2007 ORS 731.450¹
Unrelated business prohibited
  • exceptions
  • title insurer as escrow agent

Except as authorized by the federal Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act (P.L. 106-102), an insurer may not engage in any business except the making of insurance or a kind of business related to the insurance business. However, a foreign or alien insurer may engage, outside this state, in any business permitted by its articles of incorporation and the laws of the state of its domicile; and a title insurer also may engage in business as an escrow agent; provided, however, that a title insurer engaging in business as an escrow agent shall be subject to the provisions of ORS 696.505 (Definitions for ORS 696.505 to 696.590) to 696.590 (Penalty amounts) in respect to its escrow activities. [1967 c.359 §97; 1971 c.398 §5; 1977 c.351 §13; 2001 c.377 §57]

Chapter 731

Atty. Gen. Opinions

Vehicle service contracts sold to purchasers by motorcycle and motor vehicle dealers as constituting sale of insurance, (1978) Vol 38, p 2218

1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 731—Administration and General Provisions, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­731.­html (2007) (last ac­cessed Feb. 12, 2009).
2 Legislative Counsel Committee, Annotations to the Oregon Revised Stat­utes, Cumulative Supplement - 2007, Chapter 731, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­731ano.­htm (2007) (last ac­cessed Feb. 12, 2009).
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.