(a) Each officer of a benefit corporation shall consider the interests and factors described in subsection (a) of § 33-1358 in the manner provided in that subsection if (1) the officer has discretion to act with respect to a matter, and (2) it reasonably appears to the officer that the matter may have a material effect on the creation by the benefit corporation of a general public benefit or any specific public benefit identified in the certificate of incorporation of the benefit corporation.
Terms Used In Connecticut General Statutes 33-1360
- Beneficiary: A person who is entitled to receive the benefits or proceeds of a will, trust, insurance policy, retirement plan, annuity, or other contract. Source: OCC
- Corporation: A legal entity owned by the holders of shares of stock that have been issued, and that can own, receive, and transfer property, and carry on business in its own name.
(b) The consideration of interests and factors in the manner described in subsection (a) of this section shall not constitute a violation of § 33-765.
(c) An officer shall not be personally liable for (1) an act or omission as an officer in the course of performing the duties of an officer under subsection (a) of this section if the officer performed the duties of the position in compliance with § 33-765 and this section, or (2) the failure of the benefit corporation to pursue or create a general public benefit or any specific public benefit.
(d) An officer shall not have a duty to a person that is a beneficiary of the general public benefit purpose or any specific public benefit purpose of a benefit corporation based on the status of such person as a beneficiary.