2015 ORS 30.136¹
Action to enforce right or remedy under Servicemembers Civil Relief Act

(1) As used in this section and ORS 30.138 (Remedies for violation of Servicemembers Civil Relief Act), "servicemember" has the meaning given that term in 50 U.S.C. App. 511 as in effect on May 8, 2009.

(2) An action brought by a servicemember to enforce a right or remedy under 50 U.S.C. App. 501 et seq. is not subject to court-ordered arbitration under ORS 36.400 (Mandatory arbitration programs) to 36.425 (Filing of decision and award) unless the parties to the action stipulate in writing to arbitration after the action is commenced.

(3) In addition to the counties specified in ORS 14.080 (Venue for other actions), an action brought by a servicemember to enforce a right or remedy under 50 U.S.C. App. 501 et seq. may be brought in the Oregon county where the servicemember resides or where the servicemember was a resident at the time of bringing the action.

(4) Any contract term or provision providing for a choice of forum other than Oregon in an agreement entered into by a servicemember who resides in Oregon or is a resident of Oregon is voidable at the election of the servicemember. [2009 c.83 §1]

Note: Section 4, chapter 83, Oregon Laws 2009, provides:

Sec. 4. Sections 1 and 2 of this 2009 Act [30.136 (Action to enforce right or remedy under Servicemembers Civil Relief Act) and 30.138 (Remedies for violation of Servicemembers Civil Relief Act)] apply only to conduct that violates 50 U.S.C. App. 501 et seq. that occurs on or after the effective date of this 2009 Act [May 8, 2009]. [2009 c.83 §4]


1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 30—Actions and Suits in Particular Cases, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ors030.­html (2015) (last ac­cessed Jul. 16, 2016).
 
2 OregonLaws.org contains the con­tents of Volume 21 of the ORS, inserted along­side the per­tin­ent statutes. See the preface to the ORS An­no­ta­tions for more information.
 
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.