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The Iowa State Constitution, 2nd Edition by Pettys, Todd E (9th February 2018)

Part Two The Iowa Constitution and Commentary, Art.VIII Corporations

From: The Iowa State Constitution (2nd Edition)

Todd E. Pettys

No corporation shall be created by special laws; but the General Assembly shall provide, by general laws, for the organization of all corporations hereafter to be created, except as hereinafter provided. By requiring the General Assembly to establish “general laws” governing the organization of corporations, Section 1 constrains (but, as shall be explained, does not fully eliminate) the legislature’s ability to decide on a case-by-case basis whether to charter proposed corporations. Iowa’s 1846 constitution directed the General Assembly to “provide . . . for the...
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