Campaign Finance Regulation

ORS 260.413
Prohibition on committee providing consideration in connection with nondisclosure agreement relating to workplace harassment


In addition to the requirements set forth in ORS 260.407 (Use of contributed amounts for certain purposes), a political committee or petition committee may not provide any form of consideration in connection with a nondisclosure agreement relating to workplace harassment.


As used in this section:


“Consideration in connection with a nondisclosure agreement” includes any form of consideration provided in exchange for the silence of an individual on issues relating to workplace harassment, including but not limited to:




Stock, personal property or other items with a resale value;


Severance pay or benefits for an individual who resigned or was fired from a place of employment without cause;


The promise of a positive reference or assistance in obtaining future employment in a position in which the individual’s salary is paid for with public moneys;


The promise of a bonus payment of moneys in addition to the individual’s salary;


Alternative work arrangements that have the effect of reducing the amount of work required to be performed by the individual, or of removing the individual from the workplace; or


Any agreement that terminates the employment of the individual and includes a waiver of past or future claims against the holder of public office, the public body or any public employee.


“Workplace harassment” means conduct that constitutes discrimination prohibited by ORS 659A.030 (Discrimination because of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, marital status, age or expunged juvenile record prohibited), including conduct that constitutes sexual assault as defined in ORS 181A.323 (Definitions for ORS 181A.323 to 181A.328). [2019 c.462 §5]
Chapter 260

Atty. Gen. Opinions

Application to committee collecting contributions to establish fund to defray elected official's expenses incurred in performing political functions of office, (1980) Vol 40, p 11; preemption by federal law of campaign financing with respect to federal candidates, (1981) Vol 41, p 420

Law Review Citations

50 OLR 299-321 (1971); 55 OLR 253-266 (1976)


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