2015 Wyoming Code
SECTION 17-19-825. - Committees of the board; other informal committees.

WY Stat § 17-19-825. (2015) What's This?

17-19-825. Committees of the board; other informal committees.

(a) Unless prohibited or limited by the articles or bylaws, a board of directors may create one (1) or more committees of the board and shall only appoint members of the board to serve on them. Each committee shall have two (2) or more directors, who serve at the pleasure of the board.

(b) The creation of a committee and appointment of members to it shall be approved by the greater of:

(i) A majority of all the directors in office when the action is taken; or

(ii) The number of directors required by the articles or bylaws to take action under W.S. 17-19-824.

(c) W.S. 17-19-820 through 17-19-824, which govern meetings, action without meetings, notice and waiver of notice, and quorum and voting requirements of the board, apply to committees of the board and their members as well.

(d) To the extent specified by the board of directors or in the articles or bylaws, each committee of the board may exercise the board's authority under W.S. 17-19-801.

(e) A committee of the board shall not, however:

(i) Authorize distributions;

(ii) Approve or recommend to members dissolution, merger, consolidation or the sale, pledge or transfer of all or substantially all of the corporation's assets;

(iii) Elect, appoint or remove directors or fill vacancies on the board or on any of its committees; or

(iv) Adopt, amend or repeal the articles or bylaws.

(f) The creation of, delegation of authority to, or action by a committee does not alone constitute compliance by a director with the standards of conduct described in W.S. 17-19-830.

(g) Nothing in this section prohibits a board from appointing informal or advisory committees comprised of persons who may or may not be members of the board to undertake tasks assigned to them by the board.

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