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  Section 9-310. (a) General rule: perfection by filing. Except as otherwise provided in subsection (b) and Section 9-312(b), a financing statement must be filed to perfect all security interests and agricultural liens.

  (b) Exceptions: filing not necessary. The filing of a financing statement is not necessary to perfect a security interest:

  (1) that is perfected under Section 9-308(d), (e), (f), or (g);

  (2) that is perfected under Section 9-309 when it attaches;

  (3) in property subject to a statute, regulation, or treaty described in Section 9-311(a);

  (4) in goods in possession of a bailee which is perfected under Section 9-312(d)(1) or (2);

[ Paragraph (5) of subsection (b) effective until July 1, 2013. For text effective July 1, 2013, see below.]

  (5) in certificated securities, documents, goods, or instruments which is perfected without filing or possession under Section 9-312(e), (f), or (g);

[ Paragraph (5) of subsection (b) as amended by 2013, 30, Sec. 62 effective July 1, 2013 applicable as provided by 2013, 30, Sec. 116. For text effective until July 1, 2013, see above.]

  (5) in certificated securities, documents, goods, or instruments which is perfected without filing, control or possession under Section 9-312(e), (f), or (g);

  (6) in collateral in the secured party's possession under Section 9-313;

  (7) in a certificated security which is perfected by delivery of the security certificate to the secured party under Section 9-313;

[ Paragraph (8) of subsection (b) effective until July 1, 2013. For text effective July 1, 2013, see below.]

  (8) in deposit accounts, electronic chattel paper, investment property, or letter-of-credit rights which is perfected by control under Section 9-314;

[ Paragraph (8) of subsection (b) as amended by 2013, 30, Sec. 63 effective July 1, 2013 applicable as provided by 2013, 30, Sec. 116. For text effective until July 1, 2013, see above.]

  (8) in deposit accounts, electronic chattel paper, electronic documents, investment property, or letter-of-credit rights which is perfected by control under Section 9-314;

  (9) in proceeds which is perfected under Section 9-315; or

  (10) that is perfected under Section 9-316.

  (c) Assignment of perfected security interest. If a secured party assigns a perfected security interest or agricultural lien, a filing under this article is not required to continue the perfected status of the security interest against creditors of and transferees from the original debtor.

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