CHAPTER 355

FORMERLY

SENATE BILL NO. 181

AN ACT TO AMEND CHAPTER 15, TITLE 6 OF THE DELAWARE CODE RELATING TO THE CREATION, REGULATION, OPERATION AND DISSOLUTION OF DOMESTIC PARTNERSHIPS AND THE REGISTRATION AND REGULATION OF FOREIGN LIMITED LIABILITY PARTNERSHIPS.

BE IT ENACTED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF DELAWARE:

Section 1. Amend ยง 15-108(c), Chapter 15, Title 6 of the Delaware Code by making deletions as shown by strike through and insertions as shown by underline as follows:

(c) The name of a partnership to be included in the statement of partnership existence, statement of qualification or statement of foreign qualification filed by such partnership must be such as to distinguish it upon the records in the office of the Secretary of State from the name on such records of any corporation, partnership (including a limited liability partnership), limited partnership (including a limited liability limited partnership), statutory trust or, limited liability company, or registered series of a limited liability company organized under the laws of the State of Delaware and reserved, registered, formed or organized with the Secretary of State or qualified to do business and registered as a foreign corporation, foreign limited liability partnership, foreign limited partnership, foreign statutory trust or foreign limited liability company in the State of Delaware; provided, however, that a domestic partnership may be registered under any name which is not such as to distinguish it upon the records of the Secretary of State from the name on such records of any domestic or foreign corporation, limited partnership (including a limited liability limited partnership), statutory trust or, limited liability company, registered series of a limited liability company or foreign limited liability partnership reserved, registered, formed or organized under the laws of the State of Delaware with the written consent of the other corporation, limited partnership (including a limited liability limited partnership), statutory trust, limited liability company, registered series of a limited liability company, or foreign limited liability partnership which written consent shall be filed with the Secretary of State; provided further, that, if on July 31, 2011, a domestic partnership is registered (with the consent of another domestic partnership) under a name which is not such as to distinguish it upon the records in the office of the Secretary of State from the name on such records of such other domestic partnership, it shall not be necessary for any such domestic partnership to amend its statement of partnership existence or statement of qualification to comply with this subsection.

Section 2. This Act shall become effective August 1, 2019.

Approved July 23, 2018