Oregon Statutes - Chapter 358 - Museums; Historical Societies; Preservation of Historical and Archaeological Properties and Objects; Oregon Historic Families Database - Section 358.440 - Notice to lenders.

When a museum accepts a loan of property, the museum shall inform the lender in writing of the provisions of ORS 358.420 to 358.440. [1985 c.580 §6]


(Task Force on Historic Property)

Note: Sections 5 and 6, chapter 718, Oregon Laws 2007, provide:

Sec. 5. (1) There is created the Task Force on Historic Property, consisting of 12 members appointed as follows:

(a) The President of the Senate shall appoint one member from among members of the Senate.

(b) The Speaker of the House of Representatives shall appoint one member from among members of the House of Representatives.

(c) The Governor shall appoint one representative of each of the following:

(A) The National Trust for Historic Preservation;

(B) The State Historic Preservation Officer;

(C) The Oregon Preservation Alliance;

(D) The Oregon Historic Property Owners Association;

(E) The development community within an urban population;

(F) The development community within a rural population;

(G) The Oregon State Association of County Assessors;

(H) The Department of Revenue;

(I) The League of Oregon Cities; and

(J) Homeowners who participate in the special assessment for historic properties program under ORS 358.480 to 358.545.

(2) The task force shall conduct a comprehensive review of the special assessment for historic properties program under ORS 358.480 to 358.545. The purpose of the review is to determine whether the program should be extended beyond July 1, 2010. The task force shall assess the merits and shortcomings of the program and make recommendations for improving or eliminating the program. The task force shall study:

(a) The effectiveness of the program in stimulating historic preservation activities and reinvestment in historic buildings and districts;

(b) The application fee structure of the program;

(c) The programís administrative costs for the State Historic Preservation Officer and costs for the participants in the program;

(d) The accountability of program participants for projects that meet program goals and for completion of work plan tasks;

(e) The administrative rules implementing the program;

(f) The role of local governments in the program and the fiscal impact of the program on local governments;

(g) The economic impact of the program on local communities that rehabilitate and preserve their historic built environments;

(h) The role of the program in relation to other historic preservation incentive programs, including the Historic Preservation Revolving Loan Fund program, grant programs and the rehabilitation tax credit program;

(i) The complexities of including multiple owners of residential condominium projects within historic buildings in the special assessment for historic properties program;

(j) The negative impact on program participants when the term of the special assessment expires and property taxes have increased beyond the capped three percent per year increase allowed if the property had not been in the program; and

(k) Any other issue concerning the program that the task force determines is necessary or desirable to assist the task force in making the assessment or recommendations required under this subsection.

(3) A majority of the members of the task force constitutes a quorum for the transaction of business.

(4) Official action by the task force requires the approval of a majority of the members of the task force.

(5) The task force shall elect one of its members to serve as chairperson.

(6) If there is a vacancy for any cause, the appointing authority shall make an appointment to become immediately effective.

(7) The task force shall meet at times and places specified by the call of the chairperson or of a majority of the members of the task force.

(8) The task force may adopt rules necessary for the operation of the task force.

(9) Prior to October 1, 2008, the task force shall submit a report to the Governor and the interim legislative committees on revenue. The report may include program recommendations and a request for legislation.

(10) The State Parks and Recreation Department shall provide staff support to the task force.

(11) Members of the task force who are not members of the Legislative Assembly are not entitled to compensation, but may be reimbursed for actual and necessary travel and other expenses incurred by them in the performance of their official duties in the manner and amounts provided for in ORS 292.495. Claims for expenses shall be paid out of funds appropriated to the department for that purpose.

(12) All agencies of state government, as defined in ORS 174.111, and local government, as defined in ORS 174.116, are directed to assist the task force in the performance of its duties and, to the extent permitted by laws relating to confidentiality, to furnish such information and advice as the members of the task force consider necessary to perform their duties. [2007 c.718 §5]

Sec. 6. Section 5 of this 2007 Act is repealed on the date of the adjournment of the next regular biennial legislative session. [2007 c.718 §6]

(Policy and Definitions)

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