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Joint Ways and Means Committee, Oregon State Legislature

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The Ways and Means Committee is a joint committee of the Oregon State Legislature.

Function

Duties of the committee:
(1) Upon election, the President of the Senate and the Speaker of the House of Representatives shall appoint a Joint Committee on Ways and Means. At least two of the members appointed from each house shall have had previous experience on the Joint Committee on Ways and Means. If the Speaker of the House of Representatives or the President of the Senate is a member, either may designate from time to time an alternate from among the members of the respective house to exercise powers as a member of the committee except that the alternate shall not preside if the Speaker or President is chair. The President of the Senate shall appoint one co-chair for the joint committee and the Speaker of the House of Representatives shall appoint one co-chair for the joint committee. The co-chairs of the joint committee shall alternate as presiding officers.
(2) The co-chairs of the Joint Committee on Ways and Means are authorized to cause to be investigated, either through the whole of the committee or by a selected subcommittee, any complaints about the management or conduct of any of the state institutions, departments, officers or activities for the support of which state money has been appropriated, or for which appropriations may hereafter be made.
(3) The Joint Committee on Ways and Means may not transact business unless a quorum is present. A quorum consists of a majority of committee members from the House of Representatives and a majority of committee members from the Senate.
(4) Action by the Joint Committee on Ways and Means requires the affirmative vote of a majority of committee members from the House of Representatives and a majority of committee members from the Senate. [Formerly 171.080; 1977 c.891 §1; 1981 c.2 §1; 2007 c.790 §1][1][2]

Committee members

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2015 legislative session

The following table describes committee membership at the beginning of the 2015 legislative session.

Joint Ways and Means Senate Members, 2015
Democratic members (8)Republican members (5)
Alan Bates (Oregon)Fred Girod
Richard Devlin, Co-ChairBill Hansell
Betsy Johnson, Co-Vice ChairChuck Thomsen
Rod MonroeDoug Whitsett
Arnie RoblanJackie Winters, Co-Vice Chair
Chip Shields
Elizabeth Steiner Hayward
Peter Courtney


Joint Ways and Means House Members, 2015
Democratic members (7)Republican members (5)
Peter Buckley, Co-ChairJohn Huffman
David GombergMike McLane
Betty KompGene Whisnant
Dan RayfieldGail Whitsett
Tobias ReadGreg Smith (Oregon), Co-Vice Chair
Jennifer Williamson
Nancy Nathanson, Co-Vice Chair

2013-2014

The following table describes committee membership at the beginning of the 2013 legislative session.

2011-2012

2009-2010

Subcommittees

External links

References

  1. Oregon State Senate, "Rules of the Senate," accessed February 7, 2014(Rule 171.555)
  2. Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.