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If your bill is older than 2007, check to see if there is a legislative tracing produced by the State Archives. Tracings include:
If your bill doesn't have a Legislative Tracing, follow these steps using the Senate/House Journals to find the bill's committees and their dates of action.
Tip: You can narrow your research by date by searching the initial bill and amendments for the relevant language: the text may have been added late in the session.
To locate an older bill, use the link below or for pre-1995 bills, use the print volumes in the library. For bills pre-dating 1971, contact the State Archives or the Knight Library at the University of Oregon.
We're looking for the history of the original 2001 enactment of ORS 811.060 and have identified SB 133 as the relevant bill.
A search of the original bill (SB 133) and Senate and House amendments, shows that the language regarding vehicular assault on bicyclists was added to an existing crime bill on June 5. Thus, only the House Public Hearings and Work Sessions need to be reviewed.
Now that you have the bill number, the relevant Senate and House committees and the dates on which they discussed your bill, you'll want to find those committee minutes and read the exhibits prepared by the witnesses. Unfortunately, there are no written transcribed committee minutes in Oregon. Instead, a researcher can either view or listen to the proceedings on audio or video and/or read a summary of the minutes depending on the year of the legislation.
See Step 5 to locate the minute summaries, tape logs, audio logs and exhibits.
The Boley Law Library has a complete set of the Senate and House Journals in the Oregon Collection dating from 1872 to the present.