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Oregon State Legislative ToolShed
The official Oregon State Legislation search engine is at - http://www.leg.state.or.us:8765/query.html?col=1meas11&qt=marijuana&charset=iso-8859-1 - where you can search for all the state bills related to "marijuana" or other keyword.
The official Oregon State Index of Measures with Scheduled Actions, the agenda search engine, is at - http://www.leg.state.or.us/11reg/agenda/webagendas.htm - here you can look up when and where a hearing or work session is - by the bill number - ie; "2536" for HB2536 - or other keyword.
Find out who's on a Committee during the 11 session, visit - http://www.leg.state.or.us/11reg/pubs/commsch.pdf
How to Testify in Front of Committee is at: www.leg.state.or.us/citizenguide/ * NOTE: You may call your legislators by contacting the WATS operator. Within Salem, call 503-986-1187. Outside of Salem, please call 1-800-332-2313.
Getting to the Capitol > 900 Court Street NE, Salem, Oregon 97301 * Hours: Monday-Friday: 8:00-5:30 ~ Saturday: Closed ~ Sunday: Closed * Visitor Services Phone: 503-986-1388 * For more information on How to get to the Capitol, including things like Where to Park. visit: www.leg.state.or.us/capinfo/
Find Your Legislator online at -www.leg.state.or.us/findlegsltr/findset.htm. Visit: www.leg.state.or.us/findlegsltr/home.htm - and fill out the form entering your home address. Then click on the "submit" button and you will then be given your state and US legislators.
Write your legislator online. To send a message to your State Senator or State Representative please visit: www.leg.state.or.us/writelegsltr/ and fill out the form. By entering your information, you will be automatically matched to either your State Senator or your State Representative. Click "submit" when you are ready to send your message.
See a List of OR St. House of Reps at: www.leg.state.or.us/house/ and a List of OR St. Senate at: www.leg.state.or.us/senate/ There is also the Senate and House District Listing from Secretary of State, Elections Division which includes a table of Senators and the two corresponding Representatives for all districts see: www.sos.state.or.us/elections/other.info/shlist.pdf
Phoning Your Legislator. During a legislative session, you may call your legislators by contacting the WATS operator. Within Salem, call 503-986-1187. Outside of Salem, please call 1-800-332-2313.
Members Email Address formats Senator's email address: firstname.lastname@example.org example: email@example.com Representative's email address: firstname.lastname@example.org example: email@example.com
To check up on bills; here is the link to the search bills page www.leg.state.or.us/searchmeas.html click on search for specific measure ... fill in the blanks on the page, hit enter and you will get the text of any bill. For example, try typing "marijuana" in the search engine for new bills. Also look for “cannabis” and we should not forget to mention “hemp” at some time.
To view the Text of a bill; If one wants PDF with changes bolded one can go here: landru.leg.state.or.us/11reg/measures/ click on the directory like HB 2600's and find it in PDF instead of just HTML.
To find out how a hearing went, you can check out the Legislative Audio / Video Archives at: http://www.leg.state.or.us/listn/
If you need information regarding the legislative process, you can email the Legislative Liaison at firstname.lastname@example.org -or- call 503-986-1000 -or- visit: www.leg.state.or.us/