35-18-301. Members. (1) A person who is not an incorporator may not become a member of a cooperative unless that person agrees to use electrical energy, electrical energy delivery services, or telephone service as provided by the cooperative's bylaws.
(2) Membership in the cooperative is not transferable, except as provided in the bylaws. The articles of incorporation or the bylaws may allow joint membership and may prescribe additional qualifications, limitations, rights, and obligations in respect to any membership and membership class, including but not limited to the number of trustees that each class or membership or class or classes of membership within a voting district under 35-18-313 are entitled to elect.
(3) The articles of incorporation or the bylaws of a cooperative may provide for classifications of members in a cooperative.
(4) Members or a class or classes of members may designate voting delegates, as provided by 35-18-313 and the cooperative's bylaws, and may vote through their designated voting delegates. The bylaws may provide that each classification of members may designate a different number and method for selecting and governing voting delegates.
History: En. Sec. 8, Ch. 172, L. 1939; amd. Sec. 5, Ch. 80, L. 1957; R.C.M. 1947, 14-508(a); amd. Sec. 45, Ch. 7, L. 2001; amd. Sec. 5, Ch. 406, L. 2001.