Oregon Statutes - Chapter 543 - Hydroelectric Projects - Section 543.560 - Bond of licensee or letter of credit securing claims of suppliers; enforcement of obligation; action for sums due State Accident Insurance Fund Corporation.

Before entering upon the work of construction or acquisition of any project, the licensee shall execute to the state a bond, with good and sufficient sureties or an irrevocable letter of credit issued by an insured institution, as defined in ORS 706.008, in either case, to be approved by the Water Resources Commission, to the effect that the licensee shall promptly make payment to all persons supplying labor, services, material, machinery or equipment for the prosecution of the work, and all amounts due the State Industrial Accident Fund from the licensee. Any person supplying the licensee with any labor, services, material, machinery or equipment for prosecution of the work who has not been paid therefor within 60 days after the same has been supplied, or when payment is due according to any special agreement, may, within one year after any payment has become due, bring an action against the licensee, and the sureties upon the bond, or the letter of credit issuer for payment of the amount due to the person, and prosecute the same to final judgment and execution. The action shall be brought in the name of the state upon the relation of the person to whom payment is due. The state, at the request of the State Accident Insurance Fund Corporation may prosecute an action to judgment and execution against the licensee and the sureties upon the bond or letter of credit for all sums due the State Industrial Accident Fund. [Amended by 1985 c.673 §162; 1991 c.331 §80; 1997 c.631 §487]

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