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The Office of Secretary of State is primarily an office of record and is divided into a number of divisions and subdivisions, as follows: <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="590-1-1-.01(1)(a)">(a)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Administration Division;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="590-1-1-.01(1)(b)">(b)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Administrative Procedure Division;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="590-1-1-.01(1)(c)">(c)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Corporations Division, including Special Services, Banking, Insurance and Railroad Charters, Trademarks, and Service of Process;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="590-1-1-.01(1)(d)">(d)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Elections Division, including Commissions and Registration;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="590-1-1-.01(1)(e)">(e)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Professional Licensing Boards Division; and</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="590-1-1-.01(1)(f)">(f)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Securities and Charities Division.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="590-1-1-.01(2)">(2)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> 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.</td> </tr> </table> <h2><a href="/GAC/590-1-1-.02" name="590-1-1-.02" title="590-1-1-.02">Rule 590-1-1-.02 Description of Departments</a></h2> <P>The Divisions listed in Rule <a title="590-1-1-.01" href="590-1-1-.01">590-1-1-.01</a> 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.</P> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="590-1-1-.02(a)">(a)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><B>Administration Division</B>. Under the management of the Director of Administration, this Division provides staff support to the entire Office of Secretary of State, as follows: <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="590-1-1-.02(a)1.">1.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Budget: <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="590-1-1-.02(a)1.(i)">(i)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> prepares and submits the annual budget for the Office of Secretary of State, and monitors expenditures against it;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="590-1-1-.02(a)1.(ii)">(ii)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> secures approval for budget amendments, as necessary;</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="590-1-1-.02(a)2.">2.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Accounting: <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="590-1-1-.02(a)2.(i)">(i)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> processes and posts all disbursements and receipts;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="590-1-1-.02(a)2.(ii)">(ii)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> provides payroll services to all employees;</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="590-1-1-.02(a)3.">3.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Information Management: <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="590-1-1-.02(a)3.(i)">(i)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> coordinates computer services for all divisions;</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="590-1-1-.02(a)4.">4.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Personnel: <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="590-1-1-.02(a)4.(i)">(i)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> coordinates all personnel activities;</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="590-1-1-.02(a)5.">5.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Procurement: <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="590-1-1-.02(a)5.(i)">(i)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> coordinates the purchasing and surplusing of all supplies and equipment;</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="590-1-1-.02(a)6.">6.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Support Services: <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="590-1-1-.02(a)6.(i)">(i)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> handles all mail distribution, mass mailouts, inventory of supplies and equipment, and warehousing of supplies.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="590-1-1-.02(b)">(b)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><B>Administrative Procedure Division.</B> 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. § <a href="https://links.casemakerlegal.com/states/ga/books/Code_of_Georgia/browse?ci=25&amp;id=gasos&amp;codesec=50-13-1&amp;title=50&amp;getbrowsepage=yes#" target="_newtab">50-13-1</a> et seq., as amended) as it relates to the Secretary of State and to carry out the provisions of O.C.G.A. § <a href="https://links.casemakerlegal.com/states/ga/books/Code_of_Georgia/browse?ci=25&amp;id=gasos&amp;codesec=45-13-22&amp;title=45#" target="_newtab">45-13-22</a>, as amended. This Division: <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="590-1-1-.02(b)1.">1.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> receives, records, and makes available for public examination and copying all rules and regulations of State agencies required by O.C.G.A. § <a href="https://links.casemakerlegal.com/states/ga/books/Code_of_Georgia/browse?ci=25&amp;id=gasos&amp;codesec=50-13-1&amp;title=50&amp;getbrowsepage=yes#" target="_newtab">50-13-1</a> et seq., as amended, to file such rules and regulations with the Secretary of State;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="590-1-1-.02(b)2.">2.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> maintains files of the original copy of all such rules and regulations as described in subparagraph (b)1. of this Rule;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="590-1-1-.02(b)3.">3.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> publishes in print or electronically the volumes of the Official Compilation Rules and Regulations of the State of Georgia (hereinafter, "Rules and Regulations");</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="590-1-1-.02(b)4.">4.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> composes the Administrative History of all new, amended, or repealed rules and regulations as described in subparagraph (b)1. of this Rule, as published in the Rules and Regulations;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="590-1-1-.02(b)5.">5.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> at such time as the publishing of rules and regulations is temporarily withheld, or emergency rules are filed that will not be published, issues a Bulletin (usually appearing on the Instructional Sheet accompanying monthly supplements to the Rules and Regulations) notifying subscribers to supplements to said Rules and Regulations of same;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="590-1-1-.02(b)6.">6.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> makes available upon request, in accordance with O.C.G.A. Sec. <a href="https://links.casemakerlegal.com/states/ga/books/Code_of_Georgia/browse?ci=25&amp;id=gasos&amp;codesec=50-13-7&amp;title=50#" target="_newtab">50-13-7</a> of the Georgia Administrative Procedure Act, the Rules and Regulations to the heads of all departments, bureaus, agencies, commissions and boards of this State, members of the General Assembly, judges of the supreme court and court of appeals, judges, clerks and district attorneys of the superior courts free of charge, and to others at a price fixed by the Secretary of State;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="590-1-1-.02(b)7.">7.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> upon request, under the Official Seal of the Secretary of State, provides certified copies of rules and regulations to the courts, members of the legal profession and interested persons;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="590-1-1-.02(b)8.">8.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> supervises the publishing and distribution of electronic version and hard-bound volumes of Georgia Laws, Senate Journals and House Journals; and</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="590-1-1-.02(b)9.">9.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> maintains, and updates, a mailing list for circulation of electronic version and hard-bound volumes of Georgia Laws, Senate Journals and House Journals to the legal profession and the public.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="590-1-1-.02(c)">(c)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><B>Corporations Division</B>. The Corporations Division is divided into three <U>sub</U>divisions, the Corporate Certifications subdivision, the Special Services subdivision, and the Trademarks subdivision. <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="590-1-1-.02(c)1.">1.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Corporate Certifications. O.C.G.A. Title 14 designates the Secretary of State as Ex Officio Corporation Commissioner. The Secretary of State is the granting authority for all Georgia ("domestic") corporations, limited partnerships, and limited liability companies, and for all out-of-state ("foreign") corporations, limited partnerships, and limited liability companies transacting business in Georgia. The Corporations Division is designated by the Secretary of State to carry out the provisions of O.C.G.A. Title 14. The functions carried out by this subdivision include the following: <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="590-1-1-.02(c)1.(i)">(i)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> provides certificates of incorporation, certificates of limited partnership, certificates of organization, or certificates of authority to all businesses or persons desiring to incorporate or form corporations, limited partnerships, or limited liability companies in Georgia or do business in Georgia as a foreign corporation, limited partnership, or limited liability company who have filed such intent with the Secretary of State before actually commencing business;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="590-1-1-.02(c)1.(ii)">(ii)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> issues all certificates to proposed new corporations, limited partnerships, and limited liability companies, certifications of fact, and files annual registrations on all domestic and foreign corporations, limited partnerships, and limited liability companies doing business in the State of Georgia. Any further documents, such as of amendment, merger, conversion, dissolution, cancellation, termination or withdrawal documents, filed subsequent to incorporation, formation, or registration are also reviewed, approved and certified by the Secretary of State;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="590-1-1-.02(c)1.(iii)">(iii)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> charters all State banking, banking and trust, and trust companies, and insurance, railroad, canal, navigation, express, and telegraph companies;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="590-1-1-.02(c)1.(iv)">(iv)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> charters credit unions, building and loan, and saving and loan associations; and</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="590-1-1-.02(c)1.(v)">(v)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> maintains the permanent record of all such charter documents.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="590-1-1-.02(c)2.">2.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Special Services. This subdivision carries out the following functions: <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="590-1-1-.02(c)2.(i)">(i)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Service of Process: <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="590-1-1-.02(c)2.(i)(I)">(I)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> acts for the Secretary of State as agent for service of process under a number of statutes when other methods of process have failed or are ineffective, in accordance with O.C.G.A. § <a href="https://links.casemakerlegal.com/states/ga/books/Code_of_Georgia/browse?ci=25&amp;id=gasos&amp;codesec=45-13-26&amp;title=45#" target="_newtab">45-13-26</a>, as amended; and</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="590-1-1-.02(c)2.(i)(II)">(II)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> maintains a record of all service of process made upon the Secretary of State.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="590-1-1-.02(c)2.(ii)">(ii)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Consent to Service: <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="590-1-1-.02(c)2.(ii)(I)">(I)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> issues letters of acknowledgement relating to consent to service filings made with the Secretary of State pursuant to O.C.G.A. § <a href="https://links.casemakerlegal.com/states/ga/books/Code_of_Georgia/browse?ci=25&amp;id=gasos&amp;codesec=10-1-416&amp;title=10#" target="_newtab">10-1-416</a>, as amended, and maintains a record of such filings; and</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="590-1-1-.02(c)2.(ii)(II)">(II)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> maintains a record of consent to service filings submitted to the Department of Agriculture and the Department of Revenue pursuant to O.C.G.A. §§ <a href="https://links.casemakerlegal.com/states/ga/books/Code_of_Georgia/browse?ci=25&amp;id=gasos&amp;codesec=2-5-3&amp;title=2#" target="_newtab">2-5-3</a> and <a href="https://links.casemakerlegal.com/states/ga/books/Code_of_Georgia/browse?ci=25&amp;id=gasos&amp;codesec=48-13-35&amp;title=48#" target="_newtab">48-13-35</a>, respectively.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="590-1-1-.02(c)2.(iii)">(iii)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Cable/Video State Franchise: Issues state franchises to cable service providers and video service providers, and processes subsequent amendments, transfers, renewals, and terminations of state franchises, in accordance with the provisions of the Consumer Choice for Television Act, O.C.G.A. § <a href="https://links.casemakerlegal.com/states/ga/books/Code_of_Georgia/browse?ci=25&amp;id=gasos&amp;codesec=36-76-1&amp;title=36&amp;getbrowsepage=yes#" target="_newtab">36-76-1</a> et seq., as amended.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="590-1-1-.02(c)2.(iv)">(iv)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Private Child Support Collector: Registers private child support collectors pursuant to O.C.G.A. § <a href="https://links.casemakerlegal.com/states/ga/books/Code_of_Georgia/browse?ci=25&amp;id=gasos&amp;codesec=10-1-393.9&amp;title=10&amp;getbrowsepage=yes#" target="_newtab">10-1-393.9</a> et seq., as amended.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="590-1-1-.02(c)2.(v)">(v)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Other Special Service Filings: This subdivision is assigned administrative duties relating to the filing of the following: <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="590-1-1-.02(c)2.(v)(I)">(I)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> development authority resolutions filed pursuant to a number of statutes;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="590-1-1-.02(c)2.(v)(II)">(II)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> verified statements by foreign entities acting as a trustee in Georgia filed pursuant to O.C.G.A. § <a href="https://links.casemakerlegal.com/states/ga/books/Code_of_Georgia/browse?ci=25&amp;id=gasos&amp;codesec=53-12-323&amp;title=53#" target="_newtab">53-12-323</a>, as amended;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="590-1-1-.02(c)2.(v)(III)">(III)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> agent designation filings by nonresidents acting as trustees in Georgia filed pursuant to O.C.G.A. § <a href="https://links.casemakerlegal.com/states/ga/books/Code_of_Georgia/browse?ci=25&amp;id=gasos&amp;codesec=53-12-320&amp;title=53#" target="_newtab">53-12-320</a>, as amended;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="590-1-1-.02(c)2.(v)(IV)">(IV)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> deeds creating trust estate filings filed pursuant to O.C.G.A. § <a href="https://links.casemakerlegal.com/states/ga/books/Code_of_Georgia/browse?ci=25&amp;id=gasos&amp;codesec=53-12-152&amp;title=53#" target="_newtab">53-12-152</a>, as amended;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="590-1-1-.02(c)2.(v)(V)">(V)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> designation of agent for service of process filings filed pursuant to O.C.G.A. § <a href="https://links.casemakerlegal.com/states/ga/books/Code_of_Georgia/browse?ci=25&amp;id=gasos&amp;codesec=9-2-25&amp;title=9#" target="_newtab">9-2-25</a>, as amended; and</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="590-1-1-.02(c)2.(v)(VI)">(VI)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> mutual aid resource pacts filed pursuant to O.C.G.A. § <a href="https://links.casemakerlegal.com/states/ga/books/Code_of_Georgia/browse?ci=25&amp;id=gasos&amp;codesec=25-6-3&amp;title=25#" target="_newtab">25-6-3</a>, as amended.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="590-1-1-.02(c)3.">3.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Trademarks. This subdivision: <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="590-1-1-.02(c)3.(i)">(i)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> issues a certificate of registration of trademarks or service marks to applicants seeking to register such marks in the State of Georgia, and who have complied with the provisions of O.C.G.A. <a href="https://links.casemakerlegal.com/states/ga/books/Code_of_Georgia/browse?ci=25&amp;id=gasos&amp;codesec=10-1-440&amp;title=10&amp;getbrowsepage=yes#" target="_newtab">10-1-440</a> et seq., as amended;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="590-1-1-.02(c)3.(ii)">(ii)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> issues appropriate certificates for registered trademarks or service marks that have been renewed, assigned, or cancelled in accordance with the provisions of O.C.G.A. <a href="https://links.casemakerlegal.com/states/ga/books/Code_of_Georgia/browse?ci=25&amp;id=gasos&amp;codesec=10-1-440&amp;title=10&amp;getbrowsepage=yes#" target="_newtab">10-1-440</a> et seq., as amended; and</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="590-1-1-.02(c)3.(iii)">(iii)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> maintains for public inspection a record of all trademarks or service marks registered or renewed in accordance with the provisions of O.C.G.A. <a href="https://links.casemakerlegal.com/states/ga/books/Code_of_Georgia/browse?ci=25&amp;id=gasos&amp;codesec=10-1-440&amp;title=10&amp;getbrowsepage=yes#" target="_newtab">10-1-440</a> et seq., as amended.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="590-1-1-.02(d)">(d)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><B>Elections Division</B>. This Division: <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="590-1-1-.02(d)1.">1.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> determines the forms of nomination petitions, ballots and other forms as required by the Georgia Election Code (Ga. L. 1964, Extra Sess., p. 26, et seq., as amended);</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="590-1-1-.02(d)2.">2.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> receives registration statements from political parties and bodies to determine their sufficiency prior to filing in accordance with the provisions of the Georgia Election Code, and receives any disputes concerning such statement;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="590-1-1-.02(d)3.">3.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> receives and determines the sufficiency of nomination petitions of candidates filing notice of candidacy with the Secretary of State;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="590-1-1-.02(d)4.">4.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> certifies the official ballot form, together with the official lists of all political party candidates who have been certified to the Secretary of State as qualified candidates for the succeeding primary, and the official lists of all candidates who have filed notices of candidacy with the Secretary of State to the proper superintendents;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="590-1-1-.02(d)5.">5.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> furnishes to the proper superintendents all forms and supplies as required by Georgia Laws;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="590-1-1-.02(d)6.">6.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> receives from the superintendents the returns of primaries and elections and canvasses, computes, and publishes the votes cast for candidates;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="590-1-1-.02(d)7.">7.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> upon request, furnishes a certified copy of any document received in this Division;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="590-1-1-.02(d)8.">8.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> determines and approves the form of ballots for use in special elections;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="590-1-1-.02(d)9.">9.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> receives copy of Official Electors List from each County prior to each Primary, General Election and Special Election; furnishes copy upon request to any elector;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="590-1-1-.02(d)10.">10.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> provides maps of Congressional, State Senatorial and House Districts, Judicial Districts, and County Outline maps;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="590-1-1-.02(d)11.">11.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> compiles results of each County and Municipal referendum each year and publishes such results in back of Georgia Laws;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="590-1-1-.02(d)12.">12.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> provides administrative support to the State Election Board;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="590-1-1-.02(d)13.">13.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> prepares commissions and related documents for issuance by the Governor following election or appointment of all Congressional, State, and County officers, special police officers, and all appointees of the Governor as provided by law;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="590-1-1-.02(d)14.">14.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> prepares and publishes: <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="590-1-1-.02(d)14.(i)">(i)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Georgia Election Code;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="590-1-1-.02(d)14.(ii)">(ii)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Georgia Municipal Election Code;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="590-1-1-.02(d)14.(iii)">(iii)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Georgia Official Directory of Congressional, State and County Officers;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="590-1-1-.02(d)14.(iv)">(iv)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Criminal Code of Georgia; and</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="590-1-1-.02(d)14.(v)">(v)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Juvenile Court Code of Georgia;</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="590-1-1-.02(d)15.">15.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> in accordance with Ga. L. 1945, p. 128, handles certifications of Acts of the General Assembly, and compiles, indexes, reproduces, distributes and conveys such laws to permanent storage;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="590-1-1-.02(d)16.">16.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> each year compiles Municipal and County Home Rule Ordinances, and other information, which is published in the bound volumes of Georgia Laws;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="590-1-1-.02(d)17.">17.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> maintains a current mailing list of all Congressional, State, and County officers;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="590-1-1-.02(d)18.">18.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> issues personal identification cards to: <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="590-1-1-.02(d)18.(i)">(i)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> all Congressional, State, and County officers and their appointees;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="590-1-1-.02(d)18.(ii)">(ii)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> special police officers; and</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="590-1-1-.02(d)18.(iii)">(iii)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> appointees of the Governor;</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="590-1-1-.02(d)19.">19.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> issues Great Seal certifications for the Governor of the State of Georgia; and</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="590-1-1-.02(d)20.">20.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> conducts election seminars for election and registration officials.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="590-1-1-.02(e)">(e)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><B>Professional Licensing Boards Division</B>. <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="590-1-1-.02(e)1.">1.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The Professional Licensing Boards Division of the Office of Secretary of State, in accordance with O.C.G.A. § <a href="https://links.casemakerlegal.com/states/ga/books/Code_of_Georgia/browse?ci=25&amp;id=gasos&amp;codesec=43-1-1&amp;title=43&amp;getbrowsepage=yes#" target="_newtab">43-1-1</a> et seq., as amended, has been established to provide various administrative, financial and investigative functions for the professional licensing boards, under a centralized administrative structure in order to promote efficiency, coordinate policy, and increase public accountability.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="590-1-1-.02(e)2.">2.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The Secretary of State appoints a Director of the Professional Licensing Boards Division, whose duties are to: <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="590-1-1-.02(e)2.(i)">(i)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> bring together and keep all records relating to the professional licensing boards;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="590-1-1-.02(e)2.(ii)">(ii)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> develop, review and monitor budgets of the professional licensing boards;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="590-1-1-.02(e)2.(iii)">(iii)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> develop, revise and standardize, where appropriate, administrative processes and procedures through which supportive services are provided to the boards;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="590-1-1-.02(e)2.(iv)">(iv)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> receive all applications for licenses, with consent of board concerned;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="590-1-1-.02(e)2.(v)">(v)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> schedule the time and place for examinations;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="590-1-1-.02(e)2.(vi)">(vi)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> provide for investigations and schedule the time and place for all hearings;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="590-1-1-.02(e)2.(vii)">(vii)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> issue certificates upon authority of the professional licensing board concerned;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="590-1-1-.02(e)2.(viii)">(viii)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> collect all fees now required by law in connection with the licensing of trades and professions;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="590-1-1-.02(e)2.(ix)">(ix)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> determine the expiration, renewal, and penalty dates for licenses and certificates issued by the professional licensing boards.;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="590-1-1-.02(e)2.(x)">(x)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> administer the provisions of the Uniform Athlete Agents Act, O.C.G.A. § <a href="https://links.casemakerlegal.com/states/ga/books/Code_of_Georgia/browse?ci=25&amp;id=gasos&amp;codesec=43-4A-1&amp;title=43&amp;getbrowsepage=yes#" target="_newtab">43-4A-1</a>, et seq., as amended; and</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="590-1-1-.02(e)2.(xi)">(xi)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> administer the provisions of Registration of Immigration Assistance Act, O.C.G.A. § <a href="https://links.casemakerlegal.com/states/ga/books/Code_of_Georgia/browse?ci=25&amp;id=gasos&amp;codesec=43-20A-1&amp;title=43&amp;getbrowsepage=yes#" target="_newtab">43-20A-1</a> et seq., as amended.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="590-1-1-.02(e)3.">3.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The professional licensing boards and advisory groups attached to the Professional Licensing Boards Division of the Office of Secretary of State are as follows: <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="590-1-1-.02(e)3.(i)">(i)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Georgia Board of Athletic Trainers;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="590-1-1-.02(e)3.(ii)">(ii)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> State Board of Architects and Interior Designers;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="590-1-1-.02(e)3.(iii)">(iii)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Georgia Auctioneers Commission;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="590-1-1-.02(e)3.(iv)">(iv)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Georgia State Board of Cemeterians;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="590-1-1-.02(e)3.(v)">(v)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Georgia Board of Chiropractic Examiners;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="590-1-1-.02(e)3.(vi)">(vi)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Georgia State Construction Industry Licensing Board;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="590-1-1-.02(e)3.(vii)">(vii)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Georgia Composite Board of Professional Counselors, Social Workers, Marriage and Family Therapists;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="590-1-1-.02(e)3.(viii)">(viii)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Georgia State Board of Cosmetology and Barbers;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="590-1-1-.02(e)3.(ix)">(ix)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Georgia Board of Examiners of Licensed Dietitians;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="590-1-1-.02(e)3.(x)">(x)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> State Board of Registration for Professional Engineers and Land Surveyors;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="590-1-1-.02(e)3.(xi)">(xi)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> State Board of Registration for Foresters;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="590-1-1-.02(e)3.(xii)">(xii)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Georgia State Board of Funeral Service;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="590-1-1-.02(e)3.(xiii)">(xiii)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Georgia State Board of Registration for Professional Geologists;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="590-1-1-.02(e)3.(xiv)">(xiv)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> State Board of Hearing Aid Dealers and Dispensers;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="590-1-1-.02(e)3.(xv)">(xv)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Lactation Consultant Advisory Group;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="590-1-1-.02(e)3.(xvi)">(xvi)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Georgia Board of Landscape Architects;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="590-1-1-.02(e)3.(xvii)">(xvii)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Georgia State Board for the Certification of Librarians;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="590-1-1-.02(e)3.(xviii)">(xviii)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Georgia Board of Massage Therapy;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="590-1-1-.02(e)3.(xix)">(xix)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Music Therapy Advisory Group;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="590-1-1-.02(e)3.(xx)">(xx)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Georgia Board of Nursing;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="590-1-1-.02(e)3.(xxi)">(xxi)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Georgia State Board of Nursing Home Administrators;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="590-1-1-.02(e)3.(xxii)">(xxii)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> State Board of Dispensing Opticians;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="590-1-1-.02(e)3.(xxiii)">(xxiii)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Georgia State Board of Examiners in Optometry;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="590-1-1-.02(e)3.(xxiv)">(xxiv)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Georgia State Board of Physical Therapy;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="590-1-1-.02(e)3.(xxv)">(xxv)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> State Board of Podiatry Examiners;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="590-1-1-.02(e)3.(xxvi)">(xxvi)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Georgia Board of Private Detective and Security Agencies;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="590-1-1-.02(e)3.(xxvii)">(xxvii)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Georgia State Board of Examiners of Psychologists;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="590-1-1-.02(e)3.(xxviii)">(xxviii)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> State Licensing Board for Residential and General Contractors;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="590-1-1-.02(e)3.(xxix)">(xxix)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> State Board of Examiners for Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology; </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="590-1-1-.02(e)3.(xxx)">(xxx)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Georgia State Board of Occupational Therapy; </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="590-1-1-.02(e)3.(xxxi)">(xxxi)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Georgia State Board of Registration of Used Car Dealers and Used Motor Vehicle Parts Dealers; </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="590-1-1-.02(e)3.(xxxii)">(xxxii)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> State Board of Veterinary Medicine; and</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="590-1-1-.02(e)3.(xxxiii)">(xxxiii)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> State Board of Examiners for Certification of Water and Wastewater Treatment Plant Operators and Laboratory Analysts.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="590-1-1-.02(f)">(f)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><B>Securities and Charities Division</B>. The Secretary of State is Commissioner of Securities by authority of Official Code of Georgia Annotated (O.C.G.A.) Sec. <a href="https://links.casemakerlegal.com/states/ga/books/Code_of_Georgia/browse?ci=25&amp;id=gasos&amp;codesec=10-5-1&amp;title=10&amp;getbrowsepage=yes#" target="_newtab">10-5-1</a> 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. <a href="https://links.casemakerlegal.com/states/ga/books/Code_of_Georgia/browse?ci=25&amp;id=gasos&amp;codesec=10-5-1&amp;title=10&amp;getbrowsepage=yes#" target="_newtab">10-5-1</a> et seq.), and the Georgia Charitable Solicitations Act of 1988 (O.C.G.A. Sec. <a href="https://links.casemakerlegal.com/states/ga/books/Code_of_Georgia/browse?ci=25&amp;id=gasos&amp;codesec=43-17-1&amp;title=43&amp;getbrowsepage=yes#" target="_newtab">43-17-1</a> et seq.). Under the direction of the Assistant Commissioner of Securities, this Division: <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="590-1-1-.02(f)1.">1.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> registers broker-dealers, broker-dealer agents, investment advisers, and investment adviser representatives who transact business within or from the State of Georgia;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="590-1-1-.02(f)2.">2.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> receives applications, determines upon inquiry, examination and inspection that the requirements of the laws have been met, and registers offerings pursuant to the Georgia Uniform Securities Act prior to sales or offers to sell in the State of Georgia;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="590-1-1-.02(f)3.">3.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> maintains an enforcement staff to investigate alleged violations of the Georgia Uniform Securities Act and the Georgia Charitable Solicitations Act of 1988;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="590-1-1-.02(f)4.">4.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> issues a certificate of registration to charitable organizations, paid solicitors, and solicitor agents who seek to solicit contributions from persons in this state and who have complied with the relevant provisions of Georgia law.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <h2><a href="/GAC/590-1-1-.03" name="590-1-1-.03" title="590-1-1-.03">Rule 590-1-1-.03 Repealed</a></h2> <h2><a href="/GAC/590-1-1-.04" name="590-1-1-.04" title="590-1-1-.04">Rule 590-1-1-.04 Ex Officio Membership of the Secretary of State</a></h2> <P>The Secretary of State serves as Ex Officio member of the following:</P> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="590-1-1-.04(a)">(a)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Claims Advisory Board (Chairman);</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="590-1-1-.04(b)">(b)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> State Election Board (Chairman);</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="590-1-1-.04(c)">(c)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Governor's Committee on Interstate Cooperation;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="590-1-1-.04(d)">(d)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> State Properties Commission (Secretary);</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="590-1-1-.04(e)">(e)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> State Records Committee;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="590-1-1-.04(f)">(f)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Commission on the Preservation of the State Capitol;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="590-1-1-.04(g)">(g)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> State Commission on the Condemnation of Public Property;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="590-1-1-.04(h)">(h)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Constitutional Amendment Committee; and</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="590-1-1-.04(i)">(i)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Capitol Art Standards Commission.</td> </tr> </table> </div> </div> </HTML> </div> <div id="toc" class="sidebar noprint"> <ul id="toc-children" class="children"><li><a href="/GAC/590-1-1-.01" name="590-1-1-.01" title="590-1-1-.01">Rule 590-1-1-.01 Organization</a></li><li><a href="/GAC/590-1-1-.02" name="590-1-1-.02" title="590-1-1-.02">Rule 590-1-1-.02 Description of Departments</a></li><li><a href="/GAC/590-1-1-.03" name="590-1-1-.03" title="590-1-1-.03">Rule 590-1-1-.03 Repealed</a></li><li><a href="/GAC/590-1-1-.04" name="590-1-1-.04" 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