Title 7
Corporations, Associations, and Partnerships

Chapter 6
Rhode Island Nonprofit Corporation Act

R.I. Gen. Laws § 7-6-58

§ 7-6-58. Withdrawal of certificate of revocation.

(a) Within twenty (20) years after issuing a certificate of revocation as provided in § 7-6-57, the secretary of state may withdraw the certificate of revocation and reinstate the corporation in good standing:

(1) Upon filing by the corporation of the documents it had previously failed to file as set forth in § 7-6-56(a)(3) — (a)(6); and

(2) Upon the payment by the corporation of a penalty in the amount of twenty-five dollars ($25.00) for each year or part of a year that has elapsed since the issuance of the certificate of revocation.

(b) If as permitted by § 7-6-11(b)(2) another corporation, whether business or nonprofit, or domestic or foreign qualified to transact business in this state, bears or has filed a fictitious business name statement with respect to or reserved or registered in a name that is the same as the name of a corporation regarding which the certificate of revocation is proposed to be withdrawn, the secretary of state shall condition the withdrawal of the certificate of revocation upon the reinstated corporation’s amending its articles of incorporation so as to designate a name that is distinguishable upon the records of the secretary of state from its former name.

(c) Upon the withdrawal of the certificate of revocation and reinstatement of the corporation in good standing as provided in subsection (a), title to any real estate, or any interest in real estate, held by the corporation at the time of the issuance of the certificate of revocation and not conveyed subsequent to the revocation of its certificate of incorporation shall be deemed to be re-vested in the corporation without further act or deed.

History of Section.
P.L. 1984, ch. 380, § 1; P.L. 1984, ch. 444, § 1; P.L. 1989, ch. 380, § 1; P.L. 2000, ch. 70, § 2; P.L. 2000, ch. 354, § 2; P.L. 2003, ch. 247, § 2; P.L. 2005, ch. 36, § 4; P.L. 2005, ch. 72, § 4; P.L. 2018, ch. 346, § 6; P.L. 2021, ch. 385, § 2, effective July 13, 2021; P.L. 2021, ch. 386, § 2, effective July 13, 2021.