NONPROFIT CORPORATION ACT (EXCERPT)
Act 162 of 1982
450.3101 Applicability of act and chapter; amendment of articles or bylaws; exemption.
(1) Except as otherwise provided in this act or by other law, this act and this chapter apply to:
(a) All consumer cooperatives which are organized after the effective date of this amendatory act.
(b) All consumer cooperatives which have been organized under this act, a predecessor act, or other act and which have represented themselves to be cooperatives.
(c) All other corporations that elect to accept this act pursuant to section 1192.
(d) All other cooperatives organized under this chapter.
(e) All foreign cooperatives to the extent provided in sections 1123 and 1191.
(2) A consumer cooperative which was organized under a predecessor or other act is subject to this act and this chapter except to the extent that either conflicts with the articles, bylaws, or cooperative plan of the consumer cooperative lawfully made pursuant to the predecessor or other act. The consumer cooperative may amend its articles or bylaws to bring itself in conformity with this act. If a corporation elects to accept this act and this chapter pursuant to section 1192, the corporation shall amend its articles and bylaws, as necessary, to bring itself in conformity with this act and this chapter.
(3) A nonprofit power corporation as described in section 261(4) may elect to be exempted from this chapter by the effective date of this amendatory act by a resolution of the board of directors of the corporation. If such a corporation should subsequently elect to accept this act and this chapter pursuant to section 1192, the corporation shall amend its articles and bylaws, as necessary, to bring itself in conformity with this act and this chapter.
(4) This chapter shall not apply to a cooperative organized substantially for the purpose of agricultural production, processing, supply, research, bargaining, or marketing which is organized under sections 98 to 109 of Act No. 327 of the Public Acts of 1931, being sections 450.98 to 450.109 of the Michigan Compiled Laws, or a farm cooperative the majority of votes of which are held by farmers, unless the cooperative elects to accept this chapter pursuant to section 1192.
History: Add. 1984, Act 209, Eff. Nov. 1, 1985
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