May 13, 2014
Utah Benefit Corporation Act
Posted by Gordon Smith

Some of my non-lawyer friends assume that, as a law professor, I am well versed on the interstices of every law that might apply to their lives, so I had a good chuckle this morning when I read that 352 new laws took effect in Utah today. Wow. The legislature was busy this last term.

The law that is getting the most publicity: the prohibition on dialing or texting while driving.

The law that will have the most immediate effect on my life: increasing the speed limits on rural highways.

The law that most scares me: allowing people to hunt without first completing a hunter-education course.

The law that I assumed was already in place: the "revenge porn" law, which prohibits distribution of "intimate images" without consent and with intent to cause emotional distress or harm.

A new law that is getting a lot less attention (but see here) is the adoption of the Benefit Corporation Act. I am still a skeptic, but over half of states now have or will soon have a statute in place. Do we teach these in Business Organizations? It's probably time to add them ... as if we don't have enough to do in that course.

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