2017 ORS 308A.353¹
Legislative intent

The Legislative Assembly declares that it is in the best interest of this state to maintain, preserve, conserve and rehabilitate riparian lands to assure the protection of the soil, water, fish and wildlife resources of this state for the economic and social well-being of this state and its people. 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; 2017 c.315 §12]

(formerly 308.740 to 308.790)

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

1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 308A—Land Special Assessments, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ors308A.­html (2017) (last ac­cessed Mar. 30, 2018).
 
2 Legislative Counsel Committee, Annotations to the Oregon Revised Stat­utes, Cumulative Supplement - 2017, Chapter 308A, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ano308A.­html (2017) (last ac­cessed Mar. 30, 2018).
 
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