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Mississippi Code Title 79. Corporations, Associations, and Partnerships § 79-19-17. Code of by-laws

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Each association incorporated hereunder must, within thirty (30) days after its incorporation, adopt for its government and management a code of bylaws, not inconsistent with the powers granted herein.  A majority vote of the members or stockholders, or their written assent, is necessary to adopt such bylaws.  The bylaws so adopted may be amended by the vote of a majority of the members present at any membership meeting duly called and held;  provided, however, notice of such meeting and a statement of the substance of the proposed bylaw amendment shall be mailed or delivered by hand to all members of the association at least fifteen (15) days prior to the date of such meeting.  Each association under its bylaws may also provide for any or all of the following matters:

(a) The time, place and manner of calling and conducting its meetings.

(b) The number of stockholders or members constituting a quorum.

(c) The right of members or stockholders to vote by proxy or by mail, or both, and the conditions, manner, form and effect of such votes.

(d) The number of directors constituting a quorum.

(e) The qualifications, and duties and term of office of directors and officers, time of their election and the mode and manner of giving notice thereof.

(f) Penalties for violations of the bylaws.

(g) The amount of entrance, organization and membership fees, if any;  the manner and method of collection of the same, and the purposes for which they may be used.

(h) The amount which each member or stockholder shall be required to pay annually or from time to time, if at all, to carry on the business of the association;  the charge, if any, to be paid by each member or stockholder for service rendered by the association to him;  and the marketing contract between the association and its members or stockholders which every member or stockholder shall be required to sign.

(i) The qualification of members or stockholders of the association and the conditions precedent to membership or ownership of common stock;  the method, time and manner of permitting members to withdraw or the holders of common stock to transfer their stock;  the manner of assignment and transfer of the interest of members, and of the shares of common stock;  the conditions upon which, and time when membership of any member shall cease.  The automatic suspension of the rights of a member when he ceases to be eligible to membership in the association, and mode, manner and effect of the expulsion of a member;  manner of determining the value of a member's interest and provision for its purchase by the association upon the death or withdrawal of a member or stockholder, or upon the expulsion of a member or forfeiture of his membership, or, at the option of the association, by conclusive appraisal by the board of directors.  In case of the withdrawal or expulsion of a member, the board of directors shall equitably and conclusively appraise his property interests in the association and shall fix the amount thereof in money, and the association may pay therefor in cash or by certificate of indebtedness to be thereafter paid from the income of the association.

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