414D-102 Special meetings. (a) A corporation with members shall hold a special meeting of members:

(1) On call of its board, or the person or persons authorized to do so by the articles or bylaws; or

(2) Unless the articles or bylaws provide otherwise, if the holders of at least five per cent of the voting power of any corporation sign, date, and deliver to any corporate officer one or more written demands for the meeting describing the purpose or purposes for which it is to be held.

(b) The close of business on the thirtieth day before delivery of the demand or demands for a special meeting to any corporate officer shall be the record date for the purpose of determining whether the five per cent requirement of subsection (a) has been met.

(c) If a notice for a special meeting demanded under subsection (a)(2) is not given pursuant to section 414D-105 within thirty days after the date the written demand or demands are delivered to a corporate officer, [regardless of] notwithstanding the requirements of subsection (d), a person signing the demand or demands may set the time and place of the meeting and give notice pursuant to section 414D-105.

(d) Special meetings of members may be held in or out of this State at the place stated in or fixed in accordance with the bylaws. If no place is stated or fixed in accordance with the bylaws, special meetings shall be held at the corporation's principal office.

(e) Only those matters that are within the purpose or purposes described in the meeting notice required by section 414D-105 shall be conducted at a special meeting of members.

(f) If authorized by the board of directors in its sole discretion, members or proxies of members may participate at a special meeting of members by means of the Internet, teleconference, or other electronic transmission technology in a manner that allows members the opportunity to:

(1) Read or hear the proceedings substantially concurrently with the occurrence of the proceedings;

(2) Vote on matters submitted to the members;

(3) Pose questions; and

(4) Make comments.

A member or proxy of a member participating in a meeting by means authorized by this subsection shall be deemed to be present in person at the meeting. The corporation shall implement reasonable measures to verify that each person deemed present and permitted to vote at the meeting by means of the Internet, teleconference, or other electronic transmission technology is a member or proxy of a member. [L 2001, c 105, pt of 1; am L 2002, c 130, 44; am L 2011, c 37, 7]

 

 

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