2007 ORS 62.284¹
Director conflict of interest

(1) A conflict of interest transaction is a transaction with the cooperative, other than in the ordinary course of business for which the cooperative is organized, whether or not on a patronage basis, in which a director of the cooperative has a direct or indirect interest. A conflict of interest transaction is not voidable by the cooperative solely because of the director’s interest in the transaction if any one of the following is true:

(a) The material facts of the transaction and the director’s interest were disclosed or known to the board of directors or a committee of the board of directors, and the board of directors or committee authorized, approved or ratified the transaction;

(b) The material facts of the transaction and the director’s interest were disclosed or known to the members entitled to vote and they authorized, approved or ratified the transaction; or

(c) The transaction was fair to the cooperative.

(2) For purposes of this section, a director of the cooperative has an indirect interest in a transaction if:

(a) Another entity in which the director has a material financial interest or in which the director is a general partner is a party to the transaction; or

(b) Another entity of which the director is a director, officer or trustee is a party to the transaction and the transaction is or should be considered by the board of directors of the cooperative.

(3) For purposes of subsection (1)(a) of this section, a conflict of interest transaction is authorized, approved or ratified if it receives the affirmative vote of a majority of the directors on the board of directors, or on the committee, who have no direct or indirect interest in the transaction. A transaction may not be authorized, approved or ratified under this section by a single director, unless only one director is authorized to serve pursuant to ORS 62.280 (Board of directors). If a majority of the directors who have no direct or indirect interest in the transaction vote to authorize, approve or ratify the transaction, a quorum is present for the purpose of taking action under this section. The presence of, or a vote cast by, a director with a direct or indirect interest in the transaction does not affect the validity of any action taken under subsection (1)(a) of this section if the transaction is otherwise authorized, approved or ratified as provided in subsection (1) of this section.

(4) For purposes of subsection (1)(b) of this section, a conflict of interest transaction is authorized, approved or ratified if it receives the vote of a majority of the member votes entitled to be counted under this subsection. Any director who is a member who has a direct or indirect interest in the transaction, and any votes by a member under the control of an entity described in subsection (2)(a) of this section may be counted in a vote of members to determine whether to authorize, approve or ratify a conflict of interest transaction under subsection (1)(b) of this section. A majority of the members, whether or not present, that are entitled to be counted in a vote on the transaction under this subsection constitutes a quorum for the purpose of taking action under this section. [1995 c.195 §9]

Chapter 62

Atty. Gen. Opinions

Homestead as applied to a shareholder-tenant in a co­op­er­a­tive apart­ment, (1971) Vol 35, p 897

1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 62—Cooperatives, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­062.­html (2007) (last ac­cessed Feb. 12, 2009).
 
2 Legislative Counsel Committee, Annotations to the Oregon Revised Stat­utes, Cumulative Supplement - 2007, Chapter 62, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­062ano.­htm (2007) (last ac­cessed Feb. 12, 2009).
 
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