• A "hand-engrossed bill" is one that has had its amendments manually inserted (by physically cutting out the amended sections of the bill and writing or pasting in the new amendments) by the committee staff. This is done to allow committee members to see clearly which parts of a bill under consideration have been amended.

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