Viewing: Jurisdictional Updates

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

Washington – Possible Department of Revenue Shutdown July 1

Washington – Possible Department of Revenue Shutdown July 1

The Department of Revenue on June 9 recommended that businesses with business license renewals or annual report filings due by June 30 should renew as soon as possible to avoid a disruption of online services in the event the legislature does not approve a state budget prior to July 1.  According to the Department of Revenue, if a budget is not approved by June 27, the MyDOR portal will be taken offline and paper applications and renewal may be submitted…
Jun 12

June 12, 2017

Florida – Legislation Amends Fictitious Name Registration Act

Florida – Legislation Amends Fictitious Name Registration Act

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.
Jun 9

June 9, 2017

Virginia – Bill Authorizes Board of Directors to Hold Shareholder Meetings by Remote Communication

Virginia – Bill Authorizes Board of Directors to Hold Shareholder Meetings by Remote Communication

House Bill 2230 (Chapter 646) signed by the governor March 20 and effective July 1 authorizes the board of directors of stock corporations to determine that any shareholder meetings may be held by remote communication if the articles of incorporation or bylaws do not require the meeting to be held at a place.
Jun 7

June 7, 2017

North Carolina – Legislation Postpones Implementation of New Assumed Business Name Act

North Carolina – Legislation Postpones Implementation of New Assumed Business Name Act

House Bill 228 (Session Law 2017-23) signed by the governor and effective June 2 postponed for five (5) months until December 1, 2017 the implementation of the new Assumed Business Name Act law enacted by Session Law 2016-100. Register of Deeds offices will upload assumed name information to a searchable online statewide database for assumed names to be maintained by the Secretary of State.