On Production Cooperatives

Original Language Title: О производственных кооперативах

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RUSSIAN FEDERATION FEDERAL LAW on production cooperatives adopted by the State Duma April 10, 1996 year (as amended by the federal laws on 14.05.2001. N 53-FZ;
from 21.03.2002 N 31-FZ; from 18.12.2006 y. N 231-FZ;
from 19.07.2009 N 205-FZ; from 30/11/2011 N 362-FZ) Chapter i. General provisions article 1. The notion of a production cooperative Production co-operative (Artel) (hereinafter referred to as co-op) is a voluntary association of citizens on the basis of membership for joint industrial and other economic activities, based on their personal labour and the participation and integration of its members (participants) of property contributions. The founding document of a cooperative may provide for the participation of legal entities. The cooperative is a legal entity-a commercial organization.
Article 2. Relations regulated by the present Federal Law 1. This federal law regulates relations arising in the formation, operation and termination of activities of cooperatives engaged in production, processing, marketing of industrial and other production, trade, construction, domestic and other types of services, mining and other natural resources, collection and processing of secondary raw materials, research, engineering, as well as providing medical, legal, marketing and other services not prohibited by law.
2. peculiarities of creation and activity of agricultural production cooperatives are defined in the law on agricultural cooperation.
Article 3. Legislation on cooperatives Cooperatives operate on the basis of the Constitution of the Russian Federation, the Civil Code of the Russian Federation, this federal law adopted in accordance with the federal laws and other regulatory legal acts of the constituent entities of the Russian Federation on the matters of joint competence, within their competence, in accordance with the Constitution of the Russian Federation.
CHAPTER II. COOPERATIVE EDUCATION Article 4. The procedure for the formation of a cooperative the cooperative is formed exclusively by decision of its founders. The number of members of the cooperative may not be less than five people. The members (participants) of a cooperative may be citizens of the Russian Federation, foreign citizens, persons without citizenship. Juridical person participates in the cooperative, through his representative, in accordance with the Charter of the cooperative.
Article 5. The Charter of the cooperative 1. The founding document of the cooperative is the Charter, approved by the general meeting of members of the cooperative.
Brand name of the cooperative must contain its name and the word "co-operative" or "Artel". Other requirements to the name of the cooperative shall be established by the Civil Code of the Russian Federation. (As amended by federal law from 18.12.2006 y. N 231-FZ)
2. the Charter of the cooperative shall be determined by the brand name, its location, and also contain conditions on the size of share contributions of members of the cooperative; on the composition and making share contributions by members of the cooperative and their liability for violating obligations to make such contributions; on the nature and order of the labour and other cooperative members ' participation in its activities, or about their liability for violating obligations on personal labour and other forms of participation; on the procedure of distribution of profits and losses of the cooperative; the amount and conditions of subsidiary liability of the members of the cooperative on its debts; on the composition and competence of the organs of administration of the cooperative and the procedure for their making decisions, including on questions decisions on which are taken unanimously or by a qualified majority; on the procedure of payment of the price of a share or the issuance of the corresponding property of a person who has terminated his membership in the co-op; the manner of entry into new cooperative members; the order of release of the cooperative; on the grounds and on an exceptional basis, of the members of the cooperative; procedure for the formation of the property of the cooperative; list of branches and representative offices of the cooperative; on the procedure for reorganization and liquidation of the cooperative.
In the Charter of the cooperative can contain other essential to its activity information.
Article 6. State registration of the cooperative 1. State registration of the cooperative shall be effected in the manner prescribed by law.
2. the list of documents submitted for State registration of the cooperative, shall be determined in accordance with the legislation of the Russian Federation.
(Paragraph 3 deleted-the Federal law from 21.03.2002 N 31-FZ)
3. Amendments to the articles of Association of a cooperative shall be made in the prescribed manner. (Paragraph 4 as subclause 3 as amended by federal law from 21.03.2002 N 31-FZ), chap. III. The rights and duties of a MEMBER of the COOPERATIVE Article 7. Membership in the co-op 1. Members of the cooperative may be made the prescribed by the Charter of the cooperative share contribution of the Russian Federation citizens who have attained the age of sixteen. The size and procedure for introducing shareholding shall be determined by the Charter of the cooperative.
Foreign citizens and stateless persons may be members of the cooperative on an equal footing with citizens of the Russian Federation.

2. the number of members of the cooperative who share contribution involved in the co-op, but not accepting personal labor participation in its activities shall not exceed twenty-five per cent of the number of members of the cooperative, taking personal labor participation in its activities.
3. In the event of the death of a member of the cooperative, his heirs may be admitted as members of the cooperative unless otherwise provided by the Charter of the cooperative. Otherwise, the co-op pays the heirs of the deceased member's unit cost co-op owed him wages, premiums and copayments.
Article 8. Fundamental rights and duties of a member of the cooperative 1. A member of a cooperative has the right to participate in the production and other economic activities of the cooperative, as well as in the work of the General Assembly of the members of the cooperative, with the right to one vote;
to elect and be elected to the Supervisory Board, the Executive and the supervisory bodies of the cooperative;
make proposals for the improvement of the activity of the cooperative, the Elimination of shortcomings in the work of its bodies and officials;
receive profit share of the cooperative to be apportioned among Member States, as well as other payments;
request information from officials of the co-op on any questions of its activities;
go on your own from the cooperative and get prescribed by this federal law and the Charter of the cooperative;
seek judicial protection of their rights, including to appeal decisions of the managing bodies of the cooperative, which violate the rights of a member of the cooperative. (As amended by federal law from 19.07.2009 N 205-FZ), members of the cooperative, accepting personal labor participation in the activities of the cooperative, in addition, have the right to get paid for their work in cash and/or in kind.
2. a member of the cooperative is obliged to: make a shareholding;
participate in the activities of the co-operative personal work or by making an additional shareholding, the minimum size of which is determined by the Charter of the cooperative;
comply with established for members of the cooperative, taking personal labor participation in the activities of cooperative House rules;
carry prescribed by this federal law and the Charter of the cooperative subsidiary liability for the debts of the cooperative.
CHAPTER IV. The PROPERTY of the COOPERATIVE Article 9. Cooperative property 1. The cooperative has the right to own any asset except for related legislation of the Russian Federation to the Federal, other State or municipal property.
2. the property of the cooperative is formed due to the contributions of members of the cooperative, as set out in its Charter, the profits from its own activities, credits, property transferred to the gift of physical and legal persons, other legislation permitted sources.
3. property that is owned by the cooperative is divided into units of its members in accordance with the Charter of the cooperative.
Pai consists of a shareholding member of the cooperative and the relevant part of the cooperative's net assets (except an undivided Fund).
Composition and procedure for determining the size of the share of a member of a cooperative shall be determined by the Charter of the cooperative.
4. a member of the cooperative may transfer his share or part thereof to another Member of the cooperative unless otherwise provided by the Charter of the cooperative. The transfer of a share shall result in the termination of membership in the cooperative.
The transfer of a share (or part of it) to a citizen who is not a member of the cooperative is allowed only with the consent of the cooperative. In this case, citizen, acquired a share (part thereof) shall be accepted for membership in the cooperative. Members of the cooperative have a preferential right to purchase such share (part thereof).
Transfer of share (part thereof) shall be as provided for in the Charter of the cooperative.
5. a member of the cooperative may be on a contract basis to transfer assets belonging to him and other cooperative. Output or an exception from the co-op does not constitute grounds for unilateral termination or modification of the relationship of a member of the cooperative and cooperative about the transferred property, unless otherwise provided by agreement of the parties.
6. Cooperative may not issue shares.
Article 10. Mutual fund cooperative 1. A member of the cooperative must pay at the time of State registration of the cooperative not less than ten per cent shareholding. The rest of the shareholding is made within one year after the State registration of the cooperative.
2. Share contribution of a member of the cooperative may be money, securities and other property, including property rights, as well as other objects of civil rights.
Land and other natural resources may be equity contribution to the extent of their turnover to the laws of the land and natural resources.
Score shareholding is held with cooperative education cooperative members by mutual agreement on the basis of prevailing market prices, and when joining a cooperative of new members of the Commission appointed by the Board of the cooperative. Score shareholding in excess of two hundred and fifty established by federal law, the minimum wage should be performed by an independent appraiser. (As amended by the Federal law on 14.05.2001. N 53-FZ)

The size of the shareholding shall be established by the Charter of the cooperative.
The Charter of the cooperative shall be liability for violation of the cooperative member's obligations on introducing shareholding.
3. Mutual Fund contributions comprise the cooperative. Mutual fund cooperative property specifies the minimum size of the cooperative, guarantying the interests of its creditors. Mutual fund should be completely formed during the first year of operation of the cooperative.
4. the general meeting of members of the cooperative is obliged to declare to reduce the size of the unit trust, if at the end of the second or each subsequent year the net asset value is less than the value of the mutual fund, and register this reduction by the established procedure.
5. The net asset value of the cooperative shall be determined according to accounting in order, established by the Government of the Russian Federation authorized federal body of executive power. (Para supplemented by Federal Act of 30/11/2011 N 362-FZ), Article 11. Co-op funds 1. The Charter of the cooperative can be found that some portion of the cooperative-owned property is indivisible Fund co-operative that is used for the purposes defined by the Charter of the cooperative. A decision on the formation of indivisible Fund cooperative was adopted by the unanimous decision of the members of the cooperative, if the Charter of the cooperative provide otherwise.
The estate that forms the indivisible Fund cooperative, is not included in the shares of the members of the cooperative. The specified property cannot be levied on personal debts of a member of the cooperative.
2. The Charter of the cooperative may provide for other formed the cooperative funds.
Article 12. Profit distribution cooperative 1. Profit of the cooperative shall be distributed among its members in accordance with their personal labour and (or) other participation, the size of the shareholding, and among the members of the cooperative does not host personal labor participation in the cooperative activity, the size of their shareholding. By decision of the general meeting of members of the cooperative part of the profits of the cooperative may be distributed among its employees.
Profit allocation provided for in the Charter of the cooperative.
2. Distribution among the members of the cooperative shall be part of the cooperative's profit remaining after payment of taxes and other obligatory payments, as well as after sending profits for other purposes determined by the general meeting of members of the cooperative.
Part of the profits of the cooperative, distributed among the members of the cooperative in proportion to their contributions shall not exceed fifty per cent of the profits of the cooperative, to be distributed among the members of the cooperative.
Article 13. Responsibility of the cooperative and its members for the obligations of the cooperative 1. The cooperative is liable for its obligations with all property belonging to him.
Subsidiary liability for the obligations of the members of the cooperative shall be determined in the manner provided for in the Charter of the cooperative.
2. Cooperative is not responsible for the obligations of its members.
3. Levy of execution upon Pai member cooperative according to his personal debts shall be permitted only when there is a shortage of other assets to cover such debts in the order specified by the Charter of the cooperative.
Recovery for personal debts of a member of the cooperative may not be drawn to the indivisible Fund.
CHAPTER v. Management in COOPERATIVE Article 14. 1 cooperative management bodies. The Supreme management organ of the cooperative is the general meeting of its members.
2. membership in co-op with more than fifty can be created by the Supervisory Board.
3. the composition of the executive bodies of the cooperative is composed of the Board and (or) Chairman of the cooperative.
4. the members of the Supervisory Board and the members of the Board of the cooperative, as well as Chairman of the cooperative may only be members of the cooperative.
5. a member of the cooperative may not be simultaneously a member of the Supervisory Board and a member of the Board of Directors (Chairman) of the cooperative.
Article 15. The general meeting of the members of the cooperative 1. The general meeting of the members of the cooperative has the right to consider and decide on any matter of education and cooperative activities.
The exclusive competence of the general meeting of the members of the cooperative include: approval of the Charter of the cooperative, making changes to it;
determination of the main directions of the activity of the cooperative;
membership in the cooperative and cooperative members;
setting the size of the shareholding, the size and order of education funds of the cooperative; determining their use;
the Supervisory Board of education and the termination of the powers of its members, as well as education and the termination of the powers of the executive bodies of the cooperative, if this right under the Charter of the cooperative is not transferred its supervisory board;
election of the auditing Commission (Auditor), the termination of the powers of its members;
approval of annual reports and accounting balance sheets, conclusions internal audit Commission (internal auditor), auditor of the cooperative;
distribution of profits and losses of the cooperative;
decisions about reorganization and liquidation of the cooperative;

the establishment and liquidation of branches and representative offices of the cooperative, to approve regulations on them;
the decision of questions on participation in business partnerships and companies, as well as for membership in the cooperative unions (associations).
The Charter of the cooperative to the exclusive competence of the general meeting of the members of the cooperative may be assigned and other matters relating to the activities of the cooperative.
2. The general meeting of the members of a cooperative is entitled to make decisions at this meeting has more than fifty per cent of the total number of members of the cooperative.
The general meeting of the members of the cooperative shall take decisions by a simple majority of those present at this meeting, the members of the cooperative, unless otherwise stipulated by this federal law or the Charter of the cooperative.
Each Member of the cooperative, regardless of the size of its share has in decision-making by the general meeting of members of the cooperative one vote.
Decision to amend the Charter of the cooperative, on the reorganization (except conversions in a business partnership or company) and the liquidation of a cooperative shall be taken by three fourths of the votes of the members present at the general meeting of the cooperative. The decision to transform the cooperative in a business partnership or society was adopted by the unanimous decision of the members of the cooperative.
Decision to exclude a member of a cooperative shall be adopted by a two-thirds vote at a general meeting of members of the cooperative.
3. Annual General meeting of the members of the cooperative shall be convened by the Board (Chairman) of the cooperative and is held at least once a year within the deadlines established by the Charter of the cooperative, but not later than three months after the end of the fiscal year.
Extraordinary general meeting of the members of the cooperative shall be convened by the Board (Chairman) of the cooperative on its own initiative, a decision of the Supervisory Board of the cooperative, the demand of Internal Audit Commission (internal auditor) of a cooperative or at the request of not less than ten per cent of the total number of members of the cooperative.
The convening of the extraordinary general meeting of the members of the cooperative by decision of the Supervisory Board of the cooperative, the demand of Internal Audit Commission (internal auditor) of a cooperative or at the request of the members of the cooperative must be made by the Board (Chairman) of the cooperative within thirty days from the date on which such claim were made, or from the date of receipt of the decision of the Supervisory Board of the cooperative. Otherwise, the Supervisory Board of the cooperative, the internal audit Commission (internal auditor) of a cooperative or cooperative members, declared such a requirement are entitled to convene a general meeting of the members of the Coop yourself.
4. The agenda, date, time and place of the general meeting of members of the cooperative are notified in writing no later than twenty days before the date of the general meeting of the members of the cooperative.
The general meeting of the members of the cooperative have no right to make decisions on issues not on its agenda.
The same procedure is done the reconvening of the General Assembly of the members of the cooperative, if his deadline was postponed due to lack of quorum.
5. Regulations of the general meeting of the members of the cooperative and the voting procedure (open or secret) are determined by the general meeting of members of the cooperative.
6. a member of the cooperative, whose rights and interests have been violated by the decision of the general meeting of members of the cooperative, shall have the right to appeal this decision in court.
7. Issues attributed to exclusive competence of the general meeting of the members of the cooperative may not be transferred by decision of the Supervisory Board or the executive bodies of the cooperative.
Article 16. The Supervisory Board of the cooperative 1. In co-op with membership of more than fifty can be created by the Supervisory Board, which oversees the work of the executive bodies of the cooperative and settles other questions delegated the Charter of the cooperative within the purview of its supervisory board. The Supervisory Board of the cooperative is created from the members of the cooperative. The number of members of the Supervisory Board of the cooperative and their term of Office shall be determined by the general meeting of members of the cooperative.
The Supervisory Board of the cooperative shall elect from among its members the Chairman of the Supervisory Board. Member of the Supervisory Board cannot be simultaneously a member of the Board of the cooperative or the Chairman of the cooperative.
The cooperative's Supervisory Board meeting shall be convened as required, but not less than once in six months. Members of the Supervisory Board of the cooperative may not perform acts on behalf of the cooperative.
2. The matters referred to the exclusive competence of the Supervisory Council of the cooperative cannot be transferred to the executive bodies of the cooperative.
Article 17. The executive bodies of the cooperative 1. The executive bodies of the cooperative shall carry out the current leadership of the cooperative.

2. In co-op with more than ten members elected by the Board. The Board of the cooperative shall be elected by the General Assembly from among the members of the cooperative in accordance with its Statute. The Board of the cooperative manages the cooperative during the period between the General meetings of the members of the cooperative. Within the competence of the Board of the cooperative are not assigned to the exclusive competence of the general meeting of the members of the cooperative and the Supervisory Board of the cooperative.
The Board of the cooperative is headed by the Chairman of the cooperative.
3. the Chairman of the cooperative shall be elected by the General Assembly from among the members of the cooperative. If the co-op created Supervisory Board, Chairman of the cooperative shall be approved by the general meeting of members of the cooperative on the nomination of the Supervisory Board of the cooperative.
Powers of the Chairman of the cooperative shall be determined by the Charter of the cooperative.
The Charter of the cooperative establishes the term for which he was elected Chairman of the cooperative's (alleged), President of the right to dispose of property of the cooperative, cooperative conditions of remuneration of the Chairman of the cooperative, the responsibility of the Chairman of the cooperative for damages, as well as grounds for excluding him from Office.
4. If the co-op Board has been elected, the Charter of the cooperative defines issues on which decisions are taken by the Chairman alone.
5. within the limits of the powers conferred by the Charter of the cooperative, the Chairman of the cooperative acts on behalf of the cooperative without power of Attorney, is a co-op in the organs of State power, local self-government bodies and organizations, disposes of the property of the cooperative, shall conclude treaties and grant power of Attorney, including the right of substitution, opens accounts in banks and other cooperative credit institutions, carries out acceptance and dismissal of employees, issues orders and resolutions which are binding cooperative members and employees of the cooperative.
6. Executive bodies of the cooperative the cooperative's report to the Supervisory Board and the general meeting of members of the cooperative.
Article 17-1. Appeal against the decision of the administration of the cooperative 1. The decision of the general meeting of members adopted in compliance with the requirements of this federal law, other normative legal acts of the Russian Federation, of the Charter of the cooperative and violating rights and (or) the legitimate interests of the Member of the cooperative may be declared void by a court, upon application by a member of the cooperative, not who vote or who against the contested decision.
2. the decision of the Supervisory Board of the cooperative or cooperative Board taken in violation of this federal law, other normative legal acts of the Russian Federation, of the Charter of the cooperative and violating rights and (or) the legitimate interests of the Member of the cooperative may be declared void by a court, upon application by a member of the cooperative.
3. the Court, having regard to all the circumstances of the case are entitled to retain the contested decision organ of administration of the cooperative, if the violations are not essential and this decision has not caused losses to the cooperative or cooperative member who claim for annulment, or the emergence of other adverse consequences for them.
4. recognition of the decisions of the general meeting of the members of the cooperative, the decisions of the Supervisory Board of the cooperative or cooperative Board approving the transactions made by the cooperative, invalid in the case of an appeal against such decisions apart from challenging the transactions involved the cooperative does not entail recognition of such transactions.
5. A statement by a member of the cooperative, on the recognition of decisions of the general meeting of the members of the cooperative and (or) decisions of other bodies of administration of the cooperative to be invalid may be submitted to the Court within three months from the date on which the Member knew or should have known about the decision, but in any case not later than within six months from the date of adoption of this decision. Provided for under this paragraph, the term of appeal decisions of the general meeting of the members of the cooperative and (or) decisions of other bodies of administration of the cooperative if it passes cannot be restored, except if a member of a cooperative has not filed the application influenced by violence or threats.
6. Violation of this federal law and other normative legal acts of the Russian Federation, admitted at the convening of the general meeting of members of the cooperative are assessed by the Court when considering a claim for the recognition of the relevant decision of the general meeting of members of the cooperative to be invalid.
7. The decision of the general meeting of the members of the cooperative adopted without necessary for deciding the votes of a majority of the members of the cooperative, as well as issues not included in the agenda of the general meeting of members of the cooperative, unless the cooperative members at the general meeting was attended by all the members of the cooperative, shall be null and void regardless of their appeal in the courts.
(Article supplemented by federal law from 19.07.2009 N 205-FZ), Article 18. The internal audit Commission (internal auditor) of a cooperative

1. For control over financial and economic activity of the cooperative general meeting elects the members of the cooperative, consisting of no less than three members of the cooperative or the Auditor, if the number of cooperative members less than twenty.
Members of the auditing Commission (Auditor) of the cooperative may not be members of the Supervisory Board and executive bodies of the cooperative.
2. The internal audit Commission (internal auditor) of a cooperative shall verify the financial status of the cooperative on the basis of the work for the financial year, checks of financial and economic activity of the cooperative, on the instructions of the general meeting of members of the cooperative, the cooperative's Supervisory Board or at the request of not less than ten percent of the members of the cooperative, as well as on their own initiative.
3. the members of Audit Commission (internal auditor) of a cooperative is entitled to require from the officers of the cooperative provision of the necessary checks.
4. The internal audit Commission (internal auditor) of the cooperative presents the results of its audit to the general meeting of the members of the cooperative, the cooperative's Supervisory Board.
5. to check and confirm the financial statements of the executive bodies of the cooperative may engage external auditors from among persons with the right to engage in that activity.
Verification of financial and economic activity of the co-operative Auditors is also carried out by decision of the Supervisory Board or at the request of not less than ten percent of the members of the cooperative. In the latter case, the service auditor shall be paid by the members of the cooperative, requiring the holding of such verification.
CHAPTER VI. Regulation of labour relations in CO-OP Article 19. Regulation of labour relations of the members of the cooperative 1. Labour relations of members of the cooperative are governed by this federal law and the Charter of the cooperative, and employees labor legislation of the Russian Federation.
Co-op independently determines the forms and systems of remuneration of the members of the cooperative and its employees. Pay the co-op may be made in cash and/or in kind on the basis of the provisions on remuneration, developed directly by the co-operative.
2. Cooperative installs for its members the kinds of disciplinary responsibility.
Disciplinary action, including dismissal, may be imposed on the President of the cooperative, the cooperative Board members and members of the internal audit Commission (internal auditor) of the cooperative only by a decision of the general meeting of the members of the cooperative, and the other officers of the executive organ of the cooperative in accordance with the Charter of the cooperative.
3. the members of the cooperative, taking personal labor participation in its activities, subject to social and compulsory health insurance and social security on a par with the employees of the cooperative. Opening hours of co-op is included in seniority. The main document on the employment of a member of the cooperative is a work book.
4. pregnant women in accordance with medical findings, declining standards, service standards or they are transferred to another job easier, not subject to unfavourable factors of production, while retaining average earnings on previous work. Pregnant women and persons with children, are granted leave for pregnancy, childbirth and childcare, as well as benefits under the labour legislation of the Russian Federation and other laws. The co-op may establish such citizens additional paid leave.
5. For cooperative members under the age of eighteen, taking personal labor participation, establishes shorter working hours and other benefits under the labour legislation of the Russian Federation.
By decision of the general meeting of members of the cooperative the cooperative shall have the right at the expense of their own profit to provide additional benefits to welfare of its members.
6. the Board of the cooperative contracts with employees cooperative collective agreement.
Article 20. Conditions of employment of the members of the cooperative 1. Duration and schedule of the day's work at the co-op, procedure for granting holidays, vacations, including additional, as well as other conditions of employment are determined by the internal regulations of the cooperative. The duration of leave should be not less than the prescribed labor legislation of the Russian Federation.
2. Co-op implements measures to ensure the protection, safety, industrial hygiene and sanitation in accordance with the regulations and standards established for State unitary enterprises.
Article 21. Employees of the cooperative during the period under review, the Average number of employees in the co-op does not exceed thirty per cent of the members of the cooperative. The envisaged restrictions do not apply to work performed by prisoners co-operative with the citizens of contracts and other agreements governed by civil law, as well as for seasonal work.

Article 22. Termination of membership in the co-op and the transition unit 1. A member of a cooperative has the right at its discretion to withdraw from it, warning in writing to the Chairman of the (Board) co-operative no later than two weeks.
2. the exclusion of members of the cooperative shall be permitted only by decision of the general meeting of members of the cooperative in case a member of the cooperative is not introduced in the established by the Charter of the cooperative share contribution period, or in case a member does not perform or improperly performs duties assigned to it by the Charter of the cooperative, as well as in other cases stipulated by the Charter of the cooperative.
3. Member of the Supervisory Board or of the executive body of the cooperative may be excluded from the cooperative by decision of the general meeting of members of the cooperative in connection with his membership in the same co-op.
4. the exclusion of members of the cooperative on grounds not covered by this federal law and the Charter of the cooperative is not allowed.
5. To exclude a member of a cooperative shall be notified in writing no later than thirty days before the date of the general meeting of the members of the cooperative and to provide the specified Assembly with your explanations.
6. The decision on the removal of the cooperative may be appealed in court.
7. A person who has terminated his membership in the co-op, a share cost is paid or the property is issued, corresponding to his share, and also made other payments, as provided for in the Charter of the cooperative. The payment of the cost of share issuance or other property to the newly released (exluded) member of the cooperative are made at the end of the financial year and approving the balance sheet of the cooperative unless otherwise provided by the Charter of the cooperative.
8. pay Calculations with a member of a cooperative shall be implemented on the day of its release (exceptions) from the co-op, except if he continues to work at the co-op on the terms and conditions of employment.
9. A member of the cooperative may not serve as grounds for refusal in exercising the right of withdrawal from the cooperative.
Upon cancellation, a former member of the co-op to pay debt voluntarily co-op is entitled to recover it in the prescribed manner.
CHAPTER VII. RELATIONSHIP OF COOPERATIVES AND THE STATE.
Unions of COOPERATIVES Article 23. Assist State development of cooperatives 1. Bodies of State power and bodies of local self-government, promoting the development of cooperatives by, inter alia, the establishment of fiscal and other incentives to cooperatives, particularly in the areas of production of goods and services, give priority to non-residential premises of cooperatives with the right foreclosure in land, access to public orders, as well as to obtain information required for their activities.
The imposition of any restrictions on the rights of cooperatives, compared with other commercial organizations, including participation in the privatization of State and municipal enterprises, other objects is not allowed.
2. cooperatives, who may belong in accordance with the law on State support for small business to small business subjects are entitled to all the benefits and privileges set for subjects of small business legislation of the Russian Federation and laws of constituent entities of the Russian Federation.
3. Cooperatives benefit from all the guarantees established by the legislation of the Russian Federation, forms and ways of protection of their rights and legitimate interests.
Article 24. Accounting and reporting of the cooperative. Providing cooperative information (as amended by federal law from 19.07.2009 N 205-FZ dated December 30, 2008) 1. Co-op conducts accounting and reporting and statistical reporting in accordance with the legislation of the Russian Federation for commercial organizations. The information on the co-operative activities is available to the public authorities and local self-government bodies in the manner prescribed by the legislation of the Russian Federation. (As amended by federal law from 19.07.2009 N 205-FZ)
2. Cooperative members of the cooperative is required to provide access to his judicial acts over a dispute involving the creation of cooperative management or participation in it, including definitions of instituting the arbitral tribunal proceedings and the adoption of the statement of claim or statement about the change or the subject matter previously claimed the lawsuit. Within three days from the date of presentation of the respective cooperative member requirements, these documents must be provided by the cooperative for consultation in the room of the executive body. The cooperative at the request of a member of the cooperative is required to provide him with copies of these documents. The fee charged by the cooperative for provision of such copies may not exceed the costs of their production. (Para supplemented by federal law from 19.07.2009 N 205-FZ), Article 25. Unions of cooperatives

1. cooperatives are entitled on a contractual basis to organize themselves in unions of cooperatives of territorial, sectoral (by activity), industry clusters and other measures in order to coordinate the activities of the cooperatives, present and defend their interests, to ensure the provision of information, legal and other services, organization of training for cooperatives, cooperatives, training, research and other activities.
Unions of cooperatives are non-profit organizations.
Unions of cooperatives are entitled to participate in the activities of international cooperative organizations in the manner provided by these organizations.
2. the competence of the Union (Association) of cooperatives, its rights, duties and responsibilities are defined in the Charter of the Union (Association) of cooperatives, as approved by the general meeting (Conference) members of the Union (Association) of cooperatives, as well as the constitutive treaty signed by the members of the Union (Association) of cooperatives.
3. by decision of the member cooperatives Union (Association) Cooperative Union (Association) of cooperatives can be entrusted with conducting a business. Such a Union (Association) is converted to a business partnership or society in the manner prescribed by civil law or creates for entrepreneurial activity business company or participates in such a society.
4. The members of the Union (Association) of cooperatives retain their autonomy and rights of a legal person.
5. Union (Association) of cooperatives is not liable for the obligations of its members. Members of the Union (Association) of cooperatives bear subsidiary liability for its obligations in the amount and under the procedure provided by the founding documents of the Union (Association) of cooperatives.
6. the name of the Union (Association) of cooperatives must contain an indication of the main subject of activity of its members with the inclusion of the words "Union" or "Association".
7. How to create a Union (Association) of cooperatives, its reorganization and liquidation, composition and competence of his administration, the relationship of the Union (Association) of cooperatives and its members other matters establishment and activities of the Union (Association) of cooperatives are defined by its founding documents.
CHAPTER VIII. Reorganization and liquidation of the CO-OPERATIVE SOCIETY Article 26. Reorganization of the cooperative 1. Reorganization of the cooperative in the form of merger, accession, Division, allocation or transformations can be carried out voluntarily upon a decision of the general meeting of members of the cooperative.
The order of reorganization of the cooperative shall be determined by the first part of the Civil Code of the Russian Federation and the present Federal law.
2. Co-op is considered reorganized, with the exception of reorganization in the form of accession, from the moment of State registration of the newly arising cooperatives.
In the reorganization of the cooperative in the form of accession by other cooperative first of them is considered reorganized from the moment of entering into the unified State registry of legal persons of record about the termination of activities is attached.
3. In case of reorganization of the cooperative shall be drawn up deed or Division balance sheet, containing provisions on succession for all obligations of the reorganized in relation to all of its creditors and debtors including obligations contested by the parties.
4. The transfer Act or separation balance sheet approved by the general meeting of members of the cooperative, accepted the decision about reorganization of the cooperative, and is provided together with the founding documents for the State registration of the newly arising cooperative (for cooperatives) or to make changes in the constituent instrument of an existing co-op.
5. Cooperative by the unanimous decision of its members can be transformed into a business partnership or company.
6. The succession in the reorganization of the cooperative shall be carried out in accordance with paragraph 1 of the Civil Code of the Russian Federation.
Article 27. Liquidation of the cooperative 1. The cooperative may be dissolved by decision of the general meeting of members of the cooperative, including in connection with the expiration of the term for which it was created, the achievement of the purpose for which it was created. (As amended by the Federal law of March 21, N 31-FZ)
2. Cooperative may be dissolved by a court decision in the case of irregularities in its creation of gross violations of the law, if these violations are catastrophic in nature, or in the case of activities without proper authorization (license), or in the case of activities prohibited by law, or in the case of other repeated or gross violations of the law, as well as other legal acts. (As amended by the Federal law of March 21, N 31-FZ)
3. Cooperative recognition of his court as a result of liquidated bankrupt.

Co-op can declare bankruptcy and voluntary liquidation of a joint resolution of the general meeting of members of the cooperative and its creditors. The grounds for recognition of the cooperative bankrupt or to declare bankruptcy, the cooperative and the procedure for liquidation of the cooperative establishes the first part of the Civil Code of the Russian Federation and the law on Insolvency (bankruptcy).
4. the general meeting of members of the cooperative or the body that adopted the decision on liquidation of a cooperative, appoint a liquidation Commission and establish, in accordance with paragraph 1 of the Civil Code of the Russian Federation order and terms of liquidation of the cooperative. (As amended by the Federal law of March 21, N 31-FZ)
5. Remaining after satisfaction of the claims of the creditors of the cooperative's assets subject to distribution among the members in the manner provided for in the Charter of the cooperative or agreement among the members of the cooperative.
6. Cooperative is deemed liquidated after making about this record in the unified State Register of legal entities.
CHAPTER IX. FINAL PROVISIONS Article 28. The entry into force of this federal law 1. This federal law shall enter into force on the day of its official publication.
2. From the date of entry into force of this federal law on Russian Federation territory does not apply the USSR law "on cooperation in the USSR" (Gazette of the Supreme Soviet of the USSR, 1988, N 22, art. 355; Statements of the Congress of the USSR people's deputies and the Supreme Soviet of the USSR, 1989, no. 19, art. 350; 1990, no. 26, art. 489; 1991, N 11, art. 294; N 12, art. 325) governing the activities of cooperatives in the areas of production and services.
Article 29. Enforcement of legal acts in compliance with this federal law to propose to the President of the Russian Federation and to entrust the Government of the Russian Federation, bodies of State power of constituent entities of the Russian Federation to bring its legal acts in compliance with this federal law within six months from the date of its entry into force.
The founding documents of the production cooperatives, created before the official publication of the first part of the Civil Code of the Russian Federation, subject to adjustment in accordance with the provisions of Chapter 4 of the Civil Code of the Russian Federation on production cooperatives and the present Federal law not later than January 1, 1997 year.
Russian President Boris Yeltsin in Moscow, the Kremlin May 8, 1996 N 41-ФЗ