2015 ORS 78.1030¹
Rules for determining whether certain obligations and interests are securities or financial assets

(1) A share or similar equity interest issued by a corporation, business trust, joint stock company or similar entity is a security.

(2) An "investment company security" is a security. "Investment company security" means a share or similar equity interest issued by an entity that is registered as an investment company under the federal investment company laws, an interest in a unit investment trust that is so registered or a face-amount certificate issued by a face-amount certificate company that is so registered. "Investment company security" does not include an insurance policy, endowment policy or annuity contract issued by an insurance company.

(3) An interest in a partnership or limited liability company is not a security unless it is dealt in or traded on securities exchanges or in securities markets, its terms expressly provide that it is a security governed by this chapter or it is an investment company security. However, an interest in a partnership or limited liability company is a financial asset if it is held in a securities account.

(4) A writing that is a security certificate is governed by this chapter and not by ORS chapter 73, even though it also meets the requirements of that chapter. However, a negotiable instrument governed by ORS chapter 73 is a financial asset if it is held in a securities account.

(5) An option or similar obligation issued by a clearing corporation to its participants is not a security, but is a financial asset.

(6) A commodity contract, as defined in ORS 79.0102 (UCC 9-102. Definitions and index of definitions), is not a security or a financial asset.

(7) A document of title is not a financial asset unless ORS 78.1020 (Definitions and index of definitions) (1)(i)(A)(iii) applies. [1961 c.726 §78.1030 (Rules for determining whether certain obligations and interests are securities or financial assets); 1985 c.676 §78.1030 (Rules for determining whether certain obligations and interests are securities or financial assets); 1995 c.328 §3; 2001 c.445 §151; 2009 c.181 §90]


1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 78—Investment Securities, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ors078.­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.