1. The bylaws may fix or provide the manner of fixing the record date for one (1) or more voting groups in order to determine the shareholders entitled to notice of a shareholders’ meeting, to demand a special meeting, to vote, or to take any other action. If the bylaws do not fix or provide for fixing a record date, the board of directors of the corporation may fix a future date as the record date.
  2. A record date fixed under this section may not be more than seventy (70) days before the meeting or action requiring a determination of shareholders.
  3. Terms Used In Tennessee Code 48-17-107

    • board of directors: means the governing board of a corporation, whether denominated the board of directors or otherwise, except that no person or group of persons is the board of directors because of powers delegated to that person or group pursuant to §. See Tennessee Code 48-51-201
    • Bylaws: means the code or codes of rules (other than the charter) adopted pursuant to Chapters 51 68 of this title for the regulation or management of the affairs of the corporation irrespective of the name or names by which such rules are designated. See Tennessee Code 48-51-201
    • 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.
    • Court: includes every court and judge having jurisdiction in the case. See Tennessee Code 48-202-101
    • Directors: means natural persons, designated in the charter or bylaws or elected or appointed by the incorporators, and their successors and natural persons elected or appointed to act as members of the board, irrespective of the names or titles by which such persons are described. See Tennessee Code 48-51-201
    • Record: means information that is inscribed on a tangible medium or that is stored in an electronic or other medium and is retrievable in a perceivable form. See Tennessee Code 1-3-105
    • Record date: means the date established under chapter 16 or 17 on which a corporation determines the identity of its shareholders for purposes of Chapters 11 27 of this title. See Tennessee Code 48-11-201

  4. A determination of shareholders entitled to notice of or vote at a shareholders’ meeting is effective for any adjournment of the meeting unless the board of directors fixes a new record date, which it must do if the meeting is adjourned to a date more than four (4) months after the date fixed for the original meeting.
  5. If a court orders a meeting adjourned to a date more than four (4) months after the date fixed for the original meeting, it may provide that the original record date continues in effect or it may fix a new record date.