§31C-2-3. Articles and bylaws.

(a) In order to simplify the organization of credit unions, the commissioner may cause to be prepared model articles of incorporation and bylaws, consistent with this chapter, which may be used by credit union incorporators for their guidance. Such articles of incorporation and bylaws shall be available to persons desiring to organize a credit union.

(b) The articles of incorporation and the bylaws may be amended as provided in the articles and bylaws, respectively. Amendments to the articles of incorporation or bylaws shall be submitted to the commissioner who shall approve or disapprove the proposed amendments within sixty days.

(c) Amendments shall become effective upon approval in writing by the commissioner. If the commissioner disapproves any proposed amendment, the credit union may appeal the decision to the board within thirty days.