2017 ORS 732.539¹
Notification of acquisition
  • confidentiality
  • order
  • rules
  • required information
  • waiting period

(1)(a) A person that proposes to acquire another person, or the person that would be subject to the acquisition, must notify the Director of the Department of Consumer and Business Services and wait for the period of time specified in subsection (3) of this section before completing the acquisition. The director shall treat a notice and information that a person submits in accordance with this section as confidential and as exempt from disclosure under ORS 192.311 (Definitions for ORS 192.311 to 192.478) to 192.478 (Exemption for Judicial Department).

(b) A person that completes an acquisition without notifying the director as provided in this subsection may be subject to an order from the director under ORS 732.544 (Director’s order).

(2) The director by rule shall prescribe the form and content of the notice that a person must submit under subsection (1) of this section and, in prescribing the form and content of the notice, shall consider the form and content of the notice that the National Association of Insurance Commissioners prescribes for markets in which, under ORS 732.537 (Application of ORS 732.527, 732.539, 732.542 and 732.544 to change of control of insurer) (2), completing an acquisition requires submitting a notice under this section. The director may require any additional information the director deems necessary to determine under ORS 732.542 (Monopoly or substantial diminishment of competition) whether the acquisition may substantially diminish competition in a line of insurance in this state or may tend to create a monopoly. The additional information may include an opinion from an economist that assesses what competitive impact the acquisition may have in this state. A person that submits an economist’s opinion under this subsection shall also submit a summary of the economist’s education and experience that reflect the economist’s ability to render an informed opinion.

(3)(a) A person may not proceed with an acquisition until 30 days after the director receives the notice under subsection (1) of this section, unless the director permits the acquisition to proceed earlier.

(b) During the period of time described in paragraph (a) of this subsection, the director may, only once, require the person to submit additional information related to the acquisition. If the director requires additional information, the person may not proceed with the acquisition until 30 days after the director receives the additional information, unless the director permits the acquisition to proceed earlier. [2013 c.370 §6]

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.
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