2017 ORS 260.163¹
County or city campaign finance provisions

(1) A county or city may adopt charter provisions or ordinances that:

(a) Require the filing of electronic or paper statements of contributions received and expenditures made that are in addition to the statements required to be filed under this chapter by candidates for nomination or election to county or city office or by political committees supporting or opposing candidates for nomination or election to county or city office or the adoption of a county or city measure;

(b) Require the filing of electronic or paper statements of independent expenditures made by persons in support of or in opposition to candidates for nomination or election to county or city office or in support of or in opposition to the adoption of a county or city measure that are in addition to the statements required to be filed under this chapter; or

(c) Subject to subsection (2) of this section, designate the county clerk or city elections officer as the filing officer for:

(A) Statements required to be filed under this chapter by candidates for nomination or election to county or city office or by political committees supporting or opposing candidates for nomination or election to county or city office or the adoption of a county or city measure;

(B) Statements required to be filed under this chapter by persons making independent expenditures in support of or opposition to candidates for nomination or election to county or city office or in support of or opposition to the adoption of a county or city measure;

(C) Any additional statements of contributions received or expenditures made that are required by a charter provision or ordinance to be filed by candidates for nomination or election to county or city office or by political committees supporting or opposing candidates for nomination or election to county or city office or the adoption of a county or city measure; or

(D) Any additional statements of independent expenditures made that are required by a charter provision or ordinance to be filed by persons supporting or opposing candidates for nomination or election to county or city office or supporting or opposing the adoption of a county or city measure.

(2) If a county or city adopts a charter provision or ordinance requiring the filing of statements of contributions received and expenditures made or the filing of statements of independent expenditures that are in addition to the statements required to be filed under this chapter, the charter provision or ordinance shall also designate the county clerk or city elections officer as the filing officer for the additional statements.

(3) If a county or city adopts a charter provision or ordinance under subsection (1) of this section:

(a) The county or city shall file a copy of the charter provision or ordinance with the Secretary of State; and

(b) For purposes of this chapter, any additional statements required to be filed by the charter provision or ordinance are considered statements required to be filed under ORS 260.044 (Statement of independent expenditures) or 260.057 (Electronic campaign finance filing system).

(4) If a county or city adopts a charter provision or ordinance under subsection (1) of this section that designates the county clerk or city elections officer as the filing officer for a statement described in subsection (1) of this section, any reference in this chapter to the filing officer or to the Secretary of State as the filing officer for the statement is considered a reference to the county clerk or the city elections officer. [2005 c.809 §§51,52]

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.