Uniform Commercial Code
§ 6A-3-505 Evidence of dishonor.
(a) The following are admissible as evidence and create a presumption of
dishonor and of any notice of dishonor stated:
(1) A document regular in form as provided in subsection (b)
which purports to be a protest;
(2) A purported stamp or writing of the drawee, payor bank,
or presenting bank on or accompanying the instrument stating that acceptance or
payment has been refused unless reasons for the refusal are stated and the
reasons are not consistent with dishonor;
(3) A book or record of the drawee, payor bank, or collecting
bank, kept in the usual course of business which shows dishonor, even if there
is no evidence of who made the entry.
(b) A protest is a certificate of dishonor made by a United
States consul or vice consul, or a notary public or other person authorized to
administer oaths by the law of the place where dishonor occurs. It may be made
upon information satisfactory to that person. The protest must identify the
instrument and certify either that presentment has been made or, if not made,
the reason why it was not made, and that the instrument has been dishonored by
nonacceptance or nonpayment. The protest may also certify that notice of
dishonor has been given to some or all parties.
History of Section.
(P.L. 2000, ch. 238, § 3; P.L. 2000, ch. 421, § 3.)