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  • PART I ADMINISTRATION OF THE GOVERNMENT
  • TITLE XXII CORPORATIONS
  • CHAPTER 158 CERTAIN MISCELLANEOUS CORPORATIONS

Section 1 - Application of chapter; secretary defined

Section 2 - Formation

Section 3 - Corporations formed to furnish steam, hot water, or hydrostatic or pneumatic pressure

Section 4 - Number of incorporators; capital

Section 5 - Contents of agreement of association

Section 6 - First meeting

Section 7 - Subscribers to hold franchise; distribution of shares

Section 8 - Organization

Section 9 - Submission of details of organization to secretary; approval; certificate

Section 10 - Business powers of corporation

Section 11 - Alteration, addition to or change of business

Section 12 - Digging up or opening streets or highways; qualified corporations

Section 13 - Highway defects caused by corporation; liability

Section 14 - Pipes or conductors in street; regulation by municipality

Section 15 - Corporations for introduction and propagation of herrings and alewives; local permit

Section 16 - Water, gas, power and wire communication corporations; interest upon advance payments by customers

Section 17 - Safe deposit boxes; definitions; insurance notice; overdue rentals; affidavit

Section 18 - Management by officers; selection of president

Section 19 - Selection of directors, clerk, treasurer and other agents and officers; term

Section 20 - Clerk’s duties; treasurer’s bond

Section 21 - Entitlement to stock certificates

Section 22 - Lost certificates

Section 23 - Special charter corporations; fixing and limiting of capital stock

Section 24 - Increase or reduction of capital stock

Section 25 - Special stock

Section 26 - Employees’ stock; issuance

Section 27 - Employees’ stock; dividends

Section 28 - Employees’ stock; transfer; redemption; limitation upon number of shares

Section 29 - Assessment upon shares

Section 30 - Failure to pay assessment; sale of shares

Section 31 - Notice of sale; transfer of shares sold

Section 32 - Commencement of business; payment of capital stock

Section 33 - Payment for capital stock

Section 34 - Proxies

Section 35 - Quorum

Section 36 - Correction of defective proceedings; procedure

Section 37 - Annual certificate of condition

Section 38 - Failure to file annual certificate; dissolution

Section 39 - Certificate of increase of capital stock; filing

Section 40 - Certificate of reduction of capital stock; filing

Section 41 - Submission of certificate to secretary; approval; filing; fee

Section 42 - Penalties for omitting to file certificates

Section 43 - Filing fees

Section 44 - Officers; liability for debts and contracts

Section 45 - Members or stockholders; liability for debts and contracts

Section 46 - Conditions to liability

Section 47 - Right of judgment creditor to officer and shareholder list

Section 48 - Refusal to give list; false list; penalty

Section 49 - Bill in equity against officers and stockholders

Section 50 - Proportionate assessment of shareholders

Section 51 - Death of a defendant

Section 52 - Dismissal; notice

Section 53 - Non-joinder of parties; abatement

Section 54 - Defense by officer or stockholder of action against corporation