Section 11-92A-6

Reincorporation.

(a) In all cases where there has heretofore been an attempt to create or incorporate an industrial development authority or industrial development board, but the attempted creation or incorporation is or may be invalid because of some irregularity in the procedure followed or some invalidity of or defects in the statute under which the attempted creation or incorporation of the authority or board was made, any number of natural persons, not less than three, residing in the county in which the board or authority was incorporated or purported to be incorporated may file a written application with the probate judge of the county in which the industrial development authority or industrial development board has been incorporated or attempted to be created or incorporated, which application shall:

(1) Contain a statement that the incorporators propose to reincorporate an authority pursuant to the provisions of this chapter;

(2) State the authorized operational area of the proposed reincorporated authority;

(3) State that each of the applicants is a resident of the county of incorporation;

(4) Describe the manner of appointing directors of the reincorporated authority, which may be any of the methods described in Section 11-92A-5 with respect to newly incorporated authorities; and

(5) Request that the governing body of the county of incorporation and each county in the authorized operational area of the proposed reincorporated authority adopt a resolution declaring that it is expedient that the industrial development authority or industrial development board be reincorporated, approving the written application, approving the authorized operational area of the proposed reincorporated authority, and authorizing the incorporators to proceed to reincorporate the industrial development authority or industrial development board by filing for record articles in accordance with the provisions of this chapter.

(b) Such application shall be accompanied by the form of articles of the industrial development authority or industrial development board proposed to be reincorporated, which shall comply with the requirements of Section 11-92A-5.

(c) As promptly as may be practicable after the filing of the application with the probate judge, the governing body of the county of incorporation and each county within the authorized operational area of the proposed authority shall review the contents of the application and the accompanying form of articles and shall adopt a resolution either:

(1) Denying the application or

(2) Declaring that it is expedient that the proposed reincorporation occur, approving the form of articles, and authorizing the incorporators to proceed to reincorporate the industrial development authority or industrial development board by filing for record the articles in accordance with the provisions of Section 11-92A-5, except that the articles shall further specify the name of the industrial development authority or industrial development board being reincorporated.

(d) It shall not be necessary that any such resolution be published in any newspaper or posted or be offered for more than one reading.

(e) Upon the filing for record of the articles of reincorporation of the authority with the probate judge, the authority shall be reincorporated and the existence and the validity of the authority shall be validated and ratified retroactive to the initial incorporation or creation or attempted incorporation or creation thereof, with all authorities and powers granted to an authority by this chapter, notwithstanding the fact that the industrial development authority or industrial development board that was reincorporated might not have had such authorities or powers prior to its reincorporation. Actions taken, contracts entered into, property received or conveyed, and other matters with respect to the industrial development board or industrial development authority occurring prior to its reincorporation shall be deemed valid, binding, effective, legal, and constitutional if such matters would have been valid, binding, legal, effective, or constitutional if occurring after the date of reincorporation under the terms of this chapter, notwithstanding any defects or irregularity in the procedure for the original creation or incorporation of such industrial development authority or industrial development board or the invalidity of or defects in the statute under which the attempted creation or incorporation of such authority or board was made or attempted.

(f) Upon such reincorporation, the directors of the board or authority which has been reincorporated shall cease to be directors of the reincorporated board or authority, provided that any and all directors previously serving may be appointed or reappointed to the board of directors in accordance with the provisions of the application filed pursuant to this section and the requirements of this chapter.

(Acts 1989, No. 89-404, p. 802, §6; Act 99-350, p. 513, §5.)