Oregon Statutes - Chapter 733 - Accounting and Investments - Section 733.550 - “Amply secured obligation” defined.

As used in ORS 733.510 to 733.780, “amply secured obligation” means an obligation which is not in default and as to which no default is imminent, and which satisfies the requirements of one or more of the following subsections:

(1) An obligation of a sovereign or political subdivision thereof, if it is issued, assumed or guaranteed by the governmental unit involved and is payable either from:

(a) Taxes levied or which may be levied by such governmental unit; or

(b) Adequate special revenues pledged or otherwise appropriated or required by law to be used for the purpose of such payment, provided the law authorizing the issuance of the obligation requires that adequate rates be fixed, maintained and collected at all times so as to produce sufficient revenue or earnings to pay all operating expenses, maintenance charges, and the principal, interest and dividends on the obligation. An obligation payable solely out of special assessments on real property benefited by local improvements shall not be considered amply secured unless the total amount so payable is less than 50 percent of the market value of the real property (including any improvements thereon) and constitutes a lien on such property.

(2) An obligation issued, assumed or guaranteed by a corporation, if the corporation is solvent, has not been in default on any of its obligations during the preceding three years, and if the obligation is secured by the pledge of property the market value of which exceeds the amount of the obligation by 25 percent or more. Obligations which are the subject of ORS 733.580 and 733.600 are not included within the provisions of this subsection.

(3) An obligation found to be amply secured under regulations duly promulgated by the Director of the Department of Consumer and Business Services. In making such regulations the director shall give consideration to regulations pertaining to amply secured obligations issued from time to time by the National Association of Insurance Commissioners, and shall consider the financial condition of the issuing, assuming or guaranteeing corporation as well as the existence or absence of any pledge of property as security. [1967 c.359 §233]

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