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DIVISION 5. CREDIT UNIONS [14000 - 16906]

  ( Division 5 repealed and added by Stats. 1979, Ch. 112. )

CHAPTER 9. Merger, Dissolution and Conversion [15200 - 15359]

  ( Chapter 9 added by Stats. 1979, Ch. 112. )

ARTICLE 3. Conversion Into Federal Credit Unions [15300 - 15306]
  ( Article 3 added by Stats. 1979, Ch. 112. )

15300.
  

A credit union may convert itself into a federal credit union by following the procedure contained in this article.

(Repealed and added by Stats. 1979, Ch. 112.)

15301.
  

Upon recommendation of the board of directors the members of any credit union may by an affirmative majority vote of such members resolve to convert such credit union into a federal credit union. For the purposes of this article, an “affirmative majority vote of such members” means that the vote by the members to convert the credit union into a federal credit union is approved or ratified by the affirmative vote of a majority of the votes represented and voting at a duly held meeting at which a quorum is present (which affirmative votes also constitute a majority of the required quorum) or written ballot in conformity with Section 7513 of the Corporations Code or by the affirmative vote or written ballot as may be provided in the bylaws pursuant to subdivision (e) of Section 7151 of the Corporations Code.

(Amended by Stats. 1993, Ch. 399, Sec. 2. Effective January 1, 1994.)

15302.
  

Within 10 days after the meeting or written vote at which the members determine to convert into a federal credit union, the credit union shall file with the commissioner a certificate verified by the board of directors of such credit union. The certificate shall contain a copy of the minutes of the meeting or a copy of the written ballot and the results of the written vote and a statement that the members have approved the determination to convert such credit union into a federal credit union. A copy of such certificate shall be filed with the Secretary of State.

(Amended by Stats. 1980, Ch. 413, Sec. 6.)

15303.
  

A certified copy of the certificate required by Section 15302 filed in the office of the Secretary of State is presumptive evidence of the holding of the meeting or written vote and the action taken thereat.

(Amended by Stats. 1980, Ch. 413, Sec. 7.)

15304.
  

After the meeting or the written vote of the members, the credit union shall take such action as is necessary to make it a federal credit union, and within 10 days after receipt of the federal charter, the credit union shall file with the commissioner and with the Secretary of State, a copy of the charter issued to such credit union by the National Credit Union Administration or a certificate showing the organization of such credit union as a federal credit union certified by or on behalf of the National Credit Union Administration. Upon the filing of such instrument with the Secretary of State the credit union ceases to be a state credit union and is a federal credit union.

(Amended by Stats. 1980, Ch. 413, Sec. 8.)

15305.
  

At the time the conversion into a federal credit union becomes effective, the credit union ceases to be supervised by this state and all of the property of the credit union, including all of its right, title, and interest in and to all property of every kind and character immediately, by operation of law and without any conveyance, or transfer and without any further act or deed, is vested in the credit union under its new name and style as a federal credit union and under its new jurisdiction.

(Repealed and added by Stats. 1979, Ch. 112.)

15306.
  

The converted federal credit union shall have, hold, and enjoy the property mentioned in Section 15305 in its own right as fully and to the same extent as the property was possessed, held, and enjoyed by it as a state credit union and the federal credit union shall continue responsible for all of the obligations of the state credit union to the same extent as though the conversion had not taken place. The federal credit union shall be merely a continuation of the state credit union under a new name and new jurisdiction and such revision of its corporate structure as is considered necessary for its proper operation under the new jurisdiction.

(Added by Stats. 1979, Ch. 112.)

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