

(2) At the time of fulfilling duties under subsection (1) of this section, the person designated by the public body shall provide to each newly elected or appointed public official serving the public body a copy of the statements and explanation provided to the public body under subsection (3) of this section.

(3) The Oregon Government Ethics Commission shall provide copies of the statements described in 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) and an explanation of the requirements of the law relating to the statements to each public body that is served by a public official who is required to file a statement described in ORS 244.060 (Form of statement of economic interest), 244.070 (Additional statement of economic interest) or 244.090 (Report on association with compensated lobbyist).

(4) A newly elected or appointed public official serving a public body who is not informed of the filing requirements under ORS 244.050 (Persons required to file statement of economic interest), 244.060 (Form of statement of economic interest), 244.070 (Additional statement of economic interest) and 244.090 (Report on association with compensated lobbyist) and provided with a copy of the statements and explanation as required under this section before attending the first meeting or taking the oath of office may resign that office within 90 days thereafter or before the next date specified in ORS 244.050 (Persons required to file statement of economic interest) for the filing of a statement, whichever is later, without filing a verified statement of economic interest and without incurring a sanction or penalty that might otherwise be imposed for not filing. [Formerly 244.195]

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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.