MCL - Section 125.2237

MICHIGAN EARLY STAGE VENTURE INVESTMENT ACT OF 2003 (EXCERPT)
Act 296 of 2003


125.2237 Articles of incorporation; contents.

Sec. 7.

    The articles of incorporation of a Michigan early stage venture investment corporation shall contain all of the following:
    (a) The purposes of the corporation, which shall include, but are not limited to, all of the following:
    (i) To operate and act exclusively for charitable purposes with the intent to lessen the financial burdens of the government of this state.
    (ii) To receive and administer funds for the charitable purposes under subparagraph (i).
    (iii) To raise capital and invest that capital in venture capital firms with the intent of benefiting Michigan's seed or early stage businesses.
    (iv) To promote the economic health of this state by assisting in the creation of new jobs, new businesses, and new industries within this state and through the investment in certain businesses.
    (v) To enter into an agreement with this state to promote the economic health of this state.
    (b) A provision that the Michigan early stage venture investment corporation shall be governed by a board of directors that complies with the requirements in section 13.
    (c) A provision that provides that, upon dissolution of the Michigan early stage venture investment corporation, the property remaining after providing for debts and obligations of the Michigan early stage venture investment corporation shall be distributed with the first $140,000,000.00 going to the general fund of this state and any remaining going to the 21st century jobs trust fund established in section 7 of the Michigan trust fund act, 2000 PA 489, MCL 12.257. For purposes of this subdivision, property remaining after providing for debts and obligations does not include grants, appropriations, or other restricted funds that must be distributed as required by the source of those funds.


History: 2003, Act 296, Imd. Eff. Jan. 8, 2004 ;-- Am. 2015, Act 192, Imd. Eff. Nov. 16, 2015