§ 7-8-1 Short title
§ 7-8-2 Definitions
§ 7-8-3 Authorized purposes
§ 7-8-4 Application of general corporation law
§ 7-8-5 Federation and cooperation between associations
§ 7-8-6 Contents of articles of association
§ 7-8-7 Name of association
§ 7-8-8 Fee payable to secretary of state by nonstock corporation
§ 7-8-9 Amendment of articles
§ 7-8-10 Contents of bylaws
§ 7-8-11 Meetings of members
§ 7-8-12 Voting rights
§ 7-8-13 Proxy and mail votes
§ 7-8-14 Mail voting included in statutory provisions
§ 7-8-15 Apportionment of directors among units
§ 7-8-16 Restriction on dividends
§ 7-8-17 Membership of organizations — Payment of capital as prerequisite to membership
§ 7-8-18 Share and membership certificates
§ 7-8-19 Application of corporation and franchise taxes to associations without stock
§ 7-8-20 Association’s pre-emptive right to repurchase shares
§ 7-8-21 Transfer of holdings
§ 7-8-22 Recall of shares
§ 7-8-23 Impairment of solvency prohibited
§ 7-8-24 Expulsion of members
§ 7-8-25 Exemption of holdings from attachment
§ 7-8-26 Apportionment of net savings
§ 7-8-27 Contents of annual report
§ 7-8-28 Distribution of assets on dissolution
§ 7-8-29 Bonding of officers and employees
§ 7-8-30 Annual audit of books
§ 7-8-31 Exemption from securities law
§ 7-8-32 Acceptance of chapter by cooperatives formed under other law
§ 7-8-33 Use of word “cooperative”
§ 7-8-34 Inapplicable law
§ 7-8-35 Severability

Terms Used In Rhode Island General Laws > Chapter 7-8

  • Association: means any corporation formed under this chapter. See Rhode Island General Laws 7-8-2.
  • Member: means not only a member in a nonshare association but also a member in a share association. See Rhode Island General Laws 7-8-2.
  • Membership: means , in the case of a share association, the status whereby a shareholder becomes entitled to all the rights, including, but not limited to, the right of voting and of receiving dividends on shares, and apportionment of net savings in cash, which accrue to him or her under the articles of association and bylaws upon the acquisition of the minimum number of shares of stock required by the articles of association for membership and upon fulfillment of the eligibility requirements of the association. See Rhode Island General Laws 7-8-2.
  • person: extends to and includes co-partnerships and bodies corporate and politic. See Rhode Island General Laws 43-3-6.
  • United States: include the several states and the territories of the United States. See Rhode Island General Laws 43-3-8.