May 26

May 26, 2017

Wyoming – Bill Amends Existing Law to Clarify Business Entity Communications Contacts

Wyoming – Bill Amends Existing Law to Clarify Business Entity Communications Contacts

House Bill 22 (Chapter 156) signed by the governor March 6 and effective June 3 (90 days after adjournment) amends existing law to clarify every business entity shall keep current the name, mailing address and physical address, if different, and business telephone number of the person authorized to receive communications from the registered agent and specifies the designated communications contact shall be an officer, director, LLC member or manager, managing partner or trustee of the entity and shall not be…
May 25

May 25, 2017

Nebraska – Legislation Clarifies Nonprofit Corporation Domestication

Nebraska – Legislation Clarifies Nonprofit Corporation Domestication

Legislative Bill 476 signed May 12 and effective 3 months after adjournment (projected to be June 2) clarifies that domestication of nonprofit corporations does not change the date of incorporation and enables out of state nonprofits desiring to move to Nebraska to maintain their tax-exempt status without reapplication to the IRS.
May 23

May 23, 2017

Florida – State Posts Consumer Notice Warning of Phishing Scam

Florida – State Posts Consumer Notice Warning of Phishing Scam

The Department of State Division of Corporations posted a consumer notice to beware phishing scams as a result of a DocuSign data breach.
May 23

May 23, 2017

Hawaii – Second Quarter Annual Business Reports Due by June 30

Hawaii – Second Quarter Annual Business Reports Due by June 30

The Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs (DCCA) Business Registration Division (BREG) posted a reminder that second quarter annual business reports are due for entities which registered in Hawaii between April and June.
May 22

May 22, 2017

Corporation Service Company® Announces Major Rebrand Under the Name CSC®

Corporation Service Company® Announces Major Rebrand Under the Name CSC®

Corporation Service Company® Announces Major Rebrand Under the Name CSC® We are excited and proud to unveil our updated CSC brand today, complete with a new visual identity and logo, which is integral to our company’s ongoing evolution. Effective immediately, we will be known as CSC. Corporation Service Company will remain our legal trade name, while CSC will be how we brand ourselves in the marketplace. We have refreshed our logo and visual identity not only to reflect who we…
May 19

May 19, 2017

Indiana – Bill Amends Mutual Benefit Corporation Voting Proxy

Indiana – Bill Amends Mutual Benefit Corporation Voting Proxy

Senate Bill 105 signed by the governor April 21 and effective July 1 allows directors of certain mutual benefit corporations to vote by proxy.
May 17

May 17, 2017

Nebraska – Amendments to  Business Corporation Act

Nebraska – Amendments to Business Corporation Act

Legislative Bill 35 signed by the governor April 27 and effective 3 months after adjournment (projected to be June 2) amends the Business Corporation Act based on recent updates to the ABA model act including judicial review of elections, shareholder votes and other governance disputes; definitions of shareholder, record shareholder and beneficial shareholder; and qualifications for directors.
May 16

May 16, 2017

Georgia – Legislation Amends Existing Provisions Regarding Foreign Entities

Georgia – Legislation Amends Existing Provisions Regarding Foreign Entities

House Bill 143 (Act No. 57) signed by the governor May 1 and effective June 1 amends existing provisions regarding foreign entities acting in a fiduciary capacity in Georgia and filing a statement with the Secretary of State including appointment of an agent for service of process.
May 15

May 15, 2017

Maine – Business Entity Annual Reports Due by June 1

Maine – Business Entity Annual Reports Due by June 1

The Secretary of State of Maine posted a reminder that annual reports for business and nonprofit entities are due June 1, 2017.
May 12

May 12, 2017

Illinois – Amendments to Limited Liability Company Act Effective July 1

Illinois – Amendments to Limited Liability Company Act Effective July 1

House Bill 4361 (Public Act No. 637) signed by the governor July 28 and effective July 1, 2017 amends the Limited Liability Company Act to, among other things, update conversion, merger and domestication provisions; permit filing of a statement of authority or limitation of authority to execute instruments transferring real property or to enter into other transactions on behalf of the LLC; permit filing of a statement of termination after winding up a dissolved LLC;  expand the scope of operating…