ORS 171.795¹
Electronic distribution of information

(1) The Legislative Assembly finds and declares that it is now possible and feasible in this electronic age to distribute information more widely by way of electronic communication. The Legislative Assembly further finds that it is desirable to make information available to the citizens of this state in a timely manner and for the least possible cost. The use of electronic communication will:

(a) Better inform the public of legislative proceedings and matters pending before the Legislative Assembly;

(b) Allow broader participation among Oregonians in the legislative process;

(c) Make information regarding legislative matters and proceedings more readily available to the citizens of this state;

(d) Allow constituents to better communicate with their elected representatives, irrespective of where they reside;

(e) Make administrative rules adopted or amended by state agencies more readily available to the citizens of this state; and

(f) Provide the public with a better insight into the operations of state government.

(2) This section and ORS 173.763 (Electronic distribution of information), 173.766 (Electronic mail address) (1) and (2) and 183.365 (Publication of administrative rules in electronic form) may be cited as the Oregon Public Access Act. [1995 c.614 §§1,2; 2007 c.775 §2]

Chapter 171

Atty. Gen. Opinions

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1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 171—State Legislature, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­Archive/­2007ors171.­pdf (2007) (last ac­cessed Feb. 12, 2009).
2 Legislative Counsel Committee, Annotations to the Oregon Revised Stat­utes, Cumulative Supplement - 2007, Chapter 171, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­171ano.­htm (2007) (last ac­cessed Feb. 12, 2009).
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