2013 South Carolina Code of Laws
Title 33 - Corporations, Partnerships and Associations
CHAPTER 31 - SOUTH CAROLINA NONPROFIT CORPORATION ACT
SECTION 33-31-1031. Amendment terminating members or redeeming or canceling memberships.
(a) An amendment to the articles or bylaws of a public benefit or mutual benefit corporation that would terminate all members or a class of members or redeem or cancel all memberships or a class of memberships must meet the requirements of this chapter.
(b) Before adopting a resolution proposing the amendment, the board of a mutual benefit corporation shall give notice of the general nature of the amendment to the members.
(c) After adopting a resolution proposing such an amendment, the notice to members proposing the amendment shall include one statement of up to five hundred words opposing the proposed amendment if the statement is submitted by any five members or members having three percent or more of the voting power, whichever is less, not later than twenty days after the board has voted to submit the amendment to the members for their approval. In public benefit corporations, the production and mailing costs must be paid by the requesting members. In mutual benefit corporations, the production and mailing costs must be paid by the corporation.
(d) Any such amendment must be approved by the members by two-thirds of the votes cast by each class.
(e) The provisions of Section 33-31-621 do not apply to any amendment meeting the requirements of this chapter.
HISTORY: 1994 Act No. 384, Section 1.
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