2018 Iowa Code
Section 504.207 - Emergency bylaws and powers.

Universal Citation: IA Code § 504.207 (2018)


Emergency bylaws and powers.

1. Unless the articles provide otherwise, the directors of a corporation may adopt, amend, or repeal bylaws to be effective only in an emergency as described in subsection 4. The emergency bylaws, which are subject to amendment or repeal by the members, may provide special procedures necessary for managing the corporation during the emergency, including all of the following:

a. How to call a meeting of the board.

b. Quorum requirements for the meeting.

c. Designation of additional or substitute directors.

2. All provisions of the regular bylaws consistent with the emergency bylaws remain effective during the emergency. The emergency bylaws are not effective after the emergency ends.

3. Corporate action taken in good faith in accordance with the emergency bylaws does both of the following:

a. Binds the corporation.

b. Shall not be used to impose liability on a corporate director, officer, employee, or agent.

4. An emergency exists for purposes of this section if a quorum of the corporation’s directors cannot readily be assembled because of some catastrophic event.

2004 Acts, ch 1049, §23, 192

See also §504.303

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