2016 New Jersey Revised Statutes
Title 4 - Agriculture And Domestic Animals
Section 4:13-16 - General Powers Of Association
4:13-16. General powers of association
Every association may:
a. Have succession, by its corporate name, for the period limited in its certificate of incorporation, and, when no period is limited, perpetually;
b. Sue and be sued in any court;
c. Make and use a common seal, and alter it at will;
d. Hold, purchase and convey such real and personal estate as its purposes require, and all other real estate which has been bona fide conveyed or mortgaged to the association by way of security, or in satisfaction of debts, or purchased at sales upon judgment or decree obtained for debts. The power to hold real and personal estate shall include the power to take it by devise or bequest;
e. Elect a board of directors;
f. Make by-laws, not inconsistent with the law, for the management of its property, the regulation of its affairs, and the conduct and management of the association;
g. Engage in any one or more of the activities enumerated in section 4:13-3 of this Title and specified in the certificate of incorporation;
h. Make contracts necessary in the conduct of its operations and the transaction of its affairs;
i. Borrow money necessary in the conduct of its operations and issue notes, bonds and other evidences of indebtedness therefor and give security, by mortgage or otherwise, for the payment thereof; and make advances to members;
j. Establish reserve funds for contingencies and for working capital and patrons' revolving capital funds, in accordance with the provisions of this chapter, and invest such funds as provided in the by-laws;
k. Foster membership in the association by advertising or by educational or other lawful means;
l . Purchase, or otherwise acquire, and hold, own and exercise all rights of ownership in, and sell, transfer or pledge shares of the capital stock or bonds of any corporation or association engaged in a related activity, or in the handling or marketing of any of the products handled by the association;
m. Become a member of or consolidate or merge with one or more other associations and wind up and dissolve itself, or be wound up and dissolved, in manner mentioned in section 4:13-11 of this Title;
n. Exercise such incidental powers as may be necessary, or conducive to or expedient for the benefit of the association, in the exercise of any of the powers herein enumerated.
Amended by L.1951, c. 303, p. 1087, s. 3.
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