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The Vermont Statutes Online

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Title 8 : Banking and Insurance

Chapter 221 : Organization and Management of Credit Union

Subchapter 004 : Membership

(Cite as: 8 V.S.A. § 31404)
  • § 31404. Membership termination

    (a) Any member may withdraw from a credit union at any time upon giving notice of withdrawal as required by the bylaws.

    (b) Any member may be expelled by a majority vote of the members present at any regular membership meeting or a special membership meeting called to consider the matter at which a quorum is present, but only after the member has been given an opportunity to be heard.

    (c) The governing body may expel a member by a majority vote of a quorum of directors, pursuant to a written policy adopted by the governing body. Any member may be expelled if he or she violates the membership agreement, any policy or procedure adopted by the governing body, the bylaws of the credit union, or if the member is physically or verbally abusive to credit union members or staff. If such a policy is adopted, written notice of the policy as adopted and the effective date of such policy shall be mailed to each member of the credit union at the member’s current address appearing on the records of the credit union no fewer than 30 days prior to the effective date of such policy. In addition, each new member shall be provided written notice of any such policy prior to or upon applying for membership. Copies of such policies shall be available to members upon request. Any person expelled by the governing body shall have the right to request a hearing before the governing body to reconsider the expulsion.

    (d) A person whose membership has been terminated, whether by withdrawal or expulsion, shall have no further rights in the credit union, but is not released from any obligation owed to the credit union.

    (e) A member who has been expelled as provided in this section may not be readmitted to membership except upon approval by a majority vote of the governing body after application and proof that the applicant remains within the credit union’s field of membership; has adequately explained, addressed, or remedied the conditions leading to expulsion; and will abide by the terms and conditions of membership. Not more than one such application for readmission may be made within any 12-month calendar period. (Added 2005, No. 16, § 1, eff. July 1, 2005.)