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§1-922.  Articles of domestication

A.  After the domestication of a foreign business corporation has been authorized as required by the laws of the foreign jurisdiction, articles of domestication shall be signed by any officer or other duly authorized representative.  The articles shall set forth all of the following:

(1)  The name of the corporation immediately before the filing of the articles of domestication and, if that name is unavailable for use in this state or the corporation desires to change its name in connection with the domestication, a name that satisfies the requirements of R.S. 12:1-401.

(2)  The jurisdiction of incorporation of the corporation immediately before the filing of the articles of domestication and the date the corporation was incorporated in that jurisdiction.

(3)  A statement that the domestication of the corporation in this state was duly authorized as required by the laws of the jurisdiction in which the corporation was incorporated immediately before its domestication in this state.

B.  The articles of domestication shall either contain all of the provisions that R.S. 12:1-202(A) requires to be set forth in articles of incorporation and any other desired provisions that R.S. 12:1-202(B) permits to be included in articles of incorporation, or shall have attached articles of incorporation.  In either case, provisions that would not be required to be included in restated articles of incorporation may be omitted.

C.  The articles of domestication shall be delivered to the secretary of state for filing, and shall take effect at the effective time provided in R.S. 12:1-123.

D.  If the foreign corporation is authorized to transact business in this state under Chapter 3 of Title 12, its certificate of authority shall be cancelled automatically on the effective date of its domestication.

E.  Within thirty days after the date that articles of domestication take effect, a duplicate original or certified copy of the articles shall be filed in the conveyance records of each parish in this state in which the corporation owns immovable property.

Acts 2014, No. 328, §1, eff. Jan. 1, 2015.

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