2017 ORS 60.756¹
Minimum status vote required to approve certain actions
  • voting requirements

(1) Except as provided in subsections (2) and (3) of this section, an approval of an action described in ORS 60.754 (Status as benefit company) (2) to (6) is effective only if, in addition to any other applicable requirements, a majority of the interests that are entitled to vote on the action are voted to approve the action.

(2) If an entity’s governing documents or the provisions of ORS chapter 60 or 63, as applicable, require more than a majority vote or require each class or series to vote separately, approval of the action is effective only if the requirement for the greater vote or for separate class or series voting is met.

(3)(a) If, as of January 1, 2014, an entity has shares that are listed on a national securities exchange or are regularly traded in a market that a member of a national or affiliated securities association maintains, except as provided in paragraph (b) of this subsection, each class or series of the entity’s shares must separately meet the requirement to approve the action by two-thirds of the shares that are entitled to vote.

(b) If the entity has gross revenue of $200 million or less, each class or series of the entity’s shares must separately meet the requirement to approve the action by a majority of the shares that are entitled to vote. [2013 c.269 §4; 2015 c.266 §1]

Note: See note under 60.750 (Definitions for ORS 60.750 to 60.770).

Chapter 60

Notes of Decisions

In General

Owner of corporate shares that does not meet defini­tion for “shareholder” does not have statutorily created inspec­tion rights. Yeoman v. Public Safety Center, Inc., 241 Or App 255, 250 P3d 411 (2011), Sup Ct review denied

Atty. Gen. Opinions

Under Former Similar Statutes (Ors Chapter 58)

This chapter as authorizing partnership of corpora­tion and individual; validity of partnership between a private corpora­tion and an individual when corpora­tion charter so provides, (1972) Vol 36, p 94

Law Review Cita­tions

Under Former Similar Statutes (Ors Chapter 57)

18 WLR 123 (1982)

In General

24 WLR 203, 257, 275 (1988); 30 WLR 407 (1994)

1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 60—Private Corporations, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ors060.­html (2017) (last ac­cessed Mar. 30, 2018).
2 Legislative Counsel Committee, Annotations to the Oregon Revised Stat­utes, Cumulative Supplement - 2017, Chapter 60, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ano060.­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.