HB 2983A requires nonprofits to disclose donors

06/25/2019
HB 2983A VOTE:NO
Enrolled

Status (overview) of bill:https://olis.leg.state.or.us/liz/2019R1/Measures/Overview/HB2983
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This bill requires tax-exempt nonprofit groups to identify donors that contribute at least $10,000 and decreases individual donations to $250 to be disclosed in ORESTAR.

Personal Choice and Responsibility
Requires nonprofit to disclose donors identifies, even if the donation was not used for political campaigns.

Fiscal Responsibility
Why single out nonprofits? That won’t disclose all big donors, and the bill doesn’t limit donations. When receiving money for the purpose of supporting or opposing a candidate, it is a PAC that potentially creates a significant loophole or unequal playing field. And, if a nonprofit is receiving monies outside of the regular course of business and for the purpose of supporting or opposing a candidate they meet the definition of a PAC and already have disclosure requirements. Oregon law requires candidates, political committees and petition committees, individuals and entities that make independent expenditures, to disclose certain information related to certain campaign contributions and expenditures. House Bill 2983 A requires certain groups and organizations that make political communications in excess of specified to disclose information related to donations that exceed $10,000. Reduces amount of independent expenditure, from $750 to $250, requiring disclosure in ORESTAR. Establishes

Limited Government
Oregon law requires candidates, political committees and petition committees, as well as individuals and entities that make independent expenditures, to disclose certain information related to campaign contributions and expenditures. House Bill 2983 A authorizes the imposition of civil penalties to enforce these obligations. In addition, House Bill 2983 A modifies the scope of independent expenditures that must be reported, expands the obligation to maintain election-related records and prohibits reimbursing another person for campaign contributions or donations.

Comments

  1. Why does HB 2983 A single out non-profits without disclosing big donors such as globalist billionaire George Soros? He is singlehandedly undermining the sovereignty of nation states with his donations to his henchmen in government. One of his recipients is governor Brown. Willamette Week bragged about it and she was publicly thrilled to accept money from a globalist whose aim is destroy all national borders.
    And yet you want to analyze non-profits? If this is to help Soros allies and Antifa thugs “dox” little mom and pop donors, this bill is too cynical to consider.

    Lyneil Vandermolen

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