Illinois Compiled Statutes 215 ILCS 5 Illinois Insurance Code. Section 42

    (215 ILCS 5/42) (from Ch. 73, par. 654)

    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2017)

    Sec. 42. By-laws.

    (1) The incorporators shall adopt by-laws for the company which shall not be altered, amended, or repealed prior to the issuance of a certificate of authority to the company without the approval of the Director. The by-laws shall provide that each policyholder of the company shall be a member of the company and shall be entitled to one or more votes in person or by proxy, based upon the amount of insurance in force, the number of policies held or the amount of premium paid, as shall be stated in such by-laws.

    (2) After a certificate of authority is issued to the company, the power to make, alter, amend or repeal by-laws shall be vested in the board of directors or trustees unless reserved to the members by the articles of incorporation.

    (3) The by-laws of a mutual legal reserve life company shall provide for a specific premium and that there shall be no assessment or contingent liability on the part of the member.

    (4) The by-laws of a mutual company other than life shall provide

        (a) for a specific premium or premium deposit; and

        (b) except as provided in section 55, for a

    contingent liability of each member in an amount not less than one nor more than ten times the specific premium or premium deposit stated in the policy.

(Source: Laws 1937, p. 696.)

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