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The 191st General Court of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts

Section 15.31: Procedure for and effect of revocation


(a) If the secretary of state determines that one or more grounds exist under section 14.20 for dissolving a corporation, he shall notify the corporation's registered agent of his determination. The notice shall be in writing and mailed postage prepaid to the corporation's registered office, or if the registered agent consents, sent by electronic mail to an electronic mail address furnished by the agent for the purpose.

(b) If the foreign corporation does not correct each ground for revocation or demonstrate to the reasonable satisfaction of the secretary of state that each ground determined by the secretary of state does not exist within 90 days after the notice is given, the secretary of state may revoke the foreign corporations authority to transact business in the commonwealth. The secretary of state shall note the fact of revocation on his records, including the effective date thereof.

(c) The authority of a foreign corporation to transact business in the commonwealth ceases on the date on which the secretary of state makes revocation of such authority effective.

(d) Revocation of a foreign corporations authority to transact business in the commonwealth does not terminate the authority of the registered agent of the corporation until the registered agent resigns his agency pursuant to section 15.09.