2019 Code of Alabama
Title 10A - Alabama Business and Nonprofit Entities Code.
Chapter 11 - Employee Cooperative Corporations.
Section 10A-11-1.06 - Members; membership shares; rights and responsibilities.
(a) The governing documents 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 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 2, except as otherwise provided in this chapter.(Act 97-949, p. 524, §6; §10-14-6; amended and renumbered by Act 2009-513, p. 967, §312.)