2020 New Mexico Statutes
Chapter 53 - Corporations
Article 5 - Corporate Reports
Section 53-5-9 - Dormant corporations; statement in lieu of corporate report.

Universal Citation: NM Stat § 53-5-9 (2020)

A. Whenever a corporation is no longer engaged in active business in this state or in carrying out the purposes of its incorporation, two of its shareholders, directors or officers may unite in signing a statement to that effect; the statement shall be filed with the public regulation commission [secretary of state] in lieu of the required corporate report. Upon the filing of this statement and the payment of all fees and penalties, the commission [secretary of state] is authorized to strike the name of the corporation from the list of active corporations in this state; but this action shall not be construed in any sense as a formal dissolution of the corporation and the corporation shall not be relieved thereby from any outstanding obligation. A dormant corporation may be fully revived by the resumption of active business and the filing of a corporate report.

B. A dormant corporation may continue in dormant status by filing a statement of renewal every five years to the effect that it is not engaged in active business in this state and is not carrying out the purposes of its incorporation. Sixty days after written notice of failure to file a statement of renewal has been mailed to its registered agent and also to the principal office of the corporation as shown in the last corporate report filed with the commission [secretary of state], the corporation shall have its certificate of incorporation or authority canceled by the commission [secretary of state] without further proceedings unless the statement of renewal is filed and all fees are paid within that sixty-day period.

History: 1953 Comp., § 51-21-9, enacted by Laws 1959, ch. 181, § 9; 1983, ch. 304, § 6; 2001, ch. 200, § 32; 2003, ch. 318, § 7.


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, substituted "and penalties" for "franchise taxes penalties and interest" following "of all fees" in Subsection A.

The 2001 amendment, effective July 1, 2001, substituted "corporate report" for "annual report" in the section heading; in Subsection A, inserted "with the public regulation commission" in the first sentence, deleted "state corporation" preceding "commission" in the second sentence, substituted "A dormant corporation may" for "Any corporation in this class may" in the third sentence, deleted "by provision of this section" from the end of the subsection; and substituted "A dormant corporation may continue in dormant status by" for "Any corporation in this class may continue in this class by" in Subsection B.

The 1983 amendment, effective June 17, 1983, designated the former section as present Subsection A, added Subsection B, substituted "of its shareholders" for "stockholders" and deleted "thereof" following "officers," and substituted "corporate" for "annual" preceding "report" in the first sentence of Subsection A, inserted "and the payment of all fees, franchise taxes, penalties and interest" and inserted "state corporation" in the second sentence of Subsection A, and substituted "corporate" for "annual" in the last sentence of Subsection A.

Am. Jur. 2d, A.L.R. and C.J.S. references. — 19 C.J.S. Corporations § 542.

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