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The 2019 Florida Statutes

Title XXXVI
BUSINESS ORGANIZATIONS
Chapter 607
FLORIDA BUSINESS CORPORATION ACT
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F.S. 607.0206
607.0206 Bylaws.
(1) The incorporators or board of directors of a corporation shall adopt initial bylaws for the corporation unless that power is reserved to the shareholders by the articles of incorporation.
(2) The bylaws of a corporation may contain any provision that is not inconsistent with law or the articles of incorporation, including the provisions described in subsections (3) and (4).
(3) The bylaws of a corporation may contain one or both of the following provisions:
(a) A requirement that if the corporation solicits proxies or consents with respect to an election of directors, the corporation include in its proxy statement and any form of its proxy or consent, to the extent and subject to such procedures or conditions as are provided in the bylaws, one or more individuals nominated by a shareholder in addition to individuals nominated by the board of directors.
(b) A requirement that the corporation reimburse the expenses incurred by a shareholder in soliciting proxies or consents in connection with an election of directors, to the extent and subject to such procedures and conditions as are provided in the bylaws, provided that no bylaw so adopted shall apply to elections for which any record date precedes its adoption.
(4) The bylaws of a corporation may contain exclusive forum provisions to the extent allowed by s. 607.0208.
(5) Notwithstanding s. 607.1020(1)(b), the shareholders in amending, repealing, or adopting a bylaw described in subsection (3) may not limit the authority of the board of directors to amend or repeal any condition or procedure set forth in, or to add any procedure or condition to, such a bylaw to provide for a reasonable, practical, and orderly process.
(6) The bylaws may not contain any provision that would impose liability on a shareholder for the attorney fees or expenses of the corporation or any other party in connection with an internal corporate claim, as defined in s. 607.0208.
History.s. 21, ch. 89-154; s. 21, ch. 2019-90.