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UNIFORM MODEL REGISTERED AGENT ACT

             2     
2008 GENERAL SESSION

             3     
STATE OF UTAH

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Chief Sponsor: Lyle W. Hillyard

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House Sponsor: Jack R. Draxler

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             7      LONG TITLE
             8      General Description:
             9          This bill enacts Title 16, Chapter 16, Uniform Model Registered Agents Act, and makes
             10      conforming amendments.
             11      Highlighted Provisions:
             12          This bill:
             13          .    defines terms;
             14          .    provides for the manner of a business's appointment, change, and termination of a
             15      registered agent;
             16          .    addresses service of process on a business entity with a registered agent;
             17          .    provides a venue for certain actions concerning a company with or without a
             18      registered agent;
             19          .    provides duties for a registered agent;
             20          .    addresses the effect of other laws;
             21          .    specifically provides that Title 16, Chapter 16, Uniform Model Registered Agents
             22      Act, does not have retrospective effect;
             23          .    makes conforming amendments to other business entity provisions, including
             24      concerning:
             25              .    registered agents, registered offices, designated offices, and principal offices; and
             26              .    time limits for which a business entity may be without a registered agent; and
             27          .    makes technical changes.
             28      Monies Appropriated in this Bill:
             29          None


             30      Other Special Clauses:
             31          None
             32      Utah Code Sections Affected:
             33      AMENDS:
             34          3-1-44, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2000, Chapter 300
             35          16-6a-102, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2007, Chapter 315
             36          16-6a-105, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2006, Chapter 127
             37          16-6a-110, as enacted by Laws of Utah 2000, Chapter 300
             38          16-6a-202, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2002, Chapter 197
             39          16-6a-703, as enacted by Laws of Utah 2000, Chapter 300
             40          16-6a-710, as enacted by Laws of Utah 2000, Chapter 300
             41          16-6a-1002, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2003, Chapter 131
             42          16-6a-1105, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2002, Chapter 197
             43          16-6a-1407, as enacted by Laws of Utah 2000, Chapter 300
             44          16-6a-1410, as enacted by Laws of Utah 2000, Chapter 300
             45          16-6a-1415, as enacted by Laws of Utah 2000, Chapter 300
             46          16-6a-1503, as enacted by Laws of Utah 2000, Chapter 300
             47          16-6a-1504, as enacted by Laws of Utah 2000, Chapter 300
             48          16-6a-1514, as enacted by Laws of Utah 2000, Chapter 300
             49          16-6a-1515, as enacted by Laws of Utah 2000, Chapter 300
             50          16-6a-1604, as enacted by Laws of Utah 2000, Chapter 300
             51          16-6a-1607, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2001, Chapter 127
             52          16-7-15, as enacted by Laws of Utah 2004, Chapter 16
             53          16-10a-103, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2005, Chapter 141
             54          16-10a-120, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2006, Chapter 127
             55          16-10a-125, as enacted by Laws of Utah 1992, Chapter 277
             56          16-10a-202, as enacted by Laws of Utah 1992, Chapter 277
             57          16-10a-703, as enacted by Laws of Utah 1992, Chapter 277


             58          16-10a-720, as enacted by Laws of Utah 1992, Chapter 277
             59          16-10a-809, as enacted by Laws of Utah 1992, Chapter 277
             60          16-10a-1002, as last amended by Laws of Utah 1993, Chapter 184
             61          16-10a-1107, as enacted by Laws of Utah 1992, Chapter 277
             62          16-10a-1330, as enacted by Laws of Utah 1992, Chapter 277
             63          16-10a-1407, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2006, Chapter 127
             64          16-10a-1420, as enacted by Laws of Utah 1992, Chapter 277
             65          16-10a-1431, as enacted by Laws of Utah 1992, Chapter 277
             66          16-10a-1503, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2005, Chapter 71
             67          16-10a-1504, as enacted by Laws of Utah 1992, Chapter 277
             68          16-10a-1521, as enacted by Laws of Utah 1992, Chapter 277
             69          16-10a-1530, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2005, Chapter 71
             70          16-10a-1604, as last amended by Laws of Utah 1996, Chapter 198
             71          16-10a-1607, as enacted by Laws of Utah 1992, Chapter 277
             72          16-15-104, as enacted by Laws of Utah 1995, Chapter 310
             73          16-15-109, as enacted by Laws of Utah 1995, Chapter 310
             74          31A-5-203, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2000, Chapter 300
             75          31A-5-401, as last amended by Laws of Utah 1992, Chapter 277
             76          31A-8-202, as last amended by Laws of Utah 1992, Chapter 277
             77          31A-8-204, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2000, Chapter 300
             78          31A-14-204, as last amended by Laws of Utah 1992, Chapter 277
             79          48-1-42, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2005, Chapter 71
             80          48-2a-201, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2005, Chapter 141
             81          48-2a-202.5, as enacted by Laws of Utah 2002, Chapter 193
             82          48-2a-210, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2000, Chapter 131
             83          48-2a-902, as last amended by Laws of Utah 1991, Chapters 5 and 189
             84          48-2c-102, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2006, Chapter 21
             85          48-2c-113, as enacted by Laws of Utah 2001, Chapter 260


             86          48-2c-115, as enacted by Laws of Utah 2001, Chapter 260
             87          48-2c-203, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2005, Chapter 141
             88          48-2c-204, as enacted by Laws of Utah 2001, Chapter 260
             89          48-2c-211, as enacted by Laws of Utah 2001, Chapter 260
             90          48-2c-309, as enacted by Laws of Utah 2001, Chapter 260
             91          48-2c-403, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2005, Chapter 141
             92          48-2c-406, as enacted by Laws of Utah 2001, Chapter 260
             93          48-2c-411, as enacted by Laws of Utah 2001, Chapter 260
             94          48-2c-704, as enacted by Laws of Utah 2001, Chapter 260
             95          48-2c-809, as enacted by Laws of Utah 2001, Chapter 260
             96          48-2c-1204, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2005, Chapter 141
             97          48-2c-1206, as enacted by Laws of Utah 2001, Chapter 260
             98          48-2c-1207, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2005, Chapter 141
             99          48-2c-1208, as enacted by Laws of Utah 2001, Chapter 260
             100          48-2c-1211, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2005, Chapter 141
             101          48-2c-1306, as enacted by Laws of Utah 2001, Chapter 260
             102          48-2c-1511, as enacted by Laws of Utah 2001, Chapter 260
             103          48-2c-1603, as enacted by Laws of Utah 2001, Chapter 260
             104          48-2c-1604, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2005, Chapter 71
             105          48-2c-1611, as enacted by Laws of Utah 2001, Chapter 260
             106          48-2c-1612, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2005, Chapter 71
             107          48-2c-1614, as enacted by Laws of Utah 2001, Chapter 260
             108      ENACTS:
             109          16-16-101, Utah Code Annotated 1953
             110          16-16-102, Utah Code Annotated 1953
             111          16-16-201, Utah Code Annotated 1953
             112          16-16-202, Utah Code Annotated 1953
             113          16-16-203, Utah Code Annotated 1953


             114          16-16-204, Utah Code Annotated 1953
             115          16-16-205, Utah Code Annotated 1953
             116          16-16-206, Utah Code Annotated 1953
             117          16-16-207, Utah Code Annotated 1953
             118          16-16-208, Utah Code Annotated 1953
             119          16-16-209, Utah Code Annotated 1953
             120          16-16-210, Utah Code Annotated 1953
             121          16-16-301, Utah Code Annotated 1953
             122          16-16-302, Utah Code Annotated 1953
             123          16-16-401, Utah Code Annotated 1953
             124          16-16-402, Utah Code Annotated 1953
             125          16-16-403, Utah Code Annotated 1953
             126          16-16-404, Utah Code Annotated 1953
             127      REPEALS:
             128          16-6a-501, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2002, Chapter 197
             129          16-6a-502, as enacted by Laws of Utah 2000, Chapter 300
             130          16-6a-503, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2002, Chapter 197
             131          16-6a-504, as enacted by Laws of Utah 2000, Chapter 300
             132          16-6a-1508, as enacted by Laws of Utah 2000, Chapter 300
             133          16-6a-1509, as enacted by Laws of Utah 2000, Chapter 300
             134          16-10a-501, as enacted by Laws of Utah 1992, Chapter 277
             135          16-10a-502, as enacted by Laws of Utah 1992, Chapter 277
             136          16-10a-503, as enacted by Laws of Utah 1992, Chapter 277
             137          16-10a-504, as last amended by Laws of Utah 1999, Chapter 220
             138          16-10a-1508, as enacted by Laws of Utah 1992, Chapter 277
             139          16-10a-1509, as enacted by Laws of Utah 1992, Chapter 277
             140          42-2-11, as last amended by Laws of Utah 1992, Chapter 277
             141          48-2a-104, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2005, Chapter 141


             142          48-2a-104.5, as enacted by Laws of Utah 1996, Chapter 41
             143          48-2c-111, as enacted by Laws of Utah 2001, Chapter 260
             144          48-2c-112, as enacted by Laws of Utah 2001, Chapter 260
             145          48-2c-301, as enacted by Laws of Utah 2001, Chapter 260
             146          48-2c-302, as enacted by Laws of Utah 2001, Chapter 260
             147          48-2c-303, as enacted by Laws of Utah 2001, Chapter 260
             148          48-2c-304, as enacted by Laws of Utah 2001, Chapter 260
             149          48-2c-306, as enacted by Laws of Utah 2001, Chapter 260
             150          48-2c-307, as enacted by Laws of Utah 2001, Chapter 260
             151          48-2c-308, as enacted by Laws of Utah 2001, Chapter 260
             152          48-2c-310, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2006, Chapter 127
             153     
             154      Be it enacted by the Legislature of the state of Utah:
             155          Section 1. Section 3-1-44 is amended to read:
             156           3-1-44. Registered office and agent.
             157          (1) An association shall continuously maintain a registered office in this state. The
             158      registered office may be the principal place of business of the association.
             159          (2) (a) An association shall designate a registered agent.
             160          (b) The registered agent may be a person residing in this state, a domestic corporation,
             161      or a foreign corporation authorized to transact business in this state.
             162          (c) The registered agent's address shall be the same as that of the registered office.
             163          (3) (a) An association shall file a statement with the Division of Corporations and
             164      Commercial Code designating or changing its registered office, its registered agent, or both.
             165          (b) The statement in Subsection (3)(a) shall set forth:
             166          (i) the name of the association;
             167          (ii) the address of the association's registered office;
             168          (iii) the name of the association's registered agent and the registered agent's address;
             169      and


             170          (iv) a statement that the designation or change was authorized by a resolution of the
             171      board of directors.
             172          (4) (a) A registered agent of an association may resign by filing with the division a
             173      signed written notice of resignation, including a statement that a signed copy of the notice has
             174      been given to the association at its principal place of business.
             175          (b) The appointment of the agent terminates 30 days after notice is filed with the
             176      division.
             177          (5) Service of process, notice, or any demand upon an association shall be made as
             178      provided in [Section 16-6a-504 ] Title 16, Chapter 16, Model Registered Agents Act.
             179          Section 2. Section 16-6a-102 is amended to read:
             180           16-6a-102. Definitions.
             181          As used in this chapter:
             182          (1) (a) "Address" means a location where mail can be delivered by the United States
             183      Postal Service.
             184          (b) "Address" includes:
             185          (i) a post office box number;
             186          (ii) a rural free delivery route number; and
             187          (iii) a street name and number.
             188          (2) "Affiliate" means a person that directly or indirectly through one or more
             189      intermediaries controls, or is controlled by, or is under common control with, the person
             190      specified.
             191          (3) "Articles of incorporation" include:
             192          (a) amended articles of incorporation;
             193          (b) restated articles of incorporation;
             194          (c) articles of merger; and
             195          (d) a document of a similar import to the documents described in Subsections (3)(a)
             196      through (c).
             197          (4) "Assumed corporate name" means the name assumed for use in this state:


             198          (a) by a:
             199          (i) foreign corporation pursuant to Section 16-10a-1506 ; or
             200          (ii) a foreign nonprofit corporation pursuant to Section 16-6a-1506 ; and
             201          (b) because the corporate name of the foreign corporation described in Subsection
             202      (4)(a) is not available for use in this state.
             203          (5) (a) Except as provided in Subsection (5)(b), "board of directors" means the body
             204      authorized to manage the affairs of the domestic or foreign nonprofit corporation.
             205          (b) Notwithstanding Subsection (5)(a), a person may not be considered a member of the
             206      board of directors because of powers delegated to that person pursuant to Subsection
             207      16-6a-801 (2).
             208          (6) (a) "Bylaws" means the one or more codes of rules, other than the articles of
             209      incorporation, adopted pursuant to this chapter for the regulation or management of the affairs
             210      of the domestic or foreign nonprofit corporation irrespective of the name or names by which the
             211      codes of rules are designated.
             212          (b) "Bylaws" includes:
             213          (i) amended bylaws; and
             214          (ii) restated bylaws.
             215          (7) (a) "Cash" or "money" means:
             216          (i) legal tender;
             217          (ii) a negotiable instrument; or
             218          (iii) other cash equivalent readily convertible into legal tender.
             219          (b) "Cash" and "money" are used interchangeably in this chapter.
             220          (8) (a) "Class" refers to a group of memberships that have the same rights with respect
             221      to voting, dissolution, redemption, transfer, or other characteristics.
             222          (b) For purposes of Subsection (8)(a), rights are considered the same if they are
             223      determined by a formula applied uniformly to a group of memberships.
             224          (9) (a) "Conspicuous" means so written that a reasonable person against whom the
             225      writing is to operate should have noticed the writing.


             226          (b) "Conspicuous" includes printing or typing in:
             227          (i) italics;
             228          (ii) boldface;
             229          (iii) contrasting color;
             230          (iv) capitals; or
             231          (v) underlining.
             232          (10) "Control" or a "controlling interest" means the direct or indirect possession of the
             233      power to direct or cause the direction of the management and policies of an entity by:
             234          (a) the ownership of voting shares;
             235          (b) contract; or
             236          (c) means other than those specified in Subsection (10)(a) or (b).
             237          (11) Subject to Section 16-6a-207 , "cooperative nonprofit corporation" or
             238      "cooperative" means a nonprofit corporation organized or existing under this chapter.
             239          (12) "Corporate name" means:
             240          (a) the name of a domestic corporation as stated in the domestic corporation's articles
             241      of incorporation;
             242          (b) the name of a domestic nonprofit corporation as stated in the domestic nonprofit
             243      corporation's articles of incorporation;
             244          (c) the name of a foreign corporation as stated in the foreign corporation's:
             245          (i) articles of incorporation; or
             246          (ii) document of similar import to articles of incorporation; or
             247          (d) the name of a foreign nonprofit corporation as stated in the foreign nonprofit
             248      corporation's:
             249          (i) articles of incorporation; or
             250          (ii) document of similar import to articles of incorporation.
             251          (13) "Corporation" or "domestic corporation" means a corporation for profit, which is
             252      not a foreign corporation, incorporated under or subject to Chapter 10a, Utah Revised Business
             253      Corporation Act.


             254          (14) "Delegate" means any person elected or appointed to vote in a representative
             255      assembly:
             256          (a) for the election of a director; or
             257          (b) on matters other than the election of a director.
             258          (15) "Deliver" includes delivery by mail and any other means of transmission authorized
             259      by Section 16-6a-103 , except that delivery to the division means actual receipt by the division.
             260          (16) "Director" means a member of the board of directors.
             261          (17) (a) "Distribution" means the payment of a dividend or any part of the income or
             262      profit of a nonprofit corporation to the nonprofit corporation's:
             263          (i) members;
             264          (ii) directors; or
             265          (iii) officers.
             266          (b) "Distribution" does not include fair-value payments for:
             267          (i) goods sold; or
             268          (ii) services received.
             269          (18) "Division" means the Division of Corporations and Commercial Code.
             270          (19) "Effective date," when referring to a document filed by the division, means the
             271      time and date determined in accordance with Section 16-6a-108 .
             272          (20) "Effective date of notice" means the date notice is effective as provided in Section
             273      16-6a-103 .
             274          (21) (a) "Employee" includes an officer of a nonprofit corporation.
             275          (b) (i) Except as provided in Subsection (21)(b)(ii), "employee" does not include a
             276      director of a nonprofit corporation.
             277          (ii) Notwithstanding Subsection (21)(b)(i), a director may accept duties that make that
             278      director an employee of a nonprofit corporation.
             279          (22) "Executive director" means the executive director of the Department of
             280      Commerce.
             281          (23) "Entity" includes:


             282          (a) a domestic or foreign corporation;
             283          (b) a domestic or foreign nonprofit corporation;
             284          (c) a limited liability company;
             285          (d) a profit or nonprofit unincorporated association;
             286          (e) a business trust;
             287          (f) an estate;
             288          (g) a partnership;
             289          (h) a trust;
             290          (i) two or more persons having a joint or common economic interest;
             291          (j) a state;
             292          (k) the United States; or
             293          (l) a foreign government.
             294          (24) "Foreign corporation" means a corporation for profit incorporated under a law
             295      other than the laws of this state.
             296          (25) "Foreign nonprofit corporation" means an entity:
             297          (a) incorporated under a law other than the laws of this state; and
             298          (b) that would be a nonprofit corporation if formed under the laws of this state.
             299          (26) "Governmental subdivision" means:
             300          (a) a county;
             301          (b) a city;
             302          (c) a town; or
             303          (d) any other type of governmental subdivision authorized by the laws of this state.
             304          (27) "Individual" means:
             305          (a) a natural person;
             306          (b) the estate of an incompetent individual; or
             307          (c) the estate of a deceased individual.
             308          (28) "Internal Revenue Code" means the federal "Internal Revenue Code of 1986," as
             309      amended from time to time, or to corresponding provisions of subsequent internal revenue laws


             310      of the United States of America.
             311          (29) (a) "Mail," "mailed," or "mailing" means deposit, deposited, or depositing in the
             312      United States mail, properly addressed, first-class postage prepaid.
             313          (b) "Mail," "mailed," or "mailing" includes registered or certified mail for which the
             314      proper fee has been paid.
             315          (30) (a) "Member" means one or more persons identified or otherwise appointed as a
             316      member of a domestic or foreign nonprofit corporation as provided:
             317          (i) in the articles of incorporation;
             318          (ii) in the bylaws;
             319          (iii) by a resolution of the board of directors; or
             320          (iv) by a resolution of the members of the nonprofit corporation.
             321          (b) "Member" includes "voting member."
             322          (31) "Membership" refers to the rights and obligations of a member or members.
             323          (32) "Mutual benefit corporation" means a nonprofit corporation:
             324          (a) that issues shares of stock to its members evidencing a right to receive distribution
             325      of water or otherwise representing property rights; or
             326          (b) all of whose assets are contributed or acquired by or for the members of the
             327      nonprofit corporation or their predecessors in interest to serve the mutual purposes of the
             328      members.
             329          (33) "Nonprofit corporation" or "domestic nonprofit corporation" means an entity,
             330      which is not a foreign nonprofit corporation, incorporated under or subject to the provisions of
             331      this chapter.
             332          (34) "Notice" is as provided in Section 16-6a-103 .
             333          (35) "Party related to a director" means:
             334          (a) the spouse of the director;
             335          (b) a child of the director;
             336          (c) a grandchild of the director;
             337          (d) a sibling of the director;


             338          (e) a parent of the director;
             339          (f) the spouse of an individual described in Subsections (35)(b) through (e);
             340          (g) an individual having the same home as the director;
             341          (h) a trust or estate of which the director or any other individual specified in this
             342      Subsection (35) is a substantial beneficiary; or
             343          (i) any of the following of which the director is a fiduciary:
             344          (i) a trust;
             345          (ii) an estate;
             346          (iii) an incompetent;
             347          (iv) a conservatee; or
             348          (v) a minor.
             349          (36) "Person" means an:
             350          (a) individual; or
             351          (b) entity.
             352          (37) "Principal office" means:
             353          (a) the office, in or out of this state, designated by a domestic or foreign nonprofit
             354      corporation as its principal office in the most recent document on file with the division
             355      providing that information, including:
             356          (i) an annual report;
             357          (ii) an application for a certificate of authority; or
             358          (iii) a notice of change of principal office; or
             359          (b) if no principal office can be determined, a domestic or foreign nonprofit
             360      corporation's registered office.
             361          (38) "Proceeding" includes:
             362          (a) a civil suit;
             363          (b) arbitration;
             364          (c) mediation;
             365          (d) a criminal action;


             366          (e) an administrative action; or
             367          (f) an investigatory action.
             368          (39) "Receive," when used in reference to receipt of a writing or other document by a
             369      domestic or foreign nonprofit corporation, means the writing or other document is actually
             370      received:
             371          (a) by the domestic or foreign nonprofit corporation at:
             372          (i) its registered office in this state; or
             373          (ii) its principal office;
             374          (b) by the secretary of the domestic or foreign nonprofit corporation, wherever the
             375      secretary is found; or
             376          (c) by any other person authorized by the bylaws or the board of directors to receive the
             377      writing or other document, wherever that person is found.
             378          (40) (a) "Record date" means the date established under Part 6, Members or 7, Member
             379      Meetings and Voting on which a nonprofit corporation determines the identity of the nonprofit
             380      corporation's members.
             381          (b) The determination described in Subsection (40)(a) shall be made as of the close of
             382      business on the record date unless another time for doing so is specified when the record date is
             383      fixed.
             384          (41) "Registered agent" means the registered agent of:
             385          (a) a domestic nonprofit corporation [required to be maintained pursuant to Subsection
             386      16-6a-501 (1)(b)]; or
             387          (b) a foreign nonprofit corporation [required to be maintained pursuant to Subsection
             388      16-6a-1508 (1)(b)].
             389          (42) "Registered office" means the office within this state designated by a domestic or
             390      foreign nonprofit corporation as its registered office in the most recent document on file with
             391      the division providing that information, including:
             392          (a) articles of incorporation;
             393          (b) an application for a certificate of authority; or


             394          (c) a notice of change of registered office.
             395          (43) "Secretary" means the corporate officer to whom the bylaws or the board of
             396      directors has delegated responsibility under Subsection 16-6a-818 (3) for:
             397          (a) the preparation and maintenance of:
             398          (i) minutes of the meetings of:
             399          (A) the board of directors; or
             400          (B) the members; and
             401          (ii) the other records and information required to be kept by the nonprofit corporation
             402      pursuant to Section 16-6a-1601 ; and
             403          (b) authenticating records of the nonprofit corporation.
             404          (44) "Shareholder" means the person in whose name a share is registered in the records
             405      of a nonprofit corporation.
             406          (45) "Share" means a unit of interest in a nonprofit corporation.
             407          (46) "State," when referring to a part of the United States, includes:
             408          (a) a state;
             409          (b) a commonwealth;
             410          (c) the District of Columbia;
             411          (d) an agency or governmental and political subdivision of a state, commonwealth, or
             412      District of Columbia;
             413          (e) territory or insular possession of the United States; or
             414          (f) an agency or governmental and political subdivision of a territory or insular
             415      possession of the United States.
             416          (47) "Street address" means:
             417          (a) (i) street name and number;
             418          (ii) city or town; and
             419          (iii) United States post office zip code designation; or
             420          (b) if, by reason of rural location or otherwise, a street name, number, city, or town
             421      does not exist, an appropriate description other than that described in Subsection (47)(a) fixing


             422      as nearly as possible the actual physical location but only if the information includes:
             423          (i) the rural free delivery route;
             424          (ii) the county; and
             425          (iii) the United States post office zip code designation.
             426          (48) "United States" includes any district, authority, office, bureau, commission,
             427      department, and any other agency of the United States of America.
             428          (49) "Vote" includes authorization by:
             429          (a) written ballot; and
             430          (b) written consent.
             431          (50) (a) "Voting group" means all the members of one or more classes of members or
             432      directors that, under this chapter, the articles of incorporation, or the bylaws, are entitled to
             433      vote and be counted together collectively on a matter.
             434          (b) All members or directors entitled by this chapter, the articles of incorporation, or the
             435      bylaws to vote generally on a matter are for that purpose a single voting group.
             436          (51) (a) "Voting member" means a person entitled to vote for all matters required or
             437      permitted under this chapter to be submitted to a vote of the members, except as otherwise
             438      provided in the articles of incorporation or bylaws.
             439          (b) A person is not a voting member solely because of:
             440          (i) a right the person has as a delegate;
             441          (ii) a right the person has to designate a director; or
             442          (iii) a right the person has as a director.
             443          (c) Except as the bylaws may otherwise provide, "voting member" includes a
             444      "shareholder" if the nonprofit corporation has shareholders.
             445          Section 3. Section 16-6a-105 is amended to read:
             446           16-6a-105. Filing requirements.
             447          (1) To be entitled to filing by the division, a document shall satisfy the requirements of:
             448          (a) this section; and
             449          (b) any other section of this chapter that adds to or varies the requirements of this


             450      section.
             451          (2) This chapter shall require or permit filing the document with the division.
             452          (3) (a) A document shall contain the information required by this chapter.
             453          (b) In addition to the document information required by this chapter, a document may
             454      contain other information.
             455          (4) A document shall be:
             456          (a) typewritten; or
             457          (b) machine printed.
             458          (5) (a) A document shall be in the English language.
             459          (b) A corporate name need not be in English if written in:
             460          (i) English letters; or
             461          (ii) Arabic or Roman numerals.
             462          (c) Notwithstanding Subsection (5)(a), a certificate of existence required of a foreign
             463      nonprofit corporation need not be in English if accompanied by a reasonably authenticated
             464      English translation.
             465          (6) (a) A document shall be:
             466          (i) executed by a person in Subsection (6)(b); or
             467          (ii) a true copy made by photographic, xerographic, electronic, or other process that
             468      provides similar copy accuracy of a document that has been executed by a person listed in
             469      Subsection (6)(b).
             470          (b) A document shall be executed by:
             471          (i) the chair of the board of directors of a domestic or foreign nonprofit corporation;
             472          (ii) all of the directors of a domestic or foreign nonprofit corporation;
             473          (iii) an officer of the domestic or foreign nonprofit corporation;
             474          (iv) if directors have not been selected or the domestic or foreign nonprofit corporation
             475      has not been formed, an incorporator;
             476          (v) if the domestic or foreign nonprofit corporation is in the hands of a receiver, trustee,
             477      or other court-appointed fiduciary, that receiver, trustee, or court-appointed fiduciary;


             478          (vi) if the document is that of a registered agent:
             479          (A) the registered agent, if the person is an individual; or
             480          (B) a person authorized by the registered agent to execute the document, if the
             481      registered agent is an entity; or
             482          (vii) an attorney in fact if a nonprofit corporation retains the power of attorney with the
             483      nonprofit corporation's records.
             484          (7) A document shall state beneath or opposite the signature of the person executing
             485      the document:
             486          (a) the signer's name; and
             487          (b) the capacity in which the document is signed.
             488          (8) A document may contain:
             489          (a) the corporate seal;
             490          (b) an attestation by the secretary or an assistant secretary; or
             491          (c) an acknowledgment, verification, or proof.
             492          (9) The signature of each person signing a document, whether or not the document
             493      contains an acknowledgment, verification, or proof permitted by Subsection (8), constitutes the
             494      affirmation or acknowledgment of the person, under penalties of perjury, that:
             495          (a) the document is:
             496          (i) the person's act and deed; or
             497          (ii) the act and deed of the entity on behalf of which the document is executed; and
             498          (b) the facts stated in the document are true.
             499          (10) If the division has prescribed a mandatory form or cover sheet for the document
             500      under Section 16-6a-106 , a document shall be:
             501          (a) in or on the prescribed form; or
             502          (b) have the required cover sheet.
             503          (11) A document shall be:
             504          (a) delivered to the division for filing; and
             505          (b) accompanied by:


             506          (i) one exact or conformed copy, except as provided in [Sections 16-6a-503 and]
             507      Section 16-6a-1510 ;
             508          (ii) the correct filing fee; and
             509          (iii) any franchise tax, license fee, or penalty required by this chapter or other law.
             510          (12) Except with respect to [filings] a filing pursuant to Section [ 16-6a-503 or]
             511      16-6a-1510 , a document shall state, or be accompanied by a writing stating, the address to
             512      which the division may send a copy upon completion of the filing.
             513          Section 4. Section 16-6a-110 is amended to read:
             514           16-6a-110. Filing duty of division.
             515          (1) If a document delivered to the division for filing satisfies the requirements of
             516      Section 16-6a-105 , the division shall file the document.
             517          (2) (a) The division files a document by stamping or otherwise endorsing "Filed"
             518      together with the name of the division and the date and time of acceptance for filing on both the
             519      document and the accompanying copy.
             520          (b) After filing a document, except as provided in Sections [ 16-6a-503 ,] 16-6a-1510 [,]
             521      and 16-6a-1608 , the division shall deliver the accompanying copy, with the receipt for any filing
             522      fees:
             523          (i) (A) to the domestic or foreign nonprofit corporation for which the filing is made; or
             524          (B) to the representative of the domestic or foreign nonprofit corporation for which the
             525      filing is made; and
             526          (ii) at the address:
             527          (A) indicated on the filing; or
             528          (B) that the division determines to be appropriate.
             529          (3) If the division refuses to file a document, the division within ten days after the day
             530      the document is delivered to the division shall return to the person requesting the filing:
             531          (a) the document; and
             532          (b) a written notice providing a brief explanation of the reason for the refusal to file.
             533          (4) (a) The division's duty to file a document under this section is ministerial.


             534          (b) Except as otherwise specifically provided in this chapter, the division's filing or
             535      refusal to file a document does not:
             536          (i) affect the validity or invalidity of the document in whole or in part;
             537          (ii) relate to the correctness or incorrectness of information contained in the document;
             538      or
             539          (iii) create a presumption that:
             540          (A) the document is valid or invalid; or
             541          (B) information contained in the document is correct or incorrect.
             542          Section 5. Section 16-6a-202 is amended to read:
             543           16-6a-202. Articles of incorporation.
             544          (1) The articles of incorporation shall set forth:
             545          (a) one or more purposes for which the nonprofit corporation is organized;
             546          (b) a corporate name for the nonprofit corporation that satisfies the requirements of
             547      Section 16-6a-401 ;
             548          (c) the [street address of the nonprofit corporation's initial registered office] information
             549      required by Subsection 16-16-203 (1);
             550          [(d) the name and signature of its initial registered agent at the office listed in
             551      Subsection (1)(c), which registered agent shall meet the requirements of Section 16-6a-501 ;]
             552          [(e)] (d) the name and address of each incorporator;
             553          [(f)] (e) whether or not the nonprofit corporation will have voting members;
             554          [(g)] (f) if the nonprofit corporation is to issue shares of stock evidencing membership
             555      in the nonprofit corporation or interests in water or other property rights:
             556          (i) the aggregate number of shares that the nonprofit corporation has authority to issue;
             557      and
             558          (ii) if the shares are to be divided into classes:
             559          (A) the number of shares of each class;
             560          (B) the designation of each class; and
             561          (C) a statement of the preferences, limitations, and relative rights of the shares of each


             562      class; and
             563          [(h)] (g) provisions not inconsistent with law regarding the distribution of assets on
             564      dissolution.
             565          (2) The articles of incorporation may but need not set forth:
             566          (a) the names and addresses of the individuals who are to serve as the initial directors;
             567          (b) provisions not inconsistent with law regarding:
             568          (i) managing the business and regulating the affairs of the nonprofit corporation;
             569          (ii) defining, limiting, and regulating the powers of:
             570          (A) the nonprofit corporation;
             571          (B) the board of directors of the nonprofit corporation; and
             572          (C) the members of the nonprofit corporation or any class of members;
             573          (iii) whether cumulative voting will be permitted; and
             574          (iv) the characteristics, qualifications, rights, limitations, and obligations attaching to
             575      each or any class of members; and
             576          (c) any provision that under this chapter is permitted to be in the articles of
             577      incorporation or required or permitted to be set forth in the bylaws, including elective
             578      provisions that in accordance with this chapter shall be included in the articles of incorporation
             579      to be effective.
             580          (3) (a) It is sufficient under Subsection (1)(a) to state, either alone or with other
             581      purposes, that the purpose of the nonprofit corporation is to engage in any lawful act for which
             582      a nonprofit corporation may be organized under this chapter.
             583          (b) If the articles of incorporation include the statement described in Subsection (3)(a),
             584      all lawful acts and activities shall be within the purposes of the nonprofit corporation, except for
             585      express limitations, if any.
             586          (4) The articles of incorporation need not set forth any corporate power enumerated in
             587      this chapter.
             588          (5) The articles of incorporation shall:
             589          (a) be signed by each incorporator; and


             590          (b) meet the filing requirements of Section 16-6a-105 .
             591          (6) The appointment of the registered agent shall be signed by the registered agent on:
             592          (a) the articles of incorporation; or
             593          (b) an acknowledgment attached to the articles of incorporation.
             594          (7) (a) If this chapter conditions any matter upon the presence of a provision in the
             595      bylaws, the condition is satisfied if the provision is present either in:
             596          (i) the articles of incorporation; or
             597          (ii) the bylaws.
             598          (b) If this chapter conditions any matter upon the absence of a provision in the bylaws,
             599      the condition is satisfied only if the provision is absent from both:
             600          (i) the articles of incorporation; and
             601          (ii) the bylaws.
             602          Section 6. Section 16-6a-703 is amended to read:
             603           16-6a-703. Court-ordered meeting.
             604          (1) (a) Upon an application described in Subsection (1)(b) the holding of a meeting of
             605      the members may be summarily ordered by:
             606          (i) the district court of the county in this state where the nonprofit corporation's
             607      principal office is located; or
             608          (ii) if the nonprofit corporation has no principal office in this state[: (A) by the district
             609      court of the county in which its registered office is located; or (B) if the nonprofit corporation
             610      has no registered office, by], the district court in and for Salt Lake County.
             611          (b) Subsection (1)(a) applies to an application by:
             612          (i) any voting member entitled to participate in an annual meeting if an annual meeting
             613      was required to be held and was not held within 15 months after:
             614          (A) the corporation's last annual meeting; or
             615          (B) if there has been no annual meeting, the date of incorporation; or
             616          (ii) any person who participated in a call of or demand for a special meeting effective
             617      under Subsection 16-6a-702 (1), if:


             618          (A) notice of the special meeting was not given within 30 days after:
             619          (I) the date of the call; or
             620          (II) the date the last of the demands necessary to require the calling of the meeting was
             621      received by the nonprofit corporation pursuant to Subsection 16-6a-702 (1)(b); or
             622          (B) the special meeting was not held in accordance with the notice.
             623          (2) A court that orders a meeting under Subsection (1) may:
             624          (a) fix the time and place of the meeting;
             625          (b) determine the members entitled to participate in the meeting;
             626          (c) specify a record date for determining members entitled to notice of and to vote at
             627      the meeting;
             628          (d) prescribe the form and content of the notice of the meeting;
             629          (e) (i) fix the quorum required for specific matters to be considered at the meeting; or
             630          (ii) direct that the votes represented at the meeting constitute a quorum for action on
             631      the specific matters to be considered at the meeting; and
             632          (f) enter other orders necessary or appropriate to accomplish the holding of the
             633      meeting.
             634          Section 7. Section 16-6a-710 is amended to read:
             635           16-6a-710. Members' list for meeting and action by written ballot.
             636          (1) (a) Unless otherwise provided by the bylaws, after fixing a record date for a notice
             637      of a meeting or for determining the members entitled to take action by written ballot, a
             638      nonprofit corporation shall prepare a list of the names of all its members who are:
             639          (i) (A) entitled to notice of the meeting; and
             640          (B) to vote at the meeting; or
             641          (ii) to take the action by written ballot.
             642          (b) The list required by Subsection (1) shall:
             643          (i) be arranged by voting group;
             644          (ii) be alphabetical within each voting group;
             645          (iii) show the address of each member entitled to notice of, and to vote at, the meeting


             646      or to take such action by written ballot; and
             647          (iv) show the number of votes each member is entitled to vote at the meeting or by
             648      written ballot.
             649          (2) (a) If prepared in connection with a meeting of the members, the members' list
             650      required by Subsection (1) shall be available for inspection by any member entitled to vote at the
             651      meeting:
             652          (i) (A) beginning the earlier of:
             653          (I) ten days before the meeting for which the list was prepared; or
             654          (II) two business days after notice of the meeting is given; and
             655          (B) continuing through the meeting, and any adjournment of the meeting; and
             656          (ii) (A) at the nonprofit corporation's principal office; or
             657          (B) at a place identified in the notice of the meeting in the city where the meeting will
             658      be held.
             659          (b) (i) The nonprofit corporation shall make the members' list required by Subsection
             660      (1) available at the meeting.
             661          (ii) Any member entitled to vote at the meeting or an agent or attorney of a member
             662      entitled to vote at the meeting is entitled to inspect the members' list at any time during the
             663      meeting or any adjournment.
             664          (c) A member entitled to vote at the meeting, or an agent or attorney of a member
             665      entitled to vote at the meeting, is entitled on written demand to inspect and, subject to
             666      Subsection 16-6a-1602 (3) and Subsections 16-6a-1603 (2) and (3), to copy a members' list
             667      required by Subsection (1):
             668          (i) during:
             669          (A) regular business hours; and
             670          (B) the period it is available for inspection; and
             671          (ii) at the member's expense.
             672          (3) (a) On application of a member of a nonprofit corporation, the applicable district
             673      court may take an action described in Subsection (3)(b) if the nonprofit corporation refuses to


             674      allow a member entitled to vote at the meeting or by the written ballot, or an agent or attorney
             675      of a member entitled to vote at the meeting or by the written ballot, to inspect or copy the
             676      members' list during the period it is required to be available for inspection under Subsection (2).
             677          (b) Under Subsection (3)(a), the applicable court may:
             678          (i) summarily order the inspection or copying of the members' list at the nonprofit
             679      corporation's expense; and
             680          (ii) until the inspection or copying is complete:
             681          (A) postpone or adjourn the meeting for which the members' list was prepared; or
             682          (B) postpone the time when the nonprofit corporation must receive written ballots in
             683      connection with which the members' list was prepared.
             684          (c) For purposes of this Subsection (3), the applicable court is:
             685          (i) the district court of the county in this state where the nonprofit corporation's
             686      principal office is located; or
             687          (ii) if the nonprofit corporation has no principal office in this state[: (A) the district
             688      court of the county where its registered office is located; or (B) if the nonprofit corporation has
             689      no registered office in this state], the district court in and for Salt Lake County.
             690          (4) If a court orders inspection or copying of a members' list pursuant to Subsection
             691      (3), unless the nonprofit corporation proves that it refused inspection or copying of the list in
             692      good faith because it had a reasonable basis for doubt about the right of the member or the
             693      agent or attorney of the member to inspect or copy the members' list:
             694          (a) the court shall order the nonprofit corporation to pay the member's costs, including
             695      reasonable counsel fees, incurred in obtaining the order;
             696          (b) the court may order the nonprofit corporation to pay the member for any damages
             697      the member incurred; and
             698          (c) the court may grant the member any other remedy afforded the member by law.
             699          (5) If a court orders inspection or copying of a members' list pursuant to Subsection
             700      (3), the court may impose reasonable restrictions on the use or distribution of the list by the
             701      member.


             702          (6) Failure to prepare or make available the members' list does not affect the validity of
             703      action taken at the meeting or by means of the written ballot.
             704          Section 8. Section 16-6a-1002 is amended to read:
             705           16-6a-1002. Amendment of articles of incorporation by board of directors or
             706      incorporators.
             707          (1) Unless otherwise provided in the articles of incorporation, the board of directors
             708      may adopt, without member approval, one or more amendments to the articles of incorporation
             709      to:
             710          (a) delete the names and addresses of the initial directors;
             711          (b) [delete the name and address of the initial registered agent or registered office, if a
             712      statement of change is on file with the division] change the information required by Subsection
             713      16-16-203 (1), but an amendment is not required to change the information;
             714          (c) change the corporate name by:
             715          (i) substituting the word "corporation," "incorporated," "company," "limited," or an
             716      abbreviation of any such word for a similar word or abbreviation in the name; or
             717          (ii) adding, deleting, or changing a geographical attribution; or
             718          (d) make any other change expressly permitted by this chapter to be made without
             719      member action.
             720          (2) The board of directors may adopt, without member action, one or more
             721      amendments to the articles of incorporation to change the corporate name, if necessary, in
             722      connection with the reinstatement of a nonprofit corporation pursuant to Section 16-6a-1412 .
             723          (3) (a) Subject to any approval required pursuant to Section 16-6a-1013 , if a nonprofit
             724      corporation has no members, no members entitled to vote on amendments, or no members yet
             725      admitted to membership, one or more amendments to the nonprofit corporation's articles of
             726      incorporation may be adopted by:
             727          (i) its incorporators until directors have been chosen; or
             728          (ii) its directors after the directors have been chosen.
             729          (b) A nonprofit corporation described in Subsection (3)(a) shall provide notice of any


             730      meeting at which an amendment is to be voted upon.
             731          (c) The notice required by Subsection (3)(b) shall:
             732          (i) be in accordance with Section 16-6a-814 ;
             733          (ii) state that the purpose, or one of the purposes, of the meeting is to consider a
             734      proposed amendment to the articles of incorporation; and
             735          (iii) (A) contain or be accompanied by a copy or summary of the amendment; or
             736          (B) state the general nature of the amendment.
             737          (d) An amendment described in Subsection (3)(a) shall be approved:
             738          (i) by a majority of the incorporators, until directors have been chosen; or
             739          (ii) after directors are chosen by a majority of the directors in office at the time the
             740      amendment is adopted.
             741          Section 9. Section 16-6a-1105 is amended to read:
             742           16-6a-1105. Merger with foreign nonprofit corporation.
             743          (1) One or more domestic nonprofit corporations may merge with one or more foreign
             744      nonprofit corporations if:
             745          (a) the merger is permitted by the law of the state or country under whose law each
             746      foreign nonprofit corporation is incorporated;
             747          (b) each foreign nonprofit corporation complies with the provisions of the law described
             748      in Subsection (1)(a) in effecting the merger;
             749          (c) if the foreign nonprofit corporation is the surviving nonprofit corporation of the
             750      merger, the foreign nonprofit corporation:
             751          (i) complies with Section 16-6a-1103 ; and
             752          (ii) in addition to the information required by Section 16-6a-1103 , provides the address
             753      of its principal office; and
             754          (d) each domestic nonprofit corporation complies with:
             755          (i) the applicable provisions of Sections 16-6a-1101 and 16-6a-1102 ; and
             756          (ii) if it is the surviving nonprofit corporation of the merger, with Section 16-6a-1103 .
             757          (2) Upon the merger taking effect, a surviving foreign nonprofit corporation of a


             758      merger [shall:] may be served with process in any proceeding brought against it as provided in
             759      Section 16-16-301 .
             760          [(a) (i) maintain a registered agent to accept service in any proceeding based on a cause
             761      of action arising with respect to any domestic nonprofit corporation that is merged into the
             762      foreign nonprofit corporation; or]
             763          [(ii) be considered to have authorized service of process on it in connection with any
             764      proceeding described in Subsection (2)(a)(i) by registered or certified mail, return receipt
             765      requested, to the address of its principal office as:]
             766          [(A) set forth in the articles of merger; or]
             767          [(B) as last changed in a notice delivered to the division; and]
             768          [(b) shall comply with this chapter if it is to conduct affairs in this state.]
             769          (3) Service effected pursuant to Subsection (2)[(a)(ii)] is perfected at the earliest of:
             770          (a) the date the foreign nonprofit corporation receives the process, notice, or demand;
             771          (b) the date shown on the return receipt, if signed on behalf of the foreign nonprofit
             772      corporation; or
             773          (c) five days after mailing.
             774          (4) Subsection (2) does not prescribe the only means, or necessarily the required means,
             775      of serving a surviving foreign nonprofit corporation of a merger.
             776          Section 10. Section 16-6a-1407 is amended to read:
             777           16-6a-1407. Disposition of claims by publication.
             778          (1) A dissolved nonprofit corporation may publish notice of its dissolution and request
             779      that persons with claims against the nonprofit corporation present them in accordance with the
             780      notice.
             781          (2) The notice described in Subsection (1) shall:
             782          (a) be published one time in a newspaper of general circulation in:
             783          (i) the county where:
             784          [(i)] (A) the dissolved nonprofit corporation's principal office is located; [or]
             785          [(ii)] (B) if the dissolved nonprofit corporation has no principal office in this state, its


             786      registered office is or was last located; or
             787          (ii) if neither Subsection (2)(a)(i)(A) or (B) apply, Salt Lake County;
             788          (b) describe the information that shall be included in a claim;
             789          (c) provide an address at which any claim shall be given to the nonprofit corporation;
             790      and
             791          (d) state that unless sooner barred by any other statute limiting actions, a claim will be
             792      barred if an action to enforce the claim is not commenced within three years after publication of
             793      the notice.
             794          (3) If the dissolved nonprofit corporation publishes a newspaper notice in accordance
             795      with Subsection (2), then unless sooner barred under Section 16-6a-1406 or under any other
             796      statute limiting actions, the claim of any claimant against the dissolved nonprofit corporation is
             797      barred unless the claimant commences an action to enforce the claim against the dissolved
             798      nonprofit corporation within three years after the publication date of the notice.
             799          (4) For purposes of this section:
             800          (a) "claim" means any claim, including claims of this state, whether:
             801          (i) known;
             802          (ii) due or to become due;
             803          (iii) absolute or contingent;
             804          (iv) liquidated or unliquidated;
             805          (v) founded on contract, tort, or other legal basis; or
             806          (vi) otherwise; and
             807          (b) an action to enforce a claim includes:
             808          (i) any civil action; and
             809          (ii) any arbitration under any agreement for binding arbitration between the dissolved
             810      nonprofit corporation and the claimant.
             811          Section 11. Section 16-6a-1410 is amended to read:
             812           16-6a-1410. Grounds for administrative dissolution.
             813          The division may commence a proceeding under Section 16-6a-1411 for administrative


             814      dissolution of a nonprofit corporation if:
             815          (1) the nonprofit corporation does not pay when they are due any taxes, fees, or
             816      penalties imposed by this chapter or other applicable laws of this state;
             817          (2) the nonprofit corporation does not deliver its annual report to the division when it is
             818      due;
             819          (3) the nonprofit corporation is without[: (a)] a registered agent[; or (b) a registered
             820      office]; or
             821          (4) the nonprofit corporation does not give notice to the division that:
             822          (a) its registered agent [or registered office] has been changed;
             823          (b) its registered agent has resigned; or
             824          [(c) its registered office has been discontinued; or]
             825          [(d)] (c) the nonprofit corporation's period of duration stated in its articles of
             826      incorporation expires.
             827          Section 12. Section 16-6a-1415 is amended to read:
             828           16-6a-1415. Procedure for judicial dissolution.
             829          (1) (a) A proceeding by the attorney general or director of the division to dissolve a
             830      nonprofit corporation shall be brought in:
             831          (i) the district court of the county in this state where the nonprofit corporation's
             832      principal office [or registered office] is located; or
             833          (ii) if the nonprofit corporation has no principal [or registered] office in this state, in the
             834      district court in and for Salt Lake County.
             835          (b) A proceeding brought by a party that is not listed in Subsection (1)(a) but is named
             836      in Section 16-6a-1414 shall be brought in:
             837          (i) the district court of the county in this state where the nonprofit corporation's
             838      principal office is located; or
             839          (ii) if it has no principal office in this state, in the district court of [the county where its
             840      registered office is or was last located] Salt Lake County.
             841          (2) It is not necessary to make directors or members parties to a proceeding to dissolve


             842      a nonprofit corporation unless relief is sought against the directors or members individually.
             843          (3) A court in a proceeding brought to dissolve a nonprofit corporation may:
             844          (a) issue injunctions;
             845          (b) appoint a receiver or custodian pendente lite with all powers and duties the court
             846      directs; or
             847          (c) take other action required to preserve the corporate assets wherever located, and
             848      carry on the activities of the nonprofit corporation until a full hearing can be held.
             849          Section 13. Section 16-6a-1503 is amended to read:
             850           16-6a-1503. Application for authority to conduct affairs.
             851          (1) A foreign nonprofit corporation may apply for authority to conduct affairs in this
             852      state by delivering to the division for filing an application for authority to conduct affairs setting
             853      forth:
             854          (a) its corporate name and its assumed corporate name, if any;
             855          (b) the name of the state or country under whose law it is incorporated;
             856          (c) its date of incorporation;
             857          (d) its period of duration;
             858          (e) the street address of its principal office;
             859          (f) the [address of its registered office] information required by Subsection
             860      16-16-203 (1);
             861          [(g) the name of its registered agent at the office listed in Subsection (1)(f);]
             862          [(h)] (g) the names and usual business addresses of its current directors and officers;
             863          [(i)] (h) the date it commenced or expects to commence conducting affairs in this state;
             864      and
             865          [(j)] (i) such additional information as the division determines is necessary or
             866      appropriate to determine whether the application for authority to conduct affairs should be filed.
             867          (2) With the completed application required by Subsection (1) the foreign nonprofit
             868      corporation shall deliver to the division for a certificate of existence, or a document of similar
             869      import that is:


             870          (a) authenticated by the division or other official having custody of corporate records in
             871      the state or country under whose law it is incorporated; and
             872          (b) dated within 90 days before the filing of the application for authority to conduct
             873      affairs.
             874          (3) The foreign nonprofit corporation shall include in the application for authority to
             875      conduct affairs, or in an accompanying document, written consent to appointment by its
             876      designated registered agent.
             877          Section 14. Section 16-6a-1504 is amended to read:
             878           16-6a-1504. Amended application for authority to conduct affairs.
             879          (1) A foreign nonprofit corporation authorized to conduct affairs in this state shall
             880      deliver an amended application for authority to conduct affairs to the division for filing if the
             881      foreign nonprofit corporation changes:
             882          (a) its corporate name;
             883          (b) its assumed corporate name;
             884          (c) the period of its duration; [or]
             885          (d) the state or country of its incorporation[.]; or
             886          (e) any of the information required by Subsection 16-16-203 (1).
             887          (2) The requirements of Section 16-6a-1503 for filing an original application for
             888      authority to conduct affairs apply to filing an amended application for authority to conduct
             889      affairs under this section.
             890          Section 15. Section 16-6a-1514 is amended to read:
             891           16-6a-1514. Service on withdrawn foreign nonprofit corporation.
             892          (1) A foreign nonprofit corporation that has withdrawn from this state pursuant to
             893      Section 16-6a-1513 shall:
             894          (a) maintain a registered agent in this state to accept service on its behalf in any
             895      proceeding based on a cause of action arising during the time it was authorized to conduct
             896      affairs in this state, in which case[: (i)] the continued authority of the registered agent shall be
             897      specified in the application for withdrawal; [and] or


             898          [(ii) any change shall be governed by the procedure set forth in Section 16-6a-1509
             899      which applies to foreign nonprofit corporations authorized to conduct affairs in this state; or]
             900          (b) be considered to have authorized service of process on it in connection with any
             901      cause of action by registered or certified mail, return receipt requested, to:
             902          (i) the address of its principal office, if any:
             903          (A) set forth in its application for withdrawal; or
             904          (B) as last changed by notice delivered to the division for filing; or
             905          (ii) the address for service of process:
             906          (A) that is stated in its application for withdrawal; or
             907          (B) as last changed by notice delivered to the division for filing.
             908          (2) Service effected pursuant to Subsection (1)(b) is perfected at the earliest of:
             909          (a) the date the withdrawn foreign nonprofit corporation receives the process, notice, or
             910      demand;
             911          (b) the date shown on the return receipt, if signed on behalf of the withdrawn foreign
             912      nonprofit corporation; or
             913          (c) five days after mailing.
             914          (3) Subsection (1) does not prescribe the only means, or necessarily the required means,
             915      of serving a withdrawn foreign nonprofit corporation.
             916          Section 16. Section 16-6a-1515 is amended to read:
             917           16-6a-1515. Grounds for revocation.
             918          The division may commence a proceeding under Section 16-6a-1516 to revoke the
             919      authority of a foreign nonprofit corporation to conduct affairs in this state if:
             920          (1) the foreign nonprofit corporation does not deliver its annual report to the division
             921      when it is due;
             922          (2) the foreign nonprofit corporation does not pay when they are due any taxes, fees, or
             923      penalties imposed by this chapter or other applicable laws of this state;
             924          (3) the foreign nonprofit corporation is without a registered agent [or registered office]
             925      in this state;


             926          (4) the foreign nonprofit corporation does not inform the division [under Section
             927      16-6a-1509 or 16-6a-1510 ] by an appropriate filing, within 30 days of the change or
             928      resignation, that:
             929          (a) its registered agent [or registered office] has changed; or
             930          (b) its registered agent has resigned; [or]
             931          [(c) its registered office has been discontinued;]
             932          (5) an incorporator, director, officer, or agent of the foreign nonprofit corporation signs
             933      a document knowing it is false in any material respect with intent that the document be delivered
             934      to the division for filing; or
             935          (6) the division receives a duly authenticated certificate from the division or other
             936      official having custody of corporate records in the state or country under whose law the foreign
             937      nonprofit corporation is incorporated stating that the foreign nonprofit corporation has
             938      dissolved or disappeared as the result of a merger.
             939          Section 17. Section 16-6a-1604 is amended to read:
             940           16-6a-1604. Court-ordered inspection of corporate records.
             941          (1) (a) A director or member may petition the applicable court if:
             942          (i) a nonprofit corporation refuses to allow a director or member, or the director's or
             943      member's agent or attorney, to inspect or copy any records that the director or member is
             944      entitled to inspect or copy under Subsection 16-6a-1602 (1); and
             945          (ii) the director or member complies with Subsection 16-6a-1602 (1).
             946          (b) If petitioned under Subsection (1)(a), the court may summarily order the inspection
             947      or copying of the records demanded at the nonprofit corporation's expense on an expedited
             948      basis.
             949          (2) (a) A director or member may petition the applicable court if:
             950          (i) a nonprofit corporation refuses to allow a director or member, or the director's or
             951      member's agent or attorney, to inspect or copy any records that the director or member is
             952      entitled to inspect or copy pursuant to Subsections 16-6a-1602 (2) and (3) within a reasonable
             953      time following the director's or member's demand; and


             954          (ii) the director or member complies with Subsections 16-6a-1602 (2) and (3).
             955          (b) If the court is petitioned under Subsection (2)(a), the court may summarily order the
             956      inspection or copying of the records demanded.
             957          (3) If a court orders inspection or copying of the records demanded under Subsection
             958      (1) or (2), unless the nonprofit corporation proves that it refused inspection or copying in good
             959      faith because it had a reasonable basis for doubt about the right of the director or member, or
             960      the director's or member's agent or attorney, to inspect or copy the records demanded:
             961          (a) the court shall also order the nonprofit corporation to pay the director's or member's
             962      costs, including reasonable counsel fees, incurred to obtain the order;
             963          (b) the court may order the nonprofit corporation to pay the director or member for any
             964      damages the member incurred;
             965          (c) if inspection or copying is ordered pursuant to Subsection (2), the court may order
             966      the nonprofit corporation to pay the director's or member's inspection and copying expenses;
             967      and
             968          (d) the court may grant the director or member any other remedy provided by law.
             969          (4) If a court orders inspection or copying of records demanded, it may impose
             970      reasonable restrictions on the use or distribution of the records by the demanding director or
             971      member.
             972          (5) For purposes of this section, the applicable court is:
             973          (a) the district court of the county in this state where the nonprofit corporation's
             974      principal office is located; or
             975          (b) if the nonprofit corporation has no principal office in this state[: (i) the district court
             976      of the county in which its registered office is located; or (ii) if the nonprofit corporation has no
             977      registered office], the district court in and for Salt Lake County.
             978          Section 18. Section 16-6a-1607 is amended to read:
             979           16-6a-1607. Annual report for division.
             980          (1) Each domestic nonprofit corporation, and each foreign nonprofit corporation
             981      authorized to conduct affairs in this state, shall deliver to the division for filing an annual report


             982      on a form provided by the division that sets forth:
             983          (a) (i) the corporate name of the domestic or foreign nonprofit corporation; and
             984          (ii) any assumed corporate name of the foreign nonprofit corporation;
             985          (b) the [state or country] jurisdiction under whose law it is incorporated;
             986          (c) the [street address of its registered office in this state] information required by
             987      Subsection 16-16-203 (1);
             988          [(d) the name of its registered agent at the office listed in Subsection (1)(c);]
             989          [(e)] (d) the street address of its principal office, wherever located; and
             990          [(f)] (e) the names and addresses of its directors and principal officers.
             991          (2) The division shall deliver a copy of the prescribed form of annual report to each
             992      domestic nonprofit corporation and each foreign nonprofit corporation authorized to conduct
             993      affairs in this state.
             994          (3) Information in the annual report shall be current as of the date the annual report is
             995      executed on behalf of the nonprofit corporation.
             996          (4) (a) The annual report of a domestic or foreign nonprofit corporation shall be
             997      delivered annually to the division no later than 60 days past the date the report was mailed by
             998      the division.
             999          (b) Proof to the satisfaction of the division that the nonprofit corporation has mailed an
             1000      annual report form is considered in compliance with this Subsection (4).
             1001          (5) (a) If an annual report contains the information required by this section, the division
             1002      shall file it.
             1003          (b) If an annual report does not contain the information required by this section, the
             1004      division shall promptly notify the reporting domestic or foreign nonprofit corporation in writing
             1005      and return the annual report to it for correction.
             1006          (c) If an annual report that is rejected under Subsection (5)(b) was otherwise timely
             1007      filed and is corrected to contain the information required by this section and delivered to the
             1008      division within 30 days after the effective date of the notice of rejection, the annual report is
             1009      considered to be timely filed.


             1010          (6) The fact that an individual's name is signed on an annual report form is prima facie
             1011      evidence for division purposes that the individual is authorized to certify the report on behalf of
             1012      the nonprofit corporation.
             1013          (7) The annual report form provided by the division may be designed to provide a
             1014      simplified certification by the nonprofit corporation if no changes have been made in the
             1015      required information from the last preceding report filed.
             1016          (8) A domestic or foreign nonprofit corporation may, but may not be required to,
             1017      deliver to the division for filing an amendment to its annual report reflecting any change in the
             1018      information contained in its annual report as last amended.
             1019          Section 19. Section 16-7-15 is amended to read:
             1020           16-7-15. Official representative -- Registered office -- Registered agent.
             1021          (1) (a) A corporation sole altering, amending, or restating its articles of incorporation
             1022      on or after May 3, 2004 shall continuously maintain with the Division of Corporations and
             1023      Commercial Code the name, title, and Utah street address of an official representative for the
             1024      corporation sole.
             1025          (b) The official representative described in Subsection (1)(a) shall, on behalf of the
             1026      corporation sole, receive communication, notices, or demands from:
             1027          (i) the Division of Corporations and Commercial Code; or
             1028          (ii) any other state or federal authority, agency, or official.
             1029          (c) If a corporation sole appoints a registered agent pursuant to Subsection (2), that
             1030      registered agent is the official representative of the corporation sole for purposes of this
             1031      Subsection (1).
             1032          (2) (a) A corporation sole formed under this chapter may maintain a registered office
             1033      and registered agent in Utah by[:] complying with Title 16, Chapter 16, Model Registered
             1034      Agents Act.
             1035          [(i) filing a statement with the Division of Corporations and Commercial Code; and]
             1036          [(ii) meeting the requirements imposed on a nonprofit corporation under Subsection
             1037      16-6a-501 (2).]


             1038          (b) A corporation sole maintaining [a registered office or] registered agent may change
             1039      the [registered office or] registered agent by complying with the requirements [imposed on a
             1040      nonprofit corporation under Section 16-6a-502 ] of Title 16, Chapter 16, Model Registered
             1041      Agents Act.
             1042          (c) A registered agent of a corporation sole may resign by complying with the
             1043      requirements imposed on a registered agent [of a nonprofit corporation] under [Section
             1044      16-6a-503 ] Title 16, Chapter 16, Model Registered Agents Act.
             1045          (d) A registered agent described in this Subsection (2) is the agent of the corporation
             1046      sole for service of:
             1047          (i) process;
             1048          (ii) notice;
             1049          (iii) demand; or
             1050          (iv) any type required or permitted by law to be served on the corporation sole.
             1051          Section 20. Section 16-10a-103 is amended to read:
             1052           16-10a-103. Notice.
             1053          (1) (a) Notice given under this chapter must be in writing unless oral notice is
             1054      reasonable under the circumstances.
             1055          (b) Notice by electronic transmission is written notice.
             1056          (2) (a) Subject to compliance with any requirement that notice be in writing, notice may
             1057      be communicated in person, by telephone, by any form of electronic transmission, or by mail or
             1058      private carrier.
             1059          (b) If the forms of personal notice listed in Subsection (2)(a) are impracticable, notice
             1060      may be communicated [by]:
             1061          (i) by a newspaper of general circulation in the county, or similar subdivision, in which
             1062      the corporation's principal [or registered] office is located; [or]
             1063          (ii) by radio, television, or other form of public broadcast communication in the county
             1064      or subdivision[.]; or
             1065          (iii) if the corporation has no office in this state, in the manner allowed by Subsection


             1066      (2)(b)(i) or (ii) but in Salt Lake County.
             1067          (3) (a) Written notice by a domestic or foreign corporation to its shareholders or
             1068      directors, if in a comprehensible form, is effective as to each shareholder or director:
             1069          (i) when mailed, if addressed to the shareholder's or director's address shown in the
             1070      corporation's current record of the shareholder or director; or
             1071          (ii) when electronically transmitted to the shareholder or director, in a manner and to an
             1072      address provided by the shareholder or director in an unrevoked consent.
             1073          (b) Consent under Subsection (3)(a)(ii) is considered revoked if:
             1074          (i) the corporation is unable to deliver by electronic transmission two consecutive
             1075      notices transmitted by the corporation based on that consent; and
             1076          (ii) the corporation's inability to deliver notice by electronic transmission under
             1077      Subsection (3)(b)(i) is known by the:
             1078          (A) corporation's secretary;
             1079          (B) an assistant secretary or transfer agent of the corporation; or
             1080          (C) any other person responsible for providing notice.
             1081          (c) Notwithstanding Subsection (3)(b), a corporation's failure to treat consent under
             1082      Subsection (3)(a) as revoked does not invalidate any meeting or other act.
             1083          (d) Delivery of a notice to shareholders may be excused in accordance with Subsection
             1084      16-10a-705 (5).
             1085          (4) Written notice to a domestic or foreign corporation authorized to transact business
             1086      in this state may be addressed to the corporation's:
             1087          (a) registered agent [at its registered office]; or
             1088          (b) secretary at its principal office.
             1089          (5) Except as provided in Subsection (3), written notice, if in a comprehensible form, is
             1090      effective at the earliest of the following:
             1091          (a) when received;
             1092          (b) five days after it is mailed; or
             1093          (c) on the date shown on the return receipt if sent by registered or certified mail, return


             1094      receipt requested, and the receipt is signed by or on behalf of the addressee.
             1095          (6) Oral notice is effective when communicated if communicated in a comprehensible
             1096      manner.
             1097          (7) Notice by publication is effective on the date of first publication.
             1098          (8) (a) If this chapter prescribes notice requirements for particular circumstances, those
             1099      requirements govern.
             1100          (b) If articles of incorporation or bylaws prescribe notice requirements, not inconsistent
             1101      with this section or other provisions of this chapter, those requirements govern.
             1102          Section 21. Section 16-10a-120 is amended to read:
             1103           16-10a-120. Filing requirements.
             1104          (1) A document must satisfy the requirements of this section, and of any other section
             1105      of this chapter that adds to or varies these requirements, to be entitled to filing by the division.
             1106          (2) This chapter must require or permit filing the document with the division.
             1107          (3) (a) The document must contain the information required by this chapter.
             1108          (b) A document may contain information in addition to that required in Subsection
             1109      (3)(a).
             1110          (4) The document must be typewritten or machine printed.
             1111          (5) (a) The document must be in the English language.
             1112          (b) A corporate name need not be in English if written in English letters, Arabic or
             1113      Roman numerals.
             1114          (c) The certificate of existence required of foreign corporations need not be in English if
             1115      accompanied by a reasonably authenticated English translation.
             1116          (6) The document must be executed, or must be a true copy made by photographic,
             1117      xerographic, electronic, or other process that provides similar copy accuracy of a document that
             1118      has been executed:
             1119          (a) by the chairman of the board of directors of a domestic or foreign corporation, by all
             1120      of its directors, or by one of its officers;
             1121          (b) if directors have not been selected or the corporation has not been formed, by an


             1122      incorporator;
             1123          (c) if the corporation is in the hands of a receiver, trustee, or other court-appointed
             1124      fiduciary, by that fiduciary;
             1125          (d) if the document is that of a registered agent, by the registered agent, if the person is
             1126      an individual, or by a person authorized by the registered agent to execute the document, if the
             1127      registered agent is an entity; or
             1128          (e) by an attorney in fact if the corporation retains the power of attorney with the
             1129      corporation's records.
             1130          (7) The document shall state beneath or opposite the signature of the person executing
             1131      the document the signer's name and the capacity in which the document is signed.
             1132          (8) The document may, but need not, contain:
             1133          (a) the corporate seal;
             1134          (b) an attestation by the secretary or an assistant secretary; or
             1135          (c) an acknowledgment, verification, or proof.
             1136          (9) The signature of each person signing the document, whether or not the document
             1137      contains an acknowledgment, verification, or proof permitted by Subsection (8), constitutes the
             1138      affirmation or acknowledgment of the person, under penalties of perjury, that the document is
             1139      the person's act and deed or the act and deed of the entity on behalf of which the document is
             1140      executed, and that the facts stated in the document are true.
             1141          (10) If the division has prescribed a mandatory form or cover sheet for the document
             1142      under Section 16-10a-121 , the document must be in or on the prescribed form or must have the
             1143      required cover sheet.
             1144          (11) The document must be delivered to the division for filing and must be accompanied
             1145      by one exact or conformed copy, except as provided in [Sections 16-10a-503 and] Section
             1146      16-10a-1510 , the correct filing fee, and any franchise tax, license fee, or penalty required by this
             1147      chapter or other law.
             1148          (12) Except with respect to [filings] a filing pursuant to Section [ 16-10a-503 or]
             1149      16-10a-1510 , the document must state, or be accompanied by a writing stating, the address to


             1150      which the division may send a copy upon completion of the filing.
             1151          Section 22. Section 16-10a-125 is amended to read:
             1152           16-10a-125. Filing duty of division.
             1153          (1) If a document delivered to the division for filing satisfies the requirements of
             1154      Section 16-10a-120 , the division shall file it.
             1155          (2) The division files a document by stamping or otherwise endorsing "Filed" together
             1156      with the name of the division and the date and time of acceptance for filing on both the
             1157      document and the accompanying copy. After filing a document, except as provided in Sections
             1158      [ 16-10a-503 ,] 16-10a-1510 [,] and 16-10a-1608 , the division shall deliver the accompanying
             1159      copy, with the receipt for any filing fees, to the domestic or foreign corporation for which the
             1160      filing is made, or its representative, at the address indicated on the filing, or at the address the
             1161      division determines to be appropriate.
             1162          (3) If the division refuses to file a document, it shall return the document to the person
             1163      requesting the filing within ten days after the document was delivered to the division, together
             1164      with a written notice providing a brief explanation of the reason for the refusal.
             1165          (4) The division's duty to file documents under this section is ministerial. Except as
             1166      otherwise specifically provided in this chapter, the division's filing or refusal to file a document
             1167      does not:
             1168          (a) affect the validity or invalidity of the document in whole or part;
             1169          (b) relate to the correctness or incorrectness of information contained in the document;
             1170      or
             1171          (c) create a presumption that the document is valid or invalid or that information
             1172      contained in the document is correct or incorrect.
             1173          Section 23. Section 16-10a-202 is amended to read:
             1174           16-10a-202. Articles of incorporation.
             1175          (1) The articles of incorporation shall set forth:
             1176          (a) the purpose or purposes for which the corporation is organized;
             1177          (b) a corporate name for the corporation that satisfies the requirements of Section


             1178      16-10a-401 ;
             1179          (c) the number of shares the corporation is authorized to issue;
             1180          (d) the information required by Section 16-10a-601 with respect to each class of shares
             1181      the corporation is authorized to issue;
             1182          (e) the [street address of the corporation's initial registered office and the name and
             1183      signature of its initial registered agent at that office, which registered agent shall meet the
             1184      requirements of Section 16-10a-501 ] information required by Subsection 16-16-203 (1); and
             1185          (f) the name and address of each incorporator.
             1186          (2) The articles of incorporation may set forth:
             1187          (a) the names and addresses of the individuals who are to serve as the initial directors;
             1188          (b) provisions not inconsistent with law regarding:
             1189          (i) managing the business and regulating the affairs of the corporation;
             1190          (ii) defining, limiting, and regulating the powers of the corporation, its board of
             1191      directors, and its shareholders;
             1192          (iii) a par value for authorized shares or classes of shares; and
             1193          (iv) the imposition of personal liability on shareholders for the debts of the corporation
             1194      to a specified extent and upon specified conditions; and
             1195          (c) any provision that under this chapter is permitted to be in the articles of
             1196      incorporation or required or permitted to be set forth in the bylaws including elective provisions
             1197      which, to be effective, must be included in the articles of incorporation, as provided in this
             1198      chapter.
             1199          (3) It shall be sufficient under Subsection (1)(a) to state, either alone or with other
             1200      purposes, that the purpose of the corporation is to engage in any lawful act or activity for which
             1201      corporations may be organized under the Utah Revised Business Corporation Act, and by such
             1202      statement all lawful acts and activities shall be within the purposes of the corporation, except for
             1203      express limitations, if any.
             1204          (4) The articles of incorporation need not set forth any of the corporate powers
             1205      enumerated in this chapter.


             1206          (5) The articles of incorporation shall be signed by each incorporator and meet the filing
             1207      requirements of Section 16-10a-120 .
             1208          (6) The appointment of the registered agent shall be signed by the registered agent on
             1209      the articles of incorporation or on an attached acknowledgement.
             1210          (7) If this chapter conditions any matter upon the presence of a provision in the bylaws,
             1211      the condition is satisfied if the provision is present either in the articles of incorporation or the
             1212      bylaws. If this chapter conditions any matter upon the absence of a provision in the bylaws, the
             1213      condition is satisfied only if the provision is absent from both the articles of incorporation and
             1214      the bylaws.
             1215          Section 24. Section 16-10a-703 is amended to read:
             1216           16-10a-703. Court-ordered meeting.
             1217          (1) The district court of the county in this state where a corporation's principal office is
             1218      located or, if it has no principal office in this state, [its registered office is located] the district
             1219      court for Salt Lake County may summarily order a meeting of shareholders to be held:
             1220          (a) on application of any shareholder of the corporation entitled to participate in an
             1221      annual meeting or any director of the corporation if an annual meeting was not held within 15
             1222      months after its last annual meeting, or if there has been no annual meeting, the date of
             1223      incorporation; or
             1224          (b) on application of any person who participated in a call of or demand for a special
             1225      meeting effective under Subsection 16-10a-702 (1) if:
             1226          (i) notice of the special meeting was not given within 60 days after the date of the call
             1227      or the date the last of the demands necessary to require the calling of the meeting was delivered
             1228      to the corporation pursuant to Subsection 16-10a-702 (1)(b), as the case may be; or
             1229          (ii) the special meeting was not held in accordance with the notice.
             1230          (2) The court may fix the time and place of the meeting, state whether or not it is an
             1231      annual or special meeting, determine the shares entitled to participate in the meeting, specify a
             1232      record date for determining shareholders entitled to notice of and to vote at the meeting,
             1233      prescribe the form and content of the meeting notice, fix the quorum required for specific


             1234      matters to be considered at the meeting, or direct that the votes represented at the meeting
             1235      constitute a quorum for action on those matters, and enter other orders necessary or appropriate
             1236      to accomplish the purpose or purposes of holding the meeting.
             1237          Section 25. Section 16-10a-720 is amended to read:
             1238           16-10a-720. Shareholders' list for meeting.
             1239          (1) After fixing a record date for a shareholders' meeting, a corporation shall prepare a
             1240      list of the names of all its shareholders who are entitled to be given notice of the meeting. The
             1241      list must be arranged by voting group, and within each voting group by class or series of shares.
             1242      The list must be alphabetical within each class or series and must show the address of, and the
             1243      number of shares held by, each shareholder.
             1244          (2) The shareholders' list must be available for inspection by any shareholder, beginning
             1245      on the earlier of ten days before the meeting for which the list was prepared or two business
             1246      days after notice of the meeting is given and continuing through the meeting and any meeting
             1247      adjournments, at the corporation's principal office or at a place identified in the meeting notice
             1248      in the city where the meeting will be held. A shareholder or a shareholder's agent or attorney is
             1249      entitled on written demand to the corporation and, subject to the requirements of Subsections
             1250      16-10a-1602 (3) and (7), and the provisions of Subsections 16-10a-1603 (2) and (3), to inspect
             1251      and copy the list, during regular business hours and during the period it is available for
             1252      inspection.
             1253          (3) The corporation shall make the shareholders' list available at the meeting, and any
             1254      shareholder, or any shareholder's agent or attorney is entitled to inspect the list at any time
             1255      during the meeting or any adjournment, for any purposes germane to the meeting.
             1256          (4) If the corporation refuses to allow a shareholder, or the shareholder's agent or
             1257      attorney, to inspect the shareholders' list before or at the meeting, or to copy the list as
             1258      permitted by Subsection (2), the district court of the county where a corporation's principal
             1259      office is located, or, if it has none in this state, the district court for [the county where its
             1260      registered office is located] Salt Lake County, on application of the shareholder, may summarily
             1261      order the inspection or copying at the corporation's expense and may postpone the meeting for


             1262      which the list was prepared until the inspection or copying is complete.
             1263          (5) If a court orders inspection or copying of the shareholders' list pursuant to
             1264      Subsection (4), unless the corporation proves that it refused inspection or copying of the list in
             1265      good faith because it had a reasonable basis for doubt about the right of the shareholder or the
             1266      shareholder's agent or attorney to inspect or copy the shareholders' list:
             1267          (a) the court shall also order the corporation to pay the shareholder's costs, including
             1268      reasonable counsel fees, incurred to obtain the order;
             1269          (b) the court may order the corporation to pay the shareholder for any damages
             1270      incurred; and
             1271          (c) the court may grant the shareholder any other remedy afforded by law.
             1272          (6) If a court orders inspection or copying of the shareholders' list pursuant to
             1273      Subsection (4), the court may impose reasonable restrictions on the use or distribution of the list
             1274      by the shareholder.
             1275          (7) Refusal or failure to prepare or make available the shareholders' list does not affect
             1276      the validity of action taken at the meeting.
             1277          Section 26. Section 16-10a-809 is amended to read:
             1278           16-10a-809. Removal of directors by judicial proceeding.
             1279          (1) The district court of the county in this state where a corporation's principal office is
             1280      located or, if it has no principal office in this state, [its registered office is located] the district
             1281      court for Salt Lake County may remove a director in a proceeding commenced either by the
             1282      corporation or by its shareholders holding at least 10% of the outstanding shares of any class if
             1283      the court finds that:
             1284          (a) the director engaged in fraudulent or dishonest conduct or gross abuse of authority
             1285      or discretion with respect to the corporation; and
             1286          (b) removal is in the best interest of the corporation.
             1287          (2) The court that removes a director may bar the director from reelection for a period
             1288      prescribed by the court.
             1289          (3) If shareholders commence a proceeding under Subsection (1), they shall make the


             1290      corporation a party defendant.
             1291          (4) A director who is removed pursuant to this section may deliver to the division for
             1292      filing a statement to that effect pursuant to Section 16-10a-1608 .
             1293          Section 27. Section 16-10a-1002 is amended to read:
             1294           16-10a-1002. Amendment by board of directors.
             1295          (1) Unless otherwise provided in the articles of incorporation, a corporation's board of
             1296      directors may adopt, without shareholder action, one or more amendments to the corporation's
             1297      articles of incorporation to:
             1298          (a) delete the names and addresses of incorporators or initial directors or both from the
             1299      articles of incorporation;
             1300          (b) [delete the name and address of the initial registered agent or registered office]
             1301      change the information required by Subsection 16-16-203 (1), but an amendment is not required
             1302      to change the information;
             1303          (c) change each issued and unissued authorized share of a class into a greater number of
             1304      whole shares if the corporation has only shares of that class outstanding;
             1305          (d) change the corporate name by adding the word "corporation," "incorporated," or
             1306      "company," or an abbreviation of these words, or by substituting any such word or abbreviation
             1307      for a similar word or abbreviation in the name; or
             1308          (e) make any other change expressly permitted by this chapter to be made without
             1309      shareholder action.
             1310          (2) The board of directors may adopt, without shareholder action, one or more
             1311      amendments to the articles of incorporation to change the corporate name, if necessary, in
             1312      connection with the reinstatement of a corporation pursuant to Section 16-10a-1422 .
             1313          Section 28. Section 16-10a-1107 is amended to read:
             1314           16-10a-1107. Merger or share exchange with foreign corporations.
             1315          (1) One or more domestic corporations may merge or enter into a share exchange with
             1316      one or more foreign corporations if:
             1317          (a) in a merger, the merger is permitted by the law of the state or country under whose


             1318      law each foreign corporation is incorporated and each foreign corporation complies with that
             1319      law in effecting the merger;
             1320          (b) in a share exchange, the corporation whose shares will be acquired is a domestic
             1321      corporation, whether or not a share exchange is permitted by the law of the state or country
             1322      under whose law the acquiring corporation is incorporated;
             1323          (c) the foreign corporation complies with Section 16-10a-1105 if it is the surviving
             1324      corporation of the merger or the acquiring corporation of the share exchange, and provides, in
             1325      addition to the information required by Section 16-10a-1105 , the address of its principal office;
             1326      and
             1327          (d) each domestic corporation complies with the applicable provisions of Sections
             1328      16-10a-1101 through 16-10a-1104 and, if it is the surviving corporation of the merger with
             1329      Section 16-10a-1105 .
             1330          (2) Upon the merger or share exchange taking effect, the surviving foreign corporation
             1331      of a merger and the acquiring foreign corporation of a share exchange shall either:
             1332          [(a) (i) maintain a registered agent in this state to accept service in any proceeding to
             1333      enforce any obligation or rights of dissenting shareholders of each domestic corporation party to
             1334      the merger or share exchange, or in any proceeding based on a cause of action arising with
             1335      respect to any domestic corporation that is merged into the foreign corporation; or]
             1336          [(ii) be considered to have authorized service of process on it, in connection with any
             1337      such proceeding, by registered or certified mail return receipt requested, to the address of its
             1338      principal office as set forth in the articles of merger or share exchange or as last changed by
             1339      notice delivered to the division for filing;]
             1340          (a) agree that service of process in a proceeding to enforce the rights of shareholders of
             1341      each domestic corporation that is a party to the merger who exercise appraisal rights may be
             1342      made in the manner provided in Section 16-16-301 ;
             1343          (b) promptly pay to the dissenting shareholders of each domestic corporation party to
             1344      the merger or share exchange the amount, if any, to which they are entitled under Part 13,
             1345      Dissenters' Rights; and


             1346          (c) comply with Part 15, Authority of Foreign Corporation to Transact Business, if it is
             1347      to transact business in this state.
             1348          (3) Service effected pursuant to Subsection (2)[(a)(ii)] is perfected at the earliest of:
             1349          (a) the date the foreign corporation receives the process, notice, or demand;
             1350          (b) the date shown on the return receipt, if signed on behalf of the foreign corporation;
             1351      or
             1352          (c) five days after mailing.
             1353          (4) Subsection (2) does not prescribe the only means, or necessarily the required means,
             1354      of serving a surviving foreign corporation of a merger or an acquiring foreign corporation in a
             1355      share exchange.
             1356          (5) This section does not limit the power of a foreign corporation to acquire all or part
             1357      of the shares of one or more classes or series of a domestic corporation through a voluntary
             1358      exchange of shares or otherwise.
             1359          Section 29. Section 16-10a-1330 is amended to read:
             1360           16-10a-1330. Judicial appraisal of shares -- Court action.
             1361          (1) If a demand for payment under Section 16-10a-1328 remains unresolved, the
             1362      corporation shall commence a proceeding within 60 days after receiving the payment demand
             1363      contemplated by Section 16-10a-1328 , and petition the court to determine the fair value of the
             1364      shares and the amount of interest. If the corporation does not commence the proceeding within
             1365      the 60-day period, it shall pay each dissenter whose demand remains unresolved the amount
             1366      demanded.
             1367          (2) The corporation shall commence the proceeding described in Subsection (1) in the
             1368      district court of the county in this state where the corporation's principal office, or if it has no
             1369      principal office in this state, [the county where its registered office is located] Salt Lake County.
             1370      If the corporation is a foreign corporation [without a registered office in this state], it shall
             1371      commence the proceeding in the county in this state where the [registered office] principal
             1372      office of the domestic corporation merged with, or whose shares were acquired by, the foreign
             1373      corporation was located, or, if the domestic corporation did not have its principal office in this


             1374      state at the time of the transaction, in Salt Lake County.
             1375          (3) The corporation shall make all dissenters who have satisfied the requirements of
             1376      Sections 16-10a-1321 , 16-10a-1323 , and 16-10a-1328 , whether or not they are residents of this
             1377      state whose demands remain unresolved, parties to the proceeding commenced under
             1378      Subsection (2) as an action against their shares. All such dissenters who are named as parties
             1379      must be served with a copy of the petition. Service on each dissenter may be by registered or
             1380      certified mail to the address stated in his payment demand made pursuant to Section
             1381      16-10a-1328 . If no address is stated in the payment demand, service may be made at the
             1382      address stated in the payment demand given pursuant to Section 16-10a-1323 . If no address is
             1383      stated in the payment demand, service may be made at the address shown on the corporation's
             1384      current record of shareholders for the record shareholder holding the dissenter's shares. Service
             1385      may also be made otherwise as provided by law.
             1386          (4) The jurisdiction of the court in which the proceeding is commenced under
             1387      Subsection (2) is plenary and exclusive. The court may appoint one or more persons as
             1388      appraisers to receive evidence and recommend decision on the question of fair value. The
             1389      appraisers have the powers described in the order appointing them, or in any amendment to it.
             1390      The dissenters are entitled to the same discovery rights as parties in other civil proceedings.
             1391          (5) Each dissenter made a party to the proceeding commenced under Subsection (2) is
             1392      entitled to judgment:
             1393          (a) for the amount, if any, by which the court finds that the fair value of his shares, plus
             1394      interest, exceeds the amount paid by the corporation pursuant to Section 16-10a-1325 ; or
             1395          (b) for the fair value, plus interest, of the dissenter's after-acquired shares for which the
             1396      corporation elected to withhold payment under Section 16-10a-1327 .
             1397          Section 30. Section 16-10a-1407 is amended to read:
             1398           16-10a-1407. Disposition of claims by publication -- Disposition in absence of
             1399      publication.
             1400          (1) A dissolved corporation may publish notice of its dissolution and request that
             1401      persons with claims against the corporation present them in accordance with the notice.


             1402          (2) The notice contemplated in Subsection (1) must:
             1403          (a) be published one time in a newspaper of general circulation in the county where the
             1404      dissolved corporation's principal office is or was located or, if it has no principal office in this
             1405      state, [its registered office is or was last located] in Salt Lake County;
             1406          (b) describe the information that must be included in a claim and provide an address at
             1407      which any claim must be given to the corporation; and
             1408          (c) state that unless sooner barred by any other statute limiting actions, the claim will be
             1409      barred if an action to enforce the claim is not commenced within five years after the publication
             1410      of the notice.
             1411          (3) If the dissolved corporation publishes a newspaper notice in accordance with
             1412      Subsection (2), then unless sooner barred under Section 16-10a-1406 or under any other statute
             1413      limiting actions, the claim of any claimant against the dissolved corporation is barred unless the
             1414      claimant commences an action to enforce the claim against the dissolved corporation within five
             1415      years after the publication date of the notice.
             1416          (4) (a) For purposes of this section, "claim" means any claim, including claims of this
             1417      state, whether known, due or to become due, absolute or contingent, liquidated or unliquidated,
             1418      founded on contract, tort, or other legal basis, or otherwise.
             1419          (b) For purposes of this section, an action to enforce a claim includes any civil action,
             1420      and any arbitration under any agreement for binding arbitration between the dissolved
             1421      corporation and the claimant.
             1422          (5) If a dissolved corporation does not publish a newspaper notice in accordance with
             1423      Subsection (2), then unless sooner barred under Section 16-10a-1406 or under any other statute
             1424      limiting actions, the claim of any claimant against the dissolved corporation is barred unless the
             1425      claimant commences an action to enforce the claim against the dissolved corporation within
             1426      seven years after the date the corporation was dissolved.
             1427          Section 31. Section 16-10a-1420 is amended to read:
             1428           16-10a-1420. Grounds for administrative dissolution.
             1429          The division may commence a proceeding under Section 16-10a-1421 for administrative


             1430      dissolution of a corporation if:
             1431          (1) the corporation does not pay when they are due any taxes, fees, or penalties
             1432      imposed by this chapter or other applicable laws of this state;
             1433          (2) the corporation does not deliver a corporate or annual report to the division when it
             1434      is due;
             1435          (3) the corporation is without a registered agent [or registered office] in this state for
             1436      30 days or more;
             1437          (4) the corporation does not give notice to the division within 30 days that its registered
             1438      agent [or registered office] has been changed[,] or that its registered agent has resigned[, or that
             1439      its registered office has been discontinued]; or
             1440          (5) the corporation's period of duration stated in its articles of incorporation expires.
             1441          Section 32. Section 16-10a-1431 is amended to read:
             1442           16-10a-1431. Procedure for judicial dissolution.
             1443          (1) A proceeding by the attorney general or director of the division to dissolve a
             1444      corporation shall be brought in either the district court of the county in this state in which the
             1445      principal office [or registered office] of the corporation is situated or the district court of Salt
             1446      Lake County. A proceeding brought by any other party named in Section 16-10a-1430 shall be
             1447      brought in the district court of the county in this state where the corporation's principal office is
             1448      located or, if it has no principal office in this state, [its registered office is or was last located] in
             1449      the district court of Salt Lake County.
             1450          (2) It is not necessary to make shareholders parties to a proceeding to dissolve a
             1451      corporation unless relief is sought against them individually.
             1452          (3) A court in a proceeding brought to dissolve a corporation may issue injunctions,
             1453      appoint a receiver or custodian pendente lite with all powers and duties the court directs, take
             1454      other action required to preserve the corporate assets wherever located, and carry on the
             1455      business of the corporation until a full hearing can be held.
             1456          Section 33. Section 16-10a-1503 is amended to read:
             1457           16-10a-1503. Application for authority to transact business.


             1458          (1) A foreign corporation may apply for authority to transact business in this state by
             1459      delivering to the division for filing an application for authority to transact business setting forth:
             1460          (a) its corporate name and its assumed name, if any;
             1461          (b) the name of the state or country under whose law it is incorporated;
             1462          (c) its date of incorporation and period of its corporate duration;
             1463          (d) the street address of its principal office;
             1464          (e) the [address of its registered office in this state and the name of its registered agent
             1465      at that office] information required by Subsection 16-16-203 (1);
             1466          (f) the names and usual business addresses of its current directors and officers;
             1467          (g) the date it commenced or expects to commence transacting business in this state;
             1468      and
             1469          (h) any additional information the division may determine is necessary or appropriate to
             1470      determine whether the application for authority to transact business should be filed.
             1471          (2) The foreign corporation shall deliver with the completed application for authority to
             1472      transact business a certificate of existence, or a document of similar import, duly authorized by
             1473      the lieutenant governor or other official having custody of corporate records in the state or
             1474      country under whose law it is incorporated. The certificate of existence shall be dated within 90
             1475      days prior to the filing of the application for authority to transact business by the division.
             1476          (3) The foreign corporation shall include in the application for authority to transact
             1477      business, or in an accompanying document, the written consent to appointment by the
             1478      designated registered agent.
             1479          Section 34. Section 16-10a-1504 is amended to read:
             1480           16-10a-1504. Amended application for authority to transact business.
             1481          (1) A foreign corporation authorized to transact business in this state shall deliver an
             1482      amended application for authority to transact business to the division for filing if the foreign
             1483      corporation changes:
             1484          (a) its corporate name or its assumed corporate name;
             1485          (b) the period of its duration; [or]


             1486          (c) the state or country of its incorporation; or
             1487          (d) any of the information required by Subsection 16-16-203 (1).
             1488          (2) The requirements of Section 16-10a-1503 for obtaining an original application for
             1489      authority to transact business apply to filing an amended application for authority to transact
             1490      business under this section.
             1491          Section 35. Section 16-10a-1521 is amended to read:
             1492           16-10a-1521. Service on withdrawn foreign corporation.
             1493          (1) A foreign corporation that has withdrawn from this state pursuant to Section
             1494      16-10a-1520 shall either:
             1495          (a) maintain a registered agent in this state to accept service on its behalf in any
             1496      proceeding based on a cause of action arising during the time it was authorized to transact
             1497      business in this state, in which case the continued authority of the registered agent shall be
             1498      specified in the application for withdrawal [and any change shall be governed by the procedure
             1499      set forth in Section 16-10a-1509 which applies to foreign corporations authorized to transact
             1500      business in this state]; or
             1501          (b) be considered to have authorized service of process on it in connection with any
             1502      cause of action by registered or certified mail, return receipt requested, to:
             1503          (i) the address of its principal office, if any, set forth in its application for withdrawal or
             1504      as last changed by notice delivered to the division for filing; or
             1505          (ii) the address for service of process that is stated in its application for withdrawal or
             1506      as last changed by notice delivered to the division for filing.
             1507          (2) Service effected pursuant to Subsection (1)(b) is perfected at the earliest of:
             1508          (a) the date the withdrawn foreign corporation receives the process, notice, or demand;
             1509          (b) the date shown on the return receipt, if signed on behalf of the withdrawn foreign
             1510      corporation; or
             1511          (c) five days after mailing.
             1512          (3) Subsection (1) does not prescribe the only means, or necessarily the required means,
             1513      of serving a withdrawn foreign corporation.


             1514          Section 36. Section 16-10a-1530 is amended to read:
             1515           16-10a-1530. Grounds for revocation.
             1516          The division may commence a proceeding under Section 16-10a-1531 to revoke the
             1517      authority of a foreign corporation to transact business in this state if:
             1518          (1) the foreign corporation does not deliver its annual report to the division when it is
             1519      due;
             1520          (2) the foreign corporation does not pay when they are due any taxes, fees, or penalties
             1521      imposed by this chapter or other applicable laws of this state;
             1522          (3) the foreign corporation is without a registered agent [or registered office] in this
             1523      state for 30 days or more;
             1524          (4) the foreign corporation does not inform the division [under Section 16-10a-1509 or
             1525      16-10a-1510 ] by an appropriate filing within 30 days of the change or resignation that its
             1526      registered agent [or registered office] has changed[,] or that its registered agent has resigned[,
             1527      or that its registered office has been discontinued];
             1528          (5) an incorporator, director, officer, or agent of the foreign corporation signs a
             1529      document knowing it is false in any material respect with intent that the document be delivered
             1530      to the division for filing; or
             1531          (6) the division receives a duly authenticated certificate from the lieutenant governor or
             1532      other official having custody of corporate records in the state or country under whose law the
             1533      foreign corporation is incorporated stating that the corporation has dissolved or disappeared as
             1534      the result of a merger.
             1535          Section 37. Section 16-10a-1604 is amended to read:
             1536           16-10a-1604. Court-ordered inspection.
             1537          (1) If a corporation does not allow a shareholder or director, or the shareholder's or
             1538      director's agent or attorney, who complies with Subsection 16-10a-1602 (1) to inspect or copy
             1539      any records required by that subsection to be available for inspection, the district court of the
             1540      county in this state in which the corporation's principal office is located, or in [which its
             1541      registered office is located] Salt Lake County if it has no principal office in this state, may


             1542      summarily order inspection and copying of the records demanded at the corporation's expense,
             1543      on application of the shareholder or director denied access to the records.
             1544          (2) If a corporation does not within a reasonable time allow a shareholder or director,
             1545      or the shareholder's or director's agent or attorney, who complies with Subsections
             1546      16-10a-1602 (2) and (3), to inspect and copy any records which he is entitled to inspect or copy
             1547      by this part, then upon application of the shareholder or director denied access to the records,
             1548      the district court of the county in this state where the corporation's principal office is located or
             1549      [its registered office is located], if it has no principal office in this state, the district court for
             1550      Salt Lake County, may summarily order the inspection or copying of the records demanded.
             1551      The court shall dispose of an application under this subsection on an expedited basis.
             1552          (3) If a court orders inspection or copying of records demanded, it shall also order the
             1553      corporation to pay the shareholder's or director's costs incurred to obtain the order, including
             1554      reasonable counsel fees, unless the corporation proves that it refused inspection in good faith
             1555      because it had a reasonable basis for doubt about the right of the shareholder or director, or the
             1556      shareholder's or director's agent or attorney, to inspect the records demanded.
             1557          (4) If a court orders inspection or copying of records demanded, it may:
             1558          (a) impose reasonable restrictions on the use or distribution of the records by the
             1559      demanding shareholder or director;
             1560          (b) order the corporation to pay the shareholder or director for any damages incurred as
             1561      a result of the corporation's denial if the court determines that the corporation did not act in
             1562      good faith in refusing to allow the inspection or copying;
             1563          (c) if inspection or copying is ordered pursuant to Subsection (2), order the corporation
             1564      to pay the expenses of inspection and copying if the court determines that the corporation did
             1565      not act in good faith in refusing to allow the inspection or copying; and
             1566          (d) grant the shareholder or director any other available legal remedy.
             1567          Section 38. Section 16-10a-1607 is amended to read:
             1568           16-10a-1607. Annual report for division.
             1569          (1) Each domestic corporation, and each foreign corporation authorized to transact


             1570      business in this state, shall deliver to the division for filing an annual report on a form provided
             1571      by the division that sets forth:
             1572          (a) the corporate name of the domestic or foreign corporation and any assumed
             1573      corporate name of the foreign corporation;
             1574          (b) the [state or country] jurisdiction under whose law it is incorporated;
             1575          (c) the [street address of its registered office and the name of its registered agent at that
             1576      office in this state] information required by Subsection 16-16-203 (1);
             1577          (d) the street address of its principal office, wherever located; and
             1578          (e) the names [and addresses] of its [directors and] principal officers[; and].
             1579          [(f) a brief description of the nature of its business.]
             1580          (2) The division shall deliver a copy of the prescribed form of annual report to each
             1581      domestic corporation and each foreign corporation authorized to transact business in this state.
             1582          (3) Information in the annual report must be current as of the date the annual report is
             1583      executed on behalf of the corporation.
             1584          (4) The annual report of a domestic or foreign corporation shall be delivered annually to
             1585      the division no later than the end of the second calendar month following the calendar month in
             1586      which the report form is mailed by the division. Proof to the satisfaction of the division that the
             1587      corporation has mailed an annual report form is considered in compliance with this subsection.
             1588          (5) If an annual report contains the information required by this section, the division
             1589      shall file it. If a report does not contain the information required by this section, the division
             1590      shall promptly notify the reporting domestic or foreign corporation in writing and return the
             1591      report to it for correction. If the report was otherwise timely filed and is corrected to contain
             1592      the information required by this section and delivered to the division within 30 days after the
             1593      effective date of the notice of rejection, the annual report is considered to be timely filed.
             1594          (6) The fact that an individual's name is signed on an annual report form is prima facie
             1595      evidence for division purposes that the individual is authorized to certify the report on behalf of
             1596      the corporation.
             1597          (7) The annual report form provided by the division may be designed to provide a


             1598      simplified certification by the corporation if no changes have been made in the required
             1599      information from the last preceding report filed.
             1600          (8) A domestic or foreign corporation may, but may not be required to, deliver to the
             1601      division for filing an amendment to its annual report reflecting any change in the information
             1602      contained in its annual report as last amended.
             1603          Section 39. Section 16-15-104 is amended to read:
             1604           16-15-104. Registration required -- Certificate of registration.
             1605          (1) A business trust shall register with the division [prior to] before doing business in
             1606      the state.
             1607          (2) The certificate of registration of a business trust shall set forth:
             1608          (a) the name of the business trust;
             1609          (b) the period of its duration;
             1610          (c) the business purpose for which the business trust is organized;
             1611          (d) the [street address of its registered office in the state] information required by
             1612      Subsection 16-16-203 (1); and
             1613          [(e) the name, street address, and signature of its initial registered agent in the state;
             1614      and]
             1615          [(f)] (e) the name, signature, and street address of all trustees of the business trust.
             1616          Section 40. Section 16-15-109 is amended to read:
             1617           16-15-109. Registered agent.
             1618          (1) A business trust shall continuously maintain an agent in this state for service of
             1619      process on the business trust.
             1620          (2) The agent of the business trust shall be a person residing or authorized to do
             1621      business in this state.
             1622          (3) If a business trust fails to maintain a registered agent in this state, the division may
             1623      cancel the business trust's registration.
             1624          (4) (a) The registered agent of a business trust may resign by filing an original and one
             1625      copy of a signed written notice of resignation with the division. The division shall mail a copy


             1626      of the notice of resignation to the registered office of the business trust at the street address in
             1627      the business trust's certificate of registration.
             1628          (b) The appointment of the registered agent ends 30 days after the division receives
             1629      notice of the resignation.
             1630          (5) Service may be effected on a business trust in the same manner prescribed for a
             1631      corporation in Sections [ 16-10a-504 ,] 16-10a-1511 [,] and 16-10a-1521 .
             1632          Section 41. Section 16-16-101 is enacted to read:
             1633     
CHAPTER 16. MODEL REGISTERED AGENTS ACT

             1634     
Part 16. General Provisions

             1635          16-16-101. Title.
             1636          This chapter is known as the "Model Registered Agents Act."
             1637          Section 42. Section 16-16-102 is enacted to read:
             1638          16-16-102. Definitions.
             1639          In this chapter:
             1640          (1) "Appointment of agent" means a statement appointing an agent for service of
             1641      process filed by:
             1642          (a) a domestic or foreign unincorporated nonprofit association under Section
             1643      16-16-204 ; or
             1644          (b) a domestic entity that is not a filing entity or a nonqualified foreign entity under
             1645      Section 16-16-210 .
             1646          (2) "Commercial registered agent" means an individual or a domestic or foreign entity
             1647      listed under Section 16-16-204 .
             1648          (3) "Division" means the Division of Corporations and Commercial Code.
             1649          (4) "Domestic entity" means an entity whose internal affairs are governed by the law of
             1650      this state.
             1651          (5) "Entity" means a person that has a separate legal existence or has the power to
             1652      acquire an interest in real property in its own name other than:
             1653          (a) an individual;


             1654          (b) a testamentary, inter vivos, or charitable trust, with the exception of a business trust,
             1655      statutory trust, or similar trust;
             1656          (c) an association or relationship that is not a partnership by reason of Section 202(c) of
             1657      the Uniform Partnership Act (1997) or a similar provision of the law of any other jurisdiction;
             1658          (d) a decedent's estate; or
             1659          (e) a public corporation, government or governmental subdivision, agency, or
             1660      instrumentality, or quasi-governmental instrumentality.
             1661          (6) "Filing entity" means an entity that is created by the filing of a public organic
             1662      document.
             1663          (7) "Foreign entity" means an entity other than a domestic entity.
             1664          (8) "Foreign qualification document" means an application for a certificate of authority
             1665      or other foreign qualification filing with the division by a foreign entity.
             1666          (9) "Governance interest" means the right under the organic law or organic rules of an
             1667      entity, other than as a governor, agent, assignee, or proxy, to:
             1668          (a) receive or demand access to information concerning, or the books and records of,
             1669      the entity;
             1670          (b) vote for the election of the governors of the entity; or
             1671          (c) receive notice of or vote on any or all issues involving the internal affairs of the
             1672      entity.
             1673          (10) "Governor" means a person by or under whose authority the powers of an entity
             1674      are exercised and under whose direction the business and affairs of the entity are managed
             1675      pursuant to the organic law and organic rules of the entity.
             1676          (11) "Interest" means:
             1677          (a) a governance interest in an unincorporated entity;
             1678          (b) a transferable interest in an unincorporated entity; or
             1679          (c) a share or membership in a corporation.
             1680          (12) "Interest holder" means a direct holder of an interest.
             1681          (13) "Jurisdiction of organization," with respect to an entity, means the jurisdiction


             1682      whose law includes the organic law of the entity.
             1683          (14) "Noncommercial registered agent" means a person that is not listed as a
             1684      commercial registered agent under Section 16-16-204 and that is:
             1685          (a) an individual or a domestic or foreign entity that serves in this state as the agent for
             1686      service of process of an entity; or
             1687          (b) the individual who holds the office or other position in an entity that is designated as
             1688      the agent for service of process pursuant to Subsection 16-16-203 (1)(b)(ii).
             1689          (15) "Nonqualified foreign entity" means a foreign entity that is not authorized to
             1690      transact business in this state pursuant to a filing with the division.
             1691          (16) "Nonresident LLP statement" means:
             1692          (a) a statement of qualification of a domestic limited liability partnership that does not
             1693      have an office in this state; or
             1694          (b) a statement of foreign qualification of a foreign limited liability partnership that does
             1695      not have an office in this state.
             1696          (17) "Organic law" means the statutes, if any, other than this chapter, governing the
             1697      internal affairs of an entity.
             1698          (18) "Organic rules" means the public organic document and private organic rules of an
             1699      entity.
             1700          (19) "Person" means an individual, corporation, estate, trust, partnership, limited
             1701      liability company, business or similar trust, association, joint venture, public corporation,
             1702      government or governmental subdivision, agency, or instrumentality, or any other legal or
             1703      commercial entity.
             1704          (20) "Private organic rules" mean the rules, whether or not in a record, that govern the
             1705      internal affairs of an entity, are binding on all of its interest holders, and are not part of its public
             1706      organic document, if any.
             1707          (21) "Public organic document" means the public record the filing of which creates an
             1708      entity, and any amendment to or restatement of that record.
             1709          (22) "Qualified foreign entity" means a foreign entity that is authorized to transact


             1710      business in this state pursuant to a filing with the division.
             1711          (23) "Record" means information that is inscribed on a tangible medium or that is
             1712      stored in an electronic or other medium and is retrievable in perceivable form.
             1713          (24) "Registered agent" means a commercial registered agent or a noncommercial
             1714      registered agent.
             1715          (25) "Registered agent filing" means:
             1716          (a) the public organic document of a domestic filing entity;
             1717          (b) a nonresident LLP statement;
             1718          (c) a foreign qualification document; or
             1719          (d) an appointment of agent.
             1720          (26) "Represented entity" means:
             1721          (a) a domestic filing entity;
             1722          (b) a domestic or qualified foreign limited liability partnership that does not have an
             1723      office in this state;
             1724          (c) a qualified foreign entity;
             1725          (d) a domestic or foreign unincorporated nonprofit association for which an
             1726      appointment of agent has been filed;
             1727          (e) a domestic entity that is not a filing entity for which an appointment of agent has
             1728      been filed; or
             1729          (f) a nonqualified foreign entity for which an appointment of agent has been filed.
             1730          (27) "Sign" means, with present intent to authenticate or adopt a record:
             1731          (a) to execute or adopt a tangible symbol; or
             1732          (b) to attach to or logically associate with the record an electronic sound, symbol, or
             1733      process.
             1734          (28) "Transferable interest" means the right under an entity's organic law to receive
             1735      distributions from the entity.
             1736          (29) "Type," with respect to an entity, means a generic form of entity:
             1737          (a) recognized at common law; or


             1738          (b) organized under an organic law, whether or not some entities organized under that
             1739      organic law are subject to provisions of that law that create different categories of the form of
             1740      entity.
             1741          Section 43. Section 16-16-201 is enacted to read:
             1742     
Part 2. Registered Agents

             1743          16-16-201. Fees.
             1744          Unless otherwise provided by statute, the division shall charge and collect fees for
             1745      services as provided in Section 63-38-3.2 .
             1746          Section 44. Section 16-16-202 is enacted to read:
             1747          16-16-202. Addresses in filings.
             1748          Whenever a provision of this chapter other than Subsection 16-16-209 (1)(d) requires
             1749      that a filing state an address, the filing must state:
             1750          (1) an actual street address or rural route box number in this state; and
             1751          (2) a mailing address in this state, if different from the address under Subsection (1).
             1752          Section 45. Section 16-16-203 is enacted to read:
             1753          16-16-203. Appointment of registered agent.
             1754          (1) A registered agent filing must state:
             1755          (a) the name of the represented entity's commercial registered agent; or
             1756          (b) if the entity does not have a commercial registered agent:
             1757          (i) the name and address of the entity's noncommercial registered agent; or
             1758          (ii) the title of an office or other position with the entity if service of process is to be
             1759      sent to the person holding that office or position, and the address of the business office of that
             1760      person.
             1761          (2) The appointment of a registered agent pursuant to Subsection (1)(a) or (b)(i) is an
             1762      affirmation by the represented entity that the agent has consented to serve as such.
             1763          (3) The division shall make available in a record as soon as practicable a daily list of
             1764      filings that contain the name of a registered agent. The list must:
             1765          (a) be available for at least 14 calendar days;


             1766          (b) list in alphabetical order the names of the registered agents; and
             1767          (c) state the type of filing and name of the represented entity making the filing.
             1768          Section 46. Section 16-16-204 is enacted to read:
             1769          16-16-204. Listing of commercial registered agent.
             1770          (1) An individual or a domestic or foreign entity may become listed as a commercial
             1771      registered agent by filing with the division a commercial registered agent listing statement
             1772      signed by or on behalf of the person which states:
             1773          (a) the name of the individual or the name, type, and jurisdiction of organization of the
             1774      entity;
             1775          (b) that the person is in the business of serving as a commercial registered agent in this
             1776      state; and
             1777          (c) the address of a place of business of the person in this state to which service of
             1778      process and other notice and documents being served on or sent to entities represented by it
             1779      may be delivered.
             1780          (2) A commercial registered agent listing statement may include the information
             1781      regarding acceptance of service of process in a record by the commercial registered agent
             1782      provided for in Subsection 16-16-301 (4).
             1783          (3) If the name of a person filing a commercial registered agent listing statement is not
             1784      distinguishable on the records of the division from the name of another commercial registered
             1785      agent listed under this section, the person must adopt a fictitious name that is distinguishable
             1786      and use that name in its statement and when it does business in this state as a commercial
             1787      registered agent.
             1788          (4) A commercial registered agent listing statement takes effect on filing.
             1789          (5) The division shall note the filing of the commercial registered agent listing statement
             1790      in the index of filings maintained by the division for each entity represented by the registered
             1791      agent at the time of the filing. The statement has the effect of deleting the address of the
             1792      registered agent from the registered agent filing of each of those entities.
             1793          Section 47. Section 16-16-205 is enacted to read:


             1794          16-16-205. Termination of listing of commercial registered agent.
             1795          (1) A commercial registered agent may terminate its listing as a commercial registered
             1796      agent by filing with the division a commercial registered agent termination statement signed by
             1797      or on behalf of the agent which states:
             1798          (a) the name of the agent as currently listed under Section 16-16-204 ; and
             1799          (b) that the agent is no longer in the business of serving as a commercial registered
             1800      agent in this state.
             1801          (2) A commercial registered agent termination statement takes effect on the 31st day
             1802      after the day on which it is filed.
             1803          (3) The commercial registered agent shall promptly furnish each entity represented by it
             1804      with notice in a record of the filing of the commercial registered agent termination statement.
             1805          (4) When a commercial registered agent termination statement takes effect, the
             1806      registered agent ceases to be an agent for service of process on each entity formerly represented
             1807      by it. Until an entity formerly represented by a terminated commercial registered agent appoints
             1808      a new registered agent, service of process may be made on the entity as provided in Section
             1809      16-16-301 . Termination of the listing of a commercial registered agent under this section does
             1810      not affect any contractual rights a represented entity may have against the agent or that the
             1811      agent may have against the entity.
             1812          Section 48. Section 16-16-206 is enacted to read:
             1813          16-16-206. Change of registered agent by entity.
             1814          (1) A represented entity may change the information currently on file under Subsection
             1815      16-16-203 (1) by filing with the division a statement of change signed on behalf of the entity
             1816      which states:
             1817          (a) the name of the entity; and
             1818          (b) the information that is to be in effect as a result of the filing of the statement of
             1819      change.
             1820          (2) The interest holders or governors of a domestic entity need not approve the filing
             1821      of:


             1822          (a) a statement of change under this section; or
             1823          (b) a similar filing changing the registered agent or registered office of the entity in any
             1824      other jurisdiction.
             1825          (3) The appointment of a registered agent pursuant to Subsection (1) is an affirmation
             1826      by the represented entity that the agent has consented to serve as such.
             1827          (4) A statement of change filed under this section takes effect on filing.
             1828          (5) As an alternative to using the procedures in this section, a represented entity may
             1829      change the information currently on file under Subsection 16-16-203 (1) by amending its most
             1830      recent registered agent filing in the manner provided by the laws of this state other than this
             1831      chapter for amending that filing.
             1832          Section 49. Section 16-16-207 is enacted to read:
             1833          16-16-207. Change of name or address by noncommercial registered agent.
             1834          (1) If a noncommercial registered agent changes its name or its address as currently in
             1835      effect with respect to a represented entity pursuant to Subsection 16-16-203 (1), the agent shall
             1836      file with the division, with respect to each entity represented by the agent, a statement of change
             1837      signed by or on behalf of the agent which states:
             1838          (a) the name of the entity;
             1839          (b) the name and address of the agent as currently in effect with respect to the entity;
             1840          (c) if the name of the agent has changed, its new name; and
             1841          (d) if the address of the agent has changed, the new address.
             1842          (2) A statement of change filed under this section takes effect on filing.
             1843          (3) A noncommercial registered agent shall promptly furnish the represented entity with
             1844      notice in a record of the filing of a statement of change and the changes made by the filing.
             1845          Section 50. Section 16-16-208 is enacted to read:
             1846          16-16-208. Change of name, address, or type of organization by commercial
             1847      registered agent.
             1848          (1) If a commercial registered agent changes its name, its address as currently listed
             1849      under Subsection 16-16-204 (1), or its type or jurisdiction of organization, the agent shall file


             1850      with the division a statement of change signed by or on behalf of the agent which states:
             1851          (a) the name of the agent as currently listed under Subsection 16-16-204 (1);
             1852          (b) if the name of the agent has changed, its new name;
             1853          (c) if the address of the agent has changed, the new address; and
             1854          (d) if the type or jurisdiction of organization of the agent has changed, the new type or
             1855      jurisdiction of organization.
             1856          (2) The filing of a statement of change under Subsection (1) is effective to change the
             1857      information regarding the commercial registered agent with respect to each entity represented
             1858      by the agent.
             1859          (3) A statement of change filed under this section takes effect on filing.
             1860          (4) A commercial registered agent shall promptly furnish each entity represented by it
             1861      with notice in a record of the filing of a statement of change relating to the name or address of
             1862      the agent and the changes made by the filing.
             1863          (5) If a commercial registered agent changes its address without filing a statement of
             1864      change as required by this section, the division may cancel the listing of the agent under Section
             1865      16-16-204 . A cancellation under this Subsection (5) has the same effect as a termination under
             1866      Section 16-16-205 . Promptly after canceling the listing of an agent, the division shall serve
             1867      notice in a record in the manner provided in Subsection 16-16-301 (2) or (3) on:
             1868          (a) each entity represented by the agent, stating that the agent has ceased to be an agent
             1869      for service of process on the entity and that, until the entity appoints a new registered agent,
             1870      service of process may be made on the entity as provided in Section 16-16-301 ; and
             1871          (b) the agent, stating that the listing of the agent has been canceled under this section.
             1872          Section 51. Section 16-16-209 is enacted to read:
             1873          16-16-209. Resignation of registered agent.
             1874          (1) A registered agent may resign at any time with respect to a represented entity by
             1875      filing with the division a statement of resignation signed by or on behalf of the agent which
             1876      states:
             1877          (a) the name of the entity;


             1878          (b) the name of the agent;
             1879          (c) that the agent resigns from serving as agent for service of process for the entity; and
             1880          (d) the name and address of the person to which the agent will send the notice required
             1881      by Subsection (3).
             1882          (2) A statement of resignation takes effect on the earlier of the 31st day after the day on
             1883      which it is filed or the appointment of a new registered agent for the represented entity.
             1884          (3) The registered agent shall promptly furnish the represented entity notice in a record
             1885      of the date on which a statement of resignation was filed.
             1886          (4) When a statement of resignation takes effect, the registered agent ceases to have
             1887      responsibility for any matter tendered to it as agent for the represented entity. A resignation
             1888      under this section does not affect any contractual rights the entity has against the agent or that
             1889      the agent has against the entity.
             1890          (5) A registered agent may resign with respect to a represented entity whether or not
             1891      the entity is in good standing.
             1892          Section 52. Section 16-16-210 is enacted to read:
             1893          16-16-210. Appointment of agent by nonfiling or nonqualified foreign entity.
             1894          (1) A domestic entity that is not a filing entity or a nonqualified foreign entity may file
             1895      with the division a statement appointing an agent for service of process signed on behalf of the
             1896      entity which states:
             1897          (a) the name, type, and jurisdiction of organization of the entity; and
             1898          (b) the information required by Subsection 16-16-203 (1).
             1899          (2) A statement appointing an agent for service of process takes effect on filing.
             1900          (3) The appointment of a registered agent under this section does not qualify a
             1901      nonqualified foreign entity to do business in this state and is not sufficient alone to create
             1902      personal jurisdiction over the nonqualified foreign entity in this state.
             1903          (4) A statement appointing an agent for service of process may not be rejected for filing
             1904      because the name of the entity filing the statement is not distinguishable on the records of the
             1905      division from the name of another entity appearing in those records. The filing of a statement


             1906      appointing an agent for service of process does not make the name of the entity filing the
             1907      statement unavailable for use by another entity.
             1908          (5) An entity that has filed a statement appointing an agent for service of process may
             1909      cancel the statement by filing a statement of cancellation, which shall take effect upon filing, and
             1910      must state the name of the entity and that the entity is canceling its appointment of an agent for
             1911      service of process in this state. A statement appointing an agent for service of process which
             1912      has not been canceled earlier is effective for a period of five years after the date of filing.
             1913          (6) A statement appointing an agent for service of process for a nonqualified foreign
             1914      entity terminates automatically on the date the entity becomes a qualified foreign entity.
             1915          Section 53. Section 16-16-301 is enacted to read:
             1916     
Part 3. Service of Process and Duties

             1917          16-16-301. Service of process on entities.
             1918          (1) A registered agent is an agent of the represented entity authorized to receive service
             1919      of any process, notice, or demand required or permitted by law to be served on the entity.
             1920          (2) If an entity that previously filed a registered agent filing with the division no longer
             1921      has a registered agent, or if its registered agent cannot with reasonable diligence be served, the
             1922      entity may be served by registered or certified mail, return receipt requested, addressed to the
             1923      governors of the entity by name at its principal office in accordance with any applicable judicial
             1924      rules and procedures. The names of the governors and the address of the principal office may
             1925      be as shown in the most recent annual report filed with the division. Service is perfected under
             1926      this Subsection (2) at the earliest of:
             1927          (a) the date the entity receives the mail;
             1928          (b) the date shown on the return receipt, if signed on behalf of the entity; or
             1929          (c) five days after its deposit with the United States Postal Service, if correctly
             1930      addressed and with sufficient postage.
             1931          (3) If process, notice, or demand cannot be served on an entity pursuant to Subsection
             1932      (1) or (2), service of process may be made by handing a copy to the manager, clerk, or other
             1933      person in charge of any regular place of business or activity of the entity if the person served is


             1934      not a plaintiff in the action.
             1935          (4) Service of process, notice, or demand on a registered agent must be in the form of a
             1936      written document, except that service may be made on a commercial registered agent in such
             1937      other forms of a record, and subject to such requirements as the agent has stated from time to
             1938      time in its listing under Section 16-16-204 that it will accept.
             1939          (5) Service of process, notice, or demand may be perfected by any other means
             1940      prescribed by law other than this chapter.
             1941          Section 54. Section 16-16-302 is enacted to read:
             1942          16-16-302. Duties of registered agent.
             1943          The only duties under this chapter of a registered agent that has complied with this
             1944      chapter are:
             1945          (1) to forward to the represented entity at the address most recently supplied to the
             1946      agent by the entity any process, notice, or demand that is served on the agent;
             1947          (2) to provide the notices required by this chapter to the entity at the address most
             1948      recently supplied to the agent by the entity;
             1949          (3) if the agent is a noncommercial registered agent, to keep current the information
             1950      required by Subsection 16-16-203 (1) in the most recent registered agent filing for the entity;
             1951      and
             1952          (4) if the agent is a commercial registered agent, to keep current the information listed
             1953      for it under Subsection 16-16-204 (1).
             1954          Section 55. Section 16-16-401 is enacted to read:
             1955     
Part 4. Miscellaneous Provisions

             1956          16-16-401. Jurisdiction and venue.
             1957          The appointment or maintenance in this state of a registered agent does not by itself
             1958      create the basis for personal jurisdiction over the represented entity in this state. The address of
             1959      the agent does not determine venue in an action or proceeding involving the entity.
             1960          Section 56. Section 16-16-402 is enacted to read:
             1961          16-16-402. Consistency of application.


             1962          In applying and construing this chapter, consideration must be given to the need to
             1963      promote consistency of the law with respect to its subject matter among states that enact it.
             1964          Section 57. Section 16-16-403 is enacted to read:
             1965          16-16-403. Relation to Electronic Signatures in Global and National Commerce
             1966      Act.
             1967          This chapter modifies, limits, and supersedes the federal Electronic Signatures in Global
             1968      and National Commerce Act, 15 U.S.C. Section 7001, et seq., but does not modify, limit, or
             1969      supersede Section 101(c) of that act, 15 U.S.C. Section 7001(c), or authorize delivery of any of
             1970      the notices described in Section 103(b) of that act, 15 U.S.C. Section 7003(b).
             1971          Section 58. Section 16-16-404 is enacted to read:
             1972          16-16-404. Savings clause.
             1973          This chapter does not affect an action or proceeding commenced or right accrued before
             1974      the effective date of this chapter.
             1975          Section 59. Section 31A-5-203 is amended to read:
             1976           31A-5-203. Articles and bylaws.
             1977          (1) The articles of incorporation requirements in Section 16-10a-202 apply to the
             1978      articles of a stock corporation, except that:
             1979          (a) the name of the corporation shall comply with Sections 16-10a-401 and 31A-1-109
             1980      and the name of any new or renamed corporation shall include the word "insurance" or a term
             1981      of equivalent meaning;
             1982          (b) authorized shares shall conform to Subsection 31A-5-305 (1) and the capital
             1983      provided for shall conform to Section 31A-5-211 ; and
             1984          (c) beginning on July 1, 1988, the purposes of the corporation are limited to those
             1985      permitted by Section 31A-4-107 .
             1986          (2) The articles of incorporation requirements in Section 16-6a-202 , except Subsections
             1987      16-6a-202 (1)[(g)] (f) and [(h)] (g), apply to the articles of a mutual except that:
             1988          (a) The name of the corporation shall comply with Sections 16-6a-401 and 31A-1-109
             1989      and the name of any new or renamed corporation shall include the words "mutual" and


             1990      "insurance" or terms of equivalent meaning.
             1991          (b) If any mutual bonds are authorized, they shall comply with Subsection
             1992      31A-5-305 (2)(a).
             1993          (c) The purposes of the corporation may not include doing a title insurance business,
             1994      and shall be limited to those purposes permitted by Section 31A-4-107 .
             1995          (d) If assessable policies are permitted, the articles shall contain provisions giving
             1996      assessment liabilities and procedures, including a provision specifying the classes of business on
             1997      which assessment may be separately levied.
             1998          (e) The articles may specify those classes of persons who may be policyholders, or
             1999      prescribe the procedure for establishing or removing restrictions on the classes of persons who
             2000      may be policyholders. The articles shall also state that each policyholder is a member of the
             2001      corporation.
             2002          (3) Sections 16-10a-830 and 16-10a-831 apply to stock corporations and Section
             2003      16-6a-818 applies to mutuals. The articles or bylaws shall designate three or more principal
             2004      offices the principal officers of the corporation shall hold. The principal offices shall be held by
             2005      at least three separate natural persons.
             2006          (4) The bylaws of a domestic corporation shall comply with this chapter. A copy of the
             2007      bylaws, and any amendments to them, shall be filed with the commissioner within 60 days after
             2008      their adoption. Subject to this Subsection (4), Subsections 31A-5-204 (2)(c) and (5),
             2009      Subsection 31A-5-213 (4), and Section 16-10a-206 apply to stock corporations and Section
             2010      16-6a-206 applies to mutuals.
             2011          Section 60. Section 31A-5-401 is amended to read:
             2012           31A-5-401. Principal office and registered agent.
             2013          Each domestic insurance corporation shall have its principal office and place of business
             2014      in this state. By order, the commissioner may exempt a corporation from this requirement, in
             2015      which case it is subject to the requirement of Section 31A-14-204 . The location of a domestic
             2016      insurance corporation's principal office and the existence of a registered agent are governed by
             2017      [Sections 16-10a-501 , 16-10a-502 , and 16-10a-503 ] Title 16, Chapter 16, Model Registered


             2018      Agents Act.
             2019          Section 61. Section 31A-8-202 is amended to read:
             2020           31A-8-202. Corporate name -- Office -- Registered agent.
             2021          (1) Sections 16-10a-402 , 16-10a-403 , and 42-2-5 apply to the reservation and
             2022      registration of the corporate name in domestic health maintenance organizations. Reservation
             2023      and registration fees under Section 31A-3-103 apply.
             2024          (2) The location of an organization's principal office and the existence of a registered
             2025      agent are governed by [Sections 16-10a-501 through 16-10a-503 ] Title 16, Chapter 16, Model
             2026      Registered Agents Act.
             2027          Section 62. Section 31A-8-204 is amended to read:
             2028           31A-8-204. Articles and bylaws.
             2029          (1) The articles of a nonprofit organization shall conform to Subsections
             2030      16-6a-202 (1)(a) through [(f)] (e). The articles of other organizations shall conform to Section
             2031      16-10a-202 . In addition:
             2032          (a) the powers of the corporation shall be limited to those permitted under Section
             2033      31A-8-105 ;
             2034          (b) the articles shall state whether the organization is a health maintenance organization
             2035      or a limited health plan;
             2036          (c) the articles shall state the services to be provided or for which indemnity is to be
             2037      paid, which services provided and indemnity guaranteed shall be consistent with the
             2038      organization's designation under Subsection (1)(b);
             2039          (d) the articles shall state that as to health care services for which individual providers
             2040      are required to be licensed, the services provided by the organization shall be provided by
             2041      persons properly licensed to perform the services;
             2042          (e) the articles shall state whether providers of services are subject to assessment or
             2043      withholding to pay operating costs or financial deficits;
             2044          (f) the articles shall state, for organizations having members, how persons become
             2045      members and that only members vote; and


             2046          (g) the articles of an organization not having members shall state how the directors of
             2047      the organization shall be selected and removed.
             2048          (2) The articles or bylaws shall designate three or more officers as the principal officers
             2049      of the corporation. The principal offices shall be held by at least three separate natural persons.
             2050          (3) Section 31A-5-219 applies to amendments to articles of organizations.
             2051          (4) Organizations shall adopt and maintain bylaws. Section 16-6a-206 applies to
             2052      organizations, except for the statement that bylaws need not be adopted.
             2053          Section 63. Section 31A-14-204 is amended to read:
             2054           31A-14-204. Registered agent and registered office.
             2055          (1) [Sections 16-10a-1508 through 16-10a-1510 apply] Title 16, Chapter 16, Model
             2056      Registered Agents Act, applies to the [registered office,] registered agent[,] and service of
             2057      process on all foreign insurers authorized to do business in this state. Whenever the words
             2058      "Division of Corporations and Commercial Code" or "division" are used, they mean "insurance
             2059      commissioner."
             2060          (2) The [registered] principal office shall have sufficient personnel to provide
             2061      information and assistance to Utah insureds, unless the insurer informs policyholders on the
             2062      policy or on other written communications of a toll-free telephone connection accessible at
             2063      normal business hours in this state.
             2064          Section 64. Section 48-1-42 is amended to read:
             2065           48-1-42. Registration of limited liability partnerships.
             2066          (1) (a) A partnership shall register with the Division of Corporations and Commercial
             2067      Code by filing an application or a renewal statement:
             2068          (i) to become and to continue as a limited liability partnership; or
             2069          (ii) to do business in this state as a foreign limited liability partnership.
             2070          (b) The application or renewal statement shall include:
             2071          (i) the name of the limited liability partnership;
             2072          [(ii) the address of its principal office;]
             2073          [(iii) if the principal office of the limited liability partnership is not located in this state,


             2074      the address of a registered office and the name and address of a registered agent for service of
             2075      process in this state;]
             2076          (ii) the information required by Subsection 16-16-203 (1);
             2077          [(iv)] (iii) the number of partners;
             2078          [(v)] (iv) a brief statement of the business in which the limited liability partnership
             2079      engages;
             2080          [(vi)] (v) a brief statement that the partnership is applying for, or seeking to renew its
             2081      status as a limited liability partnership; and
             2082          [(vii)] (vi) if a foreign limited liability partnership, an original certificate of fact or good
             2083      standing from the office of the lieutenant governor or other responsible authority of the state in
             2084      which the limited liability partnership is formed.
             2085          (2) The application or renewal statement required by Subsection (1) shall be executed
             2086      by a majority in voting interest of the partners or by one or more partners authorized by the
             2087      partnership to execute an application or renewal statement.
             2088          (3) The application or renewal statement shall be accompanied by a filing fee
             2089      established under Section 63-38-3.2 .
             2090          (4) The division shall register as a limited liability partnership any partnership that
             2091      submits a completed application with the required fee.
             2092          (5) (a) The registration expires one year after the date an application is filed unless the
             2093      registration is voluntarily withdrawn by filing with the division a written withdrawal notice
             2094      executed by a majority in voting interest of the partners or by one or more partners authorized
             2095      to execute a withdrawal notice.
             2096          (b) Registration of a partnership as a limited liability partnership shall be renewed if no
             2097      earlier than 60 days before the date the registration expires and no later than the date of
             2098      expiration, the limited liability partnership files with the division a renewal statement.
             2099          (c) The division shall renew the registration as a limited liability partnership of any
             2100      limited liability partnership that timely submits a completed renewal statement with the required
             2101      fee.


             2102          (d) If a renewal statement is timely filed, the registration is effective for one year after
             2103      the date the registration would have expired but for the filing or the renewal statement.
             2104          (6) The status of a partnership as a limited liability partnership is not affected by
             2105      changes in the information stated in the application or renewal statement which take place after
             2106      the filing of an application or a renewal statement.
             2107          (7) In accordance with Title 63, Chapter 46a, Utah Administrative Rulemaking Act, the
             2108      division may issue rules providing for the form content and submittal of applications for
             2109      registration or of renewal statements.
             2110          Section 65. Section 48-2a-201 is amended to read:
             2111           48-2a-201. Certificate of limited partnerships.
             2112          (1) In order to form a limited partnership a certificate of limited partnership must be
             2113      executed and filed with the division, setting forth:
             2114          (a) the name of the limited partnership;
             2115          [(b) the name, street address, and signature of the agent for service of process required
             2116      to be maintained by Section 48-2a-104 ;]
             2117          [(c) a statement that the director of the division is appointed the agent of the limited
             2118      partnership for service of process if:]
             2119          [(i) the agent has resigned;]
             2120          [(ii) the agent's authority has been revoked; or]
             2121          [(iii) the agent cannot be found or served with the exercise of reasonable diligence;]
             2122          [(d) the street address of the limited partnership's principal place of business where the
             2123      records required to be maintained by Section 48-2a-105 are to be kept;]
             2124          (b) the information required by Subsection 16-16-203 (1);
             2125          [(e)] (c) the name and business address of each general partner;
             2126          [(f)] (d) (i) the latest date upon which the limited partnership is to dissolve, if the
             2127      duration of the limited partnership is to be limited; or
             2128          (ii) a statement to the effect that the limited partnership is to have perpetual duration;
             2129      and


             2130          [(g)] (e) any other matters the general partners determine to include.
             2131          (2) A limited partnership is formed:
             2132          (a) at the time of the filing of the certificate of limited partnership with the division as
             2133      evidenced by the stamped copy returned by the division pursuant to Subsection 48-2a-206 (1);
             2134      or
             2135          (b) at any later time specified in the certificate of limited partnership.
             2136          Section 66. Section 48-2a-202.5 is amended to read:
             2137           48-2a-202.5. Actions not requiring amendment.
             2138          Notwithstanding Section 48-2a-202 , a limited partnership is not required to amend the
             2139      limited partnership's certificate of limited partnership to report a change in[:] the information
             2140      required by Subsection 16-16-203 (1).
             2141          [(1) the name of the limited partnership's registered agent;]
             2142          [(2) the street address of the limited partnership's registered agent; or]
             2143          [(3) the limited partnership's principal place of business where the records required to
             2144      be maintained by Section 48-2a-105 are kept.]
             2145          Section 67. Section 48-2a-210 is amended to read:
             2146           48-2a-210. Annual report.
             2147          (1) (a) Each domestic limited partnership, and each foreign limited partnership
             2148      authorized to transact business in this state, shall file an annual report with the division:
             2149          (i) during the month of its anniversary date of formation, in the case of domestic limited
             2150      partnerships; or
             2151          (ii) during the month of the anniversary date of being granted authority to transact
             2152      business in this state, in the case of foreign limited partnerships authorized to transact business
             2153      in this state.
             2154          (b) The annual report required by Subsection (1)(a) shall set forth:
             2155          (i) the name of the limited partnership;
             2156          (ii) the state or country under the laws of which it is formed;
             2157          [(iii) the name and street address of the agent for service of process required to be


             2158      maintained by Section 48-2a-104 ;]
             2159          (iii) the information required by Subsection 16-16-203 (1);
             2160          (iv) any change of address of a general partner; and
             2161          (v) a change in the persons constituting the general partners.
             2162          (2) (a) The annual report required by Subsection (1) shall:
             2163          (i) be made on forms prescribed and furnished by the division; and
             2164          (ii) contain information that is given as of the date of execution of the annual report.
             2165          (b) The annual report forms shall include a statement of notice to the limited partnership
             2166      that failure to file the annual report will result in the dissolution of:
             2167          (i) the limited partnership, in the case of a domestic limited partnership; or
             2168          (ii) its registration, in the case of a foreign limited partnership authorized to transact
             2169      business in this state.
             2170          (c) The annual report shall be signed by:
             2171          (i) any general partner under penalty of perjury; and
             2172          (ii) if the registered agent has changed since the last annual report or other appointment
             2173      of a registered agent, the new registered agent.
             2174          (3) (a) If the division finds that the annual report required by Subsection (1) conforms
             2175      to the requirements of this chapter, it shall file the annual report.
             2176          (b) If the division finds that the annual report required by Subsection (1) does not
             2177      conform to the requirements of this chapter, the division shall mail the report first-class postage
             2178      prepaid to the limited partnership at the addresses set forth in the certificate for any necessary
             2179      corrections.
             2180          (c) If the division returns an annual report in accordance with Subsection (3)(b), the
             2181      penalties for failure to file the annual report within the time prescribed in Section 48-2a-203.5
             2182      do not apply, as long as the report is corrected and returned to the division within 30 days from
             2183      the date the nonconforming report was mailed to the limited partnership.
             2184          Section 68. Section 48-2a-902 is amended to read:
             2185           48-2a-902. Registration.


             2186          (1) Before transacting business in this state, a foreign limited partnership shall register
             2187      with the division. In order to register, a foreign limited partnership shall submit to the division
             2188      on forms provided by the division a certificate of good standing or similar evidence of its
             2189      organization and existence under the laws of the state in which it was formed, together with one
             2190      original and one copy of an application for registration as a foreign limited partnership, signed
             2191      under penalty of perjury by a general partner and setting forth:
             2192          (a) the name of the foreign limited partnership and, if that name is not available in this
             2193      state, the name under which it proposes to register and transact business in this state;
             2194          (b) the state and date of its formation;
             2195          [(c) the name and street address of an agent for service of process on the foreign limited
             2196      partnership whom the foreign limited partnership elects to appoint; the agent must be an
             2197      individual resident of this state, a domestic corporation, or a foreign corporation having a place
             2198      of business in and authorized to do business in this state;]
             2199          [(d) a statement that the director of the division is appointed the agent of the foreign
             2200      limited partnership for service of process if the agent has resigned, the agent's authority has been
             2201      revoked, or the agent cannot be found or served with the exercise of reasonable diligence;]
             2202          [(e) the street address of the office required to be maintained in the state of its
             2203      organization by the laws of that state or, if not so required, of the principal office of the foreign
             2204      limited partnership;]
             2205          (c) the information required by Subsection 16-16-203 (1);
             2206          [(f)] (d) the name and business address of each general partner; and
             2207          [(g)] (e) the street address of the office at which is kept a list of the names and
             2208      addresses of the limited partners and their capital contributions, together with an undertaking by
             2209      the foreign limited partnership to keep those records until the foreign limited partnership's
             2210      registration in this state is canceled or withdrawn.
             2211          (2) Without excluding other activities which may not constitute transacting business in
             2212      this state, a foreign limited partnership shall not be considered to be transacting business in this
             2213      state, for the purposes of this chapter, by reason of carrying on in this state any one or more of


             2214      the following activities:
             2215          (a) maintaining or defending any action or suit or any administrative or arbitration
             2216      proceeding or effecting the settlement thereof or the settlement of claims or disputes;
             2217          (b) holding meetings of its general partners or limited partners or carrying on other
             2218      activities concerning its internal affairs;
             2219          (c) maintaining bank accounts;
             2220          (d) maintaining offices or agencies for the transfer, exchange, and registration of its
             2221      securities, or appointing and maintaining trustees or depositaries with relation to its securities;
             2222          (e) effecting sales through independent contractors;
             2223          (f) soliciting or procuring orders, whether by mail or through employees or agents or
             2224      otherwise, where such orders require acceptance without this state before becoming binding
             2225      contracts;
             2226          (g) creating evidences of debt, mortgages, or liens on real or personal property;
             2227          (h) securing or collecting debts or enforcing any rights in property securing the same;
             2228          (i) transacting any business in interstate commerce;
             2229          (j) conducting an isolated transaction completed within a period of 30 days and not in
             2230      the course of a number of repeated transactions of like nature; or
             2231          (k) acquiring, in transactions outside this state or in interstate commerce, of conditional
             2232      sale contracts or of debts secured by mortgages or liens on real or personal property in this
             2233      state, collecting or adjusting of principal and interest payments thereon, enforcing or adjusting
             2234      any rights in property provided for in the conditional sale contracts or securing the debts, taking
             2235      any actions necessary to preserve and protect the interest of the conditional vendor in the
             2236      property covered by the conditional sales contracts or the interest of the mortgagee or holder of
             2237      the lien in the security, or any combination of such transactions.
             2238          Section 69. Section 48-2c-102 is amended to read:
             2239           48-2c-102. Definitions.
             2240          As used in this chapter:
             2241          (1) "Bankruptcy" includes bankruptcy under federal bankruptcy law or under Utah


             2242      insolvency law.
             2243          (2) "Business" includes any lawful trade, occupation, profession, business, investment,
             2244      or other purpose or activity, whether or not that trade, occupation, profession, business,
             2245      investment, purpose, or activity is carried on for profit.
             2246          (3) "Capital account," unless otherwise provided in the operating agreement, means the
             2247      account, as adjusted from time to time, maintained by the company for each member to reflect:
             2248          (a) the value of all contributions by that member;
             2249          (b) the amount of all distributions to that member or the member's assignee;
             2250          (c) the member's share of profits, gains, and losses of the company; and
             2251          (d) the member's share of the net assets of the company upon dissolution and winding
             2252      up that are distributable to the member or the member's assignee.
             2253          (4) "Company," "limited liability company," or "domestic company" means a limited
             2254      liability company organized under or subject to this chapter.
             2255          [(5) "Designated office" means the street address in this state where the records
             2256      required to be maintained by Section 48-2c-112 are kept.]
             2257          [(6)] (5) (a) "Distribution" means a direct or indirect transfer by a company of money or
             2258      other property, except:
             2259          (i) an interest in the company; or
             2260          (ii) incurrence of indebtedness by a company, to or for the benefit of members in the
             2261      company in respect of any interest in the company.
             2262          (b) "Distribution" does not include amounts constituting reasonable compensation for
             2263      present or past services or reasonable payments made in the ordinary course of business
             2264      pursuant to a bona fide retirement plan or other benefits program.
             2265          [(7)] (6) "Division" means the Division of Corporations and Commercial Code of the
             2266      Utah Department of Commerce.
             2267          [(8)] (7) "Entity" includes:
             2268          (a) a domestic or foreign corporation;
             2269          (b) a domestic or foreign nonprofit corporation;


             2270          (c) a company or foreign company;
             2271          (d) a profit or nonprofit unincorporated association;
             2272          (e) a business trust;
             2273          (f) an estate;
             2274          (g) a general partnership or a domestic or foreign limited partnership;
             2275          (h) a trust;
             2276          (i) a state;
             2277          (j) the United States; or
             2278          (k) a foreign government.
             2279          [(9)] (8) (a) "Filed with the division" means that a statement, document, or report:
             2280          (i) complies with the requirements of Section 48-2c-207 ; and
             2281          (ii) has been accepted for filing by the division.
             2282          (b) "Filed with the division" includes filing by electronic means approved by the
             2283      division.
             2284          [(10)] (9) "Foreign company" means a limited liability company organized under a law
             2285      other than the laws of this state.
             2286          [(11)] (10) "Interest in the company" means a member's economic rights in the
             2287      company including:
             2288          (a) the right to receive distributions from the company; and
             2289          (b) the right to receive a portion of the net assets of the company upon dissolution and
             2290      winding up of the company.
             2291          [(12)] (11) "Manager" means a person elected or otherwise designated by the members
             2292      to manage a manager-managed company pursuant to Part 8, Management.
             2293          [(13)] (12) "Manager-managed company" means a company whose management is
             2294      vested in managers pursuant to Part 8, Management.
             2295          [(14)] (13) "Member" means a person with an ownership interest in a company and with
             2296      the rights and obligations specified under this chapter.
             2297          [(15)] (14) "Member-managed company" means a company whose management is


             2298      vested in its members pursuant to Part 8, Management.
             2299          [(16)] (15) (a) "Operating agreement" means any written agreement of the members:
             2300          (i) concerning the business or purpose of the company and the conduct of its affairs;
             2301      and
             2302          (ii) which complies with Part 5, Operating Agreements.
             2303          (b) "Operating agreement" includes any written amendments agreed to by all members
             2304      or other writing adopted in any other manner as may be provided in the operating agreement.
             2305          [(17)] (16) "Person" means an individual or entity.
             2306          [(18)] (17) "Proceeding" means any administrative, judicial or other trial, hearing, or
             2307      other action, whether civil, criminal, or investigative, the result of which may be that a court,
             2308      arbitrator, or governmental agency may enter a judgment, order, decree, or other determination
             2309      which, if not appealed or reversed, would be binding upon any person subject to the jurisdiction
             2310      of that court, arbitrator, or governmental agency.
             2311          [(19)] (18) "Professional services" is as defined in Part 15, Professions.
             2312          [(20)] (19) "Profits interest" means that portion of the company's profits to be allocated
             2313      to an individual member upon any allocation of profits.
             2314          [(21)] (20) "Profits interests" or "interests in profits" with respect to a company means
             2315      the total interests of all of the company's members in the company's profits.
             2316          [(22)] (21) "Signed," "signs," or "signature" means:
             2317          (a) a manual signature or authorized facsimile of the signature; or
             2318          (b) any electronic signature approved by the division.
             2319          [(23)] (22) "State" means:
             2320          (a) a state, territory, or possession of the United States;
             2321          (b) the District of Columbia; or
             2322          (c) the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico.
             2323          Section 70. Section 48-2c-113 is amended to read:
             2324           48-2c-113. Inspection of records by members and managers.
             2325          (1) A current or former member or manager of a company is entitled to inspect and


             2326      copy, during regular business hours at the company's [designated] principal office, any of the
             2327      records described in [Section 48-2c-112 ] Subsection (2) after first giving the company written
             2328      notice of the demand at least five business days before the inspection is to occur.
             2329          (2) Records required to be kept at the principal office under Subsection (1) include:
             2330          (a) a current list in alphabetical order of the full name and last-known business,
             2331      residence, or mailing address of each member and each manager;
             2332          (b) a copy of the stamped articles of organization and all certificates of amendment
             2333      thereto, together with a copy of all signed powers of attorney pursuant to which the articles of
             2334      organization or any amendment has been signed;
             2335          (c) a copy of the writing required of an organizer under Subsection 48-2c-401 (2);
             2336          (d) a copy of the company's federal, state, and local income tax returns and reports, if
             2337      any, for the three most recent years;
             2338          (e) a copy of any financial statements of the company, if any, for the three most recent
             2339      years;
             2340          (f) a copy of the company's operating agreement, if any, and all amendments thereto;
             2341          (g) a copy of the minutes, if any, of each meeting of members and of any written
             2342      consents obtained from members; and
             2343          (h) unless otherwise set forth in the articles of organization or the operating agreement,
             2344      a written statement setting forth:
             2345          (i) the amount of cash and a description and statement of the agreed value of the other
             2346      property or services contributed and agreed to be contributed by each member;
             2347          (ii) the times at which, or events on the happening of which, any additional
             2348      contributions agreed to be made by each member are to be made;
             2349          (iii) any right of a member to receive distributions;
             2350          (iv) any date or event upon the happening of which a member is entitled to payment in
             2351      redemption of the member's interest in the company; and
             2352          (v) any date or event upon the happening of which the company is to be dissolved and
             2353      its affairs wound up.


             2354          [(2)] (3) This section does not affect:
             2355          (a) the right of a member or manager to inspect records if the member or manager is in
             2356      litigation with the company, to the same extent as any other litigant; or
             2357          (b) the power of a court, independent of this chapter, to compel the production of
             2358      records for examination.
             2359          [(3)] (4) A current or former member or manager may not use any information obtained
             2360      through the inspection or copying of records permitted by Subsection (1) for any improper
             2361      purpose.
             2362          [(4)] (5) The division may subpoena any of the records described in [Section
             2363      48-2c-112 ] Subsection (2) if a company denies any current or former member or manager
             2364      access to the records.
             2365          Section 71. Section 48-2c-115 is amended to read:
             2366           48-2c-115. Court-ordered inspection.
             2367          (1) If a company does not allow a current or former member or manager or their agent
             2368      or attorney who complies with Subsection 48-2c-113 (1) to inspect or copy any records required
             2369      by that subsection to be available for inspection, the district court of the county in this state in
             2370      which the company's [designated] principal office is located, or if the company has no principal
             2371      office in this state, the district court of Salt Lake County, may summarily order inspection and
             2372      copying of the records demanded at the company's expense, on application of the person denied
             2373      access to the records. The court shall dispose of an application under this Subsection (1) on an
             2374      expedited basis.
             2375          (2) If a court orders inspection or copying of records demanded, it shall also order the
             2376      company to pay the costs incurred by the person requesting the order, including reasonable
             2377      attorney's fees unless the company proves that it refused inspection in good faith because it had
             2378      a reasonable basis for doubt about the right of the person to inspect the records demanded.
             2379          (3) If a court orders inspection or copying of records demanded, it may:
             2380          (a) impose reasonable restrictions on the use or distribution of the records by the person
             2381      demanding inspection;


             2382          (b) order the company to pay the member or manager for reasonable attorney's fees and
             2383      costs incurred and for any damages incurred as a result of the company's denial if the court
             2384      determines that the company did not act in good faith in refusing to allow the inspection or
             2385      copying; and
             2386          (c) grant the person demanding inspection or copying any other available legal remedy.
             2387          Section 72. Section 48-2c-203 is amended to read:
             2388           48-2c-203. Annual report.
             2389          (1) (a) Each company and each foreign company authorized to transact business in this
             2390      state shall file an annual report with the division:
             2391          (i) during the month of its anniversary date of formation, in the case of domestic
             2392      companies; or
             2393          (ii) during the month of the anniversary date of being granted authority to transact
             2394      business in this state, in the case of foreign companies authorized to transact business in this
             2395      state.
             2396          (b) The annual report required by Subsection (1)(a) shall set forth:
             2397          (i) the name of the company;
             2398          (ii) the state or country under the laws of which it is formed; and
             2399          (iii) any change in:
             2400          [(A) for a domestic company only, the street address of its designated office;]
             2401          [(B) for a foreign company only, the street address of its principal office;]
             2402          [(C) the street address of its registered office in this state;]
             2403          [(D) the name of the agent for service of process at the address listed in Subsection
             2404      (1)(b)(iii)(C);]
             2405          (A) the information required by Subsection 16-16-203 (1);
             2406          [(E)] (B) if the street address or legal name of any manager in a manager-managed
             2407      company, any member in a member-managed company, or any person with management
             2408      authority of a foreign company has changed, the new street address or legal name of the
             2409      manager, member, or other person; and


             2410          [(F)] (C) the identity of the persons constituting the managers in a manager-managed
             2411      company or members in a member-managed company or other person with management
             2412      authority of a foreign company.
             2413          (2) (a) The annual report required by Subsection (1) shall:
             2414          (i) be made on forms prescribed and furnished by the division; and
             2415          (ii) contain information that is given as of the date of signing the annual report.
             2416          (b) The annual report forms shall include a statement notifying the company that failure
             2417      to file the annual report will result in:
             2418          (i) the dissolution of the company, in the case of a domestic company; or
             2419          (ii) the revocation of authority to transact business in this state in the case of a foreign
             2420      company.
             2421          (3) The annual report shall be signed by:
             2422          (a) (i) any manager in a manager-managed company;
             2423          (ii) any member in a member-managed company; or
             2424          (iii) any other person with management authority; and
             2425          (b) if the registered agent has changed since the filing of the articles of organization or
             2426      last annual report, by the new registered agent.
             2427          (4) (a) If the annual report conforms to the requirements of this chapter, the division
             2428      shall file the report.
             2429          (b) If the annual report does not conform to the requirements of this chapter, the
             2430      division shall mail the report, first class postage prepaid, to the registered agent of the company
             2431      for any necessary corrections at the street address for the registered agent most recently
             2432      furnished to the division by notice, annual report, or other document.
             2433          (c) If the division returns an annual report in accordance with Subsection (4)(b), the
             2434      penalties for failure to file the report within the time prescribed in this section do not apply, as
             2435      long as the annual report is corrected and returned to the division within 30 days from the date
             2436      the nonconforming report was mailed to the registered agent of the company.
             2437          Section 73. Section 48-2c-204 is amended to read:


             2438           48-2c-204. Signing of documents filed with division.
             2439          (1) Unless otherwise specified in this chapter, each document or report required by this
             2440      chapter to be filed with the division shall be signed in the following manner:
             2441          (a) articles of organization for a domestic company shall be signed by at least one
             2442      organizer or one manager or, if the company is member-managed, by at least one member; and
             2443          (b) each other document or report shall be signed by at least one manager for a
             2444      manager-managed company or one member for a member-managed company or a person with
             2445      management authority for a foreign company, subject in the case of a domestic company, to any
             2446      restriction or requirement in the articles of organization or operating agreement.
             2447          (2) Any person may sign any document or report by an attorney-in-fact, but a power of
             2448      attorney to sign a certificate of amendment relating to the admission of a member shall specify
             2449      the member to be admitted. Powers of attorney need not be filed with the division but shall be
             2450      retained with the records of the company required under Section [ 48-2c-112 ] 48-2c-113 .
             2451          (3) Each document or report required to be filed with the division shall state beneath or
             2452      opposite the signature of the person signing the document or report, in printed or hand-printed
             2453      letters, the signer's name and the capacity in which the document or report was signed.
             2454          (4) The signature of each person signing any document or report required to be filed
             2455      with the division constitutes an oath or affirmation by the person signing, under penalties of
             2456      perjury, that the facts stated therein are true and that any power of attorney used in connection
             2457      with such signing is proper in form and substance.
             2458          Section 74. Section 48-2c-211 is amended to read:
             2459           48-2c-211. Appeal from division's refusal to file document.
             2460          (1) If the division refuses to accept a document delivered to it for filing, the domestic or
             2461      foreign company for which the filing was requested, or its representative, within 30 days after
             2462      the effective date of the notice of refusal given by the division pursuant to Subsection
             2463      48-2c-210 (3), may appeal the refusal to the district court of the county where the company's
             2464      [designated] principal office is or will be located, or if there is none in this state, [the county
             2465      where its registered office is or will be located] Salt Lake County. The appeal is commenced by


             2466      petitioning the court to compel the filing of the document and by attaching to the petition a
             2467      copy of the document and the division's notice of refusal.
             2468          (2) The court may summarily order the division to file the document or take other
             2469      action the court considers appropriate.
             2470          (3) The court's final decision may be appealed as in any other civil proceedings.
             2471          Section 75. Section 48-2c-309 is amended to read:
             2472           48-2c-309. Service on withdrawn foreign company.
             2473          (1) A foreign company that has withdrawn from this state pursuant to Section
             2474      48-2c-1611 shall either:
             2475          (a) maintain a registered agent in this state to accept service of process on its behalf in
             2476      any proceeding based on a cause of action arising during the time it was transacting business in
             2477      this state, in which case the continued authority of the registered agent shall be specified in the
             2478      application for withdrawal and any change shall be governed by [the procedure set forth in
             2479      Section 48-2c-303 ] Title 16, Chapter 16, Model Registered Agents Act, which applies to
             2480      foreign companies authorized to transact business in this state; or
             2481          (b) be considered to have authorized service of process on it, in connection with any
             2482      cause of action arising during the time it was transacting business in this state, by registered or
             2483      certified mail, return receipt requested, to:
             2484          (i) the address of its principal office, if any, set forth in its application for withdrawal or
             2485      as listed in the notice, annual report, or document most recently filed with the division; or
             2486          (ii) the address for service of process that is stated in its application for withdrawal or
             2487      as listed in the notice, annual report, or document most recently filed with the division.
             2488          (2) Service effected pursuant to Subsection (1)(b) is perfected at the earliest of:
             2489          (a) the date the withdrawn foreign company receives the process, notice, or demand;
             2490          (b) the date shown on the return receipt, if signed on behalf of the withdrawn foreign
             2491      company; or
             2492          (c) five days after mailing.
             2493          (3) This section does not limit or affect the right to serve, in any other manner


             2494      permitted by law, any process, notice, or demand required or permitted by law to be served
             2495      upon a withdrawn foreign company.
             2496          Section 76. Section 48-2c-403 is amended to read:
             2497           48-2c-403. Articles of organization.
             2498          (1) The articles of organization of a company shall set forth:
             2499          (a) the name of the company;
             2500          (b) the business purpose for which the company is organized;
             2501          [(c) the name and street address of its initial registered agent as required by Section
             2502      48-2c-302 ;]
             2503          [(d) the signature of the company's initial registered agent;]
             2504          [(e) a statement that the director of the division is appointed the agent of the company
             2505      for service of process if:]
             2506          [(i) the agent has resigned;]
             2507          [(ii) the agent's authority has been revoked; or]
             2508          [(iii) the agent cannot be found or served with the exercise of reasonable diligence;]
             2509          [(f) the street address of the company's designated office or a statement that the
             2510      company's registered office shall be its designated office;]
             2511          (c) the information required by Subsection 16-16-203 (1);
             2512          [(g)] (d) the name and street address of each organizer who is not a member or
             2513      manager;
             2514          [(h)] (e) if the company is to be manager-managed:
             2515          (i) a statement that the company is to be managed by a manager or managers; and
             2516          (ii) the names and street addresses of the initial managers; and
             2517          [(i)] (f) if the company is to be member-managed:
             2518          (i) a statement that the company is to be managed by its members; and
             2519          (ii) the names and street addresses of the initial members.
             2520          (2) If the company is to be manager-managed, the articles of organization do not need
             2521      to state the name or address of any member, except as required by Part 15, Professions.


             2522          (3) It is not necessary to include in the articles of organization any of the powers
             2523      enumerated in this chapter.
             2524          (4) The articles of organization may contain any other provision not inconsistent with
             2525      law, including:
             2526          (a) a provision limiting or restricting:
             2527          (i) the business in which the company may engage;
             2528          (ii) the powers that the company may exercise; or
             2529          (iii) both Subsections (4)(a)(i) and (ii);
             2530          (b) a statement of whether there are limitations on the authority of managers or
             2531      members to bind the company and, if so, what the limitations are, set out in detail and not with
             2532      reference to any other document; or
             2533          (c) a statement of the period of duration of the company, which may be as long as 99
             2534      years from the date the articles of organization, or the latest of any amendments to the articles
             2535      of organization effecting a change in the period of duration, were filed with the division.
             2536          (5) If the articles of organization of a company do not specify a period of duration, the
             2537      period of duration for that company is 99 years from the date the articles of organization were
             2538      filed with the division, unless the period of duration is extended by an amendment to the articles
             2539      of organization as permitted by this chapter.
             2540          Section 77. Section 48-2c-406 is amended to read:
             2541           48-2c-406. Actions not requiring amendment.
             2542          A company is not required to amend its articles of organization to report a change in:
             2543          (1) the street or mailing address of a manager in a manager-managed company or
             2544      member in a member-managed company;
             2545          (2) the legal name of a manager in a manager-managed company or a member in a
             2546      member-managed company; or
             2547          [(3) the addresses of its registered office or designated office; or]
             2548          [(4) the name of its registered agent.]
             2549          (3) the information required by Subsection 16-16-203 (1).


             2550          Section 78. Section 48-2c-411 is amended to read:
             2551           48-2c-411. Domestication of foreign company.
             2552          (1) Where the laws of another state, country, or jurisdiction allow a foreign company
             2553      subject to those laws to transfer or domesticate to this state, the foreign company may become a
             2554      domestic company by delivering to the division for filing articles of domestication meeting the
             2555      requirements of Subsection (2) if its members approve the domestication.
             2556          (2) (a) The articles of domestication shall meet the requirements applicable to articles of
             2557      organization set forth in Section 48-2c-403 , except that:
             2558          (i) the articles of domestication need not name, or be signed by, the organizers of the
             2559      foreign company;
             2560          (ii) any reference to the company's [registered] principal office, registered agent, or
             2561      managers shall be to the [registered] principal office and agent in this state, and the managers
             2562      then in office at the time of filing the articles of domestication; and
             2563          (iii) any reference to the company's members shall be to the members at the time of
             2564      filing the articles of domestication.
             2565          (b) The articles of domestication shall set forth:
             2566          (i) the date on which and jurisdiction where the foreign company was first formed,
             2567      organized, or otherwise came into being;
             2568          (ii) the name of the foreign company immediately prior to the filing of the articles of
             2569      domestication;
             2570          (iii) any jurisdiction that constituted the seat, location of formation, principal place of
             2571      business, or central administration of the foreign company immediately prior to the filing of the
             2572      articles of domestication; and
             2573          (iv) a statement that the articles of domestication were approved by its members.
             2574          (3) Upon the filing of articles of domestication with the division:
             2575          (a) the foreign company shall be domesticated in this state, shall thereafter be subject to
             2576      all of the provisions of this chapter as a domestic company, and shall continue as if it had been
             2577      organized under this chapter; and


             2578          (b) notwithstanding any other provisions of this chapter, the existence of the
             2579      domesticated company shall be considered to have commenced on the date the foreign company
             2580      commenced its existence in the jurisdiction in which the foreign company was first formed,
             2581      organized, or otherwise came into being.
             2582          (4) The articles of domestication, upon filing with the division, shall become the articles
             2583      of organization of the company, and shall be subject to amendments or restatement the same as
             2584      any other articles of organization under this chapter.
             2585          (5) The domestication of any foreign company in this state shall not be considered to
             2586      affect any obligation or liability of the foreign company incurred prior to its domestication.
             2587          Section 79. Section 48-2c-704 is amended to read:
             2588           48-2c-704. Meetings of members.
             2589          Unless otherwise provided in the articles of organization or operating agreement, no
             2590      meetings need be held for actions taken by members. If meetings of members are allowed or
             2591      required under the articles of organization or operating agreement, then, unless otherwise
             2592      provided in the articles of organization or operating agreement:
             2593          (1) a meeting of members may be called by any manager in a manager-managed
             2594      company or by members in any company holding at least 25% interest in profits of the company;
             2595          (2) any business may be transacted at any meeting of members which is properly called;
             2596          (3) notice of a meeting of members must be given to each member at least five days
             2597      prior to the meeting and shall give the date, place, and time of the meeting;
             2598          (4) notice of a meeting of members may be given orally or in writing or by electronic
             2599      means;
             2600          (5) the person calling the meeting may designate any place within or without the state
             2601      as the place for the meeting. If no place is designated, the place of the meeting shall be the
             2602      [designated] principal office of the company or, if there is no [designated] principal office in this
             2603      state, [at the registered office of the company in this state] in Salt Lake County;
             2604          (6) only persons who are members of record at the time notice of a meeting is given
             2605      shall be entitled to notice or to vote at the meeting, except that a fiduciary, such as a trustee,


             2606      personal representative, or guardian, shall be entitled to act in such capacity on behalf of a
             2607      member of record if evidence of such status is presented to the company and except that a
             2608      surviving joint tenant shall be entitled to receive notice and act where evidence of the other joint
             2609      tenant's death is presented to the company;
             2610          (7) a quorum must be present in person or by proxy at a meeting of members for any
             2611      business to be transacted and a quorum shall consist of members holding at least 51% interest in
             2612      profits of the company;
             2613          (8) the members present at any meeting at which a quorum is present may continue to
             2614      transact business notwithstanding the withdrawal of members from the meeting in such numbers
             2615      that less than a quorum remains;
             2616          (9) a member may participate in and be considered present at a meeting by, or the
             2617      meeting may be conducted through the use of, any means of communication by which all
             2618      persons participating in the meeting may hear each other, or otherwise communicate with each
             2619      other during the meeting;
             2620          (10) voting at a meeting shall be determined by percentage interests in the profits of the
             2621      company; and
             2622          (11) a proxy, to be effective, must be in writing and signed by the member and must be
             2623      filed with the secretary of the meeting before or at the time of the meeting and shall be valid for
             2624      no more than 11 months after it was signed unless otherwise provided in the proxy.
             2625          Section 80. Section 48-2c-809 is amended to read:
             2626           48-2c-809. Removal by judicial proceeding.
             2627          (1) The district court of the county in this state where a company's [designated]
             2628      principal office is located, or if it has no [designated] principal office in this state, [its registered
             2629      office is located] Salt Lake County, may remove a manager of a manager-managed company in
             2630      a proceeding commenced either by the company or by its members holding at least 25% of the
             2631      interests in profits of the company if the court finds that:
             2632          (a) the manager engaged in fraudulent or dishonest conduct or gross abuse of authority
             2633      or discretion with respect to the company; and


             2634          (b) removal is in the best interests of the company.
             2635          (2) The court that removes a manager may bar the manager from reelection for a period
             2636      prescribed by the court.
             2637          (3) If members commence a proceeding under Subsection (1) above, they shall make
             2638      the company a party defendant.
             2639          (4) Subsections (1), (2), and (3) shall also apply to enable the removal of a member in a
             2640      member-managed company from having any management authority or powers on behalf of the
             2641      company.
             2642          (5) If the court orders removal of a manager or member under this section, the clerk of
             2643      the court shall deliver a certified copy of the order to the division for filing.
             2644          Section 81. Section 48-2c-1204 is amended to read:
             2645           48-2c-1204. Articles of dissolution.
             2646          (1) After any event of dissolution, other than the events described in Subsection
             2647      48-2c-1201 (5) or (6), the company, or a person acting for the company, shall deliver to the
             2648      division for filing articles of dissolution setting forth:
             2649          (a) the name of the company;
             2650          [(b) (i) the address of the company's designated office; or]
             2651          [(ii) if a designated office is not to be maintained, a statement that the company will not
             2652      maintain a designated office; and]
             2653          [(iii)] (b) [if different from the address of the designated office or if no designated office
             2654      is to be maintained,] the address to which service of process may be mailed pursuant to [Section
             2655      48-2c-308 ] Title 16, Chapter 16, Model Registered Agents Act;
             2656          (c) the effective date of the dissolution;
             2657          (d) the event causing the dissolution;
             2658          (e) if dissolution occurred by written agreement of the members, a statement to that
             2659      effect; and
             2660          (f) any additional information the division determines is necessary or appropriate.
             2661          (2) A company is dissolved upon the effective date of dissolution set forth in its articles


             2662      of dissolution.
             2663          Section 82. Section 48-2c-1206 is amended to read:
             2664           48-2c-1206. Grounds for administrative dissolution.
             2665          The division may dissolve a company under Section 48-2c-1207 if:
             2666          (1) the company does not pay when due, any taxes, fees, or penalties imposed by this
             2667      chapter or other applicable laws of this state;
             2668          (2) the company does not file its annual report with the division when it is due;
             2669          (3) the company is without a registered agent or registered office in this state; or
             2670          (4) the company fails to give notice to the division that:
             2671          (a) its registered agent [or registered office] has been changed;
             2672          (b) its registered agent has resigned; or
             2673          [(c) its registered office has been discontinued; or]
             2674          [(d)] (c) the company's period of duration has expired.
             2675          Section 83. Section 48-2c-1207 is amended to read:
             2676           48-2c-1207. Procedure for and effect of administrative dissolution.
             2677          (1) If the division determines that one or more grounds exist under Section 48-2c-1206
             2678      for dissolving a company, it shall mail to the company written notice of:
             2679          (a) the division's determination that one or more grounds exist for dissolving the
             2680      company; and
             2681          (b) the grounds for dissolving the company.
             2682          (2) (a) If the company does not correct each ground for dissolution, or demonstrate to
             2683      the reasonable satisfaction of the division that each ground does not exist, within 60 days after
             2684      mailing the notice provided in Subsection (1), the division shall administratively dissolve the
             2685      company.
             2686          (b) If a company is dissolved under Subsection (2)(a), the division shall mail written
             2687      notice of the administrative dissolution to the dissolved company at its [designated] principal
             2688      office, stating the date of dissolution specified in Subsection (2)(d).
             2689          (c) The division shall mail a copy of the notice of administrative dissolution including a


             2690      statement of the grounds for the administrative dissolution, to:
             2691          (i) the registered agent of the dissolved company; or
             2692          (ii) if there is no registered agent of record, or if the mailing to the registered agent is
             2693      returned as undeliverable, at least one member if the company is member-managed or one
             2694      manager of the company if the company is manager-managed, at their addresses as reflected on
             2695      the notice, annual report, or document most recently filed with the division.
             2696          (d) A company's effective date of administrative dissolution is five days after the date
             2697      the division mails the written notice of dissolution under Subsection (2)(b).
             2698          (e) On the effective date of dissolution, any assumed names filed on behalf of the
             2699      dissolved company under Title 42, Chapter 2, Conducting Business Under Assumed Name, are
             2700      canceled.
             2701          (f) Notwithstanding Subsection (2)(e), the name of the company that is dissolved and
             2702      any assumed names filed on its behalf are not available for two years from the effective date of
             2703      dissolution for use by any other person:
             2704          (i) transacting business in this state; or
             2705          (ii) doing business under an assumed name under Title 42, Chapter 2, Conducting
             2706      Business Under Assumed Name.
             2707          (g) Notwithstanding Subsection (2)(e), if the company that is dissolved is reinstated in
             2708      accordance with Section 48-2c-1208 , the registration of the name of the company and any
             2709      assumed names filed on its behalf are reinstated back to the effective date of dissolution.
             2710          (3) (a) Except as provided in Subsection (3)(b), a company administratively dissolved
             2711      under this section continues its existence but may not carry on any business except:
             2712          (i) the business necessary to wind up and liquidate its business and affairs under Part 13,
             2713      Winding Up; and
             2714          (ii) to give notice to claimants in the manner provided in Sections 48-2c-1305 and
             2715      48-2c-1306 .
             2716          (b) If the company is reinstated in accordance with Section 48-2c-1208 , business
             2717      conducted by the company during a period of administrative dissolution is unaffected by the


             2718      dissolution.
             2719          (4) The administrative dissolution of a company does not terminate the authority of its
             2720      registered agent.
             2721          (5) (a) Upon the administrative dissolution of a company, the director of the division
             2722      shall be an additional agent of the dissolved company for purposes of service of process.
             2723          (b) Service of process on the director of the division under this Subsection (5) is service
             2724      on the dissolved company.
             2725          (c) Upon receipt of process under this Subsection (5), the director of the division shall
             2726      send a copy of the process to the dissolved company at its designated office and a copy of the
             2727      process to the registered agent of the dissolved company.
             2728          (6) A notice mailed under this section shall be:
             2729          (a) mailed first-class, postage prepaid; and
             2730          (b) addressed to the most current mailing address appearing on the records of the
             2731      division for:
             2732          (i) the [designated] principal office of the company, if the notice is required to be mailed
             2733      to the company;
             2734          (ii) the registered agent of the company, if the notice is required to be mailed to the
             2735      registered agent; or
             2736          (iii) any member if the company is member-managed, or to any manager of the company
             2737      if the company is manager-managed, if the notice is required to be mailed to a member or
             2738      manager of the company.
             2739          Section 84. Section 48-2c-1208 is amended to read:
             2740           48-2c-1208. Reinstatement following administrative dissolution.
             2741          (1) A company dissolved under Section 48-2c-1207 may apply to the division for
             2742      reinstatement within two years after the effective date of dissolution by delivering to the division
             2743      for filing an application for reinstatement that states:
             2744          (a) the effective date of the company's dissolution;
             2745          (b) the company name as of the effective date of dissolution;


             2746          (c) that the ground for dissolution either did not exist or has been eliminated;
             2747          (d) the name under which the company is being reinstated, if different than the name
             2748      stated in Subsection (1)(b);
             2749          (e) that the name stated in Subsection (1)(d) satisfies the requirements of Section
             2750      48-2c-106 ;
             2751          (f) that all fees or penalties imposed pursuant to this chapter or otherwise owed by the
             2752      company to the state have been paid;
             2753          (g) the address of the [designated] principal office of the company; and
             2754          [(h) the address of its registered office in this state; and]
             2755          [(i) the name of its registered agent at the office stated in Subsection (1)(h) and any
             2756      additional information the division determines to be necessary or appropriate.]
             2757          (h) the information required by Subsection 16-16-203 (1).
             2758          (2) The company shall include in or with the application for reinstatement the written
             2759      consent to appointment by the designated registered agent.
             2760          (3) If the division determines that the application for reinstatement contains the
             2761      information required by Subsections (1) and (2) and that the information is correct, the division
             2762      shall revoke the administrative dissolution. The division shall mail to the company in the
             2763      manner provided in Subsection 48-2c-1207 (6) written notice of:
             2764          (a) the revocation; and
             2765          (b) the effective date of the revocation.
             2766          (4) When the reinstatement is effective, it relates back to the effective date of the
             2767      administrative dissolution. Upon reinstatement:
             2768          (a) an act of the company during the period of dissolution is effective and enforceable
             2769      as if the administrative dissolution had never occurred; and
             2770          (b) the company may carry on its business, under the name stated pursuant to
             2771      Subsection (1)(b) or (1)(d), as if the administrative dissolution had never occurred.
             2772          Section 85. Section 48-2c-1211 is amended to read:
             2773           48-2c-1211. Procedure for judicial dissolution.


             2774          (1) (a) A proceeding by the attorney general or director of the division to dissolve a
             2775      company shall be brought in:
             2776          (i) the district court of the county in this state in which the [designated] principal office
             2777      [or, if it has no designated office in this state, its registered office is or was last] is located; or
             2778          (ii) if it has no principal office in this state, the district court of Salt Lake County.
             2779          (b) A proceeding brought by any other party named in Section 48-2c-1210 shall be
             2780      brought in the district court of the county in this state where the company's [designated]
             2781      principal office or, if it has no [designated] principal office in this state, [its registered office is
             2782      or was last located] Salt Lake County.
             2783          (2) It is not necessary to make any member or manager a party to a proceeding to
             2784      dissolve a company unless relief is sought against them personally.
             2785          (3) A court in a proceeding brought to dissolve a company may:
             2786          (a) issue an injunction;
             2787          (b) appoint a receiver or custodian pendente lite with all powers and duties the court
             2788      directs;
             2789          (c) take other action required to preserve the company's assets wherever located; and
             2790          (d) carry on the business of the company until a full hearing can be held.
             2791          Section 86. Section 48-2c-1306 is amended to read:
             2792           48-2c-1306. Disposition of claims by publication.
             2793          (1) A dissolved company in winding up may publish notice of its dissolution and request
             2794      that persons with claims against the company present them in accordance with the notice.
             2795          (2) The notice contemplated in Subsection (1) must:
             2796          (a) be published once a week for three successive weeks in a newspaper of general
             2797      circulation in the county where the dissolved company's [designated] principal office or, if it has
             2798      no [designated] principal office in this state, [its registered office, is or was last located] Salt
             2799      Lake County;
             2800          (b) describe the information that must be included in a claim and provide an address to
             2801      which written notice of any claim must be given to the company;


             2802          (c) state the deadline, which may not be fewer than 120 days after the first date of
             2803      publication of the notice, by which the dissolved company must receive the claim; and
             2804          (d) state that, unless sooner barred by another statute limiting actions, the claim will be
             2805      barred if not received by the deadline.
             2806          (3) If the dissolved company publishes a newspaper notice in accordance with
             2807      Subsection (2), then unless sooner barred under Section 48-2c-1305 or under another statute
             2808      limiting actions, the claim of any claimant against the dissolved company is barred if:
             2809          (a) the claim is not received by the dissolved company by the deadline; or
             2810          (b) the dissolved company delivers to the claimant written notice of rejection of the
             2811      claim within 90 days after receipt of the claim and the claimant whose claim was rejected by the
             2812      dissolved company does not commence a proceeding to enforce the claim within 90 days after
             2813      the effective date of the rejection notice.
             2814          (4) Claims which are not rejected by the dissolved company in writing within 90 days
             2815      after receipt of the claim by the dissolved company shall be considered approved.
             2816          (5) (a) For purposes of this section, "claim" means any claim, including claims of this
             2817      state whether known or unknown, due or to become due, absolute or contingent, liquidated or
             2818      unliquidated, founded on contract, tort, or other legal basis, or otherwise.
             2819          (b) For purposes of this section and Section 48-2c-1305 , a proceeding to enforce a
             2820      claim means a civil action or an arbitration under an agreement for binding arbitration between
             2821      the dissolved company and the claimant.
             2822          Section 87. Section 48-2c-1511 is amended to read:
             2823           48-2c-1511. Purchase of interest upon death, incapacity, or disqualification of
             2824      members.
             2825          The articles of organization may provide for the purchase of any member's interest in a
             2826      professional services company subject to this part upon the death, incapacity, or disqualification
             2827      of that member, or the same may be provided in the operating agreement or by other private
             2828      agreement. In the absence of such a provision in the articles of organization, the operating
             2829      agreement, or other private agreement, the professional services company shall purchase the


             2830      interest of a deceased member or an incapacitated member or a member no longer qualified to
             2831      own an interest in that professional services company within 90 days after the company is
             2832      notified of the death, incapacity, or disqualification, as the case may be. The price for the
             2833      interest shall be its reasonable fair market value as of the date of death, incapacity, or
             2834      disqualification. If the professional services company fails to purchase said interest by the end
             2835      of said 90 days, then the personal representative of a deceased member or the guardian or
             2836      conservator of an incapacitated member or the disqualified member may bring an action in the
             2837      district court of the county in which the [designated] principal office or place of practice of the
             2838      professional services company is located for the enforcement of this provision. The court shall
             2839      have power to award the plaintiff the reasonable fair market value of the interest, or within its
             2840      jurisdiction, may order the liquidation of the professional services company. Further, if the
             2841      plaintiff is successful in the action, the plaintiff shall be entitled to recover [a] reasonable
             2842      [attorney's fee] attorney fees and costs.
             2843          Section 88. Section 48-2c-1603 is amended to read:
             2844           48-2c-1603. Consequences of transacting business without authority.
             2845          (1) A foreign company transacting business in this state without authority, or anyone in
             2846      its behalf, may not maintain a proceeding in any court in this state until an application for
             2847      authority to transact business is filed with the division.
             2848          (2) The successor to a foreign company that transacted business in this state without
             2849      authority and the assignee of a cause of action arising out of that business may not maintain a
             2850      proceeding based on that cause of action in any court in this state until an application for
             2851      authority to transact business is filed on behalf of the foreign company or its successor.
             2852          (3) A court may stay a proceeding commenced by a foreign company, its successor, or
             2853      assignee until it determines whether the foreign company, its successor, or assignee is required
             2854      to file an application for authority to transact business. If it so determines, the court may
             2855      further stay the proceeding until the required application for authority to transact business has
             2856      been filed with the division.
             2857          (4) A foreign company that transacts business in this state without authority is subject


             2858      to a civil penalty, payable to this state, of $100 for each day in which it transacts business in this
             2859      state without authority. However, the penalty may not exceed a total of $5,000 for each year.
             2860      Each manager or member of a foreign company who authorizes, directs, or participates in the
             2861      transaction of business in this state without authority and each agent of a foreign company who
             2862      transacts business in this state on behalf of a foreign company that is not authorized is subject to
             2863      a civil penalty, payable to this state, not exceeding $1,000 for each year.
             2864          (5) The civil penalties set forth in Subsection (4) may be recovered in an action brought
             2865      in the district court for Salt Lake County or in any other county in this state in which the foreign
             2866      company has [a registered] an office or in which it has transacted business. Upon a finding by
             2867      the court that a foreign company or any of its managers, members, or agents has transacted
             2868      business in this state in violation of this part, the court shall issue, in addition to or instead of a
             2869      civil penalty, an injunction restraining the further transaction of the business of the foreign
             2870      company and the further exercise of any rights and privileges in this state. Upon issuance of the
             2871      injunction, the foreign company shall be enjoined from transacting business in this state until all
             2872      civil penalties have been paid, plus any interest and court costs assessed by the court, and until
             2873      the foreign company has otherwise complied with the provisions of this part.
             2874          (6) Notwithstanding Subsections (1) and (2), the failure of a foreign company to have
             2875      authority to transact business in this state does not impair the validity of its acts, nor does the
             2876      failure prevent the foreign company from defending any proceeding in this state.
             2877          Section 89. Section 48-2c-1604 is amended to read:
             2878           48-2c-1604. Application for authority to transact business.
             2879          (1) A foreign company may apply for authority to transact business in this state by
             2880      delivering to the division for filing an application for authority to transact business setting forth:
             2881          (a) its name and its assumed name, if any;
             2882          (b) the name of the state or country under whose law it is formed or organized;
             2883          (c) the nature of the business or purposes to be conducted or promoted in this state;
             2884          (d) its date of formation or organization and period of its duration;
             2885          (e) the street address of its principal office;


             2886          (f) [the address of its registered office in this state and the name of its registered agent
             2887      at that office] the information required by Subsection 16-16-203 (1);
             2888          (g) the names and street addresses of its current managers, if it is a manager-managed
             2889      company, or of its members, if it is a member-managed company;
             2890          (h) the date it commenced or expects to commence transacting business in this state;
             2891      and
             2892          (i) any additional information the division may determine is necessary or appropriate to
             2893      determine whether the application for authority to transact business should be filed.
             2894          (2) The foreign company shall deliver with the completed application for authority to
             2895      transact business a certificate of existence, or a document of similar import, duly authorized by
             2896      the lieutenant governor or other official having custody of records in the state or country under
             2897      whose law it is formed or organized. The certificate of existence shall be dated within 90 days
             2898      prior to the filing of the application for authority to transact business by the division.
             2899          (3) The foreign company shall include in the application for authority to transact
             2900      business, or in an accompanying document, the written consent to appointment by the
             2901      designated registered agent in this state.
             2902          Section 90. Section 48-2c-1611 is amended to read:
             2903           48-2c-1611. Withdrawal of foreign company.
             2904          (1) A foreign company authorized to transact business in this state may not withdraw
             2905      from this state until its application for withdrawal has been filed with the division.
             2906          (2) A foreign company authorized to transact business in this state may apply for
             2907      withdrawal by delivering to the division for filing an application for withdrawal setting forth:
             2908          (a) its company name and its assumed name, if any;
             2909          (b) the name of the state or country under whose law it is formed or organized;
             2910          (c) the address of its principal office, or if none is to be maintained, a statement that the
             2911      foreign company will not maintain a principal office, and if different from the address of the
             2912      principal office or if no principal office is to be maintained, the address to which service of
             2913      process may be mailed pursuant to Section [ 48-2c-309 ] 16-16-301 ;


             2914          (d) that the foreign company is not transacting business in this state and that it
             2915      surrenders its authority to transact business in this state;
             2916          (e) whether its registered agent will continue to be authorized to accept service on its
             2917      behalf in any proceeding based on a cause of action arising during the time it was authorized to
             2918      transact business in this state; and
             2919          (f) any additional information that the division determines is necessary or appropriate to
             2920      determine whether the foreign company is entitled to withdraw, and to determine and assess any
             2921      unpaid taxes, fees, and penalties payable by it as prescribed by this chapter.
             2922          (3) A foreign company's application for withdrawal may not be filed by the division until
             2923      all outstanding fees and state tax obligations of the foreign company have been paid and the
             2924      division has received a tax clearance certificate from the State Tax Commission.
             2925          Section 91. Section 48-2c-1612 is amended to read:
             2926           48-2c-1612. Grounds for revocation.
             2927          The division may commence a proceeding under Section 48-2c-1613 to revoke the
             2928      authority of a foreign company to transact business in this state if:
             2929          (1) the foreign company does not deliver its annual report to the division when it is due;
             2930          (2) the foreign company does not pay when they are due any taxes, fees, or penalties
             2931      imposed by this chapter or other applicable laws of this state;
             2932          (3) the foreign company is without a registered agent [or registered office] in this state;
             2933          (4) the foreign company does not inform the division under [Section 48-2c-303 ] Title
             2934      16, Chapter 16, Model Registered Agents Act, that its registered agent [or registered office] has
             2935      changed[,] or that its registered agent has resigned