2017 ORS 284.786¹
Identification of laws that place region’s development efforts at disadvantage

(1) The Eastern Oregon Border Economic Development Board may identify specific laws, rules and regulations that repeatedly place specific workforce development or economic development efforts in the Eastern Oregon Border Economic Development Region at a competitive disadvantage to the same type of efforts in the areas across the Oregon border. Upon identifying a specific law, rule or regulation, the board:

(a) May recommend to the agency, board or commission that imposes such a law, rule or regulation that the agency, board or commission consider an exception or waiver to the law, rule or regulation, where permitted by law, to assist in workforce development and economic development efforts in the region. Within 60 days of receiving a recommendation from the Eastern Oregon Border Economic Development Board under this paragraph, the agency, board or commission shall review the recommendation and hold a public hearing in the region or otherwise consider information from the public and stakeholder entities to determine whether:

(A) The law, rule or regulation has posed a repeated disadvantage to workforce development and economic development in the region in the last five years compared to comparable laws, rules or regulations applied in Idaho; and

(B) An exception or waiver to the specific law, rule or regulation can be made for the purpose of furthering workforce development or economic development in the Eastern Oregon Border Economic Development Region.

(b) If the agency, board or commission determines that an exception or waiver may not be made under paragraph (a) of this subsection, may recommend to the agency, board or commission or to the Legislative Assembly that a specific exception or waiver be allowed for the purpose of workforce development or economic development in the region.

(2) The Eastern Oregon Border Economic Development Board may not recommend an exception or waiver to a specific law, rule or regulation that is related to employment or state taxation. [2017 c.703 §5]

1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 284—Organizations for Economic Development, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ors284.­html (2017) (last ac­cessed Mar. 30, 2018).
 
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.