2007 ORS 238.400¹
Payment upon death of retired member who dies before making election of retirement benefits

If a person who is a member of the system, who has attained normal retirement age and who has retired from service, dies without making an election under ORS 238.305 (Optional service retirement allowance calculations) and prior to the expiration of the time within which such an election could be made by the person, and the records of the Public Employees Retirement Board indicate that the person has designated the surviving spouse as the beneficiary under ORS 238.390 (Death benefit) (1), such surviving spouse may, not more than 60 days after the date of the death of such deceased member, elect to receive the amount referred to in ORS 238.390 (Death benefit) (1), or elect Option 2 or Option 3 under ORS 238.305 (Optional service retirement allowance calculations) and designate self as the beneficiary thereunder with the same force and effect as if the election and designation had been properly made by the deceased member. [Formerly 237.167]

1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 238—Public Employees Retirement System, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­238.­html (2007) (last ac­cessed Feb. 12, 2009).
2 OregonLaws.org contains the con­tents of Volume 21 of the ORS, inserted along­side the per­tin­ent statutes. See the preface to the ORS An­no­ta­tions for more information.
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.