N.Y. Business Corporation Law Section 712
Executive committee and other committees


If the certificate of incorporation or the by-laws so provide, the board, by resolution adopted by a majority of the entire board, may designate from among its members an executive committee and other committees, each consisting of one or more directors, and each of which, to the extent provided in the resolution or in the certificate of incorporation or by-laws, shall have all the authority of the board, except that no such committee shall have authority as to the following matters:


The submission to shareholders of any action that needs shareholders’ approval under this chapter.


The filling of vacancies in the board of directors or in any committee.


The fixing of compensation of the directors for serving on the board or on any committee.


The amendment or repeal of the by-laws, or the adoption of new by-laws.


The amendment or repeal of any resolution of the board which by its terms shall not be so amendable or repealable.


The board may designate one or more directors as alternate members of any such committee, who may replace any absent or disqualified member or members at any meeting of such committee.


Each such committee shall serve at the pleasure of the board. The designation of any such committee, the delegation thereto of authority, or action by any such committee pursuant to such authority shall not alone constitute performance by any member of the board who is not a member of the committee in question, of his duty to the corporation under section 717 (Duty of directors).

Source: Section 712 — Executive committee and other committees, https://www.­nysenate.­gov/legislation/laws/BSC/712 (updated Sep. 22, 2014; accessed Dec. 2, 2023).

Dec. 2, 2023

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