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Legislature Set to Accept Public Testimony
The Capitol is still closed, but you can testify on bills remotely

The Oregon Legislature has released instructions on how to provide live public testimony to Legislative Committees. Previous to this, it was possible to view committee hearings or to submit written testimony, but until now, there was no way to actually testify.

Once a bill is scheduled for a public hearing, you can register to speak at the hearing. It is not possible to register to testify before the bill is formally scheduled. You must register in advance to provide verbal testimony during a committee or subcommittee meeting. Registration closes at the start of the meeting.

There are three ways to register: Before the public hearing, use the MS Teams meeting link or phone number to join the committee or subcommittee meeting at least 5 minutes prior to the meeting start time. You will “wait” in a virtual lobby until staff admits all participants into the meeting, shortly before the public hearing begins.

If you are joining the meeting with an MS Teams link, please: If you are calling into the meeting or joining with teams, you can Links and Phone Numbers
Oregon Legislature’s Website: https://www.oregonlegislature.gov
Oregon Legislative Information System (OLIS): https://olis.oregonlegislature.gov/liz/2021R1
Questions about the legislature, legislative process, or other government agencies:
Email: help.leg@oregonlegislature.gov
Toll-free number: 1-800-332-2313

--Staff Reports

Post Date: 2021-01-21 09:38:42Last Update: 2021-01-21 10:00:50

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