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Roses blooming infront of the State Capitol Building​How to Find the Bill You Are Looking For

A Bill is proposed legislation considered by the legislature.  A Bill may create a new law, or amend or repeals an existing law.  There are multiple ways to research bills, listed below are the most common.

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 Search Bills - Displays a search box that allows users to search for information.   Search Bills

Search by using Keywords:

  • Using the Bill Search Box above:  
    • Enter a word, or a phrase, such as “highway tax,” or “education,” into the search box to the right, then click the magnifying glass, or press enter on your keyboard.
    • Once in the Search Return Screen, select which legislative session you wish to focus on from the Filter Your Search options.
    • The results for that session will appear along with a summary of the Bill.

Search by Bill Number:

  • Using the Bill Search Box above:
    • Enter a bill number, or a bill number with SB, or HB (e.g., 200, SB 200, or HB 3000 - SB=Senate Bill, HB=House Bill).
    • Press Enter or click the magnifying glass next to the search.
    •  In the Search Return Screen, select which legislative session you wish to focus on from the Filter Your Search options.
    • The results for that session will appear along with a summary of the Bill.

How do I ...

  • How do I receive Bill and Committee meeting alerts?
    • From a Bill or Committee Overview page in OLIS, you can subscribe to receive email updates as bills move through the legislative process, or if a committee meeting is scheduled.  You can also go here to subscribe, or manage your subscriptions.
  • How do I find out how a legislator voted on a bill?
    • Go to the Oregon Legislative Information System OLIS
    • Bill vote information is available from the measure history for a specific bill.  To find a bill's measure history, go to the Bill Overview page in OLIS and expand the Measure History area.  Find the date of the vote and expand the plusplus.gificon.  This is where you will find vote information for a bill.
  • How do I which Legislators represent me?
    • You can enter your complete address in the Find Your Legislator box to the right, or by clicking here.  This system will tell you which Legislators represent the area where you live.
  • How do I contact my Legislator? 
    • You can call, email, or write a letter to your Legislator.  If you wish to see your legislator in person, you can call and make an appointment.   Here is contact information for Senators, and Representatives.

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