Offenses Against the State and Public Justice

ORS 162.005
Definitions for ORS 162.005 to 162.425

As used in ORS 162.005 (Definitions for ORS 162.005 to 162.425) to 162.425 (Misuse of confidential information), unless the context requires otherwise:


“Pecuniary benefit” means gain or advantage to the beneficiary or to a third person pursuant to the desire or consent of the beneficiary, in the form of money, property, commercial interests or economic gain, but does not include a political campaign contribution reported in accordance with ORS chapter 260.


“Public servant” means:


A public official as defined in ORS 244.020 (Definitions);


A person serving as an advisor, consultant or assistant at the request or direction of the state, any political subdivision thereof or of any governmental instrumentality within the state;


A person nominated, elected or appointed to become a public servant, although not yet occupying the position; and


Jurors. [1971 c.743 §178; 2007 c.865 §22]
Chapter 162

Law Review Citations

51 OLR 427-637 (1972)


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