2018 Indiana Code
TITLE 15. Agriculture and Animals
ARTICLE 14. AGRICULTURAL FAIRS, ASSOCIATIONS, AND SOCIETIES
CHAPTER 2. State Horticultural Associations
15-14-2-1. Horticulture associations; methods of incorporation; body corporate and politic; property
Sec. 1. (a) A state, district, or county society of persons associated for horticultural purposes may incorporate in the following manner:
(1) A state horticultural society may incorporate by depositing a certified copy of the society's articles of association, with its name and a description and an impress of the seal adopted by the society, in the office of the secretary of state.
(2) A district or county horticultural association may incorporate by depositing, under the seal of the state horticultural association, a statement showing that the district or county association:
(A) was organized for horticultural purposes and is entitled to representation; and
(B) has consented to elect at least one (1) delegate to represent the association;
in the state horticultural association at its annual and official meetings, in the office of the recorder of the county where the district or county horticultural association is organized, along with the name by which the association will be known and a description of the seal adopted. The recorder shall record the statement in the miscellaneous record. A fee of fifty cents ($0.50) may be charged and collected to record the statement.
(b) A state, district, or county horticultural association:
(1) is a body corporate and politic, with perpetual succession; and
(A) sue and be sued;
(B) enter into contracts;
(C) plead and be impleaded;
(D) take, hold, and convey real and personal property; and
(E) make bylaws and rules for the governance of the association and the management of its affairs and property consistent with Indiana law.
(c) A state, district, or county horticultural association may:
(2) improve; or
(3) sell, not exceeding, at any one (1) time, one hundred (100) acres of land;
for the use and purposes of the association, and may erect buildings on the land necessary for the use of the association and the improvement of the land.
[Pre-2008 Recodification Citation: 15-1-11-1.]
As added by P.L.2-2008, SEC.5.