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Amendment of bylaws; approval of superintendent
§ 478. Amendment of bylaws; approval of superintendent. 1. The bylaws
of a credit union may be changed or amended by a vote of a majority of
the total number of directors which a credit union would have if there
were no vacancies present at any meeting; provided the proposed change
or amendment shall have first had the approval of the superintendent,
except as provided in subdivision two of this section; and provided
further, that notice of such meeting, with notice of the proposed change
or amendment, shall have been given to each director as prescribed in
the bylaws and provided, further, that any amendment, or change in a
bylaw affecting the manner or method by which a shareholders' meeting
may be convened, the voting rights of the shareholders, or a decrease in
the number of directors of the credit union shall also require the
approval of a majority of the shareholders present at a meeting of the
shareholders. A copy of any change or amendment thus adopted shall be
filed in the office of the superintendent within thirty days after its

2. Notwithstanding the provisions of subdivision one of this section,
a credit union may change or amend its bylaws to add a group of less
than three thousand members upon receiving a notice of no objection from
the superintendent. Within ten business days of receiving such proposed
change or amendment, the superintendent shall either send a notice of no
objection, notify the credit union that the proposed change or amendment
is denied, or notify the credit union that additional review is
necessary; provided, however, that if additional review is necessary,
the superintendent shall notify the credit union of his or her final
decision within no more than twenty-five business days of receiving such
proposed change or amendment.

3. Any credit union deeming itself aggrieved by the refusal of the
superintendent to give his or her approval to a proposed change or
amendment may apply to any justice of the supreme court of the district
wherein the credit union is located, upon notice to the superintendent,
for a review of such decision. Such justice shall review the decision of
the superintendent and may overrule or set aside the action of the
superintendent and approve such change or amendment. An approval thus
obtained shall enable such credit union to make the change or amendment
as approved.