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Section: Service of process upon nonresident; appointment of secretary of state as agent
The employment by a nonresident of a licensed person or permittee for whom assessments or fees are payable in either state or the designation by a nonresident of a licensed person or permittee to perform work in such state shall be deemed equivalent to an appointment by such nonresident of the secretary of state of such state to be his true and lawful attorney upon whom may be served the process in any action or proceeding against him growing out of any liability for assessments or fees, penalties or interest, and a consent that any such process against him which is so served shall be of the same legal force and validity as if served on him personally within such state and within the territorial jurisdiction of the court from which the process issues. Service of process within either state shall be made by either (1) personally delivering to and leaving with the Secretary of State or a Deputy Secretary of State of such state duplicate copies thereof at the office of the Department of State in the capitol city of such state, in which event such Secretary of State shall forthwith send by registered mail one of such copies to the person at the last address designated by him to the commission for any purpose under this article or in the last return filed by him under this article with the commission or as shown on the records of the commission, or if no return has been filed, at his last known office address within or without such state, or (2) personally delivering to and leaving with the Secretary of State or a Deputy Secretary of State of such state a copy thereof at the office of the Department of State in the capitol city of such state and by delivering a copy thereof to the person, personally without such state. Proof of such personal service without such state shall be filed with the clerk of the court in which the process is pending within 30 days after such service and such service shall be complete 10 days after proof thereof is filed. L.1970, c. 58, s. 4.
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