Attorney General

ORS 180.805
Prohibited involvement of public bodies in federal immigration law enforcement


Except as required by state or federal law, a public body may not disclose, for the purpose of enforcement of federal immigration laws, the following information concerning any person, whether current or otherwise:


The person’s address;


The person’s workplace or hours of work;


The person’s school or school hours;


The person’s contact information, including telephone number, electronic mail address or social media account information;


The identity of known associates or relatives of the person;


The date, time or location of the person’s hearings, proceedings or appointments with the public body that are not matters of public record; or


Information described in paragraphs (a) through (f) of this subsection with respect to known relatives or associates of the person.


Except as required by state or federal law, or as necessary to determine eligibility for a benefit a person is seeking, a public body may not inquire about or request information concerning a person’s citizenship or immigration status.


(a) If a public body collects information concerning a person’s citizenship or immigration status, the public body may decline to disclose the information unless disclosure is required by:


State or federal law;


A court order; or


A warrant authorized by a court.


Nothing in this subsection:


Prevents a person from obtaining records about the person or the person’s dependents from a public body; or


Authorizes a public body to withhold aggregated information that is not personally identifiable.


A public body shall, within six months of August 15, 2017, and every year thereafter, review the public body’s confidentiality policies to ensure that the public body treats information concerning a person’s citizenship or immigration status, and information described in subsection (1) of this section, in a manner consistent with this section and ORS 180.810 (Model confidentiality policy).


Nothing in this section prohibits any public body from complying with a federal immigration authority as required by federal law.


As used in this section:


“Federal immigration authority” means the United States Department of Homeland Security, the United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement, the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services or a successor agency, any other federal immigration agency or official, or any other entity to which a federal immigration agency delegates or assigns the authority to detect, investigate or enforce violations of immigration law.


“Information concerning a person’s citizenship or immigration status” means information about whether a person is a citizen of the United States or has lawful authority to be present in the United States, either through a visa, a green card or another official documentation. The term does not include information consisting of a person’s address, location, contact information, relatives, associates or other information that could lead to the detection or apprehension of the person.


“Public body” has the meaning given that term in ORS 174.109 (“Public body” defined).


“Social media” has the meaning given that term in ORS 659A.330 (Employee social media account privacy). [2017 c.724 §1]
Note: 180.805 (Prohibited involvement of public bodies in federal immigration law enforcement) and 180.810 (Model confidentiality policy) were enacted into law by the Legislative Assembly but were not added to or made a part of ORS chapter 180 or any series therein by legislative action. See Preface to Oregon Revised Statutes for further explanation.
Chapter 180

Notes of Decisions

State Accident Insurance Fund Corporation is subject to the provisions of this chapter relating to legal representation. Frohnmayer v. SAIF, 61 Or App 147, 655 P2d 1098 (1982), aff'd 294 Or 570, 660 P2d 1061 (1983)

Atty. Gen. Opinions

Legal business of Oregon Medical Insurance Pool is not part of state's legal affairs and Attorney General may not provide advice or legal assistance to pool or its board of directors except at request of state officer or agency, (1989) Vol 46, p 155


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