ORS 742.500¹
Definitions for ORS 742.500 to 742.506

As used in ORS 742.500 (Definitions for ORS 742.500 to 742.506) to 742.506 (Allocation of responsibility among insurers):

(1) "Uninsured motorist coverage" means coverage within the terms and conditions specified in ORS 742.504 (Required provisions of uninsured motorist coverage) insuring the insured, the heirs or legal representative of the insured for all sums which the insured or they shall be legally entitled to recover as damages for bodily injury or death caused by accident and arising out of the ownership, maintenance or use of an uninsured motor vehicle in amounts or limits not less than the amounts or limits prescribed for bodily injury or death under ORS 806.070 (Minimum payment schedule).

(2) "Motor vehicle" means every self-propelled device in, upon or by which any person or property is or may be transported or drawn upon a public highway, but does not include:

(a) Devices used exclusively upon stationary rails or tracks;

(b) Motor trucks as defined in ORS 801.355 ("Motor truck") that have a registration weight, as defined by ORS 803.430 (Certain vehicles required to establish registration weight for fee determination) of more than 8,000 pounds, when the insured has employees who operate such trucks and such employees are covered by any workers’ compensation law, disability benefits law or any similar law; or

(c) Farm-type tractors or self-propelled equipment designed for use principally off public highways. [Formerly 743.786]

Law Review Cita­tions

8 WLJ 83 (1972)

Notes of Decisions

These statutes apply to umbrella policies that insure against loss arising from use of automobile. American Economy Ins. Co. v. Canamore, 114 Or App 348, 834 P2d 542 (1992), Sup Ct review denied

Law Review Cita­tions

24 WLR 948 (1988)

1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 742—Insurance Policies Generally; Property and Casualty Policies, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­742.­html (2007) (last ac­cessed Feb. 12, 2009).
2 Legislative Counsel Committee, Annotations to the Oregon Revised Stat­utes, Cumulative Supplement - 2007, Chapter 742, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­742ano.­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.
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