Montana Code Annotated 2021



Part 5. Filings and Fees

Filings Relative To Incorporation, Amendment, Conversion, Merger, Consolidation, And Dissolution -- Effect Of Filing -- Transmittal To County Clerk

35-18-501. Filings relative to incorporation, amendment, conversion, merger, consolidation, and dissolution -- effect of filing -- transmittal to county clerk. (1) Articles of incorporation, amendment, consolidation, merger, conversion, or dissolution, when executed and accompanied by affidavits that may be required by applicable provisions of this chapter, must be presented to the secretary of state for filing. If the secretary of state finds that the articles presented conform to the requirements of this chapter, the secretary of state shall upon the payment of the fees as provided in this chapter file the articles, and upon filing, the incorporation, amendment, consolidation, merger, conversion, or dissolution is in effect.

(2) The secretary of state, immediately upon the filing of any articles pursuant to this chapter, shall transmit a certified copy to the county clerk of the county in which the principal office of each cooperative or corporation affected by the incorporation, amendment, consolidation, merger, conversion, or dissolution is located. The clerk of any county, upon receipt of any certified copy, shall file and index the copy in the records of that office, but the failure of the secretary of state or of a clerk of a county to comply with the provisions of this section does not invalidate the articles.

(3) The provisions of this section apply to certificates of election to dissolve and affidavits of compliance executed pursuant to 35-18-405(2).

History: En. Sec. 19, Ch. 172, L. 1939; R.C.M. 1947, 14-519; amd. Sec. 48, Ch. 174, L. 1983; amd. Sec. 1340, Ch. 56, L. 2009.