GA HB230 | 2019-2020 | Regular Session


Completed Legislative Action
Spectrum: Slight Partisan Bill (Democrat 5-2)
Status: Passed on July 29 2020 - 100% progression
Action: 2021-01-01 - Effective Date
Text: Latest bill text (Enrolled) [PDF]


A BILL to be entitled an Act to amend Chapter 2 of Title 14 of the Official Code of Georgia Annotated, relating to business corporations, so as to provide for benefit corporations; to provide for the application of the Georgia Business Corporation Code; to provide for definitions; to provide for naming; to provide for stock certificates; to provide for amendments and transactions; to provide for duties and limitations of liability of directors of benefit corporations; to provide for annual public benefit reports; to change the definition of a foreign corporation; to change provisions relating to the right to dissent; to change provisions relating to the corporate name of a foreign corporation; to provide for related matters; to repeal conflicting laws; and for other purposes.

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Business corporations; provide for benefit corporations


Roll Calls

2020-06-25 - Senate - Senate Vote #772 (Y: 32 N: 19 NV: 2 Abs: 2) [PASS]
2019-03-05 - House - House Vote #159 (Y: 165 N: 2 NV: 3 Abs: 8) [PASS]


2021-01-01 Effective Date
2020-07-29 Act 487
2020-07-29HouseHouse Date Signed by Governor
2020-06-30HouseHouse Sent to Governor
2020-06-25SenateSenate Passed/Adopted
2020-06-25SenateSenate Third Read
2020-01-29SenateSenate Read Second Time
2020-01-28SenateSenate Committee Favorably Reported
2019-03-07SenateSenate Read and Referred
2019-03-05HouseHouse Passed/Adopted
2019-03-05HouseHouse Third Readers
2019-03-01HouseHouse Committee Favorably Reported
2019-02-12HouseHouse Second Readers
2019-02-11HouseHouse First Readers
2019-02-08HouseHouse Hopper

Georgia State Sources

Bill Comments