Legislative Issue Briefs
The following issue briefs are produced by the Committee Services Office. They provide basic information and background on certain issues. Questions about issue briefs may be directed to the author listed on the header by calling (503) 986-1813.
(NOTE: This web page is a work in progress. Additional issue briefs will be added as they become available. In order to view these briefs you must have Adobe Acrobat Reader. If you don't have this software, but wish to download a free copy, a link button has been provided for you at the bottom of this page.)
These issue briefs have been written in response to requests for information on a particular subject and, therefore, may not provide information on all issues surrounding the subject. They are intended to give the reader a general understanding of the subject, and are based on information which is current as of the date of publication listed in the header of the brief. Future legislative, executive, and judicial actions may affect some of these subjects, and attempts will be made to keep the information contained in the briefs as up to date as possible. If you have questions about an issue brief, please contact the author listed in the header of the brief.
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Last updated on October 8, 2001