Status (overview) of bill: https://olis.leg.state.or.us/liz/2016R1/Measures/Overview/SB1548#
This bill authorizes local governments to expedite expanding urban growth boundary to adjacent land when dedicated to housing resolving a need that meets certain requirements.
Providing housing choices in areas where available housing is less than 6% of what is needed. Landowners must agree 100% to sell their property for an expansion.
Puts the option of expanding growth boundaries with local governments with public approval.
Local governments demonstrating a need for housing may expand urban growth boundaries exclusive for the development of housing for 10 years. Protects agricultural lands by requiring 100% approval of sellers in the expanded area and voter approval.
Promotes the construction industry and economic growth in rural and urban areas.