ORS 195.301¹
Legislative findings

(1) The Legislative Assembly finds that:

(a) In some situations, land use regulations unfairly burden particular property owners.

(b) To address these situations, it is necessary to amend Oregon’s land use statutes to provide just compensation for unfair burdens caused by land use regulations.

(2) The purpose of ORS 195.305 (Compensation for restriction of use of real property due to land use regulation) to 195.336 (Compensation and Conservation Fund) and sections 5 to 11, chapter 424, Oregon Laws 2007, and the amendments to Ballot Measure 37 (2004) is to modify Ballot Measure 37 (2004) to ensure that Oregon law provides just compensation for unfair burdens while retaining Oregon’s protections for farm and forest uses and the state’s water resources. [2007 c.424 §3]

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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