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  • PART I ADMINISTRATION OF THE GOVERNMENT
  • TITLE XXII CORPORATIONS
  • CHAPTER 176 FRATERNAL BENEFIT SOCIETIES
  • Section 34 Foreign or alien societies; suspension or denial of license

Section 34. When the commissioner upon investigation finds that a foreign or alien society transacting or applying to transact business in this state, (a) has exceeded its powers; (b) has failed to comply with any of the provisions of this chapter; (c) is not fulfilling its contracts in good faith; or (d) is conducting its business fraudulently or in a manner hazardous to its members or creditors or the public, he shall notify the society of his findings, state in writing the reasons for his dissatisfaction, and require the society to show cause on a date named why its license should not be suspended, revoked or refused. If on such date the society does not present good and sufficient reason why its authority to do business in this state should not be suspended, revoked or refused, he may suspend or refuse the license of the society to do business in this state until satisfactory evidence is furnished to him that such suspension or refusal should be withdrawn, or he may revoke the authority of the society to do business in this state.

Nothing contained in this section shall be taken or construed as preventing any such society from continuing in good faith all contracts made in the commonwealth during the time such society was legally authorized to transact business herein.