2017 ORS 731.258¹
Enforcement of orders and decisions by Attorney General
  • filing, enforcement and effect of foreign decrees

(1) The Attorney General upon request of the Director of the Department of Consumer and Business Services may proceed in the courts of this state or any reciprocal state to enforce an order or decision in any court proceeding or in any administrative proceeding before the director.

(2) As used in this section:

(a) “Reciprocal state” means any state the laws of which contain procedures substantially similar to those specified in this section for the enforcement of decrees or orders in equity issued by courts located in other states, against any insurer incorporated or authorized to do business in such state.

(b) “Foreign decree” means any decree or order in equity of a court located in a reciprocal state, including a court of the United States located therein, against any insurer incorporated or authorized to do business in this state.

(c) “Qualified party” means a state regulatory agency acting in its capacity to enforce the insurance laws of its state.

(3) The Director of the Department of Consumer and Business Services of this state shall determine which states qualify as reciprocal states and shall maintain at all times an up-to-date list of such states.

(4) A copy of any foreign decree authenticated in accordance with the statutes of this state may be filed in the office of the clerk of any circuit court of this state. The clerk, upon verifying with the director that the decree or order qualifies as a foreign decree shall treat the foreign decree in the same manner as a judgment of a circuit court of this state. A foreign decree so filed has the same effect and shall be deemed as a judgment of a circuit court of this state, and is subject to the same procedures, defenses and proceedings for reopening, vacating, or staying as a judgment of a circuit court of this state and may be enforced or satisfied in like manner.

(5)(a) At the time of the filing of the foreign decree, the Attorney General shall make and file with the clerk of the court an affidavit setting forth the name and last-known post-office address of the defendant.

(b) Promptly upon the filing of the foreign decree and the affidavit, the clerk shall mail notice of the filing of the foreign decree to the defendant at the address given and to the director of this state and shall make a note of the mailing in the register of the court. In addition, the Attorney General may mail a notice of the filing of the foreign decree to the defendant and to the director of this state and may file proof of mailing with the clerk. Lack of mailing notice of filing by the clerk shall not affect the enforcement proceedings if proof of mailing by the Attorney General has been filed.

(c) No execution or other process for enforcement of a foreign decree filed under subsection (4) of this section shall issue until 30 days after the date the decree is filed.

(6)(a) If the defendant shows the circuit court that an appeal from the foreign decree is pending or will be taken, or that a stay of execution has been granted, the court shall stay enforcement of the foreign decree until the appeal is concluded, the time for appeal expires, or the stay of execution expires or is vacated, upon proof that the defendant has furnished the security for the satisfaction of the decree required by the state in which it was rendered.

(b) If the defendant shows the circuit court any ground upon which enforcement of a judgment of any circuit court of this state would be stayed, the court shall stay enforcement of the foreign decree for an appropriate period, upon requiring the same security for satisfaction of the decree which is required in this state for a judgment. [1969 c.336 §5; 2003 c.576 §219]

Chapter 731

Atty. Gen. Opinions

Vehicle service contracts sold to purchasers by motorcycle and motor vehicle dealers as constituting sale of insurance, (1978) Vol 38, p 2218

1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 731—Administration and General Provisions, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ors731.­html (2017) (last ac­cessed Mar. 30, 2018).
 
2 Legislative Counsel Committee, Annotations to the Oregon Revised Stat­utes, Cumulative Supplement - 2017, Chapter 731, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ano731.­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.