ORS 292.495¹
Compensation and expenses of members of state boards and commissions

(1) Subject to the availability of funds therefor in the budget of the state board or commission, and except as otherwise provided by law, any member of a state board or commission, other than a member who is employed in full-time public service, who is authorized by law to receive compensation for time spent in performance of official duties, shall receive a payment of $30 for each day or portion thereof during which the member is actually engaged in the performance of official duties.

(2) Except as otherwise provided by law, all members of state boards and commissions, including those employed in full-time public service, may receive actual and necessary travel or other expenses actually incurred in the performance of their official duties within the limits provided by law or by the Oregon Department of Administrative Services under ORS 292.210 (Definitions for ORS 292.210 to 292.230) to 292.250 (Reimbursement for use of privately owned motor vehicle on official business).

(3) As used in subsection (2) of this section, “other expenses” includes expenses incurred by a member of a state board or commission in employing a substitute to perform duties, including personal, normally performed by the member which the member is unable to perform because of the performance of official duties and which by the nature of such duties cannot be delayed without risk to health or safety. No member shall be reimbursed for expenses incurred in employing a substitute in excess of $25 per day. [1969 c.314 §1; 1973 c.224 §2; 1975 c.441 §1; 1979 c.616 §1]

Atty. Gen. Opinions

Pay­ment of expenses of members of the Governor’s Task Force on Medical Malpractice, (1976) Vol 37, p 1319; expenses incurred by a state legislator as an appointee of the Governor’s Committee on Aging, (1976) Vol 37, p 1475; pay­ment of expenses of advisory committees created by statute, by Executive Order, and by state agency, (1977) Vol 38, p 871; recovery of erroneous per diem pay­ments to members of Travel Informa­tion Council, (1977) Vol 38, p 1484; federal social security with­hold­ing taxes with respect to public members of Oregon Invest­ment Council and public members of Municipal Debt Advisory Commission, (1978) Vol 38, p 2117; performance of official duties by chairper­son of Oregon Invest­ment Council when working on council business outside of council meetings, (1979) Vol 40, p 22; meaning of “por­tion thereof” in rela­tion to per diem alloca­tion, (1979) Vol 40, p 22; reimburse­ment for expenses directly related to performance of official duties by any board or

Commission Member, (1979) Vol 40, P 22

1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 292—Salaries and Expenses of State Officers and Employees, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ors292.­html (2019) (last ac­cessed May 16, 2020).
2 Legislative Counsel Committee, Annotations to the Oregon Revised Stat­utes, Cumulative Supplement - 2019, Chapter 292, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ano292.­html (2019) (last ac­cessed May 16, 2020).
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