617.1623 Corporate information available to the public; application to corporations incorporated by circuit courts and by special act of the Legislature.—
(1)(a) Each corporation incorporated in this state shall maintain a registered agent and registered office in accordance with s. 617.0501, and current information regarding the corporations incorporated in this state shall be readily available to the public. At a minimum, such information must include the text of the charter or articles of incorporation and all amendments thereto, the name of the corporation, the date of incorporation, the street address of the principal office of the corporation, the corporation’s federal employer identification number, the name and business street address of each officer, the name and business street address of each director, the name of its registered agent, and the street address of its registered office.
(b) Any corporation which has a charter approved by a circuit judge under former chapter 617, Florida Statutes 1989, or a charter granted by the Legislature on or before September 1, 1959, the effective date of chapter 59-427, Laws of Florida, must file with the Department of State, not later than July 1, 1992, a copy of its charter and all amendments thereto, certified by the clerk of the circuit court of the county wherein recorded, together with a registration containing the provisions required in paragraph (a), as to charters and amendments granted by circuit judges, and by the Department of State, as to legislative charters, and the corporation thereafter shall be subject to the requirements of ss. 617.0501 and 617.1622.
(c) Any such corporation which fails to comply with paragraph (b), and is not exempt from the requirements thereof pursuant to subsection (2), is, as of July 2, 1992, dissolved and thereafter may not maintain or defend any action in any of the courts in this state.
(d) Any corporation dissolved pursuant to paragraph (c) shall be reinstated upon application to the Department of State, signed by an officer or director thereof, accompanied by a copy of its charter and all amendments thereto, certified by the clerk of the circuit court of the county wherein recorded, as to charters and amendments granted by circuit judges, and by the Department of State, as to legislative charters, together with a registration containing the provisions required in paragraph (a), and the payment of all fees due from the time of dissolution computed at the rate provided by law at the time the corporation applies for reinstatement.
(e) Whenever the application for reinstatement is approved and filed by the Department of State, the corporate existence shall be deemed to have continued without interruption from the date of dissolution. The reinstatement terminates any personal liability of the directors, officers, or agents of the corporation incurred on account of actions taken during the period between dissolution and reinstatement. Upon reinstatement, the corporation shall be subject to the requirements of ss. 617.0501 and 617.1622.
(2) Any corporation which has reincorporated under s. 617.0901 or former s. 617.012, Florida Statutes 1989, is exempt from the requirements of this section.
History.—s. 109, ch. 90-179; s. 75, ch. 93-281; s. 6, ch. 95-211.