joint resolution

  • A measure used for proposing constitutional amendments, creating interim committees, giving direction to a state agency, expressing legislative approval of action taken by someone else, or authorizing a kind of temporary action to be taken. A joint resolution may also authorize expenditures out of the legislative expense appropriations.

    Oregon State Legislature 1
    See also resolution

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