January 30, 2020 •
Oregon Democrats Seek to Delay Campaign Contribution Limits Until July 2021
House Democrats introduced a bill putting the 2006 voter approved campaign contribution limits on hold until at least July 2021.
House Bill 4124 would give lawmakers more time to pass new campaign contribution limits to replace those approved by voters.
The bill would allow the Legislature to appoint a task force to study campaign finance and make recommendations on how to best establish effective political contribution limits.
Currently, Oregon has no campaign contribution limits because courts have repeatedly struck down or suspended them, including the initiative voters passed almost two decades ago.
The Oregon Supreme Court is expected to rule on Multnomah County’s voter approved campaign finance limits at some point this year.
A ruling in favor of the campaign finance limits would likely revive statewide donation caps as well.
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