2017 ORS 260.039¹
Content of statement of organization of candidate or principal campaign committee

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This section is amended
Effective April 3, 2018
Relating to elections; creating new provisions; amending ORS 247.973, 249.037, 249.068, 249.072, 249.200, 250.045, 250.052, 254.155, 254.165, 254.470, 254.548, 255.295, 260.005, 260.039, 260.042, 260.044, 260.057, 260.118 and 260.215; and declaring an emergency.

(1) Except as provided in ORS 260.043 (Exemptions for candidate who expects neither contributions nor expenditures to exceed $750 or $3,500), a candidate who serves as the candidate’s own treasurer, or the treasurer of the principal campaign committee, shall file a statement of organization with the filing officer. The statement shall include:

(a) The name, address, occupation, office sought and party affiliation of the candidate. The address shall be the address of a residence, office, headquarters or similar location where the candidate may be conveniently located.

(b) In the case of a principal campaign committee:

(A) The name and address of the committee. The address shall be the address of a residence, office, headquarters or similar location where the political committee or a responsible officer of the political committee may be conveniently located.

(B) The name, address and occupation of the committee director or directors, if any.

(C) The name and address of the committee treasurer.

(D) The name and address of any other political committee of which two or more committee directors are also directors of the committee filing the statement.

(c) The name of the financial institution in which the campaign account required under ORS 260.054 (Political committee campaign account) is established, the name of the account, the name of the account holder and the names of all individuals who have signature authority for the account. The Secretary of State may not disclose information received by the secretary under this paragraph except as necessary for purposes of enforcing the provisions of ORS chapters 246 to 260.

(2) A candidate or treasurer may designate an individual to receive any notice provided by a filing officer under ORS chapters 246 to 260. The candidate or treasurer shall include the name and address of the individual in the statement of organization filed under this section. A filing officer who provides any notice under ORS chapters 246 to 260 to the candidate or treasurer shall also provide the notice to the individual designated by the candidate or treasurer under this subsection.

(3) Except as provided in ORS 260.043 (Exemptions for candidate who expects neither contributions nor expenditures to exceed $750 or $3,500), a candidate who serves as the candidate’s own treasurer shall file the statement of organization not later than the third business day after the candidate first receives a contribution or makes an expenditure. The treasurer of a principal campaign committee shall file the statement of organization not later than the date specified in ORS 260.035 (Treasurer and statement of organization for political committees and candidates).

(4) Any change in information submitted in a statement of organization under subsection (1) of this section shall be indicated in an amended statement of organization filed not later than the 10th day after the change in information.

(5) Except as provided in ORS 260.043 (Exemptions for candidate who expects neither contributions nor expenditures to exceed $750 or $3,500), a candidate who serves as the candidate’s own treasurer or the treasurer of the principal campaign committee of the candidate shall file a statement of organization under this section not later than the deadline for the candidate to file a nominating petition or declaration of candidacy under ORS 249.037 (Time for filing petition or declaration) or a certificate of nomination under ORS 249.722 (Time for filing certificate).

(6) Except as provided in ORS 260.043 (Exemptions for candidate who expects neither contributions nor expenditures to exceed $750 or $3,500), a candidate who serves as the candidate’s own treasurer or the treasurer of the principal campaign committee of a candidate shall file a new or amended statement of organization not later than the date that the candidate files a nominating petition, declaration of candidacy or certificate of nomination. [1987 c.727 §12; 1989 c.503 §18; 1991 c.107 §16; 1991 c.719 §53; 1993 c.493 §55; 1999 c.999 §4; 2001 c.965 §53; 2005 c.797 §3; 2005 c.809 §4; 2007 c.570 §3; 2009 c.818 §2; 2013 c.756 §9]

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)

Chapter 260

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/­ors260.­html (2017) (last ac­cessed Mar. 30, 2018).
 
2 Legislative Counsel Committee, Annotations to the Oregon Revised Stat­utes, Cumulative Supplement - 2017, Chapter 260, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ano260.­html (2017) (last ac­cessed Mar. 30, 2018).
 
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