conference committee

  • A committee usually consisting of two or three members of each house, appointed by their respective presiding officers. A conference committee is appointed when one house refuses to concur with amendments to a measure adopted by the other house. Its goal is to prepare a version of the measure acceptable to both houses. A conference committee does not actually have to meet.

    Oregon State Legislature 1
    See also committee report

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