Oregon Working On Amendments To Measure 37

<p>State legislators are trying to reach agreement on how to work out the kinks from the controversial law.</p>
March 30, 2007, 8am PDT | Christian Madera | @cpmadera
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"According to a confidential draft of a proposal to mend Oregon's controversial property rights law, legislators have reached consensus on several key issues, and negotiators said a broader agreement could emerge in the next few weeks."

"The draft, titled 'Framework for Fixing Measure 37,' emerged after lawmakers shifted to closed-door negotiations when two bills failed to gain traction in a special land use committee, despite more than a dozen public meetings and testimony from an estimated 300 people."

"Measure 37, passed by voters in 2004, requires governments to pay owners for property value lost from land use restrictions passed after the property was purchased.

If governments don't pay, they must waive the restriction and allow development."

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Published on Thursday, March 29, 2007 in The Register-Guard
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