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(a) If a document delivered to the office of the secretary of state conforms to the requirement of § 48-246-301(a) and all fees have been paid, the secretary of state shall:
(1) Endorse on the application the word “Filed” and the date and time of the filing of it;
(2) File the original of the application; and
(3) Return the original of the application, together with the filing fee receipt, to the person who filed it and such document shall constitute a certificate of authority issued by the secretary of state.
(b) The certificate of authority is effective from the date the application is filed with the secretary of state, as evidenced by the secretary of state's date and time endorsement on the original document, accompanied by the payment of the requisite fee.
(c) If the secretary of state determines upon application that a foreign LLC has been transacting business in this state without a certificate of authority for a period of one (1) year or more, then the secretary of state shall not file the application until the foreign corporation submits a confirmation of good standing relative to such foreign LLC.
Cite this article: FindLaw.com - Tennessee Code Title 48. Corporations and Associations § 48-246-302 - last updated January 01, 2020 | https://codes.findlaw.com/tn/title-48-corporations-and-associations/tn-code-sect-48-246-302/
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