Texas Business Organizations Code
Sec. § 11.253
Reinstatement by Secretary of State After Involuntary Termination


The secretary of state shall reinstate a filing entity that has been involuntarily terminated under this subchapter if the entity files a certificate of reinstatement in accordance with Chapter 4 (Partnerships) and:


the entity has corrected the circumstances that led to the involuntary termination and any other circumstances that may exist of the types described by Section 11.251 (Termination of Filing Entity by Secretary of State)(b), including the payment of fees, interest, or penalties; or


the secretary of state finds that the circumstances that led to the involuntary termination did not exist at the time of termination.


A certificate of reinstatement filed under Subsection (a) must contain:


the name of the filing entity;


the filing number assigned by the filing officer to the entity;


the effective date of the involuntary termination;


a statement that the circumstances giving rise to the involuntary termination have been corrected; and


the name of the entity’s registered agent and the address of the entity’s registered office.


A certificate of reinstatement must be accompanied by:


each amendment to the entity’s certificate of formation that is required by intervening events, including circumstances requiring an amendment to the filing entity’s name as described in Section 11.203 (Use of Distinguishable Name Required); and


a tax clearance letter from the comptroller stating that the filing entity has satisfied all franchise tax liabilities and may be reinstated, if the filing entity is a taxable entity under Chapter 171 (Franchise Tax), Tax Code, other than a nonprofit corporation.


If a filing entity is reinstated before the third anniversary of the date of its involuntary termination, the entity is considered to have continued in existence without interruption from the date of termination. The reinstatement shall have no effect on any issue of personal liability of the governing persons, officers, or agents of the filing entity during the period between termination and reinstatement.
Acts 2003, 78th Leg., ch. 182, Sec. 1, eff. Jan. 1, 2006.
Amended by:
Acts 2009, 81st Leg., R.S., Ch. 84 (S.B. 1442), Sec. 24, eff. September 1, 2009.
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