Capitol Phone: 503-986-1706Capitol Address: 900 Court St. NE, S-411, Salem, Oregon 97301Email: Sen.LeeBeyer@oregonlegislature.govWebsite: http://www.oregonlegislature.gov/beyer
Welcome to our district's legislative website. I
hope you find the information here useful, and I encourage you to participate
in the legislative process.
As your representative in the Oregon State Senate, it is important to me to be
as transparent and available as possible during this pandemic. Until April at
the earliest, the current legislative plan is for legislators to work virtually
and mostly outside of the Capitol building. Committee meetings will be held via
video conference in digital meeting rooms that are accessible to the public,
and only the final vote on new legislation will occur in the Capitol on the
Senate Floor. It is my understanding that most Floor votes will not occur
until March or April, when we hope the Capitol will be open to the public.
During this time, I encourage you to participate in the legislative process by
watching our committee meetings and providing either written or verbal comment
on our work using the internet. As is the normal process, you can follow
committee schedules here on the legislative website. All meetings will be
broadcast live and recorded for future viewing. You can request the opportunity
to testify before a committee meeting in the digital space or submit written
testimony the same as during past sessions. To some extent, operating virtually
will make it easier for citizens to address legislative committees without
having to drive to Salem.
I always like to hear from constituents. I try to read all letters and emails
and respond. If you wish to meet in person, to the extent time allows I will
arrange virtual meetings over Zoom if you contact my office.
Thank you for your understanding during this pandemic, and please stay safe.
Senator Lee Beyer