Digest: Monday, February 27, 2022

Legislative scheduling notes

This year’s legislative session ends next week, on March 7. Any bill not voted on by both chambers of the Oregon State Legislature by next Monday is effectively extinct. A legislator can propose it again during the next legislative session, which isn’t scheduled until 2023 (although special sessions have been convened multiple times in the past two years).

Most committees faced a deadline last Thursday by which all bills had to receive a vote if they were going to move forward. There are a few committees exempt from the deadline, which all have packed schedules for the next week.

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By Thursday Bram

Thursday Bram founded PDX.Vote after making numerous zines, newsletters, and other media about politics in Portland, Oregon. Thursday has also written for publications ranging from Autostraddle.com to Entrepreneur Magazine. You can find more of Thursday's work at ThursdayBram.com.