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The Oregon State Legislature convenes annually in January in the state capitol of Salem. In odd years, sessions may last 160 days, referred to as "long session." During the "long session" the legislature approves a two-year state budget for the next biennium. In even years, a "short session" is held. A short session can last a maximum of 35 days.
DLCD tracks legislation impacting land use whenever the legislature is in session and regularly reports to LCDC on bills deemed a priority by staff. To search for staff reports related to legislative action, search for "legislative report" on the LCDC meeting page.
The state legislative calendar provides information about the legislative session.
At the close of the legislative session, DLCD creates a Land Use Legislation Report that is directed to interested persons, local governments, and state agencies. The purpose of this report is to summarize the legislative measures, and notify local governments of new statutory requirements that require changes to local comprehensive plans, regional framework plans, or ordinances implementing these plans.
If a legislative change requires a rule change, it is listed in the department's Policy Agenda which is created once a biennia. New policy agendas are developed after a long legislative session. The existing policy agenda is updated after the short legislative session. The DLCD Policy Agenda also includes ongoing work, and initiatives directed by the Land Conservation and Development Commission and department. To see what rulemaking is currently taking place at DLCD, visit our rulemaking page.
Palmer MasonSenior Policy Advisorpalmer.email@example.com Phone: 503-269-2040
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