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The certificate of filing may also include the placing of a stamp on a document containing a time and date of filing and an acknowledgement of such filing.</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="590-7-10-.01(7)">(7)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><B>Certificate of Limited Partnership.</B> As used herein all references to a "certificate of limited partnership" shall mean the document filed with the Secretary of State to form a limited partnership pursuant to the 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="590-7-10-.01(8)">(8)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><B>Code.</B> As used herein, all citations to "the Code" or "Code" refer to the Georgia Revised Uniform Limited Partnership Act, as amended, and other statutes set forth in Title 14 of the Official Code of Georgia Annotated.</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="590-7-10-.01(9)">(9)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><B>Commissioner.</B> As used herein, all references to "the Commissioner" or "Commissioner" shall mean the Corporation Commissioner and Secretary of State of 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="590-7-10-.01(10)">(10)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><B>Corporate Service Organization.</B> As used herein a "corporate service organization" shall mean: <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="590-7-10-.01(10)(a)">(a)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> A person or entity, a substantial part of whose business is: <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="590-7-10-.01(10)(a)1.">1.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Providing information concerning corporations and other business organizations to the public;</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="590-7-10-.01(10)(a)2.">2.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Providing ministerial services to corporations and other business organizations to assist them in meeting the filing requirements of State and federal laws and regulations pertaining to such organizations; or</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="590-7-10-.01(10)(a)3.">3.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Maintaining a commercial database available to the general public; and</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="590-7-10-.01(10)(b)">(b)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Any other person or entity who shall demonstrate to the satisfaction of the Secretary of State a need for direct access to the automated database.</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="590-7-10-.01(11)">(11)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><B>Depository.</B> As used herein, all references to "depository" shall mean a person, individual, organization, corporation or other entity designated by the Secretary of State to accept filings, funds or other documents on his behalf and to perform certain ministerial services for the Corporations 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="590-7-10-.01(12)">(12)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><B>Division.</B> As used herein all references to "Division" shall mean the Corporations Division of the Office of the Secretary of State. This is the organizational division that is delegated authority by the Secretary of State to administer the provisions of the 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="590-7-10-.01(13)">(13)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><B>Domestic Limited Partnership.</B> As used herein "limited partnership" and "domestic limited partnership" shall mean a limited partnership or limited liability limited partnership formed in the State of Georgia pursuant to the 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="590-7-10-.01(14)">(14)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><B>Entity.</B> As used herein, the term "entity" includes corporation and foreign corporation; nonprofit corporation and foreign nonprofit corporation, professional corporation and foreign professional corporation, limited partnership and foreign limited partnership, foreign limited liability partnership, and limited liability company and foreign limited liability company.</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="590-7-10-.01(15)">(15)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><B>Expedited Review or Expedited Processing.</B> As used herein the term "expedited review" or "expedited processing" shall mean a special processing of eligible filings or service requests prior to the processing of routine filings or service requests. These filings or service requests, if approved for expedited treatment, will be processed within the time frame of the requested level of expedited 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="590-7-10-.01(16)">(16)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><B>Fee Schedule.</B> As used herein the term "fee schedule" shall mean the schedule published and maintained by the Secretary of State clearly setting forth the fees and charges for documents and services provided by the Secretary of State. The fees may only be changed by an amendment to the Code. Service charges may only be changed by the posting by the Secretary of State of such changes in the public access area of the Division offices for a minimum of thirty (30) days prior to such change being effective.</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="590-7-10-.01(17)">(17)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><B>Foreign Limited Partnership.</B> As used herein the term "foreign limited partnership" shall mean a limited partnership or limited liability limited partnership formed under laws other than laws of the state of Georgia and having as partners one or more general partners and one or more limited partners.</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="590-7-10-.01(18)">(18)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><B>Home State or Home Jurisdiction.</B> As used herein all references to a "home state" or "home jurisdiction" shall mean the state or country where a limited partnership has filed its partnership agreement or certificate of limited partnership and has been issued a certificate of limited partnership or such other document or acknowledgement evidencing the formation of the limited partnership.</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="590-7-10-.01(19)">(19)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><B>Name Certificate.</B> As used herein the term "name certificate" shall mean the document or confirmation number issued by the Secretary of State establishing the availability of a name for use by a limited partnership.</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="590-7-10-.01(20)">(20)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><B>Person</B>. As used herein, all references to "person" includes an individual and a business, legal, or commercial entity as defined by the 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="590-7-10-.01(21)">(21)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><B>Pickup.</B> As used herein the term "pickup" shall mean a request by the applicant to pick up processed documents from the Office of the Secretary of State rather than having documents sent by United States mail, electronic mail, or other commercial delivery 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="590-7-10-.01(22)">(22)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><B>Proposed Entity Name</B>. As used herein, the term "proposed entity name" shall mean: <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="590-7-10-.01(22)(a)">(a)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The name of an entity contained in articles of incorporation, articles of organization, certificate of limited partnership, application for certificate of authority, or an application for name reservation with the Secretary of State; or</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="590-7-10-.01(22)(b)">(b)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The name of an entity contained in articles of amendment, restated articles of incorporation, restated articles of organization, certificate of amendment, articles or certificate of merger, articles or certificate of share exchange, certificate of conversion, application for reinstatement, application for reinstatement or reactivation from inactive status, or application for amended certificate of authority submitted to the Secretary of State for filing, if that name is different than the existing name of the entity or foreign entity on file and of record with 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="590-7-10-.01(23)">(23)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><B>Rule.</B> As used herein all references to "Rule" or "the Rules" shall mean the rules as they appear in the "Official Compilation, Rules and Regulations of the State of Georgia" as compiled and printed by the Secretary of State pursuant to 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><I>et seq.</I></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="590-7-10-.01(24)">(24)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><B>Secretary of State.</B> As used herein all references to the "Secretary of State" shall mean the Secretary of State of 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="590-7-10-.01(25)">(25)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><B>Sign or Signature.</B> As used herein all references to "Sign" or "Signature" includes any manual, facsimile, conformed, or electronic signature.</td> </tr> </table> <h2><a href="/GAC/590-7-10-.02" name="590-7-10-.02" title="590-7-10-.02">Rule 590-7-10-.02 Delegation to Deputy Secretary of State</a></h2> <P>The Deputy Secretary of State, Business Services and Regulation (hereinafter referred to as the "Deputy Secretary of State") is empowered to sign all documents, make all decisions and perform all acts under the Code as is the Secretary of State. This power may be exercised by the Deputy Secretary of State concurrently with the Secretary of State and all acts of the Deputy Secretary of State are of the same force and effect as such acts would be if performed by the Secretary of State.</P> <h2><a href="/GAC/590-7-10-.03" name="590-7-10-.03" title="590-7-10-.03">Rule 590-7-10-.03 Administrative Declaratory Rulings; Informal Interpretations</a></h2> <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="590-7-10-.03(1)">(1)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Declaratory Rulings <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="590-7-10-.03(1)(a)">(a)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><B>Availability</B>. Any person whose legal rights will be interfered with or impaired by the application by the Secretary of State of any statutory provision or any rule or order of the Secretary of State may petition the Secretary of State and request a declaratory ruling thereon. The Secretary of State will not render advisory opinions, resolve questions which have become moot or are abstract, hypothetical, or otherwise act hereunder except with respect to such actual controversies or other cases upon which a superior court would be required to act under the Georgia declaratory judgment statutes as construed by the appellate courts 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="590-7-10-.03(1)(b)">(b)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><B>Form of Petition</B>. Each such petition shall be filed with the Secretary of State in writing and shall state: <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="590-7-10-.03(1)(b)1.">1.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> the name and mailing address of the petitioner;</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="590-7-10-.03(1)(b)2.">2.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> the full text of the statute, rule, or order upon which a ruling is requested;</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="590-7-10-.03(1)(b)3.">3.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> a paragraphed statement of all pertinent and existing facts necessary to a determination of the applicability of the quoted statute or 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="590-7-10-.03(1)(b)4.">4.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> the petitioner's contention, if any, as to the aforesaid applicability with citation of legal authorities, if any, which authorize, support, or require a decision in accordance therewith; 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="590-7-10-.03(1)(b)5.">5.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> a statement setting forth in detail the petitioner's interest in the matter and why and how the petitioner is uncertain or insecure with respect to his rights. The petition shall be verified under oath by, or in proper behalf of, the petitioner.</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="590-7-10-.03(1)(c)">(c)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><B>Proceedings on petition</B>. If the Secretary of State shall determine that a decision can be rendered on the face of the petition without further proceedings, he shall render a summary decision thereon. Otherwise, all parties known by the Secretary of State to have a legal interest in the matter shall be notified and given an opportunity to be heard in an informal hearing.</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="590-7-10-.03(2)">(2)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><B>Informal Interpretations</B>. Any request presented in any manner other than in accordance with the provisions of paragraph (1) above shall not be deemed to be filed as a petition for declaratory ruling and shall be dealt within any manner that the Secretary of State may deem appropriate.</td> </tr> </table> <h2><a href="/GAC/590-7-10-.04" name="590-7-10-.04" title="590-7-10-.04">Rule 590-7-10-.04 Petition for Adoption of Rules</a></h2> <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="590-7-10-.04(1)">(1)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><B>Form of petition</B>. Each petition for adoption of rules made pursuant to the Georgia Administrative Procedure Act shall be filed with the Secretary of State in writing and shall state: <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="590-7-10-.04(1)(a)">(a)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The name and mailing address of the petitioner;</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="590-7-10-.04(1)(b)">(b)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The full text of the rule requested to be amended or repealed, or the full text of the rule desired to be promulgated;</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="590-7-10-.04(1)(c)">(c)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> A paragraphed statement of the reasons such rule should be amended, repealed, or promulgated, including a statement of all pertinent existing facts as to petitioner's interest in the matter; 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="590-7-10-.04(1)(d)">(d)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Citations of legal authorities, if any, which authorize, support, or require the action requested by petitioner. The petition should be verified under oath by, or on behalf of, the petitioner.</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="590-7-10-.04(2)">(2)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><B>Proceeding on petition</B>. Upon receipt of the petition, the Secretary of State shall decide upon the action to be taken. Within sixty (60) days after receipt of the petition, the Secretary of State shall inform the petitioner by mail of the decision reached and shall either decline to take the action requested, stating his reasons for so declining, or shall initiate rule-making or rule-changing proceedings in accordance with the Georgia Administrative Procedure Act.</td> </tr> </table> <h2><a href="/GAC/590-7-10-.05" name="590-7-10-.05" title="590-7-10-.05">Rule 590-7-10-.05 Repealed</a></h2> <h2><a href="/GAC/590-7-10-.06" name="590-7-10-.06" title="590-7-10-.06">Rule 590-7-10-.06 Records</a></h2> <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="590-7-10-.06(1)">(1)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> All applications, certificates of filing of limited partnerships, dissolutions, amendments, annual registrations, records, and other documents filed with the Secretary of State pursuant to the various provisions of the Code shall be printed or typed on white paper with blue or black ink only, and said paper shall not exceed letter size measurement of 8 1/2" by 11".</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="590-7-10-.06(2)">(2)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> All applications, certificates of filing of limited partnerships, dissolutions, amendments, annual registrations, records, and other documents filed with the Secretary of State pursuant to the various provisions of the Code may be maintained in original form or by means of microfilm, microfiche, microphotographic reproduction, photographic reproduction, word processing, computerization, optical disk, electronic disk or diskette storage or other acceptable reproductive methods.</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="590-7-10-.06(3)">(3)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The Secretary of State, after verification of the partnership documents to the automated database maintained by the Secretary of State, may rely on such automated database for the purpose of providing corporate information, certifications, and the issuance of limited partnership name certificates.</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="590-7-10-.06(4)">(4)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The Secretary of State will maintain active records of limited partnerships annual registrations for a period of five (5) years and will provide information from, and copies of, such annual registrations during such period. The Secretary of State shall not provide information from or copies of annual registrations on file for more than five (5) years.</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="590-7-10-.06(5)">(5)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The Secretary of State shall maintain the integrity of the automated database in accordance with standards prescribed by the Georgia Department of Administrative Services (DOAS) and Georgia laws. In the event of a malfunction in the electronic equipment, or errors in the software programs, the Secretary of State shall not be liable for the release of incorrect corporate or limited partnership data or the issuance of a limited partnership name certificate that is not distinguishable from another limited partnership filed pursuant to the 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="590-7-10-.06(6)">(6)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Any photographic, microphotographic, optical disk, or computer reproduction of any original writing or record filed with or maintained by the Secretary of State or by a Records Depository approved by the Secretary of State shall be deemed to have been made in the regular course of business. Such reproduction shall be subject to certification pursuant to the Code.</td> </tr> </table> <h2><a href="/GAC/590-7-10-.07" name="590-7-10-.07" title="590-7-10-.07">Rule 590-7-10-.07 Fees and Penalties</a></h2> <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="590-7-10-.07(1)">(1)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Every registration, renewal or other filing required pursuant to the Code or any Rule or Regulation promulgated thereunder shall be accompanied by the required fee, penalty fee or funds as required by the Code. All filing fees shall be immediately docketed into the automated database by the staff of the Secretary of State. Docketing of the filing fees shall be for accounting and document control only and shall not constitute acceptance of the filing nor shall it imply that the applicant has met the filing requirements of the 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="590-7-10-.07(2)">(2)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> No registration, renewal, or other filing required pursuant to the Code or any Rule shall be considered officially received by the Secretary of State unless said documents are accompanied by the required fee or funds. Said fee or funds shall be received by the Secretary of State or by a person designated by him.</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="590-7-10-.07(3)">(3)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> All fees and penalties are nonrefundable unless specifically authorized by the Code and a written request for refund is received from the applicant.</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="590-7-10-.07(4)">(4)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> All filing fees and penalties assessed pursuant to the Code or the Rules and Regulations promulgated thereunder shall not be deemed to be paid unless payment is made in United States currency, certified funds, or until any check given for such fees or penalties has been paid by the financial institution upon which such check is drawn.</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="590-7-10-.07(5)">(5)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The Secretary of State may determine the imposition of any penalty provided for by the Code or the Rules and Regulations promulgated thereunder.</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="590-7-10-.07(6)">(6)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The Secretary of State shall publish a comprehensive list of filing fees, minimum service charges, service charges, penalties and other fees collected by the staff. Service charges may only be changed by the posting by the Secretary of State of such changes in the public access area of the Division offices for a minimum of thirty (30) days prior to such changes becoming effective.</td> </tr> </table> <h2><a href="/GAC/590-7-10-.08" name="590-7-10-.08" title="590-7-10-.08">Rule 590-7-10-.08 Expedited Processing</a></h2> <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="590-7-10-.08(1)">(1)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Counter pickups of documents and certificates shall not be allowed unless expedited processing is requested and approved.</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="590-7-10-.08(2)">(2)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Expedited processing of filings and the issuance of certificates will be provided if the applicant provides the Secretary of State a request for expedited processing is accompanied by the payment of charges set forth in the fee schedule published and maintained 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="590-7-10-.08(3)">(3)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> For filings submitted to the Division by mail, the expedited processing fee shall be paid by money order, certified check, or cashier's check. For filings hand-delivered to the Division, the expedited processing fee shall be paid by money order, certified check, or cashier's check, or by a credit card accepted by the Division. For filings electronically transmitted to the Division, the expedited processing fee shall be paid by a credit card accepted by the 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="590-7-10-.08(4)">(4)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The Secretary of State will provide expedited processing if he determines the request to be valid and in proper form. An expedited request will be considered to have been completed when the filing has been accepted or rejected for filing and supporting documentation has been forwarded to the filer.</td> </tr> </table> </div> </div> </HTML> </div> <div id="toc" class="sidebar noprint"> <ul id="toc-children" class="children"><li><a href="/GAC/590-7-10-.01" name="590-7-10-.01" title="590-7-10-.01">Rule 590-7-10-.01 Definitions</a></li><li><a href="/GAC/590-7-10-.02" name="590-7-10-.02" title="590-7-10-.02">Rule 590-7-10-.02 Delegation to Deputy Secretary of State</a></li><li><a href="/GAC/590-7-10-.03" name="590-7-10-.03" title="590-7-10-.03">Rule 590-7-10-.03 Administrative Declaratory Rulings; Informal Interpretations</a></li><li><a href="/GAC/590-7-10-.04" name="590-7-10-.04" title="590-7-10-.04">Rule 590-7-10-.04 Petition for Adoption of Rules</a></li><li><a href="/GAC/590-7-10-.05" name="590-7-10-.05" title="590-7-10-.05">Rule 590-7-10-.05 Repealed</a></li><li><a href="/GAC/590-7-10-.06" name="590-7-10-.06" title="590-7-10-.06">Rule 590-7-10-.06 Records</a></li><li><a href="/GAC/590-7-10-.07" name="590-7-10-.07" title="590-7-10-.07">Rule 590-7-10-.07 Fees and Penalties</a></li><li><a href="/GAC/590-7-10-.08" name="590-7-10-.08" title="590-7-10-.08">Rule 590-7-10-.08 Expedited Processing</a></li></ul> </div> </div> <!--content ends here--> <div id="footer" class="noprint"><span class="footer">Copyright &copy; 2018 Lawriter LLC - All rights reserved.</span>| <a href="mailto:support@casemakerlegal.com?subject=Rules and Regulations of the State of Georgia">Email Us</a> | 844-838-0769 | <a href="http://livechat.casemakerlegal.com/client.php?locale=en" target="_blank" onclick="if(navigator.userAgent.toLowerCase().indexOf('opera') != -1 && window.event.preventDefault)window.event.preventDefault();this.newWindow = window.open('http://livechat.casemakerlegal.com/client.php?locale=en&url='+escape(document.location.href)+'&referrer='+escape(document.referrer), 'webim','toolbar=0,scrollbars=0,location=0,status=1,menubar=0,width=640,height=480,resizable=1');this.newWindow.focus();this.newWindow.opener=window;return false;">Live Chat</a> </div> </div> </body> </html>