15 Pennsylvania Consolidated Statutes § 7107 - Termination Of Nonprofit Cooperative Corporation Status

§ 7107. Termination of nonprofit cooperative corporation status.

(a) General rule.--A nonprofit cooperative corporation may terminate its status as such and cease to be subject to this chapter by:

(1) Adopting a plan of conversion adjusting its affairs so as to comply with the requirements of this subpart applicable to nonprofit corporations that are not cooperative corporations.

(2) Amending its articles to delete therefrom the additional provisions required or permitted by:

(i) section 7102(a) (relating to cooperative corporations generally) to be stated in the articles of a cooperative corporation; and

(ii) section 7103 (relating to use of term "cooperative" in corporate name).

(b) Procedure.--The plan of conversion (which plan shall include the amendment of the articles required by this section) shall be adopted in accordance with Subchapter B of Chapter 59 (relating to amendment of articles) except that:

(1) The members of every class shall be entitled to vote on the plan regardless of any limitations stated in the articles or bylaws, or in a document evidencing membership, on the voting rights of any class.

(2) The plan must be approved by a majority of the votes cast by the members of each class.

(c) Increased vote requirements.--The bylaws of a nonprofit cooperative corporation adopted by the members may provide that, on any amendment to terminate its status as a cooperative corporation, a vote greater than that specified in subsection (b) shall be required. If the bylaws contain such a provision, that provision shall not be amended, repealed or modified by any vote less than that required to terminate the status of the corporation as a cooperative corporation.

(Dec. 19, 1990, P.L.834, No.198, eff. imd.)

1990 Amendment. Act 198 added section 7107.

Cross References. Section 7107 is referred to in section 351 of this title.

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