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:(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 cochair for the joint committee and the Speaker of the House of Representatives shall appoint one cochair for the joint committee. The cochairs of the joint committee shall alternate as presiding officers.
 
:(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 cochair for the joint committee and the Speaker of the House of Representatives shall appoint one cochair for the joint committee. The cochairs of the joint committee shall alternate as presiding officers.
:(2) The cochairs 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.
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:(2) The cochairs 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.
 
:(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]<ref>[https://www.oregonlegislature.gov/secretary-of-senate/Documents/2013Rules.pdf ''Oregon State Senate,'' "Rules of the Senate," accessed February 7, 2014](Rule 171.555)</ref>}}
 
:(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]<ref>[https://www.oregonlegislature.gov/secretary-of-senate/Documents/2013Rules.pdf ''Oregon State Senate,'' "Rules of the Senate," accessed February 7, 2014](Rule 171.555)</ref>}}

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Oregon State Legislature
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Joint Committees

Joint Legislative Audits and Information Management and Technology
Joint Ways and Means

Senate Committees
House Committees

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

Function

(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 cochair for the joint committee and the Speaker of the House of Representatives shall appoint one cochair for the joint committee. The cochairs of the joint committee shall alternate as presiding officers.
(2) The cochairs 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

2014-2015

The following table describes committee membership at the beginning of the 2014 legislative session.

Joint Ways and Means Senate Members, 2014
Democratic members (6)Republican members (5)
Richard Devlin, Co-ChairFred Girod
Betsy Johnson, Co-Vice-ChairBill Hansell
Alan BatesChuck Thomsen
Chris Edwards (Oregon)Doug Whitsett
Rod MonroeJackie Winters
Elizabeth Steiner Hayward


Joint Ways and Means House Members, 2014
Democratic members (8)Republican members (7)
Peter Buckley, Co-ChairDennis Richardson, Vice-Chair
Nancy Nathanson, Vice-ChairTim Freeman
Jeff BarkerBruce Hanna
Lew FrederickJohn Huffman
Betty KompBob Jenson
Tobias ReadMike McLane
Carolyn TomeiGreg Smith (Oregon)
Jennifer Williamson

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.