35-1-1403. Purpose. (1) The purpose of a benefit corporation is to create general public benefit. This purpose is in addition to and may be a limitation on the corporation's purpose under 35-1-114 and any specific public benefit purpose set forth in the corporation's articles of incorporation in accordance with subsection (2).
(2) In addition to the applicable provisions required under 35-1-216, the articles of incorporation of a benefit corporation must contain the following statement: "This corporation is a benefit corporation." The articles of incorporation of a benefit corporation may identify one or more specific public benefits as the purpose or purposes of the benefit corporation. The identification of a specific public benefit under this subsection does not limit the obligation of a benefit corporation to create general public benefit.
(3) The creation of general public benefit and one or more specific public benefits as provided in subsections (1) and (2) is considered to be in the best interests of the benefit corporation.
(4) A benefit corporation may amend its articles of incorporation to add, amend, or delete the identification of a specific public benefit as a purpose of the benefit corporation to create. The amendment is effective only if the amendment is adopted by at least the minimum status vote.
History: En. Sec. 3, Ch. 306, L. 2015.