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      RS 12:301     



§301.  Condition precedent to transacting business

No foreign corporation or association, except one which has before January 1, 1969, been granted a certificate of authority to do business in this state which is still valid, shall have the right to transact business in this state until it shall have procured a certificate of authority to do so from the secretary of state.  No foreign corporation shall be entitled to procure such a certificate of authority to transact in this state any business which a corporation organized under Chapter 1 or 2 of this Title is not permitted to transact.  A foreign corporation shall not be denied a certificate of authority by reason of the fact that the laws of the state or country under which such corporation is organized, governing its organization and internal affairs, differ from the laws of this state.

Acts 1968, No. 105, §1; Acts 1999, No. 342, §5.

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