35-1-1039. Procedure for and effect of revocation. (1) If the secretary of state determines that one or more grounds exist under 35-1-1038 for revocation of a certificate of authority, the secretary of state shall mail to the foreign corporation the written notice of the determination.
(2) If the foreign corporation does not correct each ground for revocation or demonstrate to the reasonable satisfaction of the secretary of state that each ground determined by the secretary of state does not exist within 60 days after the notice is mailed, the secretary of state may revoke the foreign corporation's certificate of authority by signing a certificate of revocation that states the ground or grounds for revocation and the effective date of the revocation. The secretary of state shall file the original of the certificate and mail a copy to the foreign corporation.
(3) The authority of a foreign corporation to transact business in this state ceases on the date shown on the certificate revoking its certificate of authority.
(4) The secretary of state's revocation of a foreign corporation's certificate of authority appoints the secretary of state as the foreign corporation's agent for service of process in any proceeding based on a cause of action that arose during the time the foreign corporation was authorized to transact business in this state. Service of process on the secretary of state under this subsection is service on the foreign corporation. Upon receipt of process, the secretary of state shall mail a copy of the process to the secretary of the foreign corporation at its principal office shown in its most recent annual report or in any subsequent communication received from the corporation stating the current mailing address of its principal office or, if a report or communication is not on file, in its application for a certificate of authority.
(5) Revocation of a foreign corporation's certificate of authority does not terminate the authority of the registered agent of the corporation.
History: En. Sec. 171, Ch. 368, L. 1991; amd. Sec. 4, Ch. 249, L. 1993.