2017 ORS 656.508¹
Authority to fix premium rates for employers

(1) The State Accident Insurance Fund Corporation shall classify occupations or industries with respect to their degree of hazard and fix premium rates upon each of the occupations or industries sufficient to provide adequate funds to carry out the purposes of this chapter and the duties of the State Accident Insurance Fund Corporation.

(2) The State Accident Insurance Fund Corporation may annually, and at such other times as it deems necessary, readjust, increase or decrease the premium rates of employers insured with the State Accident Insurance Fund Corporation. Any such readjustment, increase or decrease shall be made and become effective on such dates as the State Accident Insurance Fund Corporation may determine. The State Accident Insurance Fund Corporation shall notify the employer of the rate.

(3) The State Accident Insurance Fund Corporation may establish a uniform system of rate modification conforming to recognized insurance principles including schedule rating and experience rating, premium discount and retrospective rating. [Amended by 1957 c.41 §1; 1957 c.386 §1; 1963 c.587 §1; 1965 c.285 §71; 1977 c.405 §8; 1981 c.854 §35]

Law Review Cita­tions

55 OLR 432-445 (1976); 16 WLR 519 (1979); 22 WLR 559 (1986)

Chapter 656

Notes of Decisions

Party having af­firm­a­tive of any issue must prove it by preponderance of evidence unless legislature fixes some different quantum of proof. Hutcheson v. Weyerhaeuser Co., 288 Or 51, 602 P2d 268 (1979)

Amend­ments to existing statutes and enact­ment of addi­tional statutes by 1995 legisla­tion generally apply to pending cases and to orders still ap­pealable on June 7, 1995, effective date. Volk v. America West Air­lines, 135 Or App 565, 899 P2d 746 (1995), Sup Ct review denied

Amend­ments to existing statutes and enact­ment of addi­tional statutes by 1995 legisla­tion do not extend or shorten procedural time limita­tions with regard to ac­tions taken prior to June 7, 1995, effective date. Motel 6 v. McMasters, 135 Or App 583, 899 P2d 1212 (1995)

Atty. Gen. Opinions

Benefit unavailability for inmates engaged in prison work programs, (1996) Vol 48, p 134

Law Review Cita­tions

24 WLR 321, 341 (1988); 32 WLR 217 (1996)

1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 656—Workers’ Compensation, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ors656.­html (2017) (last ac­cessed Mar. 30, 2018).
 
2 Legislative Counsel Committee, Annotations to the Oregon Revised Stat­utes, Cumulative Supplement - 2017, Chapter 656, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ano656.­html (2017) (last ac­cessed Mar. 30, 2018).
 
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.