24.03A.902  <<  24.03A.904 >>   24.03A.906

Authorization of voluntary dissolution.

(1) Unless the articles or bylaws require a greater vote, a majority of the directors in office of a nonprofit corporation may authorize the dissolution of any nonprofit corporation that is not a membership corporation or is a membership corporation but has no members entitled to vote on its dissolution.
(2) If a membership corporation has no members entitled to vote on dissolution, then the corporation shall deliver notice of the proposed dissolution to all members of the corporation at least ten days before the meeting at which the board is to authorize the dissolution.
(3) For a membership corporation that has members that are entitled to vote on its dissolution:
(a) The board may propose dissolution for submission to the members entitled to vote, and for such a proposal to dissolve to be authorized:
(i) The board shall recommend dissolution to the members entitled to vote on the dissolution, unless the board determines that because of conflict of interest or other special circumstances it should make no recommendation and communicates the basis for its determination to the members entitled to vote on the dissolution;
(ii) The board may condition its submission of the proposal for dissolution on any basis, including approval of the proposed plan of distribution if required under RCW 24.03A.906;
(iii) The nonprofit corporation shall give notice to each member, whether or not entitled to vote, of the proposed meeting of members that includes the following statements:
(A) That the purpose, or one of the purposes, of the meeting is to consider dissolving the corporation; and
(B) How the assets of the corporation will be distributed after all creditors have been paid or how the distribution of assets will be determined; and
(iv) The members entitled to vote on the dissolution shall approve the proposal to dissolve as provided in (b) of this subsection.
(b) Unless the articles, the bylaws, or the board acting pursuant to (a)(ii) of this subsection requires a greater vote or a greater number of members to be present, the adoption of the proposal to dissolve by the members entitled to vote thereon requires the approval of at least a majority of those members at a meeting at which a quorum is present, and, if any class of members is entitled to vote as a separate group on the proposal, the approval by a majority of the members in each separate voting group entitled to vote at a meeting at which a quorum of the voting group is present.


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