Oregon Campaign Anti Bribery Initiative (2010)
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will not appear on a ballot
As of July 2, the state's petition drive deadline, no signatures were submitted in an effort to qualify the measure for the ballot.
The ballot title read as follows:
Certain campaign contributions/expenditures by corporations, public employee unions/organizations, individual agents thereof, constitute bribery.
Result of "Yes" Vote: "Yes" vote criminally, civilly penalizes corporations, public employee unions/organizations, persons acting on entities' behalves, for contributions/expenditures regarding certain candidates; prohibits receiving those contributions.
Result of "No" Vote: "No" vote retains current law permitting corporations, public employee unions/organizations, individual agents thereof, to make contributions/expenditures regarding all candidates, within generally applicable limits.
Summary: Within generally applicable limits, current law permits corporations, public employee unions/organizations, agents thereof, to make contributions/expenditures regarding any public office candidate; all candidates may accept such contributions. Measure prohibits corporations, public employee unions/organizations, agents thereof, from making contributions/expenditures regarding candidate for office if current officeholder, during past 30 months, has participated, or candidate, if elected, would participate, directly or indirectly, in contracting with corporation, public employee union/organization, or in approving/vetoing those contracts, related budgets. Individual making prohibited contributions/expenditures commits felony bribery punishable by fines, incarceration. Entities subject to civil penalties, other sanctions. Candidate knowingly receiving prohibited contribution forfeits office unless contribution returned by specified time. Secretary of State must investigate, Department of Justice prosecute, alleged violators. Other provisions.
Path to the ballot
- See also: Oregon signature requirements
Initiative petitions for statutes required six percent of 1,379,475, or 82,769 signatures. The deadline for filing signatures for the November 2, 2010 ballot was July 2, 2010. As of July 2 no signatures were submitted in an effort to qualify the measure for the ballot.
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