Government Ethics

ORS 244.042
Honoraria


(1)

Except as provided in subsections (3) and (4) of this section, a public official may not solicit or receive, whether directly or indirectly, honoraria for the public official or any member of the household of the public official if the honoraria are solicited or received in connection with the official duties of the public official.

(2)

Except as provided in subsection (3) of this section, a candidate may not solicit or receive, whether directly or indirectly, honoraria for the candidate or any member of the household of the candidate if the honoraria are solicited or received in connection with the official duties of the public office for which the person is a candidate.

(3)

Except as provided in subsection (4) of this section, this section does not prohibit:

(a)

The solicitation or receipt of an honorarium or a certificate, plaque, commemorative token or other item with a value of $50 or less; or

(b)

The solicitation or receipt of an honorarium for services performed in relation to the private profession, occupation, avocation or expertise of the public official or candidate.

(4)

(a) The Governor, First Partner, Secretary of State, State Treasurer, Attorney General and Commissioner of the Bureau of Labor and Industries may not solicit or receive an honorarium, money or any other consideration, as defined in ORS 171.725 (Definitions for ORS 171.725 to 171.785), for any speaking engagement or presentation.

(b)

This subsection does not prevent a public official listed in paragraph (a) of this subsection from receiving any food, beverage, travel or lodging expenses otherwise authorized by this chapter for a speaking engagement or presentation. [2007 c.877 §24; 2009 c.68 §21; 2015 c.620 §2]

Notes of Decisions

Restriction on receipt of honoraria does not violate Article I, section 8 of the Oregon Constitution. 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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Jun. 26, 2021