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DIVISION 1. REGULATION OF PUBLIC UTILITIES [201 - 3297]

  ( 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 9. Members [3171 - 3181]
  ( Article 9 added by Stats. 1987, Ch. 680, Sec. 1. )

3171.
  

Under the terms and conditions which are prescribed in the bylaws adopted by it, an association may admit as members or issue common stock to only those persons engaged in the production of gas which is to be handled by or through the association, or that use or employ any service or facility offered by the association on, or in connection with, land which is used for the production of gas, including the lessees and tenants of land which is used for the production of gas and any lessors, including any lessors, sublessors, or landlords that received as royalty, overriding royalty or rent, all or part of the gas or the value thereof, which is produced on the leased premises, and landlords that receive as rent all or part of the gas which is produced on the leased premises.

(Amended by Stats. 1989, Ch. 349, Sec. 2.)

3172.
  

If a member of a nonstock association is other than a natural person, that member may be represented by any individual, associate, officer, manager, or member of it who is authorized in writing to do so.

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

3173.
  

Any association may become a member or stockholder of any other association.

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

3174.
  

If a member of an association which is established without shares of stock has paid the prescribed membership fee in full, the member shall receive a certificate of membership.

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

3175.
  

An association shall not issue a certificate for stock to a member until it has been fully paid for. The promissory notes of the members may be accepted by the association as full or partial payment. The association shall hold the stock as security for the payment of the note, but that retention as security does not affect the member’s right to vote.

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

3176.
  

An association, in its bylaws, may limit the amount of common stock which any member may own.

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

3177.
  

The bylaws shall prohibit the transfer of the common stock or membership certificates of the associations to any person that is not qualified to be a shareholder or member, as specified in this chapter. These restrictions shall be printed upon every certificate of stock or membership which is subject to them.

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

3178.
  

The association may, at any time, as specified in the bylaws, except when the debts of the association exceed 50 percent of its assets, buy in or purchase its common stock at the book value of the common stock, as conclusively determined by the board of directors, and pay for it in cash within one year thereafter.

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

3179.
  

A member is not liable for the debts of the association in an amount which exceeds the sum which remains unpaid on the member’s or stockholder’s membership fee or subscription to the capital stock, including any unpaid balance on any promissory note which is given in payment of the membership fee or the subscription to the capital stock.

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

3180.
  

No public utility, corporation holding a controlling interest in a public utility, or subsidiary or affiliate of a public utility may be a member of an association organized pursuant to this chapter.

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

3181.
  

No producer of gas owning or controlling petroleum refining capacity of 100,000 or more barrels per day in California, or a producer of gas owned or controlled by a producer of gas owning or controlling petroleum refining capacity of 100,000 or more barrels per day in California, may be a member of an association organized pursuant to this chapter.

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

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