2015 ORS 250.065¹
Preparation of ballot titles for certain state measures

(1) When a prospective petition for a state measure to be referred is filed with the Secretary of State, the secretary shall authorize the circulation of the petition using the final measure summary of the latest version of the printed, engrossed measure in lieu of the ballot title. On the next business day after the referendum petition has been filed containing the required number of verified signatures, the Secretary of State shall send two copies of the prospective petition to the Attorney General.

(2) When an approved prospective petition for a state measure to be initiated is filed with the Secretary of State, the secretary immediately shall send two copies of it to the Attorney General.

(3) Not later than the fifth business day after receiving the copies of the prospective petition for a state measure to be initiated, the Attorney General shall provide a draft ballot title for the state measure to be initiated and return one copy of the prospective petition and the ballot title to the Secretary of State.

(4) Not later than the 10th business day after receiving the copies of the prospective petition for a state measure to be referred, the Attorney General shall provide a draft ballot title for the state measure to be referred and return one copy of the prospective petition and the draft ballot title to the Secretary of State. [Formerly 254.055; 1985 c.447 §2; 2005 c.797 §37; 2007 c.848 §9]

Notes of Decisions

Secretary of State could refer ques­tion whether proposed law embraced one subject only to Attorney General at time prospective peti­tion was filed with Secretary of States office and forwarded to Attorney General for prepara­tion of ballot title and measure of time­liness of review begins at this initial step. State ex rel Fidanque v. Paulus, 297 Or 711, 688 P2d 1303 (1984)

Chapter 250

Law Review Cita­tions

27 WLR 132 (1991); 75 OLR 561 (1996)


1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 250—Initiative and Referendum, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ors250.­html (2015) (last ac­cessed Jul. 16, 2016).
 
2 Legislative Counsel Committee, Annotations to the Oregon Revised Stat­utes, Cumulative Supplement - 2015, Chapter 250, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ano250.­html (2015) (last ac­cessed Jul. 16, 2016).
 
3 OregonLaws.org assembles these lists by analyzing references between Sections. Each listed item refers back to the current Section in its own text. The result reveals relationships in the code that may not have otherwise been apparent.