2015 ORS 742.500¹
Definitions for ORS 742.500 to 742.506

As used in ORS 742.500 (Definitions for ORS 742.500 to 742.506) to 742.506 (Allocation of responsibility among insurers):

(1) "Bodily injury" has the meaning given that term in ORS 742.504 (Required provisions of uninsured motorist coverage).

(2) "Insured" has the meaning given that term in ORS 742.504 (Required provisions of uninsured motorist coverage).

(3)(a) "Motor vehicle" means every self-propelled device in, upon or by which any person or property is or may be transported or drawn upon a public highway.

(b) "Motor vehicle" does not include:

(A) A device used exclusively on stationary rails or tracks;

(B) Motor trucks, as defined in ORS 801.355 ("Motor truck"), that have a registration weight, as defined in ORS 803.430 (Certain vehicles required to establish registration weight for fee determination), of more than 8,000 pounds, if the insured has employees that operate the trucks and a workers’ compensation law, a disability benefits law or a similar law covers the employees; or

(C) Farm-type tractors or self-propelled equipment designed for use principally off public highways.

(4) "Sums that the insured or the heirs or legal representative of the insured is legally entitled to recover as damages" has the meaning given that term in ORS 742.504 (Required provisions of uninsured motorist coverage).

(5) "Uninsured motorist coverage" means coverage within the terms and conditions specified in ORS 742.504 (Required provisions of uninsured motorist coverage) that insures the insured or the heirs or legal representative of the insured for all sums that the insured or the heirs or legal representative is legally entitled to recover as damages for bodily injury or death that is caused by accident and that arises from owning, maintaining or using an uninsured vehicle in amounts or limits not less than the amounts or limits prescribed for bodily injury or death under ORS 806.070 (Minimum payment schedule).

(6) "Uninsured vehicle" has the meaning given that term in ORS 742.504 (Required provisions of uninsured motorist coverage). [Formerly 743.786; 2015 c.5 §1]

(formerly 743.786)

Law Review Cita­tions

8 WLJ 83 (1972)

(formerly 743.786 to 743.795)

Notes of Decisions

These statutes apply to umbrella policies that insure against loss arising from use of automobile. American Economy Ins. Co. v. Canamore, 114 Or App 348, 834 P2d 542 (1992), Sup Ct review denied

Law Review Cita­tions

24 WLR 948 (1988)


1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 742—Insurance Policies Generally; Property and Casualty Policies, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ors742.­html (2015) (last ac­cessed Jul. 16, 2016).
 
2 Legislative Counsel Committee, Annotations to the Oregon Revised Stat­utes, Cumulative Supplement - 2015, Chapter 742, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ano742.­html (2015) (last ac­cessed Jul. 16, 2016).
 
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.