SB1103 bans state politicians from moonlighting

By Taxpayers Association of Oregon

State Senator Mark Meek has created a bill to deal with the fallout over Oregon’s Secretary of State having two moonlighting jobs outside of her job as a a Statewide office holder. The Bill, SB 1103, reads “Prohibits individual who is serving as Governor, Secretary of State, State Treasurer, Attorney General or Commissioner of Bureau of Labor and Industries from holding controlling interest in business or receiving money or other consideration for being otherwise employed as employee or hired as independent contractor during period in which individual holds relevant public office.”

The fact that the then-serving Secretary of State, Shemia Fagan, took $10,000/month consulting job from a marijuana business while auditing the marijuana industry led to a stark conflict of interest and her resignation.   Willamette Week has more commentary on this bill.