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Laws & Rules


The agency's jurisdiction covers Oregon Government Ethics law, Lobby Regulation law and the Executive Session provisions of Public Meetings law.  The sections below provide additional information as well as lists each of the areas in which the Commission has jurisdiction.

ORS Chapter 244


Oregon Procedural Rules: Guidelines on Sanctions

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

Guidelines on Sanctions:

ORS Chapter 192.660 and 192.685: Executive Session provisions of Oregon Public Meetings Law

The Commission has jurisdiction over the Executive Session provisions of Oregon Public Meetings law.  These provisions cover the reasons and requirements for a governing/public body to enter into an Executive Session.

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  represented by the lobbyists, referred to as "Client/Employers", must also file quarterly reports disclosing expenditures.

Oregon Administrative Rules Chapter 199

The purpose of the rules adopted by the Oregon Government Ethics Commission is to provide guidance in the understanding of the provisions under the Commissions jurisdiction.

 Oregon Administrative Rules (OAR) Chapter 199:


Additional Reference

Use the link below to access the most current version of the Attorney General's Public Records and Meetings Manual issued by the Oregon Department of Justice.

Attorney General's Public Records and Meetings Information & Manual



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