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RCW 25.10.251

Delivery to and filing of records by secretary of state — Effective time and date.

(1) A record authorized or required to be delivered to the secretary of state for filing under this chapter must be captioned to describe the record's purpose, be in a medium permitted by the secretary of state, and be delivered to the secretary of state. Unless the secretary of state determines that a record does not comply with the filing requirements of this chapter, and if all filing fees have been paid, the secretary of state shall file the record and:

     (a) For a statement of dissociation, send:

     (i) A copy of the filed statement and a receipt for the fees to the person that the statement indicates has dissociated as a general partner; and

     (ii) A copy of the filed statement and receipt to the limited partnership;

     (b) For a statement of withdrawal, send:

     (i) A copy of the filed statement and a receipt for the fees to the person on whose behalf the record was filed; and

     (ii) If the statement refers to an existing limited partnership, a copy of the filed statement and receipt to the limited partnership; and

     (c) For all other records, send a copy of the filed record and a receipt for the fees to the person on whose behalf the record was filed.

     (2) Upon request and payment of a fee, the secretary of state shall send to the requester a certified copy of the requested record.

     (3) Except as otherwise provided in RCW 25.10.141 and 25.10.261, a record delivered to the secretary of state for filing under this chapter may specify an effective time and a delayed effective date. Except as otherwise provided in this chapter, a record filed by the secretary of state is effective:

     (a) If the record does not specify an effective time and does not specify a delayed effective date, on the date and at the time the record is filed as evidenced by the secretary of state's endorsement of the date and time on the record;

     (b) If the record specifies an effective time but not a delayed effective date, on the date the record is filed at the time specified in the record;

     (c) If the record specifies a delayed effective date but not an effective time, at 12:01 a.m. on the earlier of:

     (i) The specified date; or

     (ii) The ninetieth day after the record is filed; or

     (d) If the record specifies an effective time and a delayed effective date, at the specified time on the earlier of:

     (i) The specified date; or

     (ii) The ninetieth day after the record is filed.

[2009 c 188 § 206.]