Government Ethics

ORS 244.025
Gift limit


(1)

During a calendar year, a public official, a candidate or a relative or member of the household of the public official or candidate may not solicit or receive, directly or indirectly, any gift or gifts with an aggregate value in excess of $50 from any single source that could reasonably be known to have a legislative or administrative interest.

(2)

During a calendar year, a person who has a legislative or administrative interest may not offer to the public official or a relative or member of the household of the public official any gift or gifts with an aggregate value in excess of $50.

(3)

During a calendar year, a person who has a legislative or administrative interest may not offer to the candidate or a relative or member of the household of the candidate any gift or gifts with an aggregate value in excess of $50.

(4)

This section does not apply to public officials subject to the Oregon Code of Judicial Conduct. [2007 c.877 §18; 2009 c.68 §3]

Notes of Decisions

Restriction on receipt of gifts does not violate Article I, section 8 of the Oregon Constitution. Vannatta v. Oregon Government Ethics Commission, 347 Or 449, 222 P3d 1077 (2009)

Restrictions on offering gifts impermissibly violate Article I, section 8 of the Oregon Constitution and are void. Vannatta v. Oregon Government Ethics Commission, 347 Or 449, 222 P3d 1077 (2009)

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Notes of Decisions

Statutory scheme of this chapter is not unconstitutionally vague. Davidson v. Oregon Government Ethics Commission, 300 Or 415, 712 P2d 87 (1985)

Atty. Gen. Opinions

Simultaneous membership in church and local governing body as constituting potential conflict of interest, (1981) Vol 41, p 490; contractors that perform services for government as "public officials" subject to ethics law, (1990) Vol 46, p 350

Law Review Citations

19 WLR 701 (1983)


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