ORS 260.281¹
Donor identification lists
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(1)(a) Except as provided in subsection (5) of this section, a covered organization that during an election cycle exceeds the electioneering threshold for a legislative race, the electioneering threshold for a measure, the electioneering threshold for a political committee or the electioneering threshold for a statewide race shall file with the Secretary of State an initial donor identification list containing the name, address and aggregate amount donated of each donor that donated an aggregate amount of $10,000 or more to the covered organization during that election cycle.

(b) A covered organization that is required to file an initial donor identification list under this subsection shall file the list no later than seven calendar days after the covered organization makes a political communication that requires the covered organization to make a filing under paragraph (a) of this subsection.

(2)(a) A covered organization that filed an initial donor identification list under subsection (1) of this section shall, during that election cycle, update the list by filing with the Secretary of State:

(A) The name, address and aggregate amount donated of each subsequent donor that makes a donation or aggregate donations of $10,000 or more to the covered organization during that election cycle; and

(B) An updated amount of the aggregate donations the covered organization has received during the election cycle from each donor that was previously listed on an initial donor identification list or updated donor identification list filed under this section.

(b) An updated donor identification list filed under this subsection must be filed according to the time frame for filing a statement of independent communications under ORS 260.044 (Statement of independent expenditures), except that the time frame for filing starts on the day that:

(A) The dollar amount received by the covered organization from a single donor not previously on the list, whether by single donation or aggregate donations, equals $10,000 or more; or

(B) The covered organization receives an additional donation from a donor that was previously listed on an initial donor identification list or updated donor identification list filed under this section.

(3) Each initial donor identification list and updated donor identification list filed under this section must be signed and certified as true by an authorized representative of the covered organization. Signatures must be supplied in the manner specified by the Secretary of State by rule.

(4) The Secretary of State shall, upon request, deliver to any person the initial donor identification lists and updated donor identification lists filed under this section. If the Secretary of State receives a request under this subsection, the Secretary of State shall deliver the lists not later than five days after receiving the request.

(5) In identifying donors who have made aggregate donations of $10,000 or more in the manner described in subsections (1) and (2) of this section, a covered organization may exclude:

(a) Donations received from an affiliated charitable organization that is tax exempt under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code; and

(b) Donations and grants received from foundations and other donors that may not be used for political communications.

(6) A covered organization must consider an anonymous donation of $1,000 or more from a single donor to be a donation that may not be used for political communications.

(7) The Secretary of State may enact rules necessary to implement this section. [2019 c.637 §3]

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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