62A.9A-332  <<  62A.9A-333 >>   62A.9A-334

Priority of certain liens arising by operation of law.

(a) "Possessory lien." In this section, "possessory lien" means an interest, other than a security interest or an agricultural lien:
(1) Which secures payment or performance of an obligation for services or materials furnished with respect to goods by a person in the ordinary course of the person's business;
(2) Which is created by statute or rule of law in favor of the person; and
(3) Whose effectiveness depends on the person's possession of the goods.
(b) Priority of possessory lien. A possessory lien on goods has priority over a security interest in the goods only if the lien is created by a statute that expressly so provides.
(c) A preparer lien or processor lien properly created pursuant to chapter 60.13 RCW or a depositor's lien created pursuant to chapter 22.09 RCW takes priority over any perfected or unperfected security interest.
[ 2001 c 32 § 31; 2000 c 250 § 9A-333.]


Effective date2001 c 32: See note following RCW 62A.9A-102.
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