2017 ORS 656.716¹
Board members not to engage in political or business activity that interferes with duties as board member
  • oath and bond required

(1) No member of the Workers’ Compensation Board shall hold any other office or position of profit or pursue any other business or vocation or serve on or under any committee of any political party, but shall devote the entire time to the duties of the office of the member.

(2) Before entering on the duties of office, each member shall take and subscribe to an oath or affirmation:

(a) That the member will support the Constitutions of the United States and of this state and faithfully and honestly discharge the duties of the office.

(b) That the member does not hold any other office or position of profit that will interfere with the ability of the member to fully perform the duties of the member’s position with the board.

(c) That the member is not pursuing and will not pursue, while a member, any other calling or vocation that will interfere with the ability of the member to fully perform the duties of the member’s position with the board.

(d) That the member does not hold and while a member will not hold a position under any political party.

(3) The oath or affirmation shall be filed in the office of the Secretary of State.

(4) Each of the members of the board shall also, before entering upon the duties of office, execute a bond payable to the State of Oregon, in the penal sum of $10,000, with sureties to be approved by the Governor, conditioned for the faithful discharge of the duties of office. The bond, when so executed and approved, shall be filed in the office of the Secretary of State. [Formerly 656.408; 1977 c.804 §27; 1987 c.373 §41; 1999 c.1020 §4]

Law Review Cita­tions

55 OLR 432-445 (1976); 16 WLR 519 (1979); 22 WLR 559 (1986)

Chapter 656

Notes of Decisions

Party having af­firm­a­tive of any issue must prove it by preponderance of evidence unless legislature fixes some different quantum of proof. Hutcheson v. Weyerhaeuser Co., 288 Or 51, 602 P2d 268 (1979)

Amend­ments to existing statutes and enact­ment of addi­tional statutes by 1995 legisla­tion generally apply to pending cases and to orders still ap­pealable on June 7, 1995, effective date. Volk v. America West Air­lines, 135 Or App 565, 899 P2d 746 (1995), Sup Ct review denied

Amend­ments to existing statutes and enact­ment of addi­tional statutes by 1995 legisla­tion do not extend or shorten procedural time limita­tions with regard to ac­tions taken prior to June 7, 1995, effective date. Motel 6 v. McMasters, 135 Or App 583, 899 P2d 1212 (1995)

Atty. Gen. Opinions

Benefit unavailability for inmates engaged in prison work programs, (1996) Vol 48, p 134

Law Review Cita­tions

24 WLR 321, 341 (1988); 32 WLR 217 (1996)

1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 656—Workers’ Compensation, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ors656.­html (2017) (last ac­cessed Mar. 30, 2018).
 
2 Legislative Counsel Committee, Annotations to the Oregon Revised Stat­utes, Cumulative Supplement - 2017, Chapter 656, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ano656.­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.