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Plain Language

When government writers use plain language, the audience finds what it needs, understands what it finds, and uses what it finds to meet its needs. State agencies are encouraged to use the resources posted below to promote use of plain language to meet the

What is the Plain Language Standard?

Oregon law requires all state agencies to prepare public communications in language that is as clear and simple as possible (ORS 183.750). This includes publications, forms and instructions, licenses, agency notices, and administrative rules. HB 2702 specifies an additional standard for written documents. A document meets the plain language standard if it, whenever possible:

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