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Revision as of 17:15, 13 June 2012

Oregon Ballot Measure 47 was on the November 7, 2006 ballot in Oregon as an initiated state statute, where it was approved.

Measure 47 places strict caps on how much individuals can spend on candidates ($500 for statewide office, $100 for other public offices) and bans contributions from corporations and unions entirely.[1] Measure 47 went hand-in-hand with 2006's Measure 46 that sought to amend the free speech areas of the Oregon Constitution that allow unlimited contributions from any individual or organization.

Aftermath

In January 2012 the Oregon Supreme Court considered arguments related to Measure 47. The question asks whether the state should enforce regulations set by Measure 47 despite the fact that the companion amendment (Measure 46) was defeated by voters in 2006. The companion amendment would have amended the Oregon Constitution to allow laws limiting or prohibiting election contributions and expenditures, if any such laws were to be adopted by the state's initiative process or by a 3/4 supermajority vote of both houses of the Oregon State Legislature.[2]

According to reports, there is no deadline for the justices to issue a decision. However, it is expected that a ruling may be made within six to nine months after hearing oral arguments.

The case is Hazell v. Brown.[3]

Election results

Measures 47
ResultVotesPercentage
Approveda Yes 694,918 53.04%
No615,25646.96%

Ballot title

Revises Campaign Finance Laws: Limits Or Prohibits Contributions And Expenditures; Adds Disclosure, New Reporting Requirements.[4]

Support

Official proponents

The official proponents of Ballot Measure 47 were:

  • Francis G. Nelson
  • Peter Buckley
  • Bryn Hazell

Supporters

Supporters included:

Donors

No spending/donations were reported on behalf of Ballot Measure 47.

Opposition

Opponents

Opponents included:

Donors

$1,540,180 was donated to the campaign in favor of a "no" vote on Ballot Measure 47 through nine different campaign committees. The same nine committees filed in opposition to Measure 46.

Donors of $50,000 and over were:

Donor Amount
Oregon City Federation of Teachers $360,000
Oregon School Employees Association $275,840
SEIU Local 503 $100,167
Northwest Grocery Association $80,000
Winthrop McCormack $75,000
Our Oregon $50,116
Oregon Restaurant Association $50,000

See also

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