(a) An association shall not operate or do business in this state without a certificate
of authority. The commissioner shall issue a certificate of authority to any association unless
he or she determines, after examination, that it does not comply with the provisions
of this chapter. The filing fee for the application for the certificate of authority shall be one
thousand four hundred ten dollars ($1,410).
(b)(1) On or before July 1, 2019, every association shall renew its certificate of
(2) After July 1, 2019, an association shall renew its certificate of authority every
five years from the date it previously renewed its certificate of authority.
(c)(1) The commissioner may revoke the certificate of authority for an association
that failed to renew its certificate of authority in compliance with subdivision (b),
after giving reasonable written notice mailed to the last address of the association
registered with the department.
(2) The commissioner may revoke the certificate of authority for an association that
has a dissolved, suspended, or otherwise inactive status according to the records
of the Secretary of State, after giving reasonable written notice mailed to the last
address of the association registered with the department.
(3) To obtain a reissue of a certificate of authority revoked pursuant to this subdivision,
an association shall apply to the commissioner pursuant to subdivision (a).
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