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(a) Amendment or change of the certificate of incorporation may be authorized by vote of the board, followed by vote of a majority of all outstanding shares entitled to vote thereon at a meeting of shareholders; provided, however, that, whenever the certificate of incorporation requires action by the board of directors, by the holders of any class or series of shares, or by the holders of any other securities having voting power by the vote of a greater number or proportion than is required by any section of this article, the provision of the certificate of incorporation requiring such greater vote shall not be altered, amended, or repealed except by such greater vote; and provided further that an amendment to the certificate of incorporation for the purpose of reducing the requisite vote by the holders of any class or series of shares or by the holders of any other securities having voting power that is otherwise provided for in any section of this chapter that would otherwise require more than a majority of the votes of all outstanding shares entitled to vote thereon shall not be adopted except by the vote of such holders of class or series of shares or by such holders of such other securities having voting power that is at least equal to that which would be required to take the action provided in such other section of this chapter.
(b) Alternatively, any one or more of the following changes may be authorized by or pursuant to authorization of the board:
(1) To specify or change the location of the corporation's office.
(2) To specify or change the post office address to which the secretary of state shall mail a copy of any process against the corporation served upon him.
(3) To make, revoke or change the designation of a registered agent, or to specify or change the address of its registered agent.
(c) This section shall not alter the vote required under any other section for the authorization of an amendment referred to therein, nor alter the authority of the board to authorize amendments under any other section.
(d) Amendment or change of the certificate of incorporation of a corporation which has no shareholders of record, no subscribers for shares whose subscriptions have been accepted and no directors may be authorized by the sole incorporator or a majority of the incorporators.
Cite this article: FindLaw.com - New York Consolidated Laws, Business Corporation Law - BSC § 803. Authorization of amendment or change - last updated January 01, 2021 | https://codes.findlaw.com/ny/business-corporation-law/bsc-sect-803.html
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