ORS 130.600¹
UTC 701. Acceptance or rejection of trusteeship

(1) Except as otherwise provided in subsection (3) or (4) of this section, a person designated as trustee accepts the trusteeship:

(a) By substantially complying with a method of acceptance provided in the terms of the trust; or

(b) If the terms of the trust do not provide a method of acceptance, or the method provided in the terms of the trust is not expressly made exclusive, by knowingly accepting delivery of the trust property, knowingly exercising powers or performing duties as trustee, or otherwise indicating acceptance of the trusteeship.

(2) A person designated as trustee who has not yet accepted the trusteeship may reject the trusteeship. A designated trustee who does not accept the trusteeship within a reasonable time after knowing of the designation is deemed to have rejected the trusteeship.

(3) A person designated as trustee may act to preserve the trust property without accepting the trusteeship. The person must send a rejection of the trusteeship to the settlor within a reasonable time after taking the action. If the settlor is dead or is financially incapable, the person must send the rejection to a qualified beneficiary within a reasonable time after taking the action.

(4) A person designated as trustee may inspect or investigate trust property to determine potential liability under environmental or other law, or for any other purpose, without accepting the trusteeship. [2005 c.348 §50]

Law Review Cita­tions

42 WLR 187 (2006)

Chapter 130

Law Review Cita­tions

42 WLR 187 (2006)

1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 130—Uniform Trust Code Uniform Trust Code, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ors130.­html (2019) (last ac­cessed May 16, 2020).
 
2 Legislative Counsel Committee, Annotations to the Oregon Revised Stat­utes, Cumulative Supplement - 2019, Chapter 130, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ano130.­html (2019) (last ac­cessed May 16, 2020).
 
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. Currency Information