Policy Research: Rulemaking
Oregon Laws, Rules and Regulations
Oregon laws and regulations are available online, however the official version is in print. Find these in the library on the 2nd, 3rd and 4th floors:
- Oregon Revised Statutes: call number L/L52/4.6R32 (4th floor in Oregon Documents)
- Oregon Laws (Current and special sessions): call number KFO2425 .A2 (3rd floor)
- Oregon Administrative Rules: call number REF J87 .O735 (2nd floor)
- Oregon Revised StatutesCall number: L/L52/4.6R32 - 4th Floor in Oregon Documents & Online
- Oregon Revised Statutes (1999-2015 Archive)Revised statutes of Oregon. Keyword-searchable and fully indexed.
- Oregon Administrative Rules (state website)Call number: REF J87 .O735 - 2nd Floor Reference & Online
Hosted by the Oregon State Archives, this site provides access to the Oregon Administrative Rules, also known as OARs. A rule is defined as any agency directive, standard, regulation, or statement of general applicability that implements, interprets, or prescribes law or policy, or describes the procedure or practice requirements of any agency.
- Oregon Laws (Current and special sessions)Call number KFO2425 .A2 - 3rd Floor
- Oregon Administrative Rules (LexisNexis Search)Search current rules with advanced tools via LexisNexis; search across multiple state codes and regulation sets.
- State Agency Histories (Archives Division)Researching state law and regulations? Review agency histories and record retention schedules here.
How Rules Get Made
- A Guide to the Rulemaking ProcessFrom the Federal Register. Explains federal rulemaking process.
- About the OARsExplains rulemaking process in Oregon.
Administrative rules in Oregon are made by state agencies. Each agency website will contain information about its rulemaking process. Consider also browsing the OARs by agency name. From there you can view rule sections, and use the "control F" function on your computer keyboard to look for keywords in different rule sections. This can lead you to different rules that may apply to the legislation you are researching.