Section 5-17-2


Published: 2015

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Section 5-17-2

Section 5-17-2Procedure for organization and incorporation generally.

(a) Any seven residents of the State of Alabama may apply to the Administrator of the Alabama Credit Union Administration for permission to organize a credit union.



(b) A credit union is organized in the following manner: The applicants shall execute in duplicate a certificate of organization by the terms of which they agree to be bound. The certificate shall state: (1) the name and location of the proposed credit union, (2) the names and addresses of the subscribers to the certificate and the number of shares subscribed by each, and (3) the par value of the shares of the credit union. They shall next prepare and adopt bylaws for the general governance of the credit union consistent with the provisions of this chapter and shall execute the same in duplicate. The certificate and bylaws, both executed in duplicate, shall be forwarded to the Administrator of the Alabama Credit Union Administration. The administrator shall, within 30 days of the receipt of said certificate and bylaws, determine whether they conform with the provisions of this chapter and whether or not the organization of the credit union in question would benefit the members of it and be consistent with the purpose of this chapter. Thereupon the Administrator of the Alabama Credit Union Administration shall notify the applicants of his decision. If it is favorable, he shall issue a certificate of approval, attached to the duplicate certificate of organization, and return the same, together with the duplicate bylaws, to the applicants. The applicants shall thereupon file the said duplicate of the certificate of organization, with the certificate of approval attached thereto, with the judge of probate of the county within which the credit union is to do business, who shall make a record of said certificate and return it, along with his certificate of record attached thereto, to the Administrator of the Alabama Credit Union Administration for permanent record. Thereupon, the applicants shall become and be a credit union, incorporated in accordance with the provisions of this chapter. In order to simplify the organization of credit unions, the Administrator of the Alabama Credit Union Administration shall cause to be prepared an approved form of certificate of organization and a form of bylaws, consistent with this chapter, which may be used by credit union incorporators for their guidance, and on written application of any seven residents of the state, shall supply them without charge a blank certificate of organization and a copy of said form of suggested bylaws.

(Acts 1927, No. 597, p. 696; Code 1940, T. 28, §282; Acts 1975, No. 561, p. 1267, §1; Acts 1977, No. 210, p. 282, §3; Acts 1978, No. 469, p. 492, §6; Acts 1983, No. 83-772, p. 1407, §1; Acts 1985, No. 85-457, p. 425, §5.)