24.03A.390  <<  24.03A.395 >>   24.03A.400

Special meetings. (Effective January 1, 2022.)

(1) A membership corporation shall hold a special meeting of members:
(a) At the call of its board of directors, the president, or the persons authorized to do so by the articles or bylaws; or
(b) Upon the execution and delivery to the corporation of one or more demands for a special meeting, in the form of a record, describing the purpose for which the meeting is to be held, by either:
(i) The number or proportion of members entitled under the articles or bylaws to call a meeting on the subject matter proposed to be considered at the proposed special meeting, which shall not represent more than twenty-five percent of all the votes entitled to be cast on that subject matter; or
(ii) In the absence of a provision fixing the number or proportion of members entitled to call a meeting, the number or proportion of members representing five percent of all the votes entitled to be cast on the subject matter proposed to be considered at the proposed special meeting.
(2) Unless otherwise provided in the articles or bylaws, a demand for a special meeting may be revoked by notice to that effect received by the membership corporation from the members calling the meeting before the receipt by the corporation of demands sufficient in number to require the holding of a special meeting.
(3) If not otherwise fixed under RCW 24.03A.400 or 24.03A.420, the record date for determining members entitled to demand a special meeting is the date the first member executes a demand.
(4) Only business within the purpose or purposes described in the meeting notice required by RCW 24.03A.410(3) may be conducted at a special meeting of the members.
(5) Except as provided in subsection (6) of this section, special meetings of the members may be held in or out of this state at the place stated in or fixed in accordance with the articles or bylaws. If no place is stated or fixed in accordance with the articles or bylaws, then special meetings shall be held at the corporation's principal office.
(6) The articles or bylaws may provide that a special meeting of members be held at a specified location and, unless otherwise provided under the articles or bylaws, through means of remote communication through which members not physically present may participate in the meeting substantially concurrently, vote on matters submitted to the members, pose questions, and make comments. Notice of meetings at which one or more members may participate by means of remote communication must be delivered by a means which the member has authorized and provide complete instructions for participating in the meeting from a remote location.

NOTES:

Effective date2021 c 176: See note following RCW 24.03A.005.
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