2020 Colorado Revised Statutes
Title 7 - Corporations And Associations
Article 58. Uniform Limited Cooperative Association Act
Section 7-58-104. Nature of limited cooperative association.
(1) A limited cooperative association organized under this article is an autonomous, unincorporated association of persons united to meet their mutual interests through a jointly owned enterprise primarily controlled by those persons, the patronage of which is carried on for the mutual benefit of the patron members and that permits combining:
Ownership, financing, and receipt of benefits by the patron members for whose patronage the association is formed; and
Separate investments in the association by investor members who invest in the limited cooperative association and may receive returns on their investments and a share of control.
The fact that a limited cooperative association does not have more than one of thecharacteristics described in paragraph (a) of subsection (1) of this section or any of the characteristics described in paragraph (b) of subsection (1) of this section does not alone prevent the association from being formed under and governed by this article, nor does it alone provide a basis for an action against the association or a member.
The relations between a limited cooperative association and its members are consensual and contractual. Unless required, limited, or prohibited by this article or other applicable law, the articles and bylaws of an association may provide for any matter concerning the relations among the members of the association and between the members and the association, the activities of the association, and the conduct of its activities.
Source: L. 2011: Entire article added, (SB 11-191), ch. 197, p. 764, § 1, effective April 2, 2012.