[Rev. 11/21/2013 9:31:53 AM--2013]

TITLE 9 - SECURITY INSTRUMENTS OF PUBLIC UTILITIES; MORTGAGES; DEEDS OF TRUST; OTHER LIENS

CHAPTER 105 - SECURITY INSTRUMENTS OF PUBLIC UTILITIES

NRS 105.010           Definitions.

NRS 105.020           Applicability of provisions; changing method of perfection or notice.

NRS 105.030           Presentation of security instrument for filing constitutes perfection and notice; requirements for filing; applicability of Uniform Commercial Code—Secured Transactions.

NRS 105.040           Effective date of perfection or notice.

NRS 105.050           Recording of security interest in real property owned by public utility; recording provides notice of certain subsequent security instruments executed by public utility.

NRS 105.060           Filing name change, merger or consolidation of public utility; effectiveness of security instrument filed before name change, merger or consolidation.

NRS 105.070           Duty of Secretary of State or county recorder to mark security instrument and statement of name change, merger or consolidation upon filing; retention and filing of instrument and statements; fees.

NRS 105.080           Certificate of Secretary of State showing existence of security instrument; copy of filed security instrument; fees.

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      NRS 105.010  Definitions.  As used in NRS 105.010 to 105.080, inclusive, unless the context otherwise requires:

      1.  “Public utility” has the meaning ascribed to it in NRS 704.020.

      2.  “Security instrument” means a mortgage, deed of trust, security agreement or other instrument executed to secure the payment of a bond, note or other obligation of a public utility and includes an amendment or supplement to such an instrument.

      3.  The words and terms defined in chapter 104 of NRS have the meanings ascribed to them in that chapter.

      (Added to NRS by 1995, 880)

      NRS 105.020  Applicability of provisions; changing method of perfection or notice.

      1.  The provisions of NRS 105.010 to 105.080, inclusive, apply to a public utility only if the public utility elects to file a security instrument pursuant to NRS 105.030 and then only as to the method of perfection or notice of that security instrument.

      2.  Except as otherwise provided in subsection 3 of NRS 105.040, a public utility shall not change the method of perfection or notice of a security instrument from a method allowed pursuant to a provision other than NRS 105.010 to 105.080, inclusive, to the method allowed by NRS 105.010 to 105.080, inclusive.

      3.  Once a security instrument has been filed pursuant to NRS 105.030, the public utility shall not change the method of perfection or notice for that security instrument pursuant to a provision other than NRS 105.010 to 105.080, inclusive.

      (Added to NRS by 1995, 880)

      NRS 105.030  Presentation of security instrument for filing constitutes perfection and notice; requirements for filing; applicability of Uniform Commercial Code—Secured Transactions.

      1.  Presentation of a security instrument to the Secretary of State or a county recorder for filing and tender of the statutory filing fee or acceptance of the security instrument by the Secretary of State or county recorder, if the security instrument states conspicuously on its title page: “This Instrument Grants A Security Interest By A Public Utility” constitutes:

      (a) Perfection of a security interest created by the security instrument in any personal property, including goods which are, or are to become, fixtures, in which a security interest may be perfected by filing pursuant to NRS 104.9101 to 104.9709, inclusive, located in this state or in the county and owned by the public utility when the security instrument was executed or to be acquired by the public utility after execution of the security instrument; and

      (b) Notice to all persons of the existence of the security instrument and the interest granted therein, as security, in any real property or fixtures thereon, or to be placed thereon, located in this state or in the county and owned by the public utility when the security instrument was executed or to be acquired by the public utility after the execution of the security instrument if the security instrument is proved or acknowledged and certified as required by law for the recording of conveyances of real property.

      2.  The filed security instrument must:

      (a) Identify the property by type, character or description if it is presently owned personal property, including fixtures;

      (b) Provide a description of the property if it is presently owned real property; and

      (c) State conspicuously on its title page: “This Instrument Contains After-Acquired Property Provisions” if the property is to be acquired after the execution of the security instrument.

      3.  A description of real or personal property in a security instrument is sufficient, whether or not it is specific, if it reasonably identifies what is described.

      4.  The provisions of NRS 104.9101 to 104.9709, inclusive, pertaining to priorities and remedies apply to security interests in personal property, including fixtures, perfected under this section.

      (Added to NRS by 1995, 881; A 1999, 387)

      NRS 105.040  Effective date of perfection or notice.

      1.  The perfection or notice provided by a security instrument filed pursuant to NRS 105.030 is effective from the date of presentation for filing until the interest granted as security is released by the filing of a termination statement or a release or reconveyance of all or a part of the property signed by the secured party or trustee. No renewal, refiling or continuation statement is required to continue this effectiveness.

      2.  Perfection or notice provided by a security instrument covering real or personal property located in this state which was filed with the Secretary of State or recorded in the office of a county recorder before October 1, 1995, or which was filed or recorded before March 1, 1967, in compliance with the law in effect at the time of its filing or recordation, remains effective for the period provided by the law in effect at the time of its filing or recordation.

      3.  Such an instrument may be filed anew pursuant to NRS 105.030, and if so filed has the effect given to security instruments originally filed pursuant to NRS 105.010 to 105.080, inclusive. The priority of such a filing dates from the time that the security interest was first filed with the Secretary of State or recorded in the office of a county recorder and not from the date the instrument is filed anew pursuant to NRS 105.030.

      (Added to NRS by 1995, 881)

      NRS 105.050  Recording of security interest in real property owned by public utility; recording provides notice of certain subsequent security instruments executed by public utility.

      1.  If a security instrument filed with the Secretary of State grants an interest, as security, in any real property owned by the public utility, a notice of filing of a security instrument affecting real property must be recorded in the office of the county recorder in the county where the real property is located, stating:

      (a) The name of the public utility which executed the security instrument;

      (b) That a security instrument affecting real property in the county has been executed by the public utility; and

      (c) That the security instrument was filed, and other security instruments may later be on file, in the Office of the Secretary of State.

Ę The notice required by this section must be acknowledged or proved and certified in the manner provided in chapter 111 of NRS and in NRS 240.161 to 240.169, inclusive.

      2.  After such recording, no notice need be recorded regarding other security instruments executed by the public utility. The notice recorded under subsection 1 is sufficient to provide notice of all subsequent security instruments:

      (a) Executed by the public utility;

      (b) Filed with the Secretary of State; and

      (c) Granting an interest, as security, in any real property, and fixtures thereto, located in the county where the notice is recorded.

      3.  Notices recorded pursuant to subsection 1 must be recorded and indexed by the county recorder in the same records and indexes as are mortgages on real property.

      (Added to NRS by 1995, 882)

      NRS 105.060  Filing name change, merger or consolidation of public utility; effectiveness of security instrument filed before name change, merger or consolidation.

      1.  If a public utility changes its name or merges or consolidates with another person after the presentation for filing of a security instrument executed by it, a written statement of the change, merger or consolidation must promptly be presented for filing to the Secretary of State and each county where a notice has been recorded pursuant to NRS 105.050. The statement must be signed by the secured party and the public utility, identify the appropriate security instrument by file number and state the name of the public utility after the change, merger or consolidation.

      2.  A security instrument presented for filing before the change, merger or consolidation is not effective to provide perfection or notice of interests granted as security in property acquired by the public utility more than 4 months after the change, merger or consolidation, unless the written statement required by this section is presented for filing before the expiration of that time.

      (Added to NRS by 1995, 882)

      NRS 105.070  Duty of Secretary of State or county recorder to mark security instrument and statement of name change, merger or consolidation upon filing; retention and filing of instrument and statements; fees.

      1.  The Secretary of State or county recorder shall mark any security instrument and any statement of change, merger or consolidation presented for filing with the day and hour of filing and the file number assigned to it. This mark is, in the absence of other evidence, conclusive proof of the time and fact of presentation for filing.

      2.  The Secretary of State or county recorder shall retain and file all security instruments and statements of change, merger or consolidation presented for filing.

      3.  The uniform fee for filing and indexing a security instrument, or a supplement or amendment thereto, and a statement of change, merger or consolidation, and for stamping a copy of those documents furnished by the secured party or the public utility to show the date and place of filing is:

      (a) Forty dollars if the record is communicated in writing and consists of one or two pages;

      (b) Sixty dollars if the record is communicated in writing and consists of more than two pages, and $2 for each page over 20 pages;

      (c) Twenty dollars if the record is communicated by another medium authorized by filing-office rule; and

      (d) Two dollars for each additional debtor, trade name or reference to another name under which business is done.

      (Added to NRS by 1995, 882; A 2003, 843; 2003, 20th Special Session, 130)

      NRS 105.080  Certificate of Secretary of State showing existence of security instrument; copy of filed security instrument; fees.

      1.  Upon the request of any person, the Secretary of State shall issue a certificate showing whether there is on file, on the date and hour stated therein, any presently effective security instrument naming a particular public utility and, if there is, giving the date and hour of filing of the instrument and the names and addresses of each secured party. The uniform fee for such a certificate is:

      (a) Forty dollars if the request is communicated in writing; and

      (b) Twenty dollars if the request is communicated by another medium authorized by filing-office rule.

      2.  Upon request, the Secretary of State or a county recorder shall furnish a copy of any filed security instrument upon payment of the statutory fee for copies.

      (Added to NRS by 1995, 883; A 2003, 843; 2003, 20th Special Session, 130)