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ORS 192.685
Additional enforcement of alleged violations of ORS 192.660


(1)

Notwithstanding ORS 192.680 (Enforcement of ORS 192.610 to 192.690), complaints of violations of ORS 192.660 (Executive sessions permitted on certain matters) alleged to have been committed by public officials may be made to the Oregon Government Ethics Commission for review and investigation as provided by ORS 244.260 (Complaint and adjudicatory process) and for possible imposition of civil penalties as provided by ORS 244.350 (Civil penalties).

(2)

The commission may interview witnesses, review minutes and other records and may obtain and consider any other information pertaining to executive sessions of the governing body of a public body for purposes of determining whether a violation of ORS 192.660 (Executive sessions permitted on certain matters) occurred. Information related to an executive session conducted for a purpose authorized by ORS 192.660 (Executive sessions permitted on certain matters) shall be made available to the Oregon Government Ethics Commission for its investigation but shall be excluded from public disclosure.

(3)

If the commission chooses not to pursue a complaint of a violation brought under subsection (1) of this section at any time before conclusion of a contested case hearing, the public official against whom the complaint was brought may be entitled to reimbursement of reasonable costs and attorney fees by the public body to which the official’s governing body has authority to make recommendations or for which the official’s governing body has authority to make decisions. [1993 c.743 §28]
§§ 192.610 to 192.690

Notes of Decisions

A retained labor negotiator is neither a member of a public body nor a governing body, and ORS 192.610 to 192.690 therefore have no applicability to negotiations conducted by a retained negotiator. Southwestern Oregon Publishing Co. v. Southwestern Oregon Community College Dist., 28 Or App 383, 559 P2d 1289 (1977), Sup Ct review denied

Atty. Gen. Opinions

Secret ballot under "Public Meeting Law," (1974) Vol 37, p 183; quality of openness in public meetings of public governing bodies, (1976) Vol 38, p 50; information-gathering sessions as public meetings, (1977) Vol 38, p 1471; Home-rule cities and counties as subject to Public Meetings Law, (1980) Vol 41, p 28; Deliberation of Land Use Board of Appeals following hearings as subject to Public Meetings Law, (1980) Vol 41, p 218; Application of Public Meeting Law to meeting of Multnomah County Committee for Indigent Defense Certification, (1981) Vol 41, p 417; Discussion of salaries of public body in executive session, (1982) Vol. 42, p 362; Student government committees recommending fee assessments and allocations as subject to Public Meetings Law, (1984) Vol 44, p 69; Oregon Medical Insurance Pool is fundamentally private-sector body, under virtually total private control, created by state to fulfill public purpose and is not state agency or public corporation subject to

Public Meetings Law, (1989) Vol 46, P 155

Law Review Citations

53 OLR 339-354 (1974); 55 OLR 519-536 (1976)

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Atty. Gen. Opinions

Attorney General's Public Meetings and Records Manual, (1973) Vol 36, p 543; public meetings and records manual, (1976) Vol 37, p 1087; prohibition on disclosing marriage records, (1998) Vol 49, p 21


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