ORS 260.255¹
Preservation of filed statements by filing officers
  • maintenance of data filed electronically
  • State Archivist rules

(1) Except as provided in subsection (2) of this section, a filing officer shall preserve each statement filed with the officer under ORS 260.057 (Electronic campaign finance filing system), 260.076 (Statements of contributions received during session of Legislative Assembly), 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), or an accurate copy of it, for at least six calendar years.

(2) The Secretary of State shall maintain all data filed electronically under ORS 260.057 (Electronic campaign finance filing system) on the Internet for at least six calendar years after the date the secretary first makes the data available. After six calendar years, if the data are not maintained on the Internet, the secretary shall retain and dispose of the data in a manner prescribed by the State Archivist. The State Archivist shall consider the value of the data for legal, administrative or research purposes and shall establish rules for procedures for the retention and disposition of data described in this section. [1971 c.749 §23; 1973 c.744 §23; 1975 c.683 §12; 1979 c.190 §363; 1981 c.234 §16; 1991 c.719 §31; 1993 c.493 §79; 1999 c.999 §19; 2001 c.82 §9; 2003 c.542 §21; 2005 c.797 §18; 2005 c.809 §§44,44a; 2007 c.848 §29; 2009 c.818 §30; 2013 c.758 §12]

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 (2019) (last ac­cessed May 16, 2020).
2 Legislative Counsel Committee, Annotations to the Oregon Revised Stat­utes, Cumulative Supplement - 2019, Chapter 260, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ano260.­html (2019) (last ac­cessed May 16, 2020).
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