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Title 11B : Nonprofit Corporations

Chapter 008 : Directors and Officers

Subchapter 002 : Meetings and Action of the Board

(Cite as: 11B V.S.A. § 8.25)
  • § 8.25. Committees of the board

    (a) Unless prohibited or limited by the articles of incorporation or bylaws, a board of directors may create one or more committees and appoint members of the board to serve on them. Each committee shall have two or more members, who serve at the pleasure of the board of directors.

    (b) The creation of a committee and appointment of members to it must be approved by the greater of:

    (1) a majority of all the directors in office when the action is taken; or

    (2) the number of directors required by the articles of incorporation or bylaws to take action under section 8.24 of this title.

    (c) Sections 8.20 through 8.24 of this title, which govern meetings, action without meetings, notice and waiver of notice, and quorum and voting requirements of the board of directors, apply to committees and their members as well.

    (d) To the extent specified by the board of directors or in the articles of incorporation or bylaws, each committee may exercise the authority of the board of directors under section 8.01 of this title.

    (e) A committee of the board may not, however:

    (1) authorize distributions;

    (2) approve or recommend to members dissolution, merger, or the sale, pledge, or transfer of all or substantially all of the corporation’s assets;

    (3) elect, appoint, or remove directors or fill vacancies on the board or on any of its committees; or

    (4) adopt, amend, or repeal the articles of incorporation or bylaws.

    (f) The creation of, delegation of authority to, or action by a committee does not alone constitute compliance by a director with the standards of conduct described in section 8.30 of this title. (Added 1995, No. 179 (Adj. Sess.), § 1, eff. Jan. 1, 1997.)