Texas Business Organizations Code
Sec. § 251.203
Share and Membership Certificates; Recall


The bylaws of a cooperative association may authorize the cooperative association’s board of directors to recall during a specified time and in accordance with the bylaws the membership certificates of a member who fails to patronize the cooperative association. The board may use the reserve funds to recall, at par value, the membership certificates of any member in excess of the amount required for membership.


After the board of directors of a cooperative association recalls a membership certificate under Subsection (a), membership in the cooperative association is terminated and the board shall cause the cooperative association to reissue or cancel the certificate. The board of directors may not recall membership certificates if recalling the certificates would jeopardize the cooperative association’s solvency.


The board of directors may use the reserve funds to recall and repurchase the investment certificates of an investor at par value plus any investment dividends due.


The bylaws of a cooperative association may establish specific procedures, terms, and conditions for recalls and repurchases of investment certificates.
Acts 2003, 78th Leg., ch. 182, Sec. 1, eff. Jan. 1, 2006.
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