Status Tool

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Status Overview

Within each Social Enterprise Category
All
8 21 0 71 G
Benefit Corps
3 11 20 66 G
L3Cs
41 37 6 16 G
SPCs
92 0 0 8 G
BLLCs
94 2 0 4 G

Recent Activity

06/01/16
New York L3C bills (A01209/S03550) are referred to the Assembly and Senate Corporations, Authorities and Commissions Committees, respectively View
05/31/16
Michigan reintroduces benefit corporation legislation (H.B. 5710); referred to the House Committee on Commerce and Trade View
05/03/16
Ohio introduces benefit corporation legislation (H.B. 545) View
04/13/16
Wisconsin benefit corporation bill (A.B. 59) and L3C bill (A.B. 60) fail to pass pursuant to Senate Joint Resolution 1 View
03/21/16
Massachusetts bill ordering the investigation and study of proposed L3C leiglsiation (S. 2145) is discharged to the Senate Rules Committee View
03/09/16
English version of Puerto Rico's public benefit corporation and L3C law now available View
02/19/16
Georgia introduces benefit corporation legislation ( H.B. 1052) View
02/01/16
Oklahoma reintroduces benefit corporation legislation ( S.B. 1121) and is referred to the Senate Judiciary Committee View
02/01/16
Kentucky H.B. 50 passed in the House by a vote of 59-32 View
01/20/16
Iowa reintroduces benefit corporation legislation (H.F. 2063) and is referred to the House Judiciary Committee View
12/22/15
Legislative Assembly of Puerto Rico passes Act No. 233, authorizing the benefit corporation and L3C forms View
12/18/15
ESELA: Mapping Legal Forms and Statuses Across Europe View
12/17/15
Proposed amendment to Hawaii's Sustainable Business Corporation Act (H.B. 1158) is carried over to the 2016 Regular Session View
10/28/15
Energy Map: Interactive Map of Social Enterprises Providing Clean Energy for the Underserved View
06/24/15
Delaware S.B. 75 signed into law by Gov. Jack Markell, amending public benefit corporation law View
06/23/15
Maine House of Representatives fails to override Governor's veto of L.D. 1154 View
06/12/15
Oregon Secretary of State publishes list of all registered benefit companies View
06/10/15
Maine legislature passes benefit corporation legislation (L.D. 1154) View
06/04/15
Charitable Solicitation Acts: Maslow's Hammer for Regulating Social Enterprise View
05/20/15
Tennessee For-Profit Benefit Corporation Act signed into law by Gov. Bill Haslam View
04/30/15
Indiana Benefit Corporation Act signed into law by Gov. Mike Pence View
04/27/15
Montana Benefit Corporation Act signed into law by Gov. Steve Bullock, effective July 1, 2015 View

About

Welcome to the Social Enterprise Law Tracker. Beginning in 2008, state legislatures began authorizing a new class of entities collectively known as social enterprises. These corporate and company forms are designed for businesses that seek to create positive social and environmental impacts in addition to financial returns.

The Status Tool on this page visualizes how social enterprise law has spread across the United States. Select any state or jurisdiction for information about the social enterprise forms that are available, or are currently under consideration by the state legislature. All data collected and used on this site adheres to Sunlight Foundation’s Open Data Policy Guidelines, and can be downloaded for corresponding categories by clicking the link below the Status Tool map.

The Status Tool was developed by Rob Esposito and Shawn Pelsinger, with support from the NYU Jacobson Leadership Program in Law & Business, the NYU Stern Business & Society Program, and the NYU Law and Social Entrepreneurship Association.

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