2017 ORS 60.758¹
Benefit company purposes and powers

(1) In addition to any purpose set forth in or adopted in accordance with ORS 60.047 (Articles of incorporation) (2)(c)(A), 60.074 (Purposes), 63.047 (Articles of organization) or 63.074 (Purposes), a benefit company has the purpose of providing a general public benefit.

(2)(a) The articles of incorporation or articles of organization for a benefit company may identify a specific public benefit for the benefit company in addition to the purposes described in subsection (1) of this section. A benefit company’s identification of a specific public benefit does not limit the benefit company’s obligation to fulfill the purposes described in subsection (1) of this section.

(b) A benefit company may amend the articles of incorporation or articles of organization to add, amend or remove a specific public benefit in the manner otherwise provided for amending the benefit company’s purpose in the articles of incorporation or articles of organization.

(3) Notwithstanding the requirement in ORS 58.076 (Purposes for which professional corporation may be organized) that a professional corporation have rendering professional service as the professional corporation’s sole purpose, a professional corporation that is a benefit company shall have the purposes set forth in ORS 58.076 (Purposes for which professional corporation may be organized) and the purpose of providing a general public benefit. The professional corporation may identify a specific public benefit in addition to the purposes described in this subsection. [2013 c.269 §5]

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.