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The Vermont Statutes Online

The Vermont Statutes Online have been updated to include the actions of the 2023 session of the General Assembly.

NOTE: The Vermont Statutes Online is an unofficial copy of the Vermont Statutes Annotated that is provided as a convenience.

Title 11 : Corporations, Partnerships and Associations

Chapter 008 : Worker Cooperative Corporations

(Cite as: 11 V.S.A. § 1090)
  • § 1090. Internal capital accounts; recall or redemption of shares; interest; collective reserve account

    (a) A worker cooperative may provide in its bylaws that it shall operate as an internal capital account cooperative. Any worker cooperative may establish through its articles of association or bylaws a system of internal capital accounts, to reflect the book value and to determine the redemption price of membership shares, capital stock, and written notices of allocation.

    (b) The articles of association or bylaws of a worker cooperative may permit the periodic redemption of written notices of allocation and capital stock, and must provide for recall and redemption of the membership share upon termination of membership in the cooperative. No redemption shall be made if such redemption would result in the liability of any director or officer of the worker cooperative under section 1891 of this title.

    (c) The articles of association or bylaws may provide for the worker cooperative to pay or credit interest on the balance in each member’s internal capital account.

    (d) The articles of association or bylaws may authorize assignment of a portion of retained net earnings and net losses to a collective account. Earnings assigned to the collective account may be used for any and all corporate purposes as determined by the board of directors. (Added 1985, No. 46, § 1.)