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The 2019 Florida Statutes

Title XXXVI
BUSINESS ORGANIZATIONS
Chapter 607
FLORIDA BUSINESS CORPORATION ACT
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F.S. 607.512
607.512 Preparation of annual benefit report.
(1) Unless it is prepared by a benefit director or benefit officer, the board of directors shall prepare an annual benefit report. The annual benefit report must include all of the following:
(a) A narrative description of:
1. The ways in which the social purpose corporation pursued a public benefit during the year and the extent to which a public benefit was created.
2. Any circumstance that has hindered the pursuit or creation of a public benefit by the social purpose corporation.
3. The process and rationale for selecting or changing the third-party standard used to prepare the benefit report, if the articles of incorporation of the social purpose corporation require, or the board of directors determines, that the annual benefit report must be prepared in accordance with a third-party standard.
(b) If the articles of incorporation of the social purpose corporation require, or the board of directors determines, that the annual benefit report must be prepared in accordance with a third-party standard, the third-party standard must be:
1. Applied consistently with any previous application in prior annual benefit reports; or
2. Accompanied by an explanation of the reasons for inconsistent application or any change in the standard from the immediate prior report.
(c) The name of the benefit director and the benefit officer, if those positions exist, and the respective addresses to which correspondence may be directed.
(d) If the corporation has a benefit director, his or her statement as provided in s. 607.508(3).
(e) If the articles of incorporation of the social purpose corporation require, or the board of directors determines, that the annual benefit report must be prepared in accordance with a third-party standard, a statement of any connection between the organization that established the third-party standard, or its directors, officers, or any holder of 5 percent or more of the governance interests in the organization, and the social purpose corporation or its directors, officers, or any holder of 5 percent or more of the outstanding shares of the social purpose corporation, including any financial or governance relationship that might materially affect the credibility of the use of the third-party standard.
(2) If, during the year covered by an annual benefit report, a benefit director resigned from, or refused to stand for reelection to, his or her position, or was removed from his or her position, and he or she furnished written correspondence to the social purpose corporation concerning the circumstances surrounding his or her departure, that correspondence must be included as an exhibit in the annual benefit report.
(3) The annual benefit report and the assessment of the performance of the social purpose corporation in the annual benefit report required under paragraph (1)(b) are not required to be audited or certified by a third-party standards provider.
(4) Notwithstanding the requirements of this section, information that is required to be included in the annual benefit report but that is otherwise required by applicable regulatory state or federal law to be kept confidential may be omitted from the annual benefit report. If such information is omitted, the annual benefit report shall expressly state that information required by this section has been omitted in reliance on this subsection.
History.s. 18, ch. 2014-209; s. 8, ch. 2018-139.