2017 ORS 399.242¹
Suspension or termination of certain services by service members
  • reinstatement
  • effect

(1) As used in this section, “service member” means:

(a) A member of the organized militia who is called into active service of the state by the Governor under ORS 399.065 (Ordering organized militia into active state service) (1) for 30 or more consecutive days.

(b) A member of the Armed Forces of the United States, as that term is defined in ORS 348.282 (Definitions for ORS 348.282 and 348.283), who is called into active federal service under Title 10 of the United States Code.

(2)(a) Except as provided in subsection (6) of this section, a service member who has obtained the following services from a telecommunications service provider, an Internet service provider, a health club as defined in ORS 431A.450 (Automated external defibrillators required at health clubs), a health spa as defined in ORS 646A.030 (Definitions for ORS 646A.030 to 646A.042) or a provider of television services may terminate or suspend the provision of services upon written notice and as provided in paragraph (b) of this subsection:

(A) Telecommunications services.

(B) Internet services.

(C) Health spa services as defined in ORS 646A.030 (Definitions for ORS 646A.030 to 646A.042).

(D) Exercise or athletic activities offered by a health club.

(E) Television services, including but not limited to cable television, direct satellite and other television-like services.

(b) The service member must provide proof to the service provider of the official orders showing that the service member has been called into active service:

(A) At the time written notice is given; or

(B) If precluded by military necessity or circumstances that make the provision of proof at the time of giving written notice unreasonable or impossible, within 90 days after written notice has been given.

(3) A termination or suspension of services under this section is effective on the day written notice is given under subsection (2) of this section.

(4)(a) A service member who terminates or suspends the provision of services under this section and who is no longer in active service may reinstate the provision of services on the same terms and conditions as originally agreed to with the service provider before the termination or suspension upon written notice to the provider that the service member is no longer in active service. Written notice under this subsection must be given within 90 days after termination of the service member’s active service.

(b) Upon receipt of the written notice of reinstatement, the service provider shall resume the provision of services or, if the services are no longer available, provide substantially similar services within a reasonable time not to exceed 30 days from the date of receipt of the written notice of reinstatement.

(5) A service member who terminates, suspends or reinstates the provision of services under this section:

(a) May not be charged a penalty, fee, loss of deposit or any other additional cost because of the termination, suspension or reinstatement; and

(b) Is not liable for payment for any services after the effective date of the termination or suspension, or until the effective date of a reinstatement of services as described in subsection (4) of this section.

(6) A service member may terminate a contract for any service provided by a commercial mobile radio services provider in accordance with 50 U.S.C. 535a. [2013 c.423 §2]

1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 399—Organized Militia, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ors399.­html (2017) (last ac­cessed Mar. 30, 2018).
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.