About this site
Legislative publication files are updated daily during session. This includes the text of measures, Legislative Schedule information, Status Report for Legislative Measures (formerly the Legislative Calendar), and Legislative Tables. An introduced measure is not made available on this site until the morning following the date it receives its official First Reading (on the floor of its house of origin). Legislative Schedules, Status Reports of House and Senate Measures, and Legislative Tables emulate their corresponding printed publications and are available on this site early in the morning of the date they are published in paper.
How can I find out who my state senator and representative are?
The Legislature convenes annually in February at the State Capitol in Salem, but sessions may not exceed 160 days in odd-numbered years and 35 days in even-numbered years. Five-day extensions are allowed by a two-thirds vote in each house. In odd-numbered years, the Legislative Assembly convenes on the second Monday in January, to swear-in newly elected officials, elect legislative leaders, adopt rules, organize and appoint committees, and begin introducing bills.
Links to committee membership and other pertinent committee information may be found on the Oregon Legislative Committees page.
There are several legislative access telephone numbers. To leave a message for a legislator or committee, obtain a copy of a legislative measure, status of a measure, or meeting dates or times, call the number below that corresponds with your calling area.
If you live inside Oregon, but not in the Salem area, the toll free telephone number is (800) 332-2313.
In the Salem area, the number is 986-1187.
Outside of Oregon, the number is (503) 986-1187.
For further information call the Legislative Liaison at 503-986-1000.
How can I reach a legislator by email?
During a legislative session, it is usually best to contact a legislator at his/her Capitol office, since that is where they spend most of their time. To address a letter to a legislator, simply find out their Capitol room number from one of the contact listings on this site (links are included at the end of this section), and add "State Capitol, Salem, Oregon 97301." For example, to contact the fictitious Senator Jones, address the letter to:
Senator Josephine Jones
900 Court St. NE, Salem Oregon 97301
During the interim between sessions, it is usually best to contact a legislator at the address they list as their "interim" address. This address is included on our contact pages on this site (links are included at the end of this section).
You may email your Legislator by using the "Write Your Legislator" feature. By entering your mailing address, your message will be automatically forwarded to your Representative and or Senator. Click on the following Senate or House links to find contact information for all Senate or House members.
The amount of pay is set by statute. Currently both the Senators and Representatives are paid $1,801.00 per month. The Speaker of the House and the President of the Senate are paid twice that amount.
Contact information and answers to frequently asked questions about the legislature, legislative process other government agencies.
The staff of the Oregon Legislature cannot respond to public requests for legal advice. To understand and protect your legal rights, consult your private lawyer.