bar

  • The bar is the railing along the sides of the House and Senate chambers which separates the chamber floor (see Floor) and the side aisle. Only legislators and certain legislative staff may be within the bar; only invited guests and staff may occupy the side aisles. The press is allowed both within the bar (in the press area) and in the side aisles.

    Oregon State Legislature 1
    See also floor

1Oregon State Legislature, Legislative Glossary of Terms, http://­www.leg.state.or.us/­glossary.html (last accessed May 27, 2009).