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4-28-205. Lawful purposes.

Corporations may be organized under §§ 4-28-201 - 4-28-206 and 4-28-209 - 4-28-224 for any lawful purpose including, without being limited to any one (1) or more of the following purposes: charitable; benevolent; eleemosynary; educational; civic; patriotic; political; religious; social; fraternal; literary; cultural; athletic; scientific; agricultural; horticultural; animal husbandry; and professional, commercial, industrial, or trade association. However, labor unions, rural electric corporations, cooperative agricultural or marketing associations, etc., organized for either direct or indirect financial gain or advantage, and any cooperative associations coming within the purview of §§ 4-30-101 - 4-30-117, 4-30-201, 4-30-202, and 4-30-204 - 4-30-207 shall be governed by the particular acts applicable to such associations.

History. Acts 1963, No. 176, § 4; A.S.A. 1947, § 64-1904.
4-28-207. Charitable, religious, etc., organizations - Amendment of articles of incorporation by operation of law.

Notwithstanding any provision of Arkansas law or in the articles of incorporation to the contrary, the articles of incorporation of each nonprofit corporation organized under the laws of this state which is an exempt charitable, religious, literary, educational, or scientific organization as described in section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code, 26 U.S.C. § 501(c)(3), shall be deemed to contain the following provisions:

"Upon the dissolution of the corporation, the board of trustees shall, after paying or making provision for the payment of all of the liabilities of the corporation, dispose of all of the assets of the corporation exclusively for the purposes of the corporation in such manner, or to such charitable, educational, religious, literary, or scientific purposes as shall at the time qualify as an exempt organization or organizations under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1954, or the corresponding provision of any future United States Internal Revenue Law, as the board of trustees shall determine. Any such assets not so disposed of shall be disposed of by the circuit court of the county in which the principal office of the corporation is then located, exclusively for such purposes or to such organization or organizations, as said court shall determine, which are organized and operated exclusively for such purposes."

History. Acts 1977, No. 181, § 1; A.S.A. 1947, § 64-1924.
4-28-209. Powers.

Each corporation shall have power:
(1) To have perpetual succession by its corporate name unless a limited period of duration is stated in its articles of incorporation;
(2) To sue and be sued, complain, and defend in its corporate name;
(3) To purchase, take, receive, lease, take by gift, devise, or bequest, or otherwise acquire, own, hold, improve, use, and otherwise deal in and with real or personal property or any interest therein, wherever situated;
(4) To sell, convey, mortgage, pledge, lease, exchange, transfer, and otherwise dispose of all or any part of its property and assets;
(5) To make contracts and incur liabilities, borrow money, issue its notes, bonds, and other obligations, act as a trustee, and secure any of its obligations by mortgage or pledge of all or any of its property, franchises, and income;
(6) To manage its internal affairs in any desired manner so long as the provisions of §§ 4-28-201 - 4-28-206 and 4-28-209 - 4-28-224 or other law are not violated; and
(7) To do any and all things necessary, convenient, useful, or incidental to the attainment of its purposes as fully and to the same extent as natural persons lawfully might or could do so long as consistent with the provisions of §§ 4-28-201 - 4-28-206 and 4-28-209 - 4-28-224.

History. Acts 1963, No. 176, § 7; A.S.A. 1947, § 64-1907; Acts 1993, No. 1147, § 1801.

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