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The 2010 Florida Statutes(including Special Session A)

Title XXXIX
COMMERCIAL RELATIONS
Chapter 679
UNIFORM COMMERCIAL CODE: SECURED TRANSACTIONS
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F.S. 679.513
679.513 Termination statement.
(1) A secured party shall cause the secured party of record for a financing statement to file a termination statement for the financing statement if the financing statement covers consumer goods and:
(a) There is no obligation secured by the collateral covered by the financing statement and no commitment to make an advance, incur an obligation, or otherwise give value; or
(b) The debtor did not authorize the filing of the initial financing statement.
(2) To comply with subsection (1), a secured party shall cause the secured party of record to file the termination statement:
(a) Within 1 month after there is no obligation secured by the collateral covered by the financing statement and no commitment to make an advance, incur an obligation, or otherwise give value; or
(b) If earlier, within 20 days after the secured party receives an authenticated demand from a debtor.
(3) In cases not governed by subsection (1), within 20 days after a secured party receives an authenticated demand from a debtor, the secured party shall cause the secured party of record for a financing statement to send to the debtor a termination statement for the financing statement or file the termination statement in the filing office if:
(a) Except in the case of a financing statement covering accounts or chattel paper that has been sold or goods that are the subject of a consignment, there is no obligation secured by the collateral covered by the financing statement and no commitment to make an advance, incur an obligation, or otherwise give value;
(b) The financing statement covers accounts or chattel paper that has been sold but as to which the account debtor or other person obligated has discharged its obligation;
(c) The financing statement covers goods that were the subject of a consignment to the debtor but are not in the debtor’s possession; or
(d) The debtor did not authorize the filing of the initial financing statement.
(4) Except as otherwise provided in s. 679.510, upon the filing of a termination statement with the filing office, the financing statement to which the termination statement relates ceases to be effective. Except as otherwise provided in s. 679.510, for purposes of ss. 679.519(7) and 679.522(1), the filing with the filing office of a termination statement relating to a financing statement that indicates that the debtor is a transmitting utility also causes the effectiveness of the financing statement to lapse.
History.s. 6, ch. 2001-198; s. 10, ch. 2002-242; s. 2, ch. 2003-134.
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