Title 11B: Nonprofit Corporations
Chapter 10: AMENDMENT OF ARTICLES OF INCORPORATION AND BYLAWS
Sub-Chapter 01: Articles Of Incorporation
11B V.S.A. § 10.06. Restated articles of incorporation
§ 10.06. Restated articles of incorporation
(a) A corporation's board of directors may restate its articles of incorporation at any time with or without approval by members or any other person.
(b) The restatement may include one or more amendments to the articles. If the restatement includes an amendment requiring approval by the members or any other person, it must be adopted as provided in section 10.03 of this title.
(c) If the restatement includes an amendment requiring approval by members, the board must submit the restatement to the members for their approval.
(d) If the board seeks to have the restatement approved by the members at a membership meeting, the corporation shall notify each of its members of the proposed membership meeting in writing in accordance with section 7.05 of this title. The notice must also state that the purpose, or one of the purposes, of the meeting is to consider the proposed restatement and contain or be accompanied by a copy or summary of the restatement that identifies any amendments or other change it would make in the articles.
(e) If the board seeks to have the restatement's approval by the members by written ballot or written consent, the material soliciting the approval shall contain or be accompanied by a copy or summary of the restatement that identifies any amendment or other change it would make in the articles.
(f) A restatement requiring approval by the members must be approval by the same vote as an amendment to articles under section 10.03 of this title.
(g) If the restatement includes an amendment requiring approval pursuant to section 10.30 of this title, the board must submit the restatement for such approval.
(h) A corporation restating its articles shall deliver to the secretary of state articles of restatement setting forth the name of the corporation and the text of the restated articles of incorporation together with a certificate setting forth:
(1) whether the restatement contains an amendment to the articles requiring approval by the member or any other person other than the board of directors and, if it does not, that the board of directors adopted the restatement; or
(2) if the restatement contains an amendment to the articles requiring approval by the members, the information required by section 10.05 of this title; and
(3) if the restatement contains an amendment to the articles requiring approval by a person whose approval is required pursuant to section 10.30 of this title, a statement that such approval was obtained.
(i) Duly adopted articles of incorporation supersede the original articles of incorporation and all amendments to them.
(j) The secretary of state may certify restated articles of incorporation as the articles of incorporation currently in effect, without including in the certificate information required by subsection (h) of this section. (Added 1995, No. 179 (Adj. Sess.), § 1, eff. Jan. 1, 1997.)