S.B. No. 699
  relating to the contents of an assumed name certificate filed by
  certain businesses or professionals.
         SECTION 1.  Section 71.102, Business & Commerce Code, is
  amended to read as follows:
         Sec. 71.102.  CONTENTS OF CERTIFICATE. The certificate must
               (1)  the assumed name under which the business is or is
  to be conducted or the professional service is or is to be rendered;
               (2)  the registrant's name as stated in the
  registrant's certificate of formation or application filed with the
  office of the secretary of state or other comparable document;
               (3)  the state, country, or other jurisdiction under
  the laws of which the registrant was incorporated or organized [and
  the registrant's registered or similar office address in that
  state, country, or jurisdiction];
               (4)  the period, not to exceed 10 years, during which
  the registrant will use the assumed name;
               (5)  a statement specifying that the registrant is:
                     (A)  a for-profit corporation, nonprofit
  corporation, professional corporation, professional association,
  or other type of corporation;
                     (B)  a limited partnership, limited liability
  partnership, or limited liability company; or
                     (C)  another type of incorporated business,
  professional or other association, or legal entity, foreign or
               (6)  the street or mailing address of[:
                     [(A)]  the registrant's principal office in this
  state or outside this state, as applicable[; or
                     [(B)     if the registrant is not required to or does
  not maintain a registered office in this state:
                           [(i)     the registrant's office in this state;
                           [(ii)     the registrant's place of business in
  this state and any office of the registrant outside this state, if
  the registrant is not incorporated or organized under the laws of
  this state]; and
               (7)  the county or counties in this state where the
  registrant is or will be conducting business or rendering
  professional services under the assumed name.
         SECTION 2.  The change in law made by this Act applies only
  to a certificate filed on or after the effective date of this Act.
         SECTION 3.  This Act takes effect September 1, 2013.
  ______________________________ ______________________________
     President of the Senate Speaker of the House     
         I hereby certify that S.B. No. 699 passed the Senate on
  March 13, 2013, by the following vote:  Yeas 31, Nays 0.
  Secretary of the Senate    
         I hereby certify that S.B. No. 699 passed the House on
  May 17, 2013, by the following vote:  Yeas 134, Nays 0, two
  present not voting.
  Chief Clerk of the House