§ 500.8161 Definitions
§ 500.8162 Society governed by chapter; exemption
§ 500.8163 Society as charitable and benevolent institution; tax exemption
§ 500.8164 Definition of fraternal benefit society
§ 500.8165 Society operating on lodge system; requirements; lodges for children
§ 500.8166 Representative form of government; requirements; postponement of society meetings
§ 500.8167 Society operating for benefit of members and their beneficiaries; requirements; subsidiary corporations or affiliated organizations; laws and rules; additional powers
§ 500.8168 Specification of eligibility standards, admission process, and rights and privileges; social members; rights personal and not assignable
§ 500.8169 Principal office of domestic society; meetings of supreme governing body; validity of business transacted; minutes; official publication; report, notice, or statement; mailing or publication of synops
§ 500.8170 Personal liability; indemnification and reimbursement; purchase of insurance
§ 500.8171 Waiver of society’s laws
§ 500.8172 Formation of domestic fraternal society; requirements; filing documents; bond; certifying, retaining, and filing articles of incorporation; preliminary certificate of authority; solicitation of member
§ 500.8173 Reincorporation not required
§ 500.8174 Amendment to laws
§ 500.8175 Not for profit institution; purposes; reporting real or personal property
§ 500.8176 Reinsurance agreement
§ 500.8177 Consolidation or merger; compliance; filings; approval of contract; issuance of certificate; effective date; vesting of rights, franchises, and interest; affidavit as evidence of mailing notice or doc
§ 500.8178 Domestic fraternal benefit society as mutual life insurance company
§ 500.8179 Contractual benefits; specifying persons covered in rules
§ 500.8180 Changing beneficiary; limiting scope of beneficiary designations; vested interest of revocable beneficiary; payment of funeral benefits; payment of benefit to personal representative or owner of certi
§ 500.8181 Attachment, garnishment, or other process
§ 500.8182 Benefit contracts
§ 500.8183 Value of paid-up nonforfeiture benefit; amount of cash surrender value, loan, or other option granted
§ 500.8184 Investments generally
§ 500.8185 Assets; special fund; accounts; issuance of contracts on variable basis; special procedures; special voting and other rights
§ 500.8186 Standards of valuation for certificates; excess reserves
§ 500.8187 Reports; annual statement; valuation of certificates; penalty
§ 500.8188 Duration of license or authorization to transact business; copy of license as evidence
§ 500.8189 Examination of society
§ 500.8190 Foreign or alien society; license required; compliance; conditions
§ 500.8191 Domestic society; deficiencies; notice; request for correction; noncompliance; action to enjoin or action in quo warranto; hearing; order; findings; liquidation; recognition of action; receiver; volun
§ 500.8192 Foreign or alien society; deficiencies; notice; request for correction; noncompliance; suspension, revocation, or refusal of license; contracts
§ 500.8193 Application or petition for injunction; recognition
§ 500.8194 Agent of society; license required; exceptions
§ 500.8195 Society subject to chapter 20
§ 500.8196 Service of process
§ 500.8197 False or fraudulent statement or representation as misdemeanor or perjury; violation of MCL 500.8177 as felony; soliciting or procuring membership in unlicensed society as misdemeanor; violation of or
§ 500.8198 Decisions and findings of commissioner; judicial review
§ 500.8199 Exemptions
§ 500.8199a Additional chapters and provisions applicable to fraternal benefit society

Terms Used In Michigan Laws > Chapter 500 > Act 218 of 1956 > Chapter 81a

  • Advice and consent: Under the Constitution, presidential nominations for executive and judicial posts take effect only when confirmed by the Senate, and international treaties become effective only when the Senate approves them by a two-thirds vote.
  • Affidavit: A written statement of facts confirmed by the oath of the party making it, before a notary or officer having authority to administer oaths.
  • Amendment: A proposal to alter the text of a pending bill or other measure by striking out some of it, by inserting new language, or both. Before an amendment becomes part of the measure, thelegislature must agree to it.
  • Annuity: A periodic (usually annual) payment of a fixed sum of money for either the life of the recipient or for a fixed number of years. A series of payments under a contract from an insurance company, a trust company, or an individual. Annuity payments are made at regular intervals over a period of more than one full year.
  • Answer: The formal written statement by a defendant responding to a civil complaint and setting forth the grounds for defense.
  • Appropriation: The provision of funds, through an annual appropriations act or a permanent law, for federal agencies to make payments out of the Treasury for specified purposes. The formal federal spending process consists of two sequential steps: authorization
  • Assets: (1) The property comprising the estate of a deceased person, or (2) the property in a trust account.
  • Attachment: A procedure by which a person's property is seized to pay judgments levied by the court.
  • Beneficiary: A person who is entitled to receive the benefits or proceeds of a will, trust, insurance policy, retirement plan, annuity, or other contract. Source: OCC
  • Benefit contract: means the agreement for provision of benefits authorized by section 8179, as that agreement is described in section 8182(1). See Michigan Laws 500.8161
  • Benefit member: means an adult member designated by the laws or rules of the society to be a benefit member under a benefit contract. See Michigan Laws 500.8161
  • Board: means the board of trustees of the library created in section 4. See Michigan Laws 397.12
  • Certificate: means the document issued as written evidence of a benefit contract. See Michigan Laws 500.8161
  • Charity: An agency, institution, or organization in existence and operating for the benefit of an indefinite number of persons and conducted for educational, religious, scientific, medical, or other beneficent purposes.
  • Commissioner: means the director. See Michigan Laws 500.102
  • Complaint: A written statement by the plaintiff stating the wrongs allegedly committed by the defendant.
  • Contract: A legal written agreement that becomes binding when signed.
  • Conviction: A judgement of guilt against a criminal defendant.
  • Corporation: A legal entity owned by the holders of shares of stock that have been issued, and that can own, receive, and transfer property, and carry on business in its own name.
  • Department: means the department of insurance and financial services. See Michigan Laws 500.102
  • Department: means the department of licensing and regulatory affairs. See Michigan Laws 395.101a
  • Department: means the department of history, arts, and libraries. See Michigan Laws 397.12
  • Dependent: A person dependent for support upon another.
  • Director: means , unless the context clearly implies a different meaning, the director of the department. See Michigan Laws 500.102
  • Equitable: Pertaining to civil suits in "equity" rather than in "law." In English legal history, the courts of "law" could order the payment of damages and could afford no other remedy. See damages. A separate court of "equity" could order someone to do something or to cease to do something. See, e.g., injunction. In American jurisprudence, the federal courts have both legal and equitable power, but the distinction is still an important one. For example, a trial by jury is normally available in "law" cases but not in "equity" cases. Source: U.S. Courts
  • Evidence: Information presented in testimony or in documents that is used to persuade the fact finder (judge or jury) to decide the case for one side or the other.
  • Felony: A crime carrying a penalty of more than a year in prison.
  • Fiscal year: The fiscal year is the accounting period for the government. For the federal government, this begins on October 1 and ends on September 30. The fiscal year is designated by the calendar year in which it ends; for example, fiscal year 2006 begins on October 1, 2005 and ends on September 30, 2006.
  • Garnishment: Generally, garnishment is a court proceeding in which a creditor asks a court to order a third party who owes money to the debtor or otherwise holds assets belonging to the debtor to turn over to the creditor any of the debtor
  • Gift: A voluntary transfer or conveyance of property without consideration, or for less than full and adequate consideration based on fair market value.
  • Grace period: The number of days you'll have to pay your bill for purchases in full without triggering a finance charge. Source: Federal Reserve
  • in writing: shall be construed to include printing, engraving, and lithographing; except that if the written signature of a person is required by law, the signature shall be the proper handwriting of the person or, if the person is unable to write, the person's proper mark, which may be, unless otherwise expressly prohibited by law, a clear and classifiable fingerprint of the person made with ink or another substance. See Michigan Laws 8.3q
  • Indemnification: In general, a collateral contract or assurance under which one person agrees to secure another person against either anticipated financial losses or potential adverse legal consequences. Source: FDIC
  • Injunction: An order of the court prohibiting (or compelling) the performance of a specific act to prevent irreparable damage or injury.
  • Insurer: means an individual, corporation, association, partnership, reciprocal exchange, inter-insurer, Lloyds organization, fraternal benefit society, or other legal entity, engaged or attempting to engage in the business of making insurance or surety contracts. See Michigan Laws 500.106
  • Jurisdiction: (1) The legal authority of a court to hear and decide a case. Concurrent jurisdiction exists when two courts have simultaneous responsibility for the same case. (2) The geographic area over which the court has authority to decide cases.
  • Laws: means the society's articles of incorporation, constitution, and bylaws, however designated. See Michigan Laws 500.8161
  • Liabilities: The aggregate of all debts and other legal obligations of a particular person or legal entity.
  • Library: means the library of Michigan. See Michigan Laws 397.12
  • Lodge: means the subordinate member units of a society, including camps, courts, councils, branches, or other similar designation. See Michigan Laws 500.8161
  • Majority leader: see Floor Leaders
  • Minority leader: See Floor Leaders
  • Misdemeanor: Usually a petty offense, a less serious crime than a felony, punishable by less than a year of confinement.
  • month: means a calendar month; the word "year" a calendar year; and the word "year" alone shall be equivalent to the words "year of our Lord". See Michigan Laws 8.3j
  • oath: shall be construed to include the word "affirmation" in all cases where by law an affirmation may be substituted for an oath; and in like cases the word "sworn" shall be construed to include the word "affirmed". See Michigan Laws 8.3k
  • Obligation: An order placed, contract awarded, service received, or similar transaction during a given period that will require payments during the same or a future period.
  • Partnership: A voluntary contract between two or more persons to pool some or all of their assets into a business, with the agreement that there will be a proportional sharing of profits and losses.
  • person: may extend and be applied to bodies politic and corporate, as well as to individuals. See Michigan Laws 8.3l
  • Person: means an individual, partnership, corporation, limited liability company, association, organization, or other legal entity. See Michigan Laws 395.101a
  • Personal property: All property that is not real property.
  • Plea: In a criminal case, the defendant's statement pleading "guilty" or "not guilty" in answer to the charges, a declaration made in open court.
  • Power of attorney: A written instrument which authorizes one person to act as another's agent or attorney. The power of attorney may be for a definite, specific act, or it may be general in nature. The terms of the written power of attorney may specify when it will expire. If not, the power of attorney usually expires when the person granting it dies. Source: OCC
  • Premiums: means rates, dues, or other required contributions payable under a certificate. See Michigan Laws 500.8161
  • Proprietary school: means a school that uses a certain plan or method to teach a trade, occupation, or vocation for a consideration, reward, or promise of any kind. See Michigan Laws 395.101a
  • Public law: A public bill or joint resolution that has passed both chambers and been enacted into law. Public laws have general applicability nationwide.
  • Public library: means a library, the whole interests of which belong to the general public, lawfully established for free public purposes by any 1 or more counties, cities, townships, villages, school districts or other local governments or any combination thereof, or by any general or local act, but shall not include a special library such as a professional or technical library or a school library. See Michigan Laws 397.31
  • Qualified public library: means any public library which is open to and available to the public at least 10 hours per week or any library which has a contract with a public library board to furnish library services to the public. See Michigan Laws 397.31
  • Quorum: The number of legislators that must be present to do business.
  • Rate: means the cost of insurance per payroll before adjustment for an individual insured's size, exposure, or loss experience. See Michigan Laws 500.2402
  • Real property: Land, and all immovable fixtures erected on, growing on, or affixed to the land.
  • Rule: means a rule promulgated pursuant to the administrative procedures act of 1969, 1969 PA 306, MCL 24. See Michigan Laws 397.12
  • Rules: means all rules, regulations, or resolutions adopted by a society's supreme governing body or board of directors that are intended to have general application to the members of the society. See Michigan Laws 500.8161
  • Settlement: Parties to a lawsuit resolve their difference without having a trial. Settlements often involve the payment of compensation by one party in satisfaction of the other party's claims.
  • shall not apply: means that the pertinent provision is not operative as to certain persons or things or in conjunction with a particular date or dates. See Michigan Laws 8.4c
  • state: when applied to the different parts of the United States, shall be construed to extend to and include the District of Columbia and the several territories belonging to the United States; and the words "United States" shall be construed to include the district and territories. See Michigan Laws 8.3o
  • United States: shall be construed to include the district and territories. See Michigan Laws 8.3o