Pennsylvania Statutes Title 15 Pa.C.S.A. Corporations and Unincorporated Associations § 103. Subordination of title to regulatory laws

(a) Regulatory laws unaffected.--This title is not intended to authorize any corporation or other association to do any act prohibited by any statute regulating the business of the association or by any rule or regulation validly promulgated thereunder by any department, board or commission of this Commonwealth.  Except as otherwise provided by the statutes and prescribed by the rules and regulations promulgated thereunder applicable to the business of the association, the issuance by the Department of State of any certificate evidencing the incorporation of a corporation or the filing of an instrument with respect to or the organization or qualification of an association under this title or any amendment to its articles or certificate or other change in its status or other action under this title shall not be effective to exempt the association from any of the requirements of those statutes or rules and regulations.

(b) Compliance with regulatory laws condition precedent to effectiveness of corporate or other action.--Any document filed in the Department of State or any bylaw adopted or other corporate or other action taken under the authority of this title or other action pursuant thereto in violation of any statutes or rules or regulations regulating the business of the association shall be ineffective as against the Commonwealth, including the departments, boards and commissions thereof, unless and until the violation is cured.

(c) Structural provisions in regulatory statutes controlling.--If and to the extent that a statute regulating the business of a corporation or other association sets forth provisions relating to the government and regulation of the affairs of associations that are inconsistent with the provisions of this title on the same subject, the provisions of the other statute shall control.


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