ORS 62.286¹
Loans to or guarantees for directors

(1) Except as provided by subsection (3) of this section, a cooperative may not lend money to or guarantee the obligation of a director of the cooperative unless:

(a) The particular loan or guarantee is approved by a majority of the votes of all the members excluding the votes of any member who is a benefited director; or

(b) The cooperative’s board of directors determines that the loan or guarantee benefits the cooperative and either approves the specific loan or guarantee or a general plan authorizing the loans and guarantees.

(2) The fact that a loan or guarantee is made in violation of this section does not affect the borrower’s liability on the loan.

(3) This section does not apply to loans and guarantees authorized by statute regulating any special class of cooperatives. [1995 c.195 §10]

Chapter 62

Atty. Gen. Opinions

Homestead as applied to a shareholder-tenant in a co­op­er­a­tive apart­ment, (1971) Vol 35, p 897

1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 62—Cooperatives, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ors062.­html (2019) (last ac­cessed May 16, 2020).
2 Legislative Counsel Committee, Annotations to the Oregon Revised Stat­utes, Cumulative Supplement - 2019, Chapter 62, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ano062.­html (2019) (last ac­cessed May 16, 2020).
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