2018 Mississippi Code
Title 79 - Corporations, Associations, and Partnerships
Chapter 11 - Nonprofit, Nonshare Corporations and Religious Societies
Mississippi Nonprofit Corporation Act
§ 79-11-147. Emergency bylaws; emergency defined.

Universal Citation: MS Code § 79-11-147 (2018)
  • (1) Unless the articles provide otherwise, the directors of a corporation may adopt bylaws to be effective only in an emergency defined in subsection (4) of this section. 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:

    • (a) How to call a meeting of the board;

    • (b) Quorum requirements for the meeting; and

    • (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:

    • (a) Binds the corporation; and

    • (b) May 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.

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