Montana Code Annotated 2019

TITLE 35. CORPORATIONS, PARTNERSHIPS, AND ASSOCIATIONS

CHAPTER 14. MONTANA BUSINESS CORPORATION ACT

Part 2. Incorporation

Bylaws

35-14-206. Bylaws. (1) The incorporators or board of directors of a corporation shall adopt initial bylaws for the corporation.

(2) The bylaws of a corporation may contain any provision that is not inconsistent with law or the articles of incorporation.

(3) The bylaws may contain one or both of the following provisions:

(a) a requirement that if the corporation solicits proxies or consents with respect to an election of directors, the corporation include in its proxy statement and any form of its proxy or consent, to the extent and subject to the procedures or conditions provided in the bylaws, one or more individuals nominated by a shareholder in addition to individuals nominated by the board of directors; and

(b) a requirement that the corporation reimburse the expenses incurred by a shareholder in soliciting proxies or consents in connection with an election of directors, to the extent and subject to procedures and conditions provided in the bylaws, provided that no bylaw so adopted applies to elections for which any record date precedes its adoption.

(4) Notwithstanding 35-14-1020(2)(b), the shareholders in amending, repealing, or adopting a bylaw described in subsection (3) may not limit the authority of the board of directors to amend or repeal any condition or procedure set forth in or to add any procedure or condition to the bylaw to provide for a reasonable, practical, and orderly process.

History: En. Sec. 32, Ch. 271, L. 2019.