Subject 590-1-1 ORGANIZATION
|(1)|| The Secretary
of State of the State of Georgia is a Constitutional Officer in State
Government, under the Constitution of Georgia, and is elected for a four year
term. The Office of Secretary of State is primarily an office of record and is
divided into a number of divisions and subdivisions, as follows:
|(2)||The Constitution of the State of Georgia designates the Secretary of State as the custodian of the Great Seal of Georgia, which is placed upon documents and papers as authorized by the Governor or the General Assembly.|
The Divisions listed in Rule 590-1-1-.01 have varied duties, some of which may not be directly reflected by the division titles, but which are otherwise within the authority of the Office of Secretary of State.
Under the management of the Director of Administration, this Division provides
staff support to the entire Office of Secretary of State, as follows:
|(b)||Administrative Procedure Division. The Administrative Procedure
Division is designated by the Secretary of State to carry out the provisions of
the Georgia Administrative Procedure Act (O.C.G.A. § 50-13-1 et seq., as amended) as it
relates to the Secretary of State and to carry out the provisions of O.C.G.A.
§ 45-13-22, as amended. This
|(c)||Corporations Division. The
Corporations Division is divided into three
subdivisions, the Corporate Certifications
subdivision, the Special Services subdivision, and the Trademarks subdivision.
|(d)||Elections Division. This Division:
|(e)||Professional Licensing Boards
|(f)||Securities and Charities
Division. The Secretary of State is Commissioner of Securities by
authority of Official Code of Georgia Annotated (O.C.G.A.) Sec.
10-5-1 et seq. The Securities and
Charities Division is designated by the Secretary of State to implement the
provisions of the Georgia Uniform Securities Act of 2008, as amended (O.C.G.A.
Sec. 10-5-1 et seq.), and the Georgia
Charitable Solicitations Act of 1988 (O.C.G.A. Sec.
43-17-1 et seq.). Under the
direction of the Assistant Commissioner of Securities, this Division:
The Secretary of State serves as Ex Officio member of the following:
|(a)||Claims Advisory Board (Chairman);|
|(b)||State Election Board (Chairman);|
|(c)||Governor's Committee on Interstate Cooperation;|
|(d)||State Properties Commission (Secretary);|
|(e)||State Records Committee;|
|(f)||Commission on the Preservation of the State Capitol;|
|(g)||State Commission on the Condemnation of Public Property;|
|(h)||Constitutional Amendment Committee; and|
|(i)||Capitol Art Standards Commission.|