senate Bill S9110

2019-2020 Legislative Session

Relates to providing for the remote conduct of certain practices and procedures relating to board meetings

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Dec 02, 2020 referred to rules

S9110 (ACTIVE) - Details

Current Committee:
Senate Rules
Law Section:
Business Corporation Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§708 & 602, BC L; amd §§603 & 605, N-PC L; amd §28, Rel Corp L
Versions Introduced in 2021-2022 Legislative Session:
S3917

S9110 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Provides for the remote conduct of certain practices and procedures relating to board meetings for the duration of the state disaster emergency declared by executive order two hundred two that began on March seventh, two thousand twenty, or until December thirty-first, two thousand twenty-one, whichever is later.

S9110 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S9110 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                   9110
 
                             I N  S E N A T E
 
                             December 2, 2020
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by Sen. BENJAMIN -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
   printed to be committed to the Committee on Rules
 
 AN ACT to amend the business corporation law, the not-for-profit  corpo-
   ration law, and the religious corporations law, in relation to provid-
   ing  for the remote conduct of certain practices and procedures relat-
   ing to board meetings

   THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND  ASSEM-
 BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
 
   Section  1.  Paragraph  (b) of section 708 of the business corporation
 law, as amended by chapter 122 of the laws of 2020, is amended  to  read
 as follows:
   (b) Unless otherwise restricted by the certificate of incorporation or
 the  by-laws,  any action required or permitted to be taken by the board
 or any committee thereof may be taken without a meeting if  all  members
 of  the  board  or the committee consent in writing to the adoption of a
 resolution authorizing  the  action.  The  resolution  and  the  written
 consents thereto by the members of the board or committee shall be filed
 with  the  minutes of the proceedings of the board or committee. For the
 duration of the state disaster emergency declared by executive order two
 hundred two that began on March seventh, two thousand twenty,  OR  UNTIL
 DECEMBER  THIRTY-FIRST,  TWO  THOUSAND  TWENTY-ONE,  WHICHEVER IS LATER,
 notwithstanding any provision  of  law  to  the  contrary,  the  written
 consent  of  a  member may be made electronically, where such consent is
 submitted via electronic mail along with information from which  it  can
 be  reasonably  determined  that the transmission was authorized by such
 member.
   § 2. Paragraph (a) of section 602 of the business corporation law,  as
 amended  by  chapter  122  of  the  laws  of 2020, is amended to read as
 follows:
   (a) Meetings of shareholders may be held  at  such  place,  within  or
 without  this  state, as may be fixed by or under the by-laws, or if not
 so fixed, as determined by the board of directors. For the  duration  of
 the state disaster emergency declared by executive order two hundred two
 that  began  on  March  seventh,  two thousand twenty, OR UNTIL DECEMBER
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets

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