ORS 447.220¹

It is the purpose of ORS 447.210 (Definitions for ORS 447.210 to 447.280) to 447.280 (Enforcement powers) to make affected buildings, including but not limited to commercial facilities, public accommodations, private entities, private membership clubs and churches, in the state accessible to and usable by persons with disabilities, as provided in the Americans with Disabilities Act, and to make covered multifamily dwellings in the state accessible to and usable by all persons with disabilities, as provided in the Fair Housing Act. In requiring that buildings and facilities be usable by persons with disabilities, it is not the intention of the Legislative Assembly to require that items of personal convenience such as rest rooms, telephones and drinking fountains be provided for members of the public who have disabilities if they are not otherwise provided for members of the public who do not have disabilities. However, pursuant to the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Director of the Department of Consumer and Business Services may provide greater protection to individuals with disabilities by adopting more stringent standards than prescribed by the Americans with Disabilities Act. [1971 c.320 §1; 1973 c.539 §2; 1979 c.133 §2; 1989 c.224 §110; 1993 c.503 §2]

Atty. Gen. Opinions

Applicability of the “architectural barriers” law to office space and other work and service areas in public buildings, (1973) Vol 36, p 514; applica­tion to low income housing financed under ORS 456.550 (Policy) to 456.720 (Housing Finance Fund), (1976) Vol 38, p 429

Chapter 447

Atty. Gen. Opinions

Employ­ment of journeyman plumbers to construct drain and sewerage lines, (1976) Vol 37, p 1404; nonprofit community ac­tion agency using licensed plumber to make potable wa­ter connec­tions in installa­tion of solar energy devices, (1979) Vol 40, p 134

1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 447—Plumbing; Architectural Barriers, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ors447.­html (2019) (last ac­cessed May 16, 2020).
2 Legislative Counsel Committee, Annotations to the Oregon Revised Stat­utes, Cumulative Supplement - 2019, Chapter 447, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ano447.­html (2019) (last ac­cessed May 16, 2020).
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