ORS 62.783
Internal capital accounts

  • redemption of shares
  • collective reserve account


(a) Any employee cooperative may establish through its articles of incorporation or bylaws a system of internal capital accounts, to reflect the book value and to determine the redemption price of membership shares, capital shares and written notices of allocation.


As used in this subsection, “written notice of allocation” means a written instrument which discloses to a member the stated dollar amount of such member’s patronage allocation and the terms for payment of that amount by the employee cooperative.


The articles of incorporation or bylaws of an employee cooperative may permit the periodic redemption of written notices of allocation and capital shares, and must provide for recall and redemption of the membership share upon termination of membership in the cooperative. No redemption shall be made if such redemption would result in the liability of any director or officer of the employee cooperative.


The articles of incorporation or bylaws may provide for the employee cooperative to pay or credit interest on the balance in each member’s internal capital account.


The articles of incorporation or bylaws may authorize assignment of a portion of retained net earnings and net losses to a collective reserve account. Earnings assigned to the collective reserve account may be used for any and all corporate purposes as determined by the board of directors. [1987 c.677 §19]
Chapter 62

Atty. Gen. Opinions

Homestead as applied to a shareholder-tenant in a cooperative apartment, (1971) Vol 35, p 897


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