State-by-state, provision-by-provision comparison of U.S. co-op statutes now available

A comprehensive, state-by-state review of co-op lawA comprehensive, state-by-state review of co-op lawAgriculture and general cooperative statutes for the state of Virginia along with an a state-by-state, provision-by-provision comparison of all the existing laws are the newest additions to the U.S. Department of Agriculture Rural Development's State Cooperative Statute Library, which is temporarily housed online by NCBA CLUSA.

The addition of Virginia brings the co-op statute state count to 13, with 23 expected by the end of the year, said Meegan Moriarty at an October preview of the State Cooperative Statute Library. USDA Rural Development is expected to formally launch a dedicated website for the library in January 2017, she said.

The new document compares statutes governing fiduciary issues, patronage, capitalization, mergers and consolidations, dissolution and other state laws state-by-state, along with contact info for each of the researchers, and is particularly valuable for practitioners.

“Practitioners like the spreadsheet because it helps them zero in on specific co-op issues,” Moriarty said.

A comprehensive, state-by-state review of co-op law, the State Cooperative Statute Library is expected to address the challenge of inconsistent legislative framework for cooperative development in the U.S. Currently, co-op statutes differ greatly from state to state. Nationwide, both incorporation legislation and enabling legislation are needed to create a legal environment conducive to cooperative growth.

NCBA CLUSA has long advocated for a 50-state approach to cooperative law. The growing database is a critical step forward to identifying core pieces of good co-op law that can be adopted by other states, resulting in clearer and more consistent statutes nationwide.

To receive a copy of the spreadsheet, send an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


TWITTER FEED

Wed May 24 14:27:38 +0000 2017

If you've been following the #BuyTwitter campaign - here's a great recap and why the vote on Monday was a step in... https://t.co/6sUGmxjIBz
Wed May 24 12:01:20 +0000 2017

From unemployed to employing others- #youth in #Uganda are working together @MastercardFdn https://t.co/61O5Z7kunb
Wed May 24 04:59:43 +0000 2017

RT @BuyThisPlatform: Today's vote on #BuyTwitter was the win we hoped for: a way to learn & resubmit! Here's a perfect summary by @nkulw ht…

NEWSLETTER

CONTACT US

This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

202.638.6222

1775 Eye Street NW
8th Floor
Washington, DC 20006