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Jurisdictional Updates 6-16-21

Kentucky – Division of Business Filings Renamed the Office of Business Services

Senate Bill 162 (Act 185) signed by the governor April 5 and effective June 26 restructures certain government agencies and the Secretary of State Division of Business Filings is renamed the Office of Business Services responsible for business entity filings, UCC filings, business records, trademarks and service mark registration, notary appointments, and apostilles. 

Maine – Secretary of State to Establish Webpage on Benefit Corporations

House Bill 614 (Act 48) approved by the governor June 11 and effective June 30 requires the Secretary of State to create a webpage that provides information to the public regarding benefit corporations and the process to establish one.