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House Bill 1398; Regular Session 2015-2016

[History]

Printer's No.(PN):
Short Title:
An Act amending Titles 15 (Corporations and Unincorporated Associations) and 54 (Names) of the Pennsylvania Consolidated Statutes, modernizing the law on limited liability partnerships, general partnerships, limited partnerships and limited liability companies; and making conforming changes with respect to associations, corporations, unincorporated nonprofit associations and business trusts by doing the following: As to general provisions, making conforming changes by revising provisions on application of title, definitions, defense of usury, tax clearance of certain fundamental transactions and fee schedule. As to entities generally, making conforming changes by revising requirements for foreign association names. As to entity transactions, making conforming changes by revising provisions on regulatory conditions and required notices and approvals, nature of transactions, approval by limited partnership, effect of merger, statement of division and effectiveness, effect of division and effect of domestication. As to foreign associations, making conforming changes by revising provisions on governing law. As to corporations, making conforming changes by revising provisions on distributions by business corporations and by adding provisions on derivative actions and the use of special litigation committees by business corporations and nonprofit corporations. As to partnerships generally: extensively revising provisions on: interchangeability of partnership, limited liability company and corporate forms of organization; and ownership of certain professional partnerships; and adding a provision on failure to observe formalities. As to limited liability partnerships: extensively revising provisions on: scope; definitions; limitation on liability of partners; extraterritorial application of subchapter; foreign registered limited liability partnerships; and annual registration; and adding provisions on: distributions; and dissolution. As to general partnerships, repealing existing Chapter 83 and replacing it with a new Chapter 84 relating to: general provisions; nature of partnership; relations of partners to persons dealing with partnership; relations of partners to each other and to partnership; transferable interests and rights of transferees and creditors; dissociation; dissociation as partner if business not wound up; and dissolution and winding up. As to limited partnerships, repealing existing Chapter 85 and replacing it with a new Chapter 86 relating to: general provisions; formation and filings; limited partners; general partners; contributions and distributions; dissociation; transferable interests and rights of transferees and creditors; dissolution and winding up; and actions by partners. As to limited liability companies: repealing existing Subchapters A, B, C, D, E, F, I and K of Chapter 89 and replacing them with a new Chapter 88 relating to: general provisions; formation and filings; relations of members and managers to persons dealing with limited liability company; relations of members to each other and to limited liability company; transferable interests and rights of transferees and creditors; dissociation; dissolution and winding up; actions by members; and benefit companies; and revising provisions on restricted professional companies. As to unincorporated nonprofit associations, making conforming amendments by revising provisions on ownership and transfer of property. As to business trusts, making conforming changes by revising provisions on application and effect of chapter and liability of trustees and beneficiaries. As to names, revising provisions on register established.
Actions:
PN 1895
Referred to COMMERCE, June 24, 2015
PN 2375
Reported as amended, Oct. 19, 2015
First consideration, Oct. 19, 2015
Laid on the table, Oct. 19, 2015
Removed from table, Nov. 23, 2015
Laid on the table, Nov. 23, 2015
Removed from table, Jan. 27, 2016
PN 2860
Second consideration, with amendments, Feb. 10, 2016
Re-committed to APPROPRIATIONS, Feb. 10, 2016
(Remarks see House Journal Page 177), Feb. 10, 2016
Re-reported as committed, March 14, 2016
Third consideration and final passage, March 14, 2016 (188-0)
(Remarks see House Journal Page 213-214), March 14, 2016
In the Senate
Referred to JUDICIARY, March 22, 2016
PN 3917
Reported as amended, Sept. 26, 2016
First consideration, Sept. 26, 2016
Re-referred to APPROPRIATIONS, Oct. 17, 2016
PN 4062
Re-reported as amended, Oct. 18, 2016
Laid on the table, Oct. 24, 2016
Removed from table, Oct. 25, 2016
Second consideration, Oct. 25, 2016
Third consideration and final passage, Oct. 26, 2016 (48-0)
In the House
Referred to RULES, Oct. 27, 2016
Re-reported on concurrence, as committed, Oct. 27, 2016
House concurred in Senate amendments, Oct. 27, 2016 (185-0)
(Remarks see House Journal Page 2165), Oct. 27, 2016
Signed in House, Oct. 27, 2016
Signed in Senate, Nov. 9, 2016
Presented to the Governor, Nov. 14, 2016
Approved by the Governor, Nov. 21, 2016
Act No. 170
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