ORS 260.045¹
Contributions received from out-of-state political committees
  • request for statement or affidavit

(1) If a candidate or treasurer receives a contribution of more than $100 from a political committee not in this state, the candidate or treasurer shall file the following if required under subsection (2) of this section:

(a) A written statement of the name, occupation and address of each person, or the name, address and primary nature of each political committee, who contributed more than $100 of the contribution. The statement shall be certified as true by an officer of the contributing political committee. As used in this paragraph, "address" includes street number and name, rural route number or post-office box, and city and state; or

(b) An affidavit that to the best of the candidate’s or treasurer’s knowledge and belief the contributing political committee will not make contributions to candidates and treasurers in this state that exceed two-thirds, in total amount, of all contributions made by it in this state and elsewhere during the calendar year for which the statement is filed. The affidavit shall be filed at the same time the statement is filed regarding the contribution.

(2) The statement or affidavit described in subsection (1) of this section shall be filed if:

(a) Requested by the Secretary of State; or

(b) The Secretary of State receives a request for the filing from any person made not later than six months after the deadline for filing a statement under ORS 260.057 (Electronic campaign finance filing system) or 260.118 (Treasurer and statement of organization for initiative, referendum or recall petition), if a candidate or treasurer files a statement reporting a contribution received from a political committee not in this state.

(3) If requested under subsection (2) of this section, the statement or affidavit described in subsection (1) of this section shall be filed not later than 10 business days after a candidate or treasurer receives a request from the Secretary of State. [1971 c.749 §4; 1973 c.744 §5; 1975 c.675 §32; 1979 c.190 §346; 1981 c.234 §9; 1991 c.258 §2; 1991 c.719 §13; 1993 c.493 §105; 1999 c.999 §9; 2001 c.732 §7; 2001 c.965 §61; 2003 c.542 §11; 2005 c.797 §8; 2005 c.809 §§29,29a; 2007 c.848 §14]

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/­Archive/­2007ors260.­pdf (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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