2015 ORS 646A.276¹
Sale of gift card that expires, declines in value, includes fee or does not give option to redeem

(1) Except as provided in subsection (2) of this section and ORS 646A.278 (Requirements for sale of gift card that expires), a person may not sell a gift card:

(a) That has an expiration date;

(b) That has a face value that declines as a result of the passage of time or the lack of use of the card;

(c) That has a fee related to the card, including, but not limited to, an inactivity fee, a maintenance fee or a service fee; or

(d) That does not give the cardholder the option to redeem the card for cash when the face value of the card has declined to an amount less than $5 and the card has been used for at least one purchase. For purposes of this paragraph, "cash" means money or a check.

(2) Subsection (1)(d) of this section does not apply to:

(a) Gift cards that have been given for free or less than full consideration to a person or entity as a donation or as part of a promotional offer;

(b) Gift cards issued by an entity that provides services that are subject to the federal Communications Act of 1934 (47 U.S.C. 151 et seq.); and

(c) Gift cards redeemed to an online account for the purchase of goods or services.

(3) Redemption under subsection (1)(d) of this section may be obtained only from the provider of goods or services indicated on the gift card regardless of whether the provider is the issuer of the gift card. [2007 c.772 §2; 2011 c.336 §1]


1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 646A—Trade Regulation, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ors646A.­html (2015) (last ac­cessed Jul. 16, 2016).
 
2 OregonLaws.org contains the con­tents of Volume 21 of the ORS, inserted along­side the per­tin­ent statutes. See the preface to the ORS An­no­ta­tions for more information.
 
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.