Oregon Statutes - Chapter 182 - State Administrative Agencies - Section 182.151 - Assessment of impact of state agency action on families.

In formulating and implementing policies and rules that may have significant impact on family formation, maintenance and general well-being, all state agencies in Oregon shall, to the extent permitted by law, assess such measures in light of the following considerations:

(1) If the action by the government strengthens or erodes the stability of the family and, particularly, the marital commitment;

(2) If the action strengthens or erodes the authority and rights of the parents in the education, nurture and supervision of their children;

(3) If the action helps the family perform its functions, or if the action substitutes governmental activity for the function;

(4) If the action by the government increases or decreases family earnings and if the proposed benefits of the action justify the impact on the family budget;

(5) If the activity can be carried out by a lower level of government or by the family itself;

(6) The message, intended or otherwise, the program sends to the public concerning the status of the family; and

(7) The message the action sends to young people concerning the relationship between their behavior, their personal responsibility and the norms of our society. [1999 c.523 §1]

Note: 182.151 and 182.152 were enacted into law by the Legislative Assembly but were not added to or made a part of ORS chapter 182 or any series therein by legislative action. See Preface to Oregon Revised Statutes for further explanation.

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