2011 California Code
Corporations Code
CHAPTER 2. Formation
Section 17050

CA Corp Code § 17050 (through 2012 Leg Sess) What's This?

(a) In order to form a limited liability company, one or more persons shall execute and file articles of organization with, and on a form prescribed by, the Secretary of State and, either before or after the filing of articles of organization, the members shall have entered into an operating agreement. The person or persons who execute and file the articles of organization may, but need not, be members of the limited liability company.

(b) A limited liability company shall have one or more members.

(c) The existence of a limited liability company begins upon the filing of the articles of organization. For all purposes, a copy of the articles of organization duly certified by the Secretary of State is conclusive evidence of the formation of a limited liability company and prima facie evidence of its existence.

(d) The Secretary of State shall include with instructional materials provided in conjunction with the form for filing articles of organization under subdivision (a) a notice that filing the registration will obligate the limited liability company to pay an annual tax for that taxable year to the Franchise Tax Board pursuant to Section 17941 of the Revenue and Taxation Code. That notice shall be updated annually to specify the dollar amount of the tax.

(Amended by Stats. 2002, Ch. 169, Sec. 5. Effective January 1, 2003.)

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