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AB-1934 Nonprofit corporations: corporation sole.(2013-2014)



As Amends the Law Today


SECTION 1.

 Section 10003 of the Corporations Code is amended to read:

10003.
 The articles of incorporation shall state:
(a) The name of the corporation.
(b) That the officer forming the corporation is duly authorized by the canons,  rules, regulations, or discipline of the religious denomination, society, or church to take such action.
(c) The county in this State  where the principal office for the transaction of the business of the corporation is located.
(d) The manner in which any vacancy occurring in the office of the bishop, chief priest, presiding elder, or other presiding officer is required to be filled by the canons,  rules, regulations, or constitution of the denomination, society, or church.

SEC. 2.

 Section 10005 of the Corporations Code is amended to read:

10005.
 (a)  The articles of incorporation  shall be signed and verified by the bishop, chief priest, presiding elder, or other presiding officer forming the corporation and shall be submitted to the Secretary of State for filing in his or her  office. If they conform to law he  law, the Secretary of State  shall file them and endorse the date of filing thereon. Upon the filing of the articles of incorporation  with the Secretary of State State,  the corporation sole is formed.
(b) If the Secretary of State determines that articles of incorporation submitted for filing pursuant to this section do not conform to law and returns it to the person submitting it, the articles of incorporation may be resubmitted accompanied by a written opinion of the member of the State Bar of California submitting the articles, or representing the person submitting it, to the effect that the specific provision of the articles of incorporation objected to by the Secretary of State does conform to law and stating the points and authorities upon which the written opinion is based. The Secretary of State shall rely, with respect to any disputed point of law, upon that written opinion in determining whether the articles conform to law. The date of filing in that case shall be the date the Secretary of State receives the articles of incorporation on resubmission.

SEC. 3.

 Section 10010 of the Corporations Code is amended to read:

10010.
 The chief officer of a corporation sole may at any time amend the articles of incorporation of the corporation sole  changing its name, the term of its existence, its territorial jurisdiction, or the manner of filling any vacancy in the office thereof, and may by amended articles of incorporation make provision for any act or thing for which provision is authorized in original articles of incorporation of corporations corporation  sole.
The chief officer of the corporation sole  shall sign and verify a statement setting forth the provisions of the amendment and stating that it has been duly authorized by the religious organization governed by the corporation. corporation sole, the hierarchical religious organization or entity responsible for forming the corporation sole, or by the hierarchical religious organization or entity responsible for overseeing the corporation sole according to the rules, canons, regulations, or discipline of the religious denomination, society, or church as to which the corporation sole is affiliated. 
The amendment shall be submitted to the Secretary of State for filing in his office.  filing.  If it conforms to law he  law, the Secretary of State  shall file it and endorse the date of filing thereon. Thereupon the articles are amended in the manner set forth in the statement.

SEC. 4.

 Section 10013 of the Corporations Code is amended to read:

10013.
 The declaration of dissolution shall set forth all of the following:
(a) The name of the corporation. corporation sole. 
(b) The reason for its dissolution or winding up.
(c) That dissolution of the corporation sole  has been duly authorized by the religious organization governed by the corporation sole. sole, by the hierarchical religious organization or entity responsible for forming the corporation sole, or by the hierarchical religious organization or entity responsible for overseeing the corporation sole according to the rules, canons, regulations, or discipline of the religious denomination, society, or church as to which the corporation sole is affiliated. 
(d) The names and addresses of the persons who are to supervise the winding up of the affairs of the corporation. corporation sole. 

SEC. 5.

 Section 10014 of the Corporations Code is amended to read:

10014.
 The declaration of dissolution  shall be submitted to the Secretary of State for filing in his office.  filing.  If it conforms to law he  law, the Secretary of State  shall file it and endorse the date of filing thereon. Thereupon Thereupon,  the corporation sole  shall cease to carry on business, except for the purpose of adjusting and winding up its affairs.

SEC. 6.

 Section 10015 of the Corporations Code is amended to read:

10015.
 After the debts and obligations of the corporation sole, including any civil judgments against the corporation sole,  are paid or adequately provided for, any assets remaining shall be transferred to the religious organization governed by the corporation sole, or to trustees in its behalf, or  the trustees on behalf of the corporation sole, the hierarchical religious organization or entity responsible for forming the corporation sole, or the hierarchical religious organization or entity responsible for overseeing the corporation sole according to the rules, canons, regulations, or discipline of the religious denomination, society, or church to which the corporation sole is affiliated, or otherwise  disposed of as may be decreed by the superior court of the county in which the dissolved corporation sole  had its principal office upon petition therefor by the Attorney General or any person connected with the organization.