ORS 79.0305¹
UCC 9-305. Law governing perfection and priority of security interests in investment property

(1) Except as otherwise provided in subsection (3) of this section, the following rules apply:

(a) While a security certificate is located in a jurisdiction, the local law of that jurisdiction governs perfection, the effect of perfection or nonperfection and the priority of a security interest in the certificated security represented thereby.

(b) The local law of the issuer’s jurisdiction as specified in ORS 78.1100 (Applicability) (4) governs perfection, the effect of perfection or nonperfection and the priority of a security interest in an uncertificated security.

(c) The local law of the securities intermediary’s jurisdiction as specified in ORS 78.1100 (Applicability) (5) governs perfection, the effect of perfection or nonperfection and the priority of a security interest in a security entitlement or securities account.

(d) The local law of the commodity intermediary’s jurisdiction governs perfection, the effect of perfection or nonperfection and the priority of a security interest in a commodity contract or commodity account.

(2) The following rules determine a commodity intermediary’s jurisdiction for purposes of ORS 79.0301 (UCC 9-301. Law governing perfection and priority of security interests) to 79.0342 (UCC 9-342. Bank’s right to refuse to enter into or disclose existence of control agreement):

(a) If an agreement between the commodity intermediary and commodity customer governing the commodity account expressly provides that a particular jurisdiction is the commodity intermediary’s jurisdiction for purposes of ORS 79.0301 (UCC 9-301. Law governing perfection and priority of security interests) to 79.0342 (UCC 9-342. Bank’s right to refuse to enter into or disclose existence of control agreement), this chapter or the Uniform Commercial Code, that jurisdiction is the commodity intermediary’s jurisdiction.

(b) If paragraph (a) of this subsection does not apply and an agreement between the commodity intermediary and commodity customer governing the commodity account expressly provides that the agreement is governed by the law of a particular jurisdiction, that jurisdiction is the commodity intermediary’s jurisdiction.

(c) If neither paragraph (a) nor paragraph (b) of this subsection applies and an agreement between the commodity intermediary and commodity customer governing the commodity account expressly provides that the commodity account is maintained at an office in a particular jurisdiction, that jurisdiction is the commodity intermediary’s jurisdiction.

(d) If paragraphs (a) to (c) of this subsection do not apply, the commodity intermediary’s jurisdiction is the jurisdiction in which the office identified in an account statement as the office serving the commodity customer’s account is located.

(e) If paragraphs (a) to (d) of this subsection do not apply, the commodity intermediary’s jurisdiction is the jurisdiction in which the chief executive office of the commodity intermediary is located.

(3) The local law of the jurisdiction in which the debtor is located governs:

(a) Perfection of a security interest in investment property by filing;

(b) Automatic perfection of a security interest in investment property created by a broker or securities intermediary; and

(c) Automatic perfection of a security interest in a commodity contract or commodity account created by a commodity intermediary. [2001 c.445 §25]

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Notes of Decisions

Where creditor with prior perfected secured interest opts not to exercise elective remedies against debtor, creditor maintains security interest and sub­se­quent garnishor takes subject to creditor so that may trace and recapture collateral funds from garnishor. Davis v. F.W. Financial Services, Inc., 260 Or App 191, 317 P3d 916 (2013), Sup Ct review denied

1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 79—Secured Transactions, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ors079.­html (2019) (last ac­cessed May 16, 2020).
 
2 Legislative Counsel Committee, Annotations to the Oregon Revised Stat­utes, Cumulative Supplement - 2019, Chapter 79, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ano079.­html (2019) (last ac­cessed May 16, 2020).
 
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. Currency Information