This section is from the book "Popular Law Library Vol8 Partnership, Private Corporations, Public Corporations", by Albert H. Putney. Also available from Amazon: Popular Law-Dictionary.
The certificate of incorporation shall set forth: 1. The name of the corporation, which name shall contain one of the words "association," "company," "corporation," "club," "incorporated," "society," "union" or "syndicate," and shall be such as to distinguish it from any other corporation engaged in the same business, or promoting or carrying on the same objects or purposes in this state.
2. The name of the city or town, county or place, within the county in which its principal office or place of business is to be located in this state, and the name of its resident agent.
3. The nature of the business, or objects or purposes proposed to be transacted, promoted or carried on.
4. The amount of the total authorized capital stock of the corporation, which shall not be less than two thousand dollars, the number of shares into which the same is divided and the par value of each share; the amount of capital stock with which it will commence business, which shall not be less than one thousand dollars; and if there be more than one class of stock created by the certificate of incorporation, a description of the different classes with the terms on which the respective classes of stock are created. Provided, however, that the provisions of this paragraph shall not apply to corporations not for profit, for which it is desired to have no capital stock; in case any such corporation desires to have no capital stock it shall be so stated, and the conditions of membership shall be also stated.
5. The names and places of residence of each of the original subscribers to the capital stock, or if there be no stock, of the original corporators.
6. Whether or not the corporation is to have perpetual existence; if not, the time when its existence is to commence and the time when its existence is to cease.
7. Whether the private property of the stockholders shall be subject to the payment of corporate debts, and if so, to what extent.
8. The certificate of incorporation may also contain any provision which the incorporators may choose to insert for the regulation of the business and for the conduct of the affairs of the corporation, and any provisions creating, defining, limiting and regulating the powers of the corporation, the directors and the stockholders, or any classes of the stockholders; provided, such provisions are not contrary to the laws of this state.
The certificate may also provide for voting by bondholders, classification of directors, transacting business out of state, for voting rights of stockholders, and for creation of reserve funds by directors.