Florida Statute 617 (Corporations Not for Profit) is the predominant governing document for the Sandpiper Bay Homeowners Association (fictitious Name: Sandpiper Bay Community).

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617.01011  Short title.

617.0102 Reservation of power to amend or repeal.

617.01201  Filing requirements.

617.0121 Forms.

617.0122 Fees for filing documents and issuing certificates.

617.0123 Effective date of document.

617.0124 Correcting filed document.

617.0125 Filing duties of Department of State.

617.0126 Appeal from Department of State’s refusal to file document.

617.0127 Evidentiary effect of copy of filed document.

617.0128 Certificate of status.

617.01301  Powers of Department of State.

617.01401  Definitions.

617.0141 Notice.

617.02011  Incorporators.

617.0202 Articles of incorporation; content.

617.0203 Incorporation.

617.0205 Organizational meeting of directors.

617.0206 Bylaws.

617.0207 Emergency bylaws.

617.0301 Purposes and application.

617.0302 Corporate powers.

617.0303 Emergency powers.

617.0304 Ultra vires.

617.0401 Corporate name.

617.0403 Registered name; application; renewal; revocation.

617.0501 Registered office and registered agent.

617.0502 Change of registered office or registered agent; resignation of registered agent.

617.0503 Registered agent; duties; confidentiality of investigation records.

617.0504 Service of process, notice, or demand on a corporation.

617.0505 Distributions; exceptions.

617.0601 Members, generally.

617.0604 Liability of members.

617.0605 Transfer of membership interests.

617.0606 Resignation of members.

617.0607 Termination, expulsion, and suspension.

617.0701 Meetings of members, generally; failure to hold annual meeting; special meeting; consent to corporate actions without meetings; waiver of notice of meetings.

617.0721 Voting by members.

617.0725 Quorum.

617.07401  Members’ derivative actions.

617.0801 Duties of board of directors.

617.0802 Qualifications of directors.

617.0803 Number of directors.

617.0806 Staggered terms for directors.

617.0807 Resignation of directors.

617.0808 Removal of directors.

617.0809 Board vacancy.

617.08101 Compensation of directors.

617.0820 Meetings.

617.0821 Action by directors without a meeting.

617.0822 Notice of meetings.

617.0823 Waiver of notice.

617.0824 Quorum and voting.

617.0825 Committees.

617.0830 General standards for directors.

617.0831 Indemnification and liability of officers, directors, employees, and agents.

617.0832 Director conflicts of interest.

617.0833 Loans to directors or officers.

617.0834 Officers and directors of certain corporations and associations not for profit; immunity from civil liability.

617.0835 Prohibited activities by private foundations.

617.0840 Required officers.

617.0841 Duties of officers.

617.0842 Resignation and removal of officers.

617.0843 Contract rights of officers.

617.0901 Reincorporation.

617.1001 Authority to amend the articles of incorporation.

617.1002 Procedure for amending articles of incorporation.

617.1006 Contents of articles of amendment.

617.1007 Restated articles of incorporation.

617.1008 Amendment pursuant to reorganization.

617.1009 Effect of amendment.

617.1201 Secured transactions and other dispositions of corporate property and assets not requiring member approval.

617.1202 Sale, lease, exchange, or other disposition of corporate property and assets requiring member approval.

617.1402 Dissolution of corporation.

617.1403 Articles of dissolution.

617.1404 Revocation of dissolution.

617.1405 Effect of dissolution.

617.1406 Plan of distribution of assets.

617.1407 Unknown claims against dissolved corporation.

617.1408 Known claims against dissolved corporation.

617.1420 Grounds for administrative dissolution.

617.1421 Procedure for and effect of administrative dissolution.

617.1422 Reinstatement following administrative dissolution.

617.1423 Appeal from denial of reinstatement.

617.1430 Grounds for judicial dissolution.

617.1431 Procedure for judicial dissolution.

617.1432 Receivership or custodianship.

617.1433 Judgment of dissolution.

617.1440 Deposit with Department of Financial Services.

617.1501 Authority of foreign corporation to conduct affairs required.

617.1502 Consequences of conducting affairs without authority.

617.1503 Application for certificate of authority.

617.1504 Amended certificate of authority.

617.1505 Effect of certificate of authority.

617.1506 Corporate name of foreign corporation.

617.1507 Registered office and registered agent of foreign corporation.

617.1508 Change of registered office and registered agent of foreign corporation.

617.1509 Resignation of registered agent of foreign corporation.

617.1510 Service of process, notice, or demand on a foreign corporation.

617.1520 Withdrawal of foreign corporation.

617.1530 Grounds for revocation of authority to conduct affairs.

617.1531 Procedure for and effect of revocation.

617.1532 Appeal from revocation.

617.1533 Reinstatement following revocation.

617.1601 Corporate records.

617.1602 Inspection of records by members.

617.1603 Scope of inspection right.

617.1604 Court-ordered inspection.

617.1605 Financial reports for members.

617.1606 Access to records.

617.1622 Annual report for Department of State.

617.1623 Corporate information available to the public; application to corporations incorporated by circuit courts and by special act of the Legislature.

617.1908 Applicability of Florida Business Corporation Act.

617.2002 Corporation not for profit organized pursuant to s. 2, ch. 87-296; requirements.

617.2003 Proceedings to revoke articles of incorporation or charter or prevent its use.

617.2102 Fines and penalties against members.

617.221 Membership associations.