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Salem, OR—Pursuant to ORS 250.125, a five-member Financial Estimate Committee (FEC), composed of the Secretary of State, State Treasurer, Director of the Department of Revenue, Director of the Department of Administrative Services, and a local government representative must prepare an estimate of the financial impact of each measure to be voted on in statewide elections. Once completed, the estimate of financial impact will be printed in the Voters' Pamphlet and on the ballot.

The FEC will meet in Hearing Room 170 of the Oregon State Capitol Building located at 900 Court Street NE, Salem, OR 97301. The purpose of the first meeting will be to draft an estimate of financial impact for IRR 301. At the second meeting, staff from the Secretary of State's office will receive oral public comments on the draft (see requirement in ORS 250.127(2)). Written public comments sent to are preferred and will be accepted until Thursday, September 21st at 5:00 pm. However, early submission is encouraged as it allows for the most thorough consideration. At the third meeting, the FEC will consider revisions to the estimate based on public comments.

Interested parties may observe the committee deliberations, either by attending a meeting or via the Oregon State legislative website:

The FEC will meet according to the following schedule:

Friday, September 8th 2017, 11:30 am, Hearing Room 170
• Elect the 5th committee member (local government representative)
• Overview of Financial Estimate Committee process and requirements
• Draft and vote on the draft estimate of financial impact: IRR 301

Thursday, September 14th 2017, 10:00 am, Hearing Room 170
• Staff from the Secretary of State's office will take oral and written public comments

Friday, September 22nd 2017, 10:00 am, Hearing Room 170
• Possible revisions and vote on the estimate of financial impact

For questions on the FEC or general ballot measure process, please contact the Oregon Secretary of State Elections Division (503) 986-1518 or
For questions on scheduling please contact the Legislative Policy and Research Office (503) 986-1539


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