2020 New Mexico Statutes
Chapter 53 - Corporations
Article 4 - Cooperative Associations
Section 53-4-6.2 - Change of registered office or registered agent.

Universal Citation: NM Stat § 53-4-6.2 (2020)

A. An association may change its registered office or its registered agent, or both, by filing in the office of the public regulation commission [secretary of state] a statement that includes:

(1) the name of the association;

(2) the address of its registered office;

(3) if the address of the association's registered office is changed, the address to which the registered office is changed;

(4) the name of its registered agent;

(5) if the association's registered agent is changed:

(a) the name of its successor registered agent; and

(b) if the successor registered agent is an individual, a statement executed by the successor registered agent acknowledging acceptance of the appointment by the filing association as its registered agent; or

(c) if the successor registered agent is a corporation, a statement executed by an authorized officer of the corporation in which the officer acknowledges the corporation's acceptance of the appointment by the filing association as its registered agent; and

(6) a statement that the address of the association's registered office and the address of the office of its registered agent, as changed, will be identical.

B. The statement made pursuant to the provisions of Subsection A of this section shall be executed by the association by any two members and delivered to the public regulation commission [secretary of state]. If the commission [secretary of state] finds that the statement conforms to the provisions of the Sanitary Projects Act [Chapter 3, Article 29 NMSA 1978], it shall file the statement in the office of the commission [secretary of state]. The change of address of the registered office, or the appointment of a new registered agent, or both, shall become effective upon filing of the statement required by this section.

C. A registered agent of an association may resign as agent upon filing a written notice thereof, executed in duplicate, with the public regulation commission [secretary of state]. The commission [secretary of state] shall mail a copy immediately to the association in care of an officer, who is not the resigning registered agent, at the address of the officer as shown by the most recent annual report of the association. The appointment of the agent shall terminate upon the expiration of thirty days after receipt of the notice by the commission [secretary of state].

History: Laws 2001, ch. 200, § 24; 2003, ch. 318, § 4.


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.

The 2003 amendment, effective July 1, 2003, deleted "his" following "registered agent acknowledging" in Subparagraph A(5)(b); substituted "a statement executed by an authorized officer" for "an affidavit executed by the president or vice president" following "is a corporation" in Subparagraph A(5)(c); deleted Paragraph A(7) which read: "a statement that the change was authorized by resolution duly adopted by its board of directors".

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