2017 ORS 79.0620¹
UCC 9-620. Acceptance of collateral in full or partial satisfaction of obligation
  • compulsory disposition of collateral

(1) Except as otherwise provided in subsection (7) of this section, a secured party may accept collateral in full or partial satisfaction of the obligation it secures only if:

(a) The debtor consents to the acceptance under subsection (3) of this section;

(b) The secured party does not receive, within the time set forth in subsection (4) of this section, a notification of objection to the proposal authenticated by:

(A) A person to which the secured party was required to send a proposal under ORS 79.0621 (UCC 9-621. Notification of proposal to accept collateral); or

(B) Any other person, other than the debtor, holding an interest in the collateral subordinate to the security interest that is the subject of the proposal;

(c) If the collateral is consumer goods, the collateral is not in the possession of the debtor when the debtor consents to the acceptance; and

(d) Subsection (5) of this section does not require the secured party to dispose of the collateral or the debtor waives the requirement pursuant to ORS 79.0624 (UCC 9-624. Waiver).

(2) A purported or apparent acceptance of collateral under this section is ineffective unless:

(a) The secured party consents to the acceptance in an authenticated record or sends a proposal to the debtor; and

(b) The conditions of subsection (1) of this section are met.

(3) For purposes of this section:

(a) A debtor consents to an acceptance of collateral in partial satisfaction of the obligation it secures only if the debtor agrees to the terms of the acceptance in a record authenticated after default; and

(b) A debtor consents to an acceptance of collateral in full satisfaction of the obligation it secures only if the debtor agrees to the terms of the acceptance in a record authenticated after default or the secured party:

(A) Sends to the debtor after default a proposal that is unconditional or subject only to a condition that collateral not in the possession of the secured party be preserved or maintained;

(B) In the proposal, proposes to accept collateral in full satisfaction of the obligation it secures; and

(C) Does not receive a notification of objection authenticated by the debtor within 20 days after the proposal is sent.

(4) To be effective under subsection (1)(b) of this section, a notification of objection must be received by the secured party:

(a) In the case of a person to which the proposal was sent pursuant to ORS 79.0621 (UCC 9-621. Notification of proposal to accept collateral), within 20 days after notification was sent to that person; and

(b) In other cases:

(A) Within 20 days after the last notification was sent pursuant to ORS 79.0621 (UCC 9-621. Notification of proposal to accept collateral); or

(B) If a notification was not sent, before the debtor consents to the acceptance under subsection (3) of this section.

(5) A secured party that has taken possession of collateral shall dispose of the collateral pursuant to ORS 79.0610 (UCC 9-610. Disposition of collateral after default) within the time specified in subsection (6) of this section if:

(a) Sixty percent of the cash price has been paid in the case of a purchase-money security interest in consumer goods; or

(b) Sixty percent of the principal amount of the obligation secured has been paid in the case of a non-purchase-money security interest in consumer goods.

(6) To comply with subsection (5) of this section, the secured party shall dispose of the collateral:

(a) Within 180 days after taking possession; or

(b) Within any longer period to which the debtor and all secondary obligors have agreed in an agreement to that effect entered into and authenticated after default.

(7) In a consumer transaction, a secured party may not accept collateral in partial satisfaction of the obligation it secures. [2001 c.445 §118]

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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.