2017 ORS 260.215¹
Periodic examination and investigation of statements

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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) For statements filed during each calendar year, each filing officer shall examine each statement filed with the filing officer under ORS 260.044 (Statement of independent expenditures), 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) (5) to determine whether the statement is sufficient. The filing officer shall examine statements under this section not later than 90 days after the end of each calendar quarter for statements filed during the previous calendar quarter.

(2) The filing officer may require any person to answer in writing and upon oath or affirmation before a judge, justice of the peace, county clerk or notary public any question within the knowledge of that person concerning the source of any contribution. The filing officer shall advise the person of the penalty for failure to answer. [1971 c.749 §19; 1973 c.744 §19; 1979 c.190 §358; 1981 c.142 §7; 1983 c.71 §7; 1993 c.493 §74; 1995 c.712 §78; 1999 c.999 §14; 2003 c.542 §17; 2005 c.809 §§39,39a; 2007 c.848 §15; 2009 c.818 §13; 2013 c.758 §9; 2017 c.517 §5]

Notes of Decisions

Three-month period in this sec­tion for beginning examina­tion of contribu­tion and expenditure reports does not limit power of Secretary of State to investigate contribu­tion and expenditure report viola­tions under ORS 260.345 (Complaints or other information regarding violations). Gold v. Secretary of State, 106 Or App 573, 809 P2d 1334 (1991)

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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