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The 2019 Florida Statutes

Title XXXVI
BUSINESS ORGANIZATIONS
Chapter 607
FLORIDA BUSINESS CORPORATION ACT
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F.S. 607.0707
607.0707 Record date.
(1) The bylaws may fix or provide the manner of fixing the record date or dates for one or more voting groups to determine the shareholders entitled to notice of a shareholders’ meeting, to demand a special meeting, to vote, or to take any other action. If the bylaws do not fix or provide for fixing such a record date, the board of directors may fix the record date. In no event may a record date fixed by the board of directors be a date preceding the date upon which the resolution fixing the record date is adopted.
(2) If not otherwise provided by or pursuant to the bylaws, the record date for determining shareholders entitled to demand a special meeting is the date the first shareholder delivers his or her demand to the corporation.
(3) The bylaws may fix or provide the manner of fixing the record date for determining shareholders entitled to take action by the written consent of shareholders. If not otherwise provided by or pursuant to the bylaws, the board of directors of the corporation may set a record date for determining shareholders entitled to take action by the written consent of shareholders. In no event may a record date fixed by the board of directors be a date preceding the date upon which the resolution fixing the record date is adopted. If the bylaws do not fix or provide for the manner of fixing such a record date and if no such record date is fixed by the board of directors, the record date for determining shareholders entitled to take such action shall be the date that the first signed written consent is delivered to the corporation pursuant to s. 607.0704.
(4) If not otherwise provided by or pursuant to the bylaws, or by a court order pursuant to s. 607.0703, the record date for determining shareholders entitled to notice of and to vote at an annual or special shareholders’ meeting is the close of business on the day before the first notice is delivered to shareholders.
(5) A record date for purposes of this section may not be more than 70 days before the meeting or action requiring a determination of shareholders.
(6) A determination of shareholders entitled to notice of or to vote at a shareholders’ meeting is effective for any adjournment of the meeting unless the board of directors fixes a new record date or dates, which it must do if the meeting is adjourned to a date more than 120 days after the date fixed for the original meeting.
(7) If a court orders a meeting adjourned to a date more than 120 days after the date fixed for the original meeting, it may provide that the original record date or dates continues in effect or it may fix a new record date or dates.
(8) The record date for a shareholders’ meeting fixed by or in the manner provided in the bylaws or by the board of directors shall be the record date for determining shareholders entitled both to notice of and to vote at the shareholders’ meeting, unless in the case of a record date fixed by the board of directors and to the extent not prohibited by the bylaws, the board of directors, at the time it fixes the record date for shareholders entitled to notice of the meeting, fixes a later record date on or before the date of the meeting to determine the shareholders entitled to vote at the meeting.
(9) Shares of a corporation’s own stock acquired by the corporation between the record date for determining shareholders entitled to notice of or to vote at a meeting of shareholders and the time of the meeting may be voted on at the meeting by the holder of record as of the record date and shall be counted in determining the total number of outstanding shares entitled to be voted at the meeting.
(10) If not otherwise fixed under s. 607.0703, the record date for determining shareholders entitled to demand a special meeting is the earliest date on which a signed shareholder demand is delivered to the corporation. A written demand for a special meeting is not effective unless, within 60 days of the earliest date on which such a demand delivered to the corporation as required by s. 607.0702 was signed, written demands signed by shareholders holding at least the percentage of votes specified in or fixed in accordance with s. 607.0702(1)(b) have been delivered to the corporation.
History.s. 55, ch. 89-154; s. 12, ch. 97-102; s. 58, ch. 2019-90.