Business entities; statement of change of registered agent, etc., may be filed electronically. (HB1105)

Introduced By

Del. Johnny Joannou (D-Portsmouth)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Business entities; registered agents and offices.  Provides that a statement of change of a business entity's registered agent, registered office, or both, may be filed electronically with the office of the clerk of the State Corporation Commission. The measure also provides that a registered agent may mail a copy of a statement of change or a statement of resignation to the business entity on or before the business day following the day on which such statement is filed with the clerk's office. Currently, a statement of change or resignation is required to include a statement that it has been mailed to the business entity, which does not accommodate their electronic filing. The measure also eliminates variances in terminology in parallel sections that address changes of registered offices and registered agents of stock and nonstock corporations, limited liability companies, business trusts, limited partnerships, and registered limited liability partnerships. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/13/2010Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/13/10 10101167D
01/13/2010Referred to Committee on Commerce and Labor
01/21/2010Reported from Commerce and Labor (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/21/2010Impact statement from SCC (HB1105)
01/25/2010Read first time
01/26/2010Read second time and engrossed
01/27/2010Read third time and passed House BLOCK VOTE (98-Y 0-N)
01/27/2010VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (98-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/28/2010Constitutional reading dispensed
01/28/2010Referred to Committee on Commerce and Labor
03/08/2010Reported from Commerce and Labor (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/09/2010Constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/10/2010Read third time
03/10/2010Passed Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/22/2010Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB1105ER)
03/22/2010Signed by Speaker
03/24/2010Impact statement from SCC (HB1105ER)
03/25/2010Signed by President
04/11/2010G Approved by Governor-Chapter 434 (effective 7/1/10)
04/11/2010G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0434)


This bill was discussed on the floor of the General Assembly. Below is all of the video that we have of that discussion, 1 clip in all, totaling 25 seconds.