Negotiable Instruments Law [Sec. 161-170]

XIII. ACCEPTANCE FOR HONOR

Sec. 161. When bill may be accepted for honor. – When a bill of exchange has been protested for dishonor by non-acceptance or protested for better security and is not overdue, any person not being a party already liable thereon may, with the consent of the holder, intervene and accept the bill supra protest for the honor of any party liable thereon or for the honor of the person for whose account the bill is drawn. The acceptance for honor may be for part only of the sum for which the bill is drawn; and where there has been an acceptance for honor for one party, there may be a further acceptance by a different person for the honor of another party.

Sec. 162. Acceptance for honor; how made. – An acceptance for honor supra protest must be in writing and indicate that it is an acceptance for honor and must be signed by the acceptor for honor.

Sec. 163. When deemed to be an acceptance for honor of the drawer. – Where an acceptance for honor does not expressly state for whose honor it is made, it is deemed to be an acceptance for the honor of the drawer.

Sec. 164. Liability of the acceptor for honor. – The acceptor for honor is liable to the holder and to all parties to the bill subsequent to the party for whose honor he has accepted.

Sec. 165. Agreement of acceptor for honor. – The acceptor for honor, by such acceptance, engages that he will, on due presentment, pay the bill according to the terms of his acceptance provided it shall not have been paid by the drawee and provided also that is shall have been duly presented for payment and protested for non-payment and notice of dishonor given to him.

Sec. 166. Maturity of bill payable after sight; accepted for honor. – Where a bill payable after sight is accepted for honor, its maturity is calculated from the date of the noting for non-acceptance and not from the date of the acceptance for honor.

Sec. 167. Protest of bill accepted for honor, and so forth. – Where a dishonored bill has been accepted for honor supra protest or contains a referee in case of need, it must be protested for non-payment before it is presented for payment to the acceptor for honor or referee in case of need.

Sec. 168. Presentment for payment to acceptor for honor, how made. – Presentment for payment to the acceptor for honor must be made as follows:

(a) If it is to be presented in the place where the protest for non-payment was made, it must be presented not later than the day following its maturity.

(b) If it is to be presented in some other place than the place where it was protested, then it must be forwarded within the time specified in Section one hundred and four.

Sec. 169. When delay in making presentment is excused. – The provisions of Section eighty-one apply where there is delay in making presentment to the acceptor for honor or referee in case of need.

Sec. 170. Dishonor of bill by acceptor for honor. – When the bill is dishonored by the acceptor for honor, it must be protested for non-payment by him.

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