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Where are the 2009 Oregon Revised Statutes?

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Just a reminder that the 2009 Oregon Revised Statutes (ORS) will not be available in print or online until 2010.

But you can still read the 2009 Oregon laws enacted by the Legislature and the Governor.

(Note: Oregon “Effective Date of Legislation”:In accordance with ORS 171.022, “Except as otherwise provided in the Act, an Act of the Legislative Assembly takes effect on January 1 of the year after passage of the Act.”)

1) 2008 Oregon Laws: You can read the Oregon Laws through the 2008 Special Session, online and in print.

2) Oregon Revised Statutes (ORS): The Oregon Laws have been codified through 2007 and you can read them in print and online. (The superseded ORS editions are not online at the Legislature’s website.)

3) The 2009 ORS (i.e. the codification of the 2009 Oregon Laws) will not appear online or in print much before February 2010.

4) See also the websites for the Clerk of the House and Secretary of the Senate for more information.Previous Oregon Legal Research blog posts on Oregon law making under the labels: Codification, Oregon Laws, Oregon Revised Statutes, Oregon Legislative Counsel, and more. Legal research may not be rocket science, but it still takes a bit of work and finesse to learn and understand how all the pieces fit together (or not, as the case may be).