Louisiana Revised Statutes Tit. 12, § 1308.2. Failure to file annual report;  revocation and reinstatement of articles;  limitation on authority to do business with the state

A. The secretary of state shall revoke the articles of organization of a domestic limited liability company if it fails to file an annual report for three consecutive years according to the records of the secretary of state.

B. At least thirty days prior to revoking the articles of organization pursuant to this Section, the secretary of state shall give notice to the affected limited liability company of his intent to revoke its articles of organization by directing notice of such intention to its last designated registered agent, as shown on the records of the secretary of state.  Such notice shall be in writing and shall be sent to the registered agent by United States mail at the last known address of the agent.  If there is no registered agent of record, the notice shall be directed to the limited liability company at its registered office.

C. (1) The articles of organization shall be reinstated if each of the following is filed with the secretary of state within three years of the effective date of the revocation:

(a) An application for reinstatement, signed and acknowledged by a member or manager.  If a suit for liquidation or receivership of the limited liability company has been filed at the time at which such application is made, the application shall be accompanied by a document indicating the unanimous written consent to the reinstatement by all members or managers.  The limited liability company shall certify the signatures of all managers or members on such document.

(b) The current annual report of the limited liability company.

(c) The fee for reinstatement proceedings authorized by R.S. 12:1364(A)(1) .

(2) Upon reinstatement pursuant to this Subsection, the secretary of state shall furnish a certificate of reinstatement to the limited liability company.  The certificate of reinstatement and articles of organization shall be retroactive, and the articles of organization shall continue in existence as though the revocation had not occurred.

D. Upon revocation of its articles of organization, the name of the limited liability company shall not be available to another entity as a limited liability name, corporate name, or trade name for a three-year period.  If the name is available after the three years, the limited liability company may reinstate it by following the same procedures and by satisfying the same provisions and requirements as set forth in this Section.  If the name is not available, an amendment changing the original name shall be filed as provided in R.S. 12:1309 .

E. (1) As used in this Subsection, the term “not in good standing” means that a limited liability company is delinquent in filing the annual report required by R.S. 12:1308.1 .

(2) Each limited liability company which is not in good standing shall be prohibited from engaging in commercial business operations with the state or its boards, agencies, departments, or commissions.  Any contract between the state or its boards, agencies, departments, or commissions and a limited liability company which is not in good standing may be declared null and void by the board, agency, department, commission, or the division of administration.

F. Nothing contained in this Section shall be construed to prevent the state, through the office of the attorney general, from asserting a cause of action to revoke the articles of organization of a limited liability company on any of the following grounds:

(1) That the limited liability company was procured through fraud practiced upon the state.

(2) That the limited liability company has continued to abuse authority conferred upon it.

(3) That the limited liability company should not have been formed under this Chapter or has been so formed without substantial compliance with the requirements of this Chapter.

G. Revocation of the articles of organization of a limited liability company pursuant to this Section shall not affect any cause of action against the limited liability company or the right to proceed against any property owned by the limited liability company.  Such revocation shall also not prohibit a limited liability company from selling property belonging to the company in the same manner as if the revocation had not occurred.

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