Maine Revised Statutes

§207. Emergency bylaws

1. Emergency defined.  For purposes of this section, an emergency exists if a quorum of the corporation's directors can not readily be assembled because of some catastrophic event.
[ 2001, c. 640, Pt. A, §2 (NEW); 2001, c. 640, Pt. B, §7 (AFF) .]
2. Emergency bylaws authorized.  Unless the articles of incorporation provide otherwise, the board of directors of a corporation may adopt bylaws to be effective only in an emergency. 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; [2001, c. 640, Pt. A, §2 (NEW); 2001, c. 640, Pt. B, §7 (AFF).]
B. Quorum requirements for a meeting of the board of directors; and [2001, c. 640, Pt. A, §2 (NEW); 2001, c. 640, Pt. B, §7 (AFF).]
C. Designation of additional or substitute directors. [2001, c. 640, Pt. A, §2 (NEW); 2001, c. 640, Pt. B, §7 (AFF).]
[ 2001, c. 640, Pt. A, §2 (NEW); 2001, c. 640, Pt. B, §7 (AFF) .]
3. Effect of nonemergency bylaws.  All provisions of the regular bylaws that are consistent with the emergency bylaws remain effective during an emergency. The emergency bylaws are not effective after the emergency ends.
[ 2001, c. 640, Pt. A, §2 (NEW); 2001, c. 640, Pt. B, §7 (AFF) .]
4. Effect of corporate action in accord with emergency bylaws.  Corporate action taken in good faith in accordance with the emergency bylaws:
A. Binds the corporation; and [2001, c. 640, Pt. A, §2 (NEW); 2001, c. 640, Pt. B, §7 (AFF).]
B. May not be used to impose liability on a corporate director, officer, employee or agent. [2001, c. 640, Pt. A, §2 (NEW); 2001, c. 640, Pt. B, §7 (AFF).]
[ 2001, c. 640, Pt. A, §2 (NEW); 2001, c. 640, Pt. B, §7 (AFF) .]
SECTION HISTORY
2001, c. 640, §A2 (NEW). 2001, c. 640, §B7 (AFF).