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Member dias​​​How t​o Submit Writte​​​n Testimony​​ on a Bill​

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Written testimony may be submitted online from the time a bill is first scheduled for a Public Hearing up to 48 hours after the start time of the committee meeting during which the Public Hearing is held. These submissions are uploaded and available to legislators and the public in the Oregon Legislative Information System (OLIS). 

NOTE: Personal Information in Written ​Testimony
All written testimony submitted online, including your name and any personal information in the submitted documents, are posted to OLIS and​ are accessible to all major search engines, including Google, Bing, and Yahoo. Use discretion with any personal information – do not submit any personal information that you do not want available to the public. 

​For questions about the legislature, legislative process, or other government agencies, email or ​call 1-800-332-2313.

If you experience technical issues submitting written testimony online or testimony does not appear on OLIS (after refreshing page) more than one hour after submittal, email​.

How to Submit Written Testimony Online:

  1. Go to the OLIS website ( and click on the Committees button (upper right corner of the screen).

  2. Navigate to and select the Committee in which the bill for which you will be submitting testimony is scheduled for a Public Hearing.

  3. On the Committee Overview page, click on the Click to Submit Testimony link.​ 

    Image Committee Overview Page-Click to Submit Testimony 

  4. Click the dropdown arrow to select the meeting date that the bill for which you will be submitting testimony is scheduled for a Public Hearing.

    The Testimony Submission form will open.​

    Testimony Submission Form-Select a meeting date 

    A list of all measures scheduled for a Public Hearing in the selected meeting will pop-up.

  5. Click the button next to the bill for which you would like to submit testimony.​

       The Form will expand to allow you to enter required and optional information and enter or attach your testimony.

    Testimony Submission Form 

  6. ​​​​​Fill out the form*.​ First Name, Last Name, Email Address, Organization or City of Residence, on behalf of (optional) and position on the bill (optional).

  7. Add your testimony​*. Click to select how you will be submitting your testimony: Text Testimony (type or copy text into text box) or Upload a pdf (attach your testimony as a pdf format document). Depending on the option selected, the Testimony Submission Form will expand to allow you to enter/attach your testimony/input.)

      • Text Testimony:

      •  ​​Select your Document Title*

      • Type your testimony in the Submit​ testimony text box by clicking on the button that reads “Text Testimony” and typing or copying in your testimony.  The maximum number of characters entered is 4000.​


To Upload a PDF:​

  • Select your Document Title*

  • Create your testimony in pdf format and add it to the Testimony Submission Form by clicking on the Upload a PDF button and selecting your file to attach to the form. The maximum pdf upload size is 15 MB.


​                         Please note, attachments containing inappropriate images will not be uploaded to OLIS.

Testimony Submission Form 
Testimony Submission Form

  1. Click Submit Testimony. The below popup will open.

  2. Click the "I Understand" box.

  3. Click in the Captcha box to verify “I am not a robot” and follow the prompts.​

  4. Click the Submit button.

Testimony Submission Form

Submit Testimony

If your testimony was submitted successfully, a Testimony Submitted Successfully! page will open. If invalid data is entered in any of the fields on your form, you will receive a message saying that invalid data has been entered. The fields containing invalid data will be outlined in red. You will need to correct those fields and then click on Submit Testimony. A Testimony Submitted Successfully! page will then open.

​On the Testimony Submitted Successfully! page, if you would like to submit more testimony, click the Yes button (do not use the browser Back button). You will be returned to the Submit Public Testimony form. If you do not want to submit more testimony, click the No button and you will be returned to the Committee Overview page.​  


*With the exception of email address, the data entered on the Submit Public Testimony form may be displayed in OLIS.

​​Prior to uploading to OLIS, submitted testimony will be scanned for potential viruses, malware and inappropriate images. If found, the file will be deleted and not uploaded to OLIS.



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