The MULTNOMAH COUNTY HOME RULE CHARTER [Amendments Approved November 8, 2016], states:
“12.40. Appointment of Committee Members.
The charter review committee shall be composed as follows:
Visit the Oregon Legislature’s website for more information about the 2017 Session:
“Organizational Days will run January 9th through the 11th. During Organizational Days, Members-elect are sworn in as legislators and bills are introduced. The 79th Legislative Assembly will convene on Wednesday, February 1….” [Link to Oregon Legislature’s website.]
You can link to the Find Your District and Legislators page from that homepage.
Article in the Salem Statesman Journal:
Excerpt: “Christopher Reinhart has been hired as the first director of a new legislative agency in Oregon, the Office of Legislative Policy and Research….” [Link to full article.]
While there are many excellent legal self-help initiatives, there are few studies that evaluate those self-help programs after the fact, i.e. after the self-represented litigant has used the software or the court forms and system (e.g. in small claims court) to resolve a problem or right a wrong.
But the surveys that do exist can be helpful to others. See, for example, this report, which you can find at the SRLN Stories page – and here is the direct link:
The 2015 ORS are now online
View the online, almost official (i.e. prima facie evidence of the law), 2015 Oregon Revised Statutes at the Oregon Legislature’s website.
Note that any new laws passed in the 2016 and 2017 Oregon legislative sessions WILL NOT appear in codified format until the 2017 Oregon Revised Statutes are published in late 2017 or early 2018.
The short session Oregon Legislative 2016 bills are now online.
As of this moment, however, the 2015 Oregon Revised Statutes (ORS) are still NOT online, but if you’re very lucky you may click on that link one day, even one moment from now, and find yourself reading the 2015 ORS, which we hope to see shortly. (Call your legislator to ask where they (the ORS) are!)
Many new Oregon laws affecting sick leave, birth control, recreational marijuana, vaping, grandparents, bestiality, early termination fees when you die, and much more are effective January 1, 2016.
How do you find out what these new laws are?
Search online. Here are some keywords to search: new laws oregon 2015 2016 (limiting your results to the past year will get rid of a lot of the old stuff)
The official PRINT ORS is available at law and public libraries around Oregon. (But call first to make sure your library has it in print. Not all libraries get the official print version.)
Note that any legislation passed in the 2016 and 2017 Oregon legislative sessions WILL NOT appear in codified format until the 2017 Oregon Revised Statutes are published in late 2017 or early 2018.
This was and still is an interesting report, for those so inclined, from the 2006 Public Commission on the Oregon Legislature:
Listen to a Portland City Club presentation on the Report.