ORS 62.482¹
Application of ORS 62.462 to 62.482

(1) The indemnification and provisions for advancement of expenses provided by ORS 62.462 (Definitions for ORS 62.462 to 62.482) to 62.482 (Application of ORS 62.462 to 62.482) shall not be deemed exclusive of any other rights to which directors, officers, employees or agents may be entitled under the cooperative’s articles of incorporation or bylaws, any agreement, general or specific action of its board of directors, vote of members or otherwise, and shall continue as to a person who has ceased to be a director, officer, employee or agent and shall inure to the benefit of the heirs, executors and administrators of such a person. Specifically and not by way of limitation, a cooperative shall have the power to make or agree to make any further indemnification, including advancement of expenses, of:

(a) Any director as authorized by the articles of incorporation, any bylaws approved, adopted or ratified by the members or any resolution or agreement approved, adopted or ratified, before or after such indemnification or agreement is made, by the members, provided that no such indemnification shall indemnify any director from or on account of acts or omissions for which liability could not be eliminated under ORS 62.513 (Contents of articles of incorporation) (4)(e); and

(b) Any officer, employee or agent who is not a director as authorized by its articles of incorporation or bylaws, general or specific action of its board of directors or agreement. Unless the articles of incorporation, or any such bylaws, agreement or resolution provide otherwise, any determination as to any further indemnity under this paragraph shall be made in accordance with ORS 62.474 (Determination and authorization of indemnification).

(2) If articles of incorporation limit indemnification or advance of expenses, any indemnification or advance of expenses is valid only to the extent consistent with the articles of incorporation.

(3) ORS 62.462 (Definitions for ORS 62.462 to 62.482) to 62.482 (Application of ORS 62.462 to 62.482) do not limit a cooperative’s power to pay or reimburse expenses incurred by a director in connection with the director’s appearance as a witness in a proceeding at a time when the director has not been made a named defendant or respondent to a proceeding. [1995 c.195 §23; 2007 c.186 §5]

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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