Oregon Campaign Finance Amendment (2010)

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Oregon Campaign Finance Amendment , also known as Initiatives 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 80, did not appear on the November 2, 2010 statewide ballot in Oregon as an initiated constitutional amendment.

As of July 2, the state's petition drive deadline, no signatures were submitted in an effort to qualify the measure for the ballot.

Ballot summary

The ballot title read as follows:[1]

Amends Constitution: Defines "abuse" in Constitution's free-expression provision to include exceeding political campaign contribution/expenditure limitations.

Result of "Yes" Vote: "Yes" vote alters Oregon Constitution's free-expression provision; defines existing term "abuse" of free-expression right to include violating political campaign contribution and expenditure limits.

Result of "No" Vote: "No" vote retains constitution's free-expression provision, which bans political campaign contribution/expenditure limitations, does not define what is "abuse" of the free-expression right.

Summary: The Oregon Constitution's free-expression provision provides: "No law shall be passed restraining the free expression of the opinion, or restricting the right to speak, write, or print freely on any subject whatever; but every person shall be responsible for the abuse of the political campaign contributions or expenditures. The provision does not define what constitutes an "abuse" of the free-expression right. The measure amends the Oregon Constitution's free-expression provision to define "abuse" to include the making or the accepting of political campaign contributions or expenditures if those contributions or expenditures are in excess of lawfully-enacted limits, if those limits themselves remain consistent with the United States Constitution. Other provisions.

Path to the ballot

See also: Oregon signature requirements

Petitions for an initiated constitutional amendment requires eight percent of 1,379,475, or 110,358 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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