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Pennsylvania Statutes Title 15 Pa.C.S.A. Corporations and Unincorporated Associations § 7721. Bylaws

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(a) Adoption, amendment and repeal.--The corporation, before commencing business, shall adopt bylaws not inconsistent with law or its articles of incorporation.  The bylaws may be amended in the manner provided by law, the articles of incorporation and the bylaws.  The power to amend or repeal the bylaws of a corporation is in the members only, except to the extent that the articles of incorporation require that both the members and the board of directors approve a change.  The corporation shall notify each member of a proposed change in the bylaws by sending to each member, at least 15 days prior to a vote on the proposed change, a copy of the proposed change along with the time, date, place and manner of voting for the proposed changes.  If a proposed bylaw change is approved, the corporation shall mail each member a copy of the approved change within 30 days of the approval.

(b) Content.--The bylaws may provide for the following matters:

(1) The time, place and manner of calling and conducting meetings of the members and the number of members that constitute a quorum.

(2) The manner of voting and the conditions upon which members may vote at general or special meetings.

(3) Subject to provision in the articles of incorporation and in this chapter, the number, qualifications, eligibility requirements, manner of nomination, duties and terms of office of directors and officers;  the time of their election;  and mode and manner of giving notice of election.

(4) The time, place and manner for calling and holding meetings of the directors and executive committees and the number that constitutes a quorum.

(5) Rules consistent with law and the articles of incorporation for the management of the corporation;  the making of contracts;  the issuance, redemption and transfer of stock;  the relative rights, duties, interests and preferences of members and stockholders;  and the mode, manner and effect of termination of a member.

(6) Any other provisions deemed necessary or proper to carry out the purposes of the corporation.

(7) Penalties for violations of the bylaws.

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