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17-7931. Registration of foreign covered entities with secretary of state. Before doing business in the state of Kansas, a foreign covered entity shall register with the secretary of state. In order to register, a foreign covered entity shall submit to the secretary of state, together with payment of a fee if authorized by law, as provided by K.S.A. 2022 Supp. 17-7910, and amendments thereto, an original copy executed by a governor, of an application for registration as a foreign covered entity, setting forth:

(a) The name of the foreign covered entity;

(b) the jurisdiction where organized;

(c) the date of its organization;

(d) a statement issued within 90 days of the date of application by the proper officer of the jurisdiction where such foreign entity is organized, or by a third-party agent authorized by such proper officer, that the foreign covered entity exists in good standing under the laws of the jurisdiction of its organization;

(e) the nature of the business or purposes to be conducted or promoted in the state of Kansas, including whether the covered entity operates for-profit or not-for-profit;

(f) the address of the registered office and the name and address of the resident agent for service of process required to be maintained by this act;

(g) an irrevocable written consent of the foreign covered entity that actions may be commenced against it in the proper court of any county where there is proper venue by the service of process on the secretary of state as provided for in K.S.A. 60-304, and amendments thereto, and stipulating and agreeing that such service shall be taken and held, in all courts, to be as valid and binding as if due service had been made upon the governors of the foreign covered entity; and

(h) the date on which the foreign covered entity first did, or intends to do, business in the state of Kansas.

History: L. 2014, ch. 121, § 31; L. 2015, ch. 65, § 17; L. 2016, ch. 110, § 138; July 1.


1. A foreign covered entity that registers with the Kansas secretary of state to do business in the state expressly consents to be subject to general personal jurisdiction in Kansas. Butler v. Daimler Trucks North America, LLC, 433 F. Supp. 3d 1216, 1238 (D. Kan. 2020).

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