2017 ORS 758.282¹
Immunity of electric utility for pruning or removing vegetation in certain cases

(1) An electric utility is immune from any civil liability for pruning or removing vegetation that is growing on property on which electric facilities are located, or growing on property that is adjacent to property on which electric facilities are located, if the pruning or removal is consistent with policies of the Public Utility Commission relating to the pruning or removal of vegetation, or is consistent with a local ordinance or resolution applicable to the property that relates to the pruning or removal of vegetation, and:

(a) The vegetation has come in contact with or caused damage to electric facilities; or

(b) Pruning or removing the vegetation is necessary to protect life or property or to restore electric service.

(2) ORS 105.810 (Treble damages for injury to or removal of produce, trees or shrubs) and 105.815 (When double damages are awarded for trespass) do not apply to any claim against an electric utility based on the pruning or removal of vegetation growing on property on which electric facilities are located, or growing on property that is adjacent to property on which electric facilities are located. [2001 c.420 §2]

Note: See note under 758.280 (Definitions for ORS 758.280 to 758.286).

1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 758—Utility Rights of Way and Territory Allocation; Cogeneration, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ors758.­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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