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DIVISION 1. REGULATION OF PUBLIC UTILITIES [201 - 3260]

  ( Division 1 enacted by Stats. 1951, Ch. 764. )

PART 4. PRODUCTION AND TRANSMISSION OF PUBLIC UTILITY COMMODITIES AND SERVICES [3001 - 3255]

  ( Part 4 added by Stats. 1987, Ch. 680, Sec. 1. )

CHAPTER 1. Gas Producers’ Cooperative Associations [3001 - 3224]

  ( Chapter 1 added by Stats. 1987, Ch. 680, Sec. 1. )

ARTICLE 5. Bylaws [3081 - 3092]
  ( Article 5 added by Stats. 1987, Ch. 680, Sec. 1. )

3081.
  

Each association shall, within 30 days after its incorporation, adopt for its government and management a code of bylaws that is not inconsistent with this chapter. The vote or written assent of the members that hold at least a majority of the voting power is necessary to adopt the bylaws and is effective to repeal or amend the bylaws or to adopt additional bylaws.

The power to repeal and amend the bylaws, and to adopt new bylaws, may, by a similar vote or similar written assent, be delegated to the board of directors, which authority may, by a similar vote or similar written assent, be revoked.

(Added by Stats. 1987, Ch. 680, Sec. 1.)

3082.
  

The bylaws may prescribe the time, place, and manner of calling and conducting meetings. Meetings of members shall be held at the place specified in the bylaws or, if no such provision is made, the meetings shall be held in the city where the principal place of business is located at a place designated by the board of directors. Meetings of the board of directors may be held at any place within or outside the state which is fixed by a majority of the board of directors, unless otherwise provided in the articles of incorporation or bylaws.

(Added by Stats. 1987, Ch. 680, Sec. 1.)

3083.
  

The bylaws may prescribe the number of stockholders or members which constitutes a quorum.

(Added by Stats. 1987, Ch. 680, Sec. 1.)

3084.
  

The bylaws may prescribe the right of members to vote by proxy or by mail, or both; the conditions, manner, form, and effects of their votes; the right of members to cumulate their votes; and the prohibition, if desired, of cumulative voting.

(Added by Stats. 1987, Ch. 680, Sec. 1.)

3085.
  

The bylaws may prescribe the number of directors which constitutes a quorum.

(Added by Stats. 1987, Ch. 680, Sec. 1.)

3086.
  

(a) The bylaws may prescribe the qualifications, compensation, duties, and term of office of the directors and officers and the time of their election.

(b) The number of directors set forth in the articles of incorporation shall be either a fixed number or a variable number. If a fixed number, it shall not be less than three. If a variable number, the stated minimum shall not be less than three and the stated maximum shall not be more than two times the stated minimum minus one.

(c) The number of directors may also be set forth in the bylaws either as a fixed number or as a variable number subject to the same limitations as in subdivision (b). After members have been admitted, any adoption or amendment of the bylaw provision shall be subject to approval pursuant to Section 152 of the Corporations Code.

(d) In the event of an inconsistency between an article provision referred to in subdivision (b) and a bylaw provision referred to in subdivision (c), the provision more recently adopted or amended shall prevail.

(e) If a variable number of directors is set forth in the articles of incorporation or the bylaws, the exact number of directors shall be fixed, within the limits specified, by approval of the board of directors or by the members pursuant to Section 153 of the Corporations Code in the manner designated in the bylaws.

(Added by Stats. 1987, Ch. 680, Sec. 1.)

3087.
  

The bylaws may prescribe penalties for violations of the bylaws.

(Added by Stats. 1987, Ch. 680, Sec. 1.)

3088.
  

The bylaws may prescribe the amount of entrance, organization, and membership fees, if any; the manner and method of collection of these fees; and the purposes for which they may be used.

(Added by Stats. 1987, Ch. 680, Sec. 1.)

3089.
  

The bylaws may prescribe the amount which each member shall be required to pay annually, or from time to time if at all, to carry on the business of the association; the charge, if any, to be paid by each member or for services rendered by the association and the time of payment and the manner of collection; and the marketing contract between the association and its members which every member may be required to sign.

(Added by Stats. 1987, Ch. 680, Sec. 1.)

3090.
  

The bylaws may prescribe the amount of any dividends which may be declared on the stock or membership capital, which shall not exceed 8 percent per annum, shall be in the nature of interest, and shall not affect the nonprofit character of any association.

(Added by Stats. 1987, Ch. 680, Sec. 1.)

3091.
  

The bylaws may prescribe the number and qualification of members of the association and the conditions precedent to membership; the method, time, and manner of permitting members to withdraw or to transfer their stock; the manner of assignment and transfer of the interest of members; the conditions upon which, and time when, membership of any member shall cease; the automatic supsension of the rights of a member who ceases to be eligible for membership in the association; and the mode, manner, and effect of the expulsion of a member.

(Added by Stats. 1987, Ch. 680, Sec. 1.)

3092.
  

The bylaws may prescribe the manner of determining the value of a member’s interest and provision for its purchase by the association upon the death or withdrawal of a member or upon the expulsion of a member or forfeiture of membership or, at the option of the association, the purchase at a price fixed by conclusive appraisal by the board of directors. In case of the expulsion of a member, and where the bylaws do not provide any procedure or penalty, the board of directors shall equitably and conclusively appraise the member’s property interest in the association and shall fix the amount of that property interest in money, which shall be paid to the member within one year after expulsion.

(Added by Stats. 1987, Ch. 680, Sec. 1.)

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