Subdivision 1. Scope.
As used in sections
, the following terms shall have
the meanings given, unless the context clearly indicates that a different meaning is intended.
Subd. 2. Person.
"Person" means one or more natural persons; a limited liability company,
whether domestic or foreign; a registered limited liability partnership, whether domestic or
foreign; a partnership; a limited partnership; a corporation, including a foreign, domestic, or
nonprofit corporation; a trust; or any other business organization.
Subd. 3. True name.
"True name" means the true full name of the natural person, if a
proprietorship; the true full name of each partner, if a partnership; the full corporate name as
stated in its articles, if a corporation; the full name of the limited liability company as stated in
its articles of organization or certificate of authority; the full name of the limited partnership, if
a limited partnership; the full name of the registered limited liability partnership; the true full
name of at least one trustee, if a trust; or the true full name of at least one beneficial owner, if any
other form of business organization.
Subd. 4. Address.
"Address" means the full residential address of each natural person, trustee
or beneficial owner, limited liability company, whether domestic or foreign, registered limited
liability partnership, whether domestic or foreign, or corporation, included in subdivision 3, and
the address of the principal place in Minnesota where the business is conducted or transacted.
Subd. 5. Executed.
"Executed" means signed.
Subd. 6. Signed.
(a) "Signed" means that the signature of a person has been written on a
document, as provided in section
645.44, subdivision 14
, and, with respect to a document required
by this chapter to be filed with the secretary of state, means that the document has been signed
by a person authorized to do so by the organizational documents, bylaws, agreements, or by a
resolution approved by the ultimately responsible managing entity for the business organization.
(b) A signature on a document may be a facsimile affixed, engraved, printed, placed,
stamped with indelible ink, transmitted by facsimile or electronically, or in any other manner
reproduced on the document.
Subd. 7. Filed with the secretary of state.
"Filed with the secretary of state" means that a
document meeting the applicable requirements of this chapter, signed and accompanied by the
required filing fee, has been delivered to the secretary of state of this state. The secretary of state
shall endorse on the document the word "Filed" and the month, day, and year of filing, record
the document in the Office of the Secretary of State, and return a document to the person who
delivered it for filing.
History: 1978 c 698 s 3; 1982 c 496 s 6,7; 1984 c 618 s 37,38; 1992 c 517 art 1 s 32;
1995 c 128 art 3 s 21; 1997 c 10 art 4 s 19-21