2017 ORS 260.205¹
Inspection of statements
  • notice of failure to file correct statements
  • complaints
  • sufficiency of response

(1) A filing officer shall inspect each statement filed under ORS 260.057 (Electronic campaign finance filing system), 260.083 (Contents of statements), 260.112 (Filing of certificate by candidate or treasurer of political committee or petition committee who expects neither contributions nor expenditures to exceed $3,500) or 260.118 (Treasurer and statement of organization of petition committee) not later than the 10th business day after the filing deadline or the 10th business day after the statement is filed, whichever is later.

(2) A filing officer immediately shall notify a person required to file a statement with the filing officer under ORS 260.057 (Electronic campaign finance filing system), 260.083 (Contents of statements), 260.112 (Filing of certificate by candidate or treasurer of political committee or petition committee who expects neither contributions nor expenditures to exceed $3,500) or 260.118 (Treasurer and statement of organization of petition committee) if:

(a) Upon examination of relevant materials, it appears to the filing officer that the person has failed to file a required statement or that a statement filed with the filing officer by the person is insufficient; or

(b) A complaint is filed with the filing officer under subsection (3) of this section.

(3) An elector may file with a filing officer a complaint that a statement filed with the filing officer is insufficient or that a person has failed to file a required statement. The complaint shall be in writing, shall state in detail the reasons for complaint and shall be filed with the filing officer not later than the 90th day after the date the statement of which it complains is filed or should have been filed.

(4) If upon receiving notification under subsection (2) of this section a person responds by filing a statement or submitting information to correct an insufficient statement, the filing officer shall confirm whether the person’s response is sufficient not later than 90 days after receiving the response. If, within 90 days, the filing officer does not confirm whether a response is sufficient under this subsection, the person is not subject to civil penalty under ORS 260.232 (Civil penalty for failure to file statement or to include required information) for failure to file or failure to include the required information in the statement. [1971 c.749 §18; 1979 c.190 §357; 1981 c.142 §6; 1985 c.808 §59; 1991 c.719 §18; 1993 c.493 §73; 1999 c.999 §13; 2001 c.732 §6; 2003 c.542 §16; 2005 c.797 §25; 2005 c.809 §38a; 2009 c.818 §22; 2013 c.758 §8]

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.