Oregon Measure 107
Campaign Finance Limits Amendment
What is it?
It adds an amendment to the constitution that allows the state legislature and local governments to (1) enact laws or ordinances limiting campaign contributions and expenditures; (2) require disclosure of contributions and expenditures; and (3) require that political advertisements identify the people or entities that paid for them.
In 1997, the Oregon Supreme Court ruled in Vannatta v. Kiesling that the state constitution’s section regarding freedom of speech prevents the legislature from limiting campaign finance activity. Oregon is currently one of 5 states that sets no limits on campaign contributions.