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Tennessee Code Title 45. Banks and Financial Institutions § 45-4-102

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(a) At the time of applying for a charter of incorporation, the incorporators of the credit union shall submit, in duplicate, sets of bylaws with the acknowledgment of their adoption to the commissioner, which shall provide:

(1) The date of the annual meeting, which shall be at any time in January, February or March of each year, the manner of notification of meetings, conducting the same, the number of members constituting a quorum, and regulations as to voting;

(2) The number of directors, which shall be not less than five (5), all of whom must be members, their powers and duties, together with the duties of officers elected by the board of directors;

(3) The qualifications for membership;

(4) The conditions under which shares may be issued, transferred, and withdrawn, members' special accounts may be received and withdrawn, loans may be made and repaid and funds of the corporation may be otherwise invested;  and

(5) The charges, if any, that will be made for failure to meet obligations punctually, whether or not the corporation will have the power to borrow, the method of receipting for money, the manner of accumulating a reserve fund and determining a dividend and other matters, consistent with this chapter, that may be required to perfect the organization and make possible the operation of the credit union in question.

(b) Upon adoption of any amendments to its bylaws, the credit union shall submit duplicate copies to the commissioner.  No amendment of the bylaws of the credit union shall become effective until approved in writing by the commissioner.

(c) The credit union may adopt, subject to the approval of the commissioner, bylaws that substantially follow the National Credit Union Administration (NCUA) Federal Credit Union Bylaws or the NCUA Standard Bylaw Amendments.  Any credit union adopting bylaw provisions in accordance with either the NCUA Federal Credit Union Bylaws or the NCUA Standard Bylaw Amendments may operate the credit union in accordance with the bylaws, notwithstanding other sections of this chapter to the contrary.

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