Section 11-32-4

Certificate of incorporation - Filing; contents; execution.

(a) Within 40 days following the adoption of an authorizing resolution by that governing body that was the last to adopt an authorizing resolution, but only if the governing bodies of both the county and the municipality with which applications were filed have theretofore adopted authorizing resolutions, the applicants shall proceed to incorporate an authority by filing for record in the office of the judge of probate of the authorizing county a certificate of incorporation which shall comply in form and substance with the requirements of this section, and which shall be in the form and executed in the manner as provided in this chapter. The certificate of incorporation of the authority shall contain all of the following:

(1) The names of the persons forming the authority, and that each of them is a duly qualified elector of the authorizing county.

(2) The name of the authority which shall be "_____ County Transit Authority," with the insertion of the name of the authorizing municipality and the authorizing county.

(3) The period for the duration of the authority, if the duration is to be perpetual, subject to Section 11-32-20 and that fact shall be stated.

(4) The names of the authorizing county and the authorizing municipality, together with the dates on which the governing bodies thereof adopted authorizing resolutions.

(5) The location of the principal office of the authority, which shall be in the authorizing county.

(6) That the authority is organized pursuant to the provisions of this chapter for the purpose of supplying public transportation service in the authorizing county.

(7) Any other matters relating to the authority that the incorporators may choose to insert and that are not inconsistent with this chapter or with the laws of the state.

(b) The certificate of incorporation shall be signed and acknowledged by the incorporators before an officer authorized by the laws of the state to take acknowledgments to deeds. When the certificate of incorporation is filed for record, there shall be attached to it all of the following:

(1) A copy of each of the applications filed with the governing bodies of the authorizing county and the authorizing municipality in accordance with Section 11-32-3.

(2) A certified copy of each of the authorizing resolutions adopted by the governing bodies of the authorizing county and the authorizing municipality.

(3) A certificate by the Secretary of State that the name proposed for the authority is not identical to that of any other corporation organized under the laws of the state or so nearly similar to another corporation so as to lead to confusion and uncertainty. Upon the filing for record of the certificate of incorporation and the documents required by the preceding sentence to be attached thereto, the authority shall come into existence and shall constitute a public corporation under the name set forth in the certificate of incorporation. The judge of probate shall send a notice to the Secretary of State that the certificate of incorporation of the authority has been filed for record.

(Act 2013-380, p. 1389, §4.)