ORS 65.064¹
Emergency bylaws and powers

(1) Unless the articles of incorporation provide otherwise, the board of directors of a corporation may adopt, amend or repeal bylaws to be effective only in an emergency as described in subsection (4) of this section. The emergency bylaws, which are subject to amendment or repeal by the members, may provide special procedures necessary for managing the corporation during the emergency, including:

(a) Procedures for calling a meeting of the board of directors;

(b) Quorum requirements for the meeting; and

(c) Designation of additional or substitute directors.

(2) All provisions of the regular bylaws consistent with the emergency bylaws remain effective during the emergency. The emergency bylaws are not effective after the emergency ends.

(3) Corporate action taken in good faith in accordance with the emergency bylaws binds the corporation. A corporate director, officer, employee or agent is not liable for deviation from normal procedures if the conduct was authorized by emergency bylaws adopted as provided in this section.

(4) An emergency exists for purposes of this section if a quorum of the corporation’s directors cannot readily be assembled because of some present or imminent catastrophic event. [1989 c.1010 §26; 2019 c.174 §21]

1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 65—Nonprofit Corporations, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ors065.­html (2019) (last ac­cessed May 16, 2020).
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.
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