2017 ORS 455.615¹
Construction standards for small homes

(1) As used in this section, “small home” means a dwelling that is not more than 600 square feet in size.

(2) The Director of the Department of Consumer and Business Services shall adopt construction standards for prefabricated and site-built small homes for incorporation into the state building code. The construction standards for small homes must include, but need not be limited to, standards that:

(a) Allow sleeping lofts; and

(b) Allow the use of ladders or alternate tread devices as the primary means of egress from a sleeping loft. [2017 c.394 §2]

Note: 455.615 (Construction standards for small homes) was added to and made a part of ORS chapter 455 by legislative action but was not added to any smaller series therein. See Preface to Oregon Revised Statutes for further explanation.

Note: Section 4, chapter 394, Oregon Laws 2017, provides:

Sec. 4. The Director of the Department of Consumer and Business Services shall report to a committee of the Legislative Assembly relating to construction in the manner provided by ORS 192.245 (Form of report to legislature) no later than March 1, 2019, regarding the implementation and use of construction standards for small homes adopted under section 2 of this 2017 Act [455.615 (Construction standards for small homes)]. The report may include, but need not be limited to, any recommendations of the director regarding construction standards for small homes. [2017 c.394 §4]

1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 455—Building Code, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ors455.­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.