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The 190th General Court of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts

Section 46D: Grand or district lodge of secret order or fraternity transacting business under Sec. 45 or 46; benefits

Section 46D. A grand or district lodge of a secret order or fraternity which operates on the lodge system with a representative form of government and doing business in this commonwealth under any provision of section 46 may pay a death or funeral benefit not exceeding $2,000 without conforming to the provisions of this chapter except this section and section 46 if no such benefit is paid by the supreme or parent body of the organization or by the subordinate lodges under the jurisdiction of such grand or district lodge and if no assessments for any such benefit are levied or collected by the supreme or parent body of the organization.