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Modifies Measure 37; Clarifies Right to Build Homes; Limits Large Developments; Protects Farms, Forests, Groundwater

Oregon Ballot Measure - Measure 49

Election: General Nov. 1, 2007 (General)
Outcome: Passed

Business and Consumers
Housing and Property


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Modifies Measure 37 (2004) to give landowners with Measure 37 claims the right to build homes as compensation for land use restrictions imposed after they acquired their properties. Claimants may build up to three homes if previously allowed when they acquired their properties, four to 10 homes if they can document reductions in property values that justify additional homes, but may not build more than three homes on high-value farmlands, forestlands and groundwater-restricted lands. Allows claimants to transfer homebuilding rights upon sale or transfer of properties; extends rights to surviving spouses. Authorizes future claims based on regulations that restrict residential uses of property or farm, forest practices. Disallows claims for strip malls, mines, other commercial, industrial uses.

Measure Text

Relating to compensation for loss of value of private real property resulting from land use regulation; creating new provisions; amending ORS 93.040 and 197.352; appropriating money; and providing that this Act shall be referred to the people for their approval or rejection.


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