2007 -- H 5911 SUBSTITUTE A
A N A C T
RELATING TO CORPORATIONS, ASSOCIATIONS, AND PARTNERSHIPS -- THE RHODE ISLAND LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY ACT
Introduced By: Representative Peter L. Lewiss
Date Introduced: March 01, 2007
It is enacted by the General Assembly as follows:
SECTION 1. Section 7-16-8 of the General Laws in Chapter 7-16 entitled "The Rhode
Island Limited Liability Company Act" is hereby amended to read as follows:
7-16-8. Filing. -- (a) The secretary of state may not accept for filing any document under
this chapter which does not conform with law.
(b) The secretary of state may not accept for filing any organizational document,
qualification, registration, change of resident agent report, service of process, notice or other
document until all required filing and other fees have been paid to the secretary of state.
(c) The secretary of state may not accept for filing any article of dissolution, cancellation
of registration, article of merger, unless the surviving entity is a domestic entity of record with the
office of the secretary of state, or the reinstatement of a limited liability company's certificate of
organization or registration until all required filing and other fees have been paid to the secretary
of state and all fees and franchise taxes have been paid.
When the secretary of state accepts the articles of organization or any other
document, the secretary of state shall:
(1) Endorse on the document the date and time of its acceptance for filing;
(2) Promptly file the document; and
(3) Issue a certificate or other evidence which establishes:
(i) That the document was accepted for filing by the secretary of state; and
(ii) The date and time of the acceptance for filing.
The document becomes effective upon the issuance of the certificate or other
evidence or at any later date that is set forth within the document, not more than thirty (30) days
after the filing of such document.
SECTION 2. This act shall take effect upon passage.