Measure 64

Explanatory Statement

Ballot Measure 64 prohibits a public entity from using public resources to help collect money for some but not all political purposes.

Public resources cannot be used to collect:

Public Resources can be used to collect:

Use of public resources, including public money, public employee time on the job, a public building, and public equipment or supplies is prohibited regardless of whether the public entity is reimbursed for the use of its resources.

It is also prohibited to comingle political funds with funds collected using a public resource in a bank account or otherwise.

Any person or entity that spends money in violation of the measure or commingles political funds with money collected using a public resource will be fined in an amount equal to twice the amount of money spent in violation of the measure and barred from gathering any money for any purpose at any time in the future using a public resource.

The measure prohibits several activities currently allowed under Oregon law.

For example:

Committee Members: Appointed by:
Alan Grosso Chief Petitioners
Bill Sizemore Chief Petitioners
Lynn Marie Crider Secretary of State
Greg Hartman Secretary of State
Jack Roberts Members of the Committee

(This committee was appointed to provide an impartial explanation of the ballot measure pursuant to ORS 251.215.)