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Corporations Code - CORP

TITLE 1. CORPORATIONS [100 - 14631]

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


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


  ( Part 4 added by Stats. 1978, Ch. 567. )

CHAPTER 6. Miscellaneous Provisions [9610 - 9690]

  ( Chapter 6 added by Stats. 1978, Ch. 567. )

ARTICLE 2. Amendment of Articles [9620 - 9621]
  ( Article 2 added by Stats. 1978, Ch. 567. )


(a) The provisions of Chapter 8 (commencing with Section 5810) of Part 2 apply to religious corporations except for Section 5813.5, the second sentence of Section 5817, and Section 5818.

(b) A corporation formed for a limited period may at any time subsequent to the expiration of the term of its corporate existence, extend the term of its existence by an amendment to its articles removing any provision limiting the term of its existence and providing for perpetual existence. If the filing of the certificate of amendment providing for perpetual existence would be prohibited if it were original articles by the provisions of Section 9122 the Secretary of State shall not file such certificate unless, by the same or a concurrently filed certificate of amendment, the articles of such corporation are amended to adopt a new available name. For the purpose of the adoption of any such amendment, persons who have been functioning as directors of such corporation shall be considered to have been validly elected even though their election may have occurred after the expiration of the original term of the corporate existence.

(Amended by Stats. 1981, Ch. 587, Sec. 56.)


(a) A religious corporation may amend its articles to change its status to that of (1), a public benefit corporation, by complying with this section and the other sections of Chapter 8 (commencing with Section 5810) of Part 2 (made applicable pursuant to Section 9620) or (2), a mutual benefit corporation, business corporation, a social purpose corporation, or cooperative corporation by complying with Chapter 8 (commencing with Section 5810) of Part 2.

(b) Amended articles authorized by this section shall include the provisions which would have been required (other than the initial street address and initial mailing address of the corporation and the name of the initial agent for service of process if a statement has been filed pursuant to Section 6210, made applicable pursuant to Section 9660) and may in addition only include those provisions which would have been permitted, in original articles filed by the type of corporation (public benefit, mutual benefit, business, social purpose, or cooperative) into which the religious corporation is changing its status.

(Amended by Stats. 2014, Ch. 694, Sec. 70. (SB 1301) Effective January 1, 2015.)

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