2017 New Mexico Statutes
Chapter 53 - Corporations
Article 4 - Cooperative Associations
Section 53-4-36 - Voluntary dissolution.
53-4-36. Voluntary dissolution.
An association may, at any regular or special meeting legally called, be directed to dissolve by a vote of two-thirds of the entire membership. By a vote of a majority of the members voting three of their number shall be designated as trustees, who shall, on behalf of the association and within a time fixed in their designation or within any extension thereof, liquidate its assets, pay its debts and expenses; return to the members the par value of their shares or of their membership certificates; return to subscribers the amount paid on their subscriptions, to patrons the amount of savings returns credited to their accounts toward purchase of shares or membership certificates; and distribute any surplus in either or both of the following ways, as the articles may provide:
A. among those patrons who have been members or subscribers at any time during the past six years, on the basis of their patronage during that period;
B. as a gift to any consumers' cooperative association or other nonprofit enterprise which may be designated in the articles.
History: Laws 1939, ch. 164, 36; 1941 Comp., 54-1436; 1953 Comp., 51-15-36.