2015 ORS 73.0503¹
Notice of dishonor

(1) The obligation of an indorser stated in ORS 73.0415 (Obligation of indorser) (1) and the obligation of a drawer stated in ORS 73.0414 (Obligation of drawer) (4) may not be enforced unless the indorser or drawer is given notice of dishonor of the instrument complying with this section or notice of dishonor is excused under ORS 73.0504 (Excused presentment and notice of dishonor) (2).

(2) Notice of dishonor may be given by any person, may be given by any commercially reasonable means, including an oral, written or electronic communication, and is sufficient if it reasonably identifies the instrument and indicates that the instrument has been dishonored or has not been paid or accepted. Return of an instrument given to a bank for collection is sufficient notice of dishonor.

(3) Subject to ORS 73.0504 (Excused presentment and notice of dishonor) (3), with respect to an instrument taken for collection by a collecting bank, notice of dishonor must be given by the bank before midnight of the next banking day following the banking day on which the bank receives notice of dishonor of the instrument, or by any other person within 30 days following the day on which the person receives notice of dishonor. With respect to any other instrument, notice of dishonor must be given within 30 days following the day on which dishonor occurs. [1993 c.545 §64]


1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 73—Negotiable Instruments, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ors073.­html (2015) (last ac­cessed Jul. 16, 2016).
 
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.