Quick Tips: How to Research Oregon Legislation and the Oregon Legislature

1) The Oregon Legislature’s website has multiple ways to track and research current and past bills, sessions, reports, and laws. Visit the website and try them out.  We’ve enjoyed playing around with this latest one, OLIS/Liz (but don’t ask us who Liz is!).

Note: You will need other tools if you want to research the Legislative History of a bill or law.

2) The Oregon State Library partners with the Legislature’s Library to make sure legislators, state employees, and Oregonians have professional research assistance for their legislative question. Telephone: 503-986-1668; Hours are Monday-Friday 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

3) Reports to the Oregon State Legislature: The Oregon State Library also manages this blog where you can find links to reports that various government agencies and departments are required to submit to the Legislature.