Maine Revised Statutes

§3734. Members

1. Incorporators are members.  Each incorporator of a cooperative is a member of the cooperative, but no other person may become a member unless that person agrees to use transmission and distribution service or other services furnished by the cooperative when they are made available through its facilities.
[ 1999, c. 398, Pt. A, §89 (AMD); 1999, c. 398, Pt. A, §§104, 105 (AFF) .]
2. Requirements of membership.  Any member of a cooperative who agrees to use transmission and distribution service ceases to be a member if that member does not use transmission and distribution service supplied by the cooperative within 6 months after it is made available or if transmission and distribution service is not made available by the cooperative within 2 years after the member becomes a member or such lesser period as the bylaws of the cooperative may provide.
[ 1999, c. 398, Pt. A, §89 (AMD); 1999, c. 398, Pt. A, §§104, 105 (AFF) .]
3. Joint membership.  A husband and wife may hold a joint membership in a cooperative.
[ 1987, c. 141, Pt. A, §6 (NEW) .]
4. Membership not transferable.  Membership in a cooperative is not transferable, except as provided in the bylaws.
[ 1987, c. 141, Pt. A, §6 (NEW) .]
5. Additional qualifications.  The bylaws may prescribe additional qualifications and limitations in respect to membership.
[ 1987, c. 141, Pt. A, §6 (NEW) .]
SECTION HISTORY
1987, c. 141, §A6 (NEW). 1999, c. 398, §A89 (AMD). 1999, c. 398, §§A104,105 (AFF).