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House Bill No. 5541

Public Act No. 06-57

AN ACT CONCERNING THE CONVERSION OF PARTNERSHIPS TO LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANIES AND THE DISSOLUTION OF PARTNERSHIPS.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Assembly convened:

Section 1. Section 34-199 of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective from passage):

(a) A domestic general partnership formed under or governed by the provisions of sections 34-300 to 34-434, inclusive, or a domestic limited partnership formed under or governed by the provisions of sections 34-9 to 34-38q, inclusive, may convert to a limited liability company by filing articles of organization that meet the requirements of section 34-121, and include the following: (1) A statement that the limited liability company is formed as the result of the conversion of a general partnership or a limited partnership; (2) the name of the former general partnership or limited partnership; and (3) in the case of a general partnership, its initial date of formation, or in the case of a limited partnership, the date of filing of the initial certificate of limited partnership.

(b) The terms and conditions of a conversion of a domestic general partnership or domestic limited partnership to a limited liability company shall be approved by the partners in the manner provided in the partnership agreement for amendments to the partnership agreement or, if no such provision is made in a partnership agreement, by all the partners.

(c) Notwithstanding the provisions of section 34-398, subsection (a) of this section governs any conversion of a domestic general partnership or domestic limited partnership to a limited liability company filed on or after July 1, 1997.

Sec. 2. Subdivision (2) of section 34-372 of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective October 1, 2006):

(2) In a partnership for a definite term or particular undertaking: (A) [The expiration of] Within ninety days after a partner's dissociation by death or otherwise under subdivisions (6) to (10), inclusive, of section 34-355 or wrongful dissociation under subsection (b) of section 34-356, the express will of at least half of the remaining partners to wind up the partnership business, for which purpose a partner's rightful dissociation pursuant to subparagraph (A) of subdivision (2) of subsection (b) of section 34-356 constitutes the expression of that partner's will to wind up the partnership business; (B) the express will of all of the partners to wind up the partnership business; or (C) the expiration of the term or the completion of the undertaking.

Approved May 8, 2006