Oregon Government Publications

The Oregon Government Publications collection includes:

  • Current and historical Oregon state government publications
  • These archived documents are maintained by the State Library of Oregon as part of the Oregon Documents Depository Program. They are for informational purposes and may not be suitable for legal purposes.

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Judicial
The Judicial Department (OJD) is the judicial branch of government of the state of Oregon in the United States. OJD helps individuals, businesses, and government groups resolve disputes, protect their rights, and enforce their legal duties. Oregon judges review cases for compliance with federal, state, and local laws.
Justice
The Department of Justice (DOJ) serves state government and supports safe and healthy communities throughout Oregon by providing essential justice services. DOJ was established in 1947.
  • This collection also includes publications from:
    • the Attorney General's Office, which was established in 1891
Labor & Industries
The Bureau of Labor and Industries (BOLI) protects employment rights, advances employment opportunities, and protects access to housing and public accommodations that are free from discrimination. BOLI with its current name was formed in 1979.
  • This collection also includes publications from:
    • the Bureau of Labor (1903-1979)
Land Conservation & Development
The Department of Land Conservation and Development administers Oregon’s statewide land use planning program and Oregon’s federally approved Coastal Management Program. The department was created in 1973.
Legislative Assembly
The Legislative Assembly is the state legislature for the U.S. state of Oregon. Oregon’s bicameral legislature consists of the House of Representatives, which has 60 members elected for two-year terms, and the Senate, whose 30 members are elected to serve for four-year terms. The present bicameral system was adopted in 1859 upon statehood. Today’s legislators meet annually in Salem and deal with complex matters and busy schedules.
Liquor Control
The Liquor Control Commission (OLCC) oversees the sale of alcoholic beverages to allow access for responsible adults while protecting public safety. OLCC was created in 1933 by a special legislative session after national prohibition ended.
Military
The Military Department oversees the armed forces of the state of Oregon. The department administers, equips, and trains the Oregon National Guard, which supports the governor during unrest or natural disaster and is a reserve force to the total forces of the United States. The Military Department was officially created in 1961.
  • This collection also includes publications from:
    • the Adjutant-General's Office (1887-1961)
    • Office of Homeland Security (2004-2006)
Parks & Recreation
The Parks and Recreation Department (OPRD) protects and provides outstanding natural, scenic, recreational, cultural, and historic places for the enjoyment and education of present and future generations. OPRD was created as a stand-alone state agency in 1989.
  • This collection also includes publications from:
    • the State Highway Department (1922-1973)
    • the Department of Transportation (1973-1989)
Public Safety Standards and Training
The Department of Public Safety Standards and Training (DPSST) promotes excellence in public safety by delivering quality training and developing professional standards for police, fire, corrections, parole and probation, and telecommunications personnel. DPSST was created in 1997.
  • This collection also includes publications from:
    • the Board on Police Standards and Training (1961-1991)
    • the Board on Public Safety Standards and Training (1991-1997)
    • the Board of Investigators (1997-2005)
Public Utilities
The Public Utility Commission (PUC) regulates customer rates and services of the state’s investor-owned electric, natural gas and telephone utilities and also regulates certain water companies. PUC was established in 1987.
  • This collection also includes publications from:
    • the Public Utility Commissioner (1931-1987).
Reports to the Legislature
The purpose of the collection is to provide access to reports that are required by statute to be submitted to the Oregon State Legislature, and other reports submitted to the Legislature.
Revenue
The Department of Revenue (DOR) makes revenue systems work to fund the public services that preserve and enhance the quality of life for all the state’s citizens. It does this by administering the personal income tax, corporate income and excise tax, estate tax, and tobacco tax, among others. DOR was created in 1969.
  • This collection also includes publications from:
    • the State Tax Commission (1909-1969).
Secretary of State
The Secret​ary of State is an independent constitutional officer directly elected by Oregonians. The Secretary is Oregon’s chief elections officer, auditor, and archivist. The Secretary of State is first in line of succession to the Governor and may be called upon to represent Oregon.
State Lands
The Department of State Lands (DSL) is the administrative arm of the State Land Board. The mission of DSL is to ensure a legacy for Oregonians and their public schools through sound stewardship of lands, wetlands, waterways, unclaimed property, estates, and the Common School Fund. DSL was renamed the Department of State Lands in 2003.
  • This collection also includes publications from:
    • the Division of State Lands (1963-2003).
State Library
The State Library (OSL) is responsible for providing quality information services to state government, quality library services to blind and print-disabled Oregonians, and leadership, grants, and other assistance to improve library service for all Oregonians. OSL was created in 1913.
  • This collection also includes publications from:
    • the Library Commission (1905-1913).
State Marine Board
The State Marine Board is Oregon’s recreational boating agency, serving the recreational boating public through education, enforcement, access, and environmental stewardship for a safe and enjoyable experience. The board was established in 1959 to promote safe boating.
State Police
The Department of State Police (OSP) enhances livability and safety by protecting the people, property, and natural resources of the state. OSP was formally established in 1931.
  • This collection also includes publications from:
    • the Office of the State Fire Marshal, which was established in 1917
    • the Office of Homeland Security (2004-2006)
State Treasury
The State Treasury provides financial stewardship for Oregon. The state treasurer serves as the chief financial officer for the state.
  • This collection also contains publications from:
    • the Treasurer's Office
    • the Treasury Department

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