1. The Laws of New York
  2. Consolidated Laws
  3. Not-For-Profit Corporation
  4. Article 5: Corporate Finance


Section 507 Fees, dues and assessments; fines and penalties

Not-for-Profit Corporation (NPC)

  (a) If authorized by its certificate of incorporation or by-laws and subject to any limitations stated therein a corporation may levy initiation fees, dues and assessments on its members, whether or not they are voting members, and may impose reasonable fines or other penalties upon its members for violations of its rules and regulations.

  (b) Initiation fees, dues or assessments may be levied on all classes of members alike or in different amounts or proportions for different classes of members, as the certificate of incorporation or the by-laws may provide, but in all cases the fees, dues and assessments payable by members of one class shall be determined upon the same basis.

  (c) The certificate of incorporation or the by-laws may contain such provisions as are deemed necessary to enforce the collection of fees, dues, assessments, fines or other penalties, including provisions for the termination of membership, upon reasonable notice, for non-payment of such fees, dues, assessments, fines or other penalties, and provisions for reinstatement of membership.

  (d) Subject to the provisions of this chapter, the certificate of incorporation may provide that members paying initiation fees, dues or assessments shall, upon dissolution of the corporation, have distributive rights in its assets. The distributive rights may be different for different classes of members, but in all cases the rights of members of one class shall be the same.