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Bill Detail: HB24-1137

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Title Implement Fraudulent Filings Group Recommendations
Status Senate Third Reading Passed - No Amendments (05/08/2024)
Bill Subjects
  • State Government
House Sponsors R. Taggart (R)
T. Mauro (D)
Senate Sponsors F. Winter (D)
J. Bridges (D)
House Committee Business Affairs and Labor
Senate Committee State, Veterans and Military Affairs
Date Introduced 01/29/2024

The bill implements the legislative recommendations of the
fraudulent filings working group as identified in the working group's
February 2023 report.
Section 4 of the bill implements recommendation one, which
requires a registered agent who is an individual and not a business entity
to hold a valid Colorado driver's license or state identification.
Section 4 also implements recommendation 2, which requires a
registered agent that is a business entity to be in good standing in the
Colorado business registry.
Sections 1 and 4 implement recommendation 3, which prohibits
a registered agent from using a United States or commercial post office
box as the registered agent's address.
Sections 3, 5, and 6 implement recommendation 4, which
authorizes the secretary of state to change an entity's status to delinquent
in the business registry immediately following a finding or concession
that the entity was created or registered without authorization or for
fraudulent purposes.
Section 3 also implements recommendation 5, which allows a law
enforcement agency to initiate a fraudulent filing complaint.
Section 7 implements recommendation 6, which allows an entity
that has been delinquent for 5 years or longer to cure its delinquency only
after the filing of an affidavit and photographic identification in addition
to the already required statement.
Section 8 implements recommendation 7, which allows an entity
that has been dissolved for 2 years or longer to be reinstated only after the
filing of an affidavit and photographic identification in addition to the
already required articles of reinstatement.
Section 2 implements recommendation 8, which simplifies the
perjury statement affirmed by all persons when delivering a document to
be filed with the secretary of state.

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