Montana Code Annotated 2021



Part 8. Directors and Officers

Committees Of Board

35-14-825. Committees of board. (1) Unless this chapter, the articles of incorporation, or the bylaws provide otherwise, a board of directors may establish one or more board committees composed exclusively of one or more directors to perform functions of the board of directors.

(2) The establishment of a board committee and appointment of members to it must be approved by the greater of:

(a) a majority of all the directors in office when the action is taken; or

(b) the number of directors required by the articles of incorporation or bylaws to take action under 35-14-824 unless, in either case, this chapter or the articles of incorporation provide otherwise.

(3) Sections 35-14-820 through 35-14-824 apply to board committees and their members.

(4) A board committee may exercise the powers of the board of directors under 35-14-801 to the extent specified by the board of directors or in the articles of incorporation or bylaws, except that a board committee may not:

(a) authorize or approve distributions except according to a formula or method, or within limits, prescribed by the board of directors;

(b) approve or propose to shareholders action that this chapter requires to be approved by shareholders;

(c) fill vacancies on the board of directors or, subject to subsection (5), on any board committees;

(d) adopt, amend, or repeal bylaws;

(e) approve a plan of merger, including plans not requiring shareholder approval;

(f) authorize or approve reacquisition of shares except according to a formula or method prescribed by the board of directors; or

(g) authorize or approve the issuance of or sale or contract for sale of shares or determine the designation and relative rights, preferences, and limitations of a class or series of shares. However, the board of directors may authorize a committee or a senior executive officer of the corporation to do so within limits specifically prescribed by the board of directors.

(5) The board of directors may appoint one or more directors as alternate members of any board committee to replace any absent or disqualified member during the member's absence or disqualification. If the articles of incorporation, the bylaws, or the resolution creating the board committee so provide, the member or members present at any board committee meeting and not disqualified from voting may, by unanimous action, appoint another director to act in place of an absent or disqualified member during that member's absence or disqualification.

History: En. Sec. 109, Ch. 271, L. 2019.