(1) The Secretary of State may refuse to
grant a registration or may limit and/or restrict a registration upon making a
finding that an applicant has committed any act which is enumerated in Official
Code of Georgia Annotated Title 43.
(2) The Secretary of State shall notify an
applicant in writing of the Secretary of State's refusal to grant a
registration. The notice shall set forth the reason(s) for the
(3) Within sixty (60) days
of receipt of a notice of refusal to grant a registration, an applicant may
file a written request to appear before the Secretary of State as a
non-contested case under the Administrative Procedures Act. The Secretary of
State will then schedule a time for the applicant to appear before the
Secretary of State at a regularly scheduled meeting. The applicant may present
additional documentation at the scheduled appearance.
(4) The Secretary of State shall notify the
applicant, in writing, of the decision after a scheduled appearance with the
(5) An applicant who has
been refused registration may submit a new application, supporting
documentation, and the appropriate fee to the Secretary of State subsequent to
receipt of notification of the refusal of the registration.
Ga. Comp. R. & Regs. R. 54-3-.07
Original Rule entitled "Refusal to Grant Registration" adopted. F.
Oct. 17, 1989; eff.
Nov. 6, 1989.
Amended: F. Apr. 21,
2021; eff. May 11, 2021.