Examination and investigation of statements by filing officers
- • review of statements of candidates for state office
- • documentation of transactions
(1) For statements filed during each calendar year, each filing officer shall examine each statement filed with the filing officer under ORS 260.044 (Statement of independent expenditures) (1), 260.057 (Electronic campaign finance filing system), 260.083 (Contents of statements), 260.102 (Statements of persons reducing expenditure deficit), 260.112 (Filing of certificate by candidate or treasurer of political committee who expects neither contributions nor expenditures to exceed $2,000) or 260.118 (Treasurer and statement of organization for initiative, referendum or recall petition) (4) to determine whether the statement is sufficient. The filing officer shall examine statements under this section not later than 90 days after the end of each calendar quarter for statements filed during the previous calendar quarter.
(2) The filing officer may require any person to answer in writing and upon oath or affirmation before a judge, justice of the peace, county clerk or notary public any question within the knowledge of that person concerning the source of any contribution. The filing officer shall advise the person of the penalty for failure to answer.
(3)(a) For statements filed during each calendar year, in addition to the requirements of ORS 260.205 (Inspection of statements) and this section, the Secretary of State shall review statements filed with the secretary under ORS 260.057 (Electronic campaign finance filing system) by the principal campaign committees of all candidates for nomination or election to state office. For each review, the secretary shall require a candidate or treasurer of a political committee to provide documentation of not more than eight transactions.
(b) The secretary shall review statements under this subsection on a quarterly basis.
(c) As used in this subsection, "state office" does not include the office of judge or district attorney. [1971 c.749 §19; 1973 c.744 §19; 1979 c.190 §358; 1981 c.142 §7; 1983 c.71 §7; 1993 c.493 §74; 1995 c.712 §78; 1999 c.999 §14; 2003 c.542 §17; 2005 c.809 §§39,39a; 2007 c.848 §15]
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