ORS 260.556¹
Secretary of State prohibited from counting petition signatures obtained by certain persons

The Secretary of State may not include in a count under ORS 250.045 (Prospective petition) (3) or 250.105 (Petition filing requirements) or ORS chapter 249 for purposes of determining whether an initiative, referendum or recall petition or a prospective petition for a state measure to be initiated contains the required number of signatures of electors, any signatures obtained by a person who the secretary determines, during the five-year period prior to the date the signatures were obtained:

(1) Has been convicted for a criminal offense involving fraud, forgery or identification theft in any state;

(2) Has had a civil penalty imposed under ORS 260.995 (Civil penalties) for a violation of ORS 250.048 (Registration and training for paid petition circulators) or 260.262 (Accounts of chief petitioners); or

(3) Has had a civil or criminal penalty imposed for violation of a statute subject to a criminal penalty under ORS 260.993 (Criminal penalties). [2009 c.533 §13]

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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