Oregon No Public Resources To Collect Political Funds (2012)
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Text of measure
The ballot title read as follows:
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.