Current as of: 2009
A. The membership shall consist of the incorporators and such natural persons as have been duly elected to membership and have subscribed to one or more shares and have paid for the same in whole or in part with the entrance fee as required by the charter and by-laws and have complied with such other requirements as the act of incorporation may contain. Other organizations, incorporated or not, composed primarily of the same individuals who are eligible to membership in the credit union are also eligible to membership.
B. Credit unions shall be organized only within groups that have a common bond of residence within a well defined neighborhood, small community, or rural district, or occupation, or association, or any combination thereof. The minimum potential of one hundred persons shall be required in groups having a common bond of occupation, and a potential of two hundred families shall be required in other type groups. Employee groups with insufficient membership shall be eligible in a central type credit union with the approval of the commissioner. Credit union membership shall consist of the incorporators and such other persons and incorporated and unincorporated organizations, to the extent provided for in the charter and bylaws, as may be elected to membership, and as such shall each subscribe to one share of its stock and a uniform entrance fee if required by the board of directors. A person who has retired from active employment, but receives retirement compensation, may continue to retain full membership.
C. Students who qualify for a student loan under the provisions of the Louisiana Higher Education Assistance Commission Act* shall be eligible for membership in any credit union domiciled in this state solely for the purpose of obtaining a student loan under the provisions of the Louisiana Higher Education Assistance Commission Act.
D. Members of a federally chartered or state chartered credit union in liquidation in Louisiana, who are residents of Louisiana, shall be eligible for membership in a central type credit union.
Amended by Acts 1954, No. 530, §1; Acts 1970, No. 401, §2; Acts 1972, No. 160, §1; Acts 1974, No. 598, §1; Acts 1981, No. 166, §1.
*See, R.S. 17:3021 to 17:3030Prev | Next
U.S. Code Provisions: Credit Unions
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