Oregon Senate Bill 148 (2013)

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Oregon Senate Bill 148 (2013)
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Legislature:Oregon State Legislature
Text:SB 148
Legislative History
Introduced:January 14, 2013
State house:June 20, 2013
State senate:May 15, 2013
Governor:John Kitzhaber
Signed:August 26, 2013
Legal Environment
State law:Laws governing initiatives in Oregon
Code:Oregon State Code
Section:Chapters 250 and 659

Oregon Senate Bill 148 was introduced on January 14, 2013, and signed by governor John Kitzhaber. It amended Oregon Revised Statutes sections 250.048, 250.175, 250.275, 260.262 and 659A.885. It was approved in the House by a vote of 38 to 22 and in the Senate by a vote of 18 to 11 with one absent or abstaining.[1]


Oregon SB 148 has the following provisions:[1]

  • Requires chief petitioners to ensure that criminal records are checked for paid ciculators.
  • Allows an agent representing the chief petitioner to submit initiative petition signatures to the Secretary of State on a month-by-month basis.
  • Allows city attorneys or district attorneys to correct technical and clerical erros on ballots titles for a county or city measure.
  • Creates "whistleblower" protection mechanisms for any person paid to obtain signatures on petitions who reports a violation of state or federal election laws, rules or regulations.

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