OR – Columbia County

Columbia County, OR

Effective Date

February 2, 2009

Employers Impacted

If implemented, the Measure would require all county employers to use E-Verify and would make it illegal for any employer in Columbia County to knowingly or intentionally hire unauthorized aliens. The Measure sets out a system of penalties and procedures for enforcement.

Penalties for Non-Compliance

First violation – $10,000 fine.

Second violation – Columbia County Board of Commissioners must seek to revoke the employer’s business licenses and permits.

Other Data: 
Jan. 30, 2009 Columbia County Circuit Court granted a preliminary injunction that prevented Measure 5-190 from taking effect on February 2, 2009. The injunction will prevent Columbia County from enforcing Measure 5-190 until a final decision is reached.