Oregon Landowners Compensation Program (2010)

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Oregon Landowners Compensation Program, also known as Initiative 5, did not appear on the November 2, 2010 statewide ballot in Oregon as an initiated state statute. The measure was withdrawn.

Ballot summary

The draft ballot summary read as follows:[1]

Establishes compensation program for landowners who voluntarily agree to limit future development; creates funding source.

Result of "Yes" Vote: "Yes" vote establishes compensation program to compensate landowners who voluntarily agree to limit development on certain lands, creates funding source from fees on certain sales.

Result of "No" Vote: "No" vote retains current law, which does not authorize the state to compensate landowners who agree to voluntarily limit future development on natural resource lands.

Summary: Measure establishes a Land Stewardship Compensation Program for landowners of certain valuable natural resource lands who voluntarily agree to limit the future development of such lands to agricultural, forest, or other resource uses. Valuable natural resource lands include family farms, private forestland, open spaces, shore lands along lakes and streams, and important wildlife habitat. Measure prohibits use of tax revenue to compensate landowners for such lands. Revenue for the payment of compensation is to be generated by a fee on the sale of lands included within an urban growth boundary after the effective date of the act, with exceptions; revenues so generated must be spent only for this program. Measure directs adoption of administrative rules to establish priorities for agreements with willing landowners. Other provisions.

Path to the ballot

See also: Oregon signature requirements

Initiative petitions for statutes required six percent of 1,379,475, or 82,769 signatures. The deadline for filing signatures for the November 2, 2010 ballot was July 2, 2010.

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