ORS 285C.306¹
Reservation enterprise zones

(1) Trust land of an Indian tribe that meets all of the following requirements is designated as a reservation enterprise zone for the purposes of ORS 285C.300 (Definitions for ORS 285C.300 to 285C.320) to 285C.320 (Status of reservation enterprise zone):

(a) The Indian tribe is a federally recognized Indian tribe;

(b) The reservation of the Indian tribe is entirely within the boundaries of this state;

(c) The land for which zone designation is sought is land held in trust by the United States for the benefit of the Indian tribe and is located entirely within the boundaries of the reservation;

(d) Fifty percent or more of the households within the boundaries of the reservation have incomes below 80 percent of the median income of this state, as defined by the most recent federal decennial census; and

(e) The unemployment rate within the reservation for all enrolled members of the tribe is at least 2.0 percentage points greater than the comparable unemployment rate for this state, as defined by the most recently available data published or officially provided and verified by the United States Government, the Employment Department, the Portland State University Population Research Center or a special study conducted under a contract with a regional academic institution.

(2) At the request of a tribal government, the Economic and Community Development Department shall determine if trust land is designated as a reservation enterprise zone under this section. [Formerly 285B.770; 2005 c.704 §3; 2007 c.71 §86]

1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 285C—Economic Development III, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­Archive/­2007ors285C.­pdf (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.
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