2007 ORS 656.612¹
Assessments for department activities
  • amount
  • collection procedure

(1) The Director of the Department of Consumer and Business Services shall impose and collect assessments from all insurers, self-insured employers and self-insured employer groups in an amount sufficient to pay the expenses of the Department of Consumer and Business Services under this chapter and ORS chapter 654 and under the Insurance Code. The assessments shall be paid in such manner and at such intervals as the director may direct and when collected shall be deposited in the Consumer and Business Services Fund. Such receipts in the account are continuously appropriated to the department for the purpose described in this subsection.

(2) The assessments shall be levied against the insurers’ direct earned premium and the direct earned premium self-insured employers and self-insured employer groups would have paid had they been insured employers.

(3) The director may impose and collect an additional assessment from self-insured employer groups in an amount sufficient to pay the additional expenses involved in administering the group self-insured program.

(4) The director may establish a minimum assessment applicable to all insurers, self-insured employers and self-insured employer groups and shall establish the time, manner and method of imposing and collecting assessments subject to applicable budgeting and fiscal laws.

(5) The assessments required under this section shall be developed pursuant to ORS 183.310 (Definitions for chapter) to 183.410 (Agency determination of applicability of rule or statute to petitioner) and in such a manner that will reasonably and substantially accomplish the objective of subsection (2) of this section at the least possible administrative cost to everyone.

(6) Assessments developed by the department under this section shall be reported to the Joint Legislative Committee on Ways and Means or, during the interim between sessions of the Legislative Assembly, to the Emergency Board. [1965 c.285 §69a; 1973 c.353 §2; 1975 c.556 §45; 1977 c.804 §18; 1979 c.839 §13; 1981 c.535 §41; 1981 c.854 §44; 1985 c.506 §1; 1987 c.373 §37; 1987 c.884 §22; 1989 c.413 §21; 1990 c.2 §35; 1999 c.409 §1]

Law Review Cita­tions

55 OLR 432-445 (1976); 16 WLR 519 (1979); 22 WLR 559 (1986)

Chapter 656

Notes of Decisions

Party having af­firm­a­tive of any issue must prove it by preponderance of evidence unless legislature fixes some different quantum of proof. Hutcheson v. Weyerhaeuser Co., 288 Or 51, 602 P2d 268 (1979)

Amend­ments to existing statutes and enact­ment of addi­tional statutes by 1995 legisla­tion generally apply to pending cases and to orders still ap­pealable on June 7, 1995, effective date. Volk v. America West Air­lines, 135 Or App 565, 899 P2d 746 (1995), Sup Ct review denied

Amend­ments to existing statutes and enact­ment of addi­tional statutes by 1995 legisla­tion do not extend or shorten procedural time limita­tions with regard to ac­tions taken prior to June 7, 1995, effective date. Motel 6 v. McMasters, 135 Or App 583, 899 P2d 1212 (1995)

Atty. Gen. Opinions

Benefit unavailability for inmates engaged in prison work programs, (1996) Vol 48, p 134

Law Review Cita­tions

24 WLR 321, 341 (1988); 32 WLR 217 (1996)

1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 656—Workers' Compensation, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­656.­html (2007) (last ac­cessed Feb. 12, 2009).
 
2 Legislative Counsel Committee, Annotations to the Oregon Revised Stat­utes, Cumulative Supplement - 2007, Chapter 656, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­656ano.­htm (2007) (last ac­cessed Feb. 12, 2009).
 
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