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Legislative Policy and Research Office

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900 Court St. NE, Room 453, Salem OR, 97301


The Legislative Policy and Research Office (LPRO), created by the Legislative Assembly in Senate Bill 1569 (2016), provides centralized, professional and nonpartisan research, issue analysis and committee management services for the Legislative Assembly.   Among other responsibilities, LPRO:

  • Assists committee chairs in developing committee work plans, organizing and administering meetings, posting agendas and processing measures in and out of committee;
  • Provides nonpartisan, objective research to legislators and assists with developing policy options;
  • Conducts measure analysis (summarizes what measures do, captures key issues discussed and provides background information);
  • Coordinates with Legislative Counsel’s Office to obtain legal opinions, bill drafts and amendments;
  • Works with Legislative Fiscal and Revenue Offices to obtain impact statements on measures;
  • Serves as a resource and additional communications link for legislators, legislative personnel, agencies, the public and other participants in the legislative process;
  • Assists committees with adherence to procedural and parliamentary rules;
  • Develops publications, such as Background Briefs on policy issues and a Summary of Legislation for each Session; and
  • Produces committee meeting records, which are available on the Legislative Assembly’s website.
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Agriculture and Natural Resources2017_Agriculture and Natural Resources 
Business and Consumer Protection2017_Business and Consumer Protection 
Education and Workforce Development2017_Education and Workforce Development 
Elections and Ethics2017_Elections and Ethics 
Emergency Preparedness2017_Emergency Preparedness 
Health Care2017_Health Care 
Human Services2017_Human Services 
Labor and Employment2017_Labor and Employment 
Land Use2017_Land Use 
Marijuana Regulation2017_Marijuana Regulation 
Summary of Legislation 2017 
Summary of Legislation 2016 
Summary of Legislation 2015 
Summary of Legislation 2014 
Summary of Legislation 2013 
Summary of Legislation 2012 
Summary of Legislation 2011 
Summary of Legislation 2010 
Summary of Legislation 2009 
Summary of Legislation 2008 
Summary of Legislation 2007 
Summary of Legislation 2005 
Summary of Legislation 2003 
Summary of Legislation 2001 
collapse Background Briefs by Year : 2018 ‎(2)
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collapse Background Briefs by Year : 2010 ‎(90)
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