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West's Annotated California Codes. Corporations Code. Title 1. Corporations Division 2. Nonprofit Corporation Law. Part 9. Societies for Prevention of Cruelty to Children and Animals.

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Citation: CA CORP 10400 - 10406

Citation: West's Ann.Cal.Corp.Code 10400 - 10406


Last Checked by Web Center Staff: 11/2012

Summary:   This set of statutes outlines the rights and responsibilities of corporations that are formed for the prevention of cruelty to animals.


Statute in Full:

§ 10400. Formation; number and qualifications of organizers; articles of incorporation, contents

§ 10401. Repealed by Stats.2010, c. 652 (S.B.1417), § 2

§ 10402. Repealed by Stats.2010, c. 652 (S.B.1417), § 3

§ 10403. Taking, holding, and disposing of property; limit on realty holdings

§ 10404. Power to proffer complaints and aid in prosecution

§ 10405. Official assistance in enforcement of laws

§ 10406. Application to corporations whenever formed; corporations with similar names

 

 

§ 10400. Formation; number and qualifications of organizers; articles of incorporation, contents

Corporations for the prevention of cruelty to animals may be formed under the Nonprofit Public Benefit Corporation Law (Part 2 (commencing with Section 5110)) by 20 or more persons, who shall be citizens and residents of this state. If the corporation is formed on or after January 1, 2011, its articles of incorporation shall specifically state that the corporation is being formed pursuant to this section.

CREDIT(S)
(Stats.1947, c. 1038, p. 2423, § 10400. Amended by Stats.1978, c. 1305, p. 4270, § 11, operative Jan. 1, 1980; Stats.2010, c. 652 (S.B.1417), § 1; Stats.2011, c. 296 (A.B.1023), § 43.)

 

 

§ 10401. Repealed by Stats.2010, c. 652 (S.B.1417), § 2

 

§ 10402. Repealed by Stats.2010, c. 652 (S.B.1417), § 3

 

§ 10403. Taking, holding, and disposing of property; limit on realty holdings

Every such corporation may take by gift, purchase, devise, or bequest, any property, real or personal, and hold it or dispose thereof at its pleasure; but no such corporation shall hold real property the annual income of which exceeds fifty thousand dollars ($50,000).

CREDIT(S) 

(Stats.1947, c. 1038, p. 2423, § 10403.)

 

§ 10404. Power to proffer complaints and aid in prosecution

Any such corporation, or humane officer thereof, may proffer a complaint against any person, before any court or magistrate having jurisdiction, for the violation of any law relating to or affecting animals and may aid in the prosecution of the offender before the court or magistrate.

CREDIT(S)
(Stats.1947, c. 1038, p. 2423, § 10404. Amended by Stats.2010, c. 652 (S.B.1417), § 4; Stats.2011, c. 296 (A.B.1023), § 44.)

 

§ 10405. Official assistance in enforcement of laws

All magistrates, sheriffs, and officers of police shall, as occasion may require, aid any such corporation, its officers, members, and agents, in the enforcement of all laws relating to or affecting animals.

CREDIT(S) 

(Stats.1947, c. 1038, p. 2423, § 10405. Amended by Stats.1996, c. 872 (A.B.3472), § 24; Stats.2010, c. 652 (S.B.1417), § 5.)

 

§ 10406. Application to corporations whenever formed; corporations with similar names

This part applies to all corporations for the prevention of cruelty to animals, whether formed prior to or after May 20, 1905, but does not apply to any association, society, or corporation that uses or specifies a name or style the same, or substantially the same, as that of any previously existing society or corporation in this state organized for a like purpose.

CREDIT(S) 

(Stats.1947, c. 1038, p. 2423, § 10406. Amended by Stats.2010, c. 652 (S.B.1417), § 6.)

 



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