2017 ORS 646A.344¹
Bond or letter of credit
  • action
  • exceptions

(1) Except as provided in subsection (5) of this section, a mail agent shall maintain:

(a) A surety bond in the sum of $10,000 executed by the mail agent as obligor, together with a surety company authorized to do business in this state as surety; or

(b) An irrevocable letter of credit issued by an insured institution as defined in ORS 706.008 (Additional definitions for Bank Act) in the amount of $10,000.

(2) The bond or letter of credit must:

(a) Be executed to the State of Oregon and for the use of the state and of any person who may have a cause of action against the obligor of the bond or the letter of credit for a violation of ORS 646A.342 (Prohibited conduct) or for damages under ORS 646A.346 (Damages).

(b) Provide that the obligor will comply with ORS 646A.342 (Prohibited conduct) and will pay to the state and to any person the moneys that may become due or owing to the state or to the person from the obligor for a violation of ORS 646A.342 (Prohibited conduct).

(3) The Attorney General shall approve the form of the bond or letter of credit.

(4) If a person recovers a judgment against a mail agent for a violation of ORS 646A.342 (Prohibited conduct) and execution issued upon the judgment is returned unsatisfied in whole or in part, the person may maintain an action upon the bond or letter of credit.

(5) Subsection (1) of this section does not apply to a mail agent whose activity as a mail agent consists solely of receiving, storing, sorting, holding or forwarding United States mail or materials received from or delivered by a private express carrier for tenants of the mail agent if:

(a) The tenant is also renting or leasing from the mail agent an office, store, residential unit or other space or unit intended for human occupancy, and the space or unit is located on the same premises as the mailbox; and

(b) The mail agent services that the mail agent is providing to the tenant are incidental to and a part of the landlord-tenant relationship that exists between the mail agent and the tenant with respect to the leased space or unit. [Formerly 646.229]

Law Review Cita­tions

52 WLR 451 (2016)

(formerly 646.315 to 646.375)

Notes of Decisions

Where purchaser fails to provide notice of condi­tion requiring repair, presump­tion does not arise that repair time exceeding 30 business days demonstrates inability of manufacturer to conform vehicle. Pavel v. Winnebago Industries, Inc., 127 Or App 16, 870 P2d 856 (1994)

Repair time exceeding 30 business days as evidence of inability to conform vehicle applies only to presently existing defect. Pavel v. Winnebago Industries, Inc., 127 Or App 16, 870 P2d 856 (1994)

Law Review Cita­tions

19 WLR 329 (1983)

1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 646A—Trade Regulation, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ors646A.­html (2017) (last ac­cessed Mar. 30, 2018).
2 Legislative Counsel Committee, Annotations to the Oregon Revised Stat­utes, Cumulative Supplement - 2017, Chapter 646A, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ano646A.­html (2017) (last ac­cessed Mar. 30, 2018).
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.