California is the latest state to enact the 2010 Amendments to UCC Article 9, with changes going into effect 7/1/2014. Although the bill makes it required for the registered debtor legal name to match the Articles, California did not pass either the Alternative A or Alternative B option with regards to the individual debtor name. Basically, California chose Alternative B without the driver’s license option.
According to the Uniform Law Commission, 45 states and the District of Columbia have now enacted the 2010 Amendments to the Uniform Commercial Code Article 9. The majority of states have selected the individual debtor name Alternative A, while only seven states (Alaska, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, New Hampshire, Oregon, and Wyoming) chose Alternative B. Washington originally selected Alternative B, but has switched to Alternative A. All took effect on July 1, 2013.