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Georgia

Statutes concerning corporate governance in the state of Georgia are contained in the Official Code of Georgia (O.C.G.A.) in Title 14 Corporations, Partnerships and Associations, primarily in chapters 1, 2, 4, 5, 6, 7, and 11. This resource may be accessed in print or online via Lexis. The Hugh F. MacMillan Law Library offers two sets of this title in print format. The call number is KFG 30 1981.A24. Free online access is provided by LexisNexis through the Georgia General Assembly’s website.

Georgia statutes can also be found in the unofficial West’s Code of Georgia Annotated which incorporates the West Key Number System for user convenience. The Hugh F. MacMillan Law Library offers this resource in print or it may be accessed through Westlaw.

 

Delaware

Delaware’s state corporate governance laws are contained in Delaware Code Annotated (1975 - ).This Code is available online without cost through the Delaware Division of Corporations. Delaware Code Annotated is also available through Lexis and Westlaw

 

Model Code

Designed as a free-standing general corporation statute, the Model Business Corporation Act has been adopted in whole or in part by a majority of states.   The Model Business Corporation Act Annotated contains the complete text of the Act in addition to the official comment and the Reporter’s Annotation for each section.  The Model Business Corporation Act Annotated is a model business corporation act with official comment and reporter's annotations currently in the 4th edition.  Print copies are located at the MacMillan Law Library (KF1404.53 2007)  while the online version is available through Lexis

 

United States Code (U.S.C.)

The federal code is available in several print formats at the MacMillan Law Library:  United States Code (U.S.C.), located on the 3rd Floor, Range 301-302; the United States Code Annotated (U.S.C.A. - West), located on the 3rd Floor, Range 301; and the United States Code Service (U.S.C.S. - Lexis), located on the 3rd Floor, Range 301.

The official United States Code can be accessed through HeinOnline. Free sources, such as Cornell University’s Legal Information Institute, FDsys/GPO, and the Office of the Law Revision Counsel, may also be accessed online. The United States Code Annotated may be accessed online via Westlaw. The United States Code Service may be accessed online through LexisNexis

 

Sarbanes-Oxley

Enacted in 2002 in the wake of the Enron, WorldCom and other scandals, this legislation, named after U.S. Senator Paul Sarbanes and U.S. Representative Michael G. Oxley, provides increased standards for the financial practices and corporate governance of public companies, management and public accounting firms. Additional information on this law can be found via the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.

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