Section 10A-20-7.20

Amendment of certificate of formation.

(a) The certificate of formation may be amended by the votes of the stockholders and the members of the corporation, voting separately by classes, and the amendments shall require approval by the affirmative vote of two thirds of the votes to which the stockholders shall be entitled and two thirds of the votes to which the members shall be entitled; provided, that no amendment of the certificate of formation which is inconsistent with the general purposes expressed in this article, which authorizes any additional class of capital stock to be issued or which eliminates or curtails the right of the state Comptroller to examine the corporation or the obligation of the corporation to make reports as provided in Section 10A-20-7.18 shall be made; and provided further, that no amendment of the certificate of formation which increases the obligation of a member to make loans to the corporation, makes any change in the principal amount, interest rate, maturity date, in the security or credit position of any outstanding loan of a member to the corporation, affects a member's right to withdraw from membership as provided in this article, or affects a member's voting rights as provided in this article shall be made without the consent of each member affected by the amendment.

(b) Within 30 days after any meeting at which an amendment of the certificate of formation has been adopted, a certificate of amendment signed and sworn to by the president, treasurer, and a majority of the directors, setting forth the amendment and due adoption thereof, together with the filing fee prescribed by Section 10A-1-4.31 payable to the Secretary of State in connection with filing an amendment to a certificate of formation, shall be submitted to the Secretary of State who shall examine them and, if he or she finds that they conform to the requirements of this article, shall so certify and endorse his or her approval thereon. Thereupon, the certificate of amendment shall be filed in the office of the Secretary of State, and no such amendment shall take effect until the certificate of amendment has been filed.

(Acts 1969, No. 322, p. 681, §8; §10-4-149; amended and renumbered by Act 2009-513, p. 967, §336.)