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2017 Florida Statutes
Consent to service.
Consent to service.
517.101 Consent to service.—
(1) Upon any initial application for registration under s. 517.081 or s. 517.082 or upon request of the office, the issuer shall file with such application the irrevocable written consent of the issuer that in suits, proceedings, and actions growing out of the violation of any provision of this chapter, the service on the office of a notice, process, or pleading therein, authorized by the laws of this state, shall be as valid and binding as if due service had been made on the issuer.
(2) Any such action shall be brought either in the county of the plaintiff’s residence or in the county in which the office has its official headquarters. The written consent shall be authenticated by the seal of said issuer, if it has a seal, and by the acknowledged signature of a member of the copartnership or company, or by the acknowledged signature of any officer of the incorporated or unincorporated association, if it be an incorporated or unincorporated association, duly authorized by resolution of the board of directors, trustees, or managers of the corporation or association, and shall in such case be accompanied by a duly certified copy of the resolution of the board of directors, trustees, or managers of the corporation or association, authorizing the officers to execute the same. In case any process or pleadings mentioned in this chapter are served upon the office, it shall be by duplicate copies, one of which shall be filed in the office and another immediately forwarded by the office by registered mail to the principal office of the issuer against which said process or pleadings are directed.
History.—s. 3, ch. 78-435; s. 5, ch. 80-254; s. 392, ch. 81-259; ss. 2, 3, ch. 81-318; ss. 14, 15, ch. 90-362; s. 4, ch. 91-429; s. 4, ch. 96-338; s. 7, ch. 97-224; s. 591, ch. 2003-261.