(1)Contested case rules apply whenever the Secretary of State may impose a civil penalty and a hearing is conducted pursuant to ORS 260.232 (Civil penalty for failure to file statement or to include required information), ORS 260.285 (Civil penalty for failure to file donor identification list or to include required information), or ORS 260.995 (Civil penalties).
(2)The Secretary of State may designate, in writing, employees of the agency or any other persons to conduct hearings under these rules.
(3)The person or persons against whom a penalty may be assessed is the party in the contested case hearing. Other persons may attend the hearing and may appear as witnesses if called by a party, but will not be considered to be parties in the contested case.
(4)“Person” means an individual, corporation, limited liability company, labor organization, association, firm, partnership, joint stock company, club, organization, covered organization, authorized representative, or a combination of individuals having collective capacity.
Rule 165-001-0010 — Contested Cases,