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[ Text of section effective until July 1, 2013. For text effective July 1, 2013, see below.]

  Section 7-202. (1) A warehouse receipt need not be in any particular form.

  (2) Unless a warehouse receipt embodies within its written or printed terms each of the following, the warehouseman is liable for damages caused by the omission to a person injured thereby

  (a) the location of the warehouse where the goods are stored;

  (b) the date of issue of the receipt;

  (c) the consecutive number of the receipt;

  (d) a statement whether the goods received will be delivered to the bearer, to a specified person, or to a specified person or his order;

  (e) the rate of storage and handling charges, except that where goods are stored under a field warehousing arrangement a statement of that fact is sufficient on a non-negotiable receipt;

  (f) a description of the goods or of the packages containing them;

  (g) the signature of the warehouseman, which may be made by his authorized agent;

  (h) if the receipt is issued for goods of which the warehouseman is owner, either solely or jointly or in common with others, the fact of such ownership; and

  (i) a statement of the amount of advances made and of liabilities incurred for which the warehouseman claims a lien or security interest (section 7-209). If the precise amount of such advances made or of such liabilities incurred is, at the time of the issue of the receipt, unknown to the warehouseman or to his agent who issues it, a statement of the fact that advances have been made or liabilities incurred and the purpose thereof is sufficient.

  (3) A warehouseman may insert in his receipt any other terms which are not contrary to the provisions of this chapter and do not impair his obligation of delivery (section 7-403) or his duty of care (section 7-204). Any contrary provisions shall be ineffective.

Chapter 106: Section 7-202. Form Of Warehouse Receipt; Effect Of Omission

[ Text of section as recodified by 2013, 30, Sec. 45 effective July 1, 2013 applicable as provided by 2013, 30, Sec. 116. For text effective until July 1, 2013, see above.]

  Section 7-202. (a) A warehouse receipt need not be in any particular form.

  (b) The warehouse is liable for damages caused to a person injured by its omission, unless a warehouse receipt provides for each of the following:

  (1) a statement of the location of the warehouse facility where the goods are stored;

  (2) the date of issue of the receipt;

  (3) the unique identification code of the receipt;

  (4) a statement whether the goods received will be delivered to the bearer, to a named person or to a named person or its order;

  (5) the rate of storage and handling charges, unless goods are stored under a field warehousing arrangement, in which case a statement of that fact is sufficient on a nonnegotiable receipt;

  (6) a description of the goods or the packages containing such goods;

  (7) the signature of the warehouse or its agent;

  (8) if the receipt is issued for goods that the warehouse owns, either solely, jointly or in common with others, a statement of the fact of that ownership; and

  (9) a statement of the amount of advances made and of liabilities incurred for which the warehouse claims a lien or security interest, unless the precise amount of advances made or liabilities incurred, at the time of the issue of the receipt, is unknown to the warehouse or to its agent that issued the receipt, in which case a statement of the fact that advances have been made or liabilities incurred and the purpose of the advances or liabilities is sufficient.

  (c) A warehouse may insert in its receipt any terms that are not contrary to this chapter and do not impair its obligation of delivery under section 7-403 or its duty of care under section 7-204. Any contrary provision is ineffective.

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