[467B‑16] Service of process; substituted service. (a) A charitable organization, professional solicitor, or professional fundraising counsel that is required to be registered under this chapter and that either has its principal place of business outside of the State or is organized under the laws of another state, and who does not have a registered agent with the department of commerce and consumer affairs, is considered to have irrevocably appointed the department of the attorney general as its agent for the service of a summons, subpoena, or other process directed to the charitable organization, professional fundraising counsel, or professional solicitor, or to a director, officer, partner, or principal of the charitable organization, professional fundraising counsel, or professional solicitor in an investigation, action, or other proceeding brought under this chapter, or for purpose of service of a subpoena under section 467B-9.3.

(b) Service under subsection (a) is complete if the department immediately sends notice of the service and a copy of the process to the charitable organization, professional fundraising counsel, or professional solicitor, or to a director, officer, partner, or principal of the charitable organization, professional fundraising counsel, professional solicitor, or other person to whom it is directed, by registered mail, return receipt requested, to the last address known to the department of the charitable organization, professional fundraising counsel, professional solicitor, or other person to whom it is directed.

(c) A charitable organization, professional fundraising counsel, or professional solicitor that is required to be registered under this chapter and that has its principal place of business within this State, and does not have a registered agent with the department of commerce and consumer affairs, may be served with a subpoena, summons, or other court process by personal service within this State. If personal service within this State cannot be made, substituted service may be made by any of the following methods:

(1) Mailing by registered or certified mail to the last-known place of business, residence, or abode within or without this State of the person for whom the subpoena is intended;

(2) For any person other than a natural person, in the manner provided for service of summons in an action or suit; or

(3) Service as directed by a court in lieu of personal service within this State. [L 2011, c 40, pt of 1]

 

 

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