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WVC 46 - 9 - 805 §46-9-805. Effectiveness of action taken before effective date.

     (a) Preeffective-date filing effective. -- The filing of a financing statement before the amendments to this article during the 2012 Regular Legislative Session take effect is effective to perfect a security interest to the extent the filing would satisfy the applicable requirements for perfection under this article as amended during the 2012 Regular Legislative Session.

     (b) When preeffective-date filing becomes ineffective. -- This article does not render ineffective an effective financing statement that, before the amendments to this article during the 2011 Regular Legislative Session take effect, is filed and satisfies the applicable requirements for perfection under the law of the jurisdiction governing perfection as provided in this article as it existed before its amendment during the 2012 Regular Legislative Session. However, except as otherwise provided in subsections (c) and (d) and Section 9-806, the financing statement ceases to be effective:

     (1) If the financing statement is filed in this state, at the time the financing statement would have ceased to be effective had the amendments to this article during the 2012 Regular Legislative Session not taken effect; or

     (2) If the financing statement is filed in another jurisdiction, at the earlier of:

     (A) The time the financing statement would have ceased to be effective under the law of that jurisdiction; or

     (B) June 30, 2018.

     (c) Continuation statement. -- The filing of a continuation statement after the amendments to this article during the 2012 Regular Legislative Session take effect does not continue the effectiveness of a financing statement filed before those amendments to the article take effect. However, upon the timely filing of a continuation statement after the amendments to this article during the 2012 Regular Legislative session take effect and in accordance with the law of the jurisdiction governing perfection as provided in this article as amended during the 2012 Regular Legislative Session, the effectiveness of a financing statement filed in the same office in that jurisdiction before the amendments to this article during the 2012 Regular Legislative Session takes effect continues for the period provided by the law of that jurisdiction.

     (d) Application of subsection (b)(2)(B) to transmitting utility financing statement. -- Subsection (b)(2)(B) applies to a financing statement that, before the amendments to this article during the 2012 Regular Legislative Session take 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 this article as it existed before amendment, only to the extent that this article as amended by during the 2012 Regular Legislative Session 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.

     (e) Application of Part 5. -- A financing statement that includes a financing statement filed before the amendments to this article during the 2012 Regular Session take effect and a continuation statement filed after the amendments to this article during the 2012 Regular Legislative Session take effect is effective only to the extent that it satisfies the requirements of Part 5 as amended during the 2012 Regular Legislative Session for an initial financing statement. A financing statement that indicates that the debtor is a decedent's estate indicates that the collateral is being administered by a personal representative within the meaning of section 9-503(a)(2) as amended during the 2012 Regular Legislative Session . A financing statement that indicates that the debtor is a trust or is a trustee acting with respect to property held in trust indicates that the collateral is held in a trust within the meaning of section 9-503(a)(3) as amended during the 2012 Regular Legislative Session. Note: WV Code updated with legislation passed through the 2014 1st Special Session
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