Nonprofit corporations: applicable state laws

Most of the states in the U.S.A have adopted provisions from one or both of these two laws –

  • Model Nonprofit Corporation Act,1964 ( Revised in 1987).
  • Uniform Unincorporated Nonprofit Association Act,1996.
  • The title and reference number for each states nonprofit corporation act are as follows –

    State Law Locator/ Key Phrase
    Alabama Chapter 3 A Alabama Nonprofit Corporation Act
    Alaska Chapter 10.20.: Alaska nonprofit corporation Act
    Arizona Arizona Nonprofit Corporation Act
    Arkansas Arkansas nonprofit corporation Act,1993.
    California Nonprofit Corporation Act of California.
    Colorado Colorado Revised Nonprofit Corporation Act” (Articles 121 – 137)
    Connecticut Connecticut Revised non-stock Corporation Act.
    Delaware The Delaware general corporation law
    District of Columbia D.C nonprofit corporation Act (Title 29, Chapter 3 of the DC code).
    Florida Florida Not for profit corporation Act (Tite XXXVI (Business Organizations)Chapter 617
    Georgia Georgia Nonprofit corporation code (Title 14, chapter 3 of the Georgia code)
    Hawaii Hawaii Nonprofit Corporations Act, Chapter 414 D
    Idaho Idaho Nonprofit Corporation Act. (Title 30 Chapter 3)
    Illinois General Not For Profit Corporation Act of 1986″ of Illinois
    Indiana Indiana Nonprofit Corporation Act of 1991
    Iowa Revised Iowa Nonprofit Corporation Act, Chapter 504 of the Iowa code
    Kansas Chapter 17 of the Kansas statute (Article 60 onward)
    Kentucky Private corporations and association section of the Kentucky statutes (Title XXIII, Chapter 273)
    Louisiana Title XII , Chapter 2 of the revised statutes of Louisiana
    Maine Title 13-B: MAINE NONPROFIT CORPORATION ACT
    Maryland Corporations And Association statute of Maryland
    Massachusetts Title XXII Chapter 80 of the General Law of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts
    Michigan Nonprofit Corporation Act 162 of 1982
    Minnesota Chapter 317 A of the Minnesota Statutes
    Mississippi Title 79, Chapter 11 of the corporations, associations and partnership section of the Mississippi code
    Missouri Chapter 355 titled Non profit corporation Law of Missouri.
    Montana Title 35, Chapter 2 of the Montana Code Annotated,2009.
    Nebraska Chapter 21 of the Nebraska revised statutes
    Nevada Chapter 82 of the revised Nevada statutes.
    New Hampshire Chapter 292 of the New Hampshire revised statutes.
    New Jersey Title 15 A of the New Jersey Statutes.
    New Mexico New Mexico Ch. 53, Art. 8 Nonprofit Corporation Act
    New York New York Non Profit Corporation Act
    North Carolina Chapter 55A North Carolina Nonprofit Corporation Act.
    North Dakota CHAPTER 10-33, North Dakota NONPROFIT CORPORATIONS Act
    Ohio Chapter 1702: NONPROFIT CORPORATION LAW
    Oklahoma OKLAHOMA STATUTES, TITLE 18, CORPORATIONS
    Oregon Oregon Nonprofit Corporation Act. Chapter 65
    Pennsylvania CHAPTER 41. NONPROFIT CORPORATIONS
    Rhode Island CHAPTER 7-6, Rhode Island Nonprofit Corporation Act
    South Carolina South Carolina Nonprofit Corporation Act
    South Dakota South Dakota Nonprofit Corporation Act Chapter 22 onwards
    Tennessee Title 48 Corporations and associations Tennessee Code Annotated
    Texas TEXAS CIVIL STATUTES, CHAPTER 9. NON-PROFIT, COOPERATIVE, RELIGIOUS AND CHARITABLE
    Utah Utah Code — Title 16 — Chapter 06a — Utah Revised Nonprofit Corporation Act
    Vermont Vermont Statutes, Title 11B: Nonprofit Corporations
    Virginia Virginia Non stock Corporation Act. Code 1950
    Washington Chapter 24.03 RCW Washington nonprofit corporation act
    West Virginia CHAPTER 31E. WEST VIRGINIA NONPROFIT CORPORATION ACT.
    Wisconsin Wisconsin Annotated code,CHAPTER 181 , Non-stock corporations
    Wyoming Wyoming Nonprofit Corporation, Chapter 6 of Wyoming code