(A) An unincorporated nonprofit association may file in the office of the secretary of state a statement appointing an agent authorized to receive service of process. The agent shall be one of the following:
(1) A natural person who is a resident of this state ;
(2) A domestic or foreign corporation , nonprofit corporation, limited liability company, partnership, limited partnership, limited liability partnership, limited partnership association, professional association, business trust, or unincorporated nonprofit association that has a business address in this state. If the agent is an entity other than a domestic corporation, the agent shall meet the requirements of Title XVII of the Revised Code for an entity of the agent's type to transact business or exercise privileges in this state.
The statement appointing an agent shall set forth the name of the unincorporated nonprofit association and the name and address in this state of the agent, including the street and number or other particular description, and shall otherwise be in the form that the secretary of state prescribes. The secretary of state shall keep a record of the names of all unincorporated nonprofit associations that have filed a statement appointing an agent authorized to receive service of process and the names and addresses of their respective agents.
(B) A statement appointing an agent authorized to receive service of process under division (A) of this section shall be signed by a person authorized to manage the affairs of the unincorporated nonprofit association. The statement also shall be signed by the person appointed as agent who accepts the appointment. The appointed agent may resign by filing with the secretary of state, on a form prescribed by the secretary of state, a written notice to that effect that is signed by the agent and by sending a copy of the notice to the association at the current or last known address of its principal office on or prior to the date that the notice is filed with the secretary of state. Upon the expiration of thirty days after the filing, the authority of the agent shall terminate.
(C) An unincorporated nonprofit association may revoke the appointment of an agent by filing with the secretary of state on a form prescribed by the secretary of state a written appointment of another agent and a statement that the appointment of the former agent is revoked.
Amended by 130th General Assembly File No. 62, SB 98, §1, eff. 2/18/2014.
Added by 129th General AssemblyFile No.79, HB 267, §1, eff. 5/22/2012.