Public Commission on the
Final Report Approved November
Print version available in early December from Marjorie
and Table of Contents
Bill 1084 (2005)
Submitted for Consideration
1595 - Cutoff Calendar
1569 - Letter from Legislative Counsel
1569 - Open Primary Elections
1568 - Nonpartisan Legislature
1583 - Letter from Legislative Counsel
1583 - State Controller
1585 - Letter from Legislative Counsel
1585 - Initiative Reform
1584 - Commission on Campaign Finance Reform
1586 - Letter from Legislative Counsel
1586 - Use of Campaign Funds
1566 - Public Officials Compensation Commission
1566-1 - Letter from Legislative Counsel
1566-1 - Legislative Referral on Public Officials Compensation
1570 - Program Evaluation
1693 - Legislative Research Office
The full version of this report can be viewed
With approval of Senate
Bill 1084 and creation of the Public Commission on the Oregon
Legislature, the Legislative Assembly acknowledged the need for
study and evaluation of the legislature’s administration,
procedures, facilities, staffing and overall capacity, and the need
for study and evaluation of ways to improve those functions.
The last comprehensive review of the legislative
branch, by the legislative branch, took place in 1974. Although
others have reviewed the legislature since then, this commission,
with the support of legislative leadership and the authority to
introduce legislation, has a unique opportunity to suggest changes
to strengthen the authority, credibility and effectiveness of future
You are encouraged to interact with the commission
as it explores issues important to the way the Oregon Legislature
operates. Here are some of the tools you can use to work with the
- All commission and committee agendas will
be posted on this website as well as the legislative website.
- Meeting minutes will be made available on
this website soon after the meeting.
- If you can’t attend a meeting in person,
you may listen to commission and committee meetings online - either
listen live or access archived meetings.
- You may review proposals on this website that
have been submitted to the commission for consideration and submit
some of your own.
- Access documents considered at each commission
and committee meeting from individual committee websites listed
- Learn about commission members and contact
them individually from this website.
The commission plans to make recommendations by
December 2006 for the next Legislative Assembly to consider. Please
use this website to help you follow along with its progress.