Oregon Legislative Information System
Oregon Legislative Information System (OLIS) is an application designed to streamline access to session information. OLIS provides access to bills, committee information, and the daily events of the session.
Click on the image above for access to OLIS. Learn how to submit meeting materials digitally.
The State of Oregon has a Citizen Legislature consisting of the Senate, whose 30 members are elected to serve four-year terms, and the House of Representatives, which has 60 members elected for two-year terms.
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.
Oregon’s representative form of government is governed by rules,
laws, and procedures. Although the process is long, complex and dominated by
committees, all laws begin as someone’s idea.
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.