Oregon Public Official Financial Ethics and Reporting, Measure 14 (1974)
The Oregon Public Official Financial Ethics and Reporting Bill, also known as Measure 14, was on the November 5, 1974 ballot in Oregon as a legislatively-referred state statute, where it was approved. The county subcomponent was approved in 30 of 36 counties. The city subcomponent was approved in 153 of 243 cities. The measure established regulations regarding public officials’ financial matters, sources of income and certain debts and created the Oregon Ethics Commission. The measure provided similar regulations in counties and cities where the measure's subcomponents were also approved.
|Oregon Measure 14 (1974)|
Election results via: Oregon Blue Book
The county and city subcomponents of the measure were also approved in 30 of 36 counties and 153 of 243 cities.
Text of measure
The language appeared on the ballot as:
14. PUBLIC OFFICIALS’ FINANCIAL ETHICS AND REPORTING - Purpose: Establishes rules of conduct regarding public officials’ financial matters and conflict of interest. Requires certain paid and unpaid public officials and political candidates to publicly report sources of income exceeding $1,000 and certain debts relating to public officials’ or candidates’ governmental responsibilities. Creates Oregon Government Ethics Commission to administer act. Also amends lobbyist reporting statutes and transfers administration of lobbyist law from Secretary of State to Ethics Commission. Provides penalties.
ESTIMATE OF FINANCIAL EFFECTS: It is estimated that passage of the measure would require administrative expenses of approximately $60,000 annually.
A greater administrative expense will be required if the voters decide that their cities and counties are to be covered by this measure, increasing the workload for the commission.
- Oregon 1974 ballot measures
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- Oregon Blue Book Initiative, Referendum and Recall: 1972-1978
- Oregon State Constitution
- State of Oregon Official Voters' Pamphlet November 1974
- State Library, "State of Oregon Official Voters' Pamphlet," accessed December 2, 2013
- Oregon Blue Book, "Initiative, Referendum and Recall: 1972-1978," accessed December 2, 2013
- Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.
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