2017 ORS 731.380¹
Authority of foreign and alien insurers to take, acquire, hold and enforce notes secured by mortgages
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(1) Subject to subsection (2) of this section, any foreign or alien insurer, without being authorized to transact business in this state, may take, acquire, hold and enforce notes secured by real estate mortgages or trust deeds and make commitments to purchase such notes. A foreign or alien insurer may foreclose the mortgages and trust deeds in the courts of this state, acquire the mortgaged property, hold, own and operate the property for a period not exceeding five years and dispose of the property. The activities authorized under this subsection by such a foreign or alien insurer shall not constitute transacting business in this state for the purposes of ORS chapter 60.

(2) Before a foreign or alien insurer engages in any of the activities described in subsection (1) of this section, the foreign or alien insurer shall first file with the Department of Consumer and Business Services a statement signed by its president, secretary, treasurer or general manager that it constitutes the Director of the Department of Consumer and Business Services its attorney for service of process, and shall pay an initial filing fee of $200 and an annual license fee of $200. The statement shall include the address of the principal place of business of the foreign or alien insurer.

(3) The director, upon receiving service of process as authorized by subsection (2) of this section, immediately shall forward by registered mail or by certified mail with return receipt all documents served upon the director to the principal place of business of the foreign or alien insurer.

(4) A foreign or alien insurer that indirectly engages in the activities described in subsection (1) of this section because of its beneficial interest in a pool of notes secured by real estate mortgages or trust deeds need not comply with subsection (2) of this section. [1987 c.94 §118; 1991 c.249 §70]

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).
 
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