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Lobby Laws and Administrative Rules

ORS 171.725 - 171.785; 171.992: Lobbying Regulation Law 

Oregon Lobby Law requires most lobbyists to register and file quarterly reports of their expenditures. In addition, the organizations the lobbyists represent, referred to as "Client/Employers", must also file quarterly reports disclosing their expenditures.

Oregon Lobby law found in ORS Chapter 171:

  • Defines "Lobbying"

  • Requires lobbyists to register

  • Requires lobbyist and the entities they represent to file quarterly expenditure reports

  • Determines when quarterly expenditure reports are due

  • Specifies prohibited conduct, such as contingency lobbying

Oregon Administrative Rules Chapter 199

The purpose of the rules adopted by the Oregon Government Ethics Commission (Commission) is to provide guidance for understanding of the provisions under the Commission's jurisdiction.

Oregon Administrative Rules (OAR) Chapter 199:

ORS Chapter 244: Oregon Government Ethics Law

The Oregon Government Ethics Law applies to all public official in Oregon including members of the state legislature, employees of state agencies.

ORS Chapter 244

  • Prohibited Use of Office
  • Conflicts of Interest
  • Gifts
  • Honoraium
  • Nepotism

Procedural Rules: Guidelines on Sanctions

The Commission has a variety of sanctions available after making a finding that a violation occurred.  Sanctions issued range from letters of reprimand to civil penalties and forfeitures.  

Guidelines on Sanctions