We asked members of the Independent Party to share their views on several bills in the Oregon legislature that appear to have some life. The results below are for 9 bills that at least 60% of responding members either support or oppose. Bills supported by IPO members are in green; bills opposed are in red.
IPO member support for campaign disclosure and the national popular vote plan intensified since last year. Members continued to show strong support for consumer protection legislation.
Here are the Results of the IPO End-of-Session Membership Survey. A summary is below.
SB 270A: Limits Fines for Failure to Report Political Contributions to $5,000 Per Month: OPPOSED 73%
HB 2259: Increases Delay for Reporting Most Contributions Near Elections from 7 Days to 14 Days: OPPOSED 87%
HB 2894-3 Requires Disclosure of Major Funders in Campaign Ads about Candidates: SUPPORTED 95%
HB 3446: Requires that Members of the Legislature to Compete When Seeking Other Jobs in Oregon Government: SUPPORTED 96%
HJR 7A: Granting New Powers to Governor and Legislature, Upon Governor's Declaration of a "Catastrophic Disaster": OPPOSED 82%
HB 2492: Removing Uncontested Democratic Party and Republican Party "Precinct Committeeperson" Races from the Ballot: SUPPORTED 78%
HB 3517: Joins Oregon to the National Popular Vote Plan for Electing the President of the United States: SUPPORTED 80%
SB 40: Removes State Income Tax Deduction for Contributions to Charities that Spend Less than 30% of their Budgets on Actual Charitable Services: SUPPORTED 90%
SB 695A: Banning Baby Bottles and Drinking Cups for Children Containing Chemical Linked to Cancer, Diabetes, Autism, and Other Problems: SUPPORTED 80%