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2021 Session

Policy Committees are expected to have informational and organizational meetings the week of Jan. 19th, but are not likely to begin holding hearings on actual measures given the new posting requirements of the virtual session (for example, the House has a 72-hour posting requirement for the first public hearing on all bills).

Important 2021 Dates

  • February 19th LC Returns Bill Drafts
  • February 23rd Bill Filing Deadline
  • March 19th 1st Chamber Work Session Post Deadline
  • April 13th 1st Chamber Bill Deadline
  • May 14th 2nd Chamber Work Session Post Deadline
  • May 28th 2nd Chamber Bill Deadline
  • June 18th Target Sine Die
  • June 27th Constitutional Sine Die

*Bill Deadlines do not apply to Rules, Revenue & Finance and Joint Committees (except Transportation)

2021 Virtual Session info:


  • Public Hearing & Work Sessions on different days - at least 48 hours apart
  • No time limits on public testimony and to allow for questions
  • 24-hour posting notice for bills and amendments before they can be adopted


  • First Public Hearing on a measure requires 72-hours’ notice
  • All Other Meetings require 48-hours’ notice
  • Amendments must be posted for 4 hours prior to committee action
  • Fiscal and Revenue Impact Statements (FIS/RIS) are required for any work session

Tips to Navigate Session

Tips to Navigate Session, brought to you by Oregonians for Food & Shelter

Bills the legislature will be considering are posted to the Oregon Legislature website at https://olis.oregonlegislature.gov/.

  • Once you get to the website, you will see the Bill icon on the top right of the page.
  • Bills can be searched by Bill Number, Bill Text or Bill Sponsor.
  • Text of each Bill can be found on Bill Overview page under the Text tab.
  • Once you find Bill text, this handy guide (https://bit.ly/2NCGxrD) will help you understand the layout and information contained in the Bill text.

The Oregon Legislative Assembly has established a process to accept remote verbal public testimony on bills by video or phone during this time, in addition to written public testimony.

Written testimony will be accepted two ways, through the OLIS system and by mail.

You must register in advance to provide verbal testimony during a committee or subcommittee meeting. Registration closes at the start of the meeting.

Complete instructions on how to submit written comments and provide verbal testimony can be found here.

Dalton Advocacy Reports 2021

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