"No compilation of the statute laws of Oregon not bearing [the Legislative
Counsel's] certificate ... shall be admissible as evidence of the law in any court
or proceeding." ORS 171.285 (2).
Overseen by the Legislative Counsel Committee, the Office of the Legislative Counsel
provides legal and publication services to the Legislative Assembly and its members
and other agencies of state government. The office drafts measures and amendments
for legislators, legislative committees and state agencies; provides legal advice
to legislators and legislative committees; reviews state agency rules for legal
sufficiency; prepares indexes and tables for legislative publications; edits, publishes,
sells and distributes the Oregon Revised Statutes, the official bound session laws
and other print and electronic publications.