§ 7-1.2-1003. Articles of merger. [Effective until July 1, 2020.].
(a) Upon approval, articles of merger must be executed by each corporation by its authorized representative and must state:
(1) The plan of merger.
(2) If, pursuant to § 7-1.2-1005, the merger is to become effective at a time subsequent to the issuance of the certificate of merger by the secretary of state, the date when the merger is to become effective.
(b) The original articles of merger must be delivered to the secretary of state. If the secretary of state finds that the articles conform to law, and, unless the surviving corporation is a Rhode Island corporation, that all fees and taxes have been paid, as evidenced by an appropriate certificate of good standing issued by the Rhode Island division of taxation, the secretary of state shall:
(1) Endorse on the original the word "Filed," and the month, day, and year of the filing;
(2) File the original in his or her office; and
(3) Issue a certificate of merger.
(c) The secretary of state shall deliver the certificate of merger to the surviving or new corporation, as the case may be, or its representative.
(P.L. 2004, ch. 216, § 2; P.L. 2004, ch. 274, § 2; P.L. 2005, ch. 120, § 1; P.L. 2005, ch. 130, § 1; P.L. 2015, ch. 80, § 1; P.L. 2015, ch. 88, § 1.)