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Oregon No Public Resources To Collect Political Funds (2012)

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Oregon No Public Resources To Collect Political Funds did not make the November 2012 statewide ballot in Oregon as an initiated state statute. The proposed measure would have prohibited individuals and entities from using public resources to collect funds for political purposes.

Text of measure

The ballot title read as follows:[1]

Prohibits individuals, entities from using "public resource" (defined) to collect funds for "political purpose" (defined).

Result of "Yes" Vote: "Yes" vote prohibits individuals, entities from using "public resource" (defined) to collect money if it is used/commingled with funds used for "political purpose" (defined).

Result of "No" Vote: "No" vote retains current law allowing individuals, entities to use own money for "political purpose," including money collected using "public resource"/commingled with such money.

Summary: Current law allows individuals, entities to use own money for "political purposes," including money collected with "public resources." Measure prohibits individuals, organizations, other entities from using money collected with "public resource" for "political purpose"/commingling it with "political" money. "Money" includes specified contributions, independent expenditures. "Public resources" include money, public employee work time, buildings, equipment, supplies, excluding resources used preparing, circulating official voters' pamphlet, conducting election. "Public resource" deemed "used" even if public entity reimbursed. "Used for political purpose" means contributed to candidate, political committee/party, initiative/referendum committee; spent supporting, opposing candidate, measure, gathering signatures for measure, petition; excludes certain lobbying activities. Mandates civil penalties; bars government from collecting money for entity using it for "political purpose"/commingling it with "political" money. Other provisions.

Path to the ballot

See also: Oregon signature requirements

In order to qualify for the ballot, supporters were required to collect a minimum of 87,213 valid signatures by July 6, 2012.

See also

Similar measures

Proposed ballot measures that were not on a ballot Oregon No Public Resources To Collect Political Funds (2010)

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