2022 Code of Alabama
Title 10A - Alabama Business and Nonprofit Entities Code.
Chapter 20 - Special Purpose Entities.
Article 1 - Bishop of Diocese.
Section 10A-20-1.04 - Powers.

Universal Citation: AL Code § 10A-20-1.04 (2022)

Section 10A-20-1.04


A corporation sole under this article shall have the following powers:

(1) To have succession by its corporate name perpetually;

(2) To sue and be sued and defend;

(3) To make and use a corporate seal and alter the same at pleasure;

(4) To receive, take and hold, by sale, gift, lease, devise, or otherwise, real and personal estate of every description for charitable, educational, burial, religious, and church purposes and to manage and dispose of the same by any form of legal conveyance or transfer with full power and authority to borrow money and to convey by mortgage deed;

(5) To acquire, hold, purchase, receive by bequest or devise, and to convey or otherwise dispose of all such real, personal, and mixed property as may be necessary or convenient for the construction, operation, or maintenance of the diocesan enterprises or for the conduct or management of the business or businesses of the diocese of the bishop, or as the purposes of the bishop may require, and all other real, personal, or mixed property which shall have been bona fide conveyed, transferred, pledged, or mortgaged to the corporation by way of security for, or in, satisfaction of debts or purchased at sale under judgment obtained for the debts;

(6) To borrow money, issue notes, bonds, or other negotiable paper or mortgage, pledge, or otherwise transfer or convey its real, personal, and mixed property to secure the payment of money borrowed or any debt contracted;

(7) To appoint and employ officers and agents as the business of the corporation may require;

(8) To wind up and dissolve itself or be wound up and dissolved in the manner provided in this article;

(9) To establish and maintain churches, schools, orphanages, hospitals, and religious or benevolent institutions and to undertake and execute all business enterprises that the work of the diocese shall require;

(10) To undertake, execute, and carry on religious or diocesan charities, works, institutions, business, or enterprises in other states or foreign countries and to acquire, hold, transfer, mortgage, and convey, real, personal, or mixed property in those states and foreign countries; and

(11) To subscribe for, acquire, hold, and dispose of the stock, bonds, or other evidence of indebtedness of any other corporation of this or any other state or foreign countries and, while owner thereof, to exercise the rights, privileges, and powers of ownership, including the right to vote.

(Acts 1911, No. 429, p. 452; Code 1923, §7115; Code 1940, T. 10, §118; §10-4-4; amended and renumbered by Act 2009-513, p. 967, §324.)

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