Sec. 5. (a) After December 31, 2017, if a new filing or an amendment changing the name of a business entity (including any registration as a foreign business entity) from an entity other than an entity described in section 1 of this chapter is received by the secretary of state and the business entity name set forth in the new filing or the amendment contains the term:

(1) “cooperative”; or

Terms Used In Indiana Code 23-15-12-5

  • Amendment: A proposal to alter the text of a pending bill or other measure by striking out some of it, by inserting new language, or both. Before an amendment becomes part of the measure, thelegislature must agree to it.
(2) “co-op”;

or a derivative of a term listed in subdivisions (1) and (2), the secretary of state shall forward the filing or amendment to the department of agriculture to review the use of the term.

     (b) The department of agriculture shall:

(1) review each document forwarded to the department under subsection (a) for compliance with section 3 of this chapter; and

(2) notify the secretary of state of the department’s determination under section 4 of this chapter.

     (c) The secretary of state may not file a document forwarded to the department of agriculture under subsection (a) until after the secretary of state receives notification under subsection (b)(2) that the document complies with section 3 of this chapter.

As added by P.L.97-2017, SEC.3.