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Chapter 355

Effective - 01 Jul 1995, see footnote bottom

  355.626.  Approval of plan of merger. — 1.  Unless this chapter, the articles, bylaws, or the board of directors or members acting pursuant to subsection 3 of this section, require a greater vote or voting by class, a plan of merger to be adopted must be approved:

  (1)  By the board;

  (2)  By the members, if any, by two-thirds of the votes cast or a majority of the voting power, whichever is less; and

  (3)  In writing by any person or persons whose approval is required by a provision of the articles authorized by section 355.606 for an amendment to the articles or bylaws.

  2.  If the corporation does not have members, the merger must be approved by a majority of the directors in office at the time the merger is approved.  In addition the corporation shall provide notice of any directors' meeting at which such approval is to be obtained in accordance with subsection 3 of section 355.386.  The notice must also state that the purpose, or one of the purposes, of the meeting is to consider the proposed merger.

  3.  The board may condition its submission of the proposed merger, and the members may condition their approval of the merger, on receipt of a higher percentage of affirmative votes or on any other basis.

  4.  If the board seeks to have the plan approved by the members at a membership meeting, the corporation shall give notice to its members of the proposed membership meeting in accordance with section 355.251.  The notice must also state that the purpose, or one of the purposes, of the meeting is to consider the plan of merger and contain or be accompanied by a copy or summary of the plan.  The copy or summary of the plan for members of the surviving corporation shall include any provision that, if contained in a proposed amendment to the articles of incorporation or bylaws, would entitle members to vote on the provision.  The copy or summary of the plan for members of the disappearing corporation shall include a copy or summary of the articles and bylaws which will be in effect immediately after the merger takes effect.

  5.  If the board seeks to have the plan approved by the members by written consent or written ballot, the material soliciting the approval shall contain or be accompanied by a copy or summary of the plan.  The copy or summary of the plan for members of the surviving corporation shall include any provision that, if contained in a proposed amendment to the articles of incorporation or bylaws, would entitle members to vote on the provision.  The copy or summary of the plan for members of the disappearing corporation shall include a copy or summary of the articles and bylaws which will be in effect immediately after the merger takes effect.

  6.  Voting by a class of members is required on a plan of merger if the plan contains a provision that, if contained in a proposed amendment to articles of incorporation or bylaws, would entitle the class of members to vote as a class on the proposed amendment under section 355.566 or 355.601.  The plan is approved by a class of members by two-thirds of the votes cast by the class or a majority of the voting power of the class, whichever is less.

  7.  After a merger is adopted, and at any time before articles of merger are filed, the planned merger may be abandoned, subject to any contractual rights, without further action by members or other persons who approved the plan in accordance with the procedure set forth in the plan of merger or, if none is set forth, in the manner determined by the board of directors.

  8.  A nonprofit corporation having residents who have paid into the corporation for services or other charges in excess of fifty percent of the corporation's operating expenses may not change or alter the purpose or organization of the corporation unless notice of the proposed change is published at least thirty days in advance of the change or alteration in a newspaper of general circulation in the county where the residential facility is located and a copy of the notice is conspicuously posted at the residential facility no later than thirty days prior to said change or alteration.

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(L. 1994 H.B. 1095)

Effective 7-01-95


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