2017 ORS 260.234¹
Notice of civil penalty
  • sufficiency of response
  • timeline for action by filing officer

(1) A filing officer having reason to believe that a violation of an election law or rule for which a civil penalty may be imposed under ORS 260.232 (Civil penalty for failure to file statement or to include required information) has occurred shall proceed promptly as though the officer had received a complaint under ORS 260.345 (Complaints or other information regarding violations) and, not later than two years following the date the violation is alleged to have occurred, shall:

(a) Determine whether a violation occurred; and

(b) If a penalty is to be imposed, notify the person alleged to have committed the violation in the manner described in ORS 260.232 (Civil penalty for failure to file statement or to include required information) (2).

(2) Not later than 90 calendar days after receiving payment for a penalty imposed under ORS 260.232 (Civil penalty for failure to file statement or to include required information) or receiving other information in response to a notification under subsection (1) of this section, the Secretary of State shall send a notice to the person stating whether the response or payment received is sufficient. [2009 c.818 §25]

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.