Explanation of calculation of surplus or deficiency.
Rights of transferee of collateral.
Rights and duties of certain secondary obligors.
Transfer of record or legal title.
Acceptance of collateral in full or partial satisfaction of obligation; compulsory disposition of collateral.
Notification of proposal to accept collateral.
Effect of acceptance of collateral.
Right to redeem collateral.
Remedies for secured party's failure to comply with chapter.
Action in which deficiency or surplus is in issue.
Determination of whether conduct was commercially reasonable.
Nonliability and limitation on liability of secured party; liability of secondary obligor.
Security interest perfected before effective date.
Security interest unperfected before effective date.
Effectiveness of action taken before effective date.
When initial financing statement suffices to continue effectiveness of financing statement.
Amendment of preeffective-date financing statement.
Persons entitled to file initial financing statement or continuation statement.
Special transitional provision for maintaining and searching local filing office records.
Ch. 409 Note
Chapter 409 was repealed and recreated in its entirety by 2001 Wis. Act 10
Ch. 409 Cross-reference
See definitions in s. 401.201
This chapter may be cited as uniform commercial code — secured transactions.
History: 2001 a. 10
Definitions and index of definitions. 409.102(1)
Chapter 409 definitions.
In this chapter:
"Accession" means goods that are physically united with other goods in such a manner that the identity of the original goods is not lost.
"Account", except as used in "account for", means a right to payment of a monetary obligation, whether or not earned by performance; for property that has been or is to be sold, leased, licensed, assigned, or otherwise disposed of; for services rendered or to be rendered; for a policy of insurance issued or to be issued; for a secondary obligation incurred or to be incurred; for energy provided or to be provided; for the use or hire of a vessel under a charter or other contract; arising out of the use of a credit or charge card or information contained on or for use with the card; or as winnings in a lottery or other game of chance operated or sponsored by a state, governmental unit of a state, or person licensed or authorized to operate the game by a state or governmental unit of a state. The term includes health-care-insurance receivables. The term does not include rights to payment evidenced by chattel paper or an instrument; commercial tort claims; deposit accounts; investment property; letter-of-credit rights or letters of credit; or rights to payment for money or funds advanced or sold, other than rights arising out of the use of a credit or charge card or information contained on or for use with the card.
"Account debtor" means a person obligated on an account, chattel paper, or general intangible. The term does not include persons obligated to pay a negotiable instrument, even if the instrument constitutes part of chattel paper.
"Accounting", except as used in "accounting for", means a record:
Indicating the aggregate unpaid secured obligations as of a date not more than 35 days earlier or 35 days later than the date of the record; and
Identifying the components of the obligations in reasonable detail.
"Agricultural lien" means an interest, other than a security interest, in farm products:
Which secures payment or performance of an obligation for:
Goods or services furnished in connection with a debtor's farming operation; or
Rent on real property leased by a debtor in connection with its farming operation;
In the ordinary course of its business furnished goods or services to a debtor in connection with a debtor's farming operation; or
Leased real property to a debtor in connection with the debtor's farming operation; and
Whose effectiveness does not depend on the person's possession of the personal property.
"Applicant" means a person at whose request or for whose account a letter of credit is issued. The term includes a person who requests an issuer to issue a letter of credit on behalf of another if the person making the request undertakes an obligation to reimburse the issuer.
Oil, gas, or other minerals that are subject to a security interest that is created by a debtor having an interest in the minerals before extraction and which attaches to the minerals as extracted; or
Accounts arising out of the sale at the wellhead or minehead of oil, gas, or other minerals in which the debtor had an interest before extraction.
To execute or otherwise adopt a symbol, or encrypt or similarly process a record in whole or in part, with the present intent of the authenticating person to identify the person and adopt or accept a record.
"Bank" means an organization that is engaged in the business of banking. The term includes savings banks, savings and loan associations, credit unions, and trust companies.
"Beneficiary" means a person who under the terms of a letter of credit is entitled to have its complying presentation honored. The term includes a person to whom drawing rights have been transferred under a transferable letter of credit.
"Cash proceeds" means proceeds that are money, checks, deposit accounts, or the like.
"Certificate of title" means a certificate of title with respect to which a statute provides for the security interest in question to be indicated on the certificate as a condition or result of the security interest's obtaining priority over the rights of a lien creditor with respect to the collateral.
"Chattel paper" means a record or records that evidence both a monetary obligation and a security interest in specific goods, a security interest in specific goods and software used in the goods, a security interest in specific goods and license of software used in the goods, a lease of specific goods, or a lease of specific goods and license of software used in the goods. The term does not include charters or other contracts involving the use or hire of a vessel. The term does not include records that evidence a right to payment arising out of the use of a credit or charge card or information contained on or for use with the card. If a transaction is evidenced by records that include an instrument or series of instruments, the group of records taken together constitutes chattel paper. In this paragraph, "monetary obligation" means a monetary obligation secured by the goods or owned under a lease of the goods and includes a monetary obligation with respect to software used in the goods.
"Collateral" means the property subject to a security interest or agricultural lien. The term includes:
Accounts, chattel paper, payment intangibles, and promissory notes that have been sold; and
"Commercial tort claim" means a claim arising in tort with respect to which:
Arose in the course of the claimant's business or profession; and
Does not include damages arising out of personal injury to or the death of an individual.
"Commodity account" means an account maintained by a commodity intermediary in which a commodity contract is carried for a commodity customer.
"Commodity contract" means a commodity futures contract, an option on a commodity futures contract, a commodity option, or another contract if the contract or option is:
Traded on or subject to the rules of a board of trade that has been designated as a contract market for such a contract pursuant to federal commodities laws; or
Traded on a foreign commodity board of trade, exchange, or market, and is carried on the books of a commodity intermediary for a commodity customer.
"Commodity customer" means a person for which a commodity intermediary carries a commodity contract on its books.
Is registered as a futures commission merchant under federal commodities law; or
In the ordinary course of its business provides clearance or settlement services for a board of trade that has been designated as a contract market pursuant to federal commodities law.
To transmit a record by any means agreed upon by the persons sending and receiving the record; or
In the case of transmission of a record to or by a filing office, to transmit a record by any means prescribed by filing-office rule.
"Consignee" means a merchant to which goods are delivered in a consignment.
"Consignment" means a transaction, regardless of its form, in which a person delivers goods to a merchant for the purpose of sale and:
Deals in goods of that kind under a name other than the name of the person making delivery;
Is not generally known by its creditors to be substantially engaged in selling the goods of others;
With respect to each delivery, the aggregate value of the goods is $1,000 or more at the time of delivery;
The goods are not consumer goods immediately before delivery; and