2017 ORS 293.790¹
Holding, investing and disposing of corporate stock

(1) Under authority of Article XI, section 6, of the Oregon Constitution, the state, subject to subsection (2) of this section, may hold and dispose of the stock of any company, association or corporation, including stock already received, that is donated or bequeathed, and the state, acting on behalf of the governing board of a public university listed in ORS 352.002 (Public universities), subject to subsection (2) of this section, may invest and reinvest in the stock of any company, association or corporation, any funds or moneys of the public university held in the Public University Fund established under ORS 352.450 (Public University Fund) that is permitted to be held, disposed or invested under Article XI, section 6, of the Oregon Constitution.

(2) The state, including any of its agencies having control of, or authority to invest and reinvest in, any stock described in subsection (1) of this section, in holding, disposing of or investing and reinvesting in such stock, shall be governed by ORS 130.750 (Trustee’s duty to comply with prudent investor rule) to 130.775 (Trust language authorizing investments permitted under prudent investor rule), notwithstanding the date of acquisition of such stock. Moneys received from the disposition of such stock, including dividends, shall be maintained separate and distinct from the General Fund, and those moneys, including interest earned thereon, are appropriated continuously for the purposes of the donation or bequest and of the investments and reinvestments. Except as specifically authorized by law, the state or any of its agencies may not purchase stock.

(3) This section does not apply to investment and reinvestment of moneys in the Public Employees Retirement Fund, the Industrial Accident Fund, the Deferred Compensation Fund and the Education Stability Fund or to acquisition, retention, management and disposition of investments of those funds as provided in ORS 293.701 (Definitions for ORS 293.701 to 293.857) to 293.857 (Separate accounts for each local government). [Formerly 291.630; 1967 c.335 §32; 1971 c.339 §1; 1989 c.966 §21; 1995 c.12 §4; 1995 c.157 §25; 1997 c.179 §24; 2001 c.835 §13; 2002 s.s.3 c.6 §12; 2005 c.348 §122; 2015 c.767 §12]

Atty. Gen. Opinions

Interpreta­tions of this sec­tion, (1976) Vol 38, p 271

Chapter 293

Atty. Gen. Opinions

Duty or authority of Secretary of State to con­duct performance audits, (1985) Vol. 44, p 381

1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 293—Administration of Public Funds, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ors293.­html (2017) (last ac­cessed Mar. 30, 2018).
2 Legislative Counsel Committee, Annotations to the Oregon Revised Stat­utes, Cumulative Supplement - 2017, Chapter 293, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ano293.­html (2017) (last ac­cessed Mar. 30, 2018).
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.