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66.504 (1) (b) "Nonprofit corporation" means a nonstock, nonprofit corporation organized under ch. 181 that is a nonprofit corporation, as defined in s. 181.0103 (17).
79,33 Section 33. 95.14 (4) of the statutes is amended to read:
95.14 (4) Any such corporation shall have the general powers of other corporations and its articles of organization shall conform to s. 181.31 181.0202 with such modifications as this section requires.
79,34 Section 34. 106.13 (4) (a) 1. of the statutes is amended to read:
106.13 (4) (a) 1. "Nonprofit organization" means a nonstock, nonprofit corporation under ch. 181 that is a nonprofit corporation, as defined in s. 181.0103 (17).
79,35 Section 35. 146.50 (1) (k) of the statutes is amended to read:
146.50 (1) (k) "Nonprofit corporation" means a nonstock, nonprofit corporation organized under ch. 181 that is a nonprofit corporation, as defined in s. 181.0103 (17).
79,36 Section 36. 146.55 (1) (f) of the statutes is amended to read:
146.55 (1) (f) "Nonprofit corporation" means a nonstock, nonprofit corporation organized under ch. 181 that is a nonprofit corporation, as defined in s. 181.0103 (17).
79,37 Section 37. 157.62 (1) (b) of the statutes is amended to read:
157.62 (1) (b) Paragraph (a) does not apply to any person required to file a report under s. 180.1622 or 181.651 181.1622.
79,38 Section 38. 157.62 (2) (b) 1. of the statutes is amended to read:
157.62 (2) (b) 1. A copy of any report required under sub. (1) (a) or s. 180.1622 or 181.651 181.1622.
79,39 Section 39. 157.62 (2) (b) 2. of the statutes is amended to read:
157.62 (2) (b) 2. If the cemetery authority is required to file a report under s. 180.1622 or 181.651 181.1622, the information specified in sub. (1) (a) 3.
79,40 Section 40. 157.62 (2) (b) 7. of the statutes is amended to read:
157.62 (2) (b) 7. The information specified in sub. (1) (a), to the extent applicable, if the cemetery is not required to file a report under sub. (1) (a) or s. 180.1622 or 181.651 181.1622.
79,41 Section 41. 180.0401 (2) (a) 2. of the statutes is amended to read:
180.0401 (2) (a) 2. A corporate name reserved or registered under s. 180.0402 or, 180.0403 , 181.0402 or 181.0403.
79,42 Section 42. 180.0401 (2) (a) 3. of the statutes is amended to read:
180.0401 (2) (a) 3. The corporate name of a dissolved corporation or a dissolved nonstock corporation that has retained the exclusive use of its name under s. 180.1405 (3) or 181.1405 (3), respectively.
79,43 Section 43. 180.0401 (2) (a) 4. of the statutes is amended to read:
180.0401 (2) (a) 4. The fictitious name adopted by a foreign corporation or a foreign nonstock corporation authorized to transact business in this state.
79,44 Section 44. 180.0501 (3) of the statutes is amended to read:
180.0501 (3) A foreign corporation, nonstock corporation or limited liability company authorized to transact business in this state whose business office is identical with the registered office.
79,45 Section 45. 180.1506 (2) (a) 2. of the statutes is amended to read:
180.1506 (2) (a) 2. A corporate name reserved or registered under s. 180.0402 or, 180.0403 , 181.0402 or 181.0403.
79,46 Section 46. 180.1506 (2) (a) 3. of the statutes is amended to read:
180.1506 (2) (a) 3. The corporate name of a dissolved corporation or a dissolved nonstock corporation that has retained the exclusive use of its name under s. 180.1405 (3) or 181.1405 (3), respectively.
79,47 Section 47. 180.1506 (2) (a) 4. of the statutes is amended to read:
180.1506 (2) (a) 4. The fictitious name of another foreign corporation or nonstock corporation authorized to transact business in this state.
79,48 Section 48. Chapter 181 of the statutes, as affected by 1997 Wisconsin Act 27, is repealed and recreated to read:
Chapter 181
Nonstock corporations
Subchapter I
General provisions
181.0103 Definitions. In this chapter:
(1) "Articles of incorporation" includes amended and restated articles of incorporation and articles of domestication.
(2) "Board" means the group of persons vested with the management of the affairs of the corporation, irrespective of the name by which such group is designated.
(3) "Bylaws" means the code of rules, other than the articles of incorporation, adopted under this chapter for the regulation or management of the affairs of a corporation, by whatever name designated.
(4) "Class" means a group of memberships having the same rights, whether those rights are identical or are determined by a formula applied uniformly, with respect to voting, dissolution of a corporation, and redemption and transfer of memberships.
(5) "Corporation" or "domestic corporation" means, except as used in subs. (13) and (18), a nonstock corporation, including a nonprofit corporation, that is subject to the provisions of this chapter, except a foreign corporation.
(6) "Delegates" means those persons elected or appointed to vote in a representative assembly for the election of a director or on other matters.
(7) "Delivery" means personal delivery or delivery by mail, facsimile or other electronic means.
(8) "Department" means the department of financial institutions.
(9) "Director" means an individual, designated in the articles of incorporation or bylaws or elected by the incorporators, and the individuals' successors, and an individual elected or appointed by any other name or title to act as a member of the board.
(10) "Distribution" means the payment of a dividend or any part of the assets, income or profit of a corporation to its members, directors or officers, but does not include the payment of reasonable compensation, benefits, pensions, incentive compensation or the reimbursement of expenses.
(11) "Employe" does not include an officer or director who is not otherwise employed by the corporation.
(12) "Entity" means any person other than a natural person.
(13) "Foreign corporation" means a nonstock corporation organized under a law other than the law of this state.
(14) "Individual" means a natural person. Except in ss. 181.0802 and 181.0840, "individual" includes the estate of an incompetent or deceased natural person.
(15) "Member" means a person who has membership rights in a corporation in accordance with the provisions of its articles of incorporation or bylaws.
(16) "Membership" means the rights and obligations that a member has under a corporation's articles of incorporation and bylaws and this chapter.
(17) "Nonprofit corporation" means a corporation that does not make distributions, except as authorized under s. 181.1302 (1), (2) and (3).
(18) "Nonstock corporation" means a corporation without capital stock.
(19) "Principal office" means the office, whether in or outside this state, of a domestic corporation or foreign corporation in which are located its principal executive offices and, if the domestic corporation or foreign corporation has filed an annual report under s. 181.1622, that is designated as the principal office in its most recent annual report.
(20) "Proceeding" includes a civil suit and criminal, administrative and investigatory action.
(21) "Record date" means the date established under s. 181.0707 on which a corporation determines the identity of its members for the purposes of this chapter.
(22) "Secretary" means the corporate officer to whom the board has delegated responsibility under s. 181.0840 (1) for custody of the minutes of the board's meetings and members' meetings and for authenticating the records of the corporation.
(23) "Signed" includes any symbol executed or adopted by a party with present intention to authenticate a writing.
(24) "Stock corporation" means a corporation with capital stock.
(25) "Vote" includes authorization by written ballot and written consent.
181.0120 Filing requirements. (1) General requirements. Except as provided in sub. (4), a document required or permitted to be filed under this chapter with the department must satisfy all of the following requirements to be filed under s. 181.0125 (2) (a):
(a) Contain the information required by this chapter, although it may also contain other information.
(c) Be in the English language, except that:
1. A corporate name need not be in English if it is written in English letters or Arabic or Roman numerals.
2. The certificate of status, or similar document, required of a foreign corporation need not be in English if accompanied by a reasonably authenticated English translation.
(d) Contain the name of the drafter, if required by s. 182.01 (3).
(e) Be executed in accordance with sub. (3).
(f) Be on the form prescribed by the department if the document is described in s. 181.0121 (1).
(g) Be delivered to the department for filing and be accompanied by one exact or conformed copy and the filing fee required by s. 181.0122.
(2) Filing by department. The department shall file photocopies or other reproduced copies of typewritten or printed documents if the copies are signed and satisfy this section.
(3) Execution requirements. (a) Any of the following persons may execute a document described in s. 181.0122 (1) (a), (b), (g) to (j), (m) to (s) and (u) to (z):
1. An officer of the domestic corporation or foreign corporation.
2. If directors have not been selected or the corporation has not been formed, an incorporator.
3. If the domestic corporation or foreign corporation is in the hands of a receiver, trustee or other court-appointed fiduciary, the fiduciary.
(c) The person executing a document shall sign it and, beneath or opposite the signature, state his or her name and the capacity in which he or she signs. The document may but need not contain any of the following:
1. The corporate seal.
2. An attestation by the secretary or an assistant secretary of the domestic corporation or foreign corporation.
3. An acknowledgment, verification or proof.
(4) Waiver. The department may waive any of the requirements of subs. (1) to (3) if it appears from the face of the document that the document's failure to satisfy the requirement is immaterial.
181.0121 Forms. (1) Required forms. (a) The department shall prescribe and furnish on request forms for all of the following documents:
1. A foreign corporation's application for a certificate of authority to transact business in this state under s. 181.1503.
2. A foreign corporation's application for a certificate of withdrawal under s. 181.1520.
3. A domestic corporation's or foreign corporation's annual report under s. 181.1622.
(b) The forms prescribed by the department under par. (a) 1. and 2. shall require disclosure of only the information required under ss. 181.1503, 181.1520 and 181.1622, respectively.
(c) Use of a form prescribed under par. (a) is mandatory.
(2) Permissive forms. The department may prescribe and furnish on request forms for other documents required or permitted to be filed by this chapter, but use of these forms is not mandatory.
181.0122 Filing and service fees. (1) Filing fee schedule. The department shall collect the following fees when the documents described in this subsection are delivered to the department for filing or, under pars. (e) and (f), when the telephone applications are made:
(a) Articles of incorporation, $35.
(b) Application for use of an indistinguishable name, $10.
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