ORS 195.256¹
Legislative findings

The Legislative Assembly finds that:

(1) Many locations in Oregon are subject to naturally occurring landslide hazards, and some human activities may accelerate the incidence or increase the adverse effects of those hazards.

(2) Rapidly moving landslides present the greatest risk to human life, and persons living in or traveling through areas prone to rapidly moving landslides are at increased risk of serious bodily injury or death.

(3) Although some risk from rapidly moving landslides can be mitigated through proper siting and construction techniques, sites that are vulnerable to impact from rapidly moving landslides are generally unsuitable for permanent habitation.

(4) Activities that require sound decisions to mitigate rapidly moving landslide hazards and risks include but are not limited to:

(a) Siting or constructing homes or other structures in areas prone to rapidly moving landslides;

(b) Occupying existing homes or other structures in areas prone to rapidly moving landslides during periods of high risk due to heavy or extended rainfall;

(c) Conducting land management activities that may adversely alter the susceptibility of land to rapidly moving landslides; and

(d) Operating motor vehicles in areas known to be subject to rapidly moving landslides. [1999 c.1103 §3]

Note: See note under 195.250 (Definitions for ORS 195.250 to 195.260).

1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 195—Local Government Planning Coordination, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­195.­html (2007) (last ac­cessed Feb. 12, 2009).
2 OregonLaws.org contains the con­tents of Volume 21 of the ORS, inserted along­side the per­tin­ent statutes. See the preface to the ORS An­no­ta­tions for more information.
3 OregonLaws.org assembles these lists by analyzing references between Sections. Each listed item refers back to the current Section in its own text. The result reveals relationships in the code that may not have otherwise been apparent.
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