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Title XXXVI
BUSINESS ORGANIZATIONS
Chapter 607
FLORIDA BUSINESS CORPORATION ACT
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F.S. 607.0709
607.0709 Remote participation in annual and special meetings of shareholders.
(1) Shareholders of any voting group, other persons entitled to vote on behalf of shareholders pursuant to s. 607.0721, attorneys in fact for shareholders, and holders of proxies appointed pursuant to s. 607.0722 may participate in any annual or special meeting of shareholders by means of remote communication to the extent the board of directors authorizes such participation for such voting group. Participation by means of remote communication is subject to such guidelines and procedures as the board of directors adopts, and must be in conformity with subsection (2).
(2) Shareholders, other persons entitled to vote on behalf of shareholders pursuant to s. 607.0721, attorneys in fact for shareholders, and holders of proxies appointed pursuant to s. 607.0722 participating in a shareholders’ meeting by means of remote communication authorized under subsection (1) shall be deemed present in person and may vote at such a meeting, whether such meeting is to be held at a designated place or solely by means of remote communication, if the corporation has implemented reasonable measures:
(a) To verify that each person participating remotely as a shareholder is a shareholder, is another person entitled to vote on behalf of a shareholder pursuant to s. 607.0721, is an attorney in fact for a shareholder, or is a holder of a proxy appointed pursuant to s. 607.0722; and
(b) To provide such shareholders, such other persons entitled to vote on behalf of shareholders pursuant to s. 607.0721, such attorneys in fact for shareholders, and such holders of proxies appointed pursuant to s. 607.0722, a reasonable opportunity to participate in the meeting and to vote on matters submitted to the shareholders, including an opportunity to communicate, and to read or hear the proceedings of the meeting, substantially concurrently with such proceedings.
(3) If any shareholder, any other person entitled to vote on behalf of a shareholder pursuant to s. 607.0721, any attorney in fact for a shareholder, or any holder of a proxy appointed pursuant to s. 607.0722, votes or takes action at a shareholders’ meeting by means of remote communication authorized under this section, a record of such vote or other action shall be maintained by the corporation.
(4) If the board of directors is authorized to determine the place of a shareholders’ meeting, the board of directors may, in its sole discretion, determine that the meeting shall be held solely by means of remote communication.
History.s. 59, ch. 2019-90.