Certificate Of Amendment Form. This is a Texas form and can be use in General Business Secretary Of State.
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Form 424--General Information (Certificate of Amendment) The attached form is drafted to meet minimal statutory filing requirements pursuant to the relevant code provisions. This form and the information provided are not substitutes for the advice and services of an attorney and tax specialist. Commentary Sections 3.051 to 3.056 of the Texas Business Organizations Code (BOC) govern amendments to the certificate of formation of a Texas filing entity. A filing entity may amend its certificate of formation at any time and in as many respects as may be desired, as long as the certificate as amended contains only such provisions as could have been included in the original certificate of formation. Amendments may be adopted to change the language of an existing provision, to add a new provision, or to delete an existing provision. If extensive amendments are proposed, the entity should consider filing a restated certificate of formation pursuant to section 3.059 of the BOC (Form 414). Procedural Information by Entity Type Please note that a document on file with the secretary of state is a public record that is subject to public access and disclosure. Do not include confidential information, such as social security numbers. If amending information relating to directors or governing persons, use a business or post office box address rather than a residence address if privacy concerns are an issue. For-profit or Professional Corporation Sections 21.052 to 21.055 of the BOC set forth the procedures for amending the certificate of formation for a for-profit corporation or professional corporation. The board of directors adopts a resolution setting forth the proposed amendment and directing that it be submitted to a vote at a meeting of the shareholders. Written or printed notice setting forth the proposed amendment is given to each shareholder of record entitled to vote not later than the 10th day and not earlier than the 60th day before the date of the meeting, either personally, by electronic transmission, or by mail (BOC § 21.353). (Please refer to chapters 6 and 21 of the BOC for further information.) Pursuant to section 21.364 of the BOC, the proposed amendment is adopted on receiving the affirmative vote of two-thirds of the outstanding shares entitled to vote. If any class or series of shares is entitled to vote as a class, the amendment must also receive the affirmative vote of two-thirds of the shares within each class or series that is entitled to vote as a class. Any number of amendments may be submitted to the shareholders and voted on at one meeting. Alternatively, amendments may be adopted by unanimous written consent of the shareholders. If no shares have been issued, the amendment is adopted by a resolution of the board of directors and the provisions for adoption by shareholders do not apply. An officer must sign the certificate of amendment. If no shares have been issued and the amendment was adopted by the board of directors, a majority of the directors may sign the certificate of amendment. Professional Association The provisions of chapters 20 and 21 of the BOC apply to a professional association, unless there is a conflict with a specific provision in title 7. A professional association may amend its certificate of formation by following the procedures set forth in its certificate of formation. If the certificate of Form 424 1 American LegalNet, Inc. www.FormsWorkFlow.com formation does not provide a procedure for amending the certificate, the certificate of formation is amended by a two-thirds vote of its members. An officer must sign the certificate of amendment. Nonprofit Corporation Sections 22.105 to 22.108 of the BOC set forth the procedures for amending the certificate of formation for a nonprofit corporation. If the corporation has members with voting rights, the board of directors adopts a resolution setting forth the proposed amendment and directing that it be submitted to a vote at a meeting of the members, which may be either an annual or special meeting. The proposed amendment is adopted on receiving two-thirds of the votes that members present, in person or by proxy, were entitled to cast (BOC § 22.164). Any number of amendments may be submitted to the members and voted on at one meeting. Alternatively, the amendment may be adopted without a meeting if a written consent, setting forth the action to be taken, is signed by all the members entitled to vote. (Please refer to chapters 6 and 22 of the BOC for further information.) If the corporation has no members or no members with voting rights, the amendment is adopted by a majority vote of the board of directors. An officer of the nonprofit corporation must sign the certificate of amendment. A nonprofit corporation formed for a special purpose under a statute or code other than the BOC may be required to meet other requirements for a certificate of amendment than those imposed by the BOC. This form may not comply with the requirements imposed under the special statute or code governing the special purpose corporation. Please refer to the statute or code governing the special purpose corporation for specific filing requirements for a certificate of amendment. Cooperative Association Section 251.052 of the BOC sets forth the procedure for amending the certificate of formation of a cooperative association. The board of directors may propose an amendment to the certificate of formation by a two-thirds vote of the board members. Notice of the meeting to consider the proposed amendment must be provided to the members no later than the 31st day before the date of the meeting. To be approved, the amendment must be adopted by the affirmative vote of two-thirds of the members voting on the amendment. The cooperative association must file the certificate of amendment with the secretary of state within thirty (30) days after its adoption by the members. An officer of the cooperative association must sign the certificate of amendment. Limited Liability Company or Professional Limited Liability Company Chapter 101 of the BOC governs limited liability companies. Pursuant to section 101.356(d), an amendment to the certificate of formation must be approved by the affirmative vote of all of the company's members. If the company has managers, but has yet to admit its initial member, the amendment would be approved by the affirmative vote of the majority of all the company's managers as permitted by section 101.356(e). If