Nevada Business Associations; Securities; Commodities
Sec. § 78.045
Articles of incorporation: Approval or certification required before filing of certain articles or amendments.


1.

The Secretary of State shall not accept for filing any articles of incorporation or any certificate of amendment of articles of incorporation of any corporation formed pursuant to the laws of this State which provides that the name of the corporation contains the word bank or trust, unless:

(a)

It appears from the articles or the certificate of amendment that the corporation proposes to carry on business as a banking or trust company, exclusively or in connection with its business as a bank, savings and loan association, savings bank or thrift company; and

(b)

The articles or certificate of amendment is first approved by the Commissioner of Financial Institutions.

2.

The Secretary of State shall not accept for filing any articles of incorporation or any certificate of amendment of articles of incorporation of any corporation formed pursuant to the provisions of this chapter if it appears from the articles or the certificate of amendment that the business to be carried on by the corporation is subject to supervision by the Commissioner of Insurance or by the Commissioner of Financial Institutions, unless the articles or certificate of amendment is approved by the Commissioner who will supervise the business of the corporation.

3.

Except as otherwise provided in subsection 7, the Secretary of State shall not accept for filing any articles of incorporation or any certificate of amendment of articles of incorporation of any corporation formed pursuant to the laws of this State if the name of the corporation contains the words engineer, engineered, engineering, professional engineer, registered engineer or licensed engineer unless:

(a)

The State Board of Professional Engineers and Land Surveyors certifies that the principals of the corporation are licensed to practice engineering pursuant to the laws of this State; or

(b)

The State Board of Professional Engineers and Land Surveyors certifies that the corporation is exempt from the prohibitions of NRS 625.520.

4.

Except as otherwise provided in subsection 7, the Secretary of State shall not accept for filing any articles of incorporation or any certificate of amendment of articles of incorporation of any corporation formed pursuant to the laws of this State if the name of the corporation contains the words architect, architecture, registered architect, licensed architect, registered interior designer, registered interior design, residential designer, registered residential designer, licensed residential designer or residential design unless the State Board of Architecture, Interior Design and Residential Design certifies that:

(a)

The principals of the corporation are holders of a certificate of registration to practice architecture or residential design or to practice as a registered interior designer, as applicable, pursuant to the laws of this State; or

(b)

The corporation is qualified to do business in this State pursuant to NRS 623.349.

5.

The Secretary of State shall not accept for filing any articles of incorporation or any certificate of amendment of articles of incorporation of any corporation formed pursuant to the laws of this State which provides that the name of the corporation contains the word accountant, accounting, accountancy, auditor or auditing unless the Nevada State Board of Accountancy certifies that the corporation:

(a)

Is registered pursuant to the provisions of chapter 628 of NRS; or

(b)

Has filed with the Nevada State Board of Accountancy under penalty of perjury a written statement that the corporation is not engaged in the practice of accounting and is not offering to practice accounting in this State.

6.

The Secretary of State shall not accept for filing any articles of incorporation or any certificate of amendment of articles of incorporation of any corporation formed or existing pursuant to the laws of this State which provides that the name of the corporation contains the words common-interest community, community association, master association, unit-owners association or homeowners association or if it appears in the articles of incorporation or certificate of amendment that the purpose of the corporation is to operate as a unit-owners association pursuant to chapter 116 or 116B of NRS unless the Administrator of the Real Estate Division of the Department of Business and Industry certifies that the corporation has:

(a)

Registered with the Ombudsman for Owners in Common-Interest Communities and Condominium Hotels pursuant to NRS 116.31158 or 116B.625; and

(b)

Paid to the Administrator of the Real Estate Division the fees required pursuant to NRS 116.31155 or 116B.620.

7.

The provisions of subsections 3 and 4 do not apply to any corporation, whose securities are publicly traded and regulated by the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, which does not engage in the practice of professional engineering, architecture or residential design or interior design, as applicable.

8.

The Commissioner of Financial Institutions and the Commissioner of Insurance may approve or disapprove the articles or amendments referred to them pursuant to the provisions of this section.
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