News & Notices
The following is a list of changes that may affect business conducted with the Business Programs Division:
- Updated December 10, 2013 / Posted August 29, 2012
California Business Connect Project: The California Business Connect Project will increase efficiencies and allow readily available
access to Secretary of State Records.
- Posted December 6, 2013
Changes to Limited Liability
Company Filings: Effective January 1, 2014, there are changes to limited liability company naming requirements and limited liability company
- Updated May 15, 2013 / Posted November 13, 2012
Changes to California Business Entity Filings: Effective January 1, 2013, there are changes to
California business entity filing requirements, relating to entity and agent addresses, future file date requests, and copy requests.
- Posted January 1, 2012
Stronger Laws to Prevent Fraudulent Solicitations: Effective January 1, 2012, there are new laws to
prevent people from sending misleading solicitations to Californians.
- Posted December 16, 2011
Two New Types of Corporations: Effective January 1, 2012, there are two new subtypes
of stock corporations in California — a "flexible purpose corporation" and a "benefit corporation." The new corporation subtypes
allow entrepreneurs and investors to organize stock corporations that can pursue both economic and social objectives.
Last updated: June 21, 2013