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2006 Florida Statutes

Section 607.0207, Florida Statutes 2006

607.0207  Emergency bylaws.--

(1)  Unless the articles of incorporation provide otherwise, the board of directors of a corporation may adopt bylaws to be effective only in an emergency defined in subsection (5). The emergency bylaws, which are subject to amendment or repeal by the shareholders, may make all provisions necessary for managing the corporation during an emergency, including:

(a)  Procedures for calling a meeting of the board of directors;

(b)  Quorum requirements for the meeting; and

(c)  Designation of additional or substitute directors.

(2)  The board of directors, either before or during any such emergency, may provide, and from time to time modify, lines of succession in the event that during such emergency any or all officers or agents of the corporation are for any reason rendered incapable of discharging their duties.

(3)  All provisions of the regular bylaws consistent with the emergency bylaws remain effective during the emergency. The emergency bylaws are not effective after the emergency ends.

(4)  Corporate action taken in good faith in accordance with the emergency bylaws:

(a)  Binds the corporation; and

(b)  May not be used to impose liability on a corporate director, officer, employee, or agent.

(5)  An emergency exists for purposes of this section if a quorum of the corporation's directors cannot readily be assembled because of some catastrophic event.

History.--s. 22, ch. 89-154.