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     33-7-409. Funds. (1) All assets must be held, invested, and disbursed for the use and benefit of the society, and a member or beneficiary may not have or acquire individual rights in assets or become entitled to any apportionment on the surrender of any part of the assets except as provided in the benefit contract.
     (2) A society may create, maintain, invest, disburse, and apply any special fund or funds necessary to carry out any purpose permitted by the laws of the society.
     (3) Pursuant to a resolution of its supreme governing body, a society may establish and operate one or more separate accounts and issue contracts on a variable basis, subject to the provisions of law regulating life insurers establishing similar accounts and issuing similar contracts. To the extent the society considers it necessary in order to comply with any applicable federal or state laws or any rules issued under those laws, the society may adopt special procedures for administering a separate account and may, for persons having beneficial interests in a separate account, provide special voting and other rights, including without limitation special rights and procedures relating to investment policy, investment advisory services, selection of certified public accountants, and selection of a committee to manage the business and affairs of the account. A society may issue contracts on a variable basis to which the provisions of 33-7-523(2) and (4) do not apply.

     History: En. Sec. 22, Ch. 586, L. 1991.

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