2017 ORS 180.480¹
Nonresident nonparticipating manufacturer service agent

(1)(a) Any nonresident or foreign nonparticipating manufacturer that has not registered to do business in the State of Oregon as a foreign corporation or business entity shall, as a condition precedent to being listed or retained in the directory developed under ORS 180.477 (Attorney General’s directory), appoint and continuously engage the services of a resident agent in this state. The agent shall act as agent for service of process on whom all process in any action or proceeding against the nonparticipating manufacturer concerning or arising out of the enforcement of this section or ORS 180.471 (Manufacturer certification), 180.474 (Nonparticipating manufacturer certification), 180.477 (Attorney General’s directory), 180.483 (Distributor obligations), 180.486 (Prohibited conduct) or 323.816 (Required actions by manufacturer), or rules adopted under ORS 180.489 (Quarterly escrow deposits) and 180.491 (Judicial review), may be served in any manner authorized by law. Service on the agent constitutes legal and valid service of process on the nonparticipating manufacturer.

(b) The nonparticipating manufacturer shall provide the name, address, telephone number and proof of the appointment and availability of the agent to the Attorney General.

(2) The nonparticipating manufacturer shall provide notice to the Attorney General at least 30 calendar days prior to termination of the authority of an agent and shall provide proof to the satisfaction of the Attorney General of the appointment of a new agent at least five calendar days prior to the termination of an existing agent appointment. If an agent terminates the agent’s appointment, the nonparticipating manufacturer shall notify the Attorney General of the termination within five calendar days and shall include proof to the Attorney General of the appointment of a new agent.

(3) A nonparticipating manufacturer whose smokeless tobacco products are sold in this state who has not appointed or designated an agent as required by this section shall be deemed to have appointed the Secretary of State as the agent and may be proceeded against in courts of this state by service of process upon the Secretary of State. However, the appointment of the Secretary of State as the agent does not satisfy the condition precedent to the nonparticipating manufacturer being listed or retained in the directory. [2009 c.717 §11]

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Notes of Decisions

State Accident Insurance Fund Corpora­tion is subject to the pro­vi­sions of this chapter relating to legal representa­tion. Frohnmayer v. SAIF, 61 Or App 147, 655 P2d 1098 (1982), aff’d 294 Or 570, 660 P2d 1061 (1983)

Atty. Gen. Opinions

Legal business of Oregon Medical Insurance Pool is not part of state’s legal affairs and Attorney General may not provide advice or legal assistance to pool or its board of directors except at request of state of­fi­cer or agency, (1989) Vol 46, p 155

1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 180—Attorney General; Department of Justice, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ors180.­html (2017) (last ac­cessed Mar. 30, 2018).
2 Legislative Counsel Committee, Annotations to the Oregon Revised Stat­utes, Cumulative Supplement - 2017, Chapter 180, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ano180.­html (2017) (last ac­cessed Mar. 30, 2018).
3 OregonLaws.org assembles these lists by analyzing references between Sections. Each listed item refers back to the current Section in its own text. The result reveals relationships in the code that may not have otherwise been apparent.