HB0668I-Introduced Bill Text
FIRST REGULAR SESSION
HOUSE BILL NO. 668
89TH GENERAL ASSEMBLY
INTRODUCED BY REPRESENTATIVE WIGGINS.
Read 1st time February 13, 1997 and 1000 copies ordered printed.
ANNE C. WALKER, Chief Clerk
To repeal section 400.9-203, RSMo 1994, and section 400.9-402, RSMo Supp. 1996, relating to
security interests, and to enact in lieu thereof two new sections relating to the same subject.
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the state of Missouri, as follows:
Section A. Section 400.9-203, RSMo 1994, and section 400.9-402, RSMo Supp. 1996, are
repealed and two new sections enacted in lieu thereof, to be known as sections 400.9-203 and
400.9-402, to read as follows:
400.9-203. (1) Subject to the provisions of section 400.4-208 on the security interest of a
collecting bank, section 400.8-321 on security interests in securities and section 400.9-113 on a
security interest arising under the article on sales, a security interest is not enforceable against the
debtor or third parties with respect to the collateral and does not attach unless:
(a) the collateral is in the possession of the secured party pursuant to agreement, or the debtor
has signed a security agreement which contains a description of the collateral and in addition,
when the security interest covers [crops growing or to be grown or] timber to be cut, a description of the land concerned;
(b) value has been given; and
(c) the debtor has rights in the collateral.
(2) A security interest attaches when it becomes enforceable against the debtor with respect to
the collateral. Attachment occurs as soon as all of the events specified in subsection (1) have
taken place unless explicit agreement postpones the time of attaching.
(3) Unless otherwise agreed a security agreement gives the secured party the rights to proceeds
provided by section 400.9-306.
(4) A transaction, although subject to this article, is also subject to sections 365.010 to 365.160,
RSMo, and sections 408.100 to 408.562, RSMo, and in the case of conflict between the
provisions of this article and any such statute, the provisions of such statute control. Failure to
comply with any applicable statute has only the effect which is specified therein.
400.9-402. (1) A financing statement is sufficient if it gives the names of the debtor and the
secured party, is signed by the debtor, gives an address of the secured party from which information concerning the security interest may be obtained, gives a mailing address of the debtor and
contains a statement indicating the types, or describing the items, of collateral. A financing
statement may be filed before a security agreement is made or a security interest otherwise
attaches. [When the financing statement covers crops growing or to be grown, the statement
must also contain a description of the real estate concerned.] When the financing statement
covers timber to be cut or covers minerals or the like (including oil and gas) or accounts subject
to subsection (5) of section 400.9-103, or when the financing statement is filed as a fixture filing
(section 400.9-313) and the collateral is goods which are or are to become fixtures, the statement
must also comply with subsection (5). A copy of the security agreement is sufficient as a
financing statement if it contains the above information and is signed by the debtor. A carbon,
photographic or other reproduction of a security agreement or a financing statement is sufficient
as a financing statement if the security agreement so provides or if the original has been filed in
(2) A financing statement which otherwise complies with subsection (1) is sufficient when it is
signed by the secured party instead of the debtor if it is filed to perfect a security interest in:
(a) collateral already subject to a security interest in another jurisdiction when it is brought into
this state, or when the debtor's location is changed to this state. Such a financing statement must
state that the collateral was brought into this state or that the debtor's location was changed to this
state under such circumstances; or
(b) proceeds under section 400.9-306 if the security interest in the original collateral was
perfected. Such a financing statement must describe the original collateral; or
(c) collateral as to which the filing has lapsed; or
(d) collateral acquired after a change of name, identity or corporate structure of the debtor
(3) A form substantially as follows is sufficient to comply with subsection (1):
Name of debtor (or assignor)
Name of secured party (or assignee)
1. This financing statement covers the following types (or items) of property:
2. [(If collateral is crops) The above described crops are growing or are to be grown on:
(Describe Real Estate)
3.] (If applicable) The above goods are to become fixtures on*
*Where appropriate substitute either "The above timber is standing on . . . . . . . . . ." or "The
above minerals or the like (including oil and gas) or accounts will be financed at the wellhead or
minehead of the well or mine located on
(Describe Real Estate) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . and this financing statement is to be filed in the real
estate records. (If the debtor does not have an interest of record) The name of a record owner is
[4.] 3. (If products of collateral are claimed) Products of the collateral are also covered.
(use . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
whichever Signature of Debtor (or Assignor)
is . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
applicable) Signature of Secured Party (or Assignee)
(4) A financing statement may be amended by filing a writing signed by both the debtor and the
secured party. An amendment does not extend the period of effectiveness of a financing
statement. If any amendment adds collateral, it is effective as to the added collateral only from
the filing date of the amendment. In this article, unless the context otherwise requires, the term
"financing statement" means the original financing statement and any amendments.
(5) A financing statement covering timber to be cut or covering minerals or the like (including
oil and gas) or accounts subject to subsection (5) of section 400.9-103, or a financing statement
filed as a fixture filing (section 400.9-313) where the debtor is not a transmitting utility, must
show that it covers this type of collateral, must recite that it is to be filed in the real estate
records, and the financing statement must contain a description of the real estate sufficient if it
were contained in a mortgage of the real estate to give constructive notice of the mortgage under
the law of this state. If the debtor does not have an interest of record in the real estate, the
financing statement must show the name of a record owner.
(6) A mortgage is effective as a financing statement filed as a fixture filing from the date of its
recording if (a) the goods are described in the mortgage by item or type, (b) the goods are or are
to become fixtures related to the real estate described in the mortgage, (c) the mortgage complies
with the requirements for a financing statement in this section other than a recital that it is to be
filed in the real estate records, and (d) the mortgage is duly recorded. No fee with reference to
the financing statement is required other than the regular recording and satisfaction fees with
respect to the mortgage.
(7) A financing statement sufficiently shows the name of the debtor if it gives the individual,
limited liability company, partnership or corporate name of the debtor, whether or not it adds
other trade names or the names of partners. Where the debtor so changes such debtor's name or
in the case of an organization its name, identity or organizational structure that a filed financing
statement becomes seriously misleading, the filing is not effective to perfect a security interest in
collateral acquired by the debtor more than four months after the change, unless a new appropriate financing statement is filed before the expiration of that time. A financing statement shall not
be deemed seriously misleading for purposes of this section by the merger, consolidation, share
exchange or conversion of a debtor from one type of entity (e.g. corporation, partnership, limited
partnership, limited liability company) into another and a corresponding change in the debtor's
name, providing the debtor's name changes only to the extent of adding or changing the designation of the debtor's form of organization, and by way of example and not of limitation, the change
from "incorporation" or "inc." to "limited liability company" or "LLC" is not seriously misleading, provided it follows the debtor's name. A filed financing statement remains effective with
respect to collateral transferred by the debtor even though the secured party knows of or consents
to the transfer.
(8) A financing statement substantially complying with the requirements of this section is
effective even though it contains minor errors which are not seriously misleading.
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