§ 1702.01 Nonprofit corporation law definitions
§ 1702.02 Notice requirements
§ 1702.03 Purposes of corporation
§ 1702.04 Articles of incorporation
§ 1702.05 Corporate name – transfer – reservation
§ 1702.06 Statutory agent – cancellation and reinstatement of articles
§ 1702.07 Acceptance of articles of incorporation and other certificates – filing not constructive notice of contents
§ 1702.08 Incorporation of such society or association
§ 1702.09 Religious society
§ 1702.10 Adoption of regulations
§ 1702.11 Contents of regulations
§ 1702.12 Authority of nonprofit corporation
§ 1702.13 Membership
§ 1702.14 Absence of provision for members
§ 1702.15 Corporation to keep books and records of account and minutes of proceedings
§ 1702.16 Annual meeting
§ 1702.17 Meetings of voting members – calling and place of meeting
§ 1702.18 Notice of meeting
§ 1702.19 Waiver of notice
§ 1702.20 Voting
§ 1702.21 Voting of membership in corporation
§ 1702.22 Quorum of voting members
§ 1702.23 Controlling provisions of articles or regulations
§ 1702.24 Vote of members required for rescission or revocation
§ 1702.25 Action by members or directors without a meeting
§ 1702.26 Election of directors
§ 1702.27 Number and qualifications of directors – ex officio directors – provisional director
§ 1702.28 Term and classification of directors
§ 1702.29 Removal of directors and filling vacancies
§ 1702.30 Authority of directors
§ 1702.301 Interest of director or officer in contract
§ 1702.31 Meetings of directors – notice
§ 1702.32 Quorum for directors’ meeting
§ 1702.33 Executive and other committees of directors
§ 1702.34 Officers – authority and removal
§ 1702.35 Corporate property
§ 1702.36 Corporate mortgages
§ 1702.37 Usury
§ 1702.38 Amendments to articles
§ 1702.39 Mutual benefit corporation – disposition of assets
§ 1702.40 Judicial sale of property
§ 1702.41 Merger or consolidation into domestic corporation
§ 1702.411 Merger or consolidation into entity other than domestic corporation
§ 1702.42 Agreement of merger or consolidation – vote by members
§ 1702.43 Certificate of merger or consolidation
§ 1702.44 Effect of merger or consolidation
§ 1702.46 Effective date of merger or consolidation
§ 1702.461 Conversion to domestic or foreign entity other than a for profit corporation or domestic corporation; written declaration of conversion
§ 1702.462 Form of certificate of conversion
§ 1702.47 Voluntary dissolution
§ 1702.48 Public notice of voluntary dissolution
§ 1702.49 Winding up or obtaining reinstatement – powers and duties of directors
§ 1702.50 Jurisdiction of court over winding up of affairs of voluntarily dissolved corporation
§ 1702.51 Receiver for winding up affairs of corporation
§ 1702.52 Judicial dissolution
§ 1702.521 Provisional director – appointment, duties, qualifications
§ 1702.53 Certified copies as evidence
§ 1702.54 False statement or entry
§ 1702.55 Liability of members, directors and officers of corporation
§ 1702.57 Exercise of expired powers
§ 1702.58 Applicability of chapter
§ 1702.59 Filing of verified statement of continued existence
§ 1702.60 Restoring rights, privileges, and franchises upon reinstatement
§ 1702.80 Qualified nonprofit corporation may establish police department
§ 1702.99 Penalty

Terms Used In Ohio Code > Chapter 1702 - Nonprofit Corporation Law

  • Acquittal:
    1. Judgement that a criminal defendant has not been proved guilty beyond a reasonable doubt.
    2. A verdict of "not guilty."
  • Adjourn: A motion to adjourn a legislative chamber or a committee, if passed, ends that day's session.
  • Affidavit: A written statement of facts confirmed by the oath of the party making it, before a notary or officer having authority to administer oaths.
  • 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.
  • Another: when used to designate the owner of property which is the subject of an offense, includes not only natural persons but also every other owner of property. See Ohio Code 1.02
  • Appeal: A request made after a trial, asking another court (usually the court of appeals) to decide whether the trial was conducted properly. To make such a request is "to appeal" or "to take an appeal." One who appeals is called the appellant.
  • Appellate: About appeals; an appellate court has the power to review the judgement of another lower court or tribunal.
  • Articles: includes original articles of incorporation, agreements of merger or consolidation if and only to the extent that articles of incorporation are adopted or amended in the agreements, amended articles, and amendments to any of these, and, in the case of a corporation created before September 1, 1851, the special charter and any amendments to it made by special act of the general assembly or pursuant to general law. See Ohio Code 1702.01
  • Assets: (1) The property comprising the estate of a deceased person, or (2) the property in a trust account.
  • Authorized communications equipment: means any communications equipment that provides a transmission, including, but not limited to, by telephone, telecopy, or any electronic means, from which it can be determined that the transmission was authorized by, and accurately reflects the intention of, the member or director involved and, with respect to meetings, allows all persons participating in the meeting to contemporaneously communicate with each other. See Ohio Code 1702.01
  • 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
  • Bequest: Property gifted by will.
  • Bond: includes an undertaking. See Ohio Code 1.02
  • Business corporation: means any entity that is organized pursuant to Chapter 1701 of the Revised Code other than a public benefit entity. See Ohio Code 1702.01
  • Common law: The legal system that originated in England and is now in use in the United States. It is based on judicial decisions rather than legislative action.
  • Complaint: A written statement by the plaintiff stating the wrongs allegedly committed by the defendant.
  • Contract: A legal written agreement that becomes binding when signed.
  • Conviction: A judgement of guilt against a criminal defendant.
  • 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.
  • Damages: Money paid by defendants to successful plaintiffs in civil cases to compensate the plaintiffs for their injuries.
  • Deed: The legal instrument used to transfer title in real property from one person to another.
  • Devise: To gift property by will.
  • Directors: means the persons vested with the authority to conduct the affairs of the corporation irrespective of the name, such as trustees, by which they are designated. See Ohio Code 1702.01
  • Dismissal: The dropping of a case by the judge without further consideration or hearing. Source:
  • domestic corporation: means a nonprofit corporation formed under the laws of this state, or a business corporation formed under the laws of this state that, by amendment to its articles as provided by law, becomes a nonprofit corporation. See Ohio Code 1702.01
  • Entity: means any of the following:

    (1) A corporation existing under the laws of this state or any other state;

    (2) A business corporation existing under the laws of this state or any other state;

    (3) Any of the following organizations existing under the laws of this state, the United States, or any other state:

    (a) A common law trust;

    (b) An unincorporated business, for profit or nonprofit organization, including a general or limited partnership or limited liability partnership;

    (c) A limited liability company;

    (d) A for profit corporation;

    (e) An unincorporated nonprofit association. See Ohio Code 1702.01

  • Equitable: Pertaining to civil suits in "equity" rather than in "law." In English legal history, the courts of "law" could order the payment of damages and could afford no other remedy. See damages. A separate court of "equity" could order someone to do something or to cease to do something. See, e.g., injunction. In American jurisprudence, the federal courts have both legal and equitable power, but the distinction is still an important one. For example, a trial by jury is normally available in "law" cases but not in "equity" cases. Source: U.S. Courts
  • Evidence: Information presented in testimony or in documents that is used to persuade the fact finder (judge or jury) to decide the case for one side or the other.
  • Ex officio: Literally, by virtue of one's office.
  • Fair market value: The price at which an asset would change hands in a transaction between a willing, informed buyer and a willing, informed seller.
  • Fiscal year: The fiscal year is the accounting period for the government. For the federal government, this begins on October 1 and ends on September 30. The fiscal year is designated by the calendar year in which it ends; for example, fiscal year 2006 begins on October 1, 2005 and ends on September 30, 2006.
  • Foreign corporation: means a nonprofit corporation formed under the laws of another state. See Ohio Code 1702.01
  • Gift: A voluntary transfer or conveyance of property without consideration, or for less than full and adequate consideration based on fair market value.
  • in writing: includes any representation of words, letters, symbols, or figures; this provision does not affect any law relating to signatures. See Ohio Code 1.59
  • Indemnification: In general, a collateral contract or assurance under which one person agrees to secure another person against either anticipated financial losses or potential adverse legal consequences. Source: FDIC
  • Injunction: An order of the court prohibiting (or compelling) the performance of a specific act to prevent irreparable damage or injury.
  • Insolvent: means that the corporation is unable to pay its obligations as they become due in the usual course of its affairs. See Ohio Code 1702.01
  • Jurisdiction: (1) The legal authority of a court to hear and decide a case. Concurrent jurisdiction exists when two courts have simultaneous responsibility for the same case. (2) The geographic area over which the court has authority to decide cases.
  • Lease: A contract transferring the use of property or occupancy of land, space, structures, or equipment in consideration of a payment (e.g., rent). Source: OCC
  • Liabilities: The aggregate of all debts and other legal obligations of a particular person or legal entity.
  • Member: means one having membership rights and privileges in a corporation in accordance with its articles or regulations. See Ohio Code 1702.01
  • Mortgage: The written agreement pledging property to a creditor as collateral for a loan.
  • Mutual benefit corporation: means any corporation organized under this chapter other than a public benefit corporation. See Ohio Code 1702.01
  • Nolo contendere: No contest-has the same effect as a plea of guilty, as far as the criminal sentence is concerned, but may not be considered as an admission of guilt for any other purpose.
  • Nonprofit corporation: means a domestic or foreign corporation that is formed otherwise than for the pecuniary gain or profit of, and whose net earnings or any part of them is not distributable to, its members, directors, officers, or other private persons, except that the payment of reasonable compensation for services rendered and the distribution of assets on dissolution as permitted by section 1702. See Ohio Code 1702.01
  • Obligation: An order placed, contract awarded, service received, or similar transaction during a given period that will require payments during the same or a future period.
  • Partnership: A voluntary contract between two or more persons to pool some or all of their assets into a business, with the agreement that there will be a proportional sharing of profits and losses.
  • Person: includes , but is not limited to, a nonprofit corporation, a business corporation, a partnership, an unincorporated society or association, and two or more persons having a joint or common interest. See Ohio Code 1702.01
  • Personal property: All property that is not real property.
  • Plea: In a criminal case, the defendant's statement pleading "guilty" or "not guilty" in answer to the charges, a declaration made in open court.
  • Plea agreement: An arrangement between the prosecutor, the defense attorney, and the defendant in which the defendant agrees to plead guilty in exchange for special considerations. Source:
  • Property: means real and personal property. See Ohio Code 1.59
  • Public benefit corporation: means a corporation that is recognized as exempt from federal income taxation under section 501(c)(3) of the "Internal Revenue Code of 1986" 100 Stat. See Ohio Code 1702.01
  • Public benefit entity: means any entity that is recognized as exempt from federal income taxation under section 501(c)(3) of the "Internal Revenue Code of 1986" 100 Stat. See Ohio Code 1702.01
  • Quorum: The number of legislators that must be present to do business.
  • Remainder: An interest in property that takes effect in the future at a specified time or after the occurrence of some event, such as the death of a life tenant.
  • Rescission: The cancellation of budget authority previously provided by Congress. The Impoundment Control Act of 1974 specifies that the President may propose to Congress that funds be rescinded. If both Houses have not approved a rescission proposal (by passing legislation) within 45 days of continuous session, any funds being withheld must be made available for obligation.
  • Rule: includes regulation. See Ohio Code 1.59
  • Service of process: The service of writs or summonses to the appropriate party.
  • Settlement: Parties to a lawsuit resolve their difference without having a trial. Settlements often involve the payment of compensation by one party in satisfaction of the other party's claims.
  • State: means the United States; any state, territory, insular possession, or other political subdivision of the United States, including the District of Columbia; any foreign country or nation; and any province, territory, or other political subdivision of a foreign country or nation. See Ohio Code 1702.01
  • Statute: A law passed by a legislature.
  • Trial: A hearing that takes place when the defendant pleads "not guilty" and witnesses are required to come to court to give evidence.
  • Undertaking: includes a bond. See Ohio Code 1.02
  • United States: includes all the states. See Ohio Code 1.59
  • Usury: Charging an illegally high interest rate on a loan. Source: OCC
  • volunteer: means a director, officer, or agent of a corporation, or another person associated with a corporation, who satisfies both of the following:

    (a) Performs services for or on behalf of, and under the authority or auspices of, that corporation;

    (b) Does not receive compensation, either directly or indirectly, for performing those services. See Ohio Code 1702.01

  • Voting member: means a member possessing voting rights, either generally or in respect of the particular question involved, as the case may be. See Ohio Code 1702.01
  • Whoever: includes all persons, natural and artificial; partners; principals, agents, and employees; and all officials, public or private. See Ohio Code 1.02