NONPROFIT CORPORATION ACT (EXCERPT)
Act 162 of 1982
450.2443 Grouping of members in local units; basis; purpose; actions authorized by bylaws; incorporation and powers of local units; powers, rights, and privileges of elected representatives or delegates.
(1) The articles of incorporation or bylaws adopted by the members of a nonstock corporation may provide that members or a class or classes of members shall be grouped in local units, formed upon the basis of territorial units or some other reasonable basis, for the purpose of election of delegates or representatives to represent the members or the class or classes of members within such local units at any annual or special meeting or for the purpose of election of members to the board of directors.
(2) If the articles of incorporation or bylaws authorize the grouping of members in local units, the bylaws shall do, or shall authorize the board to do, the following:
(a) Draw the local units according to the territorial limits or other reasonable basis.
(b) Only if the grouping is for the purpose of election of delegates, determine the number of delegates to which members or each class of members within the local units are entitled, in accordance with the members' respective voting rights. Members or any class of members within each local unit who do not have voting rights shall be entitled to at least 1 delegate. Unless the articles of incorporation or bylaws otherwise provide, a delegate representing members or any class of members who do not have voting rights shall not have voting rights.
(c) Take other actions reasonably necessary to insure the fair representation of each member within the local units at meetings of the corporation.
(3) The local units designated pursuant to this section may be incorporated under the laws of this state by the members of the local unit, and may do all things necessary to give effect to the preceding sections, the rules promulgated, and bylaws adopted under this act.
(4) Representatives or delegates elected pursuant to this section shall have and may exercise all of the powers, rights, and privileges of members at an annual or special meeting, subject in all respects to the provisions of this act governing members.
History: 1982, Act 162, Eff. Jan. 1, 1983
Am. 1984, Act 209, Eff. Nov. 1, 1985
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