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Corporations Code - CORP

TITLE 1. CORPORATIONS [100 - 14631]

  ( Title 1 enacted by Stats. 1947, Ch. 1038. )
  

DIVISION 3. CORPORATIONS FOR SPECIFIC PURPOSES [12000 - 14631]

  ( Division 3 enacted by Stats. 1947, Ch. 1038. )
  

PART 2. COOPERATIVE CORPORATIONS [12200 - 12704]

  ( Heading of Part 2 amended by Stats. 2015, Ch. 192, Sec. 2. )
  

CHAPTER 1. General Provisions, Organization and Bylaws [12200 - 12340]

  ( Chapter 1 added by Stats. 1982, Ch. 1625, Sec. 3. )
  

ARTICLE 1. Title, Purposes and Application of Part [12200 - 12203]
  ( Article 1 added by Stats. 1982, Ch. 1625, Sec. 3. )

  
12201.  

Subject to any other provision of law of this state applying to the particular class of corporation or line of activity, a corporation may be formed under this part for any lawful purpose provided that it shall be organized and shall conduct its business primarily for the mutual benefit of its members as patrons of the corporation. The earnings, savings, or benefits of the corporation shall be used for the general welfare of the members or shall be proportionately and equitably distributed to some or all of its members or its patrons, based upon their patronage (Section 12243) of the corporation, in the form of cash, property, evidences of indebtedness, capital credits, memberships, or services.

Such corporations are democratically controlled and are not organized to make a profit for themselves, as such, or for their members, as such, but primarily for their members as patrons (Section 12243).

(Repealed and added by Stats. 1982, Ch. 1625, Sec. 3. Operative January 1, 1984.)