2015 ORS 244.390¹
Status of penalties and sanctions
  • consideration of other penalties imposed

(1) A penalty or sanction imposed by the Oregon Government Ethics Commission under this chapter is in addition to and not in lieu of any other penalty or sanction that may be imposed according to law.

(2) Before making a finding that there is cause to undertake an investigation under ORS 244.260 (Complaint and adjudicatory process) and before imposing a civil penalty under ORS 244.350 (Civil penalties) or 244.360 (Additional civil penalty equal to twice amount of financial benefit), the commission shall consider the public interest and any other penalty or sanction that has been or may be imposed on the public official as a result of the same conduct that is the subject of action by the commission under ORS 244.260 (Complaint and adjudicatory process).

(3) Nothing in this chapter is intended to affect:

(a) Any statute requiring disclosure of economic interest by any public official or candidate.

(b) Any statute prohibiting or authorizing specific conduct on the part of any public official or candidate. [1974 c.72 §25; 2007 c.865 §2; 2007 c.877 §39a; 2009 c.68 §23]

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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 (2015) (last ac­cessed Jul. 16, 2016).
2 Legislative Counsel Committee, Annotations to the Oregon Revised Stat­utes, Cumulative Supplement - 2015, Chapter 244, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ano244.­html (2015) (last ac­cessed Jul. 16, 2016).
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.