2017 ORS 699.020¹
Safekeeping of baggage
  • scope of liability

It is the duty of every guest and of every one intending to be a guest of any hotel in this state, upon delivering to the proprietor of such hotel or to servants of the proprietor, any baggage or other articles of property of such guest for safekeeping (elsewhere than to the room assigned to such guest), to demand and of such hotel proprietor to give, a claim check or receipt therefor in such case, to evidence the fact of such delivery. No hotel proprietor shall be liable for the loss of or injury to such baggage or other article of property of such guests, unless the property was actually delivered by the guest to the hotel proprietor or to servants of the proprietor for safekeeping, or unless the loss or injury occurred through the negligence of the hotel proprietor or by servants or employees in the hotel. However, the innkeeper or hotelkeeper may by special arrangement with a guest receive any baggage or other articles of property of such guest for safekeeping upon such terms as they may agree to in writing.

1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 699—Innkeepers and Hotelkeepers, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ors699.­html (2017) (last ac­cessed Mar. 30, 2018).
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.