Campaign Finance Regulation

ORS 260.402
Contributions in false name


A person may not directly or indirectly reimburse a person for making a contribution or donation, or make a contribution or donation in any name other than that of the person that in truth provides the contribution or donation, to:


Any other person, relating to a nomination or election of any candidate or the support of or opposition to any measure;


Any political committee;


Any covered organization required to file a donor identification list under ORS 260.281 (Donor identification lists); or


A petition committee required to file a statement under ORS 260.118 (Treasurer and statement of organization of petition committee).


Except as provided in subsection (3) of this section, a person, political committee, covered organization or petition committee may not knowingly receive a contribution or donation prohibited under subsection (1) of this section or enter or cause the contribution or donation to be entered in accounts or records in another name than that of the person that actually provided the contribution or donation.


If a person receives a contribution from a political committee, the person may enter the contribution into accounts or records as received from the political committee.


As used in this section, “covered organization” and “donation” have the meanings given those terms in ORS 260.275 (Definitions for ORS 260.275 to 260.285). [Formerly 260.210; 1973 c.744 §25; 1979 c.190 §369; 1991 c.911 §1; 2005 c.797 §19; 2005 c.809 §15; 2007 c.848 §30; 2009 c.818 §16; 2019 c.637 §5]

Notes of Decisions

Prohibition in 2003 version of this section against falsely identifying political contributor did not violate constitutional free speech rights and was not unconstitutionally vague. State v. Moyer, 225 Or App 81, 200 P3d 619 (2009), aff'd 348 Or 220, 230 P3d 7 (2010)

Chapter 260

Atty. Gen. Opinions

Application to committee collecting contributions to establish fund to defray elected official's expenses incurred in performing political functions of office, (1980) Vol 40, p 11; preemption by federal law of campaign financing with respect to federal candidates, (1981) Vol 41, p 420

Law Review Citations

50 OLR 299-321 (1971); 55 OLR 253-266 (1976)


Last accessed
Jun. 26, 2021