Legislative Days (also called Committee Days): Since Oregon voters adopted annual sessions in 2010, the Legislature meets for a maximum of 160 days in odd numbered years and 35 days in even numbered years. The period of time in between sessions is called the interim. The Legislature convenes periodically during the interim for special meeting days, called “Legislative Days.”
In the Oregon Legislature, Legislative Days are a time when committees hold informational hearings on a variety of topics, but do not vote on policy or pass legislation. Topics can often be ones that may lead to legislation in upcoming sessions or committees may hear updates on previous bill implementations. Many committees will hear reports from state agencies and Task Forces or consider testimony regarding current subject areas affecting Oregonians.
Legislative Days happen approximately every eight weeks and last for four days. During Legislative Days, Committees may hold informational hearings on topics that could lead to legislation in upcoming sessions, hear updates on implementations of past legislation, hear reports from state agencies and Task Forces, and keep current on the subject areas which affect Oregonians. During Legislative Days, the Senate may also convene for the purpose of making executive appointments.