2017 ORS 79.0313¹
UCC 9-313. When possession by or delivery to secured party perfects security interest without filing

(1) Except as otherwise provided in subsection (2) of this section, a secured party may perfect a security interest in tangible negotiable documents, goods, instruments, money or tangible chattel paper by taking possession of the collateral. A secured party may perfect a security interest in certificated securities by taking delivery of the certificated securities under ORS 78.3010 (Delivery).

(2) With respect to goods that are covered by a certificate of title issued by this state or that are manufactured structures, a secured party may perfect a security interest in the goods by taking possession of the goods only in the circumstances described in ORS 79.0316 (UCC 9-316. Effect of change in governing law) (5).

(3) With respect to collateral other than certificated securities and goods covered by a document, a secured party takes possession of collateral in the possession of a person other than the debtor, the secured party or a lessee of the collateral from the debtor in the ordinary course of the debtor’s business, when:

(a) The person in possession authenticates a record acknowledging that it holds possession of the collateral for the secured party’s benefit; or

(b) The person takes possession of the collateral after having authenticated a record acknowledging that it will hold possession of collateral for the secured party’s benefit.

(4) If perfection of a security interest depends upon possession of the collateral by a secured party, perfection occurs no earlier than the time the secured party takes possession and continues only while the secured party retains possession.

(5) A security interest in a certificated security in registered form is perfected by delivery when delivery of the certificated security occurs under ORS 78.3010 (Delivery) and remains perfected by delivery until the debtor obtains possession of the security certificate.

(6) A person in possession of collateral is not required to acknowledge that it holds possession for a secured party’s benefit.

(7) If a person acknowledges that it holds possession for the secured party’s benefit:

(a) The acknowledgment is effective under subsection (3) of this section or ORS 78.3010 (Delivery) (1), even if the acknowledgment violates the rights of a debtor; and

(b) Unless the person otherwise agrees or law other than this chapter otherwise provides, the person does not owe any duty to the secured party and is not required to confirm the acknowledgment to another person.

(8) A secured party having possession of collateral does not relinquish possession by delivering the collateral to a person other than the debtor or a lessee of the collateral from the debtor in the ordinary course of the debtor’s business if the person was instructed before the delivery or is instructed contemporaneously with the delivery:

(a) To hold possession of the collateral for the secured party’s benefit; or

(b) To redeliver the collateral to the secured party.

(9) A secured party does not relinquish possession, even if a delivery under subsection (8) of this section violates the rights of a debtor. A person to which collateral is delivered under subsection (8) of this section does not owe any duty to the secured party and is not required to confirm the delivery to another person unless the person otherwise agrees or law other than this chapter otherwise provides. [2001 c.445 §33; 2003 c.655 §51; 2009 c.181 §98]

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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 (2017) (last ac­cessed Mar. 30, 2018).
 
2 Legislative Counsel Committee, Annotations to the Oregon Revised Stat­utes, Cumulative Supplement - 2017, Chapter 79, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ano079.­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.