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- Alaska Statutes.
- Title 21. Insurance
- Chapter 84. Fraternal Benefit Societies
- Section 5. Representative Form of Government.
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AS 21.84.005. Representative Form of Government.
- (a) A society has a representative form of government if
- (1) the society has a supreme governing body constituted as described in (b) or (c) of this section;
- (2) officers of the society are elected either by the supreme governing body or by the board of directors;
- (3) only benefit members are eligible for election to the supreme governing body or an intermediate assembly or to the
board of directors; and
- (4) a voting member has one vote, and a vote may not be cast by proxy.
- (b) The supreme governing body may be constituted in an assembly. The assembly is composed of delegates elected directly
by the members or at intermediate assemblies or conventions of members or their representatives, together with other
delegates prescribed in the society's laws. A society may provide for election of delegates by mail. The elected
delegates shall constitute a majority of the delegates entitled to vote, and they shall have neither less than
two-thirds of the total votes cast, nor less than the number of votes required to amend the society's laws. The
assembly shall be elected, shall meet at least once every four years, and shall elect a board of directors to conduct
the business of the society between meetings of the assembly. Vacancies on the board of directors between elections may
be filled in the manner prescribed by the society's laws.
- (c) The supreme governing body may be constituted in a board. The board is composed of persons elected by the members,
either directly or by their representatives in intermediate assemblies, together with other persons prescribed in the
society's laws. A society may provide for election of the board by mail. A term of a board member may not exceed four
years. Vacancies on the board between elections may be filled in the manner prescribed by the society's laws. The
elected board members shall constitute a majority of the number of directors entitled to vote, and they shall have not
less than the number of votes required to amend the society's laws. A person filling the unexpired term of an elected
board member shall be considered to be an elected member. The board shall meet at least quarterly to conduct the
business of the society.
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