2013 ORS § 65.484¹
Limitations on mergers by public benefit or religious corporations

(1) Without the prior written consent of the Attorney General or the prior approval of the circuit court of the county where the corporations principal office is located or, if the principal office is not in this state, where the registered office of the corporation is or was last located, in a proceeding in which the Attorney General has been given written notice, a public benefit or religious corporation may merge only with:

(a) A public benefit or religious corporation;

(b) A foreign corporation which would qualify under this chapter as a public benefit or religious corporation;

(c) A wholly owned foreign or domestic business or mutual benefit corporation, provided the public benefit or religious corporation is the surviving corporation and continues to be a public benefit or religious corporation after the merger; or

(d) A foreign or domestic business or mutual benefit corporation, provided that:

(A) On or prior to the effective date of the merger, assets with a value equal to the greater of the fair market value of the net tangible and intangible assets, including goodwill, of the public benefit or religious corporation or the fair market value of the public benefit or religious corporation if it were to be operated as a business concern are transferred or conveyed to one or more persons who would have received its assets under ORS 65.637 (Effect of dissolution) (1)(e) and (f) had it dissolved;

(B) It shall return, transfer or convey any assets held by it upon condition requiring return, transfer or conveyance, which condition occurs by reason of the merger, in accordance with such condition; and

(C) The merger is approved by a majority of directors of the public benefit or religious corporation who are not and will not become members or shareholders in, or officers, employees, agents or consultants of, the surviving corporation.

(2) Notice, including a copy of the proposed plan of merger, must be delivered to the Attorney General at least 20 days before consummation of any merger of a public benefit corporation or a religious corporation pursuant to subsection (1)(d) of this section.

(3) Without the prior written consent of the Attorney General or the prior approval of the court specified in subsection (1) of this section in a proceeding in which the Attorney General has been given written notice, no member of a public benefit or religious corporation may receive or keep anything as a result of a merger other than a membership in the surviving public benefit or religious corporation. Where approval or consent is required by this section, it shall be given if the transaction is consistent with the purposes of the public benefit or religious corporation or is otherwise in the public interest. [1989 c.1010 §119]