To effectuate the purposes of this article, the Board of Directors of The Citizenship Trust, an unincorporated non-profit association domiciled in Shelby County, Alabama, may present to the Secretary of State an executed application for incorporation compatible with the purposes of this article, and setting forth the compact or trust agreement herein ratified. The application shall provide for a name of the corporation, which shall include the words "Citizenship Trust." The Secretary of State shall immediately examine the application, and, if he or she finds that it substantially complies with the requirements of this article, the secretary shall receive it, file it, and record it in the appropriate books of record, and shall make and issue to the applicants a certificate of incorporation as a not-for-profit public educational corporation, under the Great Seal of the State, and shall record the certificate with the application. No fees shall be required to be paid to the Secretary of State for any work in connection with the incorporation of the trust.
(Acts 1995, No. 95-376, p. 766, §4.)