(a) The articles of incorporation of any authority may be amended by filing articles of amendment with the Secretary of State, but only with the approval of both the board of the authority and the sponsoring university, in the manner provided in this section.

Terms Used In Alabama Code 16-17A-5

  • Amendment: A proposal to alter the text of a pending bill or other measure by striking out some of it, by inserting new language, or both. Before an amendment becomes part of the measure, thelegislature must agree to it.
  • following: means next after. See Alabama Code 30-3D-608
  • state: when applied to the different parts of the United States, includes the District of Columbia and the several territories of the United States. See Alabama Code 30-3D-608

(b) In order to amend the articles of incorporation, the following steps shall be completed:

(1) The board of the authority shall first adopt a resolution proposing articles of amendment.

(2) After the adoption by the board of a resolution approving articles of amendment, the authority shall file with the sponsoring university a written request for adoption of a resolution approving the proposed amendment.

(3) As promptly as may be practicable after the receipt of the request from the authority, the sponsoring university shall review the application and shall adopt a resolution either approving or denying the articles of amendment as proposed by the authority.

(c) Within 30 days following the approval of the articles of amendment by the sponsoring university, the president or vice president of the authority shall sign and file for record in the office of the Secretary of State the following items:

(1) The original articles of amendment.

(2) A certified copy of each resolution approving the articles of amendment.

(d) Upon the filing for record of the documents required by subsection (c), the articles of amendment shall become effective. The Secretary of State shall thereupon record the articles of amendment in an appropriate book in his or her office.

(e) The articles of amendment of an authority may amend and restate the articles of incorporation of an authority if approved in accordance with this section.

(f) Notwithstanding the provisions of this section, the name and address of the registered agent of an authority may be changed by the authority without following the procedure set forth in this section. An authority may use any appropriate form promulgated by the Secretary of State for this purpose.

(Act 2016-201, §5.)