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Oregon House Bill 2005 (2009)

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Oregon House Bill 2005 (HB 2005) was passed by the Oregon State Senate and signed into law by Governor Ted Kulongoski.

HB 2005:

  • Allows the secretary of state's office to do criminal background checks on circulators.
  • Invalidates signatures from petitioners who are prohibited from working in the state.
  • Raises fines for violations from $250 per incident to as much as $10,000.
  • Makes chief petitioners liable for fines if they fail to stop fraud under certain circumstances.
  • Requires petition supporters to turn in signatures every month instead of waiting until the end of the signature drive.[1][2]

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