ORS 260.043¹
Exemptions for candidate who expects neither contributions nor expenditures to exceed $300

(1) A candidate who serves as the candidate’s own treasurer and who expects neither the aggregate contributions to be received nor the aggregate expenditures to be made by or on behalf of the candidate to exceed $300 in total amount during a calendar year is not required to:

(a) File a statement of organization under ORS 260.039 (Statement of organization of candidate or principal campaign committee);

(b) Establish a single exclusive campaign account under ORS 260.054 (Campaign account); or

(c) File statements under ORS 260.057 (Electronic campaign finance filing system).

(2) A candidate described in subsection (1) of this section must keep contribution and expenditure records for the previous 24 months.

(3) If at any time following the filing of a nominating petition, declaration of candidacy or certificate of nomination and during the calendar year either the aggregate contributions or aggregate expenditures exceed $300, the candidate shall do all of the following:

(a) File a statement of organization under ORS 260.039 (Statement of organization of candidate or principal campaign committee).

(b) Establish a single exclusive campaign account as required under ORS 260.054 (Campaign account).

(c) File a statement under ORS 260.057 (Electronic campaign finance filing system) showing all contributions received and expenditures made. The statement shall be filed not later than seven calendar days after aggregate contributions or aggregate expenditures exceed $300 during a calendar year.

(d) If necessary, file additional statements under ORS 260.057 (Electronic campaign finance filing system).

(4) This section does not apply to candidates for federal office. [1999 c.999 §6; 2005 c.809 §§6,24]

Notes of Decisions

Disclosure require­ments, specifically with respect to third parties, do not infringe on right to associate for po­lit­i­cal purposes and are constitu­tional. Oregon Socialist Workers v. Paulus, 432 F Supp 1255 (1977)

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Notes of Decisions

Challenge to ballot title on basis it did not conform to ORS 310.315 is within jurisdic­tion of Tax Court. Gugler v. Baker School Dist. 5-J, 12 OTR 162 (1992)

Atty. Gen. Opinions

Applica­tion to committee collecting contribu­tions to es­tab­lish fund to defray elected official's expenses incurred in performing po­lit­i­cal func­tions of office, (1980) Vol 40, p 11; preemp­tion by federal law of campaign financing with respect to federal candidates, (1981) Vol 41, p 420

Law Review Cita­tions

50 OLR 299-321 (1971); 55 OLR 253-266 (1976)

1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 260—Campaign Finance Regulation; Election Offenses, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­260.­html (2007) (last ac­cessed Feb. 12, 2009).
 
2 Legislative Counsel Committee, Annotations to the Oregon Revised Stat­utes, Cumulative Supplement - 2007, Chapter 260, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­260ano.­htm (2007) (last ac­cessed Feb. 12, 2009).
 
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