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17-7929. Resignation of resident agent; effect of failure to appoint successor; service of process. (a) The resident agent of one or more covered entities may resign without appointing a successor by paying a fee if authorized by law, as provided by K.S.A. 2015 Supp. 17-7910, and amendments thereto, and filing a certificate with the secretary of state stating that the resident agent resigns as resident agent for the covered entities identified in the certificate, but such resignation shall not become effective until 60 days after the certificate is filed. There shall be attached to such certificate an affidavit of such resident agent, if an individual, or of an authorized governor, if an entity, that at least 30 days prior to the filing of such certificate, due notice was sent by certified or registered mail to the covered entities for which such resident agent is resigning as resident agent, at the principal office thereof within or outside the state of Kansas, if known to such resident agent, or if not so known, to the last known address of the individual at whose request such resident agent was appointed for such entity, of the resignation of such resident agent.

(b) After receipt of the notice of the resignation of its resident agent, provided for in subsection (a), any covered entity for which such resident agent was acting shall obtain and designate a new resident agent to succeed the resident agent so resigning. Such covered entity shall pay a fee if authorized by law, as provided by K.S.A. 2015 Supp. 17-7910, and amendments thereto, and file with the secretary of state a certificate setting forth the name and address of the successor resident agent. Upon such filing, the successor resident agent shall become the resident agent of such covered entity and the successor resident agent's address, as stated in such certificate, shall become the address of the covered entity's registered office in this state. If, prior to the expiration of the period of 60 days after the filing by the resident agent of the certificate of resignation, such covered entity fails to obtain and designate a new resident agent, as required by this subsection, the secretary of state may declare the entity's organizing documents forfeited or, in the case of a foreign entity, the secretary may declare the foreign entity's authority to do business in this state forfeited.

(c) After the resignation of the resident agent shall have become effective, as provided in subsection (a), and if no new resident agent shall have been obtained and designated in the time and manner provided for in subsection (b), service of legal process against the covered entity for which the resigned resident agent had been acting shall thereafter be upon the secretary of state in the manner prescribed by K.S.A. 60-304, and amendments thereto.

(d) Any covered entity affected by the filing of a certificate under this section shall not be required to take any further action to amend its public organic documents to reflect a change of registered office or resident agent.

(e) This section shall take effect on and after January 1, 2015.

History: L. 2014, ch. 121, § 29; July 1.

2017. Powered by KLISS. Rendered: 2017-09-06T16:25:26. Head Rev No: 633778