Texas Business Organizations Code
Sec. § 252.011
Appointment of Agent to Receive Service of Process


(a)

A nonprofit association may file in the office of the secretary of state a statement appointing an agent authorized to receive service of process.

(b)

A statement appointing an agent must contain:

(1)

the name of the nonprofit association;

(2)

the federal taxpayer identification number of the nonprofit association, if applicable;

(3)

the address in this state, including the street address, if any, of the nonprofit association or, if the nonprofit association does not have an address in this state, its address out of state; and

(4)

the name of the person in this state authorized to receive service of process and the persons address, including the street address, in this state.

(c)

A statement appointing an agent must be signed by a person authorized to manage the affairs of the nonprofit association. The statement must also be signed by the person appointed agent, who by signing accepts the appointment. The appointed agent may resign by filing a resignation in the office of the secretary of state and giving notice to the nonprofit association.

(d)

The secretary of state may collect a fee for filing a statement appointing an agent to receive service of process, an amendment, a cancellation, or a resignation in the amount charged for filing similar documents.

(e)

An amendment to a statement appointing an agent to receive service of process must meet the requirements for execution of an original statement.

(f)

A statement appointing an agent may be canceled by filing with the secretary of state a written notice of cancellation executed by a person authorized to manage the affairs of the nonprofit association. A notice of cancellation must contain:

(1)

the name of the nonprofit association;

(2)

the federal taxpayer identification number of the nonprofit association, if applicable;

(3)

the date of filing of the nonprofit associations statement appointing the agent; and

(4)

a current street address, if any, of the nonprofit association in this state or, if the nonprofit association does not have an address in this state, its address out of state.

(g)

The secretary of state may adopt forms and procedural rules for filing documents under this section.
Acts 2003, 78th Leg., ch. 182, Sec. 1, eff. Jan. 1, 2006.
Amended by:
Acts 2011, 82nd Leg., R.S., Ch. 139 (S.B. 748), Sec. 58, eff. September 1, 2011.
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