ORS 79.0313¹
UCC 9-313. When possession by or delivery to secured party perfects security interest without filing

(1) Except as otherwise provided in subsection (2) of this section, a secured party may perfect a security interest in negotiable documents, goods, instruments, money or tangible chattel paper by taking possession of the collateral. A secured party may perfect a security interest in certificated securities by taking delivery of the certificated securities under ORS 78.3010 (Delivery).

(2) With respect to goods that are covered by a certificate of title issued by this state or that are manufactured structures, a secured party may perfect a security interest in the goods by taking possession of the goods only in the circumstances described in ORS 79.0316 (UCC 9-316. Continued perfection of security interest following change in governing law) (5).

(3) With respect to collateral other than certificated securities and goods covered by a document, a secured party takes possession of collateral in the possession of a person other than the debtor, the secured party or a lessee of the collateral from the debtor in the ordinary course of the debtor’s business, when:

(a) The person in possession authenticates a record acknowledging that it holds possession of the collateral for the secured party’s benefit; or

(b) The person takes possession of the collateral after having authenticated a record acknowledging that it will hold possession of collateral for the secured party’s benefit.

(4) If perfection of a security interest depends upon possession of the collateral by a secured party, perfection occurs no earlier than the time the secured party takes possession and continues only while the secured party retains possession.

(5) A security interest in a certificated security in registered form is perfected by delivery when delivery of the certificated security occurs under ORS 78.3010 (Delivery) and remains perfected by delivery until the debtor obtains possession of the security certificate.

(6) A person in possession of collateral is not required to acknowledge that it holds possession for a secured party’s benefit.

(7) If a person acknowledges that it holds possession for the secured party’s benefit:

(a) The acknowledgment is effective under subsection (3) of this section or ORS 78.3010 (Delivery) (1), even if the acknowledgment violates the rights of a debtor; and

(b) Unless the person otherwise agrees or law other than this chapter otherwise provides, the person does not owe any duty to the secured party and is not required to confirm the acknowledgment to another person.

(8) A secured party having possession of collateral does not relinquish possession by delivering the collateral to a person other than the debtor or a lessee of the collateral from the debtor in the ordinary course of the debtor’s business if the person was instructed before the delivery or is instructed contemporaneously with the delivery:

(a) To hold possession of the collateral for the secured party’s benefit; or

(b) To redeliver the collateral to the secured party.

(9) A secured party does not relinquish possession, even if a delivery under subsection (8) of this section violates the rights of a debtor. A person to which collateral is delivered under subsection (8) of this section does not owe any duty to the secured party and is not required to confirm the delivery to another person unless the person otherwise agrees or law other than this chapter otherwise provides. [2001 c.445 §33; 2003 c.655 §51]

Chapter 79

Note

Subject sec­tions all sub­se­quently renumbered or repealed

Notes of Decisions

The require­ments of this chapter necessary to grant the peti­tioner a security interest in the first net proceeds were satisfied. Great W. Nat. Bank v. Hill, 27 Or App 893, 557 P2d 1367 (1976), Sup Ct review denied

This chapter applies to the assign­ment of proceeds of a pending lawsuit. Great W. Nat. Bank v. Hill, 27 Or App 893, 557 P2d 1367 (1976), Sup Ct review denied

Where lease instru­ment covering farm tractor re­quired lessee to be responsible for taxes and insurance, to bear risk of loss and excluded warranties of fitness and merchantability; at end of lease period fair market wholesale value of tractor would be substantially less than actual estimated value; and common practice was for lessees to purchase tractors for anticipated fair market wholesale value, instru­ment was security agree­ment governed by this chapter. Appleway Leasing Inc., v. Wilken, 39 Or App 43, 591 P2d 382 (1979)

Clear and unequivocal ac­tions manifesting party's intent to waive may be proved by parol and circumstantial evidence as well as by direct testimony. Bank of Eastern Oregon v. Griffith, 101 Or App 528, 792 P2d 1210 (1990)

Law Review Cita­tions

12 WLJ 207-264 (1976); 16 WLR 755 (1980); 75 OLR 493 (1996)

1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 79—Secured Transactions, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­Archive/­2007ors79.­pdf (2007) (last ac­cessed Feb. 12, 2009).
 
2 Legislative Counsel Committee, Annotations to the Oregon Revised Stat­utes, Cumulative Supplement - 2007, Chapter 79, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­079ano.­htm (2007) (last ac­cessed Feb. 12, 2009).
 
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