(a) A nonresident charitable organization, paid solicitor, fund-raising counsel, or professional telemarketer desiring to solicit funds within the State of Arkansas shall file with the Secretary of State an irrevocable written consent that in suits, proceedings, and actions growing out of the violation of this subchapter, or as a result of any activities conducted within this state giving rise to a cause of action, service on the Secretary of State shall be as valid and binding as if due service had been made on the charitable organization, paid solicitor, fund-raising counsel, or professional telemarketer.
(b)(1) In case any process or pleadings are served upon the Secretary of State, they shall be in triplicate, one (1) copy of which shall be filed with the Secretary of State, one (1) copy of which shall be forwarded by the Secretary of State to the Attorney General, and the other immediately forwarded by the Secretary of State by registered or certified mail to the principal office or place of business of the nonresident charitable organization, paid solicitor, fund-raising counsel, or professional telemarketer.
(2) Service placed upon the Secretary of State shall be returned no later than thirty (30) days.
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