(1) Each entity and each foreign entity qualified to transact business in this
Commonwealth shall continuously maintain in this Commonwealth:

Terms Used In Kentucky Statutes 14A.4-010

  • Business: includes every trade, occupation, and profession. See Kentucky Statutes 14A.1-070
  • Domestic: when applied to a corporation, partnership, business trust, or limited liability company, means all those incorporated or formed by authority of this state. See Kentucky Statutes 446.010
  • Entity: means a corporation, business or statutory trust, partnership, limited partnership, limited liability company, limited cooperative association, or unincorporated nonprofit association, governed as to its internal affairs by the laws of the Commonwealth of Kentucky. See Kentucky Statutes 14A.1-070
  • Foreign: when applied to a corporation, partnership, limited partnership, business trust, statutory trust, or limited liability company, includes all those incorporated or formed by authority of any other state. See Kentucky Statutes 446.010
  • Foreign rural electric cooperative: means a rural electric cooperative organized otherwise than under KRS 279. See Kentucky Statutes 14A.1-070
  • Limited liability partnership: means a partnership that has filed a statement of qualification under KRS 362. See Kentucky Statutes 14A.1-070
  • Partnership: A voluntary contract between two or more persons to pool some or all of their assets into a business, with the agreement that there will be a proportional sharing of profits and losses.
  • Partnership: means an association of two (2) or more persons to carry on as co- owners a business for profit formed under KRS 362. See Kentucky Statutes 14A.1-070
  • Person: means an individual, an entity, a foreign entity, or any other legal or commercial entity. See Kentucky Statutes 14A.1-070
  • Registered agent: means a registered agent appointed in accordance with KRS
    14A. See Kentucky Statutes 14A.1-070
  • Registered office: means the registered office identified in accordance with and
    satisfying the requirements of KRS 14A. See Kentucky Statutes 14A.1-070
  • Rural electric cooperative: means a rural electric cooperative governed as to its internal affairs by KRS 279. See Kentucky Statutes 14A.1-070
  • Rural telephone cooperative: means a rural telephone cooperative governed as to its internal affairs by KRS 279. See Kentucky Statutes 14A.1-070
  • State: when applied to a part of the United States, includes territories, outlying possessions, and the District of Columbia. See Kentucky Statutes 446.010

(a) A registered office that may be the same as any of its places of business; and
(b) A registered agent, who may be:
1. An individual who resides in this Commonwealth and whose business address is identical with the registered office; or
2. An entity or foreign entity qualified to transact business in this Commonwealth whose business address is identical with the registered office.
(2) Unless the registered agent signs the document making the appointment, the appointment of the registered agent or a successor registered agent on whom process may be given is not effective until the agent delivers a statement in writing to the Secretary of State accepting the appointment.
(3) Each entity and each foreign entity maintaining a registered office and agent in this Commonwealth shall provide to its registered agent and update from time to time as necessary the name, business address, and business telephone number of a natural person who is authorized to receive communications from the registered agent. Such person shall be deemed the communications contact for the entity or foreign entity. Every registered agent shall retain in paper or electronic form the information concerning the current communications contact for each entity and each foreign entity for which that registered agent serves as registered agent. If the entity or foreign entity fails to provide the registered agent with a current communications contact, the registered agent may resign as the registered agent for such entity or foreign entity.
(4) This section shall not apply to a domestic or foreign partnership that is not a limited liability partnership.
(5) This section shall not apply to a limited partnership governed as to its internal affairs by the Kentucky Uniform Limited Partnership Act, KRS 362.410 to 362.700.
(6) This section shall not apply to a rural electric cooperative or to a foreign rural electric cooperative that is not required to qualify to transact business by means of a filing with the Secretary of State.
(7) This section shall not apply to a rural telephone cooperative or to a foreign rural telephone cooperative that is not required to qualify to transact business by means of a filing with the Secretary of State.
Effective: January 1, 2011
History: Created 2010 Ky. Acts ch. 151, sec. 28, effective January 1, 2011.
Legislative Research Commission Note (1/1/2011). 2010 Ky. Acts ch. 151, sec. 28(5) cites the Kentucky Uniform Limited Partnership Act, KRS 362.410 to 362.700. These sections were repealed in 1988 Ky. Acts ch. 284, sec. 65.