January 13, 2006





SENATE BILL No. 69

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DIGEST OF SB 69 (Updated January 11, 2006 4:08 pm - DI 75)



Citations Affected: IC 8-1.

Synopsis: Governance of rural telephone cooperatives. Specifies that, in an election for a director of a rural telephone cooperative corporation, the corporation's bylaws may provide that if more than two persons run for election as a director from the same district, the person receiving the most votes is elected, regardless of whether that person receives a majority of the total votes cast by those members present and voting at the meeting at which the election occurs.

Effective: Upon passage.





Weatherwax, Landske




    January 9, 2006, read first time and referred to Committee on Commerce and Transportation.
    January 12, 2006, amended, reported favorably _ Do Pass.






January 13, 2006

Second Regular Session 114th General Assembly (2006)


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SENATE BILL No. 69



    A BILL FOR AN ACT to amend the Indiana Code concerning utilities and transportation.

Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of Indiana:

SOURCE: IC 8-1-17-9; (06)SB0069.1.1. -->     SECTION 1. IC 8-1-17-9 IS AMENDED TO READ AS FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE UPON PASSAGE]: Sec. 9. (a) A cooperative corporation may issue to its members certificates of membership and each member shall be entitled to only one (1) vote on each question or election at any regular or special meetings of the cooperative corporation.
    (b) Meetings of members may be held at such place as may be provided in the bylaws. An annual meeting of the members shall be held at such time as may be provided by the bylaws. Special meetings may be called by the board of directors, by a petition signed by not less than five percent (5%) of all the members, or by such other officers or persons as may be provided in the articles of incorporation or by the bylaws.
    (c) Written or printed notice stating the place, day, and hour of the meeting of members, and, in the case of a special meeting, the purpose or purposes for which the meeting is called, shall be delivered not less than ten (10) nor more than thirty (30) days before the date of the

meeting, either personally or by mail, by or at the direction of the officers or persons calling the meeting, to each member of record entitled to vote at such meeting. If mailed, such notice shall be deemed to be delivered when deposited in the United States mails in a sealed envelope addressed to the member at his the member's address as it appears on the records of the cooperative corporation, with postage prepaid. Notice of meetings of members may be waived in writing.
    (d) Unless otherwise provided in the articles of incorporation, two percent (2%) of all the members of the cooperative corporation present in person at any meeting of members, of which meeting notice shall have been given as provided in the foregoing subdivision subsection (c), of this section, shall constitute a quorum for the transaction of business at such meeting.
    (e) Except as provided in subsection (f), a majority vote of those members who are present in person and voting at any regular meeting, or at any special meeting of the members called for that purpose, shall be necessary for the taking of any action, adoption of any resolution, or the election of any directors or officers, or otherwise, as the case may be.
    (f) This subsection applies to an election for a director of a cooperative corporation held after March 20, 2006. A cooperative corporation may provide in the corporation's bylaws that if more than two (2) persons run for election as a director from the same district,
the person receiving the most votes is elected, regardless of whether that person receives a majority of the total votes cast by those members present in person and voting at the meeting at which the election occurs.

SOURCE: ; (06)SB0069.1.2. -->     SECTION 2. An emergency is declared for this act.


SB 69_LS 6016/DI 101

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