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§ 300103. —  Membership and chapters.



[Laws in effect as of January 7, 2003]
[Document not affected by Public Laws enacted between
  January 7, 2003 and December 19, 2003]
[CITE: 36USC300103]

 
     TITLE 36--PATRIOTIC AND NATIONAL OBSERVANCES, CEREMONIES, AND 
                              ORGANIZATIONS
 
              Subtitle III--Treaty Obligation Organizations
 
              CHAPTER 3001--THE AMERICAN NATIONAL RED CROSS
 
Sec. 300103. Membership and chapters

    (a) Membership.--Membership in the corporation is open to all the 
people of the United States and its territories and possessions, on 
payment of an amount specified in the bylaws.
    (b) Chapters.--(1) The chapters of the corporation are the local 
units of the corporation. The board of governors shall prescribe 
regulations related to--
        (A) granting charters to the chapters and revoking those 
    charters;
        (B) the territorial jurisdiction of the chapters;
        (C) the relationship of the chapters to the corporation; and
        (D) compliance by the chapters with the policies and regulations 
    of the corporation.

    (2) The regulations shall require that each chapter adhere to the 
democratic principles of election specified in the bylaws in electing 
the governing body of the chapter and selecting delegates to the 
national convention of the corporation.

(Pub. L. 105-225, Aug. 12, 1998, 112 Stat. 1491.)

                                          Historical and Revision Notes
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           Revised  Section                    Source (U.S. Code)               Source (Statutes at Large)
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300103(a).............................  36:4a (1st par.).                Jan. 5, 1905, ch. 23, Sec.  4a, as
                                                                          added May 8, 1947, ch. 50, Sec.  5, 61
                                                                          Stat. 81.
300103(b).............................  36:4a (last par.).
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    In subsection (a), the word ``possessions'' is substituted for 
``dependencies'' for clarity and consistency in the revised title. The 
words ``from time to time'' are omitted as unnecessary.
    In subsection (b)(1), before clause (A), the words ``within the 
States and Territories of the United States'' are omitted as 
unnecessary. The words ``The board of governors shall prescribe 
regulations related to'' are substituted for ``The regulations with 
respect to . . . shall be as determined from time to time by the Board 
of Governors'' for consistency in the revised title. In clause (D), the 
word ``regulations'' is substituted for ``rules'' for clarity and 
consistency in the revised title and with other titles of the United 
States Code.



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