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  Section 9-301. Except as otherwise provided in Sections 9-303 to 9-306, inclusive, the following rules determine the law governing perfection, the effect of perfection or nonperfection, and the priority of a security interest in collateral:

  (1) Except as otherwise provided in this section, while a debtor is located in a jurisdiction, the local law of that jurisdiction governs perfection, the effect of perfection or nonperfection, and the priority of a security interest in collateral.

  (2) While collateral is located in a jurisdiction, the local law of that jurisdiction governs perfection, the effect of perfection or nonperfection, and the priority of a possessory security interest in that collateral.

[ Introductory paragraph of paragraph (3) effective until July 1, 2013. For text effective July 1, 2013, see below.]

  (3) Except as otherwise provided in paragraph (4), while negotiable documents, goods, instruments, money, or tangible chattel paper is located in a jurisdiction, the local law of that jurisdiction governs:

[ Introductory paragraph of paragraph (3) as amended by 2013, 30, Sec. 59 effective July 1, 2013 applicable as provided by 2013, 30, Sec. 116. For text effective until July 1, 2013, see above.]

  (3) Except as otherwise provided in paragraph (4), while tangible negotiable documents, goods, instruments, money, or tangible chattel paper is located in a jurisdiction, the local law of that jurisdiction governs:

  (A) perfection of a security interest in the goods by filing a fixture filing;

  (B) perfection of a security interest in timber to be cut; and

  (C) the effect of perfection or nonperfection and the priority of a nonpossessory security interest in the collateral.

  (4) The local law of the jurisdiction in which the wellhead or minehead is located governs perfection, the effect of perfection or nonperfection, and the priority of a security interest in as-extracted collateral.

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