ORS 98.316¹
Deposits and refunds held by utilities

The following funds held or owing by any utility are presumed abandoned if unclaimed by the apparent owner for more than one year after the date of termination of services or when the funds otherwise become payable or distributable:

(1) A deposit made by a subscriber with a utility to secure payment, or a sum paid in advance for utility services, less any lawful deductions.

(2) A sum received for utility services which a utility has been ordered to refund, together with any interest thereon and less any lawful deductions. [1957 c.670 §6; 1983 c.716 §2]

Atty. Gen. Opinions

Necessity of probate if abandoned prop­erty is claimed by heirs, (1972) Vol 35, p 1177

1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 98—Lost, Unordered and Unclaimed Property; Unlawfully Parked Vehicles, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­098.­html (2007) (last ac­cessed Feb. 12, 2009).
2 Legislative Counsel Committee, Annotations to the Oregon Revised Stat­utes, Cumulative Supplement - 2007, Chapter 98, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­098ano.­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. Currency Information