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Oregon Revised Statutes
Chapter 171 - State Legislature
 
PUBLICATIONS
 
171.200 “Publications” defined for ORS 171.206. As used in ORS 171.206, “publications” does not include materials published under ORS 171.236 or 171.275, but does include:
(1) Bills, resolutions and memorials and amendments thereto.
 
(2) Reports of statutory, standing, special or interim legislative committees.
 
(3) Periodic legislative calendars and periodic journals, if any of these are published.
 
(4) Other documents or papers which the Legislative Assembly, or either house thereof, orders printed.
171.206 Legislative publications; distribution; form and number; charges; disposition.
(1) Except as provided in ORS 171.236 and 171.275, all publications printed for either house of the Legislative Assembly and their committees, including joint committees created by law, rule or joint resolution, shall be published and distributed by the Legislative Administrator, subject to the rules of each house and under the direction of the Legislative Administration Committee.
 
(2) Unless otherwise directed by joint resolution and except as otherwise provided by law, the Legislative Administrator may cause to be distributed the publications of the Legislative Assembly among such state officers, departments and agencies, public officers and state institutions of higher learning as the Legislative Administration Committee determines necessary for their requirements. Each house shall receive from the Legislative Administrator such number of publications as it deems necessary.
 
(3) The Legislative Administrator shall make public documents available to the State Librarian for distribution to depository libraries as required by ORS 357.090.
 
(4) Unless otherwise directed by joint resolution, the Legislative Administration Committee shall determine the form, number and distribution of and charges for, if any, the materials referred to in subsection (1) of this section. In determining charges, the committee shall take into account the cost of publishing and distributing copies other than those it distributes under subsections (2) and (3) of this section.
 
(5) All moneys received under subsection (4) of this section are continuously appropriated to the Legislative Administration Committee for its actual costs incurred in publishing and distributing the copies for which it charges a fee.
 
(6) The Legislative Administration Committee may order the disposition of legislative publications that in its judgment are no longer of value to the state.