2012 Arkansas Code
Title 4 - Business and Commercial Law
Subtitle 3 - Corporations And Associations
Chapter 30 - Cooperative Associations
Subchapter 1 - -- General Provisions
§ 4-30-113 - Books and records -- Right of inspection.
(a) Each corporation organized under the provisions of this chapter shall keep correct and complete books and records of account and shall keep minutes of the proceedings of its shareholders and board of directors and shall keep at its registered office or principal place of business in this state a record of its shareholders, giving the names and addresses of all shareholders and the number and class of the shares held by each.
(b) (1) Any person who shall have been a shareholder of record for at least six (6) months immediately preceding his or her demand shall, upon written demand therefor, be furnished a full itemized accounting of all expenditures of the funds of the corporation during the preceding six-month period and shall have the right to examine, in person or by agent or attorney, at any reasonable time, for any proper purpose, its books and records of account, minutes, and record of shareholders and to make extracts therefrom.
(2) Upon refusal by the corporation or by an officer or agent of the corporation to furnish an accounting or to permit an inspection of the corporation's books, records of account, minutes, or record of shareholders as provided in subdivision (b)(1) of this section, the person making demand therefor may file a civil action in the circuit court of the county in which the corporation maintains either its principal place of business or its registered office for the purpose of securing an order of the court directing the corporation, its officers, and agents to comply with the request.
(3) The preceding shall be advanced upon the docket of the court, and the court shall hear the parties summarily, by affidavit or otherwise; and if the applicant establishes that he is qualified and entitled to the accounting or the inspection, the court shall grant an order for the accounting or the inspection, subject to any limitations which the court may prescribe; and the court may grant such other relief as to the court may seem just and proper.
(4) The court may deny or restrict inspection or the request for information if it finds that the shareholder has improperly used information secured through any prior accounting or examination of the books and records of accounts or minutes, or record of shareholders, of the corporation or of any other corporation, or that he or she was not acting in good faith or for a proper purpose in making his or her demand.
(c) Upon the written request of any shareholder of a corporation, the corporation shall mail to the shareholder its most recent financial statements showing in reasonable detail its assets and liabilities and the results of its operations.
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