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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.  For reference assistance, questions about the legislature, legislative process, or other government agencies, please email help.leg@oregonlegislature.gov, or call 1-800-332-2313.​​​​

Citizen Engagement

 

The connection between citizens and their government is strengthened when the public has ample opportunity to have their concerns heard by the legislature. 

 

The primary functions of the Legislature are to enact new laws and revise existing ones relating to the health, education and general welfare of all Oregonians, and to make decisions that keep t​he state in good economic and environmental condition.  An informal, but highly significant, function is to provide a forum for resolution of group conflicts and expressions of public grievances. 

The Legislative Assembly, often referred to as state government’s board of directors, is responsible for a total state biennial budget in excess of $65 billion.  The power to allocate state monies gives the legislature influence over the executive branch.  In deciding where and how much money the state will spend on its agencies and programs, the legislature establishes priorities and sets public policy.

In addition to enacting laws, setting public policy, and administering the state’s budget, legislators review administrative rules drafted by state agencies, and in the Senate, confirm certain executive appointments made by the Governor.
  


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Legislative Data Available to the Public

The Oregon Legislature freely provides the legislative measure, committee, and legislative member data used in the Oregon Legislative Information System (OLIS) to the public in an Open Data Protocol (OData) API.  Learn more.


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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.  For reference assistance, questions about the legislature, legislative process, or other government agencies, please email help.leg@state.or.us, or call 1-800-332-2313.

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