2009 Alabama Code
Title 10 — CORPORATIONS, PARTNERSHIPS AND ASSOCIATIONS.
Chapter 14 — EMPLOYEE COOPERATIVE CORPORATIONS
Section 10-14-6 Members; membership shares; rights and responsibilities.
Members; membership shares; rights and responsibilities.
(a) The articles of incorporation or the bylaws shall establish qualifications and the method of acceptance and termination of members. No person may be accepted as a member unless employed by the employee cooperative on a full-time or part-time basis. In order to qualify for membership, part-time employment shall be at least half-time.
(b) An employee cooperative shall issue a class of voting stock designated as "membership shares." Each member shall own only one such membership share, and only members may own such shares.
(c) Membership shares shall be issued for a fee as shall be determined by the directors. An employee cooperative may allow for payment of such fee by payroll deduction, installments, or similar methods. A membership share may be issued to a person upon acceptance for membership regardless of whether the membership fee is fully paid.
(d) Members of an employee cooperative shall have all the rights and responsibilities of stockholders of a corporation organized under Chapter 2B of this title, except as otherwise provided in this chapter.(Act 97-949, p. 524, §6.)
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