Section 6: Articles of organization
Section 6. Three or more persons, residents of the commonwealth, may organize a cooperative corporation by filing articles of organization with the secretary of the commonwealth. The articles must meet the requirements of chapter one hundred and fifty-six B, and, in addition, shall state:
(1) whether transfer of its stock is restricted;
(2) whether or not it shall be authorized to pay dividends on its stock, but no cooperative corporation may pay a dividend of more than ten per cent, noncumulative, upon its stock;
(3) whether the transfer value of its stock is restricted.