Oregon Statutes - Chapter 726 - Pawnbrokers - Section 726.070 - Applicant to furnish bond or letter of credit; actions on bond or letter of credit.

(1) A bond in the sum of $25,000 executed by the applicant as obligor, together with a surety company authorized to do business in this state as surety or an irrevocable letter of credit issued by an insured institution as defined in ORS 706.008 in the amount of $25,000 shall accompany the application and be maintained by the pawnbroker licensee with the Director of the Department of Consumer and Business Services. This bond or letter of credit shall be executed to the State of Oregon and for the use of the state and of any person who may have a cause of action against the obligor of the bond or the letter of credit issuer under this chapter. The bond or letter of credit shall be conditioned that the obligor will faithfully conform to and abide by the provisions of this chapter and of all rules and regulations lawfully made by the director under this chapter, and will pay to the state and to any such person any and all moneys that may become due or owing to the state or to such person from the obligor under and by virtue of the provisions of this chapter. The Attorney General shall approve the form of any bond or letter of credit that may be accepted by the director under this section.

(2) If any person is aggrieved by the misconduct of a pawnbroker or by the pawnbroker’s violation of any law and recovers judgment therefor, the person may, after the return unsatisfied either in whole or in part of any execution issued upon the judgment, maintain an action for the person’s own use upon the bond or letter of credit of the pawnbroker in any court having jurisdiction of the amount claimed. The director shall furnish to anyone applying therefor, a certified copy of any such bond or letter of credit filed with the director. The certified copy is prima facie evidence in any court that the bond or letter of credit was duly executed and delivered by each pawnbroker whose name appears on the bond or letter of credit. [Amended by 1971 c.218 §2; 1979 c.202 §2; 1991 c.331 §125; 1993 c.18 §155; 1997 c.631 §544; 2003 c.176 §1; 2007 c.360 §3]

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