ORS 62.774¹
Qualifications of members
  • membership shares
  • rights of members

(1) The articles of incorporation or the bylaws shall establish qualifications and the method of acceptance and termination of members. No person may be accepted as a member unless employed by the employee cooperative on a full-time or part-time basis.

(2) An employee cooperative shall issue a class of voting shares designated as membership shares. Each member shall own only one such membership share and only members may own such shares.

(3) Membership shares shall be issued for a fee as shall be determined from time to time by the directors. The redemption price of membership shares is determined by reference to internal capital accounts as described in ORS 62.783 (Internal capital accounts).

(4) Members of an employee cooperative shall have all the rights and responsibilities of shareholders of a corporation organized under this chapter, except as otherwise provided in ORS 62.765 (Definitions for ORS 62.765 to 62.792) to 62.792 (Short title). [1987 c.677 §16; 1989 c.171 §8]

Chapter 62

Atty. Gen. Opinions

Homestead as applied to a shareholder-tenant in a co­op­er­a­tive apart­ment, (1971) Vol 35, p 897

1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 62—Cooperatives, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ors062.­html (2019) (last ac­cessed May 16, 2020).
2 Legislative Counsel Committee, Annotations to the Oregon Revised Stat­utes, Cumulative Supplement - 2019, Chapter 62, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ano062.­html (2019) (last ac­cessed May 16, 2020).
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