A new bill provides for legalizing the distance work of the general meetings of non-profit organizations. The change is to reflect the changes taken place already in our society due to COVID 19 and the technological innovation of communications and the new ways people and organizations work.
General meetings will be able to be held remotely, with some or all members participating electronically via an Internet video conferencing platform capable of visual and audio contact between members.
The electronic address for holding the general meeting should be given in the invitation to the general meeting. All other requirements for holding the meetings and adopting decisions remain unchanged.
The platform should be able to guarantee the establishment of the identity of the participating member. It is envisaged that the presence of the remotely participating members and their method of voting will be certified in the minutes by the chairman of the general meeting and the person who prepared the minutes.
The bill also provides for a new procedure for terminating the powers of a member of the management board. The member of the board/manager can submit a unilateral written statement of intent to leave which has to be addressed to the non-profit legal entity. If within 2 months after receiving the statement of intent to leave, the non-profit legal entity has not requested the deletion of the requesting member/manager, he may enter this circumstance, regardless of whether another person has been elected in place of the departed member of the board/manager.
At the moment, the bill has been voted on in the third reading.