In that the agricultural workers in this state benefit the social and economic welfare of all of the people in Oregon by their unceasing efforts to bring a bountiful crop to market, the Legislative Assembly declares that it is the policy of this state to insure adequate agricultural labor accommodations commensurate with the housing needs of Oregon’s workers that meet decent health, safety and welfare standards. To accomplish this objective in the interest of all of the people in this state, it is necessary that:
(1) Every state and local government agency that has powers, functions or duties with respect to housing, land use or enforcing health, safety or welfare standards, under this or any other law, shall exercise its powers, functions or duties consistently with the state policy declared by ORS 197.307 (Effect of need for certain housing in urban growth areas), 197.312 (Limitation on city and county authority to prohibit certain kinds of housing), 197.677 (Policy) to 197.685 (Location of farmworker housing), 215.213 (Uses permitted in exclusive farm use zones in counties that adopted marginal lands system prior to 1993), 215.277 (Farmworker housing), 215.283 (Uses permitted in exclusive farm use zones in nonmarginal lands counties), 215.284 (Dwelling not in conjunction with farm use) and 455.380 (Department as final authority on agriculture workforce housing) and in such manner as will facilitate sustained progress in attaining the objectives established;
(2) Every state and local government agency that finds farmworker activities within the scope of its jurisdiction must make every effort to alleviate insanitary, unsafe and overcrowded accommodations;
(3) Special efforts should be directed toward mitigating hazards to families and children; and
(4) All accommodations must provide for the rights of free association to farmworkers in their places of accommodation. [1989 c.964 §2; 2001 c.613 §11]
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