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      RS 12:446     


§446.  Powers of association

Each association shall have the following powers:

(1)  To engage in any activity in connection with the marketing or selling of the sea food products and skins and furs belonging to its members, or with the catching, gathering, preserving, drying, processing, manufacturing, canning, packing, grading, storing, handling or utilization of any sea food products or skins or furs produced or delivered to it by its members; or the manufacturing or marketing of the by-products thereof; or in connection with the purchase, hiring, or use, by its members of supplies, machinery or equipment, or in the financing of any such activities; or in any one or more of the activities specified in this section.  No associations shall handle the sea food products or skins or furs belonging to any non-member, except as may be necessary and incidental to the handling of the products of the members; and in any case, the value of the products of non-members so handled, shall not exceed the value of the products handled by the association for its members.  

(2)  To borrow money and to make advances to members.  

(3)  To act as agent or representative of any member or members in any of the above mentioned activities.  

(4)  To purchase or otherwise acquire and to hold, own, and exercise all rights of ownership in, and to sell, transfer or pledge or guarantee the payment of dividends or interest on, or the retirement or redemption of shares of the capital stock or bonds of any corporation or association engaged in any related activity or in the warehousing or handling or marketing of any of the products handled by the association.  

(5)  To establish reserves and to invest the funds in bonds or such other property as may be provided in the bylaws.  

(6)  To buy, hold and exercise all privileges of ownership, over such movable or immovable property as may be necessary or convenient for the conducting and operating of any of the business of the association or incidental thereto.  

(7)  To do everything necessary, suitable, or proper for the accomplishment of any of the purposes or the attainment of any one or more of the objects herein enumerated; or conducive to or expedient for the interest or benefit of the association; and to contract accordingly; and, in addition, to exercise and possess all powers, rights and privileges necessary or incidental to the purposes for which the association is organized, or to the activities in which it is engaged; and to do any such thing, anywhere.

(8)  To sue and be sued, prosecute and be prosecuted to judgment, in any suit before any court.  

Renumbered from R.S.1950, §12:356 by Acts 1968, No. 105, §3, eff. Jan. 1, 1969.  

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