2018 Missouri Revised Statutes
Title XXIII - Corporations, Associations and Partnerships
Chapter 348 - Authorities and Corporations for Economic and Technological Development — Small Businesses
Section 348.256 Articles of incorporation, bylaws, content — members, qualifications.
Effective 28 Aug 1995
Title XXIII CORPORATIONS, ASSOCIATIONS AND PARTNERSHIPSChapter 348
*348.256. Articles of incorporation, bylaws, content — members, qualifications. — The articles of incorporation and bylaws of the Missouri technology corporation shall provide that:
(1) The purposes of the corporation are to contribute to the strengthening of the economy of the state through the development of science and technology, to promote the modernization of Missouri businesses by supporting the transfer of science, technology and quality improvement methods to the workplace, and to enhance the productivity and modernization of Missouri businesses by providing leadership in the establishment of methods of technology application, technology commercialization and technology development;
(2) The board of directors of the corporation is composed of fifteen persons. The governor shall annually appoint one of its members, who must be from the private sector, as chairman. The board shall consist of the following members:
(a) The director of the department of economic development, or the director's designee;
(b) The president of the University of Missouri system, or the president's designee;
(c) A member of the state senate, appointed by the president pro tem of the senate;
(d) A member of the house of representatives, appointed by the speaker the house;
(e) Eleven members appointed by the governor, two of which shall be from the public sector and nine members from the private sector who shall include, but shall not be limited to, individuals who represent technology-based businesses and industrial interests;
(f) Each of the directors of the corporation who is appointed by the governor shall serve for a term of four years and until a successor is duly appointed; except that, of the directors serving on the corporation as of August 28, 1995, three directors shall be designated by the governor to serve a term of four years, three directors shall be designated to serve a term of three years, three directors shall be designated to serve a term of two years, and two directors shall be designated to serve a term of one year. Each director shall continue to serve until a successor is duly appointed by the governor;
(3) The corporation may receive money from any source, may borrow money, may enter into contracts, and may expend money for any activities appropriate to its purpose;
(4) The corporation may appoint staff and do all other things necessary or incidental to carrying out the functions listed in section 348.261;
(5) Any changes in the articles of incorporation or bylaws must be approved by the governor;
(6) The corporation shall submit an annual report to the governor and to the Missouri general assembly. The report shall be due on the first day of November for each year and shall include detailed information on the structure, operation and financial status of the corporation. The corporation shall conduct an annual public hearing to receive comments from interested parties regarding the report, and notice of the hearing shall be given at least fourteen days prior to the hearing; and
(7) The corporation is subject to an annual audit by the state auditor and that the corporation shall bear the full cost of the audit.
(L. 1993 H.B. 566, A.L. 1994 H.B. 1248 & 1048, A.L. 1995 H.B. 414)
*Revisor's note: This section is reprinted in accordance with section 3.066. S.B. 7, First Extraordinary Session of the 96th General Assembly, 2011, amended this section. S.B. 7 was declared unconstitutional as a violation of the single subject requirement of Article III, Section 23, of the Missouri Constitution (see annotation above), rendering the repeal and reenactment of this section ineffective.