2007 ORS 308A.353¹
Policy

The Legislative Assembly declares that it is in the best interest of the state to maintain, preserve, conserve and rehabilitate riparian lands to assure the protection of the soil, water, fish and wildlife resources of the state for the economic and social well-being of the state and its citizens. The Legislative Assembly declares that riparian habitat maintained in a healthy condition is a legitimate land use that contributes to erosion control, improved water quality and prolonged streamflow. The Legislative Assembly further declares that it is in the public interest to prevent the forced conversion of riparian environments to more intensive uses as a result of economic pressures caused by the assessment of those lands for purposes of property taxation at values incompatible with their protection as riparian lands and that tax exemption must be granted to permit the continued availability of riparian environments for these purposes, and it is the intent of ORS 308A.350 (Definitions for ORS 308A.350 to 308A.383) to 308A.383 (Rules) to so provide. [Formerly 308.793]

Atty. Gen. Opinions

Criteria to apply in classifying land as open space, (1972) Vol 35, p 1273; golf course as open space land, (1980) Vol 40, p 288

Notes of Decisions

The purpose of this legisla­tion is to defeat effect on bona fide farmer of increased assess­ments growing out of highest and best use require­ment. Hulburt v. Dept. of Rev., 4 OTR 475 (1971)

1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 308A—Land Special Assessments, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­308a.­html (2007) (last ac­cessed Feb. 12, 2009).
 
2 Legislative Counsel Committee, Annotations to the Oregon Revised Stat­utes, Cumulative Supplement - 2007, Chapter 308A, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­308aano.­htm (2007) (last ac­cessed Feb. 12, 2009).
 
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.