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Pennsylvania's Virtual Meeting Statute

Pennsylvania commonly permits corporations, and nonprofits to conduct remote and virtual meetings. Remote meetings contingent on an association’s articles of incorporation, charter, or bylaws. The Pennsylvania Nonprofit Corporation Law of 1988 governs non-profit corporations regarding corporate structure and procedure. If a condominium or planned community association is organized as a non-profit corporation, it will be governed by the Act. Contact your association’s attorney to see what your community’s options are for virtual meetings based upon your governing documents.

Applicable Statute: Nonprofit Corporation Act

                § 5708. Use of conference telephone or other electronic technology.

(a) Incorporators, directors and members of an other body.–Except as otherwise provided in the bylaws, one or more persons may participate in a meeting of the incorporators, the board of directors or an other body of a nonprofit corporation by means of conference telephone or other electronic technology by means of which all persons participating in the meeting can hear each other. Participation in a meeting pursuant to this section shall constitute presence in person at the meeting.

(b) Members.–Except as otherwise provided in the bylaws, the presence or participation, including voting and taking other action, at a meeting of members, or the expression of consent or dissent to corporate action, by a member by conference telephone or other electronic means, including, without limitation, the Internet, shall constitute the presence of, or vote or action by, or consent or dissent of the member for the purposes of this subpart.