Where Can You Access Session Information?
This is a repeat of information we gave you in our last newsletter which informed you on how to find information about Oregon's legislature. We hope you find it useful. Please feel free to contact us if you have questions or comments.
What's new at the Oregon Legislative Session Website?
Oregon Legislative Information System - OLIS, is a session application designed to help streamline
access to session information. OLIS will centralize and provide close to real-time legislative information on the session, bills, and committees. You will see all of the important events of the day during the legislative session. OLIS will also provide access to bill text, amendments, and measure analysis, as
well as providing access to committee agendas, meeting material, recording logs and committee votes. OLIS is now available by going to the main legislative wepage (see below) and clicking on the OLIS logo.
Main Legislative Webpage: www.leg.state.or.us
Daily Session "At A Glance": New bills introduced, committee reports, calendar for House and Senate Floor sessions. Click here for the link.
How to track bills:
If you know the bill number, click here to go to a
page that will provide the status of the bill, sponsors, brief description of the bill, scheduled action (public hearing, work session etc.), and a link to the language of the introduced bill.
Testify before a committee: If a bill you are interested in is scheduled for a public hearing, you have the option to participate in the process by testifying in front of a committee. If you have written testimony, you should bring 15 copies.
You can view committee agendas here.
Accessing committee hearings and floor sessions online:
Committee hearings and floor sessions are also streamed online. To watch a specific committee
hearing, go here. Each committee webpage will have archived and live audio and video.
For a Full Listing of Proposed Bills click
here.Links on this page will also take you to each
measure's "history" (action) during the session and to bills introduced in past sessions.
This is from the Oregonians for Food and Shelter Newsletter....Rob T.
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