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  351.1138.  Contribution agreements, requirements. — 1.  A contribution agreement, whether made before or after the formation of the cooperative, is not enforceable against the would-be contributor unless it is in writing and signed by the would-be contributor.

  2.  Unless otherwise provided in the contribution agreement, or unless all of the would-be contributors and, if in existence, the cooperative, consent to a shorter or longer period in the contribution agreement, a contribution agreement is irrevocable for a period of six months.

  3.  A contribution agreement, whether made before or after the formation of a cooperative, shall be paid or performed in full at the time or times, or in the installments, if any, specified in the contribution agreement.  In the absence of a provision in the contribution agreement specifying the time at which the contribution is to be paid or performed, the contribution shall be paid or performed at the time or times determined by the board.

  4.  (1)  Unless otherwise provided in the contribution agreement, in the event of default in the payment or performance of an installment or call when due, the cooperative may proceed to collect the amount due in the same manner as a debt due the cooperative.  If a would-be contributor does not make a required contribution of property or services, the cooperative shall require the would-be contributor to contribute cash equal to that portion of the value, as determined in section 351.1135, of the contribution that has not been made.

  (2)  If the amount due under a contribution agreement remains unpaid for a period of twenty days after written notice of demand for payment has been given to the delinquent would-be contributor, the cooperative may:

  (a)  Terminate the contribution agreement and automatically revoke and cancel any membership interest issued to the would-be contributor under the contribution agreement, and retain any portion of the contribution previously paid by the would-be contributor; or

  (b)  Pursue any other remedy available to the cooperative at law or equity.

  5.  Unless otherwise provided in the articles or bylaws, a would-be contributor's rights under a contribution agreement may not be assigned, in whole or in part, to another person unless such assignment is approved by a majority of the board or unanimously by the members, either of which may be by written consent, and upon such terms as set forth in the bylaws.


(L. 2011 S.B. 366)

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