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Chapter 400

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  400.9-501.  Filing office. — (a)  Except as otherwise provided in subsection (b), if the local law of this state governs perfection of a security interest or agricultural lien, the office in which to file a financing statement to perfect the security interest or agricultural lien is:

  (1)  The office designated for the filing or recording of a record of a mortgage on the related real property, if:

  (A)  The collateral is as-extracted collateral or timber to be cut; or

  (B)  The financing statement is filed as a fixture filing and the collateral is goods that are or are to become fixtures; or

  (2)  The office of the secretary of state in all other cases, including a case in which the collateral is goods that are or are to become fixtures and the financing statement is not filed as a fixture filing.

  (b)  The office in which to file a financing statement to perfect a security interest in collateral, including fixtures, of a transmitting utility is the office of the secretary of state.  The financing statement also constitutes a fixture filing as to the collateral indicated in the financing statement which is or is to become fixtures.

  (c)  A person shall not knowingly or intentionally file, attempt to file, or record any document related to real property with a recorder of deeds under chapter 59 or a financing statement with the secretary of state under subdivision (2) of subsection (a) or subsection (b) of this section, with the intent that such document or statement be used to harass or defraud any other person or knowingly or intentionally file, attempt to file, or record such a document or statement that is materially false or fraudulent.

  (1)  A person who violates this subsection shall be guilty of a class E felony.

  (2)  If a person is convicted of a violation under this subsection, the court may order restitution.

  (d)  In the alternative to the provisions of sections 428.105 through 428.135, if a person files a false or fraudulent financing statement with the secretary of state under subdivision (2) of subsection (a) or subsection (b) of this section, a debtor named in that financing statement may file an action against the person that filed the financing statement seeking appropriate equitable relief, actual damages, or punitive damages, including, but not limited to, reasonable attorney fees.

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(L. 1963 p. 503 § 9-501, A.L. 1988 S.B. 583, A.L. 2001 S.B. 288, A.L. 2014 H.B. 1412, A.L. 2016 H.B. 2332)

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