| RON THORNBURGH
Secretary of State
STATE OF KANSAS
|Memorial Hall, 1st Floor
120 SW 10th Avenue
Topeka, KS 66612-1594
For Immediate Release
Monday July 2, 2001
Jesse Borjon, Communications Director
Office of the Secretary of State
EASIER, CHEAPER, FASTER
Kansas Secretary of State Ron Thornburgh announced today the launch of the new online Uniform
Commercial Code (UCC) filing system. The new online filing system is secure and it is “easier, cheaper, and
faster” for customers.
Lenders are required by statute to file financing statements with the Secretary of State’s office. The
Kansas Legislature passed revisions to article 9 of the uniform commercial code, with an implementation date
of July 1, 2001. Kansas was one of the first states to pass legislation for revised article 9. All 50 states have
passed revised article 9 legislation.
The new filing system is much easier, cheaper, and faster for customers. The documents can be filed
electronically at www.kssos.org. Advantages to filing electronically on the Secretary of State’s website are
numerous and include an easier filing process, cheaper filing rate, and faster filing time. Consequently, lenders
are able to process loans more quickly. While the paper filing process takes a couple of days due to the
amount of time is takes to mail the documents, electronically filing financing statements take a couple of
seconds, meaning consumers obtain loans more quickly.
“We strongly encourage our customers to become educated on the advantages of the new
system. The new system is secure, results in less risk for the lenders, and allows consumers to receive
their loans much faster,” stated Secretary Thornburgh.
AccessKansas, a service of the Information Network of Kansas, Inc., developed this eGovernment
service in conjunction with the Secretary of State at no cost. This partnership brings government solutions to
the citizens and businesses of Kansas without tax appropriation. Visit the state Web portal at