RCW 23.100.0302

Notice and action on amendment of organic rules.

(1) Except as provided in RCW 23.100.0301(1) and 23.100.0305(6), the organic rules of a limited cooperative association may be amended only at a members meeting. An amendment may be proposed by either:
(a) A majority of the board of directors, or a greater percentage if required by the organic rules; or
(b) One or more petitions executed by at least ten percent of the patron members or at least ten percent of the investor members.
(2)(a) The board of directors shall call a members meeting to consider an amendment proposed pursuant to subsection (1) of this section.
(b) Subject to RCW 23.100.0408 and 23.100.0419, not later than thirty days following the proposal of the amendment by the board or receipt of a petition, the board must mail or otherwise transmit or deliver in a record to each member:
(i) The proposed amendment, or a summary of the proposed amendment and a statement of the manner in which a copy of the amendment in a record may be reasonably obtained by a member;
(ii) A recommendation that the members approve the amendment, or if the board determines that because of conflict of interest or other special circumstances it should not make a favorable recommendation, the basis for that determination;
(iii) A statement of any condition of the board's submission of the amendment to the members; and
(iv) Notice of the meeting at which the proposed amendment will be considered, which must be given in the same manner as notice for a special meeting of members.
(c) The meeting must be held at least ten and not more than one hundred twenty days after providing the notice required by (b) of this subsection.
[ 2019 c 37 § 302.]