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403.414

403.414 Obligation of drawer.

403.414(1)

(1) This section does not apply to cashier's checks or other drafts drawn on the drawer.

403.414(2)

(2) If an unaccepted draft is dishonored, the drawer is obliged to pay the draft according to its terms at the time that it was issued or, if not issued, at the time that it first came into possession of a holder, or if the drawer signed an incomplete instrument, according to its terms when completed, to the extent stated in ss. 403.115 and 403.407. The obligation is owed to a person entitled to enforce the draft or to an endorser who paid the draft under s. 403.415.

403.414(3)

(3) If a draft is accepted by a bank, the drawer is discharged, regardless of when or by whom acceptance was obtained.

403.414(4)

(4) If a draft is accepted and the acceptor is not a bank, the obligation of the drawer to pay the draft if the draft is dishonored by the acceptor is the same as the obligation of an endorser under s. 403.415 (1) and (3).

403.414(5)

(5) If a draft states that it is drawn "without recourse" or otherwise disclaims liability of the drawer to pay the draft, the drawer is not liable under sub. (2) to pay the draft if the draft is not a check. A disclaimer of the liability stated in sub. (2) is not effective if the draft is a check.

403.414(6)

(6) If a check is not presented for payment or given to a depositary bank for collection within 30 days after its date, the drawee suspends payments after expiration of the 30-day period without paying the check, and because of the suspension of payments, the drawer is deprived of funds maintained with the drawee to cover payment of the check, the drawer, to the extent deprived of funds, may discharge its obligation to pay the check by assigning to the person entitled to enforce the check the rights of the drawer against the drawee with respect to the funds.

403.414(7)

(7) A person who issues a check or other draft that is not honored upon presentment, because the drawer does not have an account with the drawee or because the drawer does not have sufficient funds in his or her account or sufficient credit with the drawee, is liable for all reasonable costs and expenses in connection with the collection of the amount for which the check or draft was written, except recovery is not permitted under this section if a person licensed under s. 138.09 or 138.14 or any other person collected or could have collected a charge for that check or other draft under s. 422.202 (1) (d) or (2m).

403.414 - ANNOT.

NOTE: Sub. (7) is shown as amended eff. 1-1-11 by 2009 Wis. Act 405. Prior to 1-1-11 it reads:

403.414 - ANNOT.

(7) A person who issues a check or other draft that is not honored upon presentment, because the drawer does not have an account with the drawee or because the drawer does not have sufficient funds in his or her account or sufficient credit with the drawee, is liable for all reasonable costs and expenses in connection with the collection of the amount for which the check or draft was written, except recovery is not permitted under this section if a person licensed under s. 138.09 or any other person collected or could have collected a charge for that check or other draft under s. 422.202 (1) (d) or (2m).

403.414 - ANNOT.

History: 1995 a. 449; 1997 a. 331; 2009 a. 405.

State Codes and Statutes

Statutes > Wisconsin > 403 > 403.414

403.414

403.414 Obligation of drawer.

403.414(1)

(1) This section does not apply to cashier's checks or other drafts drawn on the drawer.

403.414(2)

(2) If an unaccepted draft is dishonored, the drawer is obliged to pay the draft according to its terms at the time that it was issued or, if not issued, at the time that it first came into possession of a holder, or if the drawer signed an incomplete instrument, according to its terms when completed, to the extent stated in ss. 403.115 and 403.407. The obligation is owed to a person entitled to enforce the draft or to an endorser who paid the draft under s. 403.415.

403.414(3)

(3) If a draft is accepted by a bank, the drawer is discharged, regardless of when or by whom acceptance was obtained.

403.414(4)

(4) If a draft is accepted and the acceptor is not a bank, the obligation of the drawer to pay the draft if the draft is dishonored by the acceptor is the same as the obligation of an endorser under s. 403.415 (1) and (3).

403.414(5)

(5) If a draft states that it is drawn "without recourse" or otherwise disclaims liability of the drawer to pay the draft, the drawer is not liable under sub. (2) to pay the draft if the draft is not a check. A disclaimer of the liability stated in sub. (2) is not effective if the draft is a check.

403.414(6)

(6) If a check is not presented for payment or given to a depositary bank for collection within 30 days after its date, the drawee suspends payments after expiration of the 30-day period without paying the check, and because of the suspension of payments, the drawer is deprived of funds maintained with the drawee to cover payment of the check, the drawer, to the extent deprived of funds, may discharge its obligation to pay the check by assigning to the person entitled to enforce the check the rights of the drawer against the drawee with respect to the funds.

403.414(7)

(7) A person who issues a check or other draft that is not honored upon presentment, because the drawer does not have an account with the drawee or because the drawer does not have sufficient funds in his or her account or sufficient credit with the drawee, is liable for all reasonable costs and expenses in connection with the collection of the amount for which the check or draft was written, except recovery is not permitted under this section if a person licensed under s. 138.09 or 138.14 or any other person collected or could have collected a charge for that check or other draft under s. 422.202 (1) (d) or (2m).

403.414 - ANNOT.

NOTE: Sub. (7) is shown as amended eff. 1-1-11 by 2009 Wis. Act 405. Prior to 1-1-11 it reads:

403.414 - ANNOT.

(7) A person who issues a check or other draft that is not honored upon presentment, because the drawer does not have an account with the drawee or because the drawer does not have sufficient funds in his or her account or sufficient credit with the drawee, is liable for all reasonable costs and expenses in connection with the collection of the amount for which the check or draft was written, except recovery is not permitted under this section if a person licensed under s. 138.09 or any other person collected or could have collected a charge for that check or other draft under s. 422.202 (1) (d) or (2m).

403.414 - ANNOT.

History: 1995 a. 449; 1997 a. 331; 2009 a. 405.

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State Codes and Statutes

Statutes > Wisconsin > 403 > 403.414

403.414

403.414 Obligation of drawer.

403.414(1)

(1) This section does not apply to cashier's checks or other drafts drawn on the drawer.

403.414(2)

(2) If an unaccepted draft is dishonored, the drawer is obliged to pay the draft according to its terms at the time that it was issued or, if not issued, at the time that it first came into possession of a holder, or if the drawer signed an incomplete instrument, according to its terms when completed, to the extent stated in ss. 403.115 and 403.407. The obligation is owed to a person entitled to enforce the draft or to an endorser who paid the draft under s. 403.415.

403.414(3)

(3) If a draft is accepted by a bank, the drawer is discharged, regardless of when or by whom acceptance was obtained.

403.414(4)

(4) If a draft is accepted and the acceptor is not a bank, the obligation of the drawer to pay the draft if the draft is dishonored by the acceptor is the same as the obligation of an endorser under s. 403.415 (1) and (3).

403.414(5)

(5) If a draft states that it is drawn "without recourse" or otherwise disclaims liability of the drawer to pay the draft, the drawer is not liable under sub. (2) to pay the draft if the draft is not a check. A disclaimer of the liability stated in sub. (2) is not effective if the draft is a check.

403.414(6)

(6) If a check is not presented for payment or given to a depositary bank for collection within 30 days after its date, the drawee suspends payments after expiration of the 30-day period without paying the check, and because of the suspension of payments, the drawer is deprived of funds maintained with the drawee to cover payment of the check, the drawer, to the extent deprived of funds, may discharge its obligation to pay the check by assigning to the person entitled to enforce the check the rights of the drawer against the drawee with respect to the funds.

403.414(7)

(7) A person who issues a check or other draft that is not honored upon presentment, because the drawer does not have an account with the drawee or because the drawer does not have sufficient funds in his or her account or sufficient credit with the drawee, is liable for all reasonable costs and expenses in connection with the collection of the amount for which the check or draft was written, except recovery is not permitted under this section if a person licensed under s. 138.09 or 138.14 or any other person collected or could have collected a charge for that check or other draft under s. 422.202 (1) (d) or (2m).

403.414 - ANNOT.

NOTE: Sub. (7) is shown as amended eff. 1-1-11 by 2009 Wis. Act 405. Prior to 1-1-11 it reads:

403.414 - ANNOT.

(7) A person who issues a check or other draft that is not honored upon presentment, because the drawer does not have an account with the drawee or because the drawer does not have sufficient funds in his or her account or sufficient credit with the drawee, is liable for all reasonable costs and expenses in connection with the collection of the amount for which the check or draft was written, except recovery is not permitted under this section if a person licensed under s. 138.09 or any other person collected or could have collected a charge for that check or other draft under s. 422.202 (1) (d) or (2m).

403.414 - ANNOT.

History: 1995 a. 449; 1997 a. 331; 2009 a. 405.

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