2015 ORS 62.462¹
Definitions for ORS 62.462 to 62.482

As used in ORS 62.462 (Definitions for ORS 62.462 to 62.482) to 62.482 (Application of ORS 62.462 to 62.482):

(1) "Cooperative" includes any domestic or foreign predecessor entity of a cooperative in a merger or other transaction in which the predecessor’s existence ceased upon consummation of the transaction.

(2) "Director" means an individual who is or was a director of a cooperative or an individual who, while a director of a cooperative, is or was serving at the cooperative’s request as a director, officer, partner, trustee, employee or agent of another foreign or domestic cooperative, corporation, partnership, joint venture, trust, employee benefit plan or other enterprise. A director is considered to be serving an employee benefit plan at the cooperative’s request if the director’s duties to the cooperative also impose duties on or otherwise involve services by the director to the plan or to participants in or beneficiaries of the plan. "Director" includes, unless the context requires otherwise, the estate or personal representative of a director.

(3) "Expenses" includes counsel fees.

(4) "Liability" means the obligation to pay a judgment, settlement, penalty or fine, including an excise tax assessed with respect to an employee benefit plan or reasonable expenses incurred with respect to a proceeding.

(5) "Officer" means an individual who is or was an officer of a cooperative or an individual who, while an officer of a cooperative, is or was serving at the cooperative’s request as a director, officer, partner, trustee, employee or agent of another foreign or domestic cooperative, corporation, partnership, joint venture, trust, employee benefit plan or other enterprise. An officer is considered to be serving an employee benefit plan at the cooperative’s request if the officer’s duties to the cooperative also impose duties on or include services by the officer to the employee benefit plan or to participants in or beneficiaries of the plan. "Officer" includes, unless the context requires otherwise, the estate or personal representative of an officer.

(6) "Party" includes an individual who was, is or is threatened to be made a named defendant or respondent in a proceeding.

(7) "Proceeding" means any threatened, pending or completed action, suit or proceeding, whether civil, criminal, administrative or investigative and whether formal or informal. [1995 c.195 §15]

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 (2015) (last ac­cessed Jul. 16, 2016).
 
2 Legislative Counsel Committee, Annotations to the Oregon Revised Stat­utes, Cumulative Supplement - 2015, Chapter 62, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ano062.­html (2015) (last ac­cessed Jul. 16, 2016).
 
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.