(805 ILCS 315/31) (from Ch. 32, par. 470)
    Sec. 31. Applicability of general corporation laws; mergers.
    (a) The provisions of the general corporation laws of this State, relating to corporations for pecuniary profit, and all powers and rights thereunder shall apply to the associations organized hereunder, except where those provisions are in conflict with or inconsistent with the express provisions of this Act; provided, however, that nothing in this Act shall be construed as repealing or modifying the law under which co-operative companies or associations are now organized.
    (b) The dissenters' rights provisions of the Business Corporation Act of 1983 do not apply with respect to capital stock issued as patronage distributions or to reflect membership in an association organized and operating under this Act.
    (c) Associations organized on a membership basis may be merged or consolidated with associations organized with capital stock, but the surviving or new association shall be organized with capital stock. In the merger or consolidation procedure, each member of the association organized on a membership basis shall be considered and treated as the holder of one or more shares of capital stock; the members shall vote as a class; the interest of the members shall be converted into shares or other securities or obligations of the surviving or new association, and the procedure shall otherwise conform as nearly as possible to the provisions of the Business Corporation Act of 1983, except as provided in subsection (b).
(Source: P.A. 88-15.)