2017 ORS 732.480¹
Copy of bylaws of domestic mutual insurer to be provided to director
  • provisions of bylaws

A copy of the bylaws of a domestic mutual insurer, including any amendments, shall be provided to the Director of the Department of Consumer and Business Services. The bylaws of a mutual insurer may contain any provision for managing the business and regulating the affairs of the insurer that is not inconsistent with law or the articles of incorporation. The bylaws shall contain a provision that governs the involvement of the mutual insurer in a member’s communication with other members regarding the business and affairs of the insurer. The bylaws may contain a provision eliminating or limiting the personal liability of a member of the board of directors to the mutual insurer or its members for monetary damages for conduct as a director, provided that no such provision may eliminate or limit the liability of a director for any act or omission occurring prior to the date when such provision becomes effective and no such provision may eliminate or limit the liability of a director for:

(1) Any breach of the director’s duty of loyalty to the mutual insurer or its members;

(2) Acts or omissions not in good faith or that involve intentional misconduct or a knowing violation of law;

(3) Any unlawful distribution; or

(4) Any transaction from which the director derived an improper personal benefit. [2001 c.352 §4]

1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 732—Organization and Corporate Procedures of Domestic Insurers; Regulation of Insurers Generally, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ors732.­html (2017) (last ac­cessed Mar. 30, 2018).
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.
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.