Oregon Representative Gene Whisnant is sponsoring legislation he says will have multiple benefits for Central Oregon. “The goal of the bill is to allow Sunriver to expand the Caldera Resort which will create 925 jobs. Second, it will provide funds for South County to continue to evaluate, monitor, and mitigate groundwater issues in South County.” The bill would change the State's overnight restrictions for Caldera Springs and the new Pine Forest Development so that only 25% of the resort would have to be set aside for overnight accommodations, instead of the entire resort. House Bill 3347 would also require the developer to contribute up to $3-million for South County groundwater issues. The money could pay for more studies on the nitrate issue and possibly create a future sanitary authority.