ORS 19.320¹
Expiration and renewal of letter of credit

(1) If a letter of credit issued under ORS 19.315 (Requirements for use of letter of credit) contains an expiration date, the letter of credit must also state an automatic renewal period and contain a statement that the issuing bank will automatically renew the letter of credit on the expiration date and at the end of each automatic renewal period thereafter unless the bank has elected not to renew the letter in the manner provided by subsection (2) of this section.

(2) A bank that issues a letter of credit may elect not to renew a letter of credit by giving written notice to the following persons:

(a) To the party that files the letter of credit, at the address stated in the letter of credit, or, if the attorney for the party is named in the letter of credit, to the attorney at the address stated in the letter of credit.

(b) To the beneficiary, at the address stated in the letter of credit, or, if the attorney for the beneficiary is named in the letter, to the attorney at the address stated in the letter of credit.

(3) Notice of nonrenewal under subsection (2) of this section must be given by certified mail. The notice must be mailed at least 60 days before the expiration date reflected on the letter of credit or 60 days before the end of any subsequent automatic renewal period.

(4) If an issuing bank has given notice of nonrenewal under the provisions of this section, the bank must pay to the trial court administrator who is holding the letter of credit the amount stated in the letter of credit as the limit of the bank’s liability unless the beneficiary gives written notice to the bank that the letter of credit has been released. A beneficiary shall promptly notify the issuing bank in writing if the court has entered an order releasing the letter of credit.

(5) Any amount paid by an issuing bank to a trial court administrator under subsection (4) of this section shall be treated as a deposit of money under ORS 22.020 (Deposit of money, letter of credit, checks or federal or municipal obligations, in lieu of security or bond). Any amount that is not paid out to the beneficiary pursuant to the appellate judgment shall be refunded to the bank making the deposit. [1997 c.172 §3; 1999 c.367 §9]

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Notes of Decisions

This chapter does not apply to workers' compensa­tion pro­ceed­ings since it governs appellate review of lower court decisions and not decisions of administrative tribunals. SAIF v. Maddox, 60 Or App 507, 655 P2d 214 (1982), aff'd 295 Or 448, 667 P2d 529 (1983)

1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 19—Appeals, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­Archive/­2007ors19.­pdf (2007) (last ac­cessed Feb. 12, 2009).
2 Legislative Counsel Committee, Annotations to the Oregon Revised Stat­utes, Cumulative Supplement - 2007, Chapter 19, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­019ano.­htm (2007) (last ac­cessed Feb. 12, 2009).
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