Interim, Redistricting and Capitol Seismic Upgrades

From Rep. Rick Lewis’s (R, HD-18) 6-26-21 newsletter:

In the interim, between now and the next session there is a great deal of work to do.

Legislators have been asked to reserve the week of September 20 for a possible special session on redistricting. Redistricting is the process of redrawing legislative and congressional district lines following the decennial U.S. Census. The lines are redrawn so that districts are of roughly equal population as required by the Oregon Constitution and the U.S. Constitution.

For twenty years Oregonians have been living with district lines that were drawn for political gain. That means many Oregonians have values that aren’t accurately represented. Through the redistricting process, we have an opportunity to make important changes that will result in more fair and balanced elections for our state. The public is strongly encouraged to participate in these discussions. To learn more about redistricting, visit: https://www.oregonlegislature.gov/redistricting.

Also, during the interim, the Legislature convenes periodically for Legislative Committee Days. Legislative Days happen approximately every eight weeks and last for four days. During this time, committees hold informational hearings on topics that may lead to legislation in upcoming sessions, hear updates on previous implementations, hear reports from state agencies and Task Forces, and keep current on the subject areas affecting Oregonians. The Senate may also convene for the purpose of confirming the Governor’s executive appointments.

More information about Legislative Days can be found at:  https://www.oregonlegislature.gov/commdays.

July 10, 2021 through December 31, 2021 Legislator offices in the House and Senate wings will be inaccessible in order to complete seismic upgrades. During this time, Legislative Committee meetings will be held virtually. More information about the Capitol Accessibility, Maintenance and Safety project (CAMS) can be found at: https://www.oregonlegislature.gov/cams 

Date: 2021-06-28 09:43

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