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Iowa Code Title XIII. Commerce [Chs. 505-554D] § 512B.33. Service of process

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1. A society authorized to do business in this state shall file in the office of the commissioner a power of attorney and an agreement in writing that service of process in any action or proceeding against the society may be served on the commissioner and shall be of the same legal force and validity as if served upon the society, and that the authority shall continue in force so long as any liability remains outstanding in this state.  A copy of the power of attorney, certified by the commissioner, shall be deemed sufficient evidence of the appointment and shall be admitted in evidence with the same force and effect as the original.

2. Service of process made on the commissioner as the agent for service of process shall be made as provided in section 505.30.   A society shall not be required to file its answer, pleading, or defense in less than thirty days from the date the commissioner sends a copy of the service of process to the society by certified mail as provided in section 505.30.  Legal process shall not be made upon a society except in the manner provided in this section.

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