36 U.S. Code § 220112 - Service of process

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(a) District of Columbia.— The corporation shall have a designated agent in the District of Columbia to receive service of process for the corporation. Notice to or service on the agent, or mailed to the business address of the agent, is notice to or service on the corporation.
(b) States, Territories, and Possessions.— The corporation shall file, with the secretary of state or other designated official of each State, territory, or possession of the United States in which the corporation or a council, organization, chapter, or affiliate may have activities, the name and address of an agent in that State, territory, or possession on whom legal process or demands against the corporation may be served.


(Pub. L. 105–225, Aug. 12, 1998, 112 Stat. 1462.)

Historical and Revision Notes
Revised Section Source (U.S. Code) Source (Statutes at Large)
Dec. 29, 1979, Pub. L. 96–165, § 9(b), (c), 93 Stat. 1271.

In subsection (b), the words “with the secretary of state or other designated official” are substituted for “in the office of the secretary” for clarity and consistency in the revised title. The words “local, State, or regional”, “post office”, and “authorized” are omitted as unnecessary. The words “in that State, territory, or possession” are added (the 2d time they appear), and the words “legal process” are substituted for “local process”, for clarity and consistency in the revised title.


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