Maine Revised Statutes

§923. Articles of domestication

1. Articles of domestication.  After the domestication of a foreign business corporation, referred to in this section as the "corporation," has been authorized as required by the laws of the foreign jurisdiction, articles of domestication must be executed by an officer or other duly authorized representative of the corporation. The articles must set forth:
A. 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 section 401; [2001, c. 640, Pt. A, §2 (NEW); 2001, c. 640, Pt. B, §7 (AFF).]
B. 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; and [2001, c. 640, Pt. A, §2 (NEW); 2001, c. 640, Pt. B, §7 (AFF).]
C. 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. [2001, c. 640, Pt. A, §2 (NEW); 2001, c. 640, Pt. B, §7 (AFF).]
[ 2001, c. 640, Pt. A, §2 (NEW); 2001, c. 640, Pt. B, §7 (AFF) .]
2. Provisions of articles of domestication.  The articles of domestication of a corporation must either contain all the provisions that section 202, subsection 1 requires to be set forth in articles of incorporation with any other desired provisions that section 202, subsection 2 permits to be included in articles of incorporation or have attached articles of incorporation. In either case, provisions that would not be required by chapter 10 to be included in restated articles of incorporation may be omitted.
[ 2001, c. 640, Pt. A, §2 (NEW); 2001, c. 640, Pt. B, §7 (AFF) .]
3. Delivery to Secretary of State.  The articles of domestication of a corporation must be delivered to the Secretary of State for filing and take effect at the effective time provided in section 125.
[ 2001, c. 640, Pt. A, §2 (NEW); 2001, c. 640, Pt. B, §7 (AFF) .]
4. Certificate of authority.  If the corporation is authorized to transact business in this State under chapter 15, its certificate of authority is cancelled automatically on the effective date of its domestication.
[ 2001, c. 640, Pt. A, §2 (NEW); 2001, c. 640, Pt. B, §7 (AFF) .]
SECTION HISTORY
2001, c. 640, §A2 (NEW). 2001, c. 640, §B7 (AFF).