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  • PART I ADMINISTRATION OF THE GOVERNMENT
  • TITLE XXII CORPORATIONS
  • CHAPTER 176 FRATERNAL BENEFIT SOCIETIES

Section 1 - Definitions

Section 2 - Lodge system

Section 3 - Representative form of government

Section 4 - Articles of incorporation; preliminary certificate; certificate; powers

Section 5 - Principal office

Section 6 - Change in location of place of business or purposes of incorporation; rights, powers and privileges

Section 7 - Consolidation or merger

Section 8 - Conversion to mutual life insurance company

Section 9 - Admission to membership

Section 10 - Amendment of articles of incorporation

Section 11 - Fraudulent alteration, etc., of records

Section 12 - Funds

Section 13 - Disbursements; vouchers

Section 14 - Creation and operation of charitable, benevolent or educational institutions

Section 15 - Benefits other than insurance benefits

Section 16 - Liability of officers and members; indemnification

Section 17 - Benefits

Section 18 - Children

Section 19 - Deferred payments or instalments

Section 20 - Paid-up nonforfeiture benefits, cash surrender values, and other options

Section 21 - Change of beneficiary; interest of beneficiary; funeral benefits; payment of benefits to personal representative

Section 22 - Attachment or other process

Section 22A - Burial benefits; restrictions; payment

Section 23 - Certificate; agreement between society and member; statements by member as representations; reserves

Section 24 - Filing copies of forms with commissioner; standard provisions of certificates

Section 25 - Surplus of assets; waiver of contributions

Section 26 - Repealed, 2000, 320, Sec. 13

Section 27 - Waiver of by-laws or constitutional provisions by subordinate bodies, officers or members

Section 28 - Reinsurance

Section 29 - Termination and renewal of licenses; fees; license as evidence

Section 30 - Licensing of foreign or alien societies

Section 31 - Action by beneficiary

Section 32 - Foreign societies; deposits

Section 33 - Injunction against transaction of business; grounds; procedure

Section 34 - Foreign or alien societies; suspension or denial of license

Section 35 - Agents of societies; licensing

Section 36 - Commissioner as attorney for service of process

Section 37 - Injunction; attorney general

Section 38 - Review of commissioner’s decisions and findings

Section 39 - Assets; special funds; expenses

Section 40 - Investment of funds

Section 41 - Reports; annual statements

Section 42 - Valuation of bonds or other evidences of debt

Section 43 - Additional, increased or extra rates of contributions

Section 44 - Domestic societies; visitation and examination; report and recommendations

Section 45 - Foreign or alien societies; examination

Section 46 - Financial statement, report or finding; service upon society

Section 47 - Misrepresentations, etc. concerning society or contract

Section 48 - Unfair discrimination; inducements not specified in certificate or contract

Section 49 - Tax exemption

Section 50 - Law governing

Section 51 - Application of chapter

Section 52 - Penalties

Section 53 - Jurisdiction to restrain violations, etc.

Section 54 - Validity of contracts issued in violation of chapter, charter, articles, constitution or by-laws

Section 55 - Solicitation of membership in society not authorized to transact business, etc.

Section 56 - Payment of pensions to employees of society