Title 7
Corporations, Associations, and Partnerships

Chapter 6
Rhode Island Nonprofit Corporation Act

R.I. Gen. Laws § 7-6-41

§ 7-6-41. Effectiveness of amendment.

(a) The articles of amendment shall be delivered to the secretary of state. If the secretary of state finds that the articles of amendment conform to law, the secretary of state shall, when all fees have been paid as in this chapter prescribed:

(1) Endorse on the original the word “Filed”, and the month, day, and year of the filing;

(2) File the original in the secretary of state’s office; and

(3) Issue a certificate of amendment.

(b) The certificate of amendment shall be delivered to the corporation or its representative.

(c) Upon the issuance of the certificate of amendment by the secretary of state, or upon any later date, not more than 30 days after the filing of articles of amendment, that is set forth in the articles, the amendment becomes effective and the articles of incorporation are deemed to be amended accordingly.

(d) No amendment affects any existing cause of action in favor of or against the corporation, or any pending action to which the corporation is a party, or the existing rights of persons other than members; and, in the event the corporate name is changed by amendment, no action brought by or against the corporation under its former name abates for that reason.

History of Section.
P.L. 1984, ch. 380, § 1; P.L. 1984, ch. 444, § 1; P.L. 2005, ch. 36, § 4; P.L. 2005, ch. 72, § 4.