2020 Georgia Code
Title 46 - Public Utilities and Public Transportation
Chapter 8 - Railroad Companies
Article 3 - Incorporation and Consolidation of Railroad Companies and Requirements as to Directors and Officers
Part 2 - Consolidation, Merger, Surrender of Franchise, and Dissolution of Companies
§ 46-8-76. Investigation by Commission of Proposed Dissolution; Issuance of Certificate Approving or Disapproving Application for Dissolution; Transfer of Certificate; Filing of Duplicate Certificate; Effect of Disapproval
- Upon receipt of the copy of the petition for dissolution, the commission shall immediately investigate or cause an investigation to be made, and shall satisfy itself that:
- The surrender of the franchise and charter and the dissolution of the corporation may be allowed without injustice to any stockholder or to any person or corporation having any claim or demand of any character against the corporation seeking dissolution;
- That creditors are paid or properly provided for;
- That the surrender of the charter and franchises has been authorized by proper corporate action; and
- That all requirements of law have been complied with.
- Within 30 days after the copy of the petition for dissolution has been filed with the commission, the commission shall issue under its hand and official seal a certificate either approving or disapproving the application, depending upon the results of the investigation, and shall transmit a copy of the certificate to the Secretary of State, who shall enter the same of record in his office. The commission shall also keep on file a duplicate of the certificate in its own office.
- If the commission does not approve the application, no order shall be granted by the Secretary of State dissolving the corporation or authorizing the surrender of its charter.
(Ga. L. 1953, Nov.-Dec. Sess., p. 213, § 6.)
- 19 C.J.S., Corporations, §§ 815, 817.
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