2020 New Mexico Statutes
Chapter 53 - Corporations
Article 17 - Business Corporations; Foreign Corporations
Section 53-17-16 - Filing of application for withdrawal.

Universal Citation: NM Stat § 53-17-16 (2020)

A. An original of an application for withdrawal together with a copy, which may be signed, photocopied or conformed, shall be delivered to the commission [secretary of state]. If the commission [secretary of state] finds that the application conforms to the provisions of the Business Corporation Act and that the corporation has complied with the Tax Administration Act [Chapter 7, Article 1 NMSA 1978] and has paid all contributions required by the Unemployment Compensation Law [Chapter 51 NMSA 1978], it shall, when all fees have been paid:

(1) endorse on the original and copy the word "filed" and the month, day and year of the filing;

(2) file the original in its office; and

(3) issue a certificate of withdrawal to which it shall affix the file-stamped copy.

B. The certificate of withdrawal, together with the file-stamped copy of the application for withdrawal affixed to it, shall be returned by the commission [secretary of state] to the corporation or its representative. Upon the issuance of the certificate of withdrawal, the authority of the corporation to transact business in this state shall cease.

History: 1953 Comp., § 51-30-15, enacted by Laws 1967, ch. 81, § 117; 2001, ch. 200, § 71; 2003, ch. 318, § 46.


Bracketed material. — The bracketed material was inserted by the compiler and is not part of the law.

Laws 2013, ch. 75, § 9 provided that as of July 1, 2013, the secretary of state, pursuant to N.M. const., Art. 11, § 19, shall assume responsibility for chartering corporations as provided by law, including the performance of the functions of the former corporations bureau of the public regulation commission, and that except for Subsection D of 53-5-8 NMSA 1978, references to the "public regulation commission", "state corporation commission" or "commission" shall be construed to be references to the secretary of state. See 8-4-7 NMSA 1978.

Compiler's notes. — This section is derived from Section 120 of the ABA Model Business Corporation Act.

The 2003 amendment, effective July 1, 2003, deleted "and franchise taxes" following "when all fees" in Subsection A.

The 2001 amendment, effective July 1, 2001, deleted the provision that the application be executed in duplicate and changed the provisions of the section so that instead of explaining the procedures for processing duplicates, it explains procedures for processing the original and a copy of the original.

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