9-523. Information from filing office; sale or license of records.

(a) If a person that files a written record requests an acknowledgment of the filing, the filing office shall send to the person an image of the record showing the number assigned to the record pursuant to section 9-519(a)(1) and the date and time of the filing of the record. However, if the person furnishes a copy of the record to the filing office, the filing office may instead:

(1) note upon the copy the number assigned to the record pursuant to section 9-519(a)(1) and the date and time of the filing of the record; and

(2) send the copy to the person.

(b) If a person files a record other than a written record, the filing office shall communicate to the person an acknowledgment that provides:

(1) the information in the record;

(2) the number assigned to the record pursuant to section 9-519(a)(1); and

(3) the date and time of the filing of the record.

(c) The filing office shall communicate or otherwise make available in a record the following information to any person that requests it:

(1) whether there is on file on a date and time specified by the filing office, but not a date earlier than three business days before the filing office receives the request, any financing statement that:

(A) designates a particular debtor;

(B) has not lapsed under section 9-515 with respect to all secured parties of record; and

(C) if the request so states, has lapsed under section 9-515 and a record of which is maintained by the filing office under section 9-522(a);

(2) the date and time of filing of each financing statement; and

(3) the information provided in each financing statement.

(d) In complying with its duty under subsection (c), the filing office may communicate information in any medium. However, if requested, the filing office shall communicate information by issuing its written certificate.

(e) The filing office shall perform the acts required by subsections (a) through (d) at the time and in the manner prescribed by filing-office rule, but not later than two business days after the filing office receives the request.

(f)(1) The Secretary of State shall offer to sell or license to the public on a nonexclusive basis, in bulk, copies of all records filed in the office of the Secretary of State under this part, in every medium from time to time available to the filing office.

(2) Records filed in the office of the Secretary of State under this part may be made available electronically through the portal established under section 84-1204, Reissue Revised Statutes of Nebraska. For batch requests, the fee is two dollars per record accessed through the portal, except that the fee for a batch request for one thousand or more records is two thousand dollars. All fees collected pursuant to this subdivision shall be deposited in the Records Management Cash Fund and shall be distributed as provided in any agreements between the State Records Board and the Secretary of State.

Source:Laws 1999, LB 550, § 167; Laws 2012, LB719, § 31.

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