Banking Law Section 464
Manner of withdrawal
- expulsion or suspension of members
- effect upon liabilities to credit unions
1.A member desiring to withdraw from a credit union shall file a written notice of his or her intention to withdraw. However, a member who fails to complete payment of one share within six months of his or her admission to membership, or within six months from an increase in the par value of shares, or a member who reduces his or her share balance below the par value of one share and does not increase the balance to at least the par value of one share within six months of the reduction will be considered to have withdrawn from membership in the credit union.
2.The board of directors, pursuant to a written policy approved by such board, may expel or suspend any member who has not carried out his or her engagements with the credit union, or who has been convicted of a criminal offense, or who neglects or refuses to comply with the provisions of this article, or of the bylaws, or who habitually neglects to pay his or her debts, or who becomes insolvent or bankrupt, or who is physically or verbally abusive to credit union members or staff. Such written policy shall include the conditions and procedures under which a member may be expelled or may be suspended, in whole or in part, regarding member participation in services and other rights and benefits of membership; provided, however, that a member who has been suspended may continue to maintain a share account and may continue to vote at annual and special meetings.
(a)Except as provided in paragraph (b) of this subdivision, a member shall not be expelled or suspended unless he or she has been informed in writing of the charges against him or her and has been provided the opportunity to be heard within thirty days of the date of the mailing or delivery of such written notice.
(b)In the case of a member who has been physically abusive or who has made threats of physical harm or violence, such member may be suspended or expelled from the date of the mailing or delivery of a written notice of such action and the reasons for the suspension or expulsion. As part of such notice, the member shall be advised of the opportunity to request reinstatement and to be heard within thirty days of the date of the mailing or delivery of such notice.
3.Any member of a credit union who withdraws or is suspended or expelled shall not be relieved of any liability to the corporation. The amounts paid in on shares or deposited by such members, together with any dividends credited to their shares and any interest which has accrued on their deposits, shall be repaid to them in the order of their withdrawal, suspension or expulsion, as funds become available therefor, but the credit union may deduct from such payments any sums due it from such members.
Section 464 — Manner of withdrawal; expulsion or suspension of members; effect upon liabilities to credit unions,
https://www.nysenate.gov/legislation/laws/BNK/464 (updated Sep. 22, 2014; accessed Nov. 25, 2023).