Jul 3

July 3, 2017

New Jersey – All Non-essential State Offices Closed Until Further Notice Due to Budget Issues

New Jersey – All Non-essential State Offices Closed Until Further Notice Due to Budget Issues

All non-essential state offices are closed since the legislature did not pass a budget by June 30. Online services including retrieval of copies and certificates of good standing are available. Any documents which are filed online including formations, reinstatements, dissolutions and withdrawals can be processed. No paper documents may be submitted for filing by the Department of Treasury Division of Revenue and Enterprise Services. Evidence to be picked up at state filing offices is not available, and there is no…
Jul 3

July 3, 2017

Maine – All State Offices Closed Until Further Notice Due to Budget Issues

Maine – All State Offices Closed Until Further Notice Due to Budget Issues

All state offices are temporarily closed until further notice since a budget was not passed Friday, June 30. Over the counter corporate filings, document retrieval and UCC requests and Apostille/Authentication services are not available. At this time online services are available.
Jun 29

June 29, 2017

West Virginia – Nonprofit Corporation Articles of Incorporation Fee Increase

West Virginia – Nonprofit Corporation Articles of Incorporation Fee Increase

Senate Bill 547 signed by the governor April 21 and effective July 7 increases the filing fee from $50.00 to $100.00 for nonprofit corporation Articles of Incorporation and authorizes expedited service fees up to $500.
Jun 28

June 28, 2017

Maine – Possible Secretary of State Shutdown July 1

Maine – Possible Secretary of State Shutdown July 1

The Maine Secretary of State is warning that there is a slight risk of a partial government shutdown on July 1 due to a budget impasse in the legislature.  If that were to happen, the following services will not be available, over the counter corporate filings, document retrieval and UCC requests and Apostille/Authentication services until the budget issue is resolved.  At this time it has been determined that online services will not be affected.
Jun 26

June 26, 2017

Legislation Effective July 1, 2017

Legislation Effective July 1, 2017

Legislation Effective July 1, 2017 FLORIDA House Bill 169 (Chapter 2017-47) signed by the governor June 2 and effective July 1 amends the fictitious name registration act to repeal the sworn statement, clarify requirements and time periods for registration, renewal and cancellation, and prohibit use of business entity endings. GEORGIA House Bill 87 (Act No. 47) signed by the governor May 1 and effective July 1 authorizes the Secretary of State to provide for annual registration of business entities to…
Jun 23

June 23, 2017

Rhode Island – Bill Amends Nonprofit Corporation Act Required Supporting Documents

Rhode Island – Bill Amends Nonprofit Corporation Act Required Supporting Documents

House Bill 5647 (Chapter 20) and cross filed Senate Bill 618 (Chapter 9) both signed by the governor and effective June 19 amend the nonprofit corporation act to change the supporting document for a foreign qualification from a copy of the corporation’s charter to a certificate of status.
Jun 21

June 21, 2017

Washington – Possible Department of Licensing Shutdown June 30

Washington – Possible Department of Licensing Shutdown June 30

The Washington Department of Licensing is warning that there is a slight risk of a full or partial government shutdown on June 30th due to a budget impasse in the legislature.  If that were to happen, UCC and notary services might be suspended until the budget issue is resolved.  It is unclear at this time what effect a government shutdown would have on business services provided by the secretary of state.  
Jun 20

June 20, 2017

Maryland – Bill Exempts Recordation and Transfer Taxes for Certain LLC’s

Maryland – Bill Exempts Recordation and Transfer Taxes for Certain LLC’s

House Bill 363 (Chapter 64) signed by the governor April 11 and effective July 1 exempts from recordation and transfer taxes the transfer of real property from a sole proprietorship to a limited liability company if the LLC’s sole member is identical to the converting sole proprietor.
Jun 15

June 15, 2017

Delaware – New CSC Address Effective June 19

Delaware – New CSC Address Effective June 19

CSC® is moving into a newly built global headquarters this month, across the street from our current location. The new address, effective June 19, 2017, is 251 Little Falls Drive Wilmington, DE 19808-1674 in New Castle County. We have filed the appropriate documents with the Delaware Department of State, Division of Corporations to change the registered office address. Here are some important things you should know in regards to our address change: The new address takes effect on June 19,…
Jun 14

June 14, 2017

Avoid those “call the carrier” moments: Find out if you need to qualify to do business outside your state

Avoid those “call the carrier” moments: Find out if you need to qualify to do business outside your state

Avoid those “call the carrier” moments: Find out if you need to qualify to do business outside your state In a recent webinar on qualifying to do business in foreign states, Florida attorney Alan Aronson shared this thought: “If you keep on disregarding the potential consequences of failing to qualify, I recommend you have your insurance carrier on speed dial.” Why? Because companies that fail to qualify risk a host of potentially adverse consequences, ranging from monetary fines and penalties…