California Commercial Code
(1) A financing statement or a continuation thereof, properly filed and effective pursuant to Section 9401 as it existed prior to January 1, 1971, remains valid and effective after January 1, 1971, until expiration of the usual five-year period from date of filing. Any termination, release, assignment, or amendment of the financing statement prior to expiration of the five-year period of effectiveness shall be filed, as previously required, with the county recorder who has filed the financing statement.
(2) After January 1, 1971, any continuation of a financing statement which had been properly filed with a county recorder prior to January 1, 1971, and which now would be required to be filed with the Secretary of State, shall be filed with the Secretary of State in accordance with Sections 9515 and 9516. The continuation statement shall be accompanied by a certified copy of the entire record of the county recorder related to the financing statement. After filing of the continuation statement with the Secretary of State, any termination, release, assignment, amendment, or continuation of the financing statement shall also be filed with the Secretary of State and any documents affecting the financing statement that are not filed with the Secretary of State shall not be effective.