2013 ORS § 446.515¹
Policy to encourage settlement of disputes

(1) It is the policy of the State of Oregon:

(a) To encourage mobile home and manufactured dwelling park residents and mobile home and manufactured dwelling park owners and managers to settle disputes among themselves without recourse, if possible, to either the court system or intervention by a state agency.

(b) To assist mobile home and manufactured dwelling park residents and mobile home and manufactured dwelling park owners and managers to develop alternative dispute resolution techniques including, but not limited to, providing technical advice in the area of mediation.

(c) To educate mobile home and manufactured dwelling park residents, owners and managers about issues and laws that affect mobile home and manufactured dwelling park tenancies for the purpose of assisting those persons in resolving disputes.

(2) The Legislative Assembly recognizes that a significant percentage of its citizens are mobile home and manufactured dwelling park residents, owners or managers and that a proposal which reduces the necessity of court resolution of certain disputes between these residents, owners and managers may help these citizens avoid the expense of going to court.

(3) All citizens of this state benefit when the courts are reserved for the resolution of the types of disputes for which no alternative dispute resolution exists. [1989 c.918 §2; 2005 c.619 §24]

Note: 446.515 (Policy to encourage settlement of disputes) to 446.543 (Office of Manufactured Dwelling Park Community Relations) were added to and made a part of ORS chapter 456 by legislative action but were not added to ORS chapter 446 or any smaller series therein. See Preface to Oregon Revised Statutes for further explanation.