2019 New Mexico Statutes
Chapter 53 - Corporations
Article 4 - Cooperative Associations
Section 53-4-7 - Articles of incorporation; amendments; fee.

Universal Citation: NM Stat § 53-4-7 (2019)

A. Amendments to the articles of incorporation may be proposed by a two-thirds' vote of the board of directors or by petition of one-tenth of the association's members. Notice of the meeting to consider the amendment shall be sent by the secretary at least thirty days in advance to each member at his last known address, accompanied by the full text of the proposal and by that part of the articles to be amended. Two-thirds of the members voting may adopt the amendment and, when verified by the president and the secretary, it shall be filed with the public regulation commission [secretary of state] within thirty days of its adoption, and a fee of twenty-five dollars ($25.00) shall be paid.

B. If the amendment is to alter the preferences of outstanding shares of any type or to authorize the issuance of shares having preferences superior to outstanding shares of any type, the vote of two-thirds of the members owning the outstanding shares affected by the change shall also be required for the adoption of the amendment.

C. The amount of capital and the number and par value of shares may be diminished or increased by amendment of the articles, but the capital shall not be diminished below the amount of paid-up capital existing at the time of amendment.

History: Laws 1939, ch. 164, § 7; 1941 Comp., § 54-1407; 1953 Comp., § 51-15-7; Laws 1993, ch. 311, § 5; 2001, ch. 200, § 17.


Bracketed material. — The bracketed material was inserted by the compiler and is not part of the law.

Laws 2013, ch. 75, § 9 provided that as of July 1, 2013, the secretary of state, pursuant to N.M. const., Art. 11, § 19, shall assume responsibility for chartering corporations as provided by law, including the performance of the functions of the former corporations bureau of the public regulation commission, and that except for Subsection D of 53-5-8 NMSA 1978, references to the "public regulation commission", "state corporation commission" or "commission" shall be construed to be references to the secretary of state. See 8-4-7 NMSA 1978.

The 2001 amendment, effective July 1, 2001, inserted "of incorporation" following "articles" and substituted "public regulation commission" for "state corporation commission".

The 1993 amendment, effective July 1, 1993, added the subsection designations; and in Subsection A, substituted "twenty-five dollars ($25.00)" for "ten dollars ($10.00)" and made minor stylistic changes throughout the subsection.

Am. Jur. 2d, A.L.R. and C.J.S. references. — 18 Am. Jur. 2d Cooperative Associations §§ 13 to 15; 18 Am. Jur. 2d Corporations §§ 79 to 95.

18 C.J.S. Corporations § 25 et seq.

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