Oregon Public Official Financial Ethics and Reporting, Measure 14 (1974)

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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.[1]

Election results

Oregon Measure 14 (1974)
ResultVotesPercentage
Approveda Yes 498,002 73.67%
No177,94626.33%

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.[2]

Text of measure

The language appeared on the ballot as:[1]

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.

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14 A. County
Shall the following public officials of this county be required to file statements of economic interest as provided in chapter 72, Oregon Laws 1974 (Enrolled House Bill 3304): Each person holding an elective county office; each member of a county planning, zoning or development commission; and each chief executive officer of the county who performs the duties of a principle administrator of the county?
YES □
NO □

14 B-C-D, etc. City (depending on number of cities in each county)
Shall the following public officials of this city be required to file statements of economic interest as provided in chapter 72, Oregon Laws 1974 (Enrolled House Bill 3304): Each person holding an elective city office; each member of a city planning, zoning or development commission; and each chief executive officer of the city who performs the duties of manager or a principal administrator of the city?
YES □
NO □

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.

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  1. 1.0 1.1 State Library, "State of Oregon Official Voters' Pamphlet," accessed December 2, 2013
  2. Oregon Blue Book, "Initiative, Referendum and Recall: 1972-1978," accessed December 2, 2013
  3. Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.