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Food and Agricultural Code - FAC


  ( Division 20 enacted by Stats. 1967, Ch. 15. )

CHAPTER 1. Nonprofit Cooperative Associations [54001 - 54294]

  ( Chapter 1 enacted by Stats. 1967, Ch. 15. )

ARTICLE 8. Financial Provisions [54201 - 54204]
  ( Article 8 enacted by Stats. 1967, Ch. 15. )


An association is not subject in any manner to the terms of the Corporate Securities Law, Division 1 (commencing with Section 25000), Title 4 of the Corporations Code, and any association may issue its membership certificates or stock or other securities as provided in this chapter without the necessity of any qualification under that law.

(Amended by Stats. 1968, Ch. 88.)


If an association issues nonpar value stock, the issuance of such stock shall be governed by the terms of all general laws which cover the issuance of nonpar value stock in domestic corporations.

(Enacted by Stats. 1967, Ch. 15.)


If an association with preferred shares of stock purchases the stock or any property, or any interest in any property of any person, it may discharge the obligations which are so incurred, wholly or in part, by exchanging for the acquired interest, shares of its preferred stock to an amount which at par value would equal the fair market value of the stock or interest so purchased, as determined by the board of directors. In that case the transfer to the association of the stock or interest which is purchased is equivalent to payment in cash for the shares of stock which are issued.

(Enacted by Stats. 1967, Ch. 15.)


The board of directors of every association shall cause to be sent to the members of the association not later than 120 days after the close of the fiscal or calendar year an annual report of the operations of the association, unless such report is expressly dispensed with in the bylaws.

If required by the bylaws, interim reports of the operations of the association for the three month, six month, or nine month periods of the current fiscal year of the association shall be furnished to the members of the association.

Such annual report and any such interim reports shall include a balance sheet as of such closing date. Such financial statement shall be prepared from, and be in accordance with, the books. It shall be prepared in a form which is sanctioned by sound accounting practice for the association or approved by a duly certified public accountant or a public accountant.

(Amended by Stats. 1978, Ch. 586.)

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