Government Ethics

ORS 244.221
Disposition of moneys in terminated fund

  • distribution of award of attorney fees, costs or money judgment


Not later than 30 days after a legal expense trust fund is terminated, the trustee of the fund shall return any moneys remaining in the fund to contributors to the fund on a pro rata basis.


If the legal proceeding for which the trust fund was established results in an award of attorney fees, costs or any other money judgment award to or in favor of the public official, amounts awarded shall be distributed in the following order:


To pay outstanding legal expenses;


To contributors to the trust fund on a pro rata basis; and


To the public official or, if required by the trust agreement, to an organization exempt from taxation under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. [2007 c.877 §37]


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Mar. 11, 2023