2021 Georgia Code
Title 14 - Corporations, Partnerships, and Associations
Chapter 2 - Business Corporations
Article 2 - Incorporation
§ 14-2-201.1. Publication of Notice of Intent to File Articles of Incorporation

Universal Citation: GA Code § 14-2-201.1 (2021)
  1. Together with the articles of incorporation, the incorporator or incorporators shall deliver to the Secretary of State an undertaking (which may appear in the articles of incorporation or be set forth in a letter or other instrument executed by an incorporator or any person authorized to act on behalf of the corporation) to publish a notice of the filing of the articles of incorporation as required by subsection (b) of this Code section.
  2. No later than the next business day after filing the articles of incorporation, the incorporator shall deliver to the publisher of a newspaper which is the official organ of the county where the initial registered office of the corporation is to be located or which is a newspaper of general circulation published within such county whose most recently published annual statement of ownership and circulation reflects a minimum of 60 percent paid circulation a request to publish a notice in substantially the following form:

    The request for publication of the notice shall be accompanied by a check, draft, or money order in the amount of $40.00 in payment of the cost of publication.The notice shall be published once a week for two consecutive weeks commencing within ten days after receipt of the notice by the newspaper. Failure on the part of the incorporator to deliver the notice or payment therefor or failure on the part of the newspaper to publish the notice in compliance with this subsection shall not invalidate the incorporation of the corporation or the filing of the articles of incorporation.

Cross references.

- Limits on General Assembly's powers as to corporations, Ga. Const. 1983, Art. III, Sec. VI, Para. V.

Law reviews.

- For survey article on business associations, see 34 Mercer L. Rev. 13 (1982). For article, "Some Distinctive Features of the Georgia Business Corporation Code," 28 Ga. St. B. J. 101 (1991).


Editor's notes.

- In light of the similarity of the statutory provisions, opinions under former Code Section 14-2-172, which was repealed by Ga. L. 1988, p. 1070, § 1, effective July 1, 1989, are included in the annotations for this Code section.

Secretary of State authorized to incorporate marketing associations.

- Since constitutional amendment (former Art. III, Sec. VIII, Para. II of the 1976 Constitution) transfers the power to incorporate private companies to the Secretary of State, and marketing associations are private companies, the Secretary of State, rather than the superior courts, is authorized to incorporate marketing associations. 1977 Op. Att'y Gen. No. 77-34 (decided under former § 14-2-172).



- Effect upon the corporate existence of failure to file certificate in organizing a corporation, 22 A.L.R. 376; 37 A.L.R. 1319.

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