TITLE 6A
Uniform Commercial Code

CHAPTER 6A-9
Secured Transactions

PART 6A-9-701
Transition

SECTION 6A-9-705


§ 6A-9-705 Effectiveness of action taken before effective date.

(a) Pre-effective-date action; one-year perfection period unless reperfected. If action, other than the filing of a financing statement, is taken before this chapter takes effect and the action would have resulted in priority of a security interest over the rights of a person that becomes a lien creditor had the security interest become enforceable before this chapter takes effect, the action is effective to perfect a security interest that attaches under this chapter within one year after this chapter takes effect. An attached security interest becomes unperfected one year after this chapter takes effect unless the security interest becomes a perfected security interest under this chapter before the expiration of that period.

(b) Pre-effective-date filing. The filing of a financing statement before this chapter takes effect is effective to perfect a security interest to the extent the filing would satisfy the applicable requirements for perfection under this chapter.

(c) Pre-effective-date filing in jurisdiction formerly governing perfection. This chapter does not render ineffective an effective financing statement that, before this chapter takes effect, is filed and satisfies the applicable requirements for perfection under the law of the jurisdiction governing perfection as provided in former § 6A-9-103. However, except as otherwise provided in subsections (d), (e), and (g) and § 6A-9-706, the financing statement ceases to be effective at the earlier of:

(1) The time the financing statement would have ceased to be effective under the law of the jurisdiction in which it is filed; or

(2) June 30, 2006.

(d) Continuation statement. The filing of a continuation statement after this chapter takes effect does not continue the effectiveness of the financing statement filed before this chapter takes effect. However, upon the timely filing of a continuation statement after this chapter takes effect and in accordance with the law of the jurisdiction governing perfection as provided in part 3, the effectiveness of a financing statement filed in the same office in that jurisdiction before this chapter takes effect continues for the period provided by the law of that jurisdiction.

(e) Application of subsection (c)(2) to transmitting utility financing statement. Subsection (c)(2) applies to a financing statement that, before this chapter takes effect, is filed against a transmitting utility and satisfies the applicable requirements for perfection under the law of the jurisdiction governing perfection as provided in former § 6A-9-103 only to the extent that part 3 provides that the law of a jurisdiction other than the jurisdiction in which the financing statement is filed governs perfection of a security interest in collateral covered by the financing statement.

(f) Application of part 5. A financing statement that includes a financing statement filed before this chapter takes effect and a continuation statement filed after this chapter takes effect is effective only to the extent that it satisfies the requirements of part 5 for an initial financing statement.

(g) Financing statement effective under subsection (b). The following rules apply to a filed financing statement that is effective under subsection (b):

(1) Subdivision (c)(2) does not apply.

(2) The filing of a continuation statement with respect to the financing statement is timely if the filing occurs before the financing statement ceases to be effective and not before the earlier of December 30, 2005 or six (6) months before the effectiveness of the financing statement would lapse.

(h) Timely filing of certain continuation statements. The filing of a continuation statement with respect to a financing statement that was filed and effective before the effective date of this chapter, and whose effectiveness would lapse after June 30, 2006 but for subdivision (c)(2) is timely if the filing occurs before the financing statement ceases to be effective or December 30, 2005.

History of Section.
(P.L. 2000, ch. 182, § 6; P.L. 2000, ch. 420, § 6; P.L. 2006, ch. 165, § 1; P.L. 2006, ch. 194, § 1.)