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  355.071.  Notice — form — requirements. — 1.  For purposes of this chapter, notice may be oral or written.

  2.  Notice may be communicated in person, by telephone, telegraph, teletype, or other form of wire or wireless communication, or by mail or private carrier; if these forms of personal notice are impracticable, notice may be communicated by a newspaper of general circulation in the area where published, or by radio, television, or other form of public broadcast communication.

  3.  Oral notice is effective when communicated if communicated in a comprehensible manner.

  4.  Written notice, if in a comprehensible form, is effective at the earliest of the following:

  (1)  When received;

  (2)  Five days after its deposit in the United States mail, as evidenced by the postmark, if mailed correctly addressed and with first class postage affixed;

  (3)  On the date shown on the return receipt, if sent by registered or certified mail, return receipt requested, and the receipt is signed by or on behalf of the addressee;

  (4)  Thirty days after its deposit in the United States mail, as evidenced by the postmark, if mailed correctly addressed and with other than first class, registered or certified postage affixed.

  5.  Written notice is correctly addressed to a member of a domestic or foreign corporation if addressed to the member's address shown in the corporation's current list of members.

  6.  A written notice or report delivered as part of a newsletter, magazine or other publication regularly sent to members shall constitute a written notice or report if addressed or delivered to the member's address shown in the corporation's current list of members, or in the case of members who are residents of the same household and who have the same address in the corporation's current list of members, if addressed or delivered to one of such members, at the address appearing on the current list of members.

  7.  Written notice is correctly addressed to a domestic or foreign corporation, authorized to transact business in this state, other than in its capacity as a member, if addressed to its registered agent or to its secretary at its principal office shown in its most recent corporate registration report or, in the case of a foreign corporation that has not yet delivered a corporate registration report, in its application for a certificate of authority.

  8.  If subsection 2 of section 355.251 or any other provision of this chapter prescribes notice requirements for particular circumstances, those requirements govern.  If the articles or bylaws prescribe notice requirements, not inconsistent with this section or other provisions of this chapter, those requirements govern.  Failure to comply with the terms of this section shall not invalidate the terms of the notice delivered.

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(L. 1994 H.B. 1095, A.L. 1997 H.B. 655 merged with S.B. 170, A.L. 2009 H.B. 481)


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