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HF 2989

as introduced - 88th Legislature (2013 - 2014) Posted on 03/12/2014 11:32am

KEY: stricken = removed, old language.
underscored = added, new language.
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A bill for an act
relating to business organizations; regulating certain filings, recordings, and
registrations with the secretary of state; amending Minnesota Statutes 2012,
sections 49.215, subdivision 3; 270C.63, subdivision 6; 321.0810; 323A.0903;
336A.01, subdivision 16; 336A.08, subdivision 4; 336A.11; repealing Minnesota
Statutes 2012, sections 336A.031; 336A.08, subdivision 3.

BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MINNESOTA:

Section 1.

Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 49.215, subdivision 3, is amended to read:


Subd. 3.

Certificate of liquidation.

Upon compliance with the foregoing and
upon filing with the commissioner an affidavit of the president and cashier or vice
president conducting the duties of cashier of said financial institution that the provisions
of subdivision 4 have been complied with and that all depositors and other creditors
have been paid in full, or, if any dividends or any moneys set apart for the payment of
claims remain unpaid and the places of residence of the depositors or other creditors
are unknown to the persons making the affidavit, that sufficient funds have been turned
over to the commissioner for payment into the state treasury to pay said depositors and
other creditors, in the manner provided by subdivision 5, the commissioner shall issue a
certificate of liquidation, anddeleted text begin, upon the filing for record of said certificate of liquidation in
the Office of the Secretary of State and the recording in the office of the county recorder of
the county of the principal place of business of such financial institution immediately prior
to its voluntary liquidation,
deleted text end the liquidation of said financial institution shall be complete,
and its corporate existence shall thereupon terminate.

Sec. 2.

Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 270C.63, subdivision 6, is amended to read:


Subd. 6.

Payment of recording fees.

Notwithstanding any other law to the
contrary, the department is exempt from payment of fees when a lien, lien renewal, or
lien transcription is offered for recording. The recording fees must be paid along with the
release fee at the end of the month in which the release of lien is recorded, after receipt of
a monthly statement from a county recorder or the secretary of state. The department shall
add the recording fees to the delinquent tax liability of the taxpayer. Notwithstanding any
other law to the contrary, the fee for filing or recording a notice of lien, or lien release,
transcription, or renewal is $15new text begin, but for filings with the secretary of state there shall be no
fee for renewals or transcriptions
new text end.

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective upon certification by the secretary
of state that the United States Department of Agriculture, Grain Inspectors, Packers
& Stockyards Administration has approved the Minnesota central notification system
2014 proposal. The secretary of state shall notify the revisor of statutes when federal
certification is obtained.
new text end

Sec. 3.

Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 321.0810, is amended to read:


321.0810 REINSTATEMENT FOLLOWING ADMINISTRATIVE
DISSOLUTION OR REVOCATION.

(a) A limited partnership that has been administratively dissolved or a foreign
limited partnership that has had its certificate of authority revoked may reinstate after
the effective date of dissolution.

new text begin (1) new text endTo reinstatenew text begin for failure to file the annual renewalnew text end, the annual renewal required by
section 5.34 must be delivered to the secretary of state for filing with the reinstatement
fee of $25.

new text begin (2) To reinstate for failure to appoint a registered agent after a prior registered agent
has resigned pursuant to section 321.0116, subdivision 1, when the limited partnership
has filed all previously required annual renewals, the limited partnership may appoint
a new agent meeting the requirements of section 5.36 by filing with the secretary of
state an appointment signed by one or more of the general partners at the time of the
administrative dissolution.
new text end

new text begin (3) To reinstate for both a failure to file the annual renewal and appoint a new
registered agent following the resignation of the registered agent, the limited partnership
must comply with clauses (1) and (2).
new text end

(b) If the secretary of state determines that an annual renewal contains the
information required by subsection (a) and that the information is correct and is
accompanied by the appropriate fee, the secretary of state shall file the renewal and
reinstate the limited partnership or foreign limited partnership.

(c) When reinstatement becomes effective, it relates back to and takes effect as of the
effective date of the administrative dissolution or revocation and the limited partnership
may resume its activities as if the administrative dissolution or revocation had never
occurred, except that for the purposes of section 321.0103(c) and (d) the reinstatement
is effective only as of the date the reinstatement is filed.

Sec. 4.

Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 323A.0903, is amended to read:


323A.0903 CONVERSION OF LIMITED PARTNERSHIP TO PARTNERSHIP.

(a) A limited partnership may be converted to a partnership pursuant to this section.

(b) Notwithstanding a provision to the contrary in a limited partnership agreement,
the terms and conditions of a conversion of a limited partnership to a partnership must be
approved by all of the partners.

(c) After the conversion is approved by the partners, the limited partnership shall
deleted text begincancel its certificate of limited partnershipdeleted text endnew text begin file a statement of termination pursuant to
section 321.0203 including a description of the conversion
new text end.

(d) The conversion takes effect when the deleted text begincertificate of limited partnership is canceled
deleted text endnew text begin statement of termination is effectivenew text end.

(e) A limited partner who becomes a general partner as a result of the conversion
remains liable only as a limited partner for an obligation incurred by the limited
partnership before the conversion takes effect. Except as otherwise provided in section
323A.0306, the partner is liable as a general partner for an obligation of the partnership
incurred after the conversion takes effect.

Sec. 5.

Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 336A.01, subdivision 16, is amended to read:


Subd. 16.

Monthly list.

"Monthly list" means information about debtors, secured
parties, lienholders, and farm products that is produced by the secretary of state and
distributed once a month deleted text beginin the form of master or partial master listsdeleted text end.

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective upon certification by the secretary
of state that the United States Department of Agriculture, Grain Inspectors, Packers
& Stockyards Administration has approved the Minnesota central notification system
2014 proposal. The secretary of state shall notify the revisor of statutes when federal
certification is obtained.
new text end

Sec. 6.

Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 336A.08, subdivision 4, is amended to read:


Subd. 4.

Distribution of deleted text beginmaster and partialdeleted text end lists.

(a) The secretary of state shall
maintain new text beginand distribute new text endthe information on the effective financing statement master listnew text begin to
allow the buyer to sort
new text end:

(1) by farm product arranged alphabetically by debtor; deleted text beginand
deleted text end

(2) by farm product arranged numerically by the unique identifier assigned by the
secretary of state to, and associated with, the Social Security number or tax identification
number of the debtordeleted text begin.deleted text endnew text begin; and
new text end

new text begin (3) by county arranged alphabetically by debtor.
new text end

(b) deleted text beginThe secretary of state shall maintain the information in the farm products
statutory lien master list by county arranged alphabetically by debtor
deleted text endnew text begin Information in
the farm products statutory lien master list must be included in the effective financing
statement master list, subject to the sort options in paragraphs (a), clauses (1) and (3)
new text end.

(c) The secretary of state shall distribute or make available the requested deleted text beginmaster and
partial master
deleted text end lists on a monthly basis to farm product dealers registered under section
336A.11. Lists will be distributed or made available on or before the tenth day of each
month or on the next business day thereafter if the tenth day is not a business day.

(d) The secretary of state shall make the deleted text beginmaster and partial masterdeleted text end lists available as
written or printed paper documents and deleted text beginmay make lists available in other forms or media,
including:
deleted text endnew text begin in an electronically transmitted medium.
new text end

deleted text begin (1) any electronically transmitted medium; or
deleted text end

deleted text begin (2) any form of digital media.
deleted text end

(e) There shall be no fee for deleted text beginpartial or masterdeleted text end lists distributed via an electronically
transmitted medium. deleted text beginThe annual fee for any other form of digital media is $200.deleted text end The
annual fee for paper partial lists is $250 and $400 for paper master lists.

(f) A farm products dealer shall register pursuant to section 336A.11 deleted text beginby the last
business day of the month
deleted text end to receive the monthly lists requested by the farm products
dealer deleted text beginfor that monthdeleted text endnew text begin starting with the lists created in the month following the month
in which registration takes place
new text end.

(g) If a registered farm products dealer receives a monthly list that cannot be read or
is incomplete, the farm products dealer must immediately inform the secretary of state
by telephone or e-mail of the problem. The registered farm products dealer shall confirm
the existence of the problem by writing to the secretary of state. The secretary of state
shall provide the registered farm products dealer with new monthly lists in the medium
chosen by the registered farm products dealer no later than five business days after receipt
of the oral notice from the registered farm products dealer. A registered farm products
dealer is not considered to have received notice of the information on the monthly lists
until the duplicate list is received from the secretary of state or until five days have passed
since the duplicate lists were deposited in the mail new text beginor delivered electronically new text endby the
secretary of state, whichever comes first.

(h) On receipt of a written notice pursuant to section 336A.13, the secretary of state
shall duplicate the monthly lists requested by the registered farm products dealer. The
duplicate monthly lists must be deleted text beginsentdeleted text endnew text begin deposited in the mail or delivered electronicallynew text end to the
registered farm products dealer no later than five business days after receipt of the written
notice from the registered farm products dealer.

(i) A registered farm products dealer may request monthly lists in one medium
per registration.

(j) Registered farm products dealers must deleted text beginhave reneweddeleted text endnew text begin renewnew text end their registration
deleted text beginbefore the first day of July each yeardeleted text endnew text begin on or before the 12-month anniversary of their
registration or subsequent 12-month anniversaries
new text end. Failure to deleted text beginsend in the registration
before that date
deleted text endnew text begin renewnew text end will result in the farm products dealer not receiving the deleted text beginrequested
deleted text end monthly lists.

(k) Registered farm products dealers deleted text beginchoosing to obtain monthly lists via an
electronically transmitted medium or in any form of digital media may choose to receive
deleted text endnew text begin will receivenew text end all of the information for the monthly lists deleted text beginrequested the first month and then
only additions and deletions to the database for the remaining 11 months of the year.
Following the first year of registration, the registered farm products dealer may choose to
continue to receive one copy of the full monthly list at the beginning of each year or may
choose to receive only additions and deletions
deleted text end.new text begin New registrants shall receive monthly lists
starting with the list created in the month following registration.
new text end

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective upon certification by the secretary
of state that the United States Department of Agriculture, Grain Inspectors, Packers
& Stockyards Administration has approved the Minnesota central notification system
2014 proposal. The secretary of state shall notify the revisor of statutes when federal
certification is obtained.
new text end

Sec. 7.

Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 336A.11, is amended to read:


336A.11 REGISTRATION OF FARM PRODUCT DEALERS.

Subdivision 1.

Requirements.

Farm product dealers may register with the secretary
of state to receive master lists of notices of security interests in farm products or farm
products statutory liens. Registration must be made deleted text beginon an annual calendar year basisdeleted text endnew text begin for a
12-month period
new text end. A registration is not complete until the new text beginonline new text endregistration deleted text beginform or format
deleted text endnew text begin processnew text end is properly completed and deleted text beginreceived by the secretary of state anddeleted text end accompanied by
the registration fee. deleted text beginRegistration entitles a farm product dealer to receive lists for those
farm products specified by the registrant at the time of registration.
deleted text end

Subd. 2.

Registration forms or format.

The secretary of state shall make
registration forms or format available to farm product dealers. The registration form or
format must include provisions for the name and address of the farm product dealer,
new text beginincluding the e-mail address for list delivery, and new text enda request for the deleted text beginmaster or partial master
lists, and the medium on which the farm product dealer desires to receive the master
deleted text end list.

Subd. 3.

Registration fee.

The annual registration fee for farm product dealers is
$25.

Subd. 4.

Record of registered farm product dealers.

The secretary of state shall
maintain a record of the registered farm product dealers and deleted text beginthe lists anddeleted text end contents of
the lists received by the registered farm product dealers for a period of five years after
the lists are distributed.

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective upon certification by the secretary
of state that the United States Department of Agriculture, Grain Inspectors, Packers
& Stockyards Administration has approved the Minnesota central notification system
2014 proposal. The secretary of state shall notify the revisor of statutes when federal
certification is obtained.
new text end

Sec. 8. new text begin REPEALER.
new text end

new text begin Minnesota Statutes 2012, sections 336A.031; and 336A.08, subdivision 3, new text end new text begin are
repealed.
new text end