ORS 74.2020¹
Responsibility for collection
  • when action timely

(1) A collecting bank must exercise ordinary care in:

(a) Presenting an item or sending it for presentment;

(b) Sending notice of dishonor or nonpayment or returning an item other than a documentary draft to the bank’s transferor after learning that the item has not been paid or accepted, as the case may be;

(c) Settling for an item when the bank receives final settlement; and

(d) Notifying its transferor of any loss or delay in transit within a reasonable time after discovery thereof.

(2) A collecting bank exercises ordinary care under subsection (1) of this section by taking proper action before its midnight deadline following receipt of an item, notice or settlement. Taking proper action within a reasonably longer time may constitute the exercise of ordinary care, but the bank has the burden of establishing timeliness.

(3) Subject to subsection (1)(a) of this section, a bank is not liable for the insolvency, neglect, misconduct, mistake or default of another bank or person or for loss or destruction of an item in the possession of others or in transit. [1961 c.726 §74.2020 (Responsibility for collection); 1993 c.545 §85]

1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 74—Bank Deposits and Collections, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­Archive/­2007ors74.­pdf (2007) (last ac­cessed Feb. 12, 2009).
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.
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