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CS/CS/SB 654: Business Organizations

GENERAL BILL by Judiciary ; Commerce and Tourism ; Clemens ; (CO-INTRODUCERS) Richter

Business Organizations; Providing additional exceptions regarding the requirement that limited liability company names be distinguishable from the names of other entities or filings; providing additional exceptions regarding the requirement that corporate names be distinguishable; providing that the amendment of articles of incorporation or the merger, conversion, or share exchange of a social purpose or benefit corporation entitles the shareholders to appraisal rights; establishing requirements for the formation of a social purpose corporation and the formation of a benefit corporation, etc.

Effective Date: 7/1/2014
Last Action: 4/29/2014 Senate - Laid on Table, companion bill(s) passed, see CS/CS/HB 685 (Ch. 2014-209) -SJ 801
Location: Laid on Table
Bill Text: Web Page | PDF
Senate Committee References:
  1. Commerce and Tourism (CM)
  2. Judiciary (JU)
  3. Rules (RC)



Bill History

Date Chamber Action
1/16/2014 Senate • Filed
1/28/2014 Senate • Referred to Commerce and Tourism; Judiciary; Rules -SJ 54
2/10/2014 Senate • On Committee agenda-- Commerce and Tourism, 02/17/14, 4:00 pm, 110 Senate Office Building
2/17/2014 Senate • CS by Commerce and Tourism; YEAS 9 NAYS 0 -SJ 139
2/19/2014 Senate • Pending reference review under Rule 4.7(2) - (Committee Substitute)
• Now in Judiciary -SJ 139
3/4/2014 Senate • Introduced -SJ 54
• CS by Commerce and Tourism read 1st time -SJ 129
3/13/2014 Senate • On Committee agenda-- Judiciary, 03/18/14, 8:00 am, 110 Senate Office Building
3/18/2014 Senate • CS/CS by Judiciary; YEAS 9 NAYS 0 -SJ 305
3/19/2014 Senate • Pending reference review under Rule 4.7(2) - (Committee Substitute)
3/20/2014 Senate • CS/CS by Judiciary read 1st time -SJ 306
3/21/2014 Senate • Now in Rules -SJ 305
• On Committee agenda-- Rules, 03/26/14, 4:00 pm, 110 Senate Office Building
3/26/2014 Senate • Favorable by- Rules; YEAS 12 NAYS 0 -SJ 355
3/27/2014 Senate • Placed on Calendar, on 2nd reading -SJ 355
4/24/2014 Senate • Placed on Special Order Calendar, 04/29/14
4/29/2014 Senate • Read 2nd time -SJ 800
• Substituted CS/CS/HB 685 -SJ 801
• Laid on Table, companion bill(s) passed, see CS/CS/HB 685 (Ch. 2014-209) -SJ 801