2017 ORS 735.325¹
Exemption of purchasing groups from certain laws

Any purchasing group meeting the criteria established under the provisions of the federal Liability Risk Retention Act of 1986 (P.L. 99-563), shall be exempt from any law of this state relating to the creation of groups for the purchase of insurance or the prohibition of group purchasing, or any law that would discriminate against a purchasing group or its members. In addition, an insurer shall be exempt from any law of this state that prohibits providing or offering to provide advantages to a purchasing group or its members based on their loss and expense experience not afforded to other persons with respect to rates, policy forms, coverages or other matters. A purchasing group shall be subject to all other applicable laws of this state. [1987 c.774 §103]

Notes of Decisions

Preventing risk reten­tion groups generally from qualifying as authorized insurers exceeds state power under federal law to make groups subject to financial responsibility require­ments. Na­tional Warranty Insurance Co. v. Greenfield, 24 F. Supp. 2d 1096 (D. Or. 1998)

1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 735—Alternative Insurance, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ors735.­html (2017) (last ac­cessed Mar. 30, 2018).
2 Legislative Counsel Committee, Annotations to the Oregon Revised Stat­utes, Cumulative Supplement - 2017, Chapter 735, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ano735.­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.