1. In Oregon, the Oregon Government Ethics Commission, or OGEC, enforces the government ethics laws.

A) True

B) False

2. Who has the right to inspect public records?

A) Registered voters who participated in the last election.

B) Those people who have vested interest in the records being requested.

C) Anyone who is elected to public office.

D) Every person.

3. While Oregon Government Ethics Law defines what is and isn’t permissible for public officials, there are no penalties for the violation of this law.

A) True

B) False

4. Ethics laws in Oregon only apply to employees who have the word “official” in their title.

A) True

B) False

5. Ethics laws in Oregon forbid two or more relatives from being employed at the same public agency.

A) True

B) False

6. Which of the following is a “governing body?”

A) A local school board

B) A city council

C) A county board of commissioners

D) All of the above

7. Which of the following is NOT a valid reason for calling an Executive Session?

A) A city council wants to discuss the security concerns of a shipment of hazardous material that will be passing through the city limits.

B) The governing body of a local water district wants to discuss a funding issue for a new initiative and feels like the matter will cause too much public controversy.

C) A county board of commissioners wants to discuss the upcoming meetings between the county's labor negotiator and the union that represents the county's workers.

D) A fire district's board of commissioners wants to discuss a citizen's complaint against the fire district's chief.

8. In Oregon law, there is a $50 limit for gifts that involve a legislative or administrative interest.

A) True

B) False

9. A gift from a supervisor to an employee is permissible under Oregon law.

A) True

B) False

10. An employee is on the hiring committee for a new assistant position. His sister applies for the job and he does not notify anyone of this. The employee violated ethics laws.

A) True

B) False

11. Potential and actual conflicts of interest are treated the same by Oregon Government Ethics Law.

A) True

B) False

12. Which of the following is NOT a public meeting?

A) All of the members of a governing body attend a football game together but do not discuss any business.

B) Four of the five members of a governing body are at a fundraiser and discuss their positions concerning an upcoming meeting topic.

C) The governing body meets for breakfast before a scheduled meeting to determine how they will vote on an issue.

D) Two of the three members of a governing body have a chance meeting at a store and work out a compromise on the annual budget.

13. The only legal way for a governing body to exclude the public is to hold an Executive Session.

A) True

B) False

14. Members of governing bodies may be sued for violations of Public Meetings Law in some cases.

A) True

B) False

15. Who enforces Oregon ethics laws?

A) The Attorney General’s office

B) The Governor’s office

C) The Oregon Government Ethics Commission

D) The Oregon State Police

16. What kinds of conflicts of interest are covered by Oregon ethics law?

A) Potential and Actual

B) Implied and Inferred

C) Practical and Perceived

D) All of the above

17. In addition to being able to attend most public meetings, Oregon law gives citizens the right to voice their opinion at these meetings.

A) True

B) False

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