2017 ORS 60.762¹
Benefit company board of governors
  • benefit governor
  • duties, powers and liabilities

(1)(a) A benefit company must have a board of governors and may designate at least one member of the board as a benefit governor. A benefit governor, in addition to the powers, duties, rights, privileges and immunities that other governors of the benefit company have, has the powers, duties, rights, privileges and immunities set forth in this section.

(b) The articles of incorporation, articles of organization, bylaws or other organizational documents of the benefit company may set forth additional qualifications for a benefit governor that are consistent with this section.

(2) The benefit company’s governors shall elect or appoint and may remove a benefit governor in accordance with procedures set forth in the benefit company’s articles of incorporation or articles of organization or in accordance with procedures the governors adopt if the articles of incorporation or articles of organization do not specify a procedure.

(3) The benefit governor shall provide information or statements to other governors of the benefit company concerning the other governors’ obligations under ORS 60.760 (Duties of, standard of conduct for and liabilities of governor of benefit company).

(4) An individual’s action or decision not to act made in the capacity of benefit governor is for all purposes the individual’s action or decision not to act in the individual’s capacity as a governor of the benefit company.

(5) A benefit governor is not personally liable for an action or omission the benefit governor makes in the benefit governor’s capacity as a benefit governor unless the action or omission constitutes self-dealing, willful misconduct or a knowing violation of law. [2013 c.269 §7]

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.