Current as of: 2009
355.096. 1. One or more individuals may act as the incorporator or incorporators of a corporation by delivering articles of incorporation to the secretary of state for filing.
2. The articles of incorporation adopted after July 1, 1995, must set forth:
(1) A corporate name for the corporation that satisfies the requirements of section 355.146;
(2) One of the following statements:
(a) This corporation is a public benefit corporation; or
(b) This corporation is a mutual benefit corporation;
(3) The street address of the corporation's initial registered office and the name of its initial registered agent at that office;
(4) The name and address of each incorporator;
(5) Whether or not the corporation will have members; and
(6) Provisions not inconsistent with law regarding the distribution of assets on dissolution.
3. The articles of incorporation may set forth:
(1) The purpose or purposes for which the corporation is organized, which may be, either alone or in combination with other purposes, the transaction of any lawful activity;
(2) The names and addresses of the individuals who are to serve as the initial directors;
(3) Provisions not inconsistent with law regarding:
(a) Managing and regulating the affairs of the corporation;
(b) Defining, limiting, and regulating the powers of the corporation, its board of directors, and members, or any class of members; and
(c) The characteristics, qualifications, rights, limitations and obligations attaching to each or any class of members;
(4) Any provision that under this chapter is required or permitted to be set forth in the bylaws.
(L. 1994 H.B. 1095) Prev | Next
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