Kansas Corporate Bylaws
Kansas corporate bylaws are the rules that govern your corporation’s operations. Corporate bylaws create an organizational structure for your company and outline policies for crucial aspects of your corporation, like: appointing directors and officers, holding shareholder and board meetings, and handling conflicts of interest, among other issues.
Adopting strong corporate bylaws is essential, which is why we at Northwest offer a free, attorney-drafted template specifically for Kansas corporations that you can use to create your corporate bylaws.
Are bylaws filed with the state of Kansas?
No. Your corporate bylaws are internal documents, which means they should be kept on file with your business records.
Do bylaws need to be signed?
No, Kansas statutes do not explicitly state that bylaws need to be signed. That said, including signatures from your leadership adds to your corporation’s legitimacy and helps to ensure that your bylaws will hold up in court.
How do I amend my bylaws in Kansas?
KS Stat § 17-6009 provides some rules for amending bylaws, but for the most part, corporations establish the procedures for amending bylaws in their articles and in the bylaws themselves.
For example, articles may give the board of directors or the corporation’s governing body the sole power to adopt, amend, or repeal bylaws. And, according to KS Stat § 17-6506, bylaws may set the terms of a corporation’s quorum (the minimum number of folks who need to be present for a vote to be considered legitimate).