Title 7
Corporations, Associations, and Partnerships

Chapter 6
Rhode Island Nonprofit Corporation Act

R.I. Gen. Laws § 7-6-45

§ 7-6-45. Approval of merger or consolidation.

(a) A plan of merger or consolidation is adopted in the following manner:

(1) If the members of any merging or consolidating corporation are entitled to vote on it, the board of directors of the corporation shall adopt a resolution approving the proposed plan and directing that it be submitted to a vote at a meeting of members entitled to vote on it, which may be either an annual or a special meeting. Written notice setting forth the proposed plan or a summary of the plan shall be given to each member entitled to vote at the meeting within the time and in the manner provided in this chapter for the giving of notice of meetings of members. The proposed plan shall be adopted upon receiving at least a majority of the votes that members present at each meeting or represented by proxy are entitled to cast.

(2) If any merging or consolidating corporation has no members, or no members entitled to vote on it, a plan of merger or consolidation shall be adopted at a meeting of the board of directors of the corporation upon receiving the vote of a majority of the directors in office.

(3) A limited-liability company party to a proposed merger or consolidation shall have the plan of merger or consolidation authorized and approved in the manner and by the vote required by § 7-16-21.

(4) A domestic limited partnership party to a proposed merger or consolidation shall have the plan of merger or consolidation, unless otherwise provided in the limited partnership agreement, authorized and approved in the manner and by the vote required by the laws of this state for mergers or consolidations of a domestic limited partnership with other limited partnerships or other business entities.

(b) After approval, and at any time prior to the filing of the articles of merger or consolidation, the merger or consolidation may be abandoned pursuant to any provisions for abandonment set forth in the plan of merger or consolidation.

History of Section.
P.L. 1984, ch. 380, § 1; P.L. 1984, ch. 444, § 1; P.L. 2021, ch. 232, § 1, effective July 8, 2021; P.L. 2021, ch. 335, § 1, effective July 9, 2021.