November 22, 2022
The NYS Council supported this bill shepherded by NonProfit New York, that updates nonprofit governance flexibilities by:
- Aligning the Not-for-Profit Corporation Laws with current practice by allowing Board and member decisions through electronic means previously restricted to email.
- Allows Board vacancies to be filled for the remainder of an unexpired term.
- Clarifies that quorum is not disrupted when conflicted directors must leave a meeting.
Nonprofit New York: Policy and Advocacy
Yesterday the New York State legislature delivered A9969/S9047, the Not-for-Profit Corporation Law Modernization Act, to Governor Hochul and she signed the bill last night! Thank you, Governor Hochul, thank you to the bill sponsors Assemblymember Paulin and Senator Comrie, and THANK YOU! Our members, coalition partners, and sector peers who took action to collectively win this campaign.
The N-PCL Modernization Act:
These changes recognize the importance of governance that can be achieved through modern practice, the practical implications of filling board vacancies, and the need for organizations to move critical business in a streamlined manner. All of which help nonprofits focus on what’s most important – our missions. Please take a moment to thank Governor Hochul for signing this bill in support of the nonprofit sector.
This legislation will now greatly give more flexibility to our members in performing their day-to-day operations. This is the third successful legislative campaign Nonprofit New York has coordinated since 2019. We continue to be grateful and proud of the work we collectively do with our members. If you’re not a member of Nonprofit New York, please consider supporting our important work on behalf of the sector. Learn more about benefits and how to join.