2007 ORS 62.845¹
Public policy
  • certain cooperative activities not unlawful restraint of trade

(1) It is the public policy of the State of Oregon to encourage the efficient production and distribution of agricultural, seafood and other products derived from natural resources or labor resources of this state. Accordingly, a cooperative that operates in compliance with the provisions of this chapter and that does not during its fiscal year market products for nonmember patrons in an amount greater in value than the products marketed for its members may not be deemed to be a conspiracy or combination in restraint of trade, or an illegal monopoly; nor shall the contracts of such cooperative authorized by this chapter, whether or not required by the cooperative as a condition of membership or of doing business with the cooperative, be construed as an unlawful restraint of trade, or as part of a conspiracy or combination to accomplish an improper or illegal purpose or act.

(2) A negotiating committee of dealers, as defined in ORS 646.515 (Definitions for ORS 646.515 to 646.545) (3), that operates in compliance with the provisions of ORS 62.848 (Antitrust immunity for negotiations governing price for sale of grass seed) or 62.849 (Antitrust immunity for negotiations governing season starting price for sale of Oregon seafood) may not be deemed to be engaged in unlawful restraint of trade or to be participants in a conspiracy or combination to accomplish an improper or illegal purpose or act when the negotiating committee negotiates with a cooperative:

(a) The price for which the members of the cooperative will sell agricultural products to be produced by the members;

(b) The season starting price for which the members of the cooperative will sell seafood to be harvested by the members;

(c) The price to be paid for the services of producing agricultural products by the members or under the control of the members; or

(d) The season starting price for the services of harvesting seafood products by the members or under control of the members. [1957 c.716 §35; 2001 c.142 §2; 2003 c.487 §1]

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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