Montana Code Annotated 2013

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     35-2-126. Designation of status of nonprofit corporations. (1) A domestic corporation must be designated as either a public benefit, mutual benefit, or religious corporation. The specific designation of a corporation is as follows:
     (a) A corporation designated by its articles of incorporation as a public benefit corporation, a mutual benefit corporation, or a religious corporation is the type of corporation designated by its articles of incorporation.
     (b) A corporation that is not designated by its articles of incorporation as a public benefit corporation, a mutual benefit corporation, or religious corporation is the type of corporation designated in the annual report filed in 1995.
     (2) A foreign corporation must be designated as either a foreign public benefit, foreign mutual benefit, or foreign religious corporation. The specific designation of a corporation is as follows:
     (a) A foreign corporation designated by its articles of incorporation as a public benefit corporation, mutual benefit corporation, or religious corporation is the type of foreign corporation designated by its articles of incorporation.
     (b) A foreign corporation not designated as provided in subsection (2)(a), but designated in its application for a certificate of authority, or any amendments of the application, as a public benefit corporation, mutual benefit corporation, or religious corporation is the type of foreign corporation it designated in its application for a certificate of authority.
     (c) A foreign corporation not designated as provided in subsection (2)(a) or (2)(b) is the type of corporation it designated in the annual report filed in 1995.

     History: En. Sec. 16, Ch. 411, L. 1991.

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