2017 ORS 260.083¹
Contents of statements

(1)(a) For a contribution, except as provided in ORS 260.085 (Listing of occupation of contributor), a statement filed under ORS 260.044 (Statement of independent expenditures), 260.057 (Electronic campaign finance filing system), 260.076 (Statements of contributions received during session of Legislative Assembly), 260.078 (Reporting contributions and expenditures not previously reported) or 260.118 (Treasurer and statement of organization of petition committee) shall list:

(A) The name, occupation and address of each person, and the name and address of each political committee or petition committee, that contributed an aggregate amount of more than $100 in a calendar year on behalf of a candidate or to a political committee or petition committee and the total amount contributed by that person or committee; and

(B) The total amount of other contributions as a single item, but shall specify how those contributions were obtained.

(b) For an expenditure, including an independent expenditure, a statement filed under ORS 260.044 (Statement of independent expenditures), 260.057 (Electronic campaign finance filing system), 260.076 (Statements of contributions received during session of Legislative Assembly), 260.078 (Reporting contributions and expenditures not previously reported) or 260.118 (Treasurer and statement of organization of petition committee) shall list:

(A) The amount and purpose of each expenditure made in an aggregate amount of more than $100 to a payee, the name or, if applicable, the business name of the payee of the expenditure, and the city, or county if the payee is not located in a city, and state in which the payee is located; and

(B) The total amount of other expenditures as a single item.

(c) For each loan, whether repaid or not, made by or to a candidate, political committee or petition committee, a statement filed under ORS 260.044 (Statement of independent expenditures), 260.057 (Electronic campaign finance filing system), 260.076 (Statements of contributions received during session of Legislative Assembly), 260.078 (Reporting contributions and expenditures not previously reported) or 260.118 (Treasurer and statement of organization of petition committee) shall list:

(A) The name and address of each person shown as a cosigner or guarantor on a loan and the amount of the obligation undertaken by each cosigner or guarantor;

(B) The name of the lender holding the loan; and

(C) The terms of the loan, including the interest rate and repayment schedule.

(2) An expenditure shall be reported as an account payable only if the expenditure is not paid within the time specified in ORS 260.057 (Electronic campaign finance filing system), 260.076 (Statements of contributions received during session of Legislative Assembly) or 260.118 (Treasurer and statement of organization of petition committee).

(3) Anything of value paid for or contributed by any person shall be listed as both an in-kind contribution and an expenditure by the candidate or committee for whose benefit the payment or contribution was made.

(4) If a candidate, political committee or petition committee under ORS 260.057 (Electronic campaign finance filing system) or 260.118 (Treasurer and statement of organization of petition committee) makes an expenditure that must be reported as an in-kind contribution and an expenditure as provided in subsection (3) of this section, the candidate, political committee or petition committee making the original expenditure shall, in any statement filed under ORS 260.057 (Electronic campaign finance filing system), 260.078 (Reporting contributions and expenditures not previously reported) or 260.118 (Treasurer and statement of organization of petition committee), identify the expenditure as an in-kind contribution and identify the candidate, political committee or petition committee for whose benefit the expenditure was made.

(5) If a political committee makes an expenditure that qualifies as an independent expenditure under ORS 260.005 (Definitions) (10), the listing of the expenditure under this section shall identify any candidates or measures that are the subject of the independent expenditure and state whether the independent expenditure was used to advocate the election, passage or defeat of the candidates or measures.

(6) As used in this section:

(a) “Address” has the meaning given that term in rules adopted by the Secretary of State.

(b) “Contribution” and “expenditure” include a contribution or expenditure to or on behalf of an initiative, referendum or recall petition. [Formerly 260.162; 1981 c.234 §11; 1985 c.732 §5; 1989 c.80 §4; 1989 c.503 §42; 1989 c.1054 §12; 1991 c.258 §1; 1991 c.719 §15; 1993 c.493 §68; 1995 c.1 §20; 1995 c.607 §87; 1999 c.262 §3; 1999 c.814 §1; 1999 c.999 §10; 2001 c.82 §5; 2001 c.965 §59; 2003 c.542 §14; 2005 c.797 §13; 2005 c.809 §§8,16; 2009 c.818 §10; 2013 c.756 §3]

See annota­tions under ORS 260.162 in permanent edi­tion.

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).
 
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.