2013 New Jersey Revised Statutes
Title 14A - CORPORATIONS, GENERAL
Section 14A:18-5 - Purpose of benefit corporation.
14A:18-5 Purpose of benefit corporation.
5. a. Every benefit corporation shall have the purpose of creating a general public benefit. This purpose is in addition to, and may be a limitation on, its purpose under its certificate of incorporation and any specific purpose set forth in its certificate of incorporation.
b.The certificate of incorporation of a benefit corporation may identify one or more specific public benefits that is the purpose of the benefit corporation to create in addition to its purposes under its certificate of incorporation and subsection a. of this section. The identification of a specific public benefit under this subsection does not limit the obligation of a benefit corporation to create general public benefit.
c.The creation of general and specific public benefits, as provided in subsections a. and b. of this section, shall be in the best interests of the benefit corporation.
d.A benefit corporation may amend its certificate of incorporation to add, amend or delete a specific public benefit that is the purpose of the benefit corporation to create. The amendment shall not be effective unless it is adopted by at least the minimum status vote.
L.2011, c.30, s.5.
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