181.0103(21) (21)“Record date" means the date established under s. 181.0707 on which a corporation determines the identity of its members for the purposes of this chapter.
181.0103(22) (22)“Secretary" means the corporate officer to whom the board has delegated responsibility under s. 181.0840 (1) for custody of the minutes of the board's meetings and members' meetings and for authenticating the records of the corporation.
181.0103(23) (23)“Sign" means to execute or adopt a manual, facsimile, conformed, or electronic signature or any symbol with intent to authenticate a writing.
181.0103(24) (24)“Stock corporation" means a corporation with capital stock.
181.0103(25) (25)“Vote" includes authorization by written ballot and written consent.
181.0103 History History: 1997 a. 79; 2001 a. 44; 2005 a. 387.
181.0103 Annotation The New Nonstock Corporation Law. Seehawer. Wis. Law. Oct. 1998.
181.0120 181.0120 Filing requirements.
181.0120(1)(1)General requirements. Except as provided in sub. (4), a document required or permitted to be filed under this chapter with the department must satisfy all of the following requirements to be filed under s. 181.0125 (2) (a):
181.0120(1)(a) (a) Contain the information required by this chapter, although it may also contain other information.
181.0120(1)(c) (c) Be in the English language, except that:
181.0120(1)(c)1. 1. A corporate name need not be in English if it is written in English letters or Arabic or Roman numerals.
181.0120(1)(c)2. 2. The certificate of status, or similar document, required of a foreign corporation need not be in English if accompanied by a reasonably authenticated English translation.
181.0120(1)(d) (d) Contain the name of the drafter, if required by s. 182.01 (3).
181.0120(1)(e) (e) Be executed in accordance with sub. (3).
181.0120(1)(f) (f) Be on the form prescribed by the department if the document is described in s. 181.0121 (1).
181.0120(1)(g) (g) Be delivered to the department for filing and be accompanied by one exact or conformed copy and the filing fee required by s. 181.0122.
181.0120(2) (2)Filing by department. The department shall file photocopies or other reproduced copies of typewritten or printed documents if the copies are signed and satisfy this section.
181.0120(3) (3)Execution requirements.
181.0120(3)(a) (a) Any of the following persons may execute a document described in s. 181.0122 (1) (a), (b), (g) to (j), (m) to (s) and (u) to (z):
181.0120(3)(a)1. 1. An officer of the domestic corporation or foreign corporation.
181.0120(3)(a)2. 2. If directors have not been selected or the corporation has not been formed, an incorporator.
181.0120(3)(a)3. 3. If the domestic corporation or foreign corporation is in the hands of a receiver, trustee or other court-appointed fiduciary, the fiduciary.
181.0120(3)(c) (c) The person executing a document shall sign it and, beneath or opposite the signature, state his or her name and the capacity in which he or she signs. The document may but need not contain any of the following:
181.0120(3)(c)1. 1. The corporate seal.
181.0120(3)(c)2. 2. An attestation by the secretary or an assistant secretary of the domestic corporation or foreign corporation.
181.0120(3)(c)3. 3. An acknowledgment, verification or proof.
181.0120(4) (4)Waiver. The department may waive any of the requirements of subs. (1) to (3) if it appears from the face of the document that the document's failure to satisfy the requirement is immaterial.
181.0120 History History: 1997 a. 79.
181.0121 181.0121 Forms.
181.0121(1)(1)Required forms.
181.0121(1)(a)(a) The department shall prescribe and furnish on request forms for all of the following documents:
181.0121(1)(a)1. 1. A foreign corporation's application for a certificate of authority to transact business in this state under s. 181.1503.
181.0121(1)(a)2. 2. A foreign corporation's application for a certificate of withdrawal under s. 181.1520.
181.0121(1)(a)3. 3. A domestic corporation's or foreign corporation's annual report under s. 181.1622.
181.0121(1)(a)4. 4. An application for a certificate of conversion under s. 181.1161 (5).
181.0121(1)(b) (b) The forms prescribed by the department under par. (a) 1. and 2. shall require disclosure of only the information required under ss. 181.1503, 181.1520 and 181.1622, respectively.
181.0121(1)(c) (c) Use of a form prescribed under par. (a) is mandatory.
181.0121(2) (2)Permissive forms. The department may prescribe and furnish on request forms for other documents required or permitted to be filed by this chapter, but use of these forms is not mandatory.
181.0121 History History: 1997 a. 79; 2001 a. 44; 2005 a. 476; 2015 a. 295.
181.0122 181.0122 Filing and service fees.
181.0122(1)(1)Filing fee schedule. Except as provided under sub. (5), the department shall collect the following fees when the documents described in this subsection are delivered to the department for filing or, under pars. (e) and (f), when the telephone applications are made:
181.0122(1)(a) (a) Articles of incorporation, $35.
181.0122(1)(b) (b) Application for use of an indistinguishable name, $10.
181.0122(1)(c) (c) Written application for a reserved name, $10.
181.0122(1)(d) (d) Written application for renewal of a reserved name, $10.
181.0122(1)(e) (e) Telephone application for a reserved name, $20.
181.0122(1)(f) (f) Telephone application for renewal of a reserved name, $20.
181.0122(1)(g) (g) Application for a registered name, $25.
181.0122(1)(h) (h) Application for renewal of a registered name, $25.
181.0122(1)(i) (i) Notice of transfer of a reserved name or of a registered name, $10.
181.0122(1)(j) (j) Subject to sub. (3) (e), domestic corporation's or foreign corporation's statement of change of a registered office, $10.
181.0122(1)(k) (k) Agent's statement of change of a registered office, $10 for each affected domestic corporation or foreign corporation, except that if simultaneous filings are made the fee is reduced to $1 for each affected domestic corporation or foreign corporation in excess of 200.
181.0122(1)(L) (L) Agent's statement of resignation, $10.
181.0122(1)(m) (m) Amendment of articles of incorporation, $25.
181.0122(1)(n) (n) Restatement of articles of incorporation, with or without amendments, $25.
181.0122(1)(o) (o) Articles of merger, $150.
181.0122(1)(om) (om) Articles of domestication, $35.
181.0122(1)(p) (p) Articles of dissolution, $10.
181.0122(1)(q) (q) Articles of revocation of dissolution, $10.
181.0122(1)(r) (r) Application for reinstatement following an administrative dissolution, $35.
181.0122(1)(s) (s) Certificate of reinstatement, $10.
181.0122(1)(t) (t) Certificate of judicial dissolution, $10.
181.0122(1)(u) (u) Application for a certificate of authority, $45.
181.0122(1)(v) (v) Application for an amended certificate of authority, $30.
181.0122(1)(w) (w) Application for a certificate of withdrawal, $30.
181.0122(1)(x) (x) Annual report of a domestic corporation, $10.
181.0122(1)(y) (y) Annual report of a foreign corporation, $15.
181.0122(1)(yr) (yr) A certificate of conversion, $150.
181.0122(1)(z) (z) Articles of correction, $10.
181.0122(1)(zm) (zm) Request for certificate or statement of status, the fee established under s. 182.01 (4) (b).
181.0122(2) (2)Process fee. The department shall collect the fee established under s. 182.01 (4) (c) each time process is served on the department under this chapter. The party to a civil, criminal, administrative or investigatory proceeding who is causing service of process may recover this fee as costs if the party prevails in the proceeding.
181.0122(3) (3)Prohibited fees. The department may not collect a fee for any of the following:
181.0122(3)(a) (a) Filing a certificate of administrative dissolution or a certificate of revocation of authority to transact business.
181.0122(3)(b) (b) Providing a confirmation of status by telephone.
181.0122(3)(c) (c) Filing a director or principal officer statement under s. 181.0860 (1).
181.0122(3)(d) (d) Filing a director or principal officer resignation statement under s. 181.0860 (2).
181.0122(3)(e) (e) Filing a domestic corporation's or a foreign corporation's statement of change of registered office if the only change is a change to the address and if all of the following apply:
181.0122(3)(e)1. 1. The new address is the result of a change in the way a county, city, village or town or the U.S. postal service describes the physical location of the registered office.
181.0122(3)(e)2. 2. A copy of the notice indicating the new address is submitted with the statement.
181.0122(3)(e)3. 3. The physical location of the registered office has not changed.
181.0122(4) (4)Expedited service fee. In addition to the fees required under sub. (1), the department shall collect the expedited service fee established under s. 182.01 (4) (d) for processing, in an expeditious manner, a document required or permitted to be filed under this chapter and shall collect the fee established under s. 182.01 (4) (f) for preparing, in an expeditious manner, a certificate of status under s. 181.0128 (2) or a statement of status under s. 181.0128 (4).
181.0122(5) (5)The department, by rule, may specify a larger fee for filing documents described in sub. (1) in paper format.
181.0122 History History: 1997 a. 79; 2001 a. 16, 44.
181.0123 181.0123 Effective date and time of document.
181.0123(1)(1)In general.
181.0123(1)(a)(a) Except as provided in sub. (2) or s. 181.0124 (3) or 181.1622 (5), a document filed by the department under this chapter is effective on the date that it is received by the department for filing and at any of the following times on that date:
181.0123(1)(a)1. 1. The time of day specified in the document as its effective time.
181.0123(1)(a)2. 2. If no effective time is specified, at the close of business.
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2017-18 Wisconsin Statutes updated through 2019 Wis. Act 186 and through all Supreme Court and Controlled Substances Board Orders filed before and in effect on November 3, 2020. Published and certified under s. 35.18. Changes effective after November 3, 2020, are designated by NOTES. (Published 11-3-20)