SENATE BILL 6063
State of Washington 52nd Legislature 1992 Regular Session
By Senators Nelson and Rasmussen
Read first time 01/14/92. Referred to Committee on Law & Justice.
AN ACT Relating to technical corrections to corporations statutes; and amending RCW 18.100.120 and 50.04.165.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF WASHINGTON:
Sec. 1. RCW 18.100.120 and 1982 c 35 s 169 are each amended to read as follows:
organized pursuant to this chapter shall render professional service and
exercise its authorized powers under a name permitted by law and the
professional ethics of the profession in which the corporation is so engaged.
In the event that the words "company", "corporation"
or "incorporated" or any other word, abbreviation, affix or prefix
indicating that it is a corporation shall be used, it shall be accompanied with
the abbreviation "P.S." or "P.C." or the words
"professional service".)) The corporate name of a professional
service corporation must contain either the words "professional
service" or "professional corporation" or the abbreviation
"P.S." or "P.C." The corporate name may also contain
either the words "corporation," "incorporated,"
"company," or "limited," or the abbreviation
"corp.," "inc.," "co.," or "ltd."
With the filing of its first annual report and any filings thereafter,
professional service corporation shall list its then shareholders: PROVIDED,
That notwithstanding the foregoing provisions of this section, the corporate
name of a corporation organized to render dental services shall contain the
full names or surnames of all shareholders and no other word than "chartered"
or the words "professional services" or the abbreviation
"P.S." or "P.C."
Sec. 2. RCW 50.04.165 and 1991 c 72 s 57 are each amended to read as follows:
Services performed by (( corporate officers as defined in subsection (2) of
this section)) a person appointed as an officer of a corporation under
RCW 23B.08.400, who is covered by chapter 50.44 RCW, shall not be
considered services in employment. However, a corporation may elect to cover
not less than all of its corporate officers under RCW 50.24.160. If an
employer does not elect to cover its corporate officers under RCW 50.24.160,
the employer must notify its corporate officers in writing that they are
ineligible for unemployment benefits. If the employer fails to notify any
corporate officer, then that person shall not be considered to be a corporate
officer for the purposes of this section.