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RCW 23B.16.220

Initial and annual reports for secretary of state.

(1) Each domestic corporation, and each foreign corporation authorized to transact business in this state, shall deliver to the secretary of state for filing initial and annual reports that set forth:

     (a) The name of the corporation and the state or country under whose law it is incorporated;

     (b) The street address of its registered office and the name of its registered agent at that office in this state;

     (c) In the case of a foreign corporation, the address of its principal office in the state or country under the laws of which it is incorporated;

     (d) The address of the principal place of business of the corporation in this state;

     (e) The names and addresses of its directors, if the corporation has dispensed with or limited the authority of its board of directors pursuant to RCW 23B.08.010, in an agreement authorized under RCW 23B.07.320, or analogous authority, the names and addresses of persons who will perform some or all of the duties of the board of directors;

     (f) A brief description of the nature of its business; and

     (g) The names and addresses of its chairperson of the board of directors, if any, president, secretary, and treasurer, or of individuals, however designated, performing the functions of such officers.

     (2) Information in an initial report or an annual report must be current as of the date the report is executed on behalf of the corporation.

     (3) A corporation's initial report must be delivered to the secretary of state within one hundred twenty days of the date on which the articles of incorporation for a domestic corporation were filed, or on which a foreign corporation's certificate of authority was filed. Subsequent annual reports must be delivered to the secretary of state on, or prior to, the date on which the domestic or foreign corporation is required to pay its annual corporate license fee, and at such additional times as the corporation elects.

     (4)(a) The secretary of state may allow a corporation to file an annual report through electronic means. If allowed, the secretary of state shall adopt rules detailing the circumstances under which the electronic filing of such reports shall be permitted and how such reports may be filed.

     (b) For purposes of this section only, a person executing an electronically filed annual report may deliver the report to the office of the secretary of state without a signature and without an exact or conformed copy, but the person's name must appear in the electronic filing as the person executing the filing, and the filing must state the capacity in which the person is executing the filing.

[2001 c 307 § 1; 1993 c 290 § 5; 1991 c 72 § 41; 1989 c 165 § 187.]

Notes:

     Effective date -- 2001 c 307: "This act is necessary for the immediate preservation of the public peace, health, or safety, or support of the state government and its existing public institutions, and takes effect May 1, 2001." [2001 c 307 § 5.]