We are Gathering Signatures on Initiative Petition 9 for 2024
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Oregonian Editorial Board calls for 2024 Initiative to Limit Campaign Contributions (July 2, 2023)
Says Oregon Legislature has not acted to curb the massive donations. "Voters should be ready to make their voices known, again, and support efforts to adopt limits by initiative in the 2024 ballot."
Initiative Petition 9 (2024):
Major Provisions of IP 9 (2024):
1. Contribution Limits
- adopts limits on contributions to candidates, political committees (PACs) and political parties to support or oppose any candidate for state or local government office
- bans such contributions by for-profit corporations
- Large campaign contributors or independent spenders who receive at least $5,000 from at least one source to fund political advertisements (for or against candidates or measures) must identify on ORESTAR each source providing over $5,000 per year for that purpose.
- High cost political advertisements must names the 4 largest contributors of at least $5,000 each to the campaign or committee or independent spender paying for the advertisement.
- Any person or entity spending more than $1,000 per year in independent expenditures must report its contributors for spending on political advertising on ORESTAR.
- Large contributions and independent expenditures ($10,000 or more) must be reported to ORESTAR much faster than now.
- Placement of anonymous advertising by dark money groups to support or oppose candidates or measures or parties is prohibited.
- removes exception for campaign contributions in state law defining bribery of public officials
- limits candidates' carry-over of funds from one election to another, so incumbents cannot amass war chests of money that discourage other candidates
- requires incumbents to file their candidacies 7 days earlier than other candidates, so incumbents cannot effectively bequeath their offices to their friends
- requires more campaign finance information in printed and online Voters' Pamphlets
- increases penalties for campaign finance violations
- modifies system for enforcement of campaign finance violations so that final decisions (including "no violation" decisions) are subject to judicial review