IMPORTANT NOTICE OF CHANGE
CHANGES TO UNIFORM COMMERCIAL CODE (UCC) FORMS EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2013
The 51st Legislature has passed Senate Bill 146 which amends Article 9 of the Uniform Commercial Code. Section 55-9-521 NMSA 1978 provides that a filing office may refuse to accept a financing statement or amendment that is not in the form and format prescribed by the Secretary of State. The new forms will be available on our website July 1, 2013. Effective July 1, 2013 any UCC filings presented after this date using the old forms and format will be REJECTED AND RETURNED. If you have any questions please contact LaPriel Duran with the Uniform Commercial Code Unit, at 505.827.3609 or by e-mail at lapriel.duran @state.nm.us.
UPGRADED SSL CERTIFICATE ANNOUNCEMENT
At the end of 2013, all web browsers and Certificate Authorities (CAs) will no longer support SSL certificates with 1024-bit RSA keys. NIST has also recommended the migration off of SHA-1 by end of the year.
Please note that some older applications and operating systems do not support SHA-2, for example, Windows™ XP Service Pack 2 or lower does not support the use of SHA-2.
Secretary of State will be updating its website certificates to adhere to these standards.
On June 17, 2013, the UCC filing system will be upgraded to the new certificate. If you are running an older Windows operating system or internet browser you may need to upgrade in order to continue to file your
documents electronically or perform a document search.
Here are some links from Microsoft and Symantec if you are interested in learning more details regarding these changes.
Microsoft's technet blog on support for sha2 in server 2003
MS update to block ssl certificates that do not adhere to the new standard
Symantecs FAQ regarding the new ssl certificates