Code Section

Corporations Code - CORP

TITLE 1. CORPORATIONS [100 - 14631]

  ( Title 1 enacted by Stats. 1947, Ch. 1038. )
  

DIVISION 2. NONPROFIT CORPORATION LAW [5000 - 10841]

  ( Heading of Division 2 amended by Stats. 1978, Ch. 567. )
  

PART 2. NONPROFIT PUBLIC BENEFIT CORPORATIONS [5110 - 6910]

  ( Part 2 added by Stats. 1978, Ch. 567. )
  

CHAPTER 1. Organization and Bylaws [5110 - 5160]

  ( Chapter 1 added by Stats. 1978, Ch. 567. )
  

ARTICLE 2. Formation [5120 - 5122]
  ( Article 2 added by Stats. 1978, Ch. 567. )

  
5120.  

(a) One or more persons may form a corporation under this part by executing and filing articles of incorporation.

(b) If initial directors are named in the articles, each director named in the articles shall sign and acknowledge the articles; if initial directors are not named in the articles, the articles shall be signed by one or more persons who thereupon are the incorporators of the corporation.

(c) The corporate existence begins upon the filing of the articles and continues perpetually, unless otherwise expressly provided by law or in the articles.

(d) At the time of filing pursuant to this section, a corporation shall furnish an additional copy of its articles to the Secretary of State who shall forward that copy to the Attorney General.

(e) If the corporation was created by the elected legislative body in order to exercise authority that may lawfully be delegated by the elected governing body to a private corporation or other entity, the corporation shall furnish an additional copy of its articles to the Secretary of State, who shall forward the additional copy to the Controller.

(Amended by Stats. 2007, Ch. 343, Sec. 2. Effective January 1, 2008.)