Section 31-4-2Procedure for incorporation.
The Armory Commission may, by filing with the Secretary of State of the State of Alabama, become a public body and a body corporate when the members of the commission shall present to the Secretary of State of the State of Alabama an application signed by them which shall set forth the name, official designation, and official residence of each of the members of the commission, together with a copy of the appointment by the Governor evidencing their right to hold office; the date and place of induction into and the taking of the oath of office; their desire that the commission become a body corporate and politic under this chapter; the name which is proposed for the corporation; the location of the principal office of the proposed corporation; and any other matters relating to the incorporation which the members may choose to insert not inconsistent with the Constitution and laws of the State of Alabama. The application shall be subscribed and sworn to by each of the members, except the Governor, before an officer authorized by the laws of the State of Alabama to take and certify oaths, who shall certify upon the application that he or she personally knows the members and believes them to be the officers as asserted in the application and that each subscribed and swore thereto in the presence of the officer. Thereupon, the Secretary of State shall examine the application, and if he finds that the name proposed for the corporation is not identical with that of a person or of any other corporation of this state or so nearly similar as to lead to confusion and uncertainty, he shall receive and file it and shall record it in his office, and when the application has been made, filed, and recorded as provided in this section, the Armory Commission of Alabama shall constitute a corporation under the name proposed in the application and the Secretary of State of the State of Alabama shall make and issue to the members a certificate of incorporation pursuant to this chapter under the seal of the state and shall record the same with the application. The corporation shall have succession by its corporate name for as long as there exists in the State of Alabama a National Guard or militia of Alabama and thereafter until all its liabilities have been finally paid and discharged.
(Acts 1935, No. 276, p. 672; Code 1940, T. 35, §187; Acts 1977, No. 578, p. 767.)