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CS/SB 838: Business Organizations

GENERAL BILL by Commerce and Tourism ; Simmons

Business Organizations; Specifying that certain documents accepted by the Department of State for filing are effective on the date the documents are accepted by the department; revising the required contents of a meeting notice relating to the removal of a director by shareholders; authorizing a domestic corporation to acquire one or more classes or series of shares under certain circumstances; authorizing the department to direct certain interrogatories to certain corporations and to officers or directors of certain corporations, etc.

Effective Date: Upon becoming a law
Last Action: 6/3/2020 - Signed by Officers and presented to Governor
Bill Text: Web Page | PDF
Senate Committee References:
  1. Commerce and Tourism (CM)
  2. Judiciary (JU)
  3. Rules (RC)



Bill History

Date Chamber Action
11/7/2019 Senate • Filed
11/21/2019 Senate • Referred to Commerce and Tourism; Judiciary; Rules -SJ 63
1/9/2020 Senate • On Committee agenda-- Commerce and Tourism, 01/14/20, 2:30 pm, 110 Senate Building
1/14/2020 Senate • Introduced -SJ 63
• CS by Commerce and Tourism; YEAS 5 NAYS 0 -SJ 155
1/15/2020 Senate • Pending reference review under Rule 4.7(2) - (Committee Substitute)
1/16/2020 Senate • Now in Judiciary
1/22/2020 Senate • CS by Commerce and Tourism read 1st time -SJ 187
1/23/2020 Senate • On Committee agenda-- Judiciary, 01/28/20, 4:00 pm, 110 Senate Building
1/28/2020 Senate • Favorable by Judiciary; YEAS 6 NAYS 0 -SJ 214
1/29/2020 Senate • Now in Rules
1/31/2020 Senate • On Committee agenda-- Rules, 02/05/20, 9:30 am, 110 Senate Building
2/5/2020 Senate • Favorable by- Rules; YEAS 16 NAYS 0 -SJ 239
• Placed on Calendar, on 2nd reading
2/17/2020 Senate • Placed on Special Order Calendar, 02/19/20 -SJ 324
2/19/2020 Senate • Read 2nd time -SJ 320
• Placed on 3rd reading
2/26/2020 Senate • Read 3rd time -SJ 336
• CS passed; YEAS 40 NAYS 0 -SJ 337
3/3/2020 House • In Messages
3/6/2020 House • Referred to Calendar -HJ 811
• Placed on Special Order Calendar, 03/09/20
• Received -HJ 811
3/9/2020 House • Read 2nd time -HJ 992
• Amendment(s) adopted (145281, 556959) -HJ 992
• Placed on 3rd reading
3/10/2020 House • Read 3rd time -HJ 1028
• CS passed as amended; YEAS 114 NAYS 0 -HJ 1028
3/10/2020 Senate • In returning messages
3/12/2020 Senate • Refused to concur in 2 amendment(s) (145281, 556959) -SJ 833
• Requested House to recede -SJ 833
3/12/2020 House • In returning messages
3/13/2020 House • Receded from 2 amendment(s) (145281, 556959) -HJ 1201
• CS passed; YEAS 109 NAYS 0 -HJ 1202
3/13/2020 Senate • Ordered enrolled -SJ 918
6/3/2020 • Signed by Officers and presented to Governor