New York Consolidated Laws, Executive Law - EXC § 96-a. Fees for services rendered pursuant to the uniform commercial code




1. In case of conflict between this section and any other provision of law, this section shall control.

2. The secretary of state shall determine the type and amount of all fees to be collected by the department of state and other filing offices for services rendered by said department or office pursuant to the provisions of the uniform commercial code and article ten-A of the lien law.  Such fees, referred to as processing fees, shall be non-refundable fees paid to the department of state or office at the time that documents are presented to the department of state or office for filing, and will be paid whether or not the documents are accepted for filing.  Such fees shall be subject to the approval of the director of the budget and shall be promulgated in the official rules and regulations of the department of state in accordance with the provisions of the state administrative procedure act.  Nothing contained in this subdivision shall preclude the secretary of state from periodically changing such fees, subject to the approval of the director of the budget, and from periodically amending the official rules and regulations of the department of state in accordance with the provisions of the state administrative procedure act.

3. Consistent with the provisions of article nine of the uniform commercial code and article ten-A of the lien law, the department of state and other filing offices shall produce or reproduce the content of any informational systems maintained pursuant to such laws.  The secretary of state and other filing offices shall establish reasonable fees for information so produced or reproduced.  Notwithstanding any other provisions of law, the availability of such information shall be determined solely by the provisions of the uniform commercial code.





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