2014 Oklahoma Statutes
Title 18. Corporations
§18-2007. Delivery of articles to Secretary of State - Filing - Time when effective.

18 OK Stat § 18-2007 (2014) What's This?

A. One signed copy of the articles of organization or any other articles authorized by this act shall be delivered to the Secretary of State. Unless the Secretary of State finds that any articles do not conform to law, upon receipt of all filing and other fees required by law, he or she shall:

1. Endorse on each copy the word “filed” and the day, month and year, and the time, if applicable, of the filing thereof;

2. File one copy in his or her office; and

3. Return a file-stamped copy to the person who filed it or his or her representative.

B. Unless a future effective date or time, which shall be a specified date or time not later than ninety (90) days after the filing, is provided in the articles, articles of organization are effective, and the limited liability company is formed, at the time of the filing of the articles of organization with the Secretary of State.

C. Unless a future effective date or time, which shall be a specified date or time not later than ninety (90) days after the filing, is provided in the articles, articles of amendment, merger, consolidation, conversion or dissolution are effective at the time of their filing with the Secretary of State.

Added by Laws 1992, c. 148, § 8, eff. Sept. 1, 1992. Amended by Laws 2004, c. 255, § 36, eff. Nov. 1, 2004; Laws 2008, c. 253, § 20.

NOTE: Laws 2008, c. 382, § 315, which changed the effective date of Laws 2008, c. 253, §§ 1-47 to Jan. 1, 2010, was held unconstitutional by the Oklahoma Supreme Court in the case of Weddington v. Henry, 202 P.3d 143, 2008 OK 102 (2009).

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