TITLE 7
Corporations, Associations, and Partnerships

CHAPTER 7-1.2
Rhode Island Business Corporation Act

PART 7-1.2-1401
Foreign Corporations

SECTION 7-1.2-1414


§ 7-1.2-1414. Revocation of certificate of authority. [Effective July 1, 2019.].

(a) The certificate of authority of a foreign corporation to transact business in this state may be revoked by the secretary of state under the conditions prescribed in this section when:

(1) The corporation fails to file its annual report within the time required by this chapter, or with respect to any corporation in good corporate standing on the records of the secretary of state on or after July 1, 2019, has failed to pay any required fees to the secretary of state when they have become due and payable, or the secretary of state has received notice from the division of taxation, in accordance with § 44-11-26.1, that the corporation has failed to pay corporate taxes; or

(2) The corporation fails to appoint and maintain a registered agent in this state as required by this chapter; or

(3) The corporation fails, after changing its registered office or registered agent, to file in the office of the secretary of state a statement of the change as required by this chapter; or

(4) The corporation fails to file in the office of the secretary of state any amendment to its articles of incorporation or any articles of merger within the time prescribed by this chapter; or

(5) A misrepresentation has been made of any material matter in any application, report, affidavit, or other document submitted by the corporation pursuant to this chapter.

(b) No certificate of authority of a foreign corporation may be revoked by the secretary of state unless the secretary of state has given the corporation notice thereof not less than sixty (60) days prior to such revocation, by regular mail addressed to the registered agent of the corporation in this state on file with the secretary of state's office, which notice shall specify the basis for the revocation; provided, however, that if a prior mailing addressed to the registered office of the corporation in this state currently on file with the secretary of state's office has been returned as undeliverable by the United States Postal Service for any reason, or if the revocation notice is returned as undeliverable by the United States Postal Service for any reason, the secretary of state shall give notice as follows:

(1) To the corporation at its principal office of record as shown in its most recent annual report, and no further notice is required; or

(2) In the case of a foreign corporation that has not yet filed an annual report, then to the corporation at its principal office shown in its application for certificate of authority, and no further notice is required.

History of Section.
(P.L. 2004, ch. 216, § 2; P.L. 2004, ch. 274, § 2; P.L. 2017, ch. 371, § 1; P.L. 2017, ch. 376, § 1.)