B-Corporations are not available in every state, yet. They are evolving much like the LLC evolved - gradually across the United States. Maryland was the first state to pass benefit corporation legislation in April 2010, followed by Hawaii, Virginia, California, Vermont, and New Jersey. In December, 2011, New York became the 7th state, and in June, 2012, Washington became the 8th. As of August 2013, 20 jurisdictions including D.C. and Delaware have passed legislation making the benefit corporation entity available. Other states like Alabama, Connecticut, Florida, Iowa, Montana, North Carolina, Texas and West Virginia have introduced benefit corporation legislation.