NONPROFIT CORPORATION ACT (EXCERPT)
Act 162 of 1982
450.3134 Cooperative organized on member capital basis, member fee basis, or basis combining member capital and membership fee; powers.
(1) A cooperative which is organized on a member capital basis or on a basis combining member capital and membership fee may provide for any of the following, if such provision is set forth in the articles or bylaws:
(a) A maximum member capital to be held by any 1 member.
(b) Transfer of member capital pursuant to section 304(6).
(c) Mandatory contribution or contributions of member capital as a condition or conditions of admission to or retention of membership, including but not limited to initial capital contributions, surcharges, and distributions of net savings pursuant to section 1135.
(d) A dividend on membership capital, not to exceed 8% per year.
(e) Special assessments on members.
(2) A cooperative which is organized on a membership fee basis or on a basis combining member capital and membership fee may provide for either or both of the following as a condition or conditions of admission to or retention of membership in the cooperative, if such a provision is set forth in its articles or bylaws:
(a) The charging of a nonredeemable initial or periodic membership fee or fees.
(b) Nonredeemable special assessments on members.
History: Add. 1984, Act 209, Eff. Nov. 1, 1985
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