ORS 237.980¹
Rights and moneys exempt from taxation, execution and bankruptcy and are unassignable

During the entire period of liquidation of the Public Employees Retirement System, the right of a person to a pension, annuity or a retirement allowance, to the return of contributions upon separation from service with a public employer, the refund of contributions authorized by ORS 237.976 (Disposition of contributions made under abolished system), the payment of annuity, or retirement allowance itself, any optional benefit or death benefit, or any right accrued or accruing to any person under the provisions of the repealed Public Employes’ Retirement Act [chapter 401, Oregon Laws 1945] or ORS 237.412 (Declaration of policy regarding federal Social Security protection for employees of state and political subdivisions) to 237.418 (Authority of interstate agencies to extend federal Social Security benefits to their employees) or 237.950 (Pre-1953 Public Employees Retirement System abolished) to 237.980 (Rights and moneys exempt from taxation, execution and bankruptcy and are unassignable), shall be exempt from all state, county and municipal taxes, and shall not be subject to execution, garnishment, attachment or any other process or to the operation of any bankruptcy or insolvency law, and shall not be assignable. [1953 c.180 §7; 1953 c.521 §2]


Chapter 237

Atty. Gen. Opinions

Authority for voluntary pension trust program for public employees not in educa­tion, (1971) Vol 35, p 998; applica­tion of 1971 amend­ments to benefits under this chapter to retired teachers, (1972) Vol 35, p 1243; retroactive credit for employees of the Legislative Assembly for benefits of the Public Employes' Retire­ment System, (1973) Vol 36, p 491; eligibility of Teachers' Retire­ment Fund members for increased retire­ment benefits under 1973 law, (1973) Vol 36, p 687; implied standards for level of funding which must be maintained to achieve "actuarial soundness," (1977) Vol 38, p 880

1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 237—Public Employee Retirement Generally, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­Archive/­2007ors237.­pdf (2007) (last ac­cessed Feb. 12, 2009).
2 Legislative Counsel Committee, Annotations to the Oregon Revised Stat­utes, Cumulative Supplement - 2007, Chapter 237, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­237ano.­htm (2007) (last ac­cessed Feb. 12, 2009).
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