2017 ORS 716.600¹
Relationship to powers of federal savings banks

(1) Notwithstanding any provision contained in ORS chapters 706 to 715, except as limited by articles of incorporation of an Oregon savings bank:

(a) Oregon savings banks are authorized to engage in those activities in which federal savings banks may engage and may acquire and retain those investments that federal savings banks may acquire and retain, subject to the conditions and restrictions that apply to federal savings banks.

(b) Oregon savings banks shall have all powers necessary or convenient to effect any or all of the purposes for which the Oregon savings bank is organized or to perform any or all of the acts expressly or impliedly authorized or required under ORS chapter 706 or this chapter.

(c) Subsidiaries of Oregon savings banks are authorized to engage in those activities in which subsidiaries of federal savings banks may engage and may acquire and retain those investments that subsidiaries of federal savings banks may acquire and retain, subject to the conditions and restrictions that apply to subsidiaries of federal savings banks.

(d) Activities and investments referred to in paragraphs (a) to (c) of this subsection that require notice to or approval of the Director of the Office of Thrift Supervision shall not require such notice or approval but shall require notice to or approval of the Director of the Department of Consumer and Business Services. For purposes of this section, references in federal statutes, regulations and other authorities that prescribe permissible activities and investments of federal savings banks and subsidiaries of federal savings banks shall be considered whenever practicable to refer to comparable provisions of Oregon law. The Director of the Department of Consumer and Business Services may approve an activity or investment that requires director approval subject to such conditions as the director deems appropriate.

(2) The purpose of this section is to grant Oregon savings banks and their subsidiaries investment and activity powers and authorities equivalent to that permitted federal savings banks under federal law. [1973 c.797 §379; 1987 c.197 §9; 1989 c.324 §73; 1997 c.631 §350]

Chapter 716

Atty. Gen. Opinions

Applicability of licensing and registra­tion require­ments under Bank Act to loan solicita­tion office operating in Oregon, (1985) Vol. 44, p 378

1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 716—Savings Banks, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ors716.­html (2017) (last ac­cessed Mar. 30, 2018).
 
2 Legislative Counsel Committee, Annotations to the Oregon Revised Stat­utes, Cumulative Supplement - 2017, Chapter 716, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ano716.­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.