2018 Georgia Code
Title 46 - Public Utilities and Public Transportation
Chapter 3 - Electrical Service
Article 4 - Electric Membership Corporations and Foreign Electric Cooperatives
Part 12 - Dissolution of Electric Membership Corporations
§ 46-3-429. Commencement of actions for involuntary dissolution of electric membership corporations by superior courts

Universal Citation: GA Code § 46-3-429 (2018)
  • (a) If the Secretary of State determines that one of the situations described in subsection (b) of this Code section exists with regard to one or more electric membership corporations, the Secretary of State shall certify to the Attorney General the names of all such electric membership corporations, together with the facts pertinent thereto. Upon receipt of the certification from the Secretary of State, the Attorney General shall mail a notice that such certification has been made, together with a statement of the facts pertinent thereto, to the registered office of the electric membership corporation or, if there is no registered office, to the last known address of the electric membership corporation, or to an officer listed on the most recent annual report filed with the Secretary of State, or, if none is listed, to any officer, director, or incorporator of the electric membership corporation, as shown by the records of the Secretary of State.

  • (b) In addition to any other remedies provided by law, the electric membership corporation may be dissolved involuntarily by a decree of the superior court in an action filed by the Attorney General 30 days or more after the date of mailing of the notice to the electric membership corporation under subsection (a) of this Code section, when it is established that:

    • (1) The electric membership corporation procured its articles of incorporation through fraud;

    • (2) The electric membership corporation has continued, after the written notice by the Attorney General to the electric membership corporation or one of its principal directors or officers, to violate this article in a manner likely to injure the public or the electric membership corporation's members, creditors, or debtors, except that the Attorney General shall not file such action so long as the electric membership corporation is contesting in good faith, in any appropriate judicial or administrative proceeding, the alleged violation or violations of this article upon which the certification to the Attorney General is based;

    • (3) The electric membership corporation has been adjudicated bankrupt;

    • (4) The electric membership corporation has made a general assignment for the benefit of creditors; or

    • (5) By leave of court, when a receiver has been appointed in any action in which the affairs of the electric membership corporation are to be wound up.

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