Government Ethics

ORS 244.215
Fund account


A trustee of a legal expense trust fund shall establish a single exclusive account in a financial institution, as defined in ORS 706.008 (Additional definitions for Bank Act). The financial institution must be located in this state and must ordinarily conduct business with the general public in this state.


The trustee shall maintain the account in the name of the trust fund.


All expenditures made by the trustee shall be drawn from the account and:


Issued on a check signed by the trustee; or


Paid using a debit card or other form of electronic transaction.


A contribution received by a trustee shall be deposited into the account not later than seven calendar days after the date the contribution is received. This subsection does not apply to in-kind contributions received.


This section does not prohibit the transfer of any amount deposited in the account into a certificate of deposit, stock fund or other investment instrument.


The account may not include any public or private moneys or any moneys of any other person, other than contributions received by the trustee.


A trustee shall retain a copy of each financial institution account statement from the account described in this section for not less than two years after the date the statement is issued by the financial institution. [2007 c.877 §34]
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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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