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The 2019 Florida Statutes

Title XXXVI
BUSINESS ORGANIZATIONS
Chapter 607
FLORIDA BUSINESS CORPORATION ACT
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F.S. 607.15315
607.15315 Reinstatement following revocation of certificate of authority.
(1) A foreign corporation the certificate of authority of which has been revoked pursuant to s. 607.1530 or former s. 607.1531 may apply to the department for reinstatement at any time after the effective date of revocation of authority. The foreign corporation applying for reinstatement must submit all fees and penalties then owed by the foreign corporation at rates provided by law at the time the foreign corporation applies for reinstatement, together with an application for reinstatement prescribed and furnished by the department, which is signed by both the registered agent and an officer or director of the company and states:
(a) The name under which the foreign corporation is authorized to transact business in this state.
(b) The street address of the corporation’s principal office and mailing address.
(c) The jurisdiction of the foreign corporation’s formation and the date on which it became qualified to transact business in this state.
(d) The foreign corporation’s federal employer identification number or, if none, whether one has been applied for.
(e) The name, title or capacity, and address of at least one officer or director of the corporation.
(f) Additional information that is necessary or appropriate to enable the department to carry out this chapter.
(2) In lieu of the requirement to file an application for reinstatement as described in subsection (1), a foreign corporation whose certificate of authority has been revoked may submit all fees and penalties owed by the corporation at the rates provided by law at the time the corporation applies for reinstatement, together with a current annual report, signed by both the registered agent and an officer or director of the corporation, which contains the information described in subsection (1).
(3) If the department determines that an application for reinstatement contains the information required under subsection (1) or subsection (2) and that the information is correct, upon payment of all required fees and penalties, the department shall reinstate the foreign corporation’s certificate of authority.
(4) When a reinstatement becomes effective, it relates back to and takes effect as of the effective date of the revocation of authority and the foreign corporation may operate in this state as if the revocation of authority had never occurred.
(5) The name of the foreign corporation whose certificate of authority has been revoked is not available for assumption or use by another eligible entity until 1 year after the effective date of revocation of authority unless the corporation provides the department with a record signed as required by s. 607.0120 which authorizes the immediate assumption or use of the name by another eligible entity.
(6) If the name of the foreign corporation applying for reinstatement has been lawfully assumed in this state by another eligible entity, the department shall require the foreign corporation to comply with s. 607.1506 before accepting its application for reinstatement.
History.s. 167, ch. 90-179; s. 216, ch. 2019-90.