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17-7934. Registered office and resident agent requirements for foreign covered entities; changes. (a) Each foreign covered entity shall have and maintain in the state of Kansas:

(1) A registered office which may, but need not, be its place of business in the state of Kansas; and

(2) a resident agent for service of process on the covered entity, which agent may be the foreign covered entity itself, an individual resident of the state of Kansas, a domestic corporation, a domestic limited partnership, a domestic limited liability company, a domestic business trust, or a foreign corporation, foreign limited partnership, foreign limited liability company or foreign business trust authorized to do business in the state of Kansas whose business office is identical with the covered entity's registered office.

(b) A resident agent may change the address of the registered office of the foreign covered entity for which the resident agent is resident agent to another address in the state of Kansas by:

(1) Paying a fee if authorized by law, as provided by K.S.A. 2015 Supp. 17-7910, and amendments thereto;

(2) filing with the secretary of state a certificate executed by the resident agent, setting forth the names of all the foreign covered entities represented by the resident agent and the address at which the resident agent has maintained the registered office for each of such foreign covered entity; and

(3) certifying to the new address to which each such registered office will be changed on a given day and at which the resident agent will thereafter maintain the registered office for each of the foreign covered entities recited in the certificate. Upon the filing of the certificate, the secretary of state shall furnish to the resident agent a certified copy of such certificate. Thereafter, or until further change of address, as authorized by law, the registered office in the state of Kansas of each of the foreign covered entities recited in the certificate shall be located at the new address of the resident agent of the entity given in the certificate. Filing of the certificate shall be considered an amendment of the application of each foreign covered entity affected by the certificate, and the foreign covered entity shall not be required to take any further action with respect thereto, to amend its application. Any resident agent filing a certificate under this section, upon such filing, shall deliver promptly a copy of such certificate to each foreign covered entity affected thereby.

(c) In the event of a change of name of any person acting as resident agent for a foreign covered entity in this state, such resident agent 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, executed by such resident agent, setting forth the new name of such resident agent, the name of such resident agent before it was changed, the names of all the foreign covered entities represented by such resident agent, and the address at which such resident agent has maintained the registered office for each of such foreign covered entities.

(d) In the event of both a change of name of any person acting as resident agent for any foreign covered entity and a change of address, such resident agent 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, executed by such resident agent, setting forth the new name of such resident agent, the name of such resident agent before it was changed, the names of all the foreign covered entities represented by such resident agent and the address at which such resident agent has maintained the registered office for each such foreign covered entity, and further certifying to the new address to which each such registered office will be changed on a given day, and at which new address such resident agent will thereafter maintain the registered office for each of the foreign covered entities recited in the certificate. Upon the filing of such certificate, and thereafter, or until further change of address or change of name, as authorized by law, the registered office in this state of each of the foreign covered entities recited in the certificate shall be located at the new address of the resident agent as given in the certificate and the change of name shall be effective.

(e) The resident agent of one or more foreign covered entities may resign and appoint a successor resident agent 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 foreign covered entity identified in the certificate and giving the name and address of the successor resident agent. There shall be attached to the certificate a statement executed by each affected foreign covered entity ratifying and approving the change of resident agent. Upon the filing, the successor resident agent shall become the resident agent of those foreign covered entities that have ratified and approved the substitution and the successor resident agent's address, as stated in the certificate, shall become the address of each such foreign covered entities' registered office in the state of Kansas. Filing of the certificate of resignation shall be deemed to be an amendment of the application of each foreign covered entity affected by the certificate, and the foreign covered entity shall not be required to take any further action with respect thereto, to amend its application.

(f) The resident agent of one or more foreign covered entities may resign without appointing a successor resident agent 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 foreign covered entities identified in the certificate, but the resignation shall not become effective until 60 days after the certificate is filed. There shall be attached to the certificate an affidavit that, at least 30 days prior to the date of the filing of the certificate, notice of the resignation of the resident agent was sent by certified or registered mail to each foreign covered entity for which the resident agent is resigning as resident agent. The affidavit shall state that the notice was sent to the principal office of each of the foreign covered entities within or outside the state of Kansas, if known to the resident agent or, if not, to the last known address of the individual at whose request the resident agent was appointed for the foreign covered entity. After receipt of the notice of the resignation of its resident agent, the foreign covered entity for which the resident agent was acting shall obtain and designate a new resident agent, to take the place of the resident agent resigning. If a foreign covered entity fails to obtain and designate a new resident agent within 60 days after the filing by the resident agent of the certificate of resignation, that foreign covered entity shall not be permitted to do business in the state of Kansas and its registration shall be considered forfeited.

History: L. 2014, ch. 121, § 34; L. 2015, ch. 65, § 20; July 1.



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