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Jurisdictional Updates
June 10, 2024

Connecticut – Legislation Pertaining to Business Registrations Filed with the Secretary of State

Senate Bill 428 (Public Act No. 24-111) signed by the governor June 4 and effective January 1, 2025 relates to business registrations filed with the Secretary of State. Among the changes are: business entities must include a valid electronic email address and NAICS code in certain filings; foreign LLCs must deliver a certificate of existence from the jurisdiction of formation with a foreign registration certificate or name change amendment; amended annual reports must be filed if the information changes after the most current annual report filing and within 30 days before the month the next annual report is due; the Secretary of State is authorized to require online filings and allow paper filings only if the filer establishes online submission is impractical; the Secretary of State must use email notifications to take certain actions such as administrative dissolution; and the trade name law is expanded to standardize application forms and limit trade name validity to five years.  The bill text can be accessed here.