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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 9. SOCIETIES FOR PREVENTION OF CRUELTY TO ANIMALS [10400 - 10406]
  ( Heading of Part 9 amended by Stats. 2011, Ch. 296, Sec. 42. )

10400.
  

Corporations for the prevention of cruelty to animals may be formed under the Nonprofit Public Benefit Corporation Law (Part 2 (commencing with Section 5110)) by 20 or more persons, who shall be citizens and residents of this state. If the corporation is formed on or after January 1, 2011, its articles of incorporation shall specifically state that the corporation is being formed pursuant to this section.

(Amended by Stats. 2011, Ch. 296, Sec. 43. Effective January 1, 2012.)

10403.
  

Every such corporation may take by gift, purchase, devise, or bequest, any property, real or personal, and hold it or dispose thereof at its pleasure; but no such corporation shall hold real property the annual income of which exceeds fifty thousand dollars ($50,000).

(Enacted by Stats. 1947, Ch. 1038.)

10404.
  

Any such corporation, or humane officer thereof, may proffer a complaint against any person, before any court or magistrate having jurisdiction, for the violation of any law relating to or affecting animals and may aid in the prosecution of the offender before the court or magistrate.

(Amended by Stats. 2011, Ch. 296, Sec. 44. Effective January 1, 2012.)

10405.
  

All magistrates, sheriffs, and officers of police shall, as occasion may require, aid any such corporation, its officers, members, and agents, in the enforcement of all laws relating to or affecting animals.

(Amended by Stats. 2010, Ch. 652, Sec. 5. Effective January 1, 2011.)

10406.
  

This part applies to all corporations for the prevention of cruelty to animals, whether formed prior to or after May 20, 1905, but does not apply to any association, society, or corporation that uses or specifies a name or style the same, or substantially the same, as that of any previously existing society or corporation in this state organized for a like purpose.

(Amended by Stats. 2010, Ch. 652, Sec. 6. Effective January 1, 2011.)

CORPCorporations Code - CORP