TITLE 36 - US CODE - PATRIOTIC AND NATIONAL OBSERVANCES, CEREMONIES, AND ORGANIZATIONS

Subtitle I - Patriotic and National Observances and Ceremonies

Part A - Observances and Ceremonies

TITLE 36 - US CODE - CHAPTER 1 - PATRIOTIC AND NATIONAL OBSERVANCES

36 USC 101 - American Heart Month

The President is requested to issue each year a proclamation
(1) designating February as American Heart Month;
(2) inviting the chief executive officers of the States, territories, and possessions of the United States to issue proclamations designating February as American Heart Month; and
(3) urging the people of the United States to recognize the nationwide problem of heart and blood vessel diseases and to support all essential programs required to solve the problem.

36 USC 102 - Asian/Pacific American Heritage Month

(a) Designation.— 
May is Asian/Pacific American Heritage Month.
(b) Proclamations.— 
The President is requested to issue each year a proclamation calling on the people of the United States, and the chief executive officers of each State of the United States, the District of Columbia, the Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico, Guam, American Samoa, the Northern Mariana Islands, the Marshall Islands, Micronesia, and Palau are requested to issue each year proclamations calling on the people of their respective jurisdictions, to observe Asian/Pacific American Heritage Month with appropriate programs, ceremonies, and activities.

36 USC 103 - Cancer Control Month

(a) General.— 
The President is requested
(1) to issue each year a proclamation designating April as Cancer Control Month; and
(2) to invite each year the chief executive officers of the States, territories, and possessions of the United States to issue proclamations designating April as Cancer Control Month.
(b) Contents of Proclamations.— 
As part of those proclamations, the chief executive officers and President are requested to invite the medical profession, the press, and all agencies and individuals interested in a national program for the control of cancer by education and other cooperative means to unite during Cancer Control Month in a public dedication to the program and in a concerted effort to make the people of the United States aware of the need for the program.

36 USC 104 - Carl Garner Federal Lands Cleanup Day

(a) Designation.— 
The first Saturday after Labor Day is Carl Garner Federal Lands Cleanup Day.
(b) Proclamation.— 
The President shall issue a proclamation calling on the people of the United States to observe Carl Garner Federal Lands Cleanup Day with appropriate programs, ceremonies, and activities. However, activities may be undertaken in individual States on a day other than the first Saturday after Labor Day if a manager of Federal land decides that an alternative date is more appropriate because of climatological or other factors.

36 USC 105 - Child Health Day

The President is requested to issue each year a proclamation
(1) designating the first Monday in October as Child Health Day; and
(2) inviting all agencies and organizations interested in child welfare to unite on Child Health Day in observing exercises that will make the people of the United States aware of the fundamental necessity of a year-round program to protect and develop the health of the children of the United States.

36 USC 106 - Constitution Day and Citizenship Day

(a) Designation.— 
September 17 is designated as Constitution Day and Citizenship Day.
(b) Purpose.— 
Constitution Day and Citizenship Day commemorate the formation and signing on September 17, 1787, of the Constitution and recognize all who, by coming of age or by naturalization, have become citizens.
(c) Proclamation.— 
The President may issue each year a proclamation calling on United States Government officials to display the flag of the United States on all Government buildings on Constitution Day and Citizenship Day and inviting the people of the United States to observe Constitution Day and Citizenship Day, in schools and churches, or other suitable places, with appropriate ceremonies.
(d) State and Local Observances.— 
The civil and educational authorities of States, counties, cities, and towns are urged to make plans for the proper observance of Constitution Day and Citizenship Day and for the complete instruction of citizens in their responsibilities and opportunities as citizens of the United States and of the State and locality in which they reside.

36 USC 107 - Columbus Day

The President is requested to issue each year a proclamation
(1) designating the second Monday in October as Columbus Day;
(2) calling on United States Government officials to display the flag of the United States on all Government buildings on Columbus Day; and
(3) inviting the people of the United States to observe Columbus Day, in schools and churches, or other suitable places, with appropriate ceremonies that express the public sentiment befitting the anniversary of the discovery of America.

36 USC 108 - Constitution Week

The President is requested to issue each year a proclamation
(1) designating September 17 through September 23 as Constitution Week; and
(2) inviting the people of the United States to observe Constitution Week, in schools, churches, and other suitable places, with appropriate ceremonies and activities.

36 USC 109 - Fathers Day

(a) Designation.— 
The third Sunday in June is Fathers Day.
(b) Proclamation.— 
The President is requested to issue a proclamation
(1) calling on United States Government officials to display the flag of the United States on all Government buildings on Fathers Day;
(2) inviting State and local governments and the people of the United States to observe Fathers Day with appropriate ceremonies; and
(3) urging the people of the United States to offer public and private expressions of Fathers Day to the abiding love and gratitude they have for their fathers.

36 USC 110 - Flag Day

(a) Designation.— 
June 14 is Flag Day.
(b) Proclamation.— 
The President is requested to issue each year a proclamation
(1) calling on United States Government officials to display the flag of the United States on all Government buildings on Flag Day; and
(2) urging the people of the United States to observe Flag Day as the anniversary of the adoption on June 14, 1777, by the Continental Congress of the Stars and Stripes as the official flag of the United States.

36 USC 111 - Gold Star Mothers Day

(a) Designation.— 
The last Sunday in September is Gold Star Mothers Day.
(b) Proclamation.— 
The President is requested to issue a proclamation calling on United States Government officials to display the flag of the United States on all Government buildings, and the people of the United States to display the flag and hold appropriate meetings at homes, churches, or other suitable places, on Gold Star Mothers Day as a public expression of the love, sorrow, and reverence of the people for Gold Star Mothers.

36 USC 112 - Honor America Days

(a) Designation.— 
The 21 days from Flag Day through Independence Day is a period to honor America.
(b) Congressional Declaration.— 
Congress declares that there be public gatherings and activities during that period at which the people of the United States can celebrate and honor their country in an appropriate way.

36 USC 113 - Law Day, U.S.A.

(a) Designation.— 
May 1 is Law Day, U.S.A.
(b) Purpose.— 
Law Day, U.S.A., is a special day of celebration by the people of the United States
(1) in appreciation of their liberties and the reaffirmation of their loyalty to the United States and of their rededication to the ideals of equality and justice under law in their relations with each other and with other countries; and
(2) for the cultivation of the respect for law that is so vital to the democratic way of life.
(c) Proclamation.— 
The President is requested to issue a proclamation
(1) calling on all public officials to display the flag of the United States on all Government buildings on Law Day, U.S.A.; and
(2) inviting the people of the United States to observe Law Day, U.S.A., with appropriate ceremonies and in other appropriate ways, through public entities and private organizations and in schools and other suitable places.

36 USC 114 - Leif Erikson Day

The President may issue each year a proclamation designating October 9 as Leif Erikson Day.

36 USC 115 - Loyalty Day

(a) Designation.— 
May 1 is Loyalty Day.
(b) Purpose.— 
Loyalty Day is a special day for the reaffirmation of loyalty to the United States and for the recognition of the heritage of American freedom.
(c) Proclamation.— 
The President is requested to issue a proclamation
(1) calling on United States Government officials to display the flag of the United States on all Government buildings on Loyalty Day; and
(2) inviting the people of the United States to observe Loyalty Day with appropriate ceremonies in schools and other suitable places.

36 USC 116 - Memorial Day

(a) Designation.— 
The last Monday in May is Memorial Day.
(b) Proclamation.— 
The President is requested to issue each year a proclamation
(1) calling on the people of the United States to observe Memorial Day by praying, according to their individual religious faith, for permanent peace;
(2) designating a period of time on Memorial Day during which the people may unite in prayer for a permanent peace;
(3) calling on the people of the United States to unite in prayer at that time; and
(4) calling on the media to join in observing Memorial Day and the period of prayer.

36 USC 117 - Mothers Day

(a) Designation.— 
The second Sunday in May is Mothers Day.
(b) Proclamation.— 
The President is requested to issue a proclamation calling on United States Government officials to display the flag of the United States on all Government buildings, and on the people of the United States to display the flag at their homes or other suitable places, on Mothers Day as a public expression of love and reverence for the mothers of the United States.

36 USC 118 - National Aviation Day

The President may issue each year a proclamation
(1) designating August 19 as National Aviation Day;
(2) calling on United States Government officials to display the flag of the United States on all Government buildings on National Aviation Day; and
(3) inviting the people of the United States to observe National Aviation Day with appropriate exercises to further stimulate interest in aviation in the United States.

36 USC 119 - National Day of Prayer

The President shall issue each year a proclamation designating the first Thursday in May as a National Day of Prayer on which the people of the United States may turn to God in prayer and meditation at churches, in groups, and as individuals.

36 USC 120 - National Defense Transportation Day

The President is requested to issue each year a proclamation
(1) designating the third Friday in May as National Defense Transportation Day; and
(2) urging the people of the United States, including labor, management, users, and investors, in all communities served by the various forms of transportation to observe National Defense Transportation Day by appropriate ceremonies that will give complete recognition to the importance to each community and its people of the transportation system of the United States and the maintenance of the facilities of the system in the most modern state of adequacy to serve the needs of the United States in times of peace and in national defense.

36 USC 121 - National Disability Employment Awareness Month

(a) Designation.— 
October is National Disability Employment Awareness Month.
(b) Ceremonies.— 
Appropriate ceremonies shall be held throughout the United States during National Disability Employment Awareness Month to enlist public support for, and interest in, the employment of workers with disabilities who are otherwise qualified. Governors, mayors, heads of other governmental entities, and interested organizations and individuals are invited to participate in the ceremonies.
(c) Proclamation.— 
The President is requested to issue each year a suitable proclamation.

36 USC 122 - National Flag Week

The President is requested to issue each year a proclamation
(1) designating the week in which June 14 falls as National Flag Week; and
(2) calling on citizens to display the flag of the United States during National Flag Week.

36 USC 123 - National Forest Products Week

(a) Designation.— 
The week beginning on the third Sunday in October is National Forest Products Week.
(b) Proclamation.— 
The President is requested to issue each year a proclamation calling on the people of the United States to observe National Forest Products Week with appropriate ceremonies and activities.

36 USC 124 - National Freedom Day

The President may issue each year a proclamation designating February 1 as National Freedom Day to commemorate the signing by Abraham Lincoln on February 1, 1865, of the joint resolution adopted by the Senate and the House of Representatives that proposed the 13th amendment to the Constitution.

36 USC 125 - National Grandparents Day

The President is requested to issue each year a proclamation
(1) designating the first Sunday in September after Labor Day as National Grandparents Day; and
(2) calling on the people of the United States and interested groups and organizations to observe National Grandparents Day with appropriate ceremonies and activities.

36 USC 126 - National Hispanic Heritage Month

The President is requested to issue each year a proclamation
(1) designating September 15 through October 15 as National Hispanic Heritage Month; and
(2) calling on the people of the United States, especially the educational community, to observe National Hispanic Heritage Month with appropriate ceremonies and activities.

36 USC 127 - National Korean War Veterans Armistice Day

(a) Designation.— 
July 27 of each year until 2003 is National Korean War Veterans Armistice Day.
(b) Proclamation.— 
The President is requested to issue each year a proclamation calling on
(1) the people of the United States to observe National Korean War Veterans Armistice Day with appropriate ceremonies and activities; and
(2) all departments, agencies, and instrumentalities of the United States Government, and interested organizations, groups, and individuals, to fly the flag of the United States at halfstaff on July 27 of each year until 2003 in honor of the individuals who died as a result of their service in Korea.

36 USC 128 - National Maritime Day

(a) Designation.— 
May 22 is National Maritime Day.
(b) Proclamation.— 
The President is requested to issue each year a proclamation calling on
(1) the people of the United States to observe National Maritime Day by displaying the flag of the United States at their homes or other suitable places; and
(2) United States Government officials to display the flag on all Government buildings on National Maritime Day.

36 USC 129 - National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day

(a) Designation.— 
December 7 is National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day.
(b) Proclamation.— 
The President is requested to issue each year a proclamation calling on
(1) the people of the United States to observe National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day with appropriate ceremonies and activities; and
(2) all departments, agencies, and instrumentalities of the United States Government, and interested organizations, groups, and individuals, to fly the flag of the United States at halfstaff each December 7 in honor of the individuals who died as a result of their service at Pearl Harbor.

36 USC 130 - National Poison Prevention Week

The President is requested to issue each year a proclamation designating the third week in March as National Poison Prevention Week to aid in encouraging the people of the United States to learn of the dangers of accidental poisoning and to take preventive measures that are warranted by the seriousness of the danger.

36 USC 131 - National Safe Boating Week

The President is requested to issue each year a proclamation designating the 7-day period ending on the last Friday before Memorial Day as National Safe Boating Week.

36 USC 132 - National School Lunch Week

(a) Designation.— 
The week beginning on the second Sunday in October is National School Lunch Week.
(b) Proclamation.— 
The President is requested to issue each year a proclamation calling on the people of the United States to observe National School Lunch Week with appropriate ceremonies and activities.

36 USC 133 - National Transportation Week

The President is requested to issue each year a proclamation
(1) designating the week that includes the third Friday of May as National Transportation Week; and
(2) inviting the people of the United States to observe National Transportation Week with appropriate ceremonies and activities as a tribute to the men and women who, night and day, move goods and individuals throughout the United States.

36 USC 134 - Pan American Aviation Day

The President may issue each year a proclamation
(1) designating December 17 as Pan American Aviation Day; and
(2) calling on all officials of the United States Government, the chief executive offices of the States, territories, and possessions of the United States, and all citizens to participate in the observance of Pan American Aviation Day to further, and stimulate interest in, aviation in the American countries as an important stimulus to the further development of more rapid communications and a cultural development between the countries of the Western Hemisphere.

36 USC 135 - Parents Day

(a) Designation.— 
The fourth Sunday in July is Parents Day.
(b) Recognition.— 
All private citizens, organizations, and Federal, State, and local governmental and legislative entities are encouraged to recognize Parents Day through proclamations, activities, and educational efforts in furtherance of recognizing, uplifting, and supporting the role of parents in bringing up their children.

36 USC 136 - Peace Officers Memorial Day

The President is requested to issue each year a proclamation
(1) designating May 15 as Peace Officers Memorial Day in honor of Federal, State, and local officers killed or disabled in the line of duty;
(2) directing United States Government officials to display the flag of the United States at halfstaff on all Government buildings on Peace Officers Memorial Day, as provided by section 7 (m) of title 4, United States Code; and
(3) inviting State and local governments and the people of the United States to observe Peace Officers Memorial Day with appropriate ceremonies and activities, including the display of the flag at halfstaff.

36 USC 137 - Police Week

The President is requested to issue each year a proclamation
(1) designating the week in which May 15 occurs as Police Week in recognition of the service given by men and women who stand guard to protect the people of the United States through law enforcement; and
(2) inviting State and local governments and the people of the United States to observe Police Week with appropriate ceremonies and activities, including the display of the flag at halfstaff.

36 USC 138 - Save Your Vision Week

The President is requested to issue each year a proclamation
(1) designating the first week in March as Save Your Vision Week;
(2) inviting the governors and mayors of State and local governments to issue proclamations designating the first week in March as Save Your Vision Week;
(3) inviting the communications media, health care professions, and other agencies and individuals concerned with programs for the improvement of vision to unite during Save Your Vision Week in public activities to convince the people of the United States of the importance of vision to their welfare and the welfare of the United States; and
(4) urging the media, health care professions, and other agencies and individuals to support programs to improve and protect the vision of the people of the United States.

36 USC 139 - Steelmark Month

(a) Designation.— 
May is Steelmark Month.
(b) Purpose.— 
Steelmark Month recognizes the tremendous contribution made by the steel industry in the United States to national security and defense.
(c) Proclamation.— 
The President is requested to issue a proclamation calling on the people of the United States to observe Steelmark Month with appropriate ceremonies and activities.

36 USC 140 - Stephen Foster Memorial Day

The President may issue each year a proclamation
(1) designating January 13 as Stephen Foster Memorial Day; and
(2) calling on the people of the United States to observe Stephen Foster Memorial Day with appropriate ceremonies, pilgrimages to his shrines, and musical programs featuring his compositions.

36 USC 141 - Thomas Jeffersons birthday

The President shall issue each year a proclamation
(1) calling on officials of the United States Government to display the flag of the United States on all Government buildings on April 13; and
(2) inviting the people of the United States to observe April 13 in schools and churches, or other suitable places, with appropriate ceremonies in commemoration of Thomas Jeffersons birthday.

36 USC 142 - White Cane Safety Day

The President may issue each year a proclamation
(1) designating October 15 as White Cane Safety Day; and
(2) calling on the people of the United States to observe White Cane Safety Day with appropriate ceremonies and activities.

36 USC 143 - Wright Brothers Day

(a) Designation.— 
December 17 is Wright Brothers Day.
(b) Purpose.— 
Wright Brothers Day commemorates the first successful flights in a heavier than air, mechanically propelled airplane, that were made by Orville and Wilbur Wright on December 17, 1903, near Kitty Hawk, North Carolina.
(c) Proclamation.— 
The President is requested to issue each year a proclamation inviting the people of the United States to observe Wright Brothers Day with appropriate ceremonies and activities.

36 USC 144 - Patriot Day

(a) Designation.— 
September 11 is Patriot Day.
(b) Proclamation.— 
The President is requested to issue each year a proclamation calling on
(1) State and local governments and the people of the United States to observe Patriot Day with appropriate programs and activities;
(2) all departments, agencies, and instrumentalities of the United States and interested organizations and individuals to display the flag of the United States at halfstaff on Patriot Day in honor of the individuals who lost their lives as a result of the terrorist attacks against the United States that occurred on September 11, 2001; and
(3) the people of the United States to observe a moment of silence on Patriot Day in honor of the individuals who lost their lives as a result of the terrorist attacks against the United States that occurred on September 11, 2001.

TITLE 36 - US CODE - CHAPTER 3 - NATIONAL ANTHEM, MOTTO, FLORAL EMBLEM1 MARCH, AND TREE

36 USC 301 - National anthem

(a) Designation.— 
The composition consisting of the words and music known as the Star-Spangled Banner is the national anthem.
(b) Conduct During Playing.— 
During a rendition of the national anthem
(1) when the flag is displayed
(A) all present except those in uniform should stand at attention facing the flag with the right hand over the heart;
(B) men not in uniform should remove their headdress with their right hand and hold the headdress at the left shoulder, the hand being over the heart; and
(C) individuals in uniform should give the military salute at the first note of the anthem and maintain that position until the last note; and
(2) when the flag is not displayed, all present should face toward the music and act in the same manner they would if the flag were displayed.

36 USC 302 - National motto

In God we trust is the national motto.

36 USC 303 - National floral emblem

The flower commonly known as the rose is the national floral emblem.

36 USC 304 - National march

The composition by John Philip Sousa entitled The Stars and Stripes Forever is the national march.

36 USC 305 - National tree

The tree genus Quercus, commonly known as the oak tree, is the national tree.

TITLE 36 - US CODE - CHAPTER 5 - PRESIDENTIAL INAUGURAL CEREMONIES

36 USC 501 - Definitions

For purposes of this chapter
(1) Inaugural Committee means the committee appointed by the President-elect to be in charge of the Presidential inaugural ceremony and functions and activities connected with the ceremony; and
(2) inaugural period means the period that includes the day on which the Presidential inaugural ceremony is held, the 5 calendar days immediately preceding that day, and the 4 calendar days immediately following that day.

36 USC 502 - Regulations, licenses, and registration tags

(a) Regulations and Licenses.— 
For each inaugural period, the Council of the District of Columbia shall
(1) prescribe reasonable regulations necessary to preserve public order and protect life, health, and property;
(2) prescribe special regulations related to the standing, movement, and operation of vehicles; and
(3) grant special licenses to peddlers and vendors to sell merchandise in places the Council considers proper, subject to conditions and fees for the licenses the Council considers proper.
(b) Registration Tags.— 
The Mayor of the District of Columbia may issue, for any motor vehicle made available for the use of the Inaugural Committee, special registration tags, valid for not more than 90 days, designed to celebrate the inauguration of the President and Vice President.

36 USC 503 - Use of reservations, grounds, and public spaces

(a) Permit for Use.— 
With the approval of the officer having jurisdiction over any of the Federal reservations or grounds in the District of Columbia, the Secretary of the Interior may grant to the Inaugural Committee a permit to use the reservations or grounds during the inaugural period, including a reasonable time before and after the inaugural period. The Mayor of the District of Columbia may grant a similar permit to use public space under the Mayors jurisdiction. Each permit granted under this subsection is subject to conditions the grantor of the permit prescribes.
(b) Reviewing Stands and Commercial Stands and Structures.— 
A reviewing stand or a stand or structure for the sale of merchandise, food, or drink may be built on public grounds in the District of Columbia only if approved by the Inaugural Committee and by the Secretary or the Mayor, as appropriate.
(c) Restoration After Inaugural Period.— 
After the inaugural period, the reservation, ground, or public space occupied by a stand or structure shall be restored promptly to its prior condition.
(d) Indemnification.— 
The Inaugural Committee shall indemnify and save harmless the District of Columbia and the appropriate department, agency, or instrumentality of the United States Government against any loss or damage to, and against any liability arising from the use of, the reservation, ground, or public space, by the Inaugural Committee or a licensee of the Inaugural Committee.

36 USC 504 - Installation and removal of electrical facilities

(a) Installation.— 
The Mayor of the District of Columbia may allow the Inaugural Committee to install suitable overhead conductors and electrical facilities, with adequate supports. The official in charge of a park or reservation in the District of Columbia in which it is necessary to place wires shall supervise the placing and removal of those wires.
(b) Removal.— 
The conductors and supports shall be removed not later than 5 days after the end of the inaugural period.
(c) Indemnification.— 
The United States Government and the District of Columbia may not incur any expense or damage from the installation, operation, or removal of a temporary overhead conductor or electrical facility. The Inaugural Committee shall indemnify and hold harmless the District of Columbia and the appropriate department, agency, or instrumentality of the Government against any loss or damage, and against any liability arising, from any act of the Inaugural Committee or any agent, licensee, servant, or employee of the Inaugural Committee in connection with the installation, operation, or removal of a temporary overhead conductor or electrical facility.

36 USC 505 - Extension of wires along parade routes

The Mayor of the District of Columbia, the Secretary of the Interior, and the Inaugural Committee may allow communications companies to extend overhead wires to places along a parade route that are considered convenient for use in connection with the parade and other inaugural purposes. The wires shall be removed not later than 10 days after the inaugural period ends.

36 USC 506 - Duration of regulations and licenses and publication of regulations

Regulations prescribed and licenses authorized under this chapter are effective only during the inaugural period. The regulations shall be published in at least one daily newspaper published in the District of Columbia. A penalty prescribed for violating such a regulation may not be enforced until 5 days after publication.

36 USC 507 - Application to other property

This chapter does not apply to the United States Capitol Buildings or Grounds or other property under the jurisdiction of Congress or a committee, commission, or officer of Congress. A service or facility authorized by or under this chapter is available for the property on request or approval of the joint committee of the Senate and House of Representatives appointed by the President of the Senate and the Speaker of the House of Representatives to arrange for the inauguration of the President-elect and the Vice President-elect.

36 USC 508 - Enforcement

The Mayor of the District of Columbia, or other official having jurisdiction in the premises, shall enforce this chapter, take necessary precautions to protect the public, and ensure that the pavement of any street, sidewalk, avenue, or alley disturbed or damaged is restored to its prior condition.

36 USC 509 - Penalty

A person violating a regulation prescribed under this chapter shall be fined under title 18 or imprisoned for not more than 30 days. A separate violation occurs under this section for each day the violation continues.

36 USC 510 - Disclosure of and prohibition on certain donations

(a) In General.— 
A committee shall not be considered to be the Inaugural Committee for purposes of this chapter unless the committee agrees to, and meets, the requirements of subsections (b) and (c).
(b) Disclosure.— 

(1) In general.— 
Not later than the date that is 90 days after the date of the Presidential inaugural ceremony, the committee shall file a report with the Federal Election Commission disclosing any donation of money or anything of value made to the committee in an aggregate amount equal to or greater than $200.
(2) Contents of report.— 
A report filed under paragraph (1) shall contain
(A) the amount of the donation;
(B) the date the donation is received; and
(C) the name and address of the person making the donation.
(c) Limitation.— 
The committee shall not accept any donation from a foreign national (as defined in section 319(b) of the Federal Election Campaign Act of 1971 (2 U.S.C. 441e (b))).

36 USC 511 - Authorization of appropriations

(a) Authorization.— 
Necessary amounts are authorized to be appropriated
(1) to enable the Mayor of the District of Columbia to provide additional municipal services in the District of Columbia during the inaugural period, including
(A) employment of personal services without regard to chapters 33 and 51 and subchapter III of chapter 53 of title 5;
(B) travel expenses of enforcement personnel, including sanitarians, from other jurisdictions;
(C) the hiring of the means of transportation;
(D) meals for policemen, firemen, and other municipal employees;
(E) the cost of removing and relocating streetcar loading platforms, construction, rent, maintenance, and expenses incident to the operation of temporary public comfort stations, first-aid stations, and information booths; and
(F) other incidental expenses in the discretion of the Mayor; and
(2) to enable the Secretary of the Interior to provide meals for the members of the United States Park Police during the inaugural period.
(b) Payment.— 
Amounts appropriated under
(1) subsection (a)(1) of this section are payable in the same way as other appropriations for the expenses of the District of Columbia; and
(2) subsection (a)(2) of this section are payable in the same way as other appropriations for the expenses of the Department of the Interior.

TITLE 36 - US CODE - CHAPTER 7 - FEDERAL PARTICIPATION IN CARL GARNER FEDERAL LANDS CLEANUP DAY

36 USC 701 - Findings

Congress finds that
(1) Federal lands, parks, recreation areas, and waterways provide recreational opportunities for millions of Americans each year;
(2) Federal lands administered by Federal land management agencies contain valuable wildlife, scenery, natural and historic features, and other resources which may be damaged by litter and misuse;
(3) it is in the best interest of the United States and its citizens to maintain and preserve the beauty, safety, and availability of these Federal lands;
(4) these Federal land management agencies have been designated as the caretakers of these Federal lands and are responsible for maintaining and preserving those areas and facilities;
(5) there is great value in volunteer involvement in maintaining and preserving Federal lands for recreational use;
(6) the Federal land management agencies should be concerned with promoting a sense of pride and ownership among citizens toward these lands;
(7) the use of citizen volunteers in a national cleanup effort promotes these goals and encourages the thoughtful use of these Federal lands and facilities;
(8) the positive impact of annual cleanup events held at various recreation sites has already been proven by steadily declining levels of litter at these sites; and
(9) a national program for cleaning and maintaining Federal lands using volunteers will save millions of tax dollars.

36 USC 702 - Definition

For purposes of this chapter, Federal land management agency includes
(1) the Forest Service of the Department of Agriculture;
(2) the Bureau of Land Management of the Department of the Interior;
(3) the National Park Service of the Department of the Interior;
(4) the Fish and Wildlife Service of the Department of the Interior;
(5) the Bureau of Reclamation of the Department of the Interior; and
(6) the Army Corps of Engineers.

36 USC 703 - Duties of Federal land management agency

To observe Carl Garner Federal Lands Cleanup Day at the Federal level, each Federal land management agency shall organize, coordinate, and participate with citizen volunteers and State and local authorities in cleaning and providing for the maintenance of Federal public land, recreation areas, and waterways within the jurisdiction of the agency.

36 USC 704 - Activities

In cooperation with appropriate State and local government authorities, each Federal land management agency shall plan for and carry out activities on Carl Garner Federal Lands Cleanup Day that
(1) encourage continuing public and private sector cooperation in preserving the beauty and safety of areas within the jurisdiction of the agency;
(2) increase citizens sense of ownership and community pride in those areas;
(3) reduce litter on Federal lands, along trails and waterways, and within those areas; and
(4) maintain and improve trails, recreation areas, waterways, and facilities.

TITLE 36 - US CODE - CHAPTER 9 - MISCELLANEOUS

36 USC 901 - Service flag and service lapel button

(a) Individuals Entitled To Display Service Flag.— 
A service flag approved by the Secretary of Defense may be displayed in a window of the place of residence of individuals who are members of the immediate family of an individual serving in the Armed Forces of the United States during any period of war or hostilities in which the Armed Forces of the United States are engaged.
(b) Individuals Entitled To Display Service Lapel Button.— 
A service lapel button approved by the Secretary may be worn by members of the immediate family of an individual serving in the Armed Forces of the United States during any period of war or hostilities in which the Armed Forces of the United States are engaged.
(c) License To Manufacture and Sell Service Flags and Service Lapel Buttons.— 
Any person may apply to the Secretary for a license to manufacture and sell the approved service flag, or the approved service lapel button, or both. Any person that manufactures a service flag or service lapel button without having first obtained a license, or otherwise violates this section is liable to the United States Government for a civil penalty of not more than $1,000.
(d) Regulations.— 
The Secretary may prescribe regulations necessary to carry out this section.

36 USC 902 - National League of Families POW/MIA flag

(a) Designation.— 
The National League of Families POW/MIA flag is designated as the symbol of our Nations concern and commitment to resolving as fully as possible the fates of Americans still prisoner, missing, and unaccounted for in Southeast Asia, thus ending the uncertainty for their families and the Nation.
(b) Required Display.— 
The POW/MIA flag shall be displayed at the locations specified in subsection (d) of this section on POW/MIA flag display days. The display serves
(1) as the symbol of the Nations concern and commitment to achieving the fullest possible accounting of Americans who, having been prisoners of war or missing in action, still remain unaccounted for; and
(2) as the symbol of the Nations commitment to achieving the fullest possible accounting for Americans who in the future may become prisoners of war, missing in action, or otherwise unaccounted for as a result of hostile action.
(c) Days for Flag Display.— 

(1) For purposes of this section, POW/MIA flag display days are the following:
(A) Armed Forces Day, the third Saturday in May.
(B) Memorial Day, the last Monday in May.
(C) Flag Day, June 14.
(D) Independence Day, July 4.
(E) National POW/MIA Recognition Day.
(F) Veterans Day, November 11.
(2) In addition to the days specified in paragraph (1) of this subsection, POW/MIA flag display days include
(A) in the case of display at the World War II Memorial, Korean War Veterans Memorial, and Vietnam Veterans Memorial (required by subsection (d)(3) of this section), any day on which the United States flag is displayed;
(B) in the case of display at medical centers of the Department of Veterans Affairs (required by subsection (d)(7) of this section), any day on which the flag of the United States is displayed; and
(C) in the case of display at United States Postal Service post offices (required by subsection (d)(8) of this section), the last business day before a day specified in paragraph (1) that in any year is not itself a business day.
(d) Locations for Flag Display.— 
The locations for the display of the POW/MIA flag under subsection (b) of this section are the following:
(1) The Capitol.
(2) The White House.
(3) The World War II Memorial, the Korean War Veterans Memorial, and the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.
(4) Each national cemetery.
(5) The buildings containing the official office of
(A) the Secretary of State;
(B) the Secretary of Defense;
(C) the Secretary of Veterans Affairs; and
(D) the Director of the Selective Service System.
(6) Each major military installation, as designated by the Secretary of Defense.
(7) Each medical center of the Department of Veterans Affairs.
(8) Each United States Postal Service post office.
(e) Coordination With Other Display Requirement.— 
Display of the POW/MIA flag at the Capitol pursuant to subsection (d)(1) of this section is in addition to the display of that flag in the Rotunda of the Capitol pursuant to Senate Concurrent Resolution 5 of the 101st Congress, agreed to on February 22, 1989 (103 Stat. 2533).
(f) Display To Be in a Manner Visible to the Public.— 
Display of the POW/MIA flag pursuant to this section shall be in a manner designed to ensure visibility to the public.
(g) Limitation.— 
This section may not be construed or applied so as to require any employee to report to work solely for the purpose of providing for the display of the POW/MIA flag.

36 USC 903 - Designation of Medal of Honor Flag

(a) Designation.— 
The Secretary of Defense shall design and designate a flag as the Medal of Honor Flag. In selecting the design for the flag, the Secretary shall consider designs submitted by the general public.
(b) Presentation.— 
The Medal of Honor Flag shall be presented as specified in sections 3755, 6257, and 8755 of title 10 and section 505 of title 14.

Part B - United States Government Organizations Involved With Observances and Ceremonies

TITLE 36 - US CODE - CHAPTER 21 - AMERICAN BATTLE MONUMENTS COMMISSION

36 USC 2101 - Membership

(a) Composition and Terms.— 
The American Battle Monuments Commission has not more than 11 members appointed by the President. The President also shall appoint one officer of the Regular Army to serve as secretary of the Commission. The members and secretary serve at the pleasure of the President. The President shall fill any vacancies that occur. Notwithstanding any other law, members of the Armed Forces may be appointed members of the Commission.
(b) Pay and Expenses.— 
The members of the Commission serve without compensation. However, the members of the Commission may receive, from an amount appropriated to carry out this chapter or acquired by another authorized way
(1) their actual expenses related to the work of the Commission;
(2) when in a travel status outside the continental United States, a per diem at the rate authorized to be paid for members of the uniformed services under section 405 of title 37 instead of subsistence; and
(3) when in a travel status in the continental United States, a per diem at the rate authorized to be paid under sections 5702 and 5703 of title 5 instead of subsistence.
(c) Expenses of Officers of Armed Forces Serving on Commission.— 
An officer of the Armed Forces serving as a member or as secretary of the Commission may be reimbursed for expenses when traveling on business of the Commission in the same way as civilian members of the Commission.

36 USC 2102 - Employment of personnel

(a) General.— 
Within the limits of an appropriation made to employ personnel, the American Battle Monuments Commission may employ personnel necessary to carry out this chapter. To ensure adequate care and maintenance of cemeteries, monuments, and memorials, the Commission, subject to the availability of appropriations, shall employ
(1) at least 50 individuals in the competitive service (as defined in section 2102 of title 5), of whom at least 43 shall be assigned to duty in foreign countries where the cemeteries, monuments, and memorials are located; and
(2) at least 348 individuals who are citizens of the countries where the cemeteries, monuments, and memorials are located.
(b) Detailed Personnel.— 
On request of the Commission, the heads of departments, agencies, and instrumentalities of the United States Government may make available to the Commission their personnel and facilities to assist in carrying out this chapter, and may expend for that purpose amounts appropriated to the department, agency, and instrumentality. The Commission shall reimburse the department, agency, or instrumentality for the pay and allowances of personnel made available to the Commission.
(c) Station Allowance for Officers Assigned to the Commission.— 
For officers of the Armed Forces assigned to the Commission, the same station allowance shall be authorized for serving at foreign stations as the Secretary of the Army has authorized for officers of the Army.
(d) Citizenship Requirement.— 
An individual may be employed as the superintendent, or as an assistant superintendent, of a cemetery operated by the Commission only if the individual is a citizen of the United States.

36 USC 2103 - Administrative

(a) General Authority.— 
Subject to appropriations made to carry out this chapter, the American Battle Monuments Commission may
(1) acquire land or an interest in land in a foreign country to carry out the purposes of this chapter, or an executive order conferring duties and powers on the Commission, without submission to the Attorney General under section 3111 of title 40;
(2) maintain, repair, and operate motor-propelled passenger-carrying vehicles and other property that another department, agency, or instrumentality of the United States Government provides to the Commission;
(3) establish offices in the District of Columbia and elsewhere in or outside the United States;
(4) rent office and garage space, which may be paid for in advance, in foreign countries; and
(5) procure printing, binding, engraving, lithographing, photographing, and typewriting, including the publication of information on United States activities, battlefields, memorials, and cemeteries with respect to which the Commission may exercise any duties and powers.
(b) Disposition of Land.— 
Under conditions and in the manner the Commission decides is proper, the Commission may dispose of land or an interest in land in a foreign country that the Commission acquires in connection with its work.
(c) Contracting Out.— 
Notwithstanding the requirements of existing laws or regulations, the Commission, under conditions the Commission decides are necessary and proper, may contract for work, supplies, materials, and equipment outside or for use outside the United States and engage the services of architects and other technical and professional personnel.
(d) Delegation.— 
Under conditions the Commission may prescribe, the Commission may delegate to its Chairman, secretary, or officials in charge of any of its offices any of its authority it considers necessary and proper.
(e) Solicitation and Receipt of Contributions.— 

(1) The Commission may solicit and receive funds and in-kind donations and gifts from any State, municipal, or private source to carry out the purposes of this chapter. The Commission shall deposit such funds in a separate account in the Treasury. Funds from that account shall be disbursed upon vouchers approved by the Chairman of the Commission.
(2) The Commission shall establish written guidelines setting forth the criteria to be used in determining whether the acceptance of funds and in-kind donations and gifts under paragraph (1) would
(A) reflect unfavorably on the ability of the Commission, or any member or employee of the Commission, to carry out the responsibilities or official duties of the Commission in a fair and objective manner; or
(B) compromise the integrity or the appearance of the integrity of the programs of the Commission or any official involved in those programs.
(f) Limitation on Use of Contributions.— 
The Commission may not obligate, withdraw, or expend amounts received as contributions before March 1, 1998.
(g) Statements to President.— 
The Commission shall transmit to the President on October 1 of each year a statement of all its financial and other transactions during the prior fiscal year.
(h) Financial Statements and Audits.— 

(1) The Commission shall have a system of financial controls to enable the Commission to comply with the requirements of paragraph (2) of this subsection and with section 2106 (d)(4) of this title.
(2) The Commission shall
(A) by March 1 of each year (beginning with 1998)
(i) prepare a financial statement which covers all accounts and associated activities of the Commission for the prior fiscal year and is consistent with the requirements of section 3515 of title 31; and
(ii) submit the financial statement, together with a narrative summary, to the Committees on Veterans Affairs of the Senate and House of Representatives; and
(B) obtain an audit by the Comptroller General of each financial statement prepared under subparagraph (A) of this paragraph, which shall be conducted in accordance with applicable generally accepted government auditing standards and shall be in lieu of any audit otherwise required by law.
(i) Disposition of Records and Archives.— 
When no longer required by the Commission, the records and archives of the Commission shall be deposited with the National Archives in accordance with section 2107 of title 44.
(j) Seal.— 
The Commission shall have a seal that shall be judicially noticed.
(k) Disbursements Outside Continental United States.— 
Disbursements for expenditures outside the continental United States may be made by a special disbursing agent designated by the Commission under regulations it prescribes.

36 USC 2104 - Military cemeteries in foreign countries

When, as a result of combat operations, the Armed Forces establish military cemeteries in zones of operations outside the United States and the territories and possessions of the United States, the American Battle Monuments Commission and the Secretary of the Army, immediately on the cessation of hostilities, shall decide which of the cemeteries will become permanent cemeteries or, if they decide it is desirable, shall select new sites for the cemeteries at any other location. The Commission is solely responsible for the design and construction of the permanent cemeteries, and of all buildings, plantings, headstones, and other permanent improvements incidental to the cemeteries, except that
(1) the Armed Forces are responsible for maintaining the permanent cemeteries until the Commission declares its readiness to assume the authorized administrative duties and powers;
(2) all construction undertaken by the Armed Forces in establishing and maintaining the cemetery prior to its transfer to the Commission shall be nonpermanent;
(3) burials and reburials by the Armed Forces shall be carried out in accordance with plans prepared by the Commission; and
(4) the Armed Forces have the right to re-enter a cemetery transferred to the Commission to exhume or re-inter a body if they decide it is necessary.

36 USC 2105 - Monuments built by the United States Government

(a) Memorials.— 
The American Battle Monuments Commission shall prepare plans and estimates to build suitable memorials commemorating the service of American Armed Forces, and shall build and maintain memorials in the United States and, as the Commission decides, at any place outside the United States where the Armed Forces have served since April 6, 1917.
(b) Architecture and Art.— 
The Commission shall build and maintain works of architecture and art in United States cemeteries located outside the United States and the territories and possessions of the United States that are permanent cemeteries. The Secretary of Veterans Affairs shall maintain works of architecture and art built by the Commission in the National Cemetery Administration, as described in section 2400 (b) of title 38.
(c) Control and Supervision of Materials, Design, and Building.— 

(1) The Commission shall control the materials and design and prescribe regulations for, and supervise the building of, all memorial monuments and buildings in United States cemeteries located outside the United States and the territories and possessions of the United States.
(2) The Commission shall control the design and prescribe regulations for the building of all memorial monuments and buildings commemorating the service of American Armed Forces that are built in a foreign country or political division of the foreign country that authorizes the Commission to carry out those duties and powers.
(d) Approval by National Commission of Fine Arts.— 
A design for a memorial must be approved by the National Commission of Fine Arts before the Commission can accept it.

36 USC 2106 - War memorials not built by the United States Government

(a) Cooperation With Others.— 
The American Battle Monuments Commission may cooperate with citizens of the United States, States, municipalities, or associations desiring to build war memorials outside the continental limits of the United States in the way the Commission decides. An administrative agency of the United States Government may give assistance to build the memorial only if a plan for the memorial has been approved under this chapter.
(b) Control, Administration, and Maintenance of War Memorials.— 

(1) The Commission may assume responsibility for the control, administration, and maintenance of any war memorial built outside the United States by a citizen of the United States, a State, a political subdivision of a State, a governmental authority (except a department, agency, or instrumentality of the United States Government), a foreign agency, or a private association to commemorate the services of any of the Armed Forces in hostilities occurring since April 6, 1917, if
(A) the memorial is not built on the territory of the applicable former enemy; and
(B) the sponsors of the memorial consent to the Commission assuming those responsibilities and transfer to the Commission all their rights and interests in the memorial.
(2) If reasonable effort fails to locate the sponsors of a memorial, the Commission may assume responsibility for the memorial under this subsection by agreement with the appropriate foreign authorities. A decision of the Commission to assume responsibility for a war memorial under this subsection is final.
(3) Sponsors of a war memorial for which the Commission assumes responsibility under this subsection may transfer amounts accumulated to maintain and repair the memorial to the Commission for use in carrying out this chapter. Except as provided in subsection (c) of this section, the Commission shall deposit transferred amounts as provided in section 2103 (e) of this title.
(c) Arrangements for Repair or Long-Term Maintenance of Memorials.— 
In assuming responsibility for a war memorial under subsection (b)(1) or (2) of this section, the Commission may arrange with the sponsors of the memorial to provide for repair or long-term maintenance of the memorial. An amount transferred to the Commission for the purpose of this subsection shall be deposited by the Commission in the fund established under subsection (d) of this section.
(d) Fund for Arrangements for Repair or Long-Term Maintenance of Memorials.— 

(1) There is a fund in the Treasury that is available to the Commission for expenses of repair and long-term maintenance of memorials for which the Commission has made arrangements under subsection (c) of this section. The fund consists of
(A) amounts deposited into, and interest and proceeds credited to, the fund under paragraph (2) of this subsection; and
(B) obligations obtained under paragraph (3) of this subsection.
(2) The Commission shall deposit into the fund the amounts that are accepted under subsection (c) of this section. The Secretary of the Treasury shall credit to the fund the interest on, and the proceeds from the sale or redemption of, obligations held in the fund.
(3) The Secretary shall invest any part of the fund that the Commission decides is not required to meet current expenses. Each investment shall be made in an interest-bearing obligation of the United States Government, or an obligation that has its principal and interest guaranteed by the Government, that the Commission decides has a maturity suitable for the fund.
(4) The Commission shall separately account for all amounts deposited in and expended from the fund for each war memorial for which an arrangement for repair or long-term maintenance is made under subsection (c) of this section.
(e) Demolition of War Memorial Built in a Foreign Country and Disposition of Site.— 
The Commission may take necessary action to demolish any war memorial built outside the United States by a citizen of the United States, a State, a political subdivision of a State, a governmental authority (except a department, agency, or instrumentality of the United States Government), a foreign agency, or a private association and to dispose of the site of the memorial in a way the Commission decides is proper, if
(1) the appropriate foreign authorities agree to the demolition; and
(2) 
(A) the sponsor of the memorial consents to the demolition; or
(B) the memorial has fallen into disrepair and a reasonable effort by the Commission has failed
(i) to persuade the sponsor to maintain the memorial at a standard acceptable to the Commission; or
(ii) to locate the sponsor.

36 USC 2107 - National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific

With the consent of the Secretary of Veterans Affairs, the American Battle Monuments Commission may build works of architecture and art in the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific.

36 USC 2108 - Pacific War Memorial and other historical and memorial sites on Corregidor

(a) General.— 
After an agreement is made between the Government of the Republic of the Philippines and the United States Government, the American Battle Monuments Commission shall restore, operate, and maintain the Pacific War Memorial and other historical and memorial sites on Corregidor.
(b) Personnel.— 
The Commission may employ necessary personnel to carry out this section.
(c) Use of Other Departments, Agencies, and Instrumentalities.— 
Departments, agencies, and instrumentalities of the United States Government may assist the Commission, on a reimbursable basis, in carrying out this section.
(d) Authority To Solicit Contributions.— 
To carry out this section, the Commission may solicit and accept private contributions and shall deposit the contributions in the fund established by subsection (f) of this section.
(e) Use of Private Amounts.— 
The Commission shall carry out this section with private amounts except to the extent amounts are appropriated under subsection (g) of this section.
(f) Fund.— 

(1) There is a fund in the Treasury that is available to the Commission only to carry out this section. The fund consists of
(A) amounts deposited into, and interest and proceeds credited to, the fund under paragraph (2) of this subsection; and
(B) obligations obtained under paragraph (3) of this subsection.
(2) The Chairman of the Commission shall deposit into the fund the amounts that are accepted under subsection (d) of this section. The Secretary of the Treasury shall credit to the fund the interest on, and the proceeds from the sale or redemption of, obligations held in the fund.
(3) The Secretary shall invest any part of the fund that the Chairman decides is not required to meet current expenses. Each investment shall be made in an interest-bearing obligation of the United States Government, or an obligation that has its principal and interest guaranteed by the Government, that the Chairman decides has a maturity suitable for the fund.
(4) Amounts in the fund exceeding the cost of carrying out this section, as decided by the Chairman, shall be deposited in the Treasury as miscellaneous receipts to reimburse the United States Government for amounts appropriated under subsection (g) of this section.
(g) Authorization of Appropriations.— 
There are authorized to be appropriated
(1) $6,000,000 for site preparation, design, planning, construction, and associated administrative costs for the restoration of the Memorial and other historical and memorial sites referred to in subsection (a) of this section; and
(2) amounts necessary to operate and maintain the Memorial and those other historical and memorial sites.

36 USC 2109 - Foreign Currency Fluctuations Account

(a) Establishment and Purpose.— 
There is an account in the Treasury known as the Foreign Currency Fluctuations, American Battle Monuments Commission, Account. The Account shall be used to provide amounts, in addition to amounts appropriated for salaries and expenses of the Commission, to pay the cost of salaries and expenses that exceeds the amount appropriated for salaries and expenses because of fluctuations in currency exchange rates of foreign countries occurring after a budget request for the Commission is submitted to Congress. The Account may not be used for any other purpose.
(b) Increase in Permissible Obligations of Amounts.— 
A provision of law limiting the amounts the Commission may obligate in a fiscal year shall be increased to the extent necessary to reflect fluctuations in exchange rates from those used in preparing the budget submission.
(c) Transferred Amounts.— 

(1) Amounts in the Account may be transferred to amounts appropriated for salaries and expenses of the Commission. Transferred amounts shall be merged with, and are available for the same time period as, the appropriation to which they are applied.
(2) Amounts transferred from the Account may be transferred back
(A) if the amounts are not needed to pay obligations incurred because of fluctuations in currency exchange rates of foreign countries in the appropriation to which the amounts were originally transferred; or
(B) because of subsequent favorable fluctuations in the rates or because other amounts are, or become, available to pay the obligations.
(3) Amounts transferred to an appropriation under this subsection may not be transferred back to the Account after the end of the 2d fiscal year after the fiscal year in which the appropriation was available for obligation.
(d) Recording of Obligations and Fluctuations in Exchange Rates.— 
An obligation of the Commission payable in the currency of a foreign country may be recorded as an obligation based on exchange rates used in preparing a budget submission. A change reflecting fluctuations in exchange rates may be recorded as a disbursement is made.
(e) Unobligated Balances.— 
The unobligated balance of an appropriation for salaries and expenses may be transferred to the Account not later than the end of the second fiscal year following the fiscal year for which the appropriation was made. The unobligated balance shall be merged with, and be available for the same period and purposes as, the Account.
(f) Annual Report.— 
The Commission each year shall submit to the appropriate committees of Congress a report on amounts transferred under this section.
(g) Authorization of Appropriations.— 
There is authorized to be appropriated $3,000,000 to the Account.

36 USC 2110 - Claims against the Commission

A claim against the American Battle Monuments Commission that is similar to a claim described in section 2734 of title 10, that is based on damage to, or loss or destruction of, property, or personal injury or death of an individual, and that is caused by the negligent or wrongful act or omission of an officer or civilian employee of the Commission acting within the scope of the officers or employees office or employment, may be settled, decided, and paid as provided in section 2734 for the settlement of Army claims. However, the Secretary of the Army may appoint an officer or employee of the Commission to a claims commission or as an officer to approve settlements of claims made by the claims commission. All payments in settlement of a claim shall be made out of appropriations made to carry out this chapter.

36 USC 2111 - Presidential duties and powers

(a) Arrangements With Foreign Countries.— 
The President is requested to make the necessary arrangements with the proper authorities of the appropriate foreign countries to enable the American Battle Monuments Commission to carry out this chapter.
(b) Transfer of Administrative Duties and Powers and Supplies, Material, and Equipment to Commission.— 

(1) The President by executive order may transfer to the Commission
(A) the same administrative duties and powers related to a permanent military cemetery located outside the United States and the territories and possessions of the United States that were transferred to the Commission by Executive Order 6614, February 26, 1934, and Executive Order 10057, May 14, 1949, as amended by Executive Order 10087, December 3, 1949; and
(B) supplies, material, and equipment located in the permanent military cemetery or in a military depot overseas that
(i) the Department of Defense does not need; and
(ii) the Commission requests to carry out the duties and powers specified in clause (A) of this paragraph.
(2) After a transfer under this subsection, the Commission shall maintain the cemetery and all improvements in it.

36 USC 2112 - Care and maintenance of Surrender Tree site

The American Battle Monuments Commission is responsible for the care and maintenance of the Surrender Tree site in Santiago, Cuba.

36 USC 2113 - World War II memorial in the District of Columbia

(a) Solicitation and Acceptance of Contributions.— 

(1) Consistent with its authority under section 2103 (e) of this title, the American Battle Monuments Commission shall solicit and accept contributions for the World War II memorial.
(2) In this section, the term World War II memorial means the memorial authorized by Public Law 10332 (40 U.S.C. 8903 note ) to be established by the Commission on Federal land in the District of Columbia or its environs to honor members of the Armed Forces who served in World War II and to commemorate the participation of the United States in that war.
(b) Creation of Memorial Fund.— 

(1) There is hereby created in the Treasury a fund for the World War II memorial, which shall consist of the following:
(A) Amounts deposited, and interest and proceeds credited, under paragraph (2).
(B) Obligations obtained under paragraph (3).
(C) The amount of surcharges paid to the Commission for the World War II memorial under the World War II 50th Anniversary Commemorative Coins Act (31 U.S.C. 5112 note ).
(D) Amounts borrowed using the authority provided under subsection (d).
(E) Any funds received by the Commission under section 2114 of this title in exchange for use of, or the right to use, any mark, copyright or patent.
(2) The Chairman of the Commission shall deposit in the fund the amounts accepted as contributions under subsection (a). The Secretary of the Treasury shall credit to the fund the interest on, and the proceeds from sale or redemption of, obligations held in the fund.
(3) The Secretary of the Treasury shall invest any portion of the fund that, as determined by the Chairman, is not required to meet current expenses. Each investment shall be made in an interest-bearing obligation of the United States or an obligation guaranteed as to principal and interest by the United States that, as determined by the Chairman, has a maturity suitable for the fund.
(c) Use of Fund.— 
The fund shall be available to the Commission
(1) for the expenses of establishing the World War II memorial, including the maintenance and preservation amount provided for in section 8906 (b) of title 40;
(2) for such other expenses, other than routine maintenance, with respect to the World War II memorial as the Commission considers warranted; and
(3) to secure, obtain, register, enforce, protect, and license any mark, copyright, or patent that is owned by, assigned to, or licensed to the Commission under section 2114 of this title to aid or facilitate the construction of the World War II memorial.
(d) Special Borrowing Authority.— 

(1) To assure that groundbreaking, construction, and dedication of the World War II memorial are carried out on a timely basis, the Commission may borrow money from the Treasury of the United States in such amounts as the Commission considers necessary, but not to exceed a total of $65,000,000. Borrowed amounts shall bear interest at a rate determined by the Secretary of the Treasury, taking into consideration the average market yield on outstanding marketable obligations of the United States of comparable maturities during the month preceding the month in which the obligations of the Commission are issued. The interest payments on such obligations may be deferred with the approval of the Secretary, but any interest payment so deferred shall also bear interest.
(2) The borrowing of money by the Commission under paragraph (1) shall be subject to such maturities, terms, and conditions as may be agreed upon by the Commission and the Secretary, except that the maturities may not exceed 20 years and such borrowings may be redeemable at the option of the Commission before maturity.
(3) The obligations of the Commission shall be issued in amounts and at prices approved by the Secretary. The authority of the Commission to issue obligations under this subsection shall remain available without fiscal year limitation. The Secretary of the Treasury shall purchase any obligations of the Commission to be issued under this subsection, and for such purpose the Secretary of the Treasury may use as a public debt transaction of the United States the proceeds from the sale of any securities issued under chapter 31 of title 31. The purposes for which securities may be issued under such chapter are extended to include any purchase of the Commissions obligations under this subsection.
(4) Repayment of the interest and principal on any funds borrowed by the Commission under paragraph (1) shall be made from amounts in the fund. The Commission may not use for such purpose any funds appropriated for any other activities of the Commission.
(e) Treatment of Borrowing Authority.— 
In determining whether the Commission has sufficient funds to complete construction of the World War II memorial, as required by section 8906 of title 40, the Secretary of the Interior shall consider the funds that the Commission may borrow from the Treasury under subsection (d) as funds available to complete construction of the memorial, whether or not the Commission has actually exercised the authority to borrow such funds.
(f) Voluntary Services.— 

(1) Notwithstanding section 1342 of title 31, the Commission may accept from any person voluntary services to be provided in furtherance of the fund-raising activities of the Commission relating to the World War II memorial.
(2) A person providing voluntary services under this subsection shall be considered to be a Federal employee for purposes of chapter 81 of title 5, relating to compensation for work-related injuries, and chapter 171 of title 28, relating to tort claims. A volunteer who is not otherwise employed by the United States shall not be considered to be a Federal employee for any other purpose by reason of the provision of such voluntary service, except that any volunteer given responsibility for the handling of funds or the carrying out of a Federal function is subject to the conflict of interest laws contained in chapter 11 of title 18 and the administrative standards of conduct contained in part 2635 of title 5 of the Code of Federal Regulations.
(3) The Commission may provide for reimbursement of incidental expenses that are incurred by a person providing voluntary services under this subsection. The Commission shall determine those expenses that are eligible for reimbursement under this paragraph.
(4) Nothing in this subsection shall be construed to require any Federal employee to work without compensation or to allow the use of volunteer services to displace or replace any Federal employee.
(g) Treatment of Certain Contracts.— 
A contract entered into by the Commission for the design or construction of the World War II memorial is not a funding agreement as that term is defined in section 201 of title 35.
(h) Extension of Authority To Establish Memorial.— 
Notwithstanding section 8903 (e) of title 40, the authority for the construction of the World War II memorial provided by Public Law 10332 (40 U.S.C. 8903 note ) expires on December 31, 2005.

36 USC 2114 - Intellectual property and related items

(a) Authority To Use and Register Intellectual Property.— 
The American Battle Monuments Commission may
(1) adopt, use, register, and license trademarks, service marks, and other marks;
(2) obtain, use, register, and license the use of copyrights consistent with section 105 of title 17;
(3) obtain, use, and license patents; and
(4) accept gifts of marks, copyrights, patents, and licenses for use by the Commission.
(b) Authority To Grant Licenses.— 
The Commission may grant exclusive and nonexclusive licenses in connection with any mark, copyright, patent, or license for the use of such mark, copyright or patent, except to the extent the grant of such license by the Commission would be contrary to any contract or license by which the use of the mark, copyright, or patent was obtained.
(c) Enforcement Authority.— 
The Commission may enforce any mark, copyright, or patent by an action in the district courts under any law providing for the protection of such marks, copyrights, or patents.
(d) Legal Representation.— 
The Attorney General shall furnish the Commission with such legal representation as the Commission may require under subsection (c). The Secretary of Defense shall provide representation for the Commission in administrative proceedings before the Patent and Trademark Office and Copyright Office.
(e) Irrevocability of Transfers of Copyrights to Commission.— 
Section 203 of title 17 shall not apply to any copyright transferred in any manner to the Commission.

TITLE 36 - US CODE - CHAPTER 23 - UNITED STATES HOLOCAUST MEMORIAL MUSEUM

36 USC 2301 - Establishment of the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum; functions

The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum (hereafter in this chapter referred to as the Museum) is an independent establishment of the United States Government. The Museum shall
(1) provide for appropriate ways for the Nation to commemorate the Days of Remembrance, as an annual, national, civic commemoration of the Holocaust, and encourage and sponsor appropriate observances of such Days of Remembrance throughout the United States;
(2) operate and maintain a permanent living memorial museum to the victims of the Holocaust, in cooperation with the Secretary of the Interior and other Federal agencies as provided in section 23061 of this title; and
(3) carry out the recommendations of the Presidents Commission on the Holocaust in its report to the President of September 27, 1979, to the extent such recommendations are not otherwise provided for in this chapter.
[1] So in original. Section 2306 of this title does not relate to cooperation with the Secretary or other Federal agencies.

36 USC 2302 - Functions of the Council; membership

(a) In General.— 
The United States Holocaust Memorial Council (hereafter in this chapter referred to as the Council) shall be the board of trustees of the Museum and shall have overall governance responsibility for the Museum, including policy guidance and strategic direction, general oversight of Museum operations, and fiduciary responsibility. The Council shall establish an Executive Committee which shall exercise ongoing governance responsibility when the Council is not in session.
(b) Composition of Council; Appointment; Vacancies.— 
The Council shall consist of 65 voting members appointed (except as otherwise provided in this section) by the President and the following ex officio nonvoting members:
(1) One appointed by the Secretary of the Interior.
(2) One appointed by the Secretary of State.
(3) One appointed by the Secretary of Education.

Of the 65 voting members, five shall be appointed by the Speaker of the United States House of Representatives from among Members of the United States House of Representatives and five shall be appointed by the President pro tempore of the United States Senate upon the recommendation of the majority and minority leaders from among Members of the United States Senate. Any vacancy in the Council shall be filled in the same manner as the original appointment was made.

(c) Term of Office.— 

(1) Except as otherwise provided in this subsection, Council members shall serve for 5-year terms.
(2) The terms of the five Members of the United States House of Representatives and the five Members of the United States Senate appointed during any term of Congress shall expire at the end of such term of Congress.
(3) Any member appointed to fill a vacancy occurring before the expiration of the term for which his predecessor was appointed shall be appointed only for the remainder of such term. A member, other than a Member of Congress appointed by the Speaker of the United States House of Representatives or the President pro tempore of the United States Senate, may serve after the expiration of his term until his successor has taken office.
(d) Chairperson and Vice Chairperson; Term of Office.— 
The Chairperson and Vice Chairperson of the Council shall be appointed by the President from among the members of the Council and such Chairperson and Vice Chairperson shall each serve for terms of 5 years.
(e) Reappointment.— 
Members whose terms expire may be reappointed, and the Chairperson and Vice Chairperson may be reappointed to those offices.
(f) Bylaws.— 
The Council shall adopt bylaws to carry out its functions under this chapter. The Chairperson may waive a bylaw when the Chairperson decides that waiver is in the best interest of the Council. Immediately after waiving a bylaw, the Chairperson shall send written notice of the waiver to every voting member of the Council. The waiver becomes final 30 days after the notice is sent unless a majority of Council members disagree in writing before the end of the 30-day period.
(g) Quorum.— 
One-third of the members of the Council shall constitute a quorum, and any vacancy in the Council shall not affect its powers to function.
(h) Associated Committees.— 
Subject to appointment by the Chairperson, an individual who is not a member of the Council may be designated as a member of a committee associated with the Council. Such an individual shall serve without cost to the Federal Government.

36 USC 2303 - Compensation; travel expenses; full-time officers or employees of United States or Members of Congress

(a) In General.— 
Except as provided in subsection (b) of this section, members of the Council are each authorized to be paid the daily equivalent of the annual rate of basic pay in effect for positions at level IV of the Executive Schedule under section 5315 of title 5, for each day (including travel time) during which they are engaged in the actual performance of duties of the Council. While away from their homes or regular places of business in the performance of services for the Council, members of the Council shall be allowed travel expenses, including per diem in lieu of subsistence, in the same manner as persons employed intermittently in Government service are allowed expenses under section 5703 of title 5.
(b) Exception.— 
Members of the Council who are full-time officers or employees of the United States or Members of Congress shall receive no additional pay by reason of their service on the Council.

36 USC 2304 - Administrative provisions

(a) Experts and Consultants.— 
The Museum may obtain the services of experts and consultants in accordance with the provisions of section 3109 of title 5, at rates not to exceed the daily equivalent of the annual rate of basic pay in effect for positions at level IV of the Executive Schedule under section 5315 of title 5.
(b) Authority To Contract.— 
The Museum may, in accordance with applicable law, enter into contracts and other arrangements with public agencies and with private organizations and persons and may make such payments as may be necessary to carry out its functions under this chapter.
(c) Assistance From Other Federal Departments and Agencies.— 
The Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution, the Library of Congress, and the heads of all executive branch departments, agencies, and establishments of the United States may assist the Museum in the performance of its functions under this chapter.
(d) Administrative Services and Support.— 
The Secretary of the Interior may provide administrative services and support to the Museum on a reimbursable basis.

36 USC 2305 - Staff

(a) Establishment of the Museum Director as Chief Executive Officer.— 
There shall be a director of the Museum (hereafter in this chapter referred to as the Director) who shall serve as chief executive officer of the Museum and exercise day-to-day authority for the Museum. The Director shall be appointed by the Chairperson of the Council, subject to confirmation of the Council. The Director may be paid with nonappropriated funds, and, if paid with appropriated funds shall be paid the rate of basic pay for positions at level IV of the Executive Schedule under section 5315 of title 5. The Director shall report to the Council and its Executive Committee through the Chairperson. The Director shall serve at the pleasure of the Council.
(b) Appointment of Employees.— 
The Director shall have authority to
(1) appoint employees in the competitive service subject to the provisions of chapter 51 and subchapter III of chapter 53 of title 5, relating to classification and general schedule pay rates;
(2) appoint and fix the compensation (at a rate not to exceed the rate of basic pay in effect for positions at level IV of the Executive Schedule under section 5315 of title 5) of up to three employees notwithstanding any other provision of law; and
(3) implement the decisions and strategic plan for the Museum, as approved by the Council, and perform such other functions as may be assigned from time-to-time by the Council, the Executive Committee of the Council, or the Chairperson of the Council, consistent with this legislation.

36 USC 2306 - Insurance for Museum

The Museum shall maintain insurance on the memorial museum to cover such risks, in such amount, and containing such terms and conditions as the Museum deems necessary.

36 USC 2307 - Gifts, bequests, and devises of property; tax treatment

The Museum may solicit, and the Museum may accept, hold, administer, invest, and use gifts, bequests, and devises of property, both real and personal, and all revenues received or generated by the Museum to aid or facilitate the operation and maintenance of the memorial museum. Property may be accepted pursuant to this section, and the property and the proceeds thereof used as nearly as possible in accordance with the terms of the gift, bequest, or devise donating such property. Funds donated to and accepted by the Museum pursuant to this section or otherwise received or generated by the Museum are not to be regarded as appropriated funds and are not subject to any requirements or restrictions applicable to appropriated funds. For the purposes of Federal income, estate, and gift taxes, property accepted under this section shall be considered as a gift, bequest, or devise to the United States.

36 USC 2308 - Annual report

The Director shall transmit to Congress an annual report on the Directors stewardship of the authority to operate and maintain the memorial museum. Such report shall include the following:
(1) An accounting of all financial transactions involving donated funds.
(2) A description of the extent to which the objectives of this chapter are being met.
(3) An examination of future major endeavors, initiatives, programs, or activities that the Museum proposes to undertake to better fulfill the objectives of this chapter.
(4) An examination of the Federal role in the funding of the Museum and its activities, and any changes that may be warranted.

36 USC 2309 - Audit of financial transactions

Financial transactions of the Museum, including those involving donated funds, shall be audited by the Comptroller General as requested by Congress, in accordance with generally accepted auditing standards. In conducting any audit pursuant to this section, appropriate representatives of the Comptroller General shall have access to all books, accounts, financial records, reports, files and other papers, items or property in use by the Museum, as necessary to facilitate such audit, and such representatives shall be afforded full facilities for verifying transactions with the balances.

36 USC 2310 - Authorization of appropriations

To carry out the purposes of this chapter, there are authorized to be appropriated such sums as may be necessary. Notwithstanding any other provision of law, none of the funds authorized to carry out this chapter may be made available for construction. Authority to enter into contracts and to make payments under this chapter, using funds authorized to be appropriated under this chapter, shall be effective only to the extent, and in such amounts, as provided in advance in appropriations Acts.

TITLE 36 - US CODE - CHAPTER 25 - PRESIDENTS COMMITTEE ON EMPLOYMENT OF PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES

36 USC 2501 - Acceptance of voluntary services and money or property

The Presidents Committee on Employment of People With Disabilities
(1) notwithstanding section 1342 of title 31, may accept voluntary and uncompensated services; and
(2) may solicit, accept, use, and dispose of any money or property the Committee receives.

36 USC 2502 - Authorization of appropriations

(a) General.— 
Amounts necessary for the work of the Presidents Committee on Employment of People With Disabilities are authorized to be appropriated for the fiscal year ending September 30, 1997, to be expended in the manner and by agencies the President may direct.
(b) Uses.— 
Amounts appropriated under this section are to be used to carry out the purposes of the National Disability Employment Awareness Month and to enable the President to provide the Committee with adequate personnel to assist in its activities, and otherwise to provide the Committee with the means of carrying out a program to promote the employment of individuals with disabilities, by
(1) creating interest throughout the United States in the rehabilitation and employment of such individuals; and
(2) obtaining and maintaining cooperation from all public and private groups in the field.

Subtitle II - Patriotic and National Organizations

Part A - General

TITLE 36 - US CODE - CHAPTER 101 - GENERAL

36 USC 10101 - Audits

(a) General.— 
Except as otherwise provided, the financial statements of each corporation in part B of this subtitle shall be audited annually in accordance with generally accepted auditing standards by an independent certified public accountant or independent licensed public accountant, certified or licensed by a regulatory authority of a State or other political subdivision of the United States. The audit shall be conducted where the financial statements of the corporation normally are kept. The person conducting the audit shall be given access to
(1) all records and property owned or used by the corporation necessary to facilitate the audit; and
(2) full facilities for verifying transactions with the balances or securities held by depositories, fiscal agents, and custodians.
(b) Report.— 

(1) The corporation shall submit a report of the audit to Congress not later than 6 months after the close of the fiscal year for which the audit is made. The report shall describe the scope of the audit and include
(A) statements necessary to present fairly the corporations assets, liabilities, and surplus or deficit, and an analysis of the changes in those amounts during the year;
(B) a statement in reasonable detail of the corporations income and expenses during the year including the results of any trading, manufacturing, publishing, or other commercial-type endeavor; and
(C) the independent auditors opinion of those statements.
(2) The report may not be printed as a public document, except as part of proceedings authorized to be printed under section 1332 of title 44.

36 USC 10102 - Reservation of right to amend or repeal

(a) General.— 
Congress reserves the right to amend or repeal the provisions of part B of this subtitle.
(b) Nonapplication.— 
Subsection (a) of this section does not apply to chapters 213, 407, 801, 1403, 1503 (except section 150302 (b)), 1513, 1517, 1531, and 1539 of this title.

Part B - Organizations

TITLE 36 - US CODE - CHAPTER 201 - AGRICULTURAL HALL OF FAME

36 USC 20101 - Organization

(a) Federal Charter.— 
Agricultural Hall of Fame (in this chapter, the corporation) is a federally chartered corporation.
(b) Perpetual Existence.— 
Except as otherwise provided, the corporation has perpetual existence.

36 USC 20102 - Purposes

The purposes of the corporation are
(1) to receive and maintain one or more funds and to use any part of the principal or interest only for charitable, scientific, literary, or educational purposes either directly or by contributing to organizations authorized to carry on similar activities;
(2) to honor farmers, farm women, farm leaders, teachers, scientists, inventors, governmental leaders, and other individuals who have helped make this Nation great by their outstanding contributions to the establishment, development, advancement, or improvement of agriculture in the United States;
(3) to perpetuate the memory of those individuals and record their contributions and achievements by the erection and maintenance of buildings and monuments as may be appropriate as a lasting memorial;
(4) to promote a greater sense of appreciation of the dignity and importance of agriculture, historically carried out through owner-operated farms, and the part it has played in developing those social, economic, and spiritual values which are essential in maintaining the free and democratic institutions of our Republic;
(5) to establish and maintain a library and museum for the collection and preservation for posterity of agricultural tools, implements, machines, vehicles, pictures, paintings, books, papers, documents, data, relics, mementos, artifacts, and other items relating to agriculture;
(6) to cooperate with other organizations interested in similar projects; and
(7) to engage in other activities appropriate to carry out its purposes.

36 USC 20103 - Membership

(a) Eligibility.— 
Except as provided in this chapter, eligibility for membership in the corporation and the rights, privileges, and designation of classes of members are as provided in the bylaws.
(b) Voting.— 
Each member given voting rights by the bylaws has one vote on each matter submitted to a vote at a meeting of the voting members. The vote may be cast in the manner provided in the bylaws.

36 USC 20104 - Governing body

(a) Board of Governors.— 

(1) The board of governors is the governing body of the corporation. Between meetings of the members of the corporation, the board is responsible for the general policies and program of the corporation and for the control of all funds of the corporation.
(2) The number of governors, their manner of selection (including the filling of vacancies), and their term of office are as provided in the bylaws. However, the board shall have at least 15 members.
(3) The board may appoint committees. Each committee has the powers provided in the bylaws or by resolution of the board. The powers of a committee may include all the powers of the board.
(b) Officers.— 

(1) The officers of the corporation are a president, one or more one vice presidents as provided in the bylaws, a secretary, a treasurer, one or more assistant secretaries and assistant treasurers, and other officers as provided in the bylaws.
(2) The manner of election, term of office, and duties of the officers are as provided in the bylaws.

36 USC 20105 - Powers

The corporation may
(1) adopt and amend bylaws for the management of its property and the regulation of its affairs;
(2) adopt and alter a corporate seal;
(3) choose officers, managers, agents, and employees as the activities of the corporation require;
(4) make contracts;
(5) acquire, own, lease, encumber, and transfer property as necessary or convenient to carry out the purposes of the corporation;
(6) borrow money, issue instruments of indebtedness, and secure its obligations by granting security interests in its property; and
(7) sue and be sued.

36 USC 20106 - Restrictions

(a) Stock and Dividends.— 
The corporation may not issue stock or declare or pay a dividend.
(b) Political Activities.— 
The corporation or a governor, officer, employee, or member as such may not contribute to, support, or assist a political party or candidate for public office.
(c) Distribution of Income or Assets.— 
The income or assets of the corporation may not inure to the benefit of, or be distributed to, a governor, officer, or member as such during the life of the corporation or on its dissolution or final liquidation. This subsection does not prevent the payment of compensation to an officer or employee in an amount approved by the board of governors.
(d) Loans.— 
The corporation may not make a loan or advance to a governor, officer, employee, or member. Governors who vote for or assent to making a loan or advance to a governor, officer, employee, or member, and officers who participate in making the loan or advance, are jointly and severally liable to the corporation for the amount of the loan or advance until it is repaid.
(e) Contributions to Certain Organizations.— 
None of the principal or interest of a fund referred to in section 20102 (1) of this title may be contributed to an organization if
(1) a substantial part of its activities is carrying on propaganda or attempting to influence legislation; or
(2) any part of its net earnings benefits a private shareholder or individual.

36 USC 20107 - Principal office

The principal office of the corporation shall be in Kansas City, Kansas, or another place decided by the board of governors. However, the activities of the corporation are not confined to the place where the principal office is located but may be conducted throughout the States, territories, and possessions of the United States.

36 USC 20108 - Records and inspection

(a) Records.— 
The corporation shall keep
(1) correct and complete records of account;
(2) minutes of the proceedings of its members, board of governors, and committees having any of the authority of its board of governors; and
(3) at its principal office, a record of the names and addresses of its members entitled to vote.
(b) Inspection.— 
A member entitled to vote, or an agent or attorney of the member, may inspect the records of the corporation for any proper purpose, at any reasonable time.

36 USC 20109 - Service of process

The corporation shall have a designated agent in the District of Columbia to receive service of process for the corporation. Notice to or service on the agent is notice to or service on the corporation.

36 USC 20110 - Liability for acts of officers and agents

The corporation is liable for the acts of its officers and agents acting within the scope of their authority.

36 USC 20111 - Use of assets on dissolution or final liquidation

On dissolution or final liquidation of the corporation, any assets of the corporation remaining after the discharge of all liabilities shall be distributed as provided by the board of governors, but in compliance with the charter and bylaws.

TITLE 36 - US CODE - CHAPTER 202 - AIR FORCE SERGEANTS ASSOCIATION

36 USC 20201 - Definition

For purposes of this chapter, State includes the District of Columbia and the territories and possessions of the United States.

36 USC 20202 - Organization

(a) Federal Charter.— 
Air Force Sergeants Association (in this chapter, the corporation), a nonprofit corporation incorporated in the District of Columbia, is a federally chartered corporation.
(b) Expiration of Charter.— 
If the corporation does not comply with any provision of this chapter, the charter granted by this chapter expires.

36 USC 20203 - Purposes

(a) General.— 
The purposes of the corporation are as provided in its bylaws and articles of incorporation and include
(1) helping to maintain a highly dedicated and professional corps of enlisted personnel within the United States Air Force, including the United States Air Force Reserve, and the Air National Guard;
(2) supporting fair and equitable legislation and Department of the Air Force policies and influencing by lawful means departmental plans, programs, policies, and legislative proposals that affect enlisted personnel of the Regular Air Force, the Air Force Reserve, and the Air National Guard, its retirees, and other veterans of enlisted service in the Air Force;
(3) actively publicizing the roles of enlisted personnel in the United States Air Force;
(4) participating in civil and military activities, youth programs, and fundraising campaigns that benefit the United States Air Force;
(5) providing for the mutual welfare of members of the corporation and their families;
(6) assisting in recruiting for the United States Air Force;
(7) assembling together for social activities;
(8) maintaining an adequate Air Force for our beloved country;
(9) fostering among the members of the corporation a devotion to fellow airmen; and
(10) serving the United States and the United States Air Force loyally, and doing all else necessary to uphold and defend the Constitution of the United States.
(b) Corporate Function.— 
The corporation shall function as an educational, patriotic, civic, historical, and research organization under the laws of the District of Columbia.

36 USC 20204 - Membership

(a) Eligibility.— 
Except as provided in this chapter, eligibility for membership in the corporation and the rights and privileges of members are as provided in the bylaws and articles of incorporation.
(b) Nondiscrimination.— 
The terms of membership may not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, disability, age, or national origin.

36 USC 20205 - Governing body

(a) Board of Directors.— 
The board of directors and the responsibilities of the board are as provided in the bylaws and articles of incorporation.
(b) Officers.— 
The officers and the election of officers are as provided in the bylaws and articles of incorporation.
(c) Nondiscrimination.— 
The requirements for serving as a director or officer may not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, disability, age, or national origin.

36 USC 20206 - Powers

The corporation has only the powers provided in its bylaws and articles of incorporation filed in each State in which it is incorporated.

36 USC 20207 - Restrictions

(a) Stock and Dividends.— 
The corporation may not issue stock or declare or pay a dividend.
(b) Distribution of Income or Assets.— 
The income or assets of the corporation may not inure to the benefit of, or be distributed to, a director, officer, or member during the life of the charter granted by this chapter. This subsection does not prevent the payment of reasonable compensation to an officer or employee or reimbursement for actual necessary expenses in amounts approved by the board of directors.
(c) Loans.— 
The corporation may not make a loan to a director, officer, employee, or member.
(d) Claim of Governmental Approval or Authority.— 
The corporation may not claim congressional approval or the authority of the United States Government for any of its activities.

36 USC 20208 - Duty to maintain corporate and tax-exempt status

(a) Corporate Status.— 
The corporation shall maintain its status as a corporation incorporated under the laws of the District of Columbia.
(b) Tax-Exempt Status.— 
The corporation shall maintain its status as an organization exempt from taxation under the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 (26 U.S.C. 1 et seq.).

36 USC 20209 - Records and inspection

(a) Records.— 
The corporation shall keep
(1) correct and complete records of account;
(2) minutes of the proceedings of its members, board of directors, and committees having any of the authority of its board of directors; and
(3) at its principal office, a record of the names and addresses of its members entitled to vote.
(b) Inspection.— 
A member entitled to vote, or an agent or attorney of the member, may inspect the records of the corporation for any proper purpose, at any reasonable time.

36 USC 20210 - Service of process

The corporation shall comply with the law on service of process of each State in which it is incorporated and each State in which it carries on activities.

36 USC 20211 - Liability for acts of officers and agents

The corporation is liable for the acts of its officers and agents acting within the scope of their authority.

36 USC 20212 - Annual report

The corporation shall submit an annual report to Congress on the activities of the corporation during the prior fiscal year. The report shall be submitted at the same time as the report of the audit required by section 10101 of this title. The report may not be printed as a public document.

TITLE 36 - US CODE - CHAPTER 203 - AMERICAN ACADEMY OF ARTS AND LETTERS

36 USC 20301 - Organization

(a) Federal Charter.— 
American Academy of Arts and Letters (in this chapter, the corporation) is a federally chartered corporation.
(b) Place of Incorporation.— 
The corporation is declared to be incorporated in the District of Columbia.

36 USC 20302 - Purpose

The purpose of the corporation is to further the interests of literature and the fine arts.

36 USC 20303 - Membership

The corporation may have not more than 50 regular members.

36 USC 20304 - Powers

The corporation may
(1) adopt bylaws and regulations;
(2) fill vacancies;
(3) provide for the election of foreign, domestic, or honorary associate members, and the division of those members into classes;
(4) receive bequests and donations of property, hold the property in trust, and invest the property to carry out the purpose of the corporation; and
(5) do any other act necessary or usual for such a corporation.

36 USC 20305 - Annual meeting

The corporation shall hold an annual meeting at a place in the United States as may be designated.

36 USC 20306 - Annual report

The corporation shall make an annual report to Congress, to be filed with the Librarian of Congress.

36 USC 20307 - Nonapplication of audit requirements

The audit requirements of section 10101 of this title do not apply to the corporation.

TITLE 36 - US CODE - CHAPTER 205 - AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY

36 USC 20501 - Organization

American Chemical Society (in this chapter, the corporation) is a federally chartered corporation.

36 USC 20502 - Purposes

The purposes of the corporation are
(1) to encourage in the broadest and most liberal manner the advancement of chemistry in all its branches;
(2) to promote research in chemical science and industry;
(3) to improve the qualifications and usefulness of chemists through high standards of professional ethics, education, and attainments;
(4) to increase and diffuse chemical knowledge; and
(5) by its meetings, professional contacts, reports, papers, discussions, and publications, to promote scientific interests and inquiry to foster public welfare and education, aid the development of our countrys industries, and add to the material prosperity and happiness of our people.

36 USC 20503 - Powers

The corporation may
(1) adopt a constitution, bylaws, and regulations;
(2) fill vacancies;
(3) provide for the election of members and the division of those members into classes;
(4) receive property, hold the property absolutely or in trust, invest and manage the property, and use the property and income arising from it to carry out the purposes of the corporation; and
(5) do any other act necessary and proper to carry out the purposes of the corporation.

36 USC 20504 - Cooperation with the military

(a) Investigations, Examinations, Experiments, and Reports.— 
When requested by the Secretary of the Army, Air Force, or Navy, the corporation shall investigate, examine, experiment, and report on any subject in pure or applied chemistry connected with the national defense.
(b) Payments.— 
The actual expense of those investigations, examinations, experiments, and reports shall be paid from amounts appropriated for those purposes, but the corporation may not receive compensation for any services performed for the United States Government.
(c) Title and License.— 
Title to inventions and discoveries made in the course of those investigations, examinations, and experiments that the appropriate Secretary believes involve the national defense vest in the Government. The Government shall have unlimited license under other inventions and discoveries made in the course of those investigations, examinations, and experiments.

36 USC 20505 - Annual meeting

The corporation shall hold an annual meeting at a place in the United States as may from time to time be designated.

36 USC 20506 - Annual report

Not later than December 1 of each year, the corporation shall submit a report to Congress on the activities of the corporation during the prior calendar year, including a complete statement of its receipts and expenditures. The report may not be printed as a public document.

TITLE 36 - US CODE - CHAPTER 207 - AMERICAN COUNCIL OF LEARNED SOCIETIES

36 USC 20701 - Definition

For purposes of this chapter, State includes the District of Columbia and the territories and possessions of the United States.

36 USC 20702 - Organization

American Council of Learned Societies (in this chapter, the corporation), a nonprofit corporation incorporated in the District of Columbia, is a federally chartered corporation.

36 USC 20703 - Purposes

The purposes of the corporation are as provided in the articles of incorporation and include
(1) the advancement of the humanistic studies in all fields of learning; and
(2) the maintenance and strengthening of relations among the national societies devoted to those studies.

36 USC 20704 - Membership

Except as provided in this chapter, eligibility for membership in the corporation and the rights and privileges of members are as provided in the constitution and bylaws of the corporation.

36 USC 20705 - Governing body

(a) Board of Directors.— 
The board of directors and the responsibilities of the board are as provided in the articles of incorporation.
(b) Officers.— 
The officers and the election of officers are as provided in the articles of incorporation.

36 USC 20706 - Powers

The corporation has only the powers provided in its bylaws and articles of incorporation filed in each State in which it is incorporated.

36 USC 20707 - Restrictions

(a) Stock and Dividends.— 
The corporation may not issue stock or declare or pay a dividend.
(b) Political Activities.— 
The corporation or a director or officer as such may not contribute to, support, or participate in any political activity or in any manner attempt to influence legislation.
(c) Distribution of Income or Assets.— 
The income or assets of the corporation may not inure to the benefit of, or be distributed to, a director, officer, or member during the life of the charter granted by this chapter. This subsection does not prevent the payment of reasonable compensation to an officer or reimbursement for actual necessary expenses in amounts approved by the board of directors.
(d) Loans.— 
The corporation may not make a loan to a director, officer, or employee.
(e) Claim of Governmental Approval or Authority.— 
The corporation may not claim congressional approval or the authority of the United States Government for any of its activities.

36 USC 20708 - Duty to maintain tax-exempt status

The corporation shall maintain its status as an organization exempt from taxation under the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 (26 U.S.C. 1 et seq.). If the corporation does not maintain that status, the charter granted by this chapter expires.

36 USC 20709 - Records and inspection

(a) Records.— 
The corporation shall keep
(1) correct and complete records of account;
(2) minutes of the proceedings of its members, board of directors, and committees having any of the authority of its board of directors; and
(3) at its principal office, a record of the names and addresses of its members entitled to vote.
(b) Inspection.— 
A member entitled to vote, or an agent or attorney of the member, may inspect the records of the corporation for any proper purpose, at any reasonable time.

36 USC 20710 - Service of process

The corporation shall comply with the law on service of process of each State in which it is incorporated and each State in which it carries on activities.

36 USC 20711 - Liability for acts of officers and agents

The corporation is liable for the acts of its officers and agents acting within the scope of their authority.

36 USC 20712 - Annual report

The corporation shall submit an annual report to Congress on the activities of the corporation during the prior fiscal year. The report shall be submitted at the same time as the report of the audit required by section 10101 of this title. The report may not be printed as a public document.

TITLE 36 - US CODE - CHAPTER 209 - AMERICAN EX-PRISONERS OF WAR

36 USC 20901 - Definition

For purposes of this chapter, State includes the District of Columbia and the territories and possessions of the United States.

36 USC 20902 - Organization

(a) Federal Charter.— 
American Ex-Prisoners of War (in this chapter, the corporation), a nonprofit corporation incorporated in the State of Washington, is a federally chartered corporation.
(b) Expiration of Charter.— 
If the corporation does not comply with any provision of this chapter, the charter granted by this chapter expires.

36 USC 20903 - Purposes

The purposes of the corporation are as provided in the articles of incorporation and include
(1) encouraging fraternity for the common good;
(2) fostering patriotism and loyalty;
(3) assisting widows and orphans of deceased ex-prisoners of war;
(4) assisting ex-prisoners of war who have been injured or disabled as a result of their service;
(5) maintaining allegiance to the United States;
(6) preserving and defending the United States from all enemies; and
(7) maintaining historical records.

36 USC 20904 - Membership

Except as provided in this chapter, eligibility for membership in the corporation and the rights and privileges of members are as provided in the bylaws.

36 USC 20905 - Governing body

(a) Board of Directors.— 
The board of directors and the responsibilities of the board are as provided in the articles of incorporation.
(b) Officers.— 
The officers and the election of officers are as provided in the articles of incorporation.

36 USC 20906 - Powers

The corporation has only the powers provided in its bylaws and articles of incorporation filed in each State in which it is incorporated.

36 USC 20907 - Exclusive right to name and emblem

The corporation has the exclusive right to use and to allow others to use the name American Ex-Prisoners of War and the official American Ex-Prisoners of War emblem or any colorable simulation of that emblem. This section does not affect any vested rights.

36 USC 20908 - Restrictions

(a) Stock and Dividends.— 
The corporation may not issue stock or declare or pay a dividend.
(b) Political Activities.— 
The corporation or a director or officer as such may not contribute to, support, or participate in any political activity or in any manner attempt to influence legislation.
(c) Distribution of Income or Assets.— 
The income or assets of the corporation may not inure to the benefit of, or be distributed to, a director, officer, or member during the life of the charter granted by this chapter. This subsection does not prevent the payment of reasonable compensation to an officer or reimbursement for actual necessary expenses in amounts approved by the board of directors.
(d) Loans.— 
The corporation may not make a loan to a director, officer, or employee.
(e) Claim of Governmental Approval or Authority.— 
The corporation may not claim congressional approval or the authority of the United States Government for any of its activities.

36 USC 20909 - Duty to maintain corporate and tax-exempt status

(a) Corporate Status.— 
The corporation shall maintain its status as a corporation incorporated under the laws of the State of Washington.
(b) Tax-Exempt Status.— 
The corporation shall maintain its status as an organization exempt from taxation under the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 (26 U.S.C. 1 et seq.).

36 USC 20910 - Records and inspection

(a) Records.— 
The Corporation shall keep
(1) correct and complete records of account;
(2) minutes of the proceedings of its members, board of directors, and committees having any of the authority of its board of directors; and
(3) at its principal office, a record of the names and addresses of its members entitled to vote.
(b) Inspection.— 
A member entitled to vote, or an agent or attorney of the member, may inspect the records of the corporation for any proper purpose, at any reasonable time.

36 USC 20911 - Service of process

The corporation shall comply with the law on service of process of each State in which it is incorporated and each State in which it carries on activities.

36 USC 20912 - Liability for acts of officers and agents

The corporation is liable for the acts of its officers and agents acting within the scope of their authority.

36 USC 20913 - Annual report

The corporation shall submit an annual report to Congress on the activities of the corporation during the prior fiscal year. The report shall be submitted at the same time as the report of the audit required by section 10101 of this title. The report may not be printed as a public document.

TITLE 36 - US CODE - CHAPTER 210 - AMERICAN GI FORUM OF THE UNITED STATES

36 USC 21001 - Definition

For purposes of this chapter, State includes the District of Columbia and the territories and possessions of the United States.

36 USC 21002 - Organization

(a) Federal Charter.— 
American GI Forum of the United States (in this chapter, the corporation), a nonprofit corporation incorporated in Texas, is a federally chartered corporation.
(b) Expiration of Charter.— 
If the corporation does not comply with any provision of this chapter, the charter granted by this chapter expires.

36 USC 21003 - Purposes

(a) General.— 
The purposes of the corporation are as provided in its bylaws and articles of incorporation and include
(1) securing the blessing of American democracy at every level of local, State, and national life for all United States citizens;
(2) upholding and defending the Constitution and the United States flag;
(3) fostering and perpetuating the principles of American democracy based on religious and political freedom for the individual and equal opportunity for all;
(4) fostering and enlarging equal educational opportunities, equal economic opportunities, equal justice under the law, and equal political opportunities for all United States citizens, regardless of race, color, religion, sex, or national origin;
(5) encouraging greater participation of the ethnic minority represented by the corporation in the policy-making and administrative activities of all departments, agencies, and other governmental units of local and State governments and the United States Government;
(6) combating all practices of a prejudicial or discriminatory nature in local, State, or national life which curtail, hinder, or deny to any United States citizen an equal opportunity to develop full potential as an individual; and
(7) fostering and promoting the broader knowledge and appreciation by all United States citizens of their cultural heritage and language.
(b) Corporate Function.— 
The corporation shall function as an educational, patriotic, civic, historical, and research organization under the laws of Texas.

36 USC 21004 - Membership

(a) Eligibility.— 
Except as provided in this chapter, eligibility for membership in the corporation and the rights and privileges of members are as provided in the bylaws and articles of incorporation.
(b) Nondiscrimination.— 
The terms of membership may not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, disability, age, or national origin.

36 USC 21005 - Governing body

(a) Board of Directors.— 
The board of directors and the responsibilities of the board are as provided in the bylaws and articles of incorporation.
(b) Officers.— 
The officers and the election of officers are as provided in the bylaws and articles of incorporation.
(c) Nondiscrimination.— 
The requirements for serving as a director or officer may not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, disability, age, or national origin.

36 USC 21006 - Powers

The corporation has only the powers provided in its bylaws and articles of incorporation filed in each State in which it is incorporated.

36 USC 21007 - Restrictions

(a) Stock and Dividends.— 
The corporation may not issue stock or declare or pay a dividend.
(b) Distribution of Income or Assets.— 
The income or assets of the corporation may not inure to the benefit of, or be distributed to, a director, officer, or member during the life of the charter granted by this chapter. This subsection does not prevent the payment of reasonable compensation to an officer or employee or reimbursement for actual necessary expenses in amounts approved by the board of directors.
(c) Loans.— 
The corporation may not make a loan to a director, officer, employee, or member.
(d) Claim of Governmental Approval or Authority.— 
The corporation may not claim congressional approval or the authority of the United States Government for any of its activities.

36 USC 21008 - Duty to maintain corporate and tax-exempt status

(a) Corporate Status.— 
The corporation shall maintain its status as a corporation incorporated under the laws of Texas.
(b) Tax-Exempt Status.— 
The corporation shall maintain its status as an organization exempt from taxation under the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 (26 U.S.C. 1 et seq.).

36 USC 21009 - Records and inspection

(a) Records.— 
The corporation shall keep
(1) correct and complete records of account;
(2) minutes of the proceedings of its members, board of directors, and committees having any of the authority of its board of directors; and
(3) at its principal office, a record of the names and addresses of its members entitled to vote.
(b) Inspection.— 
A member entitled to vote, or an agent or attorney of the member, may inspect the records of the corporation for any proper purpose, at any reasonable time.

36 USC 21010 - Service of process

The corporation shall comply with the law on service of process of each State in which it is incorporated and each State in which it carries on activities.

36 USC 21011 - Liability for acts of officers and agents

The corporation is liable for the acts of its officers and agents acting within the scope of their authority.

36 USC 21012 - Annual report

The corporation shall submit an annual report to Congress on the activities of the corporation during the prior fiscal year. The report shall be submitted at the same time as the report of the audit required by section 10101 of this title. The report may not be printed as a public document.

TITLE 36 - US CODE - CHAPTER 211 - AMERICAN GOLD STAR MOTHERS, INCORPORATED

36 USC 21101 - Definition

For purposes of this chapter, State includes the District of Columbia and the territories and possessions of the United States.

36 USC 21102 - Organization

(a) Federal Charter.— 
American Gold Star Mothers, Incorporated (in this chapter, the corporation), incorporated in the District of Columbia, is a federally chartered corporation.
(b) Expiration of Charter.— 
If the corporation does not comply with any provision of this chapter, the charter granted by this chapter expires.

36 USC 21103 - Purposes

The purposes of the corporation are as provided in the articles of incorporation and include a continuing commitment, on a national basis, to
(1) keep alive and develop the spirit that promoted world services;
(2) maintain the ties of fellowship born of that service, and assist and further all patriotic work;
(3) inculcate a sense of individual obligation to the community, State, and Nation;
(4) assist veterans of World War I, World War II, the Korean Conflict, Vietnam, and other strategic areas and their dependents in the presentation of claims to the Department of Veterans Affairs, and aid in any way in their power the men and women who served and died or were wounded or incapacitated during hostilities;
(5) perpetuate the memory of those whose lives were sacrificed in our wars;
(6) maintain true allegiance to the United States;
(7) inculcate lessons of patriotism and love of country in the communities in which we live;
(8) inspire respect for the Stars and Stripes in the youth of America;
(9) extend needful assistance to all Gold Star Mothers and, when possible, to their descendants; and
(10) promote peace and good will for the United States and all other Nations.

36 USC 21104 - Membership

(a) Eligibility.— 
Except as provided in this chapter, eligibility for membership in the corporation and the rights and privileges of members are as provided in the constitution and bylaws.
(b) Nondiscrimination.— 
The terms of membership may not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, or national origin.

36 USC 21105 - Governing body

(a) Board of Directors.— 
The board of directors and the responsibilities of the board are as provided in the articles of incorporation.
(b) Officers.— 
The officers and the election of officers are as provided in the articles of incorporation.
(c) Nondiscrimination.— 
The requirements for holding office in the corporation may not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, or national origin.

36 USC 21106 - Powers

The corporation has only the powers provided in its bylaws and articles of incorporation filed in each State in which it is incorporated.

36 USC 21107 - Restrictions

(a) Stock and Dividends.— 
The corporation may not issue stock or declare or pay a dividend.
(b) Distribution of Income or Assets.— 
The income or assets of the corporation may not inure to the benefit of, or be distributed to, a director, officer, or member during the life of the charter granted by this chapter. This subsection does not prevent the payment of reasonable compensation to an officer or reimbursement for actual necessary expenses in amounts approved by the board of directors.
(c) Loans.— 
The corporation may not make a loan to a director, officer, or employee.
(d) Claim of Governmental Approval or Authority.— 
The corporation may not claim congressional approval or the authority of the United States Government for any of its activities.

36 USC 21108 - Duty to maintain corporate and tax-exempt status

(a) Corporate Status.— 
The corporation shall maintain its status as a corporation incorporated under the laws of each State in which it is incorporated.
(b) Tax-Exempt Status.— 
The corporation shall maintain its status as an organization exempt from taxation under the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 (26 U.S.C. 1 et seq.).

36 USC 21109 - Records and inspection

(a) Records.— 
The corporation shall keep
(1) correct and complete records of account;
(2) minutes of the proceedings of its members, board of directors, and committees having any of the authority of its board of directors; and
(3) at its principal office, a record of the names and addresses of its members entitled to vote.
(b) Inspection.— 
A member entitled to vote, or an agent or attorney of the member, may inspect the records of the corporation for any proper purpose, at any reasonable time.

36 USC 21110 - Service of process

The corporation shall comply with the law on service of process of each State in which it is incorporated and each State in which it carries on activities.

36 USC 21111 - Liability for acts of officers and agents

The corporation is liable for the acts of its officers and agents acting within the scope of their authority.

36 USC 21112 - Annual report

The corporation shall submit an annual report to Congress on the activities of the corporation during the prior fiscal year. The report shall be submitted at the same time as the report of the audit required by section 10101 of this title. The report may not be printed as a public document.

TITLE 36 - US CODE - CHAPTER 213 - AMERICAN HISTORICAL ASSOCIATION

36 USC 21301 - Organization

American Historical Association (in this chapter, the corporation) is a body corporate and politic in the District of Columbia.

36 USC 21302 - Purposes

The purposes of the corporation are
(1) to promote historical studies;
(2) to collect and preserve historical manuscripts; and
(3) other kindred purposes in the interest of American history and of history in America.

36 USC 21303 - Powers

The corporation may
(1) adopt a constitution and bylaws; and
(2) hold property in the District of Columbia necessary to carry out the purposes of the corporation.

36 USC 21304 - Annual meeting

The corporation may hold its annual meeting in a place the members of the corporation select.

36 USC 21305 - Principal office

The principal office of the corporation shall be in the District of Columbia.

36 USC 21306 - Historical collections

The Regents of the Smithsonian Institution may allow the corporation to deposit its collections, manuscripts, books, pamphlets, and other historical material in the Smithsonian Institution or the National Museum on conditions and under regulations the Regents prescribe.

36 USC 21307 - Annual report

The corporation shall submit an annual report to the Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution on the activities of the corporation and the condition of historical study in America. The Secretary shall submit to Congress any part of the report the Secretary decides is appropriate.

TITLE 36 - US CODE - CHAPTER 215 - AMERICAN HOSPITAL OF PARIS

36 USC 21501 - Organization

(a) Federal Charter.— 
American Hospital of Paris (in this chapter, the corporation) is a federally chartered corporation.
(b) Place of Incorporation.— 
The corporation is declared to be incorporated in the District of Columbia.
(c) Perpetual Existence.— 
Except as otherwise provided, the corporation has perpetual existence.

36 USC 21502 - Purpose

The purpose of the corporation is to maintain a hospital in the vicinity of Paris, France, to provide medical and surgical care to citizens of the United States.

36 USC 21503 - Governing body

(a) General.— 

(1) The board of governors is the governing body of the corporation.
(2) The board shall have at least 12 governors, divided into 3 classes of equal numbers. One class of governors shall be elected each year for a term of 3 years or until their successors are elected. The corporation shall elect the governors at its annual meeting.
(b) Quorum.— 
Five governors are a quorum for the transaction of business, except that a majority vote of the board is required for
(1) the sale or alienation of any real or personal estate of the corporation; or
(2) the leasing of real estate of the corporation for a term of more than one year.
(c) Powers.— 
The board may
(1) adopt and amend bylaws, as may be necessary and proper, related to
(A) elections and meetings;
(B) qualifications and duties of governors and officers;
(C) admission and qualifications of members; and
(D) management and disposition of the property, business, and concerns of the corporation;
(2) conduct all business of the corporation;
(3) fill, until the next annual election, a vacancy on the board; and
(4) appoint attending and resident physicians and surgeons, agents, assistants, and attendants as may be necessary, set their compensation, and discharge them.

36 USC 21504 - Acquisition and management of property

The corporation may acquire, own, lease, encumber, and transfer property, in the United States and France, to carry out the purposes of the corporation.

36 USC 21505 - Charges for medical services

The corporation may charge a reasonable compensation for providing medical and surgical services or may provide those services without charge. Amounts received under this section shall be used to carry out the purposes of the corporation.

36 USC 21506 - Principal office

The principal office of the corporation shall be in the District of Columbia. However, offices may be maintained and meetings of the board of governors and committees may be held elsewhere.

36 USC 21507 - Nonapplication of audit requirements

The audit requirements of section 10101 of this title do not apply to the corporation.

TITLE 36 - US CODE - CHAPTER 217 - THE AMERICAN LEGION

36 USC 21701 - Organization

(a) Federal Charter.— 
The American Legion (in this chapter, the corporation) is a federally chartered corporation.
(b) Perpetual Existence.— 
Except as otherwise provided, the corporation has perpetual existence.

36 USC 21702 - Purposes

The purposes of the corporation are
(1) to uphold and defend the Constitution of the United States;
(2) to promote peace and good will among the peoples of the United States and all the nations of the Earth;
(3) to preserve the memories and incidents of the 2 World Wars and the other great hostilities fought to uphold democracy;
(4) to cement the ties and comradeship born of service; and
(5) to consecrate the efforts of its members to mutual helpfulness and service to their country.

36 USC 21703 - Membership

An individual is eligible for membership in the corporation only if the individual
(1) has served in the Armed Forces of
(A) the United States at any time during any period from
(i) April 6, 1917, through November 11, 1918;
(ii) December 7, 1941, through December 31, 1946;
(iii) June 25, 1950, through January 31, 1955;
(iv) February 28, 1961, through May 7, 1975;
(v) August 24, 1982, through July 31, 1984;
(vi) December 20, 1989, through January 31, 1990; or
(vii) August 2, 1990, through the date of cessation of hostilities, as decided by the United States Government; or
(B) a government associated with the United States during a period referred to in subclause (A) of this clause and was a citizen of the United States when the individual entered that service; and
(2) was honorably discharged or separated from that service or continues to serve honorably during or after that period.

36 USC 21704 - Powers

The corporation may
(1) adopt a constitution, bylaws, and regulations to carry out the purposes of the corporation;
(2) adopt and alter a corporate seal;
(3) establish and maintain offices to conduct its activities;
(4) establish State and territorial organizations and local chapter or post organizations;
(5) acquire, own, lease, encumber, and transfer property as necessary to carry out the purposes of the corporation;
(6) publish a magazine and other publications;
(7) sue and be sued; and
(8) do any other act necessary and proper to carry out the purposes of the corporation.

36 USC 21705 - Exclusive right to name, emblems, and badges

The corporation and its State and local subdivisions have the exclusive right to use the name The American Legion or American Legion. The corporation has the exclusive right to use, manufacture, and control the right to manufacture, emblems and badges the corporation adopts.

36 USC 21706 - Political activities

The corporation shall be nonpolitical and may not promote the candidacy of an individual seeking public office.

36 USC 21707 - Service of process

As a condition to the exercise of any power or privilege granted by this chapter, the corporation shall file, with the secretary of state or other designated official of each State, the name and address of an agent in that State on whom legal process or demands against the corporation may be served.

36 USC 21708 - Annual report

Not later than January 1 of each year, the corporation shall submit a report to Congress on the activities of the corporation during the prior calendar year. The report may not be printed as a public document.

TITLE 36 - US CODE - CHAPTER 219 - THE AMERICAN NATIONAL THEATER AND ACADEMY

36 USC 21901 - Organization

(a) Federal Charter.— 
The American National Theater and Academy (in this chapter, the corporation) is a federally chartered corporation.
(b) Perpetual Existence.— 
Except as otherwise provided, the corporation has perpetual existence.

36 USC 21902 - Purposes

The purposes of the corporation include
(1) the presentation of theatrical productions of the highest type;
(2) the stimulation of public interest in the drama as an art belonging both to the theater and to literature and to be enjoyed both on the stage and in the study;
(3) the advancement of interest in the drama throughout the United States by furthering the production of the best plays, interpreted by the best actors at a minimum cost;
(4) the further development of the study of drama of the present and past in our universities, colleges, schools, and elsewhere; and
(5) the sponsoring, encouraging, and developing of the art and technique of the theater through a school within the National Academy.

36 USC 21903 - Powers

The corporation may
(1) adopt a constitution, bylaws, and regulations;
(2) adopt and alter a corporate seal;
(3) establish and maintain offices and buildings to conduct its activities;
(4) establish State and territorial organizations and local branches;
(5) acquire, own, lease, encumber, and transfer property as necessary to carry out the purposes of the corporation, subject to its constitution and instructions of donors;
(6) sue and be sued; and
(7) do any other act necessary and proper to carry out the purposes of the corporation.

36 USC 21904 - Exclusive right to name

The corporation and its State and local branches and subdivisions have the exclusive right to use the name The American National Theater and Academy.

36 USC 21905 - Restrictions

(a) Profit and Stock.— 
The corporation shall be nonprofit and may not issue stock.
(b) Political Activities.— 
The corporation shall be nonpolitical and nonsectarian, and may not promote the candidacy of an individual seeking public office.
(c) Honorary Members.— 
The corporation may not have honorary members.

36 USC 21906 - Headquarters and meetings

The corporation may have its headquarters and hold its meetings at places the corporation decides are best.

36 USC 21907 - Service of process

As a condition to the exercise of any power or privilege granted by this chapter, the corporation shall file, with the secretary of state or other designated official of the District of Columbia or of each State, territory, or possession of the United States in which its headquarters, branches, or subdivisions are located, the name and address of an agent in that jurisdiction on whom legal process or demands against the corporation may be served.

36 USC 21908 - Annual report

Not later than January 1 of each year, the corporation shall submit a report to Congress on the activities of the corporation during the prior calendar year, including a complete report of its receipts and expenditures. The report may not be printed as a public document.

TITLE 36 - US CODE - CHAPTER 221 - THE AMERICAN SOCIETY OF INTERNATIONAL LAW

36 USC 22101 - Organization

(a) Federal Charter.— 
The American Society of International Law (in this chapter, the corporation) is a federally chartered corporation.
(b) Perpetual Existence.— 
Except as otherwise provided, the corporation has perpetual existence.

36 USC 22102 - Purposes

The purposes of the corporation are
(1) to foster the study of international law; and
(2) to promote the establishment and maintenance of international relations on the basis of law and justice.

36 USC 22103 - Governing body

(a) Executive Council.— 

(1) The executive council is the governing body of the corporation. However, the council is subject to the directions of the corporation at its annual meetings and at any other meeting called under the constitution, bylaws, or regulations of the corporation.
(2) The council consists of a president, an honorary president, a number of vice presidents and honorary vice presidents as provided in the constitution, a secretary, a treasurer, and at least 24 additional individuals.
(b) Election and Terms.— 
The officers of the corporation and one-third of the other members of the council shall be elected at each annual meeting of the corporation. However, the constitution may authorize the council
(1) to elect the secretary and the treasurer of the corporation for specified terms; and
(2) to fill vacancies until the next annual meeting.

36 USC 22104 - Powers

The corporation may
(1) adopt and amend a constitution, bylaws, and regulations for the management of its property and the regulation of its affairs;
(2) adopt and alter a corporate seal;
(3) choose officers, managers, and agents as the activities of the corporation require;
(4) make contracts;
(5) acquire, own, lease, encumber, and transfer property as necessary to carry out the purposes of the corporation;
(6) borrow money, issue instruments of indebtedness, and secure its obligations by granting security interests in its property;
(7) publish a journal and other publications;
(8) sue and be sued; and
(9) do any other act necessary and proper to carry out the purposes of the corporation.

36 USC 22105 - Restrictions

(a) Profit.— 
The corporation may not operate for profit.
(b) Stock and Dividends.— 
The corporation may not issue stock or declare or pay a dividend.
(c) Political Activities.— 
The corporation or an officer or member of the executive council as such may not contribute to, support, or assist a political party or candidate for elective public office.
(d) Distribution of Income or Assets.— 
The income or assets of the corporation may not inure to the benefit of, or be distributed to, a member of the corporation or an officer or member of the executive council, except on the dissolution or final liquidation of the corporation.
(e) Loans.— 
The corporation may not make a loan or advance to an officer or member of the executive council. Members of the council who vote for or assent to making a loan or advance to an officer or member of the council, and officers who participate in making the loan or advance, are jointly and severally liable to the corporation for the amount of the loan or advance until it is repaid.

36 USC 22106 - Principal office

The principal office of the corporation shall be in the District of Columbia. However, the activities of the corporation are not confined to the District of Columbia but may be conducted throughout the United States.

36 USC 22107 - Records and inspection

(a) Records.— 
The corporation shall keep
(1) correct and complete records of account;
(2) minutes of the proceedings of its members, executive council, and committees having any of the authority of its executive council; and
(3) at its principal office, a record of the names and addresses of its members entitled to vote.
(b) Inspection.— 
A member, or an agent or attorney of the member, may inspect the records of the corporation for any proper purpose, at any reasonable time.

36 USC 22108 - Service of process

The corporation shall have a designated agent in the District of Columbia to receive service of process for the corporation. Notice to or service on the agent, or mailed to the business address of the agent, is notice to or service on the corporation.

36 USC 22109 - Liability for acts of officers and agents

The corporation is liable for the acts of its officers and agents acting within the scope of their authority.

TITLE 36 - US CODE - CHAPTER 223 - AMERICAN SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA LEAGUE

36 USC 22301 - Organization

(a) Federal Charter.— 
American Symphony Orchestra League (in this chapter, the corporation) is a federally chartered corporation.
(b) Perpetual Existence.— 
Except as otherwise provided, the corporation has perpetual existence.

36 USC 22302 - Purposes

The purposes of the corporation are
(1) to serve as a coordinating, research, and educational agency and clearinghouse for symphony orchestras to help strengthen the work in their local communities;
(2) to assist in the formation of new symphony orchestras;
(3) to encourage and recognize the work of Americas musicians, conductors, and composers, through suitable means; and
(4) to aid the expansion of the musical and cultural life of the United States through suitable educational and service activities.

36 USC 22303 - Membership

(a) Eligibility.— 
Except as provided in this chapter, eligibility for membership in the corporation and the rights, privileges, and designation of classes of members are as provided in the constitution and bylaws of the corporation.
(b) Voting.— 
Each member (except an honorary, sustaining, or associate member) has one vote on each matter submitted to a vote at a meeting of the members.

36 USC 22304 - Governing body

(a) Board of Directors.— 

(1) The board of directors is the governing body of the corporation. Between meetings of the members of the corporation, the board is responsible for the general policies and program of the corporation and for the control of contributions raised by the corporation.
(2) The number of directors, their manner of selection (including the filling of vacancies), and their term of office are as provided in the constitution and bylaws of the corporation.
(b) Officers.— 

(1) The officers of the corporation are a president, one or more vice presidents as provided in the constitution and bylaws, a secretary, a treasurer, and one or more assistant secretaries and assistant treasurers as provided in the constitution and bylaws.
(2) The manner of election, term of office, and duties of the officers are as provided in the constitution and bylaws.

36 USC 22305 - Powers

The corporation may
(1) adopt and amend a constitution and bylaws for the management of its property and the regulation of its affairs;
(2) adopt and alter a corporate seal;
(3) choose officers, managers, agents, and employees as the activities of the corporation require;
(4) make contracts;
(5) acquire, own, lease, encumber, and transfer property as necessary or convenient to carry out the purposes of the corporation;
(6) borrow money, issue instruments of indebtedness, and secure its obligations by granting security interests in its property; and
(7) sue and be sued.

36 USC 22306 - Exclusive right to name, insignia, emblems, and badges

The corporation has the exclusive right to use the name American Symphony Orchestra League and distinctive insignia, emblems and badges, descriptive or designating marks, and words or phrases required to carry out the duties and powers of the corporation. This section does not affect any vested rights.

36 USC 22307 - Restrictions

(a) Stock and Dividends.— 
The corporation may not issue stock or declare or pay a dividend.
(b) Political Activities.— 
The corporation or a director or officer as such may not contribute to, support, or assist a political party or candidate for public office.
(c) Distribution of Income or Assets.— 
The income or assets of the corporation may not inure to the benefit of, or be distributed to, a director, officer, or member as such during the life of the corporation or on its dissolution or final liquidation. This subsection does not prevent the payment of compensation to an officer in an amount approved by the board of directors.
(d) Loans.— 
The corporation may not make a loan or advance to a director, officer, or employee. Directors who vote for or assent to making a loan or advance to a director, officer, or employee, and officers who participate in making the loan or advance, are jointly and severally liable to the corporation for the amount of the loan or advance until it is repaid.

36 USC 22308 - Principal office

The principal office of the corporation shall be in Charleston, West Virginia, or another place decided by the board of directors. However, the activities of the corporation are not confined to the place where the principal office is located but may be conducted throughout the States, territories, and possessions of the United States.

36 USC 22309 - Records and inspection

(a) Records.— 
The corporation shall keep
(1) correct and complete records of account;
(2) minutes of the proceedings of its members, board of directors, and committees having any of the authority of its board of directors; and
(3) at its principal office, a record of the names and addresses of its members entitled to vote.
(b) Inspection.— 
A member entitled to vote, or an agent or attorney of the member, may inspect the records of the corporation for any proper purpose, at any reasonable time.

36 USC 22310 - Service of process

The corporation shall have a designated agent in the District of Columbia to receive service of process for the corporation. Notice to or service on the agent, or mailed to the business address of the agent, is notice to or service on the corporation.

36 USC 22311 - Liability for acts of officers and agents

The corporation is liable for the acts of its officers and agents acting within the scope of their authority.

36 USC 22312 - Distribution of assets on dissolution or final liquidation

On dissolution or final liquidation of the corporation, any assets remaining after the discharge of all liabilities shall be distributed as provided by the board of directors, but in compliance with the constitution and bylaws of the corporation.

TITLE 36 - US CODE - CHAPTER 225 - AMERICAN WAR MOTHERS

36 USC 22501 - Organization

(a) Federal Charter.— 
American War Mothers (in this chapter, the corporation) is a federally chartered corporation.
(b) Place of Incorporation.— 
The corporation is declared to be incorporated in the District of Columbia.
(c) Period of Existence.— 
The corporation may continue to exist until there are no individuals who qualify for membership.

36 USC 22502 - Purposes

The purposes of the corporation are
(1) to keep alive and develop the spirit that promoted world service;
(2) to maintain the ties of fellowship born of that service and to assist and further any patriotic work;
(3) to inculcate a sense of individual obligation to the community, State, and Nation;
(4) to work for the welfare of the Army and Navy;
(5) to assist, in any way in their power, men and women who served and were wounded or incapacitated in World War I; and
(6) to foster and promote friendship and understanding between America and the Allies in World War I.

36 USC 22503 - Membership

Eligibility for membership in the corporation is limited to women
(1) who are citizens of the United States; and
(2) whose natural son or daughter, legally adopted son or daughter, or stepson or stepdaughter
(A) served in the Armed Forces of the United States or its allies in World War I, World War II, the Korean conflict, or any subsequent war or conflict involving the United States; and
(B) was honorably discharged from that service or continues in the service.

36 USC 22504 - Powers

The corporation may
(1) adopt a constitution, bylaws, and regulations;
(2) adopt and alter a corporate seal;
(3) adopt emblems and badges;
(4) establish and maintain offices to conduct its activities;
(5) establish State, territorial, and local subdivisions;
(6) acquire, own, lease, encumber, and transfer property as necessary to carry out the purposes of the corporation, subject to section 22506 (b) of this title;
(7) publish a magazine and other publications;
(8) sue and be sued; and
(9) do any other act necessary and proper to carry out its purposes.

36 USC 22505 - Exclusive right to name

The corporation and its State, territorial, and local subdivisions have the exclusive right to use the name American War Mothers.

36 USC 22506 - Restrictions

(a) General.— 
The corporation shall be nonprofit, nonpolitical, nonsectarian, and nonpartisan, and may not promote the candidacy of an individual seeking public office.
(b) Ownership and Use of Property.— 
The corporation may not accept, own, or hold, directly or indirectly, any property not reasonably necessary to carry out the purposes of the corporation.

36 USC 22507 - Tax-exempt status

The personal property and funds of the corporation, whether principal or income, so long as held or used only to carry out the purposes of the corporation, are exempt from taxation by the United States Government, the District of Columbia, and the territories and possessions of the United States.

36 USC 22508 - Meetings

The corporation may hold its meetings at any place the corporation decides.

36 USC 22509 - Service of process

As a condition to the exercise of any power or privilege granted by this chapter, the corporation shall file, with the secretary of state or other designated official of each State, the name and address of an agent in that State on whom legal process or demands against the corporation may be served.

36 USC 22510 - Annual report

Not later than January 1 of each year, the corporation shall submit a report to Congress on the activities of the corporation during the prior calendar year. The report may not be printed as a public document.

TITLE 36 - US CODE - CHAPTER 227 - AMVETS (AMERICAN VETERANS)

36 USC 22701 - Organization

(a) Federal Charter.— 
AMVETS (American Veterans) (in this chapter, the corporation) is a federally chartered corporation.
(b) Perpetual Existence.— 
Except as otherwise provided, the corporation has perpetual existence.

36 USC 22702 - Purposes

The purposes of the corporation are
(1) to preserve for ourselves and our posterity the great and basic truths and enduring principles upon which this Nation was founded;
(2) to maintain a continuing interest in the welfare and rehabilitation of the disabled veterans of World War II, the Korean conflict, and the Vietnam era and to establish facilities for the assistance of all veterans and to represent them in their claims before the Department of Veterans Affairs and other organizations without charge;
(3) to dedicate ourselves to the service and best interests of the community, State, and Nation to the end that our country shall be and remain forever a whole, strong, and free Nation;
(4) to aid and encourage the abolition of prejudice, ignorance, and disease;
(5) to encourage universal exercise of the voting franchise to the end that there shall be elected and maintained in public office men and women who hold public office as a public trust administered in the best interests of all the people;
(6) to advocate the development and means by which all Americans may become enlightened and informed citizens and thus participate fully in the functions of our democracy;
(7) to encourage and support an international organization of all peace-loving nations to the end that not again shall any nation be permitted to breach their national peace;
(8) to continue to serve the best interests of our Nation in peace as in war;
(9) to develop to the utmost the human, mental, spiritual, and economical resources of our Nation;
(10) to perpetuate and preserve the friendships and comradeship born on the battle front and nurtured in the common experience of service to our Nation during time of war; and
(11) to honor the memory of those men and women who gave their lives that a free America and a free world might live by the creation of living memorials in the form of additional educational, cultural, and recreational facilities.

36 USC 22703 - Membership

(a) Eligibility.— 
Except as provided in this chapter, eligibility for membership in the corporation and the rights and privileges of members are as provided in the constitution and bylaws of the corporation.
(b) Voting.— 
Each member has one vote in the conduct of official business at the post level.
(c) Nondiscrimination.— 
The terms of membership may not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, or national origin.

36 USC 22704 - Governing body

(a) Delegates to National Conventions.— 
Each post may elect delegates to national conventions of the corporation. The delegates each have one vote in the conduct of business of the convention to which they are elected.
(b) Executive Committee.— 
The executive committee of the corporation consists of
(1) one member elected to represent each department; and
(2) the officers of the corporation as ex officio members.
(c) Officers.— 

(1) The officers of the corporation are a national commander, two national vice commanders, a finance officer, a judge advocate, a chaplain, six national district commanders, and a provost marshal.
(2) The officers shall be elected by the delegates at the annual national convention.
(d) Nondiscrimination.— 
The requirements for holding office in the corporation may not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, or national origin.

36 USC 22705 - Powers

(a) General.— 
The corporation may
(1) adopt bylaws and regulations for the management of its property and the regulation of its affairs;
(2) adopt seals, emblems, and badges;
(3) choose officers, representatives, and agents as necessary to carry out the purposes of the corporation;
(4) make contracts;
(5) establish State and regional organizations and local posts;
(6) acquire, own, lease, encumber, and transfer property as necessary to carry out the purposes of the corporation;
(7) borrow money, issue instruments of indebtedness, and secure its obligations by granting security interests in its property;
(8) publish a magazine, newspaper, and other publications consistent with the purposes of the corporation;
(9) sue and be sued; and
(10) do any other act necessary and proper to carry out the purposes of the corporation.
(b) Powers Granted to Other Organizations.— 
The provisions, privileges, and prerogatives granted before July 24, 1947, to other national veterans organizations because of their incorporation by Congress are granted to the corporation.

36 USC 22706 - Exclusive right to name, seals, emblems, and badges

The corporation and its State, regional, and local subdivisions have the exclusive right to use the name AMVETS (American Veterans) and seals, emblems, and badges the corporation adopts.

36 USC 22707 - Restrictions

(a) Profit.— 
The corporation shall operate as a not-for-profit corporation, exclusively for charitable, educational, patriotic, and civic improvement purposes.
(b) Stock and Dividends.— 
The corporation may not issue stock or declare or pay a dividend.
(c) Political Activities.— 
The corporation or an officer of the corporation or member of its executive committee as such may not contribute to, support, or assist a political party or candidate for elective public office. The corporation may not carry on propaganda.
(d) Distribution of Income or Assets.— 
The income or assets of the corporation may not inure to the benefit of, or be distributed to, a director, officer, or member of the corporation, except on dissolution or final liquidation of the corporation.
(e) Loans.— 
The corporation may not make a loan or advance to a director or officer. Directors who vote for or assent to making a loan or advance to a director or officer, and officers who participate in making the loan or advance, are jointly and severally liable to the corporation for the amount of the loan or advance until it is repaid.

36 USC 22708 - Headquarters and principal place of business

The headquarters and principal place of business of the corporation shall be in Maryland. However, the activities of the corporation are not confined to Maryland but may be conducted throughout the States, territories, and possessions of the United States.

36 USC 22709 - Records and inspection

(a) Records.— 
The corporation shall keep
(1) correct and complete records of account;
(2) minutes of the proceedings of its members, executive committee, and committees having any of the authority of its executive committee; and
(3) at its registered or principal office, a record of the names and addresses of its members entitled to vote.
(b) Inspection.— 
A member, or an agent or attorney of the member, may inspect the records of the corporation for any proper purpose, at any reasonable time.

36 USC 22710 - Service of process

(a) District of Columbia.— 
The corporation shall have a designated agent in the District of Columbia to receive service of process for the corporation. Notice to or service on the agent, or mailed to the business address of the agent, is notice to or service on the corporation.
(b) States.— 
As a condition to the exercise of any power or privilege granted by this chapter, the corporation shall file, with the secretary of state or other designated official of each State, the name and address of an agent in that State on whom legal process or demands against the corporation may be served.

36 USC 22711 - Liability for acts of officials, representatives, and agents

The corporation is liable for the acts of its officials, representatives, and agents acting within the scope of their authority.

36 USC 22712 - Distribution of assets on dissolution or final liquidation

On dissolution or final liquidation of the corporation, any assets remaining after the discharge or satisfactory provision for discharge of all liabilities shall be transferred to the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to be applied to the care and comfort of disabled veterans of World War II, the Korean conflict, and the Vietnam era.

TITLE 36 - US CODE - CHAPTER 229 - ARMY AND NAVY UNION OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

36 USC 22901 - Definition

For purposes of this chapter, State includes the District of Columbia and the territories and possessions of the United States.

36 USC 22902 - Organization

(a) Federal Charter.— 
Army and Navy Union of the United States of America (in this chapter, the corporation), incorporated in Ohio, is a federally chartered corporation.
(b) Expiration of Charter.— 
If the corporation does not comply with any provision of this chapter, the charter granted by this chapter expires.

36 USC 22903 - Purposes

The purposes of the corporation are as provided in its articles of incorporation and include
(1) holding true allegiance to the United States Government and fidelity to its Constitution, laws, and institutions;
(2) serving our Nation under God in peace as well as in war by fostering the ideals of faith and patriotism, loyalty, justice, and liberty, by inculcating in the hearts of young and old, through precept and practice, the spirit of true Americanism, and by participating in civic activities for the good of our country and our community;
(3) uniting in fraternal fellowship those who have served, or are now serving, honorably in the Armed Forces of the United States;
(4) protecting and advancing their civic, social, and economic welfare;
(5) aiding them in sickness and distress;
(6) assisting in the burial and commemoration of their dead and providing help for their widows and orphans; and
(7) perpetuating the memory of patriotic deeds performed by the defenders of our country.

36 USC 22904 - Membership

Eligibility for membership in the corporation and the rights and privileges of members are as provided in the bylaws.

36 USC 22905 - Governing body

(a) Board of Directors.— 
The board of directors and the responsibilities of the board are as provided in the articles of incorporation.
(b) Officers.— 
The officers and the election of officers are as provided in the articles of incorporation.

36 USC 22906 - Powers

The corporation has only the powers provided in its bylaws and articles of incorporation filed in each State in which it is incorporated.

36 USC 22907 - Restrictions

(a) Stock and Dividends.— 
The corporation may not issue stock or declare or pay a dividend.
(b) Political Activities.— 
The corporation or a director or officer as such may not contribute to, support, or participate in any political activity or in any manner attempt to influence legislation.
(c) Distribution of Income or Assets.— 
The income or assets of the corporation may not inure to the benefit of, or be distributed to, a director, officer, or member during the life of the charter granted by this chapter. This subsection does not prevent the payment of reasonable compensation to an officer or reimbursement for actual necessary expenses in amounts approved by the board of directors.
(d) Loans.— 
The corporation may not make a loan to a director, officer, or employee.
(e) Claim of Governmental Approval or Authority.— 
The corporation may not claim congressional approval or the authority of the United States Government for any of its activities.

36 USC 22908 - Duty to maintain corporate and tax-exempt status

(a) Corporate Status.— 
The corporation shall maintain its status as a corporation incorporated under the laws of Ohio.
(b) Tax-Exempt Status.— 
The corporation shall maintain its status as an organization exempt from taxation under the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 (26 U.S.C. 1 et seq.).

36 USC 22909 - Records and inspection

(a) Records.— 
The corporation shall keep
(1) correct and complete records of account;
(2) minutes of the proceedings of its members, board of directors, and committees having any of the authority of its board of directors; and
(3) at its principal office, a record of the names and addresses of its members entitled to vote.
(b) Inspection.— 
A member entitled to vote, or an agent or attorney of the member, may inspect the records of the corporation for any proper purpose, at any reasonable time.

36 USC 22910 - Service of process

The corporation shall comply with the law on service of process of each State in which it is incorporated and each State in which it carries on activities.

36 USC 22911 - Liability for acts of officers and agents

The corporation is liable for the acts of its officers and agents acting within the scope of their authority.

36 USC 22912 - Annual report

The corporation shall submit an annual report to Congress on the activities of the corporation during the prior fiscal year. The report shall be submitted at the same time as the report of the audit required by section 10101 of this title. The report may not be printed as a public document.

TITLE 36 - US CODE - CHAPTER 231 - AVIATION HALL OF FAME

36 USC 23101 - Organization

(a) Federal Charter.— 
Aviation Hall of Fame (in this chapter, the corporation) is a federally chartered corporation.
(b) Perpetual Existence.— 
Except as otherwise provided, the corporation has perpetual existence.

36 USC 23102 - Purposes

The purposes of the corporation are
(1) to receive and maintain one or more funds and to use any part of the principal and income only for charitable, scientific, literary, or educational purposes, either directly or by contributing to organizations authorized to carry on similar activities;
(2) to honor citizens, aviation leaders, pilots, teachers, scientists, engineers, inventors, governmental leaders, and other individuals who have helped to make this Nation great by their outstanding contributions to the establishment, development, advancement, or improvement of aviation in the United States;
(3) to perpetuate the memory of those individuals and record their contributions and achievements by the erection and maintenance of buildings and monuments as may be appropriate as a lasting memorial;
(4) to promote a better sense of appreciation of the origins and growth of aviation, especially in the United States, and the part aviation has played in changing the economic, social, and scientific aspects of our Nation;
(5) to establish and maintain a library and museum for the collection and preservation for posterity of the history of those honored by the organization, together with a documentation of their accomplishments and contributions to aviation, including items such as aviation pictures, paintings, books, papers, documents, scientific data, relics, mementos, artifacts, and other items related to that history;
(6) to cooperate with other recognized aviation organizations actively engaged and interested in similar projects; and
(7) to engage in any other activities appropriate to carry out the purposes of the corporation.

36 USC 23103 - Membership

(a) Eligibility.— 
Except as provided in this chapter, eligibility for membership in the corporation and the rights, privileges, and designation of classes of members are as provided in the bylaws.
(b) Voting.— 
Each member given voting rights by the bylaws has one vote on each matter submitted to a vote at a meeting of the voting members. The vote may be cast in the manner provided in the bylaws.

36 USC 23104 - Governing body

(a) Board of Trustees.— 

(1) The board of trustees is the governing body of the corporation. Between meetings of the members of the corporation, the board is responsible for the general policies and program of the corporation and for the control of all funds of the corporation.
(2) The number of trustees, their manner of selection (including the filling of vacancies), and their term of office are as provided in the bylaws. However, the board shall have at least 18 members.
(3) The board may appoint committees. Each committee has the powers provided in the bylaws or by resolution of the board. The powers of a committee may include all the powers of the board.
(b) Officers.— 

(1) The officers of the corporation are a president, one or more vice presidents as provided in the bylaws, a secretary, a treasurer, and other officers as provided in the bylaws.
(2) The manner of election, term of office, and duties of the officers are as provided in the bylaws.
(c) 
(1) Board of Nominations.— 
The board of trustees shall appoint a board of nominations, consisting of at least 24 members, from members of the corporation not concurrently serving as members of the board of trustees. Those individuals serve for the term provided in the bylaws.
(2) The board of nominations shall nominate United States citizens or residents to be honored by the corporation and recommend those persons to the board of trustees for consideration as provided in the bylaws.

36 USC 23105 - Powers

The corporation may
(1) adopt and amend bylaws for the management of its property and the regulation of its affairs;
(2) adopt and alter a corporate seal;
(3) choose officers, trustees, managers, agents, and employees as the activities of the corporation require;
(4) make contracts;
(5) acquire, own, lease, encumber, and transfer property as necessary or convenient to carry out the purposes of the corporation;
(6) borrow money, issue instruments of indebtedness, and secure its obligations by granting security interests in its property; and
(7) sue and be sued.

36 USC 23106 - Restrictions

(a) Stock and Dividends.— 
The corporation may not issue stock or declare or pay a dividend.
(b) Political Activities.— 
The corporation or a trustee, officer, employee, member of the board of nominations, or member of the corporation as such may not contribute to, support, or assist a political party or candidate for public office.
(c) Distribution of Income or Assets.— 
The income or assets of the corporation may not inure to the benefit of, or be distributed to, a trustee, officer, member of the board of nominations, or member of the corporation, as such, during the life of the corporation or on its dissolution or final liquidation. This subsection does not prevent the payment of reasonable compensation to an officer or employee in an amount approved by the board of trustees.
(d) Loans.— 
The corporation may not make a loan or advance to a trustee, officer, employee, member of the board of nominations, or member of the corporation. Trustees who vote for or assent to making such a loan or advance, and officers who participate in making the loan or advance, are jointly and severally liable to the corporation for the amount of the loan or advance until it is repaid.
(e) Contributions to Certain Organizations.— 
None of the principal or interest of a fund referred to in section 23102 (1) of this title may be contributed to an organization if
(1) a substantial part of its activities is carrying on propaganda or attempting to influence legislation; or
(2) any part of its net earnings benefits a private shareholder or individual.

36 USC 23107 - Principal office

The principal office of the corporation shall be in Dayton, Ohio, or another place decided by the board of trustees. However, the activities of the corporation are not confined to the place where the principal office is located but may be conducted throughout the States, territories, and possessions of the United States.

36 USC 23108 - Records and inspection

(a) Records.— 
The corporation shall keep
(1) correct and complete records of account;
(2) minutes of the proceedings of its members, board of trustees, board of nominations, and committees having any of the authority of its board of trustees; and
(3) at its principal office, a record of the names and addresses of its members entitled to vote.
(b) Inspection.— 
A member entitled to vote, or an agent or attorney of the member, may inspect the records of the corporation for any proper purpose, at any reasonable time.

36 USC 23109 - Statement required in audit report

The corporation shall include in the audit report statement required under section 10101 (b)(1)(B) of this title a schedule of all contracts requiring payments greater than $10,000 and all payments of compensation or fees at a rate greater than $10,000 a year.

36 USC 23110 - Service of process

The corporation shall have a designated agent in the District of Columbia to receive service of process for the corporation. Notice to or service on the agent is notice to or service on the corporation.

36 USC 23111 - Liability for acts of officers and agents

The corporation is liable for the acts of its officers and agents acting within the scope of their authority.

36 USC 23112 - Distribution of assets on dissolution or final liquidation

On dissolution or final liquidation of the corporation, any assets remaining after the discharge of all liabilities shall be distributed as provided by the board of trustees, but consistent with the purposes of the corporation and in compliance with the charter and bylaws.

TITLE 36 - US CODE - CHAPTER 301 - BIG BROTHERS - BIG SISTERS OF AMERICA

36 USC 30101 - Organization

(a) Federal Charter.— 
Big BrothersBig Sisters of America (in this chapter, the corporation) is a federally chartered corporation.
(b) Place of Incorporation and Domicile.— 
The corporation is declared to be incorporated and domiciled in the District of Columbia.
(c) Perpetual Existence.— 
Except as otherwise provided, the corporation has perpetual existence.

36 USC 30102 - Purposes

The purposes of the corporation are
(1) to assist individuals throughout the United States in solving their social and economic problems and in their health and educational and character development;
(2) to promote the use, by other lay and professional agencies and workers, of the techniques of that assistance developed by the corporation; and
(3) to receive, invest, and disburse funds and hold property for the purposes of the corporation.

36 USC 30103 - Membership

(a) Eligibility.— 
Except as provided in this chapter, eligibility for membership in the corporation and the rights, privileges, and designation of classes of members are as provided in the constitution and bylaws of the corporation.
(b) Voting.— 
Each member has one vote on each matter submitted to a vote at a meeting of the members.

36 USC 30104 - Governing body

(a) Board of Directors.— 

(1) The board of directors is the governing body of the corporation. The powers, duties, and responsibilities of the board are as provided in the constitution and bylaws of the corporation.
(2) The number of directors is as provided in the constitution. Their manner of selection (including the filling of vacancies) and their term of office are as provided in the constitution and bylaws.
(b) Officers.— 

(1) The officers of the corporation are a chairman of the board of directors, a president, one or more vice presidents as provided in the constitution and bylaws, a secretary, and a treasurer.
(2) The manner of election, term of office, and duties of the officers are as provided in the constitution and bylaws.

36 USC 30105 - Powers

The corporation may
(1) adopt and amend a constitution and bylaws for the management of its property and the regulation of its affairs;
(2) adopt and alter a corporate seal;
(3) choose officers, managers, agents, and employees as the activities of the corporation require;
(4) make contracts;
(5) acquire, own, lease, encumber, and transfer property as necessary or convenient to carry out the purposes of the corporation;
(6) borrow money, issue instruments of indebtedness, and secure its obligations by granting security interests in its property; and
(7) sue and be sued.

36 USC 30106 - Exclusive right to names, seals, emblems, and badges

The corporation and its subordinate divisions have the exclusive right to use the names The Big Brothers of America, Big Sisters International, Incorporated, Big Sisters of America, Big Brothers, Big Sisters, Big BrothersBig Sisters of America, and Big SistersBig Brothers, and to use and to allow others to use seals, emblems, and badges the corporation adopts.

36 USC 30107 - Restrictions

(a) Stock and Dividends.— 
The corporation may not issue stock or declare or pay a dividend.
(b) Political Activities.— 
The corporation or a director or officer as such may not contribute to, support, or assist a political party or candidate for public office.
(c) Distribution of Income or Assets.— 
The income or assets of the corporation may not inure to the benefit of, or be distributed to, a director, officer, or member as such during the life of the corporation or on its dissolution or final liquidation. This subsection does not prevent the payment of compensation to an officer in an amount approved by the board of directors.
(d) Loans.— 
The corporation may not make a loan or advance to a director, officer, or employee. Directors who vote for or assent to making a loan or advance to a director, officer, or employee, and officers who participate in making the loan or advance, are jointly and severally liable to the corporation for the amount of the loan or advance until it is repaid.

36 USC 30108 - Principal office

The principal office of the corporation shall be in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, or another place decided by the board of directors. However, the activities of the corporation are not confined to the place where the principal office is located but may be conducted throughout the States, territories, and possessions of the United States.

36 USC 30109 - Records and inspection

(a) Records.— 
The corporation shall keep
(1) correct and complete records of account;
(2) minutes of the proceedings of its members, board of directors, and committees having any of the authority of its board of directors; and
(3) at its principal office, a record of the names and addresses of its members entitled to vote.
(b) Inspection.— 
A member entitled to vote, or an agent or attorney of the member, may inspect the records of the corporation for any proper purpose, at any reasonable time.

36 USC 30110 - Service of process

The corporation shall have a designated agent in the District of Columbia to receive service of process for the corporation. Notice to or service on the agent, or mailed to the business address of the agent, is notice to or service on the corporation.

36 USC 30111 - Liability for acts of officers and agents

The corporation is liable for the acts of its officers and agents acting within the scope of their authority.

36 USC 30112 - Distribution of assets on dissolution or final liquidation

On dissolution or final liquidation of the corporation, any assets remaining after the discharge of all liabilities shall be distributed as provided by the board of directors, but in compliance with the constitution and bylaws of the corporation.

TITLE 36 - US CODE - CHAPTER 303 - BLINDED VETERANS ASSOCIATION

36 USC 30301 - Organization

(a) Federal Charter.— 
Blinded Veterans Association (in this chapter, the corporation) is a federally chartered corporation.
(b) Perpetual Existence.— 
Except as otherwise provided, the corporation has perpetual existence.

36 USC 30302 - Purposes

The purposes of the corporation are
(1) to operate as a not-for-profit corporation exclusively for charitable, educational, patriotic, and civic improvement purposes;
(2) to promote the welfare of blinded veterans so that, notwithstanding their disabilities, they may take their rightful place in the community and work with their fellow citizens toward the creation of a peaceful world;
(3) to preserve and strengthen a spirit of fellowship among blinded veterans so that they may give mutual aid and assistance to one another; and
(4) to maintain and extend the institutions of American freedom and to encourage loyalty to the Constitution and laws of the United States and of the States in which they reside.

36 USC 30303 - Membership

(a) General Membership.— 
An individual who served in the Armed Forces of the United States and who, in the line of duty in that service, sustained a substantial impairment of sight or vision as defined by the bylaws of the corporation is eligible for general membership in the corporation.
(b) Honorary and Associate Membership.— 
In addition to general membership, the corporation shall have special classes of honorary and associate membership. Eligibility for, and the rights and obligations of, those special classes are as provided in the bylaws.

36 USC 30304 - Governing body

(a) Board of Directors.— 

(1) The number of directors of the corporation shall be at least three but not more than 15. The directors shall be divided into a specified number of classes. Each class shall hold office for a definite period of years as provided in the bylaws.
(2) A majority of the directors must be present at a meeting of directors to constitute a quorum. A majority vote of the directors present at a meeting at which there is a quorum is necessary for the transaction of business.
(3) A director may be removed at any time for just and proper cause by a majority vote of a quorum of directors present at a meeting called for that purpose.
(4) A vacancy in the office of director may be filled by a majority vote of a quorum of the remaining directors present at a meeting called for that purpose. A director elected to fill a vacancy serves until the next annual meeting of the corporation.
(b) Officers.— 
The officers of the corporation and their manner of election, term of office, duties, and powers are as provided in the bylaws.

36 USC 30305 - Powers

The corporation may
(1) adopt and amend a constitution and bylaws for the management of its property and the regulation of its affairs;
(2) adopt and alter a corporate seal;
(3) choose officers, managers, and agents as the activities of the corporation require;
(4) charge and collect membership dues;
(5) make contracts;
(6) acquire, own, lease, encumber, and transfer property as necessary or convenient to carry out the purposes of the corporation;
(7) borrow money, issue instruments of indebtedness, and secure its obligations by granting security interests in its property;
(8) sue and be sued; and
(9) do any other act necessary and proper to carry out the purposes of the corporation.

36 USC 30306 - Exclusive right to name, seals, emblems, and badges

The corporation and its authorized regional groups and other local subdivisions have the exclusive right to use the name Blinded Veterans Association and seals, emblems, and badges the corporation adopts.

36 USC 30307 - Restrictions

(a) Stock and Dividends.— 
The corporation may not issue stock or declare or pay a dividend.
(b) Political Activities.— 
The corporation or a director or officer as such may not contribute to, support, or assist a political party or candidate for elective public office.
(c) Distribution of Income or Assets.— 
The income or assets of the corporation may not inure to the benefit of, or be distributed to, a director, officer, or member as such during the life of the corporation or on its dissolution or final liquidation. This section does not prevent the payment of
(1) bona fide expenses of officers of the corporation in amounts approved by the board of directors; or
(2) appropriate aid to blinded veterans or their widows or children in carrying out the purposes of the corporation.
(d) Loans.— 
The corporation may not make a loan to a director, officer, or employee. Directors and officers who vote for or assent to making a loan to a director, officer, or employee, and officers who participate in making the loan, are jointly and severally liable to the corporation for the amount of the loan until it is repaid.
(e) Immunity From Liability.— 
Members and private individuals are not liable for the obligations of the corporation.

36 USC 30308 - Principal office

The principal office of the corporation shall be in the District of Columbia or another place decided by the board of directors. However, the activities of the corporation are not confined to the place where the principal office is located but may be conducted throughout the States, territories, and possessions of the United States.

36 USC 30309 - Records and inspection

(a) Records.— 
The corporation shall keep
(1) correct and complete records of account;
(2) minutes of the proceedings of its members, board of directors, and committees having any of the authority of its board of directors; and
(3) at its principal office, a record of the names and addresses of its members, directors, and officers.
(b) Inspection.— 
A member, or an agent or attorney of the member, may inspect the records of the corporation for any proper purpose, at any reasonable time.

36 USC 30310 - Service of process

The corporation shall have a designated agent in the District of Columbia to receive service of process for the corporation. Notice to or service on the agent, or mailed to the business address of the agent, is notice to or service on the corporation.

36 USC 30311 - Liability for acts of officers and agents

The corporation is liable for the acts of its officers and agents acting within the scope of their authority.

36 USC 30312 - Distribution of assets on dissolution or final liquidation

On dissolution or final liquidation of the corporation, any assets remaining after the discharge of all liabilities shall be transferred to the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to be applied to the care and comfort of blinded veterans.

TITLE 36 - US CODE - CHAPTER 305 - BLUE STAR MOTHERS OF AMERICA, INC.

36 USC 30501 - Definition

For purposes of this chapter, Armed Forces includes the United States Army, United States Navy, United States Marines, United States Air Force, United States Coast Guard, National Guard, United States Army Reserves, United States Navy Reserves, United States Marine Reserves, United States Air Force Reserves, United States Coast Guard Reserves, United States Naval Militia, merchant marines, and armed home guards who have served on active duty.

36 USC 30502 - Organization

(a) Federal Charter.— 
Blue Star Mothers of America, Inc. (in this chapter, the corporation), is a federally chartered corporation.
(b) Place of Incorporation and Domicile.— 
The corporation is declared to be incorporated and domiciled in the District of Columbia.
(c) Perpetual Existence.— 
Except as otherwise provided, the corporation has perpetual existence.

36 USC 30503 - Purposes

The purposes of the corporation are patriotic, educational, social, and for service, and include
(1) perpetuating the Blue Star Mothers of America, Inc., and the memory of all the men and women who have served our country as members of the Armed Forces;
(2) maintaining true allegiance to the Government of the United States;
(3) educating members of the corporation and others not to divulge military, naval, or other Government information;
(4) assisting in veterans ceremonies;
(5) attending patriotic rallies and meetings;
(6) fostering true democracy;
(7) caring for unsupported mothers who gave their sons to the service of the Nation;
(8) aiding in bringing about recognition of the need for permanent civilian defense in each community and the need to be always alert against invasion of un-American activities;
(9) upholding the American institutions of freedom, justice, and equal rights; and
(10) defending the United States from all enemies.

36 USC 30504 - Membership

An individual is eligible for membership in the corporation if
(1) she is a mother, adoptive mother, or stepmother (who has given a mothers care at least since the stepchild was age 13) of a son or daughter who
(A) is serving in the Armed Forces; or
(B) has served in, or has been honorably discharged from, the Armed Forces in World War II or the Korean hostilities; and
(2) she is living in the United States.

36 USC 30505 - Governing body

(a) National Convention.— 

(1) The national convention is the supreme governing authority of the corporation.
(2) The national convention is composed of officers and elected representatives from the States and other local subdivisions of the corporation as provided in the constitution and bylaws. However, the form of government of the corporation must be representative of the membership at large and may not permit concentration of control in a limited number of members or in a self-perpetuating group not representative of the membership at large.
(3) The meetings of the national convention may be held in the District of Columbia or any State, territory, or possession of the United States.
(b) Officers.— 
The officers of the corporation and their manner of selection, term of office, and duties are as provided in the constitution and bylaws of the corporation.

36 USC 30506 - Powers

The corporation may
(1) adopt and amend a constitution and bylaws for the management of its property and the regulation of its affairs;
(2) adopt and alter a corporate seal;
(3) choose officers, managers, employees, and agents as the activities of the corporation require;
(4) make contracts;
(5) acquire, own, lease, encumber, and transfer property as necessary or convenient to carry out the purposes of the corporation;
(6) borrow money, issue instruments of indebtedness, and secure its obligations by granting security interests in its property;
(7) sue and be sued; and
(8) do any other act necessary and proper to carry out the purposes of the corporation.

36 USC 30507 - Exclusive right to name, seals, emblems, and badges

The corporation and its subordinate divisions have the exclusive right to use the name Blue Star Mothers of America, Inc.. The corporation has the exclusive right to use, and to allow others to use, seals, emblems, and badges the corporation adopts.

36 USC 30508 - Restrictions

(a) Stock and Dividends.— 
The corporation may not issue stock or declare or pay a dividend.
(b) Political Activities.— 
The corporation or an officer or agent as such may not contribute to a political party or candidate for public office.
(c) Distribution of Income or Assets.— 
The income or assets of the corporation may not inure to the benefit of, or be distributed to, an officer or member as such during the life of the corporation or on its dissolution or final liquidation. This subsection does not prevent the payment of compensation to an officer or reimbursement for actual necessary expenses in amounts approved by the council of administration of the corporation.
(d) Loans.— 
The corporation may not make a loan or advance to an officer or employee. Members of the council of administration who vote for or assent to making a loan or advance to an officer or employee, and officers who participate in making the loan or advance, are jointly and severally liable to the corporation for the amount of the loan or advance until it is repaid.

36 USC 30509 - Principal office

The principal office of the corporation shall be in the District of Columbia.

36 USC 30510 - Records and inspection

(a) Records.— 
The corporation shall keep
(1) correct and complete records of account; and
(2) minutes of the proceedings of its national conventions and council of administration.
(b) Inspection.— 
A member, or an agent or attorney of the member, may inspect the records of the corporation for any proper purpose, at any reasonable time.

36 USC 30511 - Service of process

The corporation shall have a designated agent in the District of Columbia to receive service of process, notice, or demand for the corporation. Designation of the agent shall be filed in the office of the Mayor of the District of Columbia or another office designated by the Mayor. Notice to or service on the agent is notice to or service on the corporation.

36 USC 30512 - Liability for acts of officers and agents

The corporation is liable for the acts of its officers and agents acting within the scope of their authority.

36 USC 30513 - Annual report

Not later than March 1 of each year, the corporation shall submit a report to Congress on the activities of the corporation during the prior fiscal year. The report may consist of a report of the proceedings of the national convention. The report may not be printed as a public document.

36 USC 30514 - Distribution of assets on dissolution or final liquidation

On dissolution or final liquidation of the corporation, any assets remaining after the discharge of all liabilities shall be distributed as provided by the national executive board, but in compliance with the constitution and bylaws of the corporation.

TITLE 36 - US CODE - CHAPTER 307 - BOARD FOR FUNDAMENTAL EDUCATION

36 USC 30701 - Organization

(a) Federal Charter.— 
Board for Fundamental Education (in this chapter, the corporation) is a federally chartered corporation.
(b) Perpetual Existence.— 
Except as otherwise provided, the corporation has perpetual existence.

36 USC 30702 - Purpose

The purpose of the corporation is to foster the development of fundamental education through programs and projects such as
(1) giving citizens (children, youth, and adults) an opportunity to acquire the understandings and skills necessary to relate the resources of the community to the needs and interests of the community;
(2) demonstrating programs of fundamental education and measuring results; and
(3) training men and women as leaders in fundamental education by providing internships and other experiences.

36 USC 30703 - Membership

(a) Eligibility.— 
Except as provided in this chapter, eligibility for membership in the corporation and the rights and privileges of members are as provided in constitution and bylaws of the corporation.
(b) Voting.— 
Each member has one vote in the conduct of official business of the corporation.

36 USC 30704 - Governing body

(a) Board of Directors.— 
The board of directors is the governing body of the corporation. The board shall consist of at least 15 directors elected annually by the members.
(b) Officers.— 
The officers of the corporation are a chairman of the board, a president, one or more vice presidents, a secretary, a treasurer, and any assistant officers designated by the board. The officers have the powers and shall carry out the duties provided in the bylaws or prescribed by the board.

36 USC 30705 - Powers

The corporation may
(1) adopt and amend a constitution and bylaws for the management of its property and the regulation of its affairs;
(2) adopt and alter a corporate seal;
(3) choose officers, managers, agents, and employees as the activities of the corporation require;
(4) make contracts;
(5) acquire, own, lease, encumber, and transfer property as necessary to carry out the purposes of the corporation;
(6) borrow money, issue instruments of indebtedness, and secure its obligations by granting security interests in its property;
(7) use corporate funds to give prizes, awards, loans, scholarships, and grants to deserving students to carry out the purpose of the corporation;
(8) publish a magazine and other publications;
(9) sue and be sued; and
(10) do any other act necessary and proper to carry out the purpose of the corporation.

36 USC 30706 - Exclusive right to name, seals, emblems, and badges

The corporation has the exclusive right to use the name Board for Fundamental Education and seals, emblems, and badges the corporation adopts.

36 USC 30707 - Restrictions

(a) Profit.— 
The corporation may not engage in business for profit.
(b) Stock and Dividends.— 
The corporation may not issue stock or declare or pay a dividend.
(c) Political Activities.— 
The corporation or a director, officer, or member as such may not contribute to, support, or assist a political party or candidate for elective public office.
(d) Distribution of Income or Assets.— 
The income or assets of the corporation may not inure to the benefit of, or be distributed to, a director, officer, or member except on dissolution or final liquidation of the corporation.
(e) Loans.— 
The corporation may not make a loan to a director, officer, or employee. Directors who vote for or assent to making a loan to a director, officer, or employee, and officers who participate in making the loan, are jointly and severally liable to the corporation for the amount of the loan until it is repaid.

36 USC 30708 - Principal office

The principal office of the corporation shall be in a place the board of directors decides is appropriate. However, the activities of the corporation may be conducted throughout the States, territories, and possessions of the United States.

36 USC 30709 - Records and inspection

(a) Records.— 
The corporation shall keep
(1) correct and complete records of account;
(2) minutes of the proceedings of its members, board of directors, and committees having any of the authority of its board of directors; and
(3) a record of the names and addresses of its members entitled to vote.
(b) Inspection.— 
A member, or an agent or attorney of the member, may inspect the records of the corporation at any reasonable time.

36 USC 30710 - Service of process

(a) District of Columbia.— 
The corporation shall have a designated agent in the District of Columbia to receive service of process for the corporation. Designation of the agent shall be filed in the office of the clerk of the United States District Court for the District of Columbia. Notice to or service on the agent, or mailed to the business address of the agent, is notice to or service on the corporation.
(b) States, Territories, and Possessions.— 
As a condition to the exercise of any power or privilege granted by this chapter, the corporation shall file, with the secretary of state or other designated official of each State, territory, or possession of the United States in which the corporation does business, the name and address of an agent in that State, territory, or possession on whom legal process or demands against the corporation may be served.

36 USC 30711 - Liability for acts of officers and agents

The corporation is liable for the acts of its officers and agents acting within the scope of their authority.

36 USC 30712 - Distribution of assets on dissolution or final liquidation

On dissolution or final liquidation of the corporation, any assets remaining after the discharge of all liabilities shall be used by the board of directors for the purpose stated in section 30702 of this title or be transferred to a recognized educational foundation.

TITLE 36 - US CODE - CHAPTER 309 - BOY SCOUTS OF AMERICA

36 USC 30901 - Organization

(a) Federal Charter.— 
Boy Scouts of America (in this chapter, the corporation) is a body corporate and politic of the District of Columbia.
(b) Domicile.— 
The domicile of the corporation is the District of Columbia.
(c) Perpetual Existence.— 
Except as otherwise provided, the corporation has perpetual existence.

36 USC 30902 - Purposes

The purposes of the corporation are to promote, through organization, and cooperation with other agencies, the ability of boys to do things for themselves and others, to train them in scoutcraft, and to teach them patriotism, courage, self-reliance, and kindred virtues, using the methods that were in common use by boy scouts on June 15, 1916.

36 USC 30903 - Governing body

(a) Executive Board.— 
An executive board composed of citizens of the United States is the governing body of the corporation. The number, qualifications, and term of office of members of the board are as provided in the bylaws. A vacancy on the board shall be filled by a majority vote of the remaining members of the board.
(b) Quorum.— 
The bylaws may prescribe the number of members of the board necessary for a quorum. That number may be less than a majority of the entire board.
(c) Committees.— 

(1) The board, by resolution passed by a majority of the entire board, may designate 3 or more members of the board as an executive or governing committee. A majority of the committee is a quorum. The committee, to the extent provided in the resolution or bylaws, may
(A) exercise the powers of the executive board in managing the activities of the corporation; and
(B) authorize the seal of the corporation to be affixed to papers that may require it.
(2) The board, by majority vote of the entire board, may appoint other standing committees. The standing committees may exercise powers as provided in the bylaws.

36 USC 30904 - Powers

(a) General.— 
The corporation may
(1) adopt and amend bylaws and regulations, including regulations for the election of associates and successors;
(2) adopt and alter a corporate seal;
(3) have offices and conduct its activities in the District of Columbia and the States, territories, and possessions of the United States;
(4) acquire and own property as necessary to carry out the purposes of the corporation;
(5) sue and be sued within the jurisdiction of the United States; and
(6) do any other act necessary to carry out this chapter and promote the purpose of the corporation.
(b) Limitations on Exercising Certain Powers.— 

(1) The corporation may execute mortgages and liens on the property of the corporation only if approved by a two-thirds vote of the entire executive board at a meeting called for that purpose.
(2) The corporation may dispose in any manner of the whole property of the corporation only with the written consent and affirmative vote of a majority of the members of the corporation.

36 USC 30905 - Exclusive right to emblems, badges, marks, and words

The corporation has the exclusive right to use emblems, badges, descriptive or designating marks, and words or phrases the corporation adopts. This section does not affect any vested rights.

36 USC 30906 - Restrictions

(a) Profit.— 
The corporation may not operate for pecuniary profit to its members.
(b) Stocks and Dividends.— 
The corporation may not issue stock or declare or pay a dividend.

36 USC 30907 - Annual and special meetings

(a) Annual Meetings.— 
The corporation shall hold an annual meeting at a time and place as provided in the bylaws. At the meeting, the annual reports of the officers and executive board shall be presented, and members of the board shall be elected for the next year.
(b) Special Meetings.— 
Special meetings of the corporation may be called on notice as provided in the bylaws.
(c) Quorum.— 
The number of members necessary for a quorum at an annual or special meeting shall be prescribed in the bylaws.
(d) Locations.— 
The members and the executive board may hold meetings and keep the seal and records of the corporation in or outside the District of Columbia.

36 USC 30908 - Annual report

Not later than April 1 of each year, the corporation shall submit a report to Congress on the activities of the corporation during the prior calendar year.

TITLE 36 - US CODE - CHAPTER 311 - BOYS & GIRLS CLUBS OF AMERICA

36 USC 31101 - Organization

(a) Federal Charter.— 
Boys & Girls Clubs of America (in this chapter, the corporation) is a federally chartered corporation.
(b) Place of Incorporation and Domicile.— 
The corporation is declared to be incorporated and domiciled in the District of Columbia.
(c) Perpetual Existence.— 
Except as otherwise provided, the corporation has perpetual existence.

36 USC 31102 - Purposes

The purposes of the corporation are
(1) to promote the health, social, educational, vocational, and character development of youth throughout the United States; and
(2) to receive, invest, and disburse funds and to hold property for the purposes of the corporation.

36 USC 31103 - Membership

(a) Eligibility.— 
Except as provided in this chapter, eligibility for membership in the corporation and the rights, privileges, and designation of classes of members are as provided in the constitution and bylaws of the corporation.
(b) Voting.— 
Each member has one vote on each matter submitted to a vote at a meeting of the members.
(c) Benefits of Member Organizations.— 
Each organization that is a member of the corporation as provided in the constitution of the corporation is entitled to all the benefits of incorporation under this chapter. Those benefits cease immediately on termination of membership, whether by
(1) resignation from the corporation; or
(2) termination of its membership by the board of directors of the corporation as provided in the constitution.

36 USC 31104 - Governing body

(a) Board of Directors.— 

(1) The board of directors is the governing body of the corporation. The powers, duties, and responsibilities of the board are as provided in the constitution and bylaws of the corporation.
(2) The number of directors is as provided in the constitution of the corporation. Their manner of selection (including the filling of vacancies) and their term of office are as provided in the constitution and bylaws.
(b) Officers.— 

(1) The officers of the corporation are a chairman of the board of directors, a president, one or more vice presidents as provided in the constitution and bylaws, a secretary, a treasurer, and one or more assistant secretaries and assistant treasurers as provided in the constitution and bylaws.
(2) The manner of election, term of office, and duties of the officers are as provided in the constitution and bylaws.

36 USC 31105 - Powers

The corporation may
(1) adopt and amend a constitution and bylaws for the management of its property and the regulation of its affairs;
(2) adopt and alter a corporate seal;
(3) choose officers, managers, agents, and employees as the activities of the corporation require;
(4) make contracts;
(5) acquire, own, lease, encumber, and transfer property as necessary or convenient to carry out the purposes of the corporation;
(6) borrow money, issue instruments of indebtedness, and secure its obligations by granting security interests in its property; and
(7) sue and be sued.

36 USC 31106 - Restrictions

(a) Stock and Dividends.— 
The corporation may not issue stock or declare or pay a dividend.
(b) Political Activities.— 
The corporation or a director or officer as such may not contribute to, support, or assist a political party or candidate for public office.
(c) Distribution of Income or Assets.— 
The income or assets of the corporation may not inure to the benefit of, or be distributed to, a director, officer, or member as such during the life of the corporation or on its dissolution or final liquidation. This subsection does not prevent the payment of compensation to an officer in an amount approved by the board of directors.
(d) Loans.— 
The corporation may not make a loan or advance to a director, officer, or employee. Directors who vote for or assent to making a loan or advance to a director, officer, or employee, and officers who participate in making the loan or advance, are jointly and severally liable to the corporation for the amount of the loan or advance until it is repaid.

36 USC 31107 - Principal office

The principal office of the corporation shall be in New York, New York, or another place decided by the board of directors. However, the activities of the corporation are not confined to the place where the principal office is located but may be conducted throughout the States, territories, and possessions of the United States.

36 USC 31108 - Records and inspection

(a) Records.— 
The corporation shall keep
(1) correct and complete records of account;
(2) minutes of the proceedings of its members, board of directors, and committees having any of the authority of its board of directors; and
(3) at its principal office, a record of the names and addresses of its members entitled to vote.
(b) Inspection.— 
A member entitled to vote, or an agent or attorney of the member, may inspect the records of the corporation for any proper purpose, at any reasonable time.

36 USC 31109 - Service of process

The corporation shall have a designated agent in the District of Columbia to receive service of process for the corporation. Notice to or service on the agent, or mailed to the business address of the agent, is notice to or service on the corporation.

36 USC 31110 - Liability for acts of officers and agents

The corporation is liable for the acts of its officers and agents acting within the scope of their authority.

36 USC 31111 - Distribution of assets on dissolution or final liquidation

On dissolution or final liquidation of the corporation, any assets remaining after the discharge of all liabilities shall be distributed as provided by the board of directors, but in compliance with the constitution and bylaws of the corporation.

TITLE 36 - US CODE - CHAPTER 401 - CATHOLIC WAR VETERANS OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, INCORPORATED

36 USC 40101 - Definition

For purposes of this chapter, State includes the District of Columbia and the territories and possessions of the United States.

36 USC 40102 - Organization

(a) Federal Charter.— 
Catholic War Veterans of the United States of America, Incorporated (in this chapter, the corporation), incorporated in New York, is a federally chartered corporation.
(b) Expiration of Charter.— 
If the corporation does not comply with any provision of this chapter, the charter granted by this chapter expires.

36 USC 40103 - Purposes

The purposes of the corporation are as provided in the articles of incorporation and include a continuing commitment, on a national basis, to
(1) preserve, protect, and defend the Constitution of the United States and the laws of the States;
(2) commemorate the wars, campaigns, and military actions of the United States to reflect profound respect, high honor, and great tribute on the glorious dead and the surviving veterans of those wars, campaigns, and actions and to give all Americans a greater understanding of and appreciation for the sacrifices of those who participated in them for all Americans;
(3) stimulate to the highest degree possible the interests of the entire Nation in the problems of veterans, their widows, and orphans;
(4) cooperate to the fullest extent and in a harmonious manner with all veterans organizations in common projects designed to serve the interests of all veterans of all wars in which the United States has participated;
(5) collate, preserve, and encourage the study of historical episodes, chronicles, mementos, and events pertaining to the wars, campaigns, and military actions of the United States;
(6) inculcate an enduring love of country, a deep and abiding sense of patriotism, and a profound commitment to Americanism among all the people of the United States;
(7) encourage, among the youth of our Nation, respect for our national flag, our anthem, and the traditions of America;
(8) preserve the freedoms of all the people, national peace, prosperity, tranquility, good will, the permanence of free institutions, and the defense of the United States;
(9) foster the association of veterans of the Catholic faith who have served in the Armed Forces of the United States;
(10) encourage morality in government, labor, management, economic, social, fraternal, and all other phases of American life;
(11) promote the realization that the family is the basic unit of society;
(12) increase our love, honor, and service to God and to our fellow man without regard to race, creed, color, or national origin; and
(13) function as a veterans and patriotic organization as authorized by the laws of each State in which it is incorporated.

36 USC 40104 - Membership

Eligibility for membership in the corporation and the rights and privileges of members are as provided in the bylaws.

36 USC 40105 - Governing body

(a) Board of Directors.— 
The board of directors and the responsibilities of the board are as provided in the articles of incorporation.
(b) Officers.— 
The officers and the election of officers are as provided in the articles of incorporation.

36 USC 40106 - Powers

The corporation has only the powers provided in its bylaws and articles of incorporation filed in each State in which it is incorporated.

36 USC 40107 - Restrictions

(a) Stock and Dividends.— 
The corporation may not issue stock or declare or pay a dividend.
(b) Distribution of Income or Assets.— 
The income or assets of the corporation may not inure to the benefit of, or be distributed to, a director, officer, or member during the life of the charter granted by this chapter. This subsection does not prevent the payment of reasonable compensation to an officer or employee in an amount approved by the board of directors.
(c) Loans.— 
The corporation may not make a loan to a director, officer, or employee.
(d) Claim of Governmental Approval or Authorization.— 
The corporation may not claim congressional approval or the authority of the United States Government for any of its activities.

36 USC 40108 - Duty to maintain tax-exempt status

The corporation shall maintain its status as an organization exempt from taxation under the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 (26 U.S.C. 1 et seq.).

36 USC 40109 - Records and inspection

(a) Records.— 
The corporation shall keep
(1) correct and complete records of account;
(2) minutes of the proceedings of its members, board of directors, and committees having any of the authority of its board of directors; and
(3) at its principal office, a record of the names and addresses of its members entitled to vote.
(b) Inspection.— 
A member entitled to vote, or an agent or attorney of the member, may inspect the records of the corporation for any proper purpose, at any reasonable time.

36 USC 40110 - Service of process

The corporation shall comply with the law on service of process of each State in which it is incorporated and each State in which it carries on activities.

36 USC 40111 - Liability for acts of officers and agents

The corporation is liable for the acts of its officers and agents acting within the scope of their authority.

36 USC 40112 - Annual report

The corporation shall submit an annual report to Congress on the activities of the corporation during the prior fiscal year. The report shall be submitted at the same time as the report of the audit required by section 10101 of this title. The report may not be printed as a public document.

TITLE 36 - US CODE - CHAPTER 403 - CIVIL AIR PATROL

36 USC 40301 - Organization

(a) Federal Charter.— 
Civil Air Patrol (in this chapter, the corporation) is a federally chartered corporation.
(b) Perpetual Existence.— 
Except as otherwise provided, the corporation has perpetual existence.

36 USC 40302 - Purposes

The purposes of the corporation are as follows:
(1) To provide an organization to
(A) encourage and aid citizens of the United States in contributing their efforts, services, and resources in developing aviation and in maintaining air supremacy; and
(B) encourage and develop by example the voluntary contribution of private citizens to the public welfare.
(2) To provide aviation education and training especially to its senior and cadet members.
(3) To encourage and foster civil aviation in local communities.
(4) To provide an organization of private citizens with adequate facilities to assist in meeting local and national emergencies.
(5) To assist the Department of the Air Force in fulfilling its noncombat programs and missions.

36 USC 40303 - Membership and governing body

(a) Membership.— 
Eligibility for membership in the corporation and the rights and privileges of members are as provided in the constitution and bylaws of the corporation.
(b) Governing Body.— 
The Civil Air Patrol has a Board of Governors. The composition and responsibilities of the Board of Governors are set forth in section 9447 of title 10.

36 USC 40304 - Powers

The corporation may
(1) adopt and amend a constitution, bylaws, and regulations;
(2) adopt and alter a corporate seal;
(3) establish and maintain offices in the District of Columbia and the States, territories, and possessions of the United States to conduct its affairs;
(4) acquire, own, lease, encumber, and transfer property as necessary to carry out the purposes of the corporation;
(5) sue and be sued; and
(6) do any other act necessary and proper to carry out the purposes of the corporation.

36 USC 40305 - Restrictions

The corporation may not engage in business for profit or issue stock.

36 USC 40306 - Exclusive right to name, insignia, copyrights, emblems, badges, marks, and words

The corporation has the exclusive right to use the name Civil Air Patrol and all insignia, copyrights, emblems, badges, descriptive or designating marks, words, and phrases the corporation adopts. This section does not affect any vested rights.

36 USC 40307 - Annual report

The corporation shall submit an annual report to Congress on the activities of the corporation during the prior fiscal year.

TITLE 36 - US CODE - CHAPTER 405 - CONGRESSIONAL MEDAL OF HONOR SOCIETY OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

36 USC 40501 - Organization

(a) Federal Charter.— 
Congressional Medal of Honor Society of the United States of America (in this chapter, the corporation) is a federally chartered corporation.
(b) Place of Incorporation and Domicile.— 
The corporation is declared to be incorporated and domiciled in the District of Columbia.
(c) Perpetual Existence.— 
Except as otherwise provided, the corporation has perpetual existence.

36 USC 40502 - Purposes

The purposes of the corporation are
(1) to form a bond of friendship and comradeship among all holders of the Medal of Honor as presented by Congress;
(2) to protect, uphold, and preserve the dignity and honor of the medal at all times and on all occasions;
(3) to protect the name of the medal and individual holders of the medal from exploitation;
(4) to provide appropriate aid to all persons to whom the medal has been awarded, their widows, or their children;
(5) to serve our country in peace as in war;
(6) to inspire and stimulate our youth to become worthy citizens of our country; and
(7) to foster and perpetuate Americanism.

36 USC 40503 - Membership

(a) Eligibility.— 
An individual who has been awarded the Medal of Honor as presented by Congress is eligible for membership in the corporation. An honorary membership may not be granted.
(b) Voting.— 
Each member has one vote on each matter submitted to a vote at a meeting of the members. The vote may be cast in person or by proxy.

36 USC 40504 - Governing body

(a) Board of Directors.— 

(1) The board of directors is the governing body of the corporation. The board may exercise, or provide for the exercise of, the powers of the corporation.
(2) The number of directors, their manner of election (including the filling of vacancies), and their term of office are as provided in the bylaws. However, the board shall have at least 9 directors.
(3) The board shall meet at least annually. Each director has one vote on matters decided by the board.
(4) The president of the corporation is the chairman of the board.
(b) Officers.— 

(1) The officers of the corporation are a president, an executive vice president, a secretary, a treasurer, and 6 regional vice presidents as provided in the bylaws. The offices of secretary and treasurer may be combined and held by the same individual, but an individual holding those combined offices has only one vote as a director.
(2) The manner of election, term of office, duties, and powers of the officers are as provided in the bylaws.

36 USC 40505 - Powers

The corporation may
(1) adopt and amend a constitution and bylaws for the management of its property and the regulation of its affairs;
(2) adopt and alter a corporate seal;
(3) choose officers, managers, and agents as the activities of the corporation require;
(4) charge and collect membership dues;
(5) make contracts;
(6) acquire, own, lease, encumber, and transfer property as necessary or convenient to carry out the purposes of the corporation;
(7) borrow money, issue instruments of indebtedness, and secure its obligations by granting security interests in its property;
(8) sue and be sued; and
(9) do any other act necessary and proper to carry out the purposes of the corporation.

36 USC 40506 - Restrictions

(a) Stock and Dividends.— 
The corporation may not issue stock or declare or pay a dividend.
(b) Political Activities.— 
The corporation or a director or officer as such may not contribute to, support, or participate in any political activity or in any manner attempt to influence legislation.
(c) Distribution of Income or Assets.— 
The income or assets of the corporation may not inure to the benefit of, or be distributed to, a director, officer, or member as such during the life of the corporation or on its dissolution or final liquidation. This subsection does not prevent the payment of
(1) expenses of officers of the corporation in amounts approved by the board of directors; or
(2) appropriate aid to individuals to whom the Medal of Honor has been awarded, their widows, or their children, to carry out the purposes of the corporation.
(d) Loans.— 
The corporation may not make a loan to a director, officer, or employee. Directors and officers who vote for or assent to making a loan to a director, officer, or employee, and officers who participate in making the loan, are jointly and severally liable to the corporation for the amount of the loan until it is repaid.

36 USC 40507 - Principal office

The principal office of the corporation shall be in the District of Columbia or another place decided by the board of directors. However, the activities of the corporation are not confined to the place where the principal office is located but may be conducted throughout the States, territories, and possessions of the United States.

36 USC 40508 - Records and inspection

(a) Records.— 
The corporation shall keep
(1) correct and complete records of account;
(2) minutes of the proceedings of its members, board of directors, and committees having any of the authority of its board of directors; and
(3) at its principal office, a record of the names and addresses of its members entitled to vote.
(b) Inspection.— 
A member entitled to vote, or an agent or attorney of the member, may inspect the records of the corporation for any proper purpose, at any reasonable time.

36 USC 40509 - Service of process

The corporation shall have a designated agent in the District of Columbia to receive service of process for the corporation. Notice to or service on the agent, or mailed to the business address of the agent, is notice to or service on the corporation.

36 USC 40510 - Liability

(a) Liability of Corporation.— 
The corporation is liable for the acts of its officers and agents acting within the scope of their authority.
(b) Immunity of Individuals.— 
A member or private individual is not liable for the obligations of the corporation.

36 USC 40511 - Distribution of assets on dissolution or final liquidation

On dissolution or final liquidation of the corporation, any assets remaining after the discharge of all liabilities shall be distributed as provided by the board of directors, but in compliance with the bylaws.

TITLE 36 - US CODE - CHAPTER 407 - CORPORATION FOR THE PROMOTION OF RIFLE PRACTICE AND FIREARMS SAFETY

TITLE 36 - US CODE - SUBCHAPTER I - CORPORATION

36 USC 40701 - Organization

(a) Federal Charter.— 
Corporation for the Promotion of Rifle Practice and Firearms Safety (in this chapter, the corporation) is a federally chartered corporation.
(b) Non-Governmental Status.— 
The corporation is a private corporation, not a department, agency, or instrumentality of the United States Government. An officer or employee of the corporation is not an officer or employee of the Government.

36 USC 40702 - Governing body

(a) Board of Directors.— 

(1) The board of directors is the governing body of the corporation. The board of directors may adopt bylaws, policies, and procedures for the corporation and may take any other action that it considers necessary for the management and operation of the corporation.
(2) The board shall have at least 9 directors.
(3) The term of office of a director is 2 years. A director may be reappointed.
(4) A vacancy on the board of directors shall be filled by a majority vote of the remaining directors.
(b) Director of Civilian Marksmanship.— 

(1) The board of directors shall appoint the Director of Civilian Marksmanship.
(2) The Director is responsible for
(A) the daily operation of the corporation; and
(B) the duties of the corporation under subchapter II of this chapter.

36 USC 40703 - Powers

The corporation may
(1) adopt, use, and alter a corporate seal, which shall be judicially noticed;
(2) make contracts;
(3) acquire, own, lease, encumber, and transfer property as necessary or convenient to carry out the activities of the corporation;
(4) incur and pay obligations;
(5) charge fees to cover the corporations costs in carrying out the Civilian Marksmanship Program; and
(6) do any other act necessary and proper to carry out the activities of the corporation.

36 USC 40704 - Restrictions

(a) Profit.— 
The corporation may not operate for profit.
(b) Use of Amounts Collected.— 
Amounts collected under section 40703 (3) and (5) of this title, including proceeds from the sale of firearms, ammunition, repair parts, and other supplies, may be used only to support the Civilian Marksmanship Program.

36 USC 40705 - Duty to maintain tax-exempt status

The corporation shall be operated in a manner and for purposes that qualify the corporation for exemption from taxation under section 501(a) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 (26 U.S.C. 501 (a)) as an organization described in section 501(c)(3) of that Code (26 U.S.C. 501 (c)(3)).

36 USC 40706 - Distribution of assets on dissolution

(a) Secretary of the Army.— 
On dissolution of the corporation, title to the following items, and the right to possess the items, vest in the Secretary of the Army
(1) firearms stored at Defense Distribution Depot, Anniston, Anniston, Alabama on the date of dissolution.
(2) M16 rifles under control of the corporation.
(3) trophies received from the National Board for the Promotion of Rifle Practice through the date of dissolution.
(b) Tax-Exempt Organizations.— 

(1) On dissolution of the corporation, an asset not described in subsection (a) of this section may be distributed to an organization that
(A) is exempt from taxation under section 501(a) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 (26 U.S.C. 501 (a)) as an organization described in section 501(c)(3) of that Code (26 U.S.C. 501 (c)(3)); and
(B) performs functions similar to the functions described in section 40722 of this title.
(2) An asset distributed under this subsection may not be distributed to an individual.
(c) Treasury.— 
On dissolution of the corporation, any asset not distributed under subsection (a) or (b) of this section shall be sold and the proceeds shall be deposited in the Treasury.

36 USC 40707 - Nonapplication of audit requirements

The audit requirements of section 10101 of this title do not apply to the corporation.

TITLE 36 - US CODE - SUBCHAPTER II - CIVILIAN MARKSMANSHIP PROGRAM

36 USC 40721 - Responsibility of corporation

The corporation shall supervise and control the Civilian Marksmanship Program.

36 USC 40722 - Functions

The functions of the Civilian Marksmanship Program are
(1) to instruct citizens of the United States in marksmanship;
(2) to promote practice and safety in the use of firearms;
(3) to conduct competitions in the use of firearms and to award trophies, prizes, badges, and other insignia to competitors;
(4) to secure and account for firearms, ammunition, and other equipment for which the corporation is responsible;
(5) to issue, loan, or sell firearms, ammunition, repair parts, and other supplies under sections 40731 and 40732 of this title; and
(6) to procure necessary supplies and services to carry out the Program.

36 USC 40723 - Eligibility for participation

(a) Certification.— 

(1) An individual shall certify by affidavit, before participating in an activity sponsored or supported by the corporation, that the individual
(A) has not been convicted of a felony;
(B) has not been convicted of a violation of section 922 of title 18; and
(C) is not a member of an organization that advocates the violent overthrow of the United States Government.
(2) The Director of Civilian Marksmanship may require an individual to provide certification from law enforcement agencies to verify that the individual has not been convicted of a felony or a violation of section 922 of title 18.
(b) Ineligibility.— 
An individual may not participate in an activity sponsored or supported by the corporation if the individual
(1) has been convicted of a felony; or
(2) has been convicted of a violation of section 922 of title 18.
(c) Limiting Participation.— 
The Director may limit participation in the program as necessary to ensure
(1) the safety of participants;
(2) the security of firearms, ammunition, and equipment; and
(3) the quality of instruction in the use of firearms.

36 USC 40724 - Priority of youth participation

In carrying out the Civilian Marksmanship Program, the corporation shall give priority to activities that benefit firearms safety, training, and competition for youth and that reach as many youth participants as possible.

36 USC 40725 - National Matches and small-arms firing school

(a) Annual Competition.— 
An annual competition called the National Matches and consisting of rifle and pistol matches for a national trophy, medals, and other prizes shall be held as prescribed by the Secretary of the Army.
(b) Eligible Participants.— 
The National Matches are open to members of the Armed Forces, National Guard, Reserve Officers Training Corps, Air Force Reserve Officers Training Corps, Citizens Military Training Camps, Citizens Air Training Camps, and rifle clubs, and to civilians.
(c) Small-Arms Firing School.— 
A small-arms firing school shall be held in connection with the National Matches.
(d) Other Competitions.— 
Competitions for which trophies and medals are provided by the National Rifle Association of America shall be held in connection with the National Matches.

36 USC 40726 - Allowances for junior competitors

(a) Definition.— 
In this section, a junior competitor is a competitor at the National Matches, a small-arms firing school, a competition in connection with the National Matches, or a special clinic under section 40725 of this title who is
(1) less than 18 years of age; or
(2) a member of a gun club organized for the students of a college or university.
(b) Subsistence Allowance.— 
A junior competitor may be paid a subsistence allowance in an amount prescribed by the Secretary of the Army.
(c) Travel Allowance.— 
A junior competitor may be paid a travel allowance in an amount prescribed by the Secretary instead of travel expenses and subsistence while traveling. The travel allowance for the return trip may be paid in advance.

36 USC 40727 - Army support

(a) Logistical Support.— 
The Secretary of the Army shall provide logistical support to the Civilian Marksmanship Program for competitions and other activities. The corporation shall reimburse the Secretary for incremental direct costs incurred in providing logistical support. The reimbursements shall be credited to the appropriations account of the Department of the Army that is charged to provide the logistical support.
(b) National Matches.— 

(1) The National Matches may be held at Department of Defense facilities where the National Matches were held before February 10, 1996.
(2) The Secretary shall provide, without cost to the corporation, members of the National Guard and Army Reserve to support the National Matches as part of the annual training under title 10 and title 32.
(c) Regulations.— 
The Secretary shall prescribe regulations to carry out this section.

36 USC 40728 - Transfer of firearms, ammunition, and parts

(a) Required Transfers.— 
In accordance with subsection (b) of this section, the Secretary of the Army shall transfer to the corporation all firearms and ammunition that, on February 9, 1996, were under the control of the director of civilian marksmanship (as that position existed under section 4307 of title 10 on February 9, 1996), including
(1) all firearms on loan to affiliated clubs and State associations;
(2) all firearms in the possession of the Civilian Marksmanship Support Detachment; and
(3) all M1 Garand and caliber .22 rimfire rifles stored at Defense Distribution Depot, Anniston, Anniston, Alabama.
(b) Time for Transfers.— 
The Secretary shall transfer firearms and ammunition under subsection (a) of this section as and when necessary to enable the corporation
(1) to issue or loan firearms or ammunition under section 40731 of this title; or
(2) to sell firearms or ammunition under section 40732 of this title.
(c) Vesting of Title in Transferred Items.— 
Title to an item transferred to the corporation under this section shall vest in the corporation
(1) on the issuance of the item to an eligible recipient under section 40731 of this title; or
(2) immediately before the corporation delivers the item to a purchaser in accordance with a contract for sale of the item that is authorized under section 40732 of this title.
(d) Storage of Firearms.— 
Firearms stored at Defense Distribution Depot, Anniston, Anniston, Alabama, before February 10, 1996, and used for the Civilian Marksmanship Program (as that program existed under section 4308 (e) of title 10 before February 10, 1996), shall remain at that facility or another storage facility designated by the Secretary, without cost to the corporation, until the firearms are issued, loaned, or sold by the corporation, or otherwise transferred to the corporation.
(e) Discretionary Transfer of Parts.— 
The Secretary may transfer from the inventory of the Department of the Army to the corporation any part from a rifle designated to be demilitarized.
(f) Limitation on Demilitarization of M–1 Rifles.— 
After February 10, 1996, the Secretary may not demilitarize an M1 Garand rifle in the inventory of the Army unless the Defense Logistics Agency decides the rifle is unserviceable.
(g) Cost of Transfers.— 
A transfer of firearms, ammunition, or parts to the corporation under this section shall be made without cost to the corporation, except that the corporation shall assume the cost of preparation and transportation of firearms and ammunition transferred under this section.

36 USC 40728A - Recovery of excess firearms, ammunition, and parts granted to foreign countries and transfer to corporation

(a) Authority to Recover.— 
The Secretary of the Army may recover from any country to which rifles, ammunition, repair parts, or other supplies described in section 40731 (a) of this title are furnished on a grant basis under the conditions imposed by section 505 of the Foreign Assistance Act of 1961 (22 U.S.C. 2314) any such rifles, ammunition, repair parts, or supplies that become excess to the needs of such country.
(b) Cost of Recovery.— 

(1) Except as provided in paragraph (2), the cost of recovery of any rifles, ammunition, repair parts, or supplies under subsection (a) shall be treated as incremental direct costs incurred in providing logistical support to the corporation for which reimbursement shall be required as provided in section 40727 (a) of this title.
(2) The Secretary may require the corporation to pay costs of recovery described in paragraph (1) in advance of incurring such costs. Amounts so paid shall not be subject to the provisions of section 3302 of title 31, but shall be administered in accordance with the last sentence of section 40727 (a) of this title.
(c) Availability for Transfer to Corporation.— 
Any rifles, ammunition, repair parts, or supplies recovered under subsection (a) shall be available for transfer to the corporation in accordance with section 40728 of this title under such additional terms and conditions as the Secretary shall prescribe for purposes of this section.

36 USC 40729 - Reservation of firearms, ammunition, and parts

(a) Reservation.— 
The Secretary of the Army shall reserve for the corporation
(1) firearms described in section 40728 (a) of this title;
(2) ammunition for firearms described in 40728(a) of this title;
(3) M16 rifles held by the Department of the Army on February 10, 1996, and used to support the small-arms firing school; and
(4) parts from, and other supplies for, surplus caliber .30 and caliber .22 rimfire rifles.
(b) Exception.— 
This section does not supersede the authority provided in section 1208 of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Years 1990 and 1991 (Public Law 101189; 10 U.S.C. 372 note ).

36 USC 40730 - Surplus property

The corporation may obtain surplus property from the Defense Reutilization Marketing Service to carry out the Civilian Marksmanship Program. A transfer of property to the corporation under this section shall be made without cost to the corporation.

36 USC 40731 - Issuance or loan of firearms and supplies

(a) Issuance or Loan.— 
For purposes of training and competition, the corporation may issue or loan, with or without charges to recover administrative costs, caliber .22 rimfire and caliber .30 surplus rifles, air rifles, caliber .22 and .30 ammunition, repair parts, and other supplies necessary for activities related to the Civilian Marksmanship Program to
(1) organizations affiliated with the corporation that provide firearms training to youth;
(2) the Boy Scouts of America;
(3) 4H Clubs;
(4) the Future Farmers of America; and
(5) other youth oriented organizations.
(b) Security of Firearms.— 
The corporation shall ensure adequate oversight and accountability for firearms issued or loaned under this section. The corporation shall prescribe procedures for the security of issued or loaned firearms in accordance with United States, State, and local laws.

36 USC 40732 - Sale of firearms and supplies

(a) Affiliated Organizations.— 
The corporation may sell, at fair market value, caliber .22 rimfire and caliber .30 surplus rifles, air rifles, caliber .22 and .30 ammunition, repair parts, and other supplies to organizations affiliated with the corporation that provide training in the use of firearms.
(b) Gun Club Members.— 

(1) The corporation may sell, at fair market value, caliber .22 rimfire and caliber .30 surplus rifles, ammunition, repair parts and other supplies necessary for target practice to a citizen of the United States who is over 18 years of age and who is a member of a gun club affiliated with the corporation.
(2) Except as provided in section 40733 of this title, sales under this subsection are subject to applicable United States, State, and local law. In addition to any other requirement, the corporation shall establish procedures to obtain a criminal records check of the individual with United States Government and State law enforcement agencies.
(c) Limitation on Sales.— 

(1) The corporation may not sell a repair part designed to convert a firearm to fire in a fully automatic mode.
(2) The corporation may not sell any item to an individual who has been convicted of
(A) a felony; or
(B) a violation of section 922 of title 18.

36 USC 40733 - Applicability of other law

Section 922 (a)(1)(3) and (5) of title 18 does not apply to the shipment, transportation, receipt, transfer, sale, issuance, loan, or delivery by the corporation, of an item that the corporation is authorized to issue, loan, sell, or receive under this chapter.

TITLE 36 - US CODE - CHAPTER 501 - DAUGHTERS OF UNION VETERANS OF THE CIVIL WAR 18611865

36 USC 50101 - Definition

For purposes of this chapter, State includes the District of Columbia and the territories and possessions of the United States.

36 USC 50102 - Organization

(a) Federal Charter.— 
Daughters of Union Veterans of the Civil War 18611865 (in this chapter, the corporation), a nonprofit corporation incorporated in Ohio, is a federally chartered corporation.
(b) Expiration of Charter.— 
If the corporation does not comply with any provision of this chapter, the charter granted by this chapter expires.

36 USC 50103 - Purposes

(a) Provided in Articles of Incorporation.— 
The purposes of the corporation are as provided in the articles of incorporation.
(b) Perpetuating Memories.— 
To perpetuate the memories of the fathers of the Daughters of Union Veterans of the Civil War 18611865, their loyalty to the Union, and their unselfish sacrifices for the preservation of the Union, the purposes of the corporation also include
(1) encouraging the preservation of historic sites and the construction and preservation of monuments commemorating any aspect of the Civil War;
(2) building and maintaining a Museum of Civil War History, admission to which shall be free and open to the public, in the city of Springfield, Illinois, as a repository of Civil War documents, artifacts, and cultural relics;
(3) maintaining a library in connection with the Civil War museum, admission to which shall be open to the public, containing the official volumes of the War of the Rebellion Records, Civil War genealogical files, Adjutant General reports of the various States, military and biographical records and accounts of the individual service of Union soldiers, sailors, and marines, diaries, letters, relics, and other records;
(4) promulgating and teaching American history, particularly the history of the Civil War period, through the establishment of scholarship programs at the national and State levels, the presentation of American flags to youth groups and newly naturalized citizens, and the sponsorship of contests of educational merit;
(5) caring for veterans of all wars through volunteer programs in Department of Veterans Affairs medical centers and in homes and other institutions maintained by the States for the welfare of American veterans; and
(6) participating, in a spirit of cooperation and reciprocity, in programs with other societies devoted to American history, veterans affairs, or community interests.
(c) Veterans’ and Patriotic Organization.— 
The corporation shall function as a veterans and patriotic organization as authorized by the laws of each State in which it is incorporated.

36 USC 50104 - Membership

Eligibility for membership in the corporation and the rights and privileges of members are as provided in the constitution and bylaws of the corporation.

36 USC 50105 - Governing body

(a) Board of Directors.— 
The board of directors and the responsibilities of the board are as provided in the articles of incorporation.
(b) Officers.— 
The officers and the election of officers are as provided in the articles of incorporation.

36 USC 50106 - Powers

The corporation has only the powers provided in its bylaws and articles of incorporation filed in each State in which it is incorporated.

36 USC 50107 - Restrictions

(a) Stock and Dividends.— 
The corporation may not issue stock or declare or pay a dividend.
(b) Political Activities.— 
The corporation or a director or officer as such may not contribute to, support, or participate in any political activity or in any manner attempt to influence legislation.
(c) Distribution of Income or Assets.— 
The income or assets of the corporation may not inure to the benefit of, or be distributed to, a director, officer, or member during the life of the charter granted by this chapter. This subsection does not prevent the payment of reasonable compensation to an officer or reimbursement for actual necessary expenses in amounts approved by the board of directors.
(d) Loans.— 
The corporation may not make a loan to a director, officer, or employee.
(e) Claim of Governmental Approval or Authorization.— 
The corporation may not claim congressional approval or the authority of the United States Government for any of its activities.

36 USC 50108 - Duty to maintain tax-exempt status

The corporation shall maintain its status as an organization exempt from taxation under the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 (26 U.S.C. 1 et seq.). If the corporation does not maintain that status, the charter granted by this chapter expires.

36 USC 50109 - Records and inspection

(a) Records.— 
The corporation shall keep
(1) correct and complete records of account;
(2) minutes of the proceedings of its members, board of directors, and committees having any of the authority of its board of directors; and
(3) at its principal office, a record of the names and addresses of its members entitled to vote.
(b) Inspection.— 
A member entitled to vote, or an agent or attorney of the member, may inspect the records of the corporation for any proper purpose, at any reasonable time.

36 USC 50110 - Service of process

The corporation shall comply with the law on service of process of each State in which it is incorporated and each State in which it carries on activities.

36 USC 50111 - Liability for acts of officers and agents

The corporation is liable for the acts of its officers and agents acting within the scope of their authority.

36 USC 50112 - Annual report

The corporation shall submit an annual report to Congress on the activities of the corporation during the prior fiscal year. The report shall be submitted at the same time as the report of the audit required by section 10101 of this title. The report may not be printed as a public document.

TITLE 36 - US CODE - CHAPTER 503 - DISABLED AMERICAN VETERANS

36 USC 50301 - Organization

(a) Federal Charter.— 
Disabled American Veterans (in this chapter, the corporation) is a federally chartered corporation.
(b) Perpetual Existence.— 
Except as otherwise provided, the corporation has perpetual existence.

36 USC 50302 - Purposes

The purposes of the corporation are
(1) to uphold and maintain the Constitution and laws of the United States;
(2) to realize the true American ideals and aims for which those eligible to membership fought;
(3) to advance the interests, and work for the betterment, of all wounded, injured, and disabled American veterans;
(4) to cooperate with the Department of Veterans Affairs and all other public and private agencies devoted to the cause of improving and advancing the condition, health, and interests of all wounded, injured, and disabled veterans;
(5) to stimulate a feeling of mutual devotion, helpfulness, and comradeship among all wounded, injured, and disabled veterans;
(6) to serve our comrades, our communities, and our country; and
(7) to encourage in all people that spirit of understanding which will guard against future wars.

36 USC 50303 - Membership

(a) Eligibility.— 
An individual is eligible for membership in the corporation if the individual
(1) 
(A) was wounded, gassed, injured, or disabled in the line of duty during time of war while in the service of the military or naval forces of the United States; and
(B) was honorably discharged or separated from that service or is still in active service in the Armed Forces of the United States; or
(2) 
(A) was disabled while serving with any of the Armed Forces of a country associated with the United States as an ally during any of its war periods;
(B) is a citizen of the United States; and
(C) was honorably discharged.
(b) No Honorary Memberships.— 
An honorary membership may not be granted.

36 USC 50304 - Powers

The corporation may
(1) adopt a constitution, bylaws, and regulations to carry out the purposes of the corporation;
(2) adopt and alter a corporate seal;
(3) adopt emblems and badges;
(4) establish and maintain offices to conduct its activities;
(5) establish State and territorial organizations and local chapter or post organizations;
(6) acquire, own, lease, encumber, and transfer property as necessary to carry out the purposes of the corporation;
(7) publish a newspaper and other publications devoted to the purposes of the corporation;
(8) sue and be sued; and
(9) do any other act necessary or proper to carry out the purposes of the corporation.

36 USC 50305 - Exclusive right to name

The corporation and its State and local subdivisions have the exclusive right to use the name Disabled American Veterans.

36 USC 50306 - Restrictions

The corporation shall be nonpolitical and nonsectarian, and may not promote the candidacy of an individual seeking public office.

36 USC 50307 - Service of process

As a condition to the exercise of any power or privilege granted by this chapter, the corporation shall file, with the secretary of state or other designated official of each State in which a chapter is organized, the name and address of an agent in that State on whom legal process or demands against the corporation may be served.

36 USC 50308 - Annual report

Not later than January 1 of each year, the corporation shall submit a report to Congress on the activities of the corporation during the prior fiscal year.

TITLE 36 - US CODE - CHAPTER 601 - 82ND AIRBORNE DIVISION ASSOCIATION, INCORPORATED

36 USC 60101 - Definition

For purposes of this chapter, State includes the District of Columbia and the territories and possessions of the United States.

36 USC 60102 - Organization

(a) Federal Charter.— 
82nd Airborne Division Association, Incorporated (in this chapter, the corporation), a nonprofit corporation incorporated in Illinois, is a federally chartered corporation.
(b) Expiration of Charter.— 
If the corporation does not comply with any provision of this chapter, the charter granted by this chapter expires.

36 USC 60103 - Purposes

The purposes of the corporation are as provided in the articles of incorporation and include
(1) perpetuating the memory of members of the 82nd Airborne Division who fought and died for this country;
(2) furthering the common bond between retired and active members of the 82nd Airborne Division;
(3) providing educational assistance in the form of college scholarships and grants to the qualified children of current and former members of the 82nd Airborne Division;
(4) promoting civic and patriotic activities; and
(5) promoting the indispensable role of airborne defense to the national security of the United States.

36 USC 60104 - Membership

(a) Eligibility.— 
Except as provided in this chapter, eligibility for membership in the corporation and the rights and privileges of members are as provided in the constitution and bylaws of the corporation.
(b) Nondiscrimination.— 
The terms of membership may not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, disability, or national origin.

36 USC 60105 - Governing body

(a) Board of Directors.— 
The board of directors and the responsibilities of the board are as provided in the articles of incorporation.
(b) Officers.— 
The officers and the election of officers are as provided in the articles of incorporation.
(c) Nondiscrimination.— 
The requirements for holding office in the corporation may not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, disability, or national origin.

36 USC 60106 - Powers

The corporation has only the powers provided in its bylaws and articles of incorporation filed in each State in which it is incorporated.

36 USC 60107 - Restrictions

(a) Stock and Dividends.— 
The corporation may not issue stock or declare or pay a dividend.
(b) Political Activities.— 
The corporation or a director or officer as such may not contribute to, support, or participate in any political activity or in any manner attempt to influence legislation.
(c) Distribution of Income or Assets.— 
The income or assets of the corporation may not inure to the benefit of, or be distributed to, a director, officer, or member during the life of the charter granted by this chapter. This subsection does not prevent the payment of reasonable compensation to an officer or reimbursement for actual and necessary expenses in amounts approved by the board of directors.
(d) Loans.— 
The corporation may not make a loan to a director, officer, or employee.
(e) Claim of Governmental Approval or Authorization.— 
The corporation may not claim congressional approval or the authority of the United States Government for any of its activities.

36 USC 60108 - Duty to maintain tax-exempt status

The corporation shall maintain its status as an organization exempt from taxation under the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 (26 U.S.C. 1 et seq.).

36 USC 60109 - Records and inspection

(a) Records.— 
The corporation shall keep
(1) correct and complete records of account;
(2) minutes of the proceedings of its members, board of directors, and committees having any of the authority of its board of directors; and
(3) at its principal office, a record of the names and addresses of its members entitled to vote.
(b) Inspection.— 
A member entitled to vote, or an agent or attorney of the member, may inspect the records of the corporation for any proper purpose, at any reasonable time.

36 USC 60110 - Service of process

The corporation shall comply with the law on service of process of each State in which it is incorporated and each State in which it carries on activities.

36 USC 60111 - Liability for acts of officers and agents

The corporation is liable for the acts of its officers and agents acting within the scope of their authority.

36 USC 60112 - Annual report

The corporation shall submit an annual report to Congress on the activities of the corporation during the prior fiscal year. The report shall be submitted at the same time as the report of the audit required by section 10101 of this title. The report may not be printed as a public document.

TITLE 36 - US CODE - CHAPTER 701 - FLEET RESERVE ASSOCIATION

36 USC 70101 - Definition

For purposes of this chapter, State includes the District of Columbia and the territories and possessions of the United States.

36 USC 70102 - Organization

(a) Federal Charter.— 
Fleet Reserve Association (in this chapter, the corporation), a nonprofit corporation incorporated in Pennsylvania, is a federally chartered corporation.
(b) Expiration of Charter.— 
If the corporation does not comply with any provision of this chapter, the charter granted by this chapter expires.

36 USC 70103 - Purposes

(a) General.— 
The purposes of the corporation are as provided in its articles of incorporation and bylaws and include
(1) upholding and defending the Constitution of the United States;
(2) aiding and maintaining an adequate naval defense for the United States;
(3) assisting the recruitment of the best personnel available for the United States Navy, United States Marine Corps, and United States Coast Guard;
(4) providing for the welfare of the personnel who serve in the United States Navy, United States Marine Corps, and United States Coast Guard;
(5) continuing to loyally serve the United States Navy, United States Marine Corps, and United States Coast Guard;
(6) preserving the spirit of shipmanship by providing assistance to shipmates and their families; and
(7) instilling love of the United States and its flag, and promoting soundness of mind and body, in the youth of the United States.
(b) Corporate Function.— 
The corporation shall function as an educational, patriotic, civic, historical, and research organization under the laws of Delaware.

36 USC 70104 - Membership

(a) Eligibility.— 
Except as provided in this chapter, eligibility for membership in the corporation and the rights and privileges of members are as provided in the articles of incorporation and bylaws.
(b) Nondiscrimination.— 
The terms of membership may not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, disability, age, or national origin.

36 USC 70105 - Governing body

(a) Board of Directors.— 
The board of directors and the responsibilities of the board are as provided in the bylaws and articles of incorporation.
(b) Officers.— 
The officers and the election of officers are as provided in the bylaws and articles of incorporation.
(c) Nondiscrimination.— 
The requirements for serving as a director or officer may not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, disability, age, or national origin.

36 USC 70106 - Powers

The corporation has only the powers provided in its bylaws and articles of incorporation filed in each State in which it is incorporated.

36 USC 70107 - Restrictions

(a) Stock and Dividends.— 
The corporation may not issue stock or declare or pay a dividend.
(b) Distribution of Income or Assets.— 
The income or assets of the corporation may not inure to the benefit of, or be distributed to, a director, officer, or member during the life of the charter granted by this chapter. This subsection does not prevent the payment of reasonable compensation to an officer or employee or reimbursement for actual necessary expenses in amounts approved by the board of directors.
(c) Loans.— 
The corporation may not make a loan to a director, officer, employee, or member.
(d) Claim of Governmental Approval or Authority.— 
The corporation may not claim congressional approval or the authority of the United States Government for any of its activities.

36 USC 70108 - Duty to maintain corporate and tax-exempt status

(a) Corporate Status.— 
The corporation shall maintain its status as a corporation incorporated under the laws of Pennsylvania.
(b) Tax-Exempt Status.— 
The corporation shall maintain its status as an organization exempt from taxation under the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 (26 U.S.C. 1 et seq.).

36 USC 70109 - Records and inspection

(a) Records.— 
The corporation shall keep
(1) correct and complete records of account;
(2) minutes of the proceedings of its members, board of directors, and committees having any of the authority of its board of directors; and
(3) at its principal office, a record of the names and addresses of its members entitled to vote.
(b) Inspection.— 
A member entitled to vote, or an agent or attorney of the member, may inspect the records of the corporation for any proper purpose, at any reasonable time.

36 USC 70110 - Service of process

The corporation shall comply with the law on service of process of each State in which it is incorporated and each State in which it carries on activities.

36 USC 70111 - Liability for acts of officers and agents

The corporation is liable for the acts of its officers and agents acting within the scope of their authority.

36 USC 70112 - Annual report

The corporation shall submit an annual report to Congress on the activities of the corporation during the prior fiscal year. The report shall be submitted at the same time as the report of the audit required by section 10101 of this title. The report may not be printed as a public document.

TITLE 36 - US CODE - CHAPTER 703 - FORMER MEMBERS OF CONGRESS

36 USC 70301 - Definition

For purposes of this chapter, State includes the District of Columbia and the territories and possessions of the United States.

36 USC 70302 - Organization

(a) Federal Charter.— 
Former Members of Congress (in this chapter, the corporation), a nonprofit corporation incorporated in the District of Columbia, is a federally chartered corporation.
(b) Expiration of Charter.— 
If the corporation does not comply with any provision of this chapter, the charter granted by this chapter expires.

36 USC 70303 - Purposes

The purposes of the corporation are as provided in the articles of incorporation and include the promotion of the cause of good government at the national level by improving the public understanding of Congress as an institution and strengthening its support by the public. The corporation shall function as an educational, patriotic, civic, historical, and research organization as authorized by the laws of each State in which it is incorporated.

36 USC 70304 - Membership

Eligibility for membership in the corporation and the rights and privileges of members are as provided in the bylaws.

36 USC 70305 - Governing body

(a) Board of Directors.— 
The board of directors and the responsibilities of the board are as provided in the articles of incorporation.
(b) Officers.— 
The officers and the election of officers are as provided in the articles of incorporation.

36 USC 70306 - Powers

The corporation has only the powers provided in its bylaws and articles of incorporation filed in each State in which it is incorporated.

36 USC 70307 - Restrictions

(a) Stock and Dividends.— 
The corporation may not issue stock or declare or pay a dividend.
(b) Political Activities.— 
The corporation or a director or officer as such may not contribute to, support, or participate in any political activity or in any manner attempt to influence legislation.
(c) Distribution of Income or Assets.— 
The income or assets of the corporation may not inure to the benefit of, or be distributed to, a director, officer, or member during the life of the charter granted by this chapter. This subsection does not prevent the payment of reasonable compensation to an officer or reimbursement for actual necessary expenses in amounts approved by the board of directors.
(d) Loans.— 
The corporation may not make a loan to a director, officer, or employee.
(e) Claim of Governmental Approval or Authorization.— 
The corporation may not claim congressional approval or the authority of the United States Government for any of its activities.

36 USC 70308 - Duty to maintain tax-exempt status

The corporation shall maintain its status as an organization exempt from taxation under the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 (26 U.S.C. 1 et seq.).

36 USC 70309 - Records and inspection

(a) Records.— 
The corporation shall keep
(1) correct and complete records of account;
(2) minutes of the proceedings of its members, board of directors, and committees having any of the authority of its board of directors; and
(3) at its principal office, a record of the names and addresses of its members entitled to vote.
(b) Inspection.— 
A member entitled to vote, or an agent or attorney of the member, may inspect the records of the corporation for any proper purpose, at any reasonable time.

36 USC 70310 - Service of process

The corporation shall comply with the law on service of process of each State in which it is incorporated and each State in which it carries on activities.

36 USC 70311 - Liability for acts of officers and agents

The corporation is liable for the acts of its officers and agents acting within the scope of their authority.

36 USC 70312 - Annual report

The corporation shall submit an annual report to Congress on the activities of the corporation during the prior fiscal year. The report shall be submitted at the same time as the report of the audit required by section 10101 of this title. The report may not be printed as a public document.

TITLE 36 - US CODE - CHAPTER 705 - THE FOUNDATION OF THE FEDERAL BAR ASSOCIATION

36 USC 70501 - Organization

(a) Federal Charter.— 
The Foundation of the Federal Bar Association (in this chapter, the corporation) is a federally chartered corporation.
(b) Place of Incorporation and Domicile.— 
The corporation is declared to be incorporated and domiciled in the District of Columbia.
(c) Perpetual Existence.— 
Except as otherwise provided, the corporation has perpetual existence.

36 USC 70502 - Purposes

The purposes of the corporation are
(1) to receive and hold property, including by gift, devise, or grant, and to invest, administer, and dispose of the property without restrictions applicable to trustees or trust funds;
(2) to apply its income and any part of its principal exclusively to educational, charitable, scientific, or literary purposes
(A) to advance the science of jurisprudence;
(B) to uphold high standards for the Federal judiciary and attorneys representing the United States Government;
(C) to promote and improve the administration of justice, including the study of means for the improved handling of the legal business of the departments, agencies, and instrumentalities of the Government;
(D) to facilitate the cultivation and diffusion of knowledge and understanding of the law and the promotion of the study of the law and the science of jurisprudence and research in jurisprudence, through the maintenance of a law library, the establishment of seminars, lectures, and studies devoted to the law, and the publication of addresses, essays, treatises, reports, and other literary works by students, practitioners, and teachers of the law; and
(E) to provide for the acquisition, preservation, and exhibition of rare books and documents, sculptures, paintings, and other objects of art and historical interest relating to the law, the courts, and the legal profession; and
(3) to do any other acts necessary or incident to the accomplishment of these purposes.

36 USC 70503 - Membership

(a) Members.— 
The members of the corporation are
(1) the members of the National Council of the Federal Bar Association, a nonprofit corporation incorporated in the District of Columbia, during their term of membership on that Council; and
(2) other individuals the corporation provides for in the bylaws or otherwise.
(b) Voting.— 
Each member has one vote on each matter submitted to a vote of the members.
(c) Grounds for Disqualification.— 
An individual may not be a member, director, or officer of the corporation if the individual
(1) is a member of, or advocates the principles of, an organization believing in, or working for, the overthrow of the United States Government by force or violence; or
(2) refuses to uphold and defend the Constitution of the United States.

36 USC 70504 - Governing body

(a) Board of Directors.— 

(1) The board of directors is the governing body of the corporation. The board may exercise, or provide for the exercise of, the powers of the corporation.
(2) The board shall consist of 12 individuals elected, and subject to removal at any time, by a majority vote of the members of the corporation. The term of office of an elected director is 6 years. A vacancy on the board shall be filled by a majority vote of the members of the corporation.
(3) The board shall meet at least annually. Each director has one vote on each matter decided by the board. The board may delegate its powers to a prudential committee subject to the direction of, and reporting to, the board.
(4) The president of the corporation is the chairman of the board and of the prudential committee.
(b) Officers.— 

(1) The officers of the corporation are a president, a vice president, a secretary, a treasurer, a historian, and other officers provided for in the bylaws. The powers of the officers are as provided in the bylaws.
(2) The officers shall be elected by the board of directors at its annual meeting. The term of office of an officer is 1 year.

36 USC 70505 - Powers

The corporation may
(1) adopt and amend bylaws for the management of its property and the regulation of its affairs;
(2) adopt and alter a corporate seal;
(3) choose officers, managers, and agents as the activities of the corporation require;
(4) make contracts;
(5) acquire, own, lease, encumber, and transfer property as necessary to carry out the purposes of the corporation;
(6) borrow money, issue instruments of indebtedness, and secure its obligations by granting security interests in its property;
(7) sue and be sued; and
(8) do any other act necessary and proper to carry out the purposes of the corporation.

36 USC 70506 - Exclusive right to name

The corporation has the exclusive right to use the name The Foundation of the Federal Bar Association.

36 USC 70507 - Restrictions

(a) Stock and Dividends.— 
The corporation may not issue stock or declare or pay a dividend.
(b) Political Activities.— 

(1) The activities, funds, income, and property of the corporation may not be used to carry on political activity or attempt to influence legislation.
(2) The corporation or a director or officer as such may not contribute to, support, or assist a political party or candidate for elective public office.
(c) Distribution of Income.— 
The income of the corporation may not inure to the benefit of a director, officer, member, or private individual.
(d) Loans.— 
The corporation may not make a loan or advance to a director or officer. Directors and officers who vote for, assent to, or participate in making a loan or advance to a director or officer are jointly and severally liable to the corporation for the amount of the loan or advance until it is repaid.
(e) Immunity From Liability.— 
Members and private individuals are not liable for the obligations of the corporation.

36 USC 70508 - Principal office

The corporation shall have its principal office in the District of Columbia, but may conduct its activities anywhere.

36 USC 70509 - Records and inspection

(a) Records.— 
The corporation shall keep
(1) correct and complete records of account;
(2) minutes of the proceedings of its members, board of directors, and committees having any of the authority of its board of directors; and
(3) at its principal office, a record of the names and addresses of its members entitled to vote.
(b) Inspection.— 
A member entitled to vote, or an agent or attorney of the member, may inspect the records of the corporation for any proper purpose, at any reasonable time.

36 USC 70510 - Service of process

The corporation shall have a designated agent in the District of Columbia to receive service of process for the corporation. Notice to or service on the agent, or mailed to the business address of the agent, is notice to or service on the corporation.

36 USC 70511 - Liability for acts of officers and agents

The corporation is liable for the acts of its officers and agents acting within the scope of their authority.

36 USC 70512 - Deposit of assets on dissolution or final liquidation

On dissolution or final liquidation of the corporation, any assets remaining after the discharge of all liabilities shall be deposited in the Treasury of the United States as a miscellaneous receipt.

TITLE 36 - US CODE - CHAPTER 707 - FREDERICK DOUGLASS MEMORIAL AND HISTORICAL ASSOCIATION

36 USC 70701 - Organization

(a) Federal Charter.— 
Frederick Douglass Memorial and Historical Association (in this chapter, the corporation) is a body corporate and politic in the District of Columbia.
(b) Perpetual Existence.— 
Except as otherwise provided, the corporation has perpetual existence.

36 USC 70702 - Purposes

The purposes of the corporation are
(1) to preserve to posterity the memory of the life and character of the late Frederick Douglass; and
(2) to collect, collate, and preserve a historical record of the inception, progress, and culmination of the antislavery movement in the United States, and to assemble in the homestead of the late Frederick Douglass, commonly called Cedar Hill, in the village of Anacostia, District of Columbia, all suitable exhibits of records or things illustrative or commemorative of the antislavery movement and history that are donated to, or acquired by, the corporation.

36 USC 70703 - Governing body

(a) Board of Trustees.— 

(1) The board of trustees is the governing body of the corporation. The board shall exercise the powers granted to the corporation.
(2) The board shall consist of at least 9 but not more than 19 members. A vacancy on the board shall be filled by decision of the remaining members of the board.
(3) The board shall adopt a seal under which all acts of the corporation shall be passed and authenticated.
(b) Officers.— 

(1) The board shall elect officers the board considers necessary, including a treasurer, for the term and at the compensation the board decides, as provided in the bylaws.
(2) The treasurer shall give a bond as provided in the bylaws.
(3) The board may remove an officer, employee, or agent of the corporation for a cause provided in the bylaws.

36 USC 70704 - Powers

The corporation may
(1) adopt and amend bylaws for the regulation of its affairs;
(2) adopt and alter a corporate seal;
(3) employ persons the corporation considers necessary;
(4) acquire, own, lease, encumber, and transfer property;
(5) sue and be sued; and
(6) do any other act to carry out the purposes of the corporation.

36 USC 70705 - Management of homestead and erection of monument

After the corporation has acquired any part of the property occupied by the late Frederick Douglass as his homestead, commonly called Cedar Hill, in the village of Anacostia, District of Columbia, the corporation may
(1) manage, repair, and improve the property to carry out the purposes of the corporation; and
(2) erect on the property a monument to the memory of the late Frederick Douglass.

36 USC 70706 - Property exempt from taxation

Any property formerly occupied by the late Frederick Douglass as his homestead, commonly called Cedar Hill, in the village of Anacostia, District of Columbia, and owned by the corporation, is exempt from taxation as long as the property is used for the purposes of the corporation.

36 USC 70707 - Misnomer not to affect transfer of property

A misnomer of the corporation does not affect any transfer of property to or from the corporation.

36 USC 70708 - Nonapplication of audit requirements

The audit requirements of section 10101 of this title do not apply to the corporation.

TITLE 36 - US CODE - CHAPTER 709 - FUTURE FARMERS OF AMERICA

36 USC 70901 - Organization

(a) Federal Charter.— 
Future Farmers of America (in this chapter, the corporation) is a federally chartered corporation.
(b) Perpetual Existence.— 
Except as otherwise provided, the corporation has perpetual existence.

36 USC 70902 - Purposes

The purposes of the corporation are
(1) to create, foster, and assist subsidiary chapters composed of students and former students of vocational agriculture in public schools qualifying for Federal reimbursement under the Smith-Hughes Vocational Education Act (20 U.S.C. 11–15, 16–28) and associations of those chapters in the States, territories, and possessions of the United States;
(2) to develop character, train for useful citizenship, and foster patriotism, and thereby develop competent and aggressive rural and agricultural leadership;
(3) to create and nurture a love of country life by encouraging members to improve the farm home and its surroundings, to develop organized rural recreational activities, and to create more interest in the intelligent choice of farming occupations;
(4) to encourage the practice of thrift;
(5) to procure for and distribute to State associations, local chapters, and members all official supplies and equipment of the corporation;
(6) to publish an official magazine and other publications for the members of the corporation;
(7) to strengthen the confidence of young men and women in themselves and their work, to encourage members in the development of individual farming programs, and to promote their permanent establishment in farming by
(A) encouraging improvement in scholarship;
(B) providing prizes and awards to deserving students who have achieved distinction in vocational agriculture, including farm mechanics activities on a local, State, or national basis; and
(C) assisting financially, through loans or grants, deserving students in all-day vocational agriculture classes and young farmers under 30 years of age who were former students in all-day vocational agriculture classes in becoming satisfactorily established in a farming occupation;
(8) to cooperate with others, including State boards for vocational education, in accomplishing these purposes; and
(9) to engage in other activities, consistent with these purposes, determined by the governing body to be for the best interests of the corporation.

36 USC 70903 - Membership

(a) Eligibility.— 
Except as provided in this chapter, eligibility for membership in the corporation and the rights and privileges of members are as provided in the bylaws.
(b) Voting.— 
In matters of official business of a local chapter, each member has one vote. In matters of official business of a State association, each qualified delegate of a local chapter has one vote.

36 USC 70904 - Governing body

(a) Board of Directors.— 

(1) The board of directors is the governing body of the corporation. The board shall exercise the powers granted to the corporation.
(2) The board consists of the Secretary of Education, four staff members in the Department of Education, and four State supervisors of agriculture education. The Secretary is chairman of the board.
(3) The term of office of the directors and the method of selecting the directors (except ex officio directors) are as provided in the bylaws.
(4) The board shall meet at least annually at the time and place provided in the bylaws. The annual report of the board shall be presented at that meeting. Special meetings of the board may be called at any time by the chairman.
(b) Governing Committee.— 
The board may designate the chairman of the board and two members of the chairmans staff as a governing committee. When the board is not in session, the governing committee has the powers of the board subject to the boards direction and may authorize the seal of the corporation to be affixed to all papers that require it.

36 USC 70905 - National officers

(a) Composition.— 
The national officers of the corporation are a student president, four student vice presidents (one from each of four regions of the United States established in the bylaws for purposes of administration of the corporation), a student secretary, an executive secretary, a treasurer, and a national advisor.
(b) Board of Student Officers.— 
The national student officers of the corporation comprise a board of student officers. The board of student officers shall advise and make recommendations to the board of directors about the activities and business of the corporation.
(c) Election.— 
The national officers of the corporation shall be elected annually by a majority vote of the delegates assembled in the annual national convention from among qualified members of the corporation, except that
(1) the national advisor shall be the Secretary of Education;
(2) the executive secretary shall be a member of the Department of Education; and
(3) the treasurer shall be an employee or member of a State agency that directs or supervises a State program of agricultural education under the provisions of the Smith-Hughes Vocational Education Act (20 U.S.C. 11–15, 16–28).
(d) Vote at National Convention.— 
Each qualified delegate has one vote at the annual national convention.

36 USC 70906 - Powers

The corporation may
(1) adopt and amend bylaws and regulations for the management of its property and the regulation of its affairs, including the establishment and maintenance of local chapters and State associations of chapters;
(2) adopt and alter a corporate seal;
(3) adopt emblems and badges;
(4) choose officers, managers, agents, and employees as the activities of the corporation require;
(5) make contracts;
(6) acquire, own, lease, encumber, and transfer property as necessary or convenient to carry out the purposes of the corporation;
(7) borrow money, issue instruments of indebtedness, and secure its obligations by granting security interests in its property;
(8) use corporate funds to give prizes, awards, loans, and grants to deserving students and young farmers to carry out the purposes of the corporation;
(9) publish a magazine and other publications;
(10) procure for and distribute to State associations, local chapters, and members all official Future Farmers of America supplies and equipment;
(11) sue and be sued; and
(12) do any other act necessary and proper to carry out the purposes of the corporation.

36 USC 70907 - Exclusive right to name, seals, emblems, and badges

The corporation and its authorized chapters and associations of chapters have the exclusive right to use the name Future Farmers of America and the initials FFA as representing an agricultural membership organization and seals, emblems, and badges the corporation adopts.

36 USC 70908 - Restrictions

(a) Stock and Dividends.— 
The corporation may not issue stock or declare or pay a dividend.
(b) Political Activities.— 
The corporation or a director, officer, or member as such may not contribute to, support, or assist a political party or candidate for elective public office.
(c) Distribution of Income or Assets.— 
The income or assets of the corporation may not inure to the benefit of, or be distributed to, a director, officer, or member, except on dissolution or final liquidation of the corporation.
(d) Loans.— 
The corporation may not make a loan to a director, officer, or employee. Directors who vote for or assent to making a loan to a director, officer, or employee, and officers who participate in making the loan, are jointly and severally liable to the corporation for the amount of the loan until it is repaid.
(e) Prizes, Awards, Grants, or Loans to Student Officers and Members Meeting Criteria.— 
This section does not preclude prizes, awards, grants, or loans to student officers and members meeting the criteria established by the board of directors for selecting recipients of those benefits.

36 USC 70909 - Availability of personnel, services, and facilities of Department of Education

On request of the board of directors of the corporation, the Secretary of Education may make personnel, services, and facilities of the Department of Education available to administer or assist in the administration of the activities of the corporation. Personnel of the Department may not receive compensation from the corporation for their services, except that travel and other legitimate expenses as defined by the Secretary and approved by the board may be paid. The Secretary also may cooperate with the State boards for vocational education to assist in the promotion of the activities of the corporation.

36 USC 70910 - Headquarters and principal office

The headquarters and principal office of the corporation shall be in the District of Columbia. However, the activities of the corporation are not confined to the District of Columbia but may be conducted throughout the States, territories, and possessions of the United States.

36 USC 70911 - Records and inspection

(a) Records.— 
The corporation shall keep
(1) correct and complete records of account;
(2) minutes of the proceedings of its members, board of directors, and committees having any of the authority of its board of directors; and
(3) a record of the names and addresses of its members entitled to vote.
(b) Inspection.— 
A member, or an agent or attorney of the member, may inspect the records of the corporation at any reasonable time.

36 USC 70912 - Service of process

(a) District of Columbia.— 
The corporation shall have a designated agent in the District of Columbia to receive service of process for the corporation. Designation of the agent shall be filed in the office of the clerk of the United States District Court for the District of Columbia. Notice to or service on the agent, or mailed to the business address of the agent, is notice to or service on the corporation.
(b) States, Territories, and Possessions.— 
As a condition to the exercise of any power or privilege granted by this chapter, the corporation shall file, with the Secretary of State or other designated official of each State, territory, or possession of the United States in which a subordinate association or chapter is organized, the name and address of an agent in that State, territory, or possession on whom legal process or demands against the corporation may be served.

36 USC 70913 - Liability for acts of officers and agents

The corporation is liable for the acts of its officers and agents acting within the scope of their authority.

36 USC 70914 - Distribution of assets on dissolution or final liquidation

On dissolution or final liquidation of the corporation, any assets remaining after the discharge of all liabilities shall be used by the board of directors for the benefit of students of vocational agriculture or be transferred to a recognized educational foundation.

TITLE 36 - US CODE - CHAPTER 801 - GENERAL FEDERATION OF WOMENS CLUBS

36 USC 80101 - Organization

(a) Federal Charter.— 
General Federation of Womens Clubs (in this chapter, the corporation) is a body corporate and politic of the District of Columbia.
(b) Perpetual Existence.— 
Except as otherwise provided, the corporation has perpetual existence.

36 USC 80102 - Purposes

The corporation shall be organized and operated exclusively for charitable and educational purposes within the meaning of section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 (26 U.S.C. 501 (c)(3)) and shall comply with the requirements for classification as an exempt organization under section 501 (c)(3). The charitable purposes of the corporation shall be achieved through volunteer efforts by the members of the corporation, including arts programs, conservation programs, educational programs, homelife programs, international affairs, public affairs programs advancing information about public affairs, and community improvement programs.

36 USC 80103 - Constitution and bylaws

The corporation shall have a constitution and may adopt bylaws for the admission and qualifications of members, the management of its property, and the regulation of its affairs. The corporation may amend its constitution and bylaws.

36 USC 80104 - Property

The corporation may
(1) acquire, own, lease, encumber, and transfer property as necessary to carry out the purposes of the corporation; and
(2) issue instruments of indebtedness in relation to its real property.

36 USC 80105 - Principal office and meetings

(a) Principal Office.— 
The principal office of the corporation shall be in the District of Columbia.
(b) Meetings.— 
The corporation may hold its meetings at places outside the District of Columbia.

36 USC 80106 - Distribution of assets on dissolution

On dissolution of the corporation, the board of directors shall liquidate and distribute its assets to organizations qualified as exempt organizations under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 (26 U.S.C. 501 (c)(3)) with purposes similar to those of the corporation.

TITLE 36 - US CODE - CHAPTER 803 - GIRL SCOUTS OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

36 USC 80301 - Organization

(a) Federal Charter.— 
Girl Scouts of the United States of America (in this chapter, the corporation) is a body corporate and politic of the District of Columbia.
(b) Domicile.— 
The domicile of the corporation is the District of Columbia.
(c) Perpetual Existence.— 
Except as otherwise provided, the corporation has perpetual existence.

36 USC 80302 - Purposes

The purposes of the corporation are
(1) to promote the qualities of truth, loyalty, helpfulness, friendliness, courtesy, purity, kindness, obedience, cheerfulness, thriftiness, and kindred virtues among girls, as a preparation for their responsibilities in the home and for service to the community;
(2) to direct and coordinate the Girl Scout movement in the United States and territories and possessions of the United States; and
(3) to fix and maintain standards for the movement that will inspire the rising generation with the highest ideals of character, patriotism, conduct, and attainment.

36 USC 80303 - Governing body

(a) National Council.— 

(1) There shall be a National Council of Girl Scouts. The number, qualifications, and term of office of members of the Council are as provided in the constitution of the corporation, except that members of the Council must be citizens of the United States.
(2) The Council may adopt and amend a constitution and bylaws and elect a board of directors, officers, and agents.
(3) The constitution may prescribe the number of members of the Council necessary for a quorum. That number may be less than a majority of the entire Council.
(4) Meetings of the Council shall be held as provided in the constitution to hold elections and receive reports of the officers and board of directors. Special meetings may be called as provided in the constitution.
(b) Board of Directors.— 

(1) To the extent provided in the constitution and bylaws, the board of directors shall have the powers of the Council and manage the activities of the corporation between meetings of the Council. The number, qualifications, and term of office of directors are as provided in the constitution.
(2) The constitution may prescribe the number of directors necessary for a quorum. That number shall be at least 20 or two-fifths of the entire board.
(c) Executive and Other Committees.— 
The bylaws may provide for
(1) an executive committee to carry out the powers of the board of directors between meetings of the board; and
(2) other committees to operate under the general supervision of the board of directors.
(d) Location of Meetings and Records.— 
The Council and the board of directors may hold meetings and keep the seal and records of the corporation in or outside the District of Columbia.

36 USC 80304 - Powers

The corporation may
(1) adopt and amend a constitution, bylaws, and regulations, including regulations for the election of associates and successors;
(2) adopt and alter a seal;
(3) have offices and conduct its activities in the District of Columbia and in the States, territories, and possessions of the United States;
(4) acquire, own, lease, encumber, and transfer property, and use any income from the property, as necessary to carry out the purposes of the corporation;
(5) sue and be sued within the jurisdiction of the United States; and
(6) do any other act necessary to carry out this chapter and the purposes of the corporation.

36 USC 80305 - Exclusive right to emblems, badges, marks, and words

The corporation has the exclusive right to use all emblems and badges, descriptive or designating marks, and words or phrases the corporation adopts, including the badge of the Girl Scouts, Incorporated, referred to in the Act of August 12, 1937 (ch. 590, 50 Stat. 623), and to authorize their use, during the life of the corporation, in connection with the manufacture, advertisement, and sale of equipment and merchandise. This section does not affect any vested rights.

36 USC 80306 - Restrictions

(a) Profit.— 
The corporation may not operate for profit.
(b) Political Activities.— 
The corporation shall be nonpolitical and nonsectarian.

36 USC 80307 - Annual report

Not later than April 1 of each year, the corporation shall submit a report to Congress on the activities of the corporation during the prior fiscal year. The report shall be printed each year, with accompanying illustrations, as a separate House document of the session of the Congress to which the report is submitted.

TITLE 36 - US CODE - CHAPTER 805 - GOLD STAR WIVES OF AMERICA

36 USC 80501 - Definition

For purposes of this chapter, State includes the District of Columbia and the territories and possessions of the United States.

36 USC 80502 - Organization

(a) Federal Charter.— 
Gold Star Wives of America (in this chapter, the corporation), incorporated in New York, is a federally chartered corporation.
(b) Expiration of Charter.— 
If the corporation does not comply with any provision of this chapter, the charter granted by this chapter expires.

36 USC 80503 - Purposes

The purposes of the corporation are
(1) to operate in the public interest, as a nonpartisan and nonprofit organization, solely for patriotic, charitable, literary, educational, scientific, or civic improvement purposes; and
(2) the purposes stated in its articles of incorporation that are not inconsistent with the purposes described in clause (1) of this section.

36 USC 80504 - Membership

(a) Eligibility.— 
Except as provided in this chapter, eligibility for membership in the corporation and the rights and privileges of members are as provided in the articles of incorporation and bylaws.
(b) Nondiscrimination.— 
The terms of membership may not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, or national origin.

36 USC 80505 - Governing body

(a) Board of Directors.— 
The board of directors and the responsibilities of the board are as provided in the articles of incorporation.
(b) Officers.— 
The officers and the election of officers are as provided in the articles of incorporation.
(c) Nondiscrimination.— 
The requirements for holding office in the corporation may not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, or national origin.

36 USC 80506 - Powers

The corporation has only the powers provided in its bylaws and articles of incorporation filed in the State in which it is incorporated.

36 USC 80507 - Restrictions

(a) Stock and Dividends.— 
The corporation may not issue stock or declare or pay a dividend.
(b) Political Activities.— 
The corporation or a director or officer as such may not contribute to, support, or participate in any political activity or in any manner attempt to influence legislation.
(c) Distribution of Income or Assets.— 
The income or assets of the corporation may not inure to the benefit of, or be distributed to, a director, officer, or member during the life of the charter granted by this chapter. This subsection does not prevent the payment of reasonable compensation to an officer or reimbursement for actual necessary expenses in amounts approved by the board of directors.
(d) Loans.— 
The corporation may not make a loan to any director, officer, or employee.

36 USC 80508 - Duty to maintain tax-exempt status

The corporation shall maintain its status as an organization exempt from taxation under the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 (26 U.S.C. 1 et seq.).

36 USC 80509 - Records and inspection

(a) Records.— 
The corporation shall keep
(1) correct and complete records of account;
(2) minutes of the proceedings of its members, board of directors, and committees having any of the authority of its board of directors; and
(3) at its principal office, a record of the names and addresses of its members entitled to vote.
(b) Inspection.— 
A member entitled to vote, or an agent or attorney of the member, may inspect the records of the corporation for any proper purpose, at any reasonable time.

36 USC 80510 - Service of process

The corporation shall comply with the law on service of process of each State in which it is incorporated and each State in which it carries on activities.

36 USC 80511 - Liability for acts of officers and agents

The corporation is liable for the acts of its officers and agents acting within the scope of their authority and in accordance with the laws of the States in which it carries on its activities.

36 USC 80512 - Annual report

The corporation shall submit an annual report to Congress on the activities of the corporation during the prior calendar year. The report may not be printed as a public document.

TITLE 36 - US CODE - CHAPTER 901 - [RESERVED]

TITLE 36 - US CODE - CHAPTER 1001 - ITALIAN AMERICAN WAR VETERANS OF THE UNITED STATES

36 USC 100101 - Definition

For purposes of this chapter, State includes the District of Columbia and the territories and possessions of the United States.

36 USC 100102 - Organization

(a) Federal Charter.— 
Italian American War Veterans of the United States (in this chapter, the corporation), a nonprofit corporation incorporated in California, Connecticut, Florida, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, and Rhode Island, is a federally chartered corporation.
(b) Expiration of Charter.— 
If the corporation does not comply with any provision of this chapter, the charter granted by this chapter expires.

36 USC 100103 - Purposes

The purposes of the corporation are as provided in the articles of incorporation and include
(1) giving patriotic allegiance to the United States, fidelity to the Constitution and laws of the United States, and support to the security of civil liberty and permanence of free institutions;
(2) stimulating patriotism in the minds of Americans by encouraging the study of the history of the United States;
(3) ensuring the preservation and defense of the United States from all enemies without reservation;
(4) preserving the memories and records of patriotic service performed by men and women who served in the Armed Forces, by gathering, collating, editing, publishing, and exhibiting the memorabilia, information, records, military awards, decorations, and citations of those who served in the Armed Forces;
(5) promoting peace, prosperity, and good will between the peoples of the United States and Italy; and
(6) functioning as a veterans and patriotic organization as authorized by the laws of each State in which it is incorporated.

36 USC 100104 - Membership

A citizen of the United States who was honorably discharged from the Armed Forces is eligible for membership in the corporation. Except as provided in this chapter, eligibility for membership and the rights and privileges of members are as provided in the bylaws.

36 USC 100105 - Governing body

(a) Board of Directors.— 
The board of directors and the responsibilities of the board are as provided in the articles of incorporation.
(b) Officers.— 
The officers and the election of officers are as provided in the articles of incorporation.

36 USC 100106 - Powers

The corporation has only the powers provided in its bylaws and articles of incorporation filed in each State in which it is incorporated.

36 USC 100107 - Restrictions

(a) Stock and Dividends.— 
The corporation may not issue stock or declare or pay a dividend.
(b) Political Activities.— 
The corporation or a director or officer as such may not contribute to, support, or participate in any political activity or in any manner attempt to influence legislation.
(c) Distribution of Income or Assets.— 
The income or assets of the corporation may not inure to the benefit of, or be distributed to, a director, officer, or member during the life of the charter granted by this chapter. This subsection does not prevent the payment of reasonable compensation to an officer or reimbursement for actual necessary expenses in amounts approved by the board of directors.
(d) Loans.— 
The corporation may not make a loan to a director, officer, or employee.
(e) Claim of Governmental Approval or Authority.— 
The corporation may not claim congressional approval or the authority of the United States Government for any of its activities.

36 USC 100108 - Duty to maintain tax-exempt status

The corporation shall maintain its status as an organization exempt from taxation under the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 (26 U.S.C. 1 et seq.).

36 USC 100109 - Records and inspection

(a) Records.— 
The corporation shall keep
(1) correct and complete records of account;
(2) minutes of the proceedings of its members, board of directors, and committees having any of the authority of its board of directors; and
(3) at its principal office, a record of the names and addresses of its members entitled to vote.
(b) Inspection.— 
A member entitled to vote, or an agent or attorney of the member, may inspect the records of the corporation for any proper purpose, at any reasonable time.

36 USC 100110 - Service of process

The corporation shall comply with the law on service of process of each State in which it is incorporated and each State in which it carries on activities.

36 USC 100111 - Liability for acts of officers and agents

The corporation is liable for the acts of its officers and agents acting within the scope of their authority.

36 USC 100112 - Annual report

The corporation shall submit an annual report to Congress on the activities of the corporation during the prior fiscal year. The report shall be submitted at the same time as the report of the audit required by section 10101 of this title. The report may not be printed as a public document.

TITLE 36 - US CODE - CHAPTER 1101 - JEWISH WAR VETERANS OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, INCORPORATED

36 USC 110101 - Definition

For purposes of this chapter, State includes the District of Columbia and the territories and possessions of the United States.

36 USC 110102 - Organization

(a) Federal Charter.— 
Jewish War Veterans of the United States of America, Incorporated (in this chapter, the corporation), a nonprofit corporation incorporated in New York, is a federally chartered corporation.
(b) Expiration of Charter.— 
If the corporation does not comply with any provision of this chapter, the charter granted by this chapter expires.

36 USC 110103 - Purposes

The purposes of the corporation are as provided in its articles of incorporation and include a continuing commitment, on a national basis, to
(1) maintain true allegiance to the United States;
(2) foster and perpetuate true Americanism;
(3) combat whatever tends to impair the efficiency and permanency of our free institutions;
(4) uphold the fair name of Jews and fight their battles wherever unjustly assailed;
(5) encourage the doctrine of universal liberty, equal rights, and full justice to all men;
(6) combat the powers of bigotry and darkness wherever originating and whatever the target;
(7) preserve the spirit of comradeship by mutual helpfulness to comrades and their families;
(8) cooperate with and support existing educational institutions and establish educational institutions;
(9) foster the education of ex-servicemen and ex-servicewomen and members of the corporation in the ideals and principles of Americanism;
(10) instill love of country and flag;
(11) promote sound minds and bodies in members of the corporation and their youth;
(12) preserve the memories and records of patriotic service performed by the men and women of the Jewish faith and honor their memory; and
(13) shield from neglect the graves of our heroic dead.

36 USC 110104 - Membership

Except as provided in this chapter, eligibility for membership in the corporation and the rights and privileges of members are as provided in the constitution and bylaws of the corporation.

36 USC 110105 - Governing body

(a) Board of Directors.— 
The board of directors and the responsibilities of the board are as provided in the articles of incorporation.
(b) Officers.— 
The officers and the election of officers are as provided in the articles of incorporation.

36 USC 110106 - Powers

The corporation has only the powers provided in its bylaws and articles of incorporation filed in each State in which it is incorporated.

36 USC 110107 - Restrictions

(a) Stock and Dividends.— 
The corporation may not issue stock or declare or pay a dividend.
(b) Distribution of Income or Assets.— 
The income or assets of the corporation may not inure to the benefit of, or be distributed to, a director, officer, or member during the life of the charter granted by this chapter. This subsection does not prevent the payment of reasonable compensation to an officer or reimbursement for actual necessary expenses in amounts approved by the board of directors.
(c) Loans.— 
The corporation may not make a loan to a director, officer, or employee.
(d) Claim of Governmental Approval or Authority.— 
The corporation may not claim congressional approval or the authority of the United States Government for any of its activities.

36 USC 110108 - Duty to maintain corporate and tax-exempt status

(a) Corporate Status.— 
The corporation shall maintain its status as a corporation incorporated under the laws of New York.
(b) Tax-Exempt Status.— 
The corporation shall maintain its status as an organization exempt from taxation under the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 (26 U.S.C. 1 et seq.).

36 USC 110109 - Records and inspection

(a) Records.— 
The corporation shall keep
(1) correct and complete records of account;
(2) minutes of the proceedings of its members, board of directors, and committees having any of the authority of its board of directors; and
(3) at its principal office, a record of the names and addresses of its members entitled to vote.
(b) Inspection.— 
A member entitled to vote, or an agent or attorney of the member, may inspect the records of the corporation for any proper purpose, at any reasonable time.

36 USC 110110 - Service of process

The corporation shall comply with the law on service of process of each State in which it is incorporated and each State in which it carries on activities.

36 USC 110111 - Liability for acts of officers and agents

The corporation is liable for the acts of its officers and agents acting within the scope of their authority.

36 USC 110112 - Annual report

The corporation shall submit an annual report to Congress on the activities of the corporation during the prior fiscal year. The report shall be submitted at the same time as the report of the audit required by section 10101 of this title. The report may not be printed as a public document.

TITLE 36 - US CODE - CHAPTER 1103 - JEWISH WAR VETERANS, U.S.A., NATIONAL MEMORIAL, INCORPORATED

36 USC 110301 - Organization

(a) Federal Charter.— 
Jewish War Veterans, U.S.A., National Memorial, Incorporated (in this chapter, the corporation), is a federally chartered corporation.
(b) Place of Incorporation and Domicile.— 
The corporation is declared to be a nonprofit corporation incorporated and domiciled in the District of Columbia.
(c) Perpetual Existence.— 
Except as otherwise provided, the corporation has perpetual existence.

36 USC 110302 - Purposes

The purposes of the corporation are
(1) to maintain and conduct a national memorial and museum dedicated to and commemorating the service and sacrifice by Americans of the Jewish faith in the Armed Forces of the United States during the period of war;
(2) to gather, collate, edit, publish, and exhibit memorabilia, information, records, military awards, decorations, citations, and similar items, to preserve the memories and records of patriotic service performed by men and women of the Jewish faith while in the Armed Forces of the United States in time of war; and
(3) to stimulate patriotism in the minds of all Americans by encouraging the study of the military and naval history of the United States.

36 USC 110303 - Governing body

(a) Board of Directors.— 

(1) The board of directors is the governing body of the corporation. Between meetings of the corporation, the board is responsible for the general policies and program of the corporation. The board is responsible for the control of all funds of the corporation.
(2) The number of directors, their manner of selection (including the filling of vacancies), and their term of office are as provided in the constitution and bylaws of the corporation. However, the board shall have at least 36 directors.
(b) Officers.— 

(1) The officers of the corporation are a president, one or more vice presidents as provided in the constitution and bylaws, a secretary, and a treasurer.
(2) The manner of election, term of office, and duties of the officers are as provided in the constitution and bylaws.

36 USC 110304 - Powers

The corporation may
(1) adopt and amend a constitution and bylaws for the management of its property and the regulation of its affairs;
(2) adopt and alter a corporate seal;
(3) make contracts;
(4) acquire, own, lease, encumber, and transfer property as necessary or convenient to carry out the purposes of the corporation;
(5) borrow money, issue instruments of indebtedness, and secure its obligations by granting security interests in its property; and
(6) sue and be sued.

36 USC 110305 - Restrictions

(a) Stock and Dividends.— 
The corporation may not issue stock or declare or pay a dividend.
(b) Political Activities.— 
The corporation or a director or officer as such may not contribute to, support, or assist a political party or candidate for public office.
(c) Distribution of Income or Assets.— 
The income or assets of the corporation may not inure to the benefit of, or be distributed to, a director or officer. This subsection does not prevent the payment of compensation to an officer or employee in an amount approved by the executive committee of the corporation.
(d) Loans.— 
The corporation may not make a loan to a director, officer, or employee. Directors who vote for or assent to making a loan to a director, officer, or employee, and officers who participate in making the loan, are jointly and severally liable to the corporation for the amount of the loan until it is repaid.

36 USC 110306 - Principal office

The principal office of the corporation shall be in the District of Columbia. However, the activities of the corporation are not confined to the District of Columbia but may be conducted throughout the States, territories, and possessions of the United States.

36 USC 110307 - Records and inspection

(a) Records.— 
The corporation shall keep
(1) correct and complete records of account;
(2) minutes of the proceedings of its members, board of directors, and committees having any of the authority of its board of directors; and
(3) at its principal office, a record of the names and addresses of its members entitled to vote.
(b) Inspection.— 
A member entitled to vote, or an agent or attorney of the member, may inspect the records of the corporation for any proper purpose, at any reasonable time.

36 USC 110308 - Service of process

The corporation shall have a designated agent in its headquarters in the District of Columbia to receive service of process for the corporation. Notice to or service on the agent, or mailed to the headquarters of the corporation in the District of Columbia, is notice to or service on the corporation.

36 USC 110309 - Liability for acts of officers and agents

The corporation is liable for the acts of its officers and agents acting within the scope of their authority.

36 USC 110310 - Distribution of assets on dissolution or final liquidation

On dissolution or final liquidation of the corporation, any assets remaining after the discharge of all liabilities shall be distributed as provided by the board of directors, but in compliance with the constitution and bylaws of the corporation. This section does not allow assets to be distributed to an officer or employee or to inure to the benefit of a private person.

TITLE 36 - US CODE - CHAPTER 1201 - [RESERVED]

TITLE 36 - US CODE - CHAPTER 1301 - LADIES OF THE GRAND ARMY OF THE REPUBLIC

36 USC 130101 - Organization

(a) Federal Charter.— 
Ladies of the Grand Army of the Republic (in this chapter, the corporation) is a federally chartered corporation.
(b) Place of Incorporation and Domicile.— 
The corporation is declared to be incorporated and domiciled in the District of Columbia.
(c) Perpetual Existence.— 
Except as otherwise provided, the corporation has perpetual existence.

36 USC 130102 - Purposes

The purposes of the corporation are
(1) to perpetuate the memory of the Grand Army of the Republic and of the men who saved the Union in 1861 to 1865;
(2) to assist in every practicable way in preserving, and making available for research, documents and records pertaining to the Grand Army of the Republic and its members;
(3) to cooperate in doing honor to all those who have served our country patriotically in any way;
(4) to teach patriotism, the duties of citizenship, the true history of our country, and the love and honor of our flag;
(5) to oppose every tendency or movement that would weaken loyalty to, destroy, or impair our constitutional Union; and
(6) to inculcate and broadly sustain the American principles of representative government, equal rights, and impartial justice for all.

36 USC 130103 - Membership

(a) Eligibility.— 

(1) Except as provided in this chapter, eligibility for membership in the corporation and the rights, privileges, and designation of classes of members are as provided in the constitution and bylaws of the corporation.
(2) Eligibility for membership is limited to female blood relatives of an individual who
(A) served at any time during the period April 12, 1861, through April 9, 1865, as a soldier or sailor in
(i) the United States Army, Navy, Marine Corps, or Revenue-Cutter Service; or
(ii) a State regiment that was called into active service and was subject to orders of United States general officers during that period; and
(B) was honorably discharged from, or died in, that service.
(b) Voting.— 
Each member has one vote on each matter submitted to a vote at a meeting of the members.

36 USC 130104 - Governing body

(a) National Convention.— 

(1) The national convention is the supreme governing authority of the corporation.
(2) The national convention is composed of officers and elected representatives from the States and other local subdivisions of the corporation as provided in the constitution and bylaws. However, the form of government of the corporation must be representative of the membership at large and may not permit concentration of control in a limited number of members or in a self-perpetuating group not representative of the membership at large.
(3) The meetings of the national convention may be held in the District of Columbia or in any State, territory, or possession of the United States.
(b) Officers.— 
The titles, manner of selection, term of office, and duties of the officers are as provided in the constitution and bylaws of the corporation.

36 USC 130105 - Powers

The corporation may
(1) adopt and amend a constitution and bylaws for the management of its property and the regulation of its affairs;
(2) adopt and alter a corporate seal;
(3) choose officers, managers, agents, and employees as the activities of the corporation require;
(4) make contracts;
(5) acquire, own, lease, encumber, and transfer property as necessary or convenient to carry out the purposes of the corporation;
(6) borrow money, issue instruments of indebtedness, and secure its obligations by granting security interests in its property;
(7) sue and be sued; and
(8) do any other act necessary and proper to carry out the purposes of the corporation.

36 USC 130106 - Exclusive right to name, seals, emblems, and badges

The corporation and its subordinate divisions have the exclusive right to use the name Ladies of the Grand Army of the Republic. The corporation has the exclusive right to use and to allow others to use seals, emblems, and badges the corporation adopts.

36 USC 130107 - Restrictions

(a) Stock and Dividends.— 
The corporation may not issue stock or declare or pay a dividend.
(b) Political Activities.— 
The corporation or an officer or agent as such may not contribute to a political party or candidate for public office.
(c) Distribution of Income or Assets.— 
The income or assets of the corporation may not inure to the benefit of, or be distributed to, an officer or member during the life of the corporation or on its dissolution or final liquidation. This subsection does not prevent the payment of compensation to an officer or reimbursement for actual necessary expenses in amounts approved by the council of administration of the corporation.
(d) Loans.— 
The corporation may not make a loan or advance to an officer or employee. Members of the council of administration who vote for or assent to making a loan or advance to an officer or employee, and officers who participate in making the loan or advance, are jointly and severally liable to the corporation for the amount of the loan or advance until it is repaid.

36 USC 130108 - Principal office

The principal office of the corporation shall be in the District of Columbia or another place decided by the corporation. However, the activities of the corporation are not confined to the place where the principal office is located but may be conducted throughout the States, territories, and possessions of the United States.

36 USC 130109 - Records and inspection

(a) Records.— 
The corporation shall keep
(1) correct and complete records of account; and
(2) minutes of the proceedings of its national conventions and council of administration.
(b) Inspection.— 
A member, or an agent or attorney of the member, may inspect the records of the corporation for any proper purpose, at any reasonable time.

36 USC 130110 - Service of process

The corporation shall have a designated agent in the District of Columbia to receive service of process for the corporation. Notice to or service on the agent, or mailed to the business address of the agent, is notice to or service on the corporation.

36 USC 130111 - Liability for acts of officers and agents

The corporation is liable for the acts of its officers and agents acting within the scope of their authority.

36 USC 130112 - Annual report

Not later than March 1 of each year, the corporation shall submit a report to Congress on the activities of the corporation during the prior fiscal year. The report may consist of a report on the proceedings of the national convention. The report may not be printed as a public document.

36 USC 130113 - Distribution of assets on dissolution or final liquidation

On dissolution or final liquidation of the corporation, any assets remaining after the discharge of all liabilities shall be distributed as provided by the council of administration, but in compliance with the constitution and bylaws of the corporation.

TITLE 36 - US CODE - CHAPTER 1303 - LEGION OF VALOR OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, INCORPORATED

36 USC 130301 - Organization

(a) Federal Charter.— 
Legion of Valor of the United States of America, Incorporated (in this chapter, the corporation), is a federally chartered corporation.
(b) Place of Incorporation and Domicile.— 
The corporation is declared to be incorporated and domiciled in the District of Columbia.
(c) Perpetual Existence.— 
Except as otherwise provided, the corporation has perpetual existence.
(d) References to Army and Navy Legion of Valor of the United States of America, Incorporated.— 
Any reference to the Army and Navy Legion of Valor of the United States of America, Incorporated, is deemed to refer to the Legion of Valor of the United States of America, Incorporated.

36 USC 130302 - Principles and purposes

(a) Principles.— 
The principles underlying the corporation are patriotic allegiance to the United States of America, fidelity to the constitution and laws of the United States, the security of civil liberty, and the permanence of free institutions.
(b) Purposes.— 
The purposes of the corporation are
(1) to cherish the memories of the valiant deeds in arms for which the Congressional Medal of Honor, the Distinguished Service Cross, the Navy Cross, and the Air Force Cross are the insignia;
(2) to promote true fellowship among its members;
(3) to advance the best interests of members of the Armed Forces of the United States of America;
(4) to extend all possible relief to needy members of the corporation and their widows and children; and
(5) to stimulate patriotism in the minds of our youth by encouraging the study of the patriotic, military, and naval history of our Nation.

36 USC 130303 - Membership

(a) Eligibility.— 
An individual is eligible for active membership in the corporation if the individual
(1) is of good moral character; and
(2) has received a Congressional Medal of Honor, a Distinguished Service Cross, a Navy Cross, or an Air Force Cross awarded for acts of extraordinary heroism in connection with military or naval operations against an armed enemy, or for heroism of a specially distinguished character, as a member of the Armed Forces of the United States or any foreign country.
(b) Extension of Eligibility to Parents and Descendants.— 
The corporation may extend eligibility for membership, either active or associate, to parents and lineal descendants of an individual described in subsection (a) of this section on terms provided in its constitution and bylaws.
(c) Voting.— 
Each member (except an associate member) has one vote on each matter submitted to a vote at a meeting of the members.

36 USC 130304 - Governing body

(a) Board of Directors.— 

(1) The board of directors is the governing body of the corporation. Between meetings of the corporation, the board is responsible for the general policies and program of the corporation. The board is responsible for all funds of the corporation.
(2) The number of directors, their manner of selection (including the filling of vacancies), and their term of office are as provided in the constitution and bylaws of the corporation. However, the board shall have at least 10 directors.
(b) Officers.— 

(1) The officers of the corporation are a commander, a senior vice commander, a junior vice commander, a chaplain, an adjutant and quartermaster, a judge advocate, an inspector, a surgeon, a historian, and any aides-de-camp provided in the constitution and bylaws.
(2) The manner of election, term of office, and duties of the officers are as provided in the constitution and bylaws.

36 USC 130305 - Powers

The corporation may
(1) adopt and amend a constitution and bylaws for the management of its property and the regulation of its affairs;
(2) adopt and alter a corporate seal;
(3) make contracts;
(4) acquire, own, lease, encumber, and transfer property as necessary or convenient to carry out the purposes of the corporation;
(5) borrow money, issue instruments of indebtedness, and secure its obligations by granting security interests in its property;
(6) charge and collect membership dues; and
(7) sue and be sued.

36 USC 130306 - Restrictions

(a) Stock and Dividends.— 
The corporation may not issue stock or declare or pay a dividend.
(b) Political Activities.— 
The corporation or a director or officer as such may not contribute to, support, or assist a political party or candidate for public office.
(c) Distribution of Income or Assets.— 
The income or assets of the corporation may not inure to the benefit of, or be distributed to, a director, officer, or member except on dissolution or final liquidation of the corporation. This subsection does not prevent the payment of compensation to an officer in an amount approved by the executive committee of the corporation.
(d) Loans.— 
The corporation may not make a loan to a director, officer, or employee. Directors who vote for or assent to making a loan to a director, officer, or employee, and officers who participate in making the loan, are jointly and severally liable to the corporation for the amount of the loan until it is repaid.

36 USC 130307 - Principal office

The principal office of the corporation shall be in a place decided by the board of directors. However, the activities of the corporation are not confined to the place where the principal office is located but may be conducted throughout the States, territories, and possessions of the United States.

36 USC 130308 - Records and inspection

(a) Records.— 
The corporation shall keep
(1) correct and complete records of account;
(2) minutes of the proceedings of its members, board of directors, and committees having any of the authority of its board of directors; and
(3) at its principal office, a record of the names and addresses of its members entitled to vote.
(b) Inspection.— 
A member entitled to vote, or an agent or attorney of the member, may inspect the records of the corporation for any proper purpose, at any reasonable time.

36 USC 130309 - Service of process

The corporation shall have a designated agent in the District of Columbia to receive service of process for the corporation. Notice to or service on the agent, or mailed to the business address of the agent, is notice to or service on the corporation.

36 USC 130310 - Liability for acts of officers and agents

The corporation is liable for the acts of its officers and agents acting within the scope of their authority.

36 USC 130311 - Distribution of assets on dissolution or final liquidation

On dissolution or final liquidation of the corporation, any assets remaining after the discharge of all liabilities shall be distributed as provided by the board of directors, but in compliance with the constitution and bylaws of the corporation.

TITLE 36 - US CODE - CHAPTER 1305 - LITTLE LEAGUE BASEBALL, INCORPORATED

36 USC 130501 - Organization

(a) Federal Charter.— 
Little League Baseball, Incorporated (in this chapter, the corporation), is a federally chartered corporation.
(b) Perpetual Existence.— 
Except as otherwise provided, the corporation has perpetual existence.

36 USC 130502 - Purposes

The purposes of the corporation are
(1) to promote, develop, supervise, and voluntarily assist in all lawful ways the interest of young people who participate in Little League baseball;
(2) to help and voluntarily assist young people in developing qualities of citizenship and sportsmanship; and
(3) using the disciplines of the native American game of baseball, to teach spirit and competitive will to win, physical fitness through individual sacrifice, the values of team play, and wholesome well being through healthy social association with other youngsters under proper leadership.

36 USC 130503 - Membership

(a) Eligibility.— 
Except as provided in this chapter, eligibility for membership in the corporation and the rights and privileges of members are as provided in the constitution and bylaws of the corporation.
(b) Voting.— 
Each member (except an honorary or associate member) has one vote on each matter submitted to a vote at a meeting of the members.

36 USC 130504 - Governing body

(a) Board of Directors.— 

(1) The board of directors is the governing body of the corporation. Between meetings of the corporation, the board is responsible for the general policies and program of the corporation. The board is responsible for the control of all funds of the corporation.
(2) The number of directors, their manner of selection (including the filling of vacancies), and their term of office are as provided in the constitution and bylaws of the corporation. However, the board shall have at least 13 directors.
(b) Officers.— 

(1) The officers of the corporation are a chairman of the board of directors, a president, a vice president, and a secretary-treasurer. Their duties are as provided in the constitution and bylaws of the corporation.
(2) The officers shall be elected annually at the annual meeting of the corporation.

36 USC 130505 - Powers

The corporation may
(1) adopt and amend a constitution and bylaws for the management of its property and the regulation of its affairs;
(2) adopt and alter a corporate seal;
(3) adopt, alter, and display seals, emblems, and badges;
(4) choose directors, officers, trustees, managers, employees, and agents as the activities of the corporation require;
(5) make contracts;
(6) acquire, own, lease, encumber, and transfer property as necessary or convenient to carry out the purposes of the corporation;
(7) borrow money, issue instruments of indebtedness, and secure its obligations by granting security interests in its property;
(8) charge and collect membership dues and subscription fees;
(9) sue and be sued; and
(10) do any other act necessary or desirable to carry out the purposes of the corporation.

36 USC 130506 - Exclusive right to name and emblems

The corporation has the exclusive right to use and to allow others to use the names Little League and Little Leaguer and the official Little League emblem or any colorable simulation of that emblem. This section does not affect any vested rights.

36 USC 130507 - Restrictions

(a) Stock and Dividends.— 
The corporation may not issue stock or declare or pay a dividend.
(b) Political Activities.— 
The corporation or a director, officer, or agent as such may not contribute to, support, or assist any political party or candidate for office.
(c) Distribution of Income or Assets.— 
The income and assets of the corporation may not inure to the benefit of, or be distributed to, a director, officer, or member during the life of the corporation or on its dissolution or final liquidation. This subsection does not prevent the payment of reasonable compensation to an officer in an amount approved by the board of directors.
(d) Loans.— 
The corporation may not make a loan to a director, officer, or employee. Directors who vote for or assent to making a loan to a director, officer, or employee, and officers who participate in making the loan, are jointly and severally liable to the corporation for the amount of the loan until it is repaid.

36 USC 130508 - Principal office

The principal office of the corporation shall be in Williamsport, Pennsylvania, or another place decided by the board of directors. However, the activities of the corporation may be conducted throughout the world.

36 USC 130509 - Records and inspection

(a) Records.— 
The corporation shall keep
(1) correct and complete records of account;
(2) minutes of the proceedings of its members, board of directors, and committees having any of the authority of its board of directors; and
(3) at its principal office, a record of the names and addresses of its members entitled to vote.
(b) Inspection.— 
A member entitled to vote, or an agent or attorney of the member, may inspect the records of the corporation for any proper purpose, at any reasonable time.

36 USC 130510 - Statement required in audit report

The corporation shall include in the audit report statement required under section 10101 (b)(1)(B) of this title a schedule of all contracts requiring payments greater than $10,000 and all payments of compensation or fees at a rate greater than $10,000 a year.

36 USC 130511 - Service of process

The corporation shall have a designated agent in the District of Columbia to receive service of process for the corporation. Notice to or service on the agent, or mailed to the business address of the agent, is notice to or service on the corporation.

36 USC 130512 - Liability for acts of officers and agents

The corporation is liable for the acts of its officers and agents acting within the scope of their authority.

36 USC 130513 - Distribution of assets on dissolution or final liquidation

On dissolution or final liquidation of the corporation, any assets remaining after the discharge of all liabilities shall be distributed as provided by the board of directors, but consistent with the purposes of the corporation and in compliance with the constitution and bylaws of the corporation.

TITLE 36 - US CODE - CHAPTER 1401 - MARINE CORPS LEAGUE

36 USC 140101 - Organization

(a) Federal Charter.— 
Marine Corps League (in this chapter, the corporation) is a federally chartered corporation.
(b) Perpetual Existence.— 
Except as otherwise provided, the corporation has perpetual existence.

36 USC 140102 - Purposes

The purposes of the corporation are
(1) to preserve the traditions and to promote the interests of the United States Marine Corps;
(2) to band those who, on August 4, 1937, were serving in the United States Marine Corps and those who have been honorably discharged from that service together in fellowship that they may effectively promote the ideals of American freedom and democracy;
(3) to fit its members for the duties of citizenship and to encourage them to serve as ably as citizens as they have served the Nation under arms;
(4) to hold sacred the history and memory of the men who have given their lives to the Nation;
(5) to foster love for the principles which they have supported by blood and valor since the founding of the Republic;
(6) to maintain true allegiance to American institutions;
(7) to create a bond of comradeship between those in service and those who have returned to civil life;
(8) to aid voluntarily and to render assistance to all marines and former marines as well as to their widows and orphans; and
(9) to perpetuate the history of the United States Marine Corps and by fitting acts to observe the anniversaries of historical occasions of peculiar interest to marines.

36 USC 140103 - Powers

The corporation may
(1) adopt and amend bylaws;
(2) adopt and alter a corporate seal;
(3) appoint or elect officers and agents;
(4) choose a board of trustees, consisting of at least 5 but not more than 15 individuals, to conduct the business and exercise the powers of the corporation;
(5) establish and maintain offices to conduct its activities;
(6) acquire, own, lease, encumber, and transfer property as necessary or appropriate to carry out the purposes of the corporation;
(7) charge and collect membership dues and receive contributions of money or property to be devoted to carrying out the purposes of the corporation;
(8) sue and be sued; and
(9) do any other act necessary or appropriate to carry out the purposes of the corporation.

36 USC 140104 - Annual report

Not later than December 1 of each year, the corporation shall submit a report to Congress on the activities of the corporation during the prior calendar year. The report may not be printed as a public document.

TITLE 36 - US CODE - CHAPTER 1403 - THE MILITARY CHAPLAINS ASSOCIATION OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

36 USC 140301 - Organization

(a) Federal Charter.— 
The Military Chaplains Association of the United States of America (in this chapter, the corporation) is a federally chartered corporation.
(b) Perpetual Existence.— 
Except as otherwise provided, the corporation has perpetual existence.

36 USC 140302 - Purposes

The purposes of the corporation are
(1) to safeguard and strengthen the forces of faith and morality of our Nation;
(2) to perpetuate and deepen the bonds of understanding and friendship of our military service;
(3) to preserve our spiritual influence and interest in all members and veterans of the Armed Forces;
(4) to uphold the Constitution of the United States; and
(5) to promote justice, peace, and good will.

36 USC 140303 - Powers

The corporation may
(1) make its own organization, including its constitution, bylaws, and regulations;
(2) adopt and alter a corporate seal;
(3) establish and maintain offices to conduct its activities;
(4) appoint or elect officers and agents;
(5) authorize the executive committee to conduct the business and exercise the powers of the corporation;
(6) acquire, own, lease, encumber, and transfer property as necessary or appropriate to carry out the purposes of the corporation;
(7) publish a magazine and other publications;
(8) charge and collect membership dues and subscription fees;
(9) sue and be sued; and
(10) do any other act necessary or appropriate to carry out the purposes of the corporation.

36 USC 140304 - Exclusive right to name

The corporation and its area, State, and local chapters have the exclusive right to use the name The Military Chaplains Association of the United States of America.

36 USC 140305 - Annual report

Not later than September 1 of each year, the corporation shall submit a report to Congress on the activities of the corporation during the prior calendar year. The report may not be printed as a public document.

TITLE 36 - US CODE - CHAPTER 1405 - MILITARY ORDER OF THE PURPLE HEART OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, INCORPORATED

36 USC 140501 - Organization

(a) Federal Charter.— 
Military Order of the Purple Heart of the United States of America, Incorporated (in this chapter, the corporation), is a federally chartered corporation.
(b) Place of Incorporation and Domicile.— 
The corporation is declared to be incorporated and domiciled in the District of Columbia.
(c) Perpetual Existence.— 
Except as otherwise provided, the corporation has perpetual existence.

36 USC 140502 - Principles and purposes

(a) Principles.— 
The principles underlying the corporation are patriotic allegiance to the United States, fidelity to the Constitution and laws of the United States, the security of civil liberty, and the permanence of free institutions.
(b) Purposes.— 
The purposes of the corporation are educational, fraternal, historical, and patriotic, perpetuating the principles of liberty and justice which have created the United States, by
(1) commemorating all national patriotic holidays;
(2) maintaining true allegiance to the Government of the United States and fidelity to its Constitution and laws;
(3) preserving and strengthening comradeship and patriotism among its members;
(4) assisting, comforting, and aiding all needy and distressed members and their dependents;
(5) giving needed hospital and service work through its Department of Veterans Affairs certified service officers;
(6) cooperating with other civic and patriotic organizations having worthy objectives;
(7) keeping alive the achievements and memory of our countrys founders;
(8) ever cherishing the memory of General George Washington, who founded the Purple Heart at his headquarters at Newburgh-on-the-Hudson on August 7, 1782;
(9) influencing and teaching our citizenry, in a loyal appreciation of the heritages of American citizenship, with its responsibilities and privileges; and
(10) preserving and defending the United States from all enemies.

36 USC 140503 - Membership

(a) Active Members.— 
An individual is eligible for active membership in the corporation if the individual
(1) is of good moral character; and
(2) has received the Purple Heart for wounds received as a member, of any rank, of the Armed Forces of the United States or any foreign country during military or naval combat against an armed enemy of the United States.
(b) Associate Members.— 
The corporation may extend eligibility for membership as associate members to parents and lineal descendants of an individual described in subsection (a) of this section on terms provided in its constitution and bylaws.
(c) Voting.— 
Each member described in subsection (a) of this section has one vote on each matter submitted to a vote at a meeting of the members.

36 USC 140504 - Governing body

(a) Board of Directors.— 

(1) The board of directors is the governing body of the corporation. Between meetings of the corporation, the board is responsible for the general policies and program of the corporation. The board is responsible for all funds of the corporation.
(2) The number of directors, their manner of selection (including the filling of vacancies), and their term of office are as provided in the constitution and bylaws of the corporation. However, the board shall have at least 18 directors.
(b) Officers.— 

(1) The officers of the corporation are a commander, a senior vice commander, a chaplain, an adjutant, a finance officer, a judge advocate, an inspector, a surgeon, a historian, and other elected officers as provided in the constitution and bylaws.
(2) The manner of election, term of office, and duties of the officers are as provided in the constitution and bylaws.

36 USC 140505 - Powers

The corporation may
(1) adopt and amend a constitution and bylaws for the management of its property and the regulation of its affairs;
(2) adopt and alter a corporate seal;
(3) make contracts;
(4) acquire, own, lease, encumber, and transfer property as necessary or convenient to carry out the purposes of the corporation;
(5) borrow money, issue instruments of indebtedness, and secure its obligations by granting security interests in its property;
(6) charge and collect membership dues; and
(7) sue and be sued.

36 USC 140506 - Restrictions

(a) Stock and Dividends.— 
The corporation may not issue stock or declare or pay a dividend.
(b) Political Activities.— 
The corporation or a director or officer as such may not contribute to, support, or assist a political party or candidate for public office.
(c) Distribution of Income or Assets.— 
The income or assets of the corporation may not inure to the benefit of, or be distributed to, a director, officer, or member except on dissolution or final liquidation of the corporation. This subsection does not prevent the payment of compensation to an officer in an amount approved by the executive committee of the corporation.
(d) Loans.— 
The corporation may not make a loan to a director, officer, or employee. Directors who vote for or assent to making a loan to a director, officer, or employee, and officers who participate in making the loan, are jointly and severally liable to the corporation for the amount of the loan until it is repaid.

36 USC 140507 - Principal office

The principal office of the corporation shall be in the District of Columbia or another place decided by the national executive board. However, the activities of the corporation are not confined to the place where the principal office is located but may be conducted throughout the States, territories, and possessions of the United States.

36 USC 140508 - Records and inspection

(a) Records.— 
The corporation shall keep
(1) correct and complete records of account;
(2) minutes of the proceedings of its members, board of directors, and committees having any of the authority of its board of directors; and
(3) at its principal office, a record of the names and addresses of its members entitled to vote.
(b) Inspection.— 
A member entitled to vote, or an agent or attorney of the member, may inspect the records of the corporation for any proper purpose, at any reasonable time.

36 USC 140509 - Liability for acts of officers and agents

The corporation is liable for the acts of its officers and agents acting within the scope of their authority.

36 USC 140510 - Service of process

The corporation shall have a designated agent in the District of Columbia to receive service of process for the corporation. Notice to or service on the agent, or mailed to the business address of the agent, is notice to or service on the corporation.

36 USC 140511 - Distribution of assets on dissolution or final liquidation

On dissolution or final liquidation of the corporation, any assets remaining after the discharge of all liabilities shall be distributed as provided by the board of directors, but in compliance with the constitution and bylaws of the corporation.

TITLE 36 - US CODE - CHAPTER 1407 - MILITARY ORDER OF THE WORLD WARS

36 USC 140701 - Definition

For purposes of this chapter, State includes the District of Columbia and the territories and possessions of the United States.

36 USC 140702 - Organization

(a) Federal Charter.— 
Military Order of the World Wars (in this chapter, the corporation), a nonprofit corporation incorporated in the District of Columbia, is a federally chartered corporation.
(b) Expiration of Charter.— 
The charter granted by this chapter expires if the corporation fails to comply with any provision of
(1) its bylaws or articles of incorporation;
(2) this chapter; or
(3) the laws of the District of Columbia that apply to corporations such as the corporation recognized under this chapter.

36 USC 140703 - Purposes

The purposes of the corporation are as provided in the articles of incorporation and bylaws and include
(1) promoting military service associations;
(2) promoting patriotic education and military, naval, and air science;
(3) defending the honor and integrity of the United States Government and the Constitution;
(4) fostering fraternal relations among all branches of the Armed Forces;
(5) encouraging the adoption of a suitable policy of national security; and
(6) encouraging the commemoration of military service and the establishment of war memorials.

36 USC 140704 - Membership

(a) Eligibility.— 
Except as provided in this chapter, eligibility for membership in the corporation and the rights and privileges of members are as provided in the articles of incorporation and bylaws.
(b) Nondiscrimination.— 
The terms of membership may not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, disability, age, or national origin.

36 USC 140705 - Governing body

(a) Board of Directors.— 
The board of directors and the responsibilities of the board are as provided in the articles of incorporation.
(b) Officers.— 
The officers and the election of officers are as provided in the articles of incorporation.
(c) Nondiscrimination.— 
The requirements for serving as a director or officer may not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, disability, age, or national origin.

36 USC 140706 - Powers

The corporation has only the powers provided in its bylaws and articles of incorporation filed in the State in which it is incorporated.

36 USC 140707 - Restrictions

(a) Stock and Dividends.— 
The corporation may not issue stock or declare or pay a dividend.
(b) Distribution of Income or Assets.— 
The income or assets of the corporation may not inure to the benefit of, or be distributed to, a director, officer, or member during the life of the charter granted by this chapter. This subsection does not prevent the payment of reasonable compensation to an officer or reimbursement for actual necessary expenses in amounts approved by the board of directors.
(c) Loans.— 
The corporation may not make a loan to a director, officer, or employee.
(d) Claim of Governmental Approval or Authorization.— 
The corporation may not claim congressional approval or the authority of the United States Government for any of its activities.

36 USC 140708 - Duty to maintain tax-exempt status

The corporation shall maintain its status as an organization exempt from taxation under the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 (26 U.S.C. 1 et seq.).

36 USC 140709 - Records and inspection

(a) Records.— 
The corporation shall keep
(1) correct and complete records of account;
(2) minutes of the proceedings of its members, board of directors, and committees having any of the authority of its board of directors; and
(3) at its principal office, a record of the names and addresses of its members entitled to vote.
(b) Inspection.— 
A member entitled to vote, or an agent or attorney of the member, may inspect the records of the corporation for any proper purpose, at any reasonable time.

36 USC 140710 - Service of process

The corporation shall comply with the law on service of process of each State in which it is incorporated and each State in which it carries on activities.

36 USC 140711 - Liability for acts of officers and agents

The corporation is liable for the acts of its officers and agents acting within the scope of their authority.

36 USC 140712 - Annual report

The corporation shall submit an annual report to Congress on the activities of the corporation during the prior fiscal year. The report shall be submitted at the same time as the report of the audit required by section 10101 of this title. The report may not be printed as a public document.

TITLE 36 - US CODE - CHAPTER 1501 - NATIONAL ACADEMY OF PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION

36 USC 150101 - Definition

For purposes of this chapter, State includes the District of Columbia and the territories and possessions of the United States.

36 USC 150102 - Organization

(a) Federal Charter.— 
National Academy of Public Administration (in this chapter, the corporation), incorporated in the District of Columbia, is a federally chartered corporation.
(b) Expiration of Charter.— 
If the corporation does not comply with any provision of this chapter, the charter granted by this chapter expires.

36 USC 150103 - Purposes

The purposes of the corporation are as provided in the articles of incorporation and include
(1) evaluating the structure, administration, operation, and program performance of Federal and other governments and government agencies, anticipating, identifying, and analyzing significant problems, and suggesting timely corrective action;
(2) foreseeing and examining critical emerging issues in governance, and formulating practical approaches to their resolution;
(3) assessing the effectiveness, structure, administration, and implications for governance of present or proposed public programs, policies, and processes, and recommending specific changes;
(4) advising on the relationship of Federal, State, regional, and local governments, and increasing public officials, citizens, and scholars understanding of requirements and opportunities for sound governance and how these can be effectively met; and
(5) demonstrating by the conduct of its affairs a commitment to the highest professional standards of ethics and scholarship.

36 USC 150104 - Services to United States Government

On request of the United States Government, the corporation shall investigate, examine, experiment, and report on any subject of government. The actual expense of the investigation, examination, experimentation, and report shall be paid by the Government from appropriations available for that purpose.

36 USC 150105 - Membership

Eligibility for membership in the corporation and the rights and privileges of members are as provided in the bylaws.

36 USC 150106 - Governing body

(a) Board of Directors.— 
The board of directors and the responsibilities of the board are as provided in the articles of incorporation.
(b) Officers.— 
The officers and the election of officers are as provided in the articles of incorporation.

36 USC 150107 - Powers

The corporation has only the powers provided in its bylaws and articles of incorporation filed in each State in which it is incorporated.

36 USC 150108 - Restrictions

(a) Stock and Dividends.— 
The corporation may not issue stock or declare or pay a dividend.
(b) Political Activities.— 
The corporation or a director or officer as such may not contribute to, support, or participate in any political activity or in any manner attempt to influence legislation.
(c) Distribution of Income or Assets.— 
The income or assets of the corporation may not inure to the benefit of, or be distributed to, a director, officer, or member during the life of the charter granted by this chapter. This subsection does not prevent the payment of reasonable compensation to an officer or member in an amount approved by the board of directors.
(d) Loans.— 
The corporation may not make a loan to a director, officer, or employee.
(e) Claim of Governmental Approval or Authorization.— 
Except by agreement, the corporation may not claim congressional approval or the authority of the United States Government for any of its activities.

36 USC 150109 - Duty to maintain corporate and tax-exempt status

(a) Corporate Status.— 
The corporation shall maintain its status as a corporation incorporated under the laws of the District of Columbia.
(b) Tax-Exempt Status.— 
The corporation shall maintain its status as an organization exempt from taxation under the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 (26 U.S.C. 1 et seq.).

36 USC 150110 - Records and inspection

(a) Records.— 
The corporation shall keep
(1) correct and complete records of account;
(2) minutes of the proceedings of its members, board of directors, and committees having any of the authority of its board of directors; and
(3) at its principal office, a record of the names and addresses of its members entitled to vote.
(b) Inspection.— 
A member entitled to vote, or an agent or attorney of the member, may inspect the records of the corporation for any proper purpose, at any reasonable time.

36 USC 150111 - Service of process

The corporation shall comply with the law on service of process of each State in which it is incorporated and each State in which it carries on activities.

36 USC 150112 - Liability for acts of officers and agents

The corporation is liable for the acts of its officers and agents acting within the scope of their authority.

36 USC 150113 - Annual report

The corporation shall submit an annual report to Congress on the activities of the corporation during the prior fiscal year. The report shall be submitted at the same time as the report of the audit required by section 10101 of this title. The report may not be printed as a public document.

TITLE 36 - US CODE - CHAPTER 1503 - NATIONAL ACADEMY OF SCIENCES

36 USC 150301 - Federal charter

National Academy of Sciences (in this chapter, the corporation) is a federally chartered corporation.

36 USC 150302 - Powers

(a) General.— 
The corporation may
(1) make its own organization, including adopting a constitution, bylaws, and regulations;
(2) provide for the election of domestic and foreign members, their division into classes, and other matters needful or usual in such an institution;
(3) fill vacancies; and
(4) report its actions under this subsection to Congress.
(b) Property.— 

(1) The corporation may
(A) receive property by devise, bequest, donation, or otherwise;
(B) hold the property absolutely or in trust;
(C) manage and invest the property as provided in the constitution of the corporation; and
(D) use the property and income from the property to carry out the purposes of the corporation, subject to instructions of donors.
(2) Congress at any time may limit the amount of real estate the corporation may acquire and the amount of time it may be held.

36 USC 150303 - Services to United States Government

On request of the United States Government, the corporation shall investigate, examine, experiment, and report on any subject of science or art. The corporation may not receive compensation for services to the Government, but the actual expense of the investigation, examination, experimentation, and report shall be paid by the Government from an appropriation for that purpose.

36 USC 150304 - Annual meeting

The corporation shall hold an annual meeting at a place designated by the corporation.

TITLE 36 - US CODE - CHAPTER 1505 - NATIONAL CONFERENCE OF STATE SOCIETIES, WASHINGTON, DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA

36 USC 150501 - Definition

For purposes of this chapter, State includes the District of Columbia.

36 USC 150502 - Organization

(a) Federal Charter.— 
National Conference of State Societies, Washington, District of Columbia (in this chapter, the corporation), is a federally chartered corporation.
(b) Perpetual Existence.— 
Except as otherwise provided, the corporation has perpetual existence.

36 USC 150503 - Purposes

The purposes of the corporation are
(1) to promote friendly and cooperative relations between the State and territorial societies in the District of Columbia;
(2) to foster, participate in, and encourage educational, cultural, charitable, civic, and patriotic programs and activities in the District of Columbia and surrounding communities; and
(3) to act as contact agent with States for carrying out State and national programs.

36 USC 150504 - Membership

The membership of the corporation consists of the members of the State and territorial societies in the District of Columbia. Except as provided in this chapter, eligibility for membership in the corporation and the rights and privileges of members are as provided in the bylaws and regulations of the corporation.

36 USC 150505 - Governing body

(a) Board of Representatives.— 

(1) The board of representatives is the governing body of the corporation. The board shall exercise the powers granted to the corporation.
(2) The board consists of one representative from each State society and territorial society in the District of Columbia. Each member of the board has one vote.
(b) Officers.— 

(1) The officers of the corporation are a president, a first vice president, a second vice president, a secretary, an assistant secretary, a treasurer, an assistant treasurer, a historian, and other officers designated by the board.
(2) The officers shall be elected by the board at an annual meeting and serve for a term of 1 year.

36 USC 150506 - Powers

The corporation has the powers provided in its bylaws and articles of incorporation filed in the State in which it is incorporated, including the power to
(1) adopt bylaws and regulations for the management of its property and the regulation of its affairs;
(2) adopt and alter a corporate seal;
(3) adopt emblems and badges;
(4) choose officers, managers, and agents as the activities of the corporation require;
(5) make contracts;
(6) acquire, own, lease, encumber, and transfer property as necessary to carry out the purposes of the corporation;
(7) borrow money, issue instruments of indebtedness, and secure its obligations by granting security interests in its property;
(8) publish a magazine, newspaper, and other publications consistent with the purposes of the corporation;
(9) sue and be sued; and
(10) do any other act necessary and proper to carry out the purposes of the corporation.

36 USC 150507 - Exclusive right to name, seals, emblems, and badges

The corporation has the exclusive right to use the name National Conference of State Societies, Washington, District of Columbia and seals, emblems, and badges the corporation adopts.

36 USC 150508 - Restrictions

(a) Stock and Dividends.— 
The corporation may not issue stock or declare or pay a dividend.
(b) Political Activities.— 
The corporation or an officer or member as such may not contribute to, support, or assist a political party or candidate for elective public office. The corporation may not carry on propaganda.
(c) Distribution of Income or Assets.— 
The income or assets of the corporation may not inure to the benefit of, or be distributed to, an officer or member except on dissolution or final liquidation of the corporation.
(d) Loans.— 
The corporation may not make a loan or advance to an officer or member of the board of representatives. Officers and members of the board who vote for or assent to making a loan or advance to an officer or member of the board, and officers or members of the board who participate in making the loan or advance, are jointly and severally liable to the corporation for the amount of the loan or advance until it is repaid.

36 USC 150509 - Headquarters and principal office

The headquarters and principal office of the corporation shall be in the District of Columbia. However, the activities of the corporation are not confined to the District of Columbia but may be conducted throughout the States, territories, and possessions of the United States.

36 USC 150510 - Records and inspection

(a) Records.— 
The corporation shall keep
(1) correct and complete records of account;
(2) minutes of the proceedings of its members, board of representatives, and committees having any of the authority of its board of representatives; and
(3) at its principal office, a record of the names and addresses of its members entitled to vote.
(b) Inspection.— 
A member entitled to vote, or an agent or attorney of the member, may inspect the records of the corporation for any proper purpose, at any reasonable time.

36 USC 150511 - Service of process

(a) District of Columbia.— 
The corporation shall have a designated agent in the District of Columbia to receive service of process for the corporation. Designation of the agent shall be filed in the office of the clerk of the United States District Court for the District of Columbia. Notice to or service on the agent, or mailed to the address of the agent, is notice to or service on the corporation.
(b) States.— 
As a condition to the exercise in any State of any power or privilege granted by this chapter, the corporation shall file, with the secretary of state or other designated official of that State, the name and address of an agent in that State on whom legal process or demands against the corporation may be served.

36 USC 150512 - Liability for acts of officers and agents

The corporation is liable for the acts of its officers and agents acting within the scope of their authority.

36 USC 150513 - Distribution of assets on dissolution or final liquidation

On dissolution or final liquidation of the corporation, any assets remaining after the discharge of all liabilities shall be divided equally among the State and territorial societies in the District of Columbia.

TITLE 36 - US CODE - CHAPTER 1507 - NATIONAL CONFERENCE ON CITIZENSHIP

36 USC 150701 - Organization

(a) Federal Charter.— 
National Conference on Citizenship (in this chapter, the corporation) is a federally chartered corporation.
(b) Perpetual Existence.— 
Except as otherwise provided, the corporation has perpetual existence.

36 USC 150702 - Purposes

The purposes of the corporation are
(1) to hold an annual national conference on citizenship on or about Citizenship Day, September 17;
(2) to assist in the development of more dynamic procedures for making citizenship more effective, including the promotion and encouragement of local, State, and regional citizenship conferences; and
(3) to indicate the ways and means by which various organizations may contribute concretely to the development of a more active, alert, enlightened, conscientious, and progressive citizenry in our country.

36 USC 150703 - Membership

(a) Eligibility.— 
Membership in the corporation is confined to agencies and organizations. Except as provided in this chapter, the rights and privileges of members are as provided in the bylaws.
(b) Voting.— 
Each agency or organization sending delegates to, and participating in, the annual national conference on citizenship has one vote in the conduct of the business of the conference.

36 USC 150704 - National officers

(a) National Officers.— 
The national officers of the corporation are a president, a first vice president, a second vice president, a third vice president, a secretary, and a treasurer. The president is chairman of the board of directors and of the executive committee described in section 150705 (d) of this title.
(b) Election.— 
The national officers are elected biennially from among the officers and members of the member agencies and organizations participating in the annual national conference on citizenship, by a majority vote of the agencies and organizations sending delegates to, and participating in, the conference.

36 USC 150705 - Board of directors

(a) General.— 
The board of directors is the governing body of the corporation. The board shall exercise the powers granted to the corporation.
(b) Number and Election.— 
The number of directors and their term of office are as provided in the bylaws, except that the board shall have at least 10 members (including ex officio members). The directors are elected from among the officers and members of the member agencies and organizations participating in the annual national conference on citizenship, by a majority vote of the agencies and organizations sending delegates to, and participating in, the conference.
(c) Meetings.— 
The board shall hold an annual meeting at a time and place as may be provided in the bylaws. The annual report of the board shall be presented at the annual meeting. Special meetings of the board may be called as provided in the bylaws.
(d) Executive Committee.— 
The board shall designate 3 of its own members, who together with the president and the 3 vice presidents constitute the executive committee. When the board is not in session, the executive committee has the powers of the board subject to the boards direction and may authorize the seal of the corporation to be affixed to all papers that require it.
(e) Executive Director and Professional Staff.— 
The executive committee shall select an executive director for the corporation, who shall have the qualifications and terms of employment decided by the committee. The executive director shall nominate other professional staff members, who must be approved by the executive committee.

36 USC 150706 - Powers

The corporation may
(1) adopt and amend bylaws and regulations for the management of its property and the regulation of its affairs, including the establishment and maintenance of local and State conferences on citizenship;
(2) adopt and alter a corporate seal;
(3) adopt emblems and badges;
(4) choose officers, managers, employees, and agents as the activities of the corporation require;
(5) make contracts;
(6) acquire, own, lease, encumber, and transfer property as necessary to carry out the purposes of the corporation;
(7) borrow money, issue instruments of indebtedness, and secure its obligations by granting security interests in its property;
(8) use corporate funds to give prizes or awards to citizens for outstanding contributions toward the achievement of the purposes of the corporation;
(9) publish a magazine and other publications consistent with the purposes of the corporation;
(10) sue and be sued; and
(11) do any other act necessary and proper to carry out the purposes of the corporation.

36 USC 150707 - Exclusive right to name, seals, emblems, and badges

The corporation has the exclusive right to use the name National Conference on Citizenship and seals, emblems, and badges the corporation adopts.

36 USC 150708 - Restrictions

(a) Stock and Dividends.— 
The corporation may not issue stock or declare or pay a dividend.
(b) Political Activities.— 
The corporation or a director, officer, or member as such may not contribute to, support, or assist a political party or candidate for elective public office, or advocate, sponsor, or promote legislation in the Congress of the United States or in the legislature of a State.
(c) Distribution of Income or Assets.— 
The income or assets of the corporation may not inure to the benefit of, or be distributed to, a director, officer, or member except on dissolution or final liquidation of the corporation. This subsection does not prevent the executive committee from adopting terms of employment of the executive director as provided in section 150705 (e) of this title.
(d) Loans.— 
The corporation may not make a loan to a director, officer, or employee. Directors who vote for or assent to making a loan to a director, officer, or employee, and officers who participate in making the loan, are jointly and severally liable to the corporation for the amount of the loan until it is repaid.

36 USC 150709 - Headquarters and principal office

The headquarters and principal office of the corporation shall be in the District of Columbia, Maryland, or Virginia. However, the activities of the corporation are not confined to the District of Columbia, Maryland, and Virginia but may be conducted throughout the States, territories, and possessions of the United States.

36 USC 150710 - Records and inspection

(a) Records.— 
The corporation shall keep
(1) correct and complete records of account;
(2) minutes of the proceedings of its annual national conference, board of directors, and committees having any of the authority of its board of directors; and
(3) at its principal office, a record of the names and addresses of its members entitled to vote.
(b) Inspection.— 
A member entitled to vote, or an agent or attorney of the member, may inspect the records of the corporation for any proper purpose, at any reasonable time.

36 USC 150711 - Service of process

The corporation shall have a designated agent in the District of Columbia to receive service of process for the corporation. Designation of the agent shall be filed in the office of the clerk of the United States District Court for the District of Columbia. Notice to or service on the agent, or mailed to the business address of the agent, is notice to or service on the corporation.

36 USC 150712 - Liability for acts of officers and agents

The corporation is liable for the acts of its officers and agents acting within the scope of their authority.

36 USC 150713 - Distribution of assets on dissolution or final liquidation

On dissolution or final liquidation of the corporation, any assets remaining after the discharge of all liabilities shall be transferred by the board of directors to a recognized agency or agencies engaged in the furtherance and advancement of citizenship.

TITLE 36 - US CODE - CHAPTER 1509 - NATIONAL COUNCIL ON RADIATION PROTECTION AND MEASUREMENTS

36 USC 150901 - Organization

(a) Federal Charter.— 
National Council on Radiation Protection and Measurements (in this chapter, the corporation) is a federally chartered corporation.
(b) Perpetual Existence.— 
Except as otherwise provided, the corporation has perpetual existence.

36 USC 150902 - Purposes

The purposes of the corporation are
(1) to collect, analyze, develop, and disseminate in the public interest information and recommendations about
(A) protection against radiation; and
(B) radiation measurements, quantities, and units, particularly those concerned with protection against radiation;
(2) to provide a means by which organizations concerned with the scientific and related aspects of protection against radiation and of radiation quantities, units, and measurements may cooperate for effective use of their combined resources, and to stimulate the work of those organizations;
(3) to develop basic concepts about
(A) radiation quantities, units, and measurements;
(B) the application of those concepts; and
(C) protection against radiation; and
(4) to cooperate with the International Commission on Radiological Protection, the Federal Radiation Council, the International Commission on Radiological Units and Measurements, and other national and international organizations, governmental and private, concerned with radiation quantities, units, and measurements and with protection against radiation.

36 USC 150903 - Membership

(a) Eligibility.— 
Except as provided in this chapter, eligibility for membership in the corporation and the rights and privileges of members are as provided in the bylaws.
(b) Voting.— 
Each member (except an honorary or associate member) has one vote on each matter submitted to a vote at a meeting of the members.

36 USC 150904 - Governing body

(a) Board of Directors.— 

(1) The board of directors is the governing body of the corporation. Between meetings of the corporation, the board is responsible for the general policies and program of the corporation. The board is responsible for the control of all funds of the corporation.
(2) The selection of directors and their term of office are as provided in the bylaws.
(b) Officers.— 

(1) The officers of the corporation are a president, one or more vice presidents, a secretary, a treasurer, and other officers as provided in the bylaws. Their duties are as provided in the bylaws.
(2) The officers shall be elected at the annual meeting of the corporation.

36 USC 150905 - Powers

The corporation may
(1) adopt and amend bylaws for the management of its property and the regulation of its affairs;
(2) adopt and alter a corporate seal;
(3) choose directors, officers, trustees, managers, employees, and agents as the activities of the corporation require;
(4) make contracts;
(5) acquire, own, lease, encumber, and transfer property as necessary to carry out the purposes of the corporation;
(6) borrow money, issue instruments of indebtedness, and secure its obligations by granting security interests in its property;
(7) sue and be sued; and
(8) do any other act necessary and proper to carry out the purposes of the corporation.

36 USC 150906 - Restrictions

(a) Stock and Dividends.— 
The corporation may not issue stock or declare or pay a dividend.
(b) Political Activities.— 
The corporation or a director, officer, or agent as such may not contribute to, support, or assist a political party or candidate for office.
(c) Distribution of Income or Assets.— 
The income or assets of the corporation may not inure to the benefit of, or be distributed to, a director, officer, or member during the life of the corporation or on its dissolution or final liquidation. This subsection does not prevent the payment of reasonable compensation to an officer in an amount approved by the board of directors.
(d) Loans.— 
The corporation may not make a loan to a director, officer, or employee. Directors who vote for or assent to making a loan to a director, officer, or employee, and officers who participate in making the loan, are jointly and severally liable to the corporation for the amount of the loan until it is repaid.

36 USC 150907 - Principal office

The principal office of the corporation shall be in the District of Columbia or another place decided by the board of directors. However, the activities of the corporation may be conducted throughout the world.

36 USC 150908 - Records and inspection

(a) Records.— 
The corporation shall keep
(1) correct and complete records of account;
(2) minutes of the proceedings of its members, board of directors, and committees having any of the authority of its board of directors; and
(3) at its principal office, a record of the names and addresses of its members entitled to vote.
(b) Inspection.— 
A member entitled to vote, or an agent or attorney of the member, may inspect the records of the corporation for any proper purpose, at any reasonable time.

36 USC 150909 - Statement required in audit report

The corporation shall include in the audit report statement required under section 10101 (b)(1)(B) of this title a schedule of all contracts requiring payments greater than $10,000 and all payments of compensation or fees at a rate greater than $10,000 a year.

36 USC 150910 - Service of process

The corporation shall have a designated agent in the District of Columbia to receive service of process for the corporation. Notice to or service on the agent, or mailed to the business address of the agent, is notice to or service on the corporation.

36 USC 150911 - Liability for acts of officers and agents

The corporation is liable for the acts of its officers and agents acting within the scope of their authority.

36 USC 150912 - Distribution of assets on dissolution or final liquidation

On dissolution or final liquidation of the corporation, any assets remaining after the discharge of all liabilities shall be distributed as provided by the board of directors, but consistent with the purposes of the corporation and in compliance with the bylaws.

TITLE 36 - US CODE - CHAPTER 1511 - NATIONAL EDUCATION ASSOCIATION OF THE UNITED STATES

36 USC 151101 - Organization

(a) Federal Charter.— 
National Education Association of the United States (in this chapter, the corporation) is a federally chartered corporation.
(b) Place of Incorporation.— 
The corporation is declared to be incorporated in the District of Columbia.
(c) Perpetual Existence.— 
Except as otherwise provided, the corporation has perpetual existence.

36 USC 151102 - Purposes

The purposes of the corporation are
(1) to elevate the character and advance the interests of the profession of teaching; and
(2) to promote the cause of education in the United States.

36 USC 151103 - Membership

Eligibility for membership in the corporation and the rights, obligations, and designation of classes of members are as provided in the bylaws.

36 USC 151104 - Governing body

(a) Officers.— 
The officers of the corporation are a president, one or more vice presidents, a secretary, a treasurer, and the members of a board of directors, an executive committee, and any other boards, councils, and committees, and other officers, as provided in the bylaws.
(b) Additional Provisions.— 
Except as provided in this chapter, the manner of selection, term of office, powers, and duties of the officers, boards, councils, and committees are as provided in the bylaws. The bylaws may provide other and different provisions as to the names and numbers of the officers, boards, councils, and committees.

36 USC 151105 - Powers

The corporation may
(1) adopt and amend bylaws;
(2) adopt and alter a corporate seal;
(3) acquire, own, lease, encumber, and transfer property to carry out the purposes of the corporation;
(4) accept and administer a trust for educational purposes;
(5) borrow money, issue instruments of indebtedness, and secure its obligations by granting security interests in its property; and
(6) sue and be sued in any court of the United States, or other court of competent jurisdiction.

36 USC 151106 - Tax exemption

(a) Real Property.— 
Real property of the corporation is exempt from taxation if it is
(1) located in the District of Columbia;
(2) used for the purposes provided in section 151102 of this title; and
(3) not used to produce income.
(b) Personal Property.— 
Personal property of the corporation is exempt from taxation if it is used for the purposes provided in section 151102 of this title or to produce income to be used for those purposes.
(c) Annual Report.— 
The corporation shall submit annually to the Secretary of Education a written report stating in detail for the prior year
(1) the real and personal property held by the corporation;
(2) the income from the property; and
(3) the expenditure or other use or disposition of the property and income from the property.

36 USC 151107 - Principal office

The principal office of the corporation shall be in the District of Columbia. However, the activities of the corporation may be conducted, and offices may be maintained, throughout the United States in accordance with the bylaws.

36 USC 151108 - Nonapplication of audit requirements

The audit requirements of section 10101 of this title do not apply to the corporation.

TITLE 36 - US CODE - CHAPTER 1513 - NATIONAL FALLEN FIREFIGHTERS FOUNDATION

36 USC 151301 - Organization

(a) Federal Charter.— 
National Fallen Firefighters Foundation (in this chapter, the corporation) is a federally chartered corporation.
(b) Nature of Corporation and Place of Incorporation.— 
The corporation is a charitable and nonprofit corporation incorporated under the laws of Maryland and is not an agency or establishment of the United States Government.
(c) Perpetual Existence.— 
Except as otherwise provided, the corporation has perpetual existence.

36 USC 151302 - Purposes

The purposes of the corporation are
(1) primarily
(A) to encourage, accept, and administer private gifts of property for the benefit of the National Fallen Firefighters Memorial and the annual memorial service associated with the memorial; and
(B) to, in coordination with the Federal Government and fire services (as that term is defined in section 4 of the Federal Fire Prevention and Control Act of 1974 (15 U.S.C. 2203)), plan, direct, and manage the memorial service referred to in subparagraph (A);
(2) to provide financial assistance to families of fallen firefighters for transportation to and lodging at non-Federal and Federal facilities during the annual memorial service;
(3) to assist Federal, State, and local efforts to recognize firefighters who die in the line of duty;
(4) to provide scholarships and other financial assistance for educational purposes and job training for the spouses and children of fallen firefighters;
(5) to provide for a national program to assist families of fallen firefighters and fire departments in dealing with line-of-duty deaths of those firefighters; and
(6) to promote national, State, and local initiatives to increase public awareness of fire and life safety.

36 USC 151303 - Board of directors

(a) General.— 
The board of directors is the governing body of the corporation.
(b) Members and Appointment.— 

(1) The Administrator of the United States Fire Administration of the Federal Emergency Management Agency is an ex officio nonvoting member of the board. The Administrator appoints the voting members of the board.
(2) The board consists of the following 12 voting members:
(A) one active volunteer firefighter;
(B) one active career firefighter;
(C) one United States Government firefighter; and
(D) nine individuals who have a demonstrated interest in the fire service.
(3) The terms of office of the voting members are 6 years (except for the initial members). The terms shall be staggered so that the terms of 4 members expire every 2 years.
(4) A vacancy on the board shall be filled within 60 days in the manner in which the original appointment was made.
(c) Chairman.— 
The chairman shall be elected by the board from its voting members for a 2-year term.
(d) Quorum.— 
A majority of the current membership of the board is a quorum.
(e) Meetings.— 
The board shall meet at the call of the chairman at least once a year. If a member of the board misses 3 consecutive meetings, that member may be removed from the board and that vacancy may be filled as provided in subsection (b)(4) of this section.
(f) Status and Compensation.— 

(1) Appointment to the board shall not constitute employment by or the holding of an office of the United States.
(2) Members of the board shall serve without compensation.
(g) Liability.— 
Members of the board are not personally liable, except for gross negligence.

36 USC 151304 - Officers and employees

(a) Appointment.— 
The board of directors may appoint officers or employees, but only after the corporation has sufficient funds to pay for their services.
(b) Status and Compensation.— 
Officers and employees of the corporation
(1) shall not be considered employees of the United States Government;
(2) shall be appointed without regard to the provisions of title 5 governing appointments in the competitive service; and
(3) may be paid without regard to chapter 51 and subchapter III of chapter 53 of title 5, except that an officer or employee may not be paid more than 15 percent above the annual rate of basic pay for level GS15 of the General Schedule under section 5107 of title 5.

36 USC 151305 - Powers

(a) General.— 
The corporation may
(1) adopt a constitution and bylaws;
(2) adopt a seal which shall be judicially noticed; and
(3) do any other act necessary to carry out this chapter.
(b) Powers as Trustee.— 
To carry out its purposes, the corporation has the usual powers of a corporation acting as a trustee in Maryland, including the power
(1) to accept, receive, solicit, hold, administer, and use any gift, devise, or bequest, either absolutely or in trust, of property or any income from or other interest in the property;
(2) unless otherwise required by the instrument of transfer, to sell, donate, lease, invest, or otherwise dispose of any property or income from the property;
(3) to make contracts and other arrangements with public agencies and private organizations and persons and to make payments necessary to carry out its functions;
(4) to sue and be sued; and
(5) to do any other act necessary and proper to carry out the purposes of the corporation.

36 USC 151306 - Principal office

The principal office of the corporation shall be in Maryland. However, the corporation may conduct business throughout the States, territories, and possessions of the United States.

36 USC 151307 - Provision and acceptance of support by Administrator

(a) Provision by Administrator.— 

(1) The Administrator of the United States Fire Administration of the Federal Emergency Management Agency
(A) may provide personnel, facilities, and other administrative services to the corporation; and
(B) may require and accept reimbursements for these personnel, facilities, and services.
(2) Reimbursements under paragraph (1) of this subsection shall be deposited in the Treasury to the credit of the appropriations then current and chargeable for the cost of providing the services.
(3) Notwithstanding any other law, United States Government personnel and stationery may not be used to solicit funding for the corporation.
(b) Acceptance by Administrator.— 
The Administrator may accept, without regard to chapters 33 and 51 and subchapter III of chapter 53 of title 5 and related regulations, the services of the corporation and its directors, officers, and employees as volunteers in performing functions authorized under this chapter, without compensation from the Administration.

36 USC 151308 - Service of process

The corporation shall have a designated agent to receive service of process for the corporation.

36 USC 151309 - Civil action by Attorney General for equitable relief

The Attorney General may bring a civil action in the United States District Court for the District of Columbia for appropriate equitable relief if the corporation
(1) engages or threatens to engage in any act, practice, or policy that is inconsistent with the purposes in section 151302 of this title; or
(2) refuses, fails, or neglects to carry out its obligations under this chapter or threatens to do so.

36 USC 151310 - Immunity of United States Government

The United States Government is not liable for any debts, defaults, acts, or omissions of the corporation. The full faith and credit of the Government does not extend to any obligation of the corporation.

36 USC 151311 - Annual report

Not later than 4 months after the end of each fiscal year, the corporation shall submit a report to the appropriate committees of Congress on the activities of the corporation during the prior fiscal year, including a complete statement of its receipts, expenditures, and investments.

TITLE 36 - US CODE - CHAPTER 1515 - NATIONAL FEDERATION OF MUSIC CLUBS

36 USC 151501 - Definition

For purposes of this chapter, State includes the District of Columbia and the territories and possessions of the United States.

36 USC 151502 - Organization

(a) Federal Charter.— 
National Federation of Music Clubs (in this chapter, the corporation), incorporated in Illinois, is a federally chartered corporation.
(b) Expiration of Charter.— 
If the corporation does not comply with any provision of this chapter, the charter granted by this chapter expires.

36 USC 151503 - Purposes

(a) Specific Purposes.— 
The purposes of the corporation are as provided in the articles of incorporation and include
(1) bringing into working relations with one another, music clubs and other musical organizations and individuals associated with musical activity for the purpose of developing and maintaining high musical standards;
(2) aiding and encouraging musical education; and
(3) promoting American music and American artists throughout the United States and the world.
(b) Patriotic, Civic, and Historical Organization.— 
The corporation shall function as a patriotic, civic, and historical organization as authorized by the laws of each State in which it is incorporated.

36 USC 151504 - Membership

Eligibility for membership in the corporation and the rights and privileges of members are as provided in the bylaws.

36 USC 151505 - Governing body

(a) Board of Directors.— 
The board of directors and the responsibilities of the board are as provided in the articles of incorporation.
(b) Officers.— 
The officers and the election of the officers are as provided in the articles of incorporation.

36 USC 151506 - Powers

The corporation has only the powers provided in its bylaws and articles of incorporation filed in each State in which it is incorporated.

36 USC 151507 - Restrictions

(a) Stock and Dividends.— 
The corporation may not issue stock or declare or pay a dividend.
(b) Political Activities.— 
The corporation or a director or officer as such may not contribute to, support, or participate in any political activity or in any manner attempt to influence legislation.
(c) Distribution of Income or Assets.— 
The income or assets of the corporation may not inure to the benefit of, or be distributed to, a director, officer, or member during the life of the charter granted by this chapter. This subsection does not prevent the payment of reasonable compensation to an officer or reimbursement for actual necessary expenses in amounts approved by the board of directors.
(d) Loans.— 
The corporation may not make a loan to a director, officer, or employee.
(e) Claim of Governmental Approval or Authorization.— 
The corporation may not claim congressional approval or the authority of the United States Government for any of its activities.

36 USC 151508 - Duty to maintain corporate and tax-exempt status

(a) Corporate Status.— 
The corporation shall maintain its status as a corporation incorporated under the laws of Illinois.
(b) Tax-Exempt Status.— 
The corporation shall maintain its status as an organization exempt from taxation under the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 (26 U.S.C. 1 et seq.).

36 USC 151509 - Records and inspection

(a) Records.— 
The corporation shall keep
(1) correct and complete records of account;
(2) minutes of the proceedings of its members, board of directors, and committees having any of the authority of its board of directors; and
(3) at its principal office, a record of the names and addresses of its members entitled to vote.
(b) Inspection.— 
A member entitled to vote, or an agent or attorney of the member, may inspect the records of the corporation for any proper purpose, at any reasonable time.

36 USC 151510 - Service of process

The corporation shall comply with the law on service of process of each State in which it is incorporated and each State in which it carries on activities.

36 USC 151511 - Liability for acts of officers and agents

The corporation is liable for the acts of its officers and agents acting within the scope of their authority.

36 USC 151512 - Annual report

The corporation shall submit an annual report to Congress on the activities of the corporation during the prior fiscal year. The report shall be submitted at the same time as the report of the audit required by section 10101 of this title. The report may not be printed as a public document.

TITLE 36 - US CODE - CHAPTER 1517 - NATIONAL FILM PRESERVATION FOUNDATION

36 USC 151701 - Organization

(a) Federal Charter.— 
National Film Preservation Foundation (in this chapter, the corporation) is a federally chartered corporation.
(b) Nature of Corporation.— 
The corporation is a charitable and nonprofit corporation and is not an agency or establishment of the United States Government.
(c) Perpetual Existence.— 
Except as otherwise provided, the corporation has perpetual existence.

36 USC 151702 - Purposes

The purposes of the corporation are to
(1) encourage, accept, and administer private gifts to promote and ensure the preservation and public accessibility of the nations film heritage held at the Library of Congress and other public and nonprofit archives throughout the United States;
(2) further the goals of the Library of Congress and the National Film Preservation Board in connection with their activities under the National Film Preservation Act of 1996 (2 U.S.C. 179l–179w); and
(3) conduct activities, alone or in cooperation with other film related institutions and organizations, to further the preservation and public accessibility of films made in the United States, particularly films not protected by private interests, for the benefit of present and future generations of Americans.

36 USC 151703 - Board of directors

(a) General.— 
The board of directors is the governing body of the corporation.
(b) Members and Appointment.— 

(1) The Librarian of Congress is an ex officio nonvoting member of the board. The Librarian appoints the directors to the board.
(2) 
(A) The board consists of 12 directors.
(B) Each director must be a United States citizen.
(C) At least six directors must be knowledgeable or experienced in film production, distribution, preservation, or restoration, including two who are sitting members of the National Film Preservation Board. These six directors must, to the extent practicable, represent diverse points of view from the film community, including motion picture producers, creative artists, nonprofit and public archivists, historians, film critics, theater owners, and laboratory and university personnel.
(3) A director is not an employee of the Library of Congress and appointment to the board does not constitute appointment as an officer or employee of the United States Government for the purpose of any law of the United States.
(4) The terms of office of the directors are 4 years. There shall be no limit to the number of terms to which any individual may be appointed.
(5) A vacancy on the board shall be filled within 60 days in the manner in which the original appointment was made.
(c) Chair.— 
The Librarian shall appoint one of the directors as the initial chair of the board for a 2-year term. Thereafter, the chair shall be appointed and removed in accordance with the bylaws of the corporation.
(d) Quorum.— 
A majority of the current membership of the board is a quorum.
(e) Meetings.— 
The board shall meet at the call of the Librarian or the chair at least once each year. If a director misses three consecutive regularly scheduled meetings, the director may be removed from the board by the Librarian and that vacancy may be filled as provided in subsection (b) of this section.
(f) Compensation and Reimbursement.— 
Directors serve without compensation but may be reimbursed for actual and necessary travel and subsistence expenses incurred in performing duties for the corporation.
(g) Liability of Directors.— 
Directors are not personally liable, except for gross negligence.

36 USC 151704 - Officers and employees

(a) Secretary of the Board.— 

(1) The Librarian of Congress shall appoint a Secretary of the Board to serve as executive director of the corporation. The Librarian may remove the Secretary.
(2) The Secretary must be knowledgeable and experienced in matters relating to
(A) film preservation and restoration activities;
(B) financial management; and
(C) fundraising.
(b) Appointment of Officers.— 
Except as provided in subsection (a) of this section, the board of directors appoints, removes, and replaces officers of the corporation.
(c) Appointment of Employees.— 
Except as provided in subsection (a) of this section, the Secretary appoints, removes, and replaces employees of the corporation.
(d) Status and Compensation of Employees.— 
Employees of the corporation (including the Secretary)
(1) are not employees of the Library of Congress;
(2) shall be appointed and removed without regard to the provisions of title 5 governing appointments in the competitive service; and
(3) may be paid without regard to chapter 51 and subchapter III of chapter 53 of title 5, except that an employee may not be paid more than the annual rate of basic pay for level GS15 of the General Schedule under section 5107 of title 5.

36 USC 151705 - Powers

(a) General.— 
The corporation may
(1) adopt a constitution and bylaws;
(2) adopt a seal which shall be judicially noticed; and
(3) do any other act necessary to carry out this chapter.
(b) Powers as Trustee.— 
To carry out its purposes, the corporation has the usual powers of a corporation acting as a trustee in the the[1] jurisdiction in which the principal office of the corporation is located, including the power
(1) to accept, receive, solicit, hold, administer, and use any gift, devise, or bequest, either absolutely or in trust, of property or any income from or other interest in property;
(2) to acquire property or an interest in property by purchase or exchange;
(3) unless otherwise required by an instrument of transfer, to sell, donate, lease, invest, or otherwise dispose of any property or income from property;
(4) to borrow money and issue instruments of indebtedness;
(5) to make contracts and other arrangements with public agencies and private organizations and persons and to make payments necessary to carry out its functions;
(6) to sue and be sued; and
(7) to do any other act necessary and proper to carry out the purposes of the corporation.
(c) Encumbered or Restricted Gifts.— 
A gift, devise, or bequest may be accepted by the corporation even though it is encumbered, restricted, or subject to beneficial interests of private persons, if any current or future interest is for the benefit of the corporation.
[1] So in original.

36 USC 151706 - Principal office

The principal office of the corporation shall be in the District of Columbia, or another place as determined by the board of directors. However, the corporation may conduct business throughout the States, territories, and possessions of the United States.

36 USC 151707 - Provision and acceptance of support by Librarian of Congress

(a) Provision by Librarian.— 

(1) The Librarian of Congress may provide personnel, facilities, and other administrative services to the corporation. Administrative services may include reimbursement of expenses under section 151703 (f) of this title, at rates not exceeding the applicable per diem rates for the United States Government.
(2) The corporation shall reimburse the Librarian for support provided under paragraph (1) of this subsection. Amounts reimbursed shall be deposited in the Treasury to the credit of the appropriations then current and chargeable for the cost of providing the support.
(b) Acceptance by Librarian.— 
The Librarian may accept, without regard to chapters 33 and 51 and subchapter III of chapter 53 of title 5 and related regulations, the services of the corporation and its directors, officers, and employees as volunteers in performing functions authorized under this chapter, without compensation from the Library of Congress.

36 USC 151708 - Service of process

The corporation shall have a designated agent to receive service of process for the corporation. Notice to or service on the agent, or mailed to the business address of the agent, is notice to or service on the corporation.

36 USC 151709 - Civil action by Attorney General for equitable relief

The Attorney General may bring a civil action in the United States District Court for the District of Columbia for appropriate equitable relief if the corporation
(1) engages or threatens to engage in any act, practice, or policy that is inconsistent with the purposes in section 151702 of this title; or
(2) refuses, fails, or neglects to carry out its obligations under this chapter or threatens to do so.

36 USC 151710 - Immunity of United States Government

The United States Government is not liable for any debts, defaults, acts, or omissions of the corporation. The full faith and credit of the Government does not extend to any obligation of the corporation.

36 USC 151711 - Authorization of appropriations

(a) Authorization of Appropriations.— 
There are authorized to be appropriated to the Library of Congress amounts necessary to carry out this chapter, not to exceed $530,000 for each of the fiscal years 2005 through 2009. These amounts are to be made available to the corporation to match any private contributions (whether in currency, services, or property) made to the corporation by private persons and State and local governments.
(b) Limitation Related to Administrative Expenses.— 
Amounts authorized under this section may not be used by the corporation for management and general or fundraising expenses as reported to the Internal Revenue Service as part of an annual information return required under the Internal Revenue Code of 1986.

36 USC 151712 - Annual report

As soon as practicable after the end of each fiscal year, the corporation shall submit a report to Congress on the activities of the corporation during the prior fiscal year, including a complete statement of its receipts, expenditures, and investments.

TITLE 36 - US CODE - CHAPTER 1519 - NATIONAL FUND FOR MEDICAL EDUCATION

36 USC 151901 - Organization

(a) Federal Charter.— 
National Fund for Medical Education (in this chapter, the corporation) is a federally chartered corporation.
(b) Place of Incorporation and Domicile.— 
The corporation is declared to be incorporated and domiciled in the District of Columbia.
(c) Perpetual Existence.— 
Except as otherwise provided, the corporation has perpetual existence.

36 USC 151902 - Purposes

The purposes of the corporation are to raise from private sources, administer, and disperse funds for medical education, and in carrying out those purposes, to take other appropriate action to promote
(1) the interpretation of the needs of medical education to the American public;
(2) the encouragement of the growth, development, and advancement of constantly improving standards and methods in the education and training of all medical personnel in the United States; and
(3) the preservation of academic freedom in the institutions of medical education.

36 USC 151903 - Membership

(a) Eligibility.— 
Except as provided in this chapter, eligibility for membership in the corporation and the rights, privileges, and designation of classes of members are as provided in the constitution and bylaws of the corporation.
(b) Voting.— 
Each member (except an honorary, sustaining, or associate member) has one vote on each matter submitted to a vote at a meeting of the members.

36 USC 151904 - Governing body

(a) Board of Directors.— 

(1) The board of directors is the governing body of the corporation. Between meetings of the members of the corporation, the board is responsible for the general policies and program of the corporation and for the control of all funds of the corporation.
(2) The number of directors, their manner of selection (including the filling of vacancies), and their term of office are as provided in the constitution and bylaws of the corporation. However
(A) the corporation shall have at least 15 but not more than 25 directors; and
(B) at least four of the directors shall be members of the medical profession.
(b) Officers.— 

(1) The officers of the corporation are a chairman of the board of directors, a president, one or more vice presidents as provided in the constitution and bylaws, a secretary, a treasurer, and one or more assistant secretaries and assistant treasurers as provided in the constitution and bylaws.
(2) The manner of election, term of office, and duties of the officers are as provided in the constitution and bylaws.

36 USC 151905 - Powers

The corporation may
(1) adopt and amend a constitution and bylaws for the management of its property and the regulation of its affairs;
(2) adopt and alter a corporate seal;
(3) choose officers, managers, employees, and agents as the activities of the corporation require;
(4) make contracts;
(5) acquire, own, lease, encumber, and transfer property as necessary or convenient to carry out the purposes of the corporation;
(6) borrow money, issue instruments of indebtedness, and secure its obligations by granting security interests in its property; and
(7) sue and be sued.

36 USC 151906 - Restrictions

(a) Stock and Dividends.— 
The corporation may not issue stock or declare or pay a dividend.
(b) Political Activities.— 
The corporation or a director or officer as such may not contribute to, support, or assist a political party or candidate for public office.
(c) Distribution of Income or Assets.— 
The income or assets of the corporation may not inure to the benefit of, or be distributed to, a director, officer, or member during the life of the corporation or on its dissolution or final liquidation. This subsection does not prevent the payment of compensation to an officer in an amount approved by the board of directors.
(d) Loans.— 
The corporation may not make a loan or advance to a director, officer, or employee. Directors who vote for or assent to making a loan or advance to a director, officer, or employee, and officers who participate in making the loan or advance, are jointly and severally liable to the corporation for the amount of the loan or advance until it is repaid.

36 USC 151907 - Principal office

The principal office of the corporation shall be in New York, New York, or another place decided by the board of directors. However, the activities of the corporation are not confined to the place where the principal office is located but may be conducted throughout the States, territories, and possessions of the United States.

36 USC 151908 - Records and inspection

(a) Records.— 
The corporation shall keep
(1) correct and complete records of account;
(2) minutes of the proceedings of its members, board of directors, and committees having any of the authority of its board of directors; and
(3) at its principal office, a record of the names and addresses of its members entitled to vote.
(b) Inspection.— 
A member entitled to vote, or an agent or attorney of the member, may inspect the records of the corporation for any proper purpose, at any reasonable time.

36 USC 151909 - Service of process

The corporation shall have a designated agent in the District of Columbia to receive service of process for the corporation. Notice to or service on the agent, or mailed to the business address of the agent, is notice to or service on the corporation.

36 USC 151910 - Liability for acts of officers and agents

The corporation is liable for the acts of its officers and agents acting within the scope of their authority.

36 USC 151911 - Distribution of assets on dissolution or final liquidation

On dissolution or final liquidation of the corporation, any assets remaining after the discharge of all liabilities shall be distributed as provided by the board of directors, but in compliance with the constitution and bylaws of the corporation.

TITLE 36 - US CODE - CHAPTER 1521 - NATIONAL MINING HALL OF FAME AND MUSEUM

36 USC 152101 - Definition

For purposes of this chapter, State includes the District of Columbia and the territories and possessions of the United States.

36 USC 152102 - Organization

(a) Federal Charter.— 
National Mining Hall of Fame and Museum (in this chapter, the corporation), incorporated in Colorado, is a federally chartered corporation.
(b) Expiration of Charter.— 
If the corporation does not comply with any provision of this chapter, the charter granted by this chapter expires.

36 USC 152103 - Purposes

The purposes of the corporation are as provided in its articles of incorporation and include
(1) honoring citizens, mining leaders, miners, prospectors, teachers, scientists, engineers, inventors, governmental leaders, and other individuals, who have helped to make this country great by their outstanding contributions to the establishment, development, advancement, or improvement of mining in the United States;
(2) perpetuating the memory of those individuals and recording their contributions and achievements by the erection and maintenance of buildings, monuments, and edifices considered appropriate as a lasting memorial;
(3) fostering, promoting, and encouraging a better understanding of the origins and growth of mining, especially in the United States, and the part mining has played in changing the economic, social, and scientific aspects of our country;
(4) establishing and maintaining a library and museum for collecting and preserving for posterity, the history of those honored by the corporation, together with a documentation of their accomplishments and contributions to mining, including such items as mining pictures, paintings, books, papers, documents, scientific data, relics, mementos, artifacts, and things relating to those items;
(5) cooperating with other mining organizations that are actively engaged and interested in similar projects; and
(6) engaging in any other activity necessary or proper to accomplish any of the purposes in this section.

36 USC 152104 - Membership

Eligibility for membership in the corporation and the rights and privileges of members are as provided in the bylaws.

36 USC 152105 - Governing body

(a) Board of Directors.— 
The board of directors and the responsibilities of the board are as provided in the articles of incorporation.
(b) Officers.— 
The officers and the election of officers are as provided in the articles of incorporation.

36 USC 152106 - Powers

The corporation has only the powers provided in its bylaws and articles of incorporation filed in each State in which it is incorporated.

36 USC 152107 - Restrictions

(a) Stock and Dividends.— 
The corporation may not issue stock or declare or pay a dividend.
(b) Political Activities.— 
The corporation or a director or officer as such may not contribute to, support, or participate in any political activity or in any manner attempt to influence legislation.
(c) Distribution of Income or Assets.— 
The income or assets of the corporation may not inure to the benefit of, or be distributed to, a director, officer, or member during the life of the charter granted by this chapter. This subsection does not prevent the payment of reasonable compensation to an officer or reimbursement for actual necessary expenses in amounts approved by the board of directors.
(d) Loans.— 
The corporation may not make a loan to a director, officer, or employee.
(e) Claim of Governmental Approval or Authorization.— 
The corporation may not claim congressional approval or the authority of the United States Government for any of its activities.

36 USC 152108 - Duty to maintain corporate and tax-exempt status

(a) Corporate Status.— 
The corporation shall maintain its status as a corporation incorporated under the laws of Colorado.
(b) Tax-Exempt Status.— 
The corporation shall maintain its status as an organization exempt from taxation under the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 (26 U.S.C. 1 et seq.).

36 USC 152109 - Records and inspection

(a) Records.— 
The corporation shall keep
(1) correct and complete records of account;
(2) minutes of the proceedings of its members, board of directors, and committees having any of the authority of its board of directors; and
(3) at its principal office, a record of the names and addresses of its members entitled to vote.
(b) Inspection.— 
A member entitled to vote, or an agent or attorney of the member, may inspect the records of the corporation for any proper purpose, at any reasonable time.

36 USC 152110 - Service of process

The corporation shall comply with the law on service of process of each State in which it is incorporated and each State in which it carries on activities.

36 USC 152111 - Liability for acts of officers and agents

The corporation is liable for the acts of its officers and agents acting within the scope of their authority.

36 USC 152112 - Annual report

The corporation shall submit an annual report to Congress on the activities of the corporation during the prior fiscal year. The report shall be submitted at the same time as the report of the audit required by section 10101 of this title. The report may not be printed as a public document.

TITLE 36 - US CODE - CHAPTER 1523 - NATIONAL MUSIC COUNCIL

36 USC 152301 - Organization

(a) Federal Charter.— 
National Music Council (in this chapter, the corporation) is a federally chartered corporation.
(b) Perpetual Existence.— 
Except as otherwise provided, the corporation has perpetual existence.

36 USC 152302 - Purposes

The purposes of the corporation are
(1) to provide the member organizations with a forum for the free discussion of problems affecting national musical life in this country;
(2) to speak with one voice for music whenever an authoritative expression of opinion is desirable;
(3) to provide for the interchange of information between the various member organizations;
(4) to encourage the coordination of efforts of the member organizations, thereby avoiding duplication or conflict;
(5) to organize exploratory surveys or fact-finding commissions whenever the corporation considers them necessary for the solution of important problems; and
(6) to encourage the development and appreciation of the art of music and to foster the highest ethical standards in the musical professions and industries.

36 USC 152303 - Membership

(a) Eligibility.— 
Except as provided in this chapter, eligibility for membership in the corporation and the rights and privileges of members are as provided in the constitution and bylaws of the corporation.
(b) Voting.— 
Each member has one vote in the conduct of official business of the corporation.

36 USC 152304 - Governing body

(a) General.— 

(1) The board of directors is the governing body of the corporation. The board may be known as an Executive Committee.
(2) The board shall consist of at least 10 individuals who shall be representative of members of the corporation or other individuals selected by the members of the corporation. The directors shall be elected by the members of the corporation annually or at another regular interval as provided in the bylaws of the corporation.
(b) Officers.— 
The officers of the corporation are a chairman of the board, a president, one or more vice presidents, a secretary, a treasurer, and assistant officers the board designates. The officers shall perform the duties and have the powers provided in the bylaws and by the board.

36 USC 152305 - Powers

The corporation may
(1) adopt and amend a constitution and bylaws for the management of its property and the regulation of its affairs;
(2) adopt and alter a corporate seal;
(3) choose officers, managers, employees, and agents as the activities of the corporation require;
(4) make contracts;
(5) publish a bulletin, magazine, and other publications;
(6) acquire, own, lease, encumber, and transfer property as necessary to carry out the purposes of the corporation;
(7) borrow money, issue instruments of indebtedness, and secure its obligations by granting security interests in its property;
(8) use corporate funds to give prizes, awards, loans, scholarships, and grants to deserving composers, conductors, and others for the purposes stated in section 152302 of this title and for other purposes the board of directors considers proper;
(9) sue and be sued; and
(10) do any other act necessary and proper to carry out the purposes of the corporation.

36 USC 152306 - Exclusive right to name, seals, emblems, and badges

The corporation has the exclusive right to use the name National Music Council and seals, emblems, and badges the corporation adopts.

36 USC 152307 - Restrictions

(a) Profit.— 
The corporation may not engage in business for profit.
(b) Stock and Dividends.— 
The corporation may not issue stock or declare or pay a dividend.
(c) Political Activities.— 
The corporation or a director, officer, or member as such may not contribute to, support, or assist a political party or candidate for elective public office.
(d) Distribution of Income or Assets.— 
The income or assets of the corporation may not inure to the benefit of, or be distributed to, a director, officer, or member except on dissolution or final liquidation of the corporation.
(e) Loans.— 
The corporation may not make a loan to a director, officer, or employee. Directors who vote for or assent to making a loan to a director, officer, or employee, and officers who participate in making the loan, are jointly and severally liable to the corporation for the amount of the loan until it is repaid.

36 USC 152308 - Principal office

The principal office of the corporation shall be at the place the board of directors decides. However, the activities of the corporation may be conducted throughout the States, territories, and possessions of the United States.

36 USC 152309 - Records and inspection

(a) Records.— 
The corporation shall keep
(1) correct and complete records of account;
(2) minutes of the proceedings of its members, board of directors, and committees having any of the authority of its board of directors; and
(3) at its principal office, a record of the names and addresses of its members entitled to vote.
(b) Inspection.— 
A member entitled to vote, or an agent or attorney of the member, may inspect the records of the corporation for any proper purpose, at any reasonable time.

36 USC 152310 - Service of process

(a) District of Columbia.— 
The corporation shall have a designated agent in the District of Columbia to receive service of process for the corporation. Designation of the agent shall be filed in the office of the clerk of the United States District Court for the District of Columbia. Notice to or service on the agent, or mailed to the business address of the agent, is notice to or service on the corporation.
(b) States, Territories, and Possessions.— 
As a condition to the exercise of any power or privilege granted by this chapter, the corporation shall file, with the secretary of state or other designated official of each State, territory, or possession of the United States in which the corporation does business, the name and address of an agent in that State, territory, or possession on whom legal process or demands against the corporation may be served.

36 USC 152311 - Liability for acts of officers and agents

The corporation is liable for the acts of its officers and agents acting within the scope of their authority.

36 USC 152312 - Distribution of assets on dissolution or final liquidation

On dissolution or final liquidation of the corporation, any assets remaining after the discharge of all liabilities shall be used by the board of directors for the purposes stated in section 152302 of this title or be transferred to a recognized educational foundation.

TITLE 36 - US CODE - CHAPTER 1524 - NATIONAL RECORDING PRESERVATION FOUNDATION

36 USC 152401 - Organization

(a) Federal Charter.— 
The National Recording Preservation Foundation (in this chapter, the corporation) is a federally chartered corporation.
(b) Nature of Corporation.— 
The corporation is a charitable and nonprofit corporation and is not an agency or establishment of the United States Government.
(c) Perpetual Existence.— 
Except as otherwise provided, the corporation has perpetual existence.

36 USC 152402 - Purposes

The purposes of the corporation are to
(1) encourage, accept, and administer private gifts to promote and ensure the preservation and public accessibility of the nations sound recording heritage held at the Library of Congress and other public and nonprofit archives throughout the United States; and
(2) further the goals of the Library of Congress and the National Recording Preservation Board in connection with their activities under the National Recording Preservation Act of 2000.

36 USC 152403 - Board of directors

(a) General.— 
The board of directors is the governing body of the corporation.
(b) Members and Appointment.— 

(1) The Librarian of Congress (hereafter in this chapter referred to as the Librarian) is an ex officio nonvoting member of the board. Not later than 90 days after the date of the enactment of this chapter, the Librarian shall appoint the directors to the board in accordance with paragraph (2).
(2) 
(A) The board consists of nine directors.
(B) Each director shall be a United States citizen.
(C) At least six directors shall be knowledgeable or experienced in sound recording production, distribution, preservation, or restoration, including two who are sitting members of the National Recording Preservation Board. These six directors shall, to the extent practicable, represent diverse points of view from the sound recording community.
(3) A director is not an employee of the Library of Congress and appointment to the board does not constitute appointment as an officer or employee of the United States Government for the purpose of any law of the United States.
(4) The terms of office of the directors are 4 years. An individual may not serve more than two consecutive terms.
(5) A vacancy on the board shall be filled in the manner in which the original appointment was made.
(c) Chair.— 
The Librarian shall appoint one of the directors as the initial chair of the board for a 2-year term. Thereafter, the chair shall be appointed and removed in accordance with the bylaws of the corporation.
(d) Quorum.— 
The number of directors constituting a quorum of the board shall be established under the bylaws of the corporation.
(e) Meetings.— 
The board shall meet at the call of the Librarian for regularly scheduled meetings.
(f) Reimbursement of Expenses.— 
Directors shall serve without compensation but may receive travel expenses, including per diem in lieu of subsistence, in accordance with sections 5702 and 5703 of title 5.
(g) Liability of Directors.— 
Directors are not personally liable, except for gross negligence.

36 USC 152404 - Officers and employees

(a) Secretary of the Board.— 

(1) The Librarian shall appoint a Secretary of the Board to serve as executive director of the corporation. The Librarian may remove the Secretary.
(2) The Secretary shall be knowledgeable and experienced in matters relating to
(A) sound recording preservation and restoration activities;
(B) financial management; and
(C) fundraising.
(b) Appointment of Officers.— 
Except as provided in subsection (a) of this section, the board of directors appoints, removes, and replaces officers of the corporation.
(c) Appointment of Employees.— 
Except as provided in subsection (a) of this section, the Secretary appoints, removes, and replaces employees of the corporation.
(d) Status and Compensation of Employees.— 
Employees of the corporation (including the Secretary)
(1) are not employees of the Library of Congress;
(2) shall be appointed and removed without regard to the provisions of title 5 governing appointments in the competitive service; and
(3) may be paid without regard to chapter 51 and subchapter III of chapter 53 of title 5, except that an employee may not be paid more than the annual rate of basic pay for level 15 of the General Schedule under section 5107 of title 5.

36 USC 152405 - Powers

(a) General.— 
The corporation may
(1) adopt a constitution and bylaws;
(2) adopt a seal which shall be judicially noticed; and
(3) do any other act necessary to carry out this chapter.
(b) Powers as Trustee.— 
To carry out its purposes, the corporation has the usual powers of a corporation acting as a trustee in the District of Columbia, including the power
(1) to accept, receive, solicit, hold, administer, and use any gift, devise, or bequest, either absolutely or in trust, of property or any income from or other interest in property;
(2) to acquire property or an interest in property by purchase or exchange;
(3) unless otherwise required by an instrument of transfer, to sell, donate, lease, invest, or otherwise dispose of any property or income from property;
(4) to borrow money and issue instruments of indebtedness;
(5) to make contracts and other arrangements with public agencies and private organizations and persons and to make payments necessary to carry out its functions;
(6) to sue and be sued; and
(7) to do any other act necessary and proper to carry out the purposes of the corporation.
(c) Encumbered or Restricted Gifts.— 
A gift, devise, or bequest may be accepted by the corporation even though it is encumbered, restricted, or subject to beneficial interests of private persons, if any current or future interest is for the benefit of the corporation.

36 USC 152406 - Principal office

The principal office of the corporation shall be in the District of Columbia. However, the corporation may conduct business throughout the States, territories, and possessions of the United States.

36 USC 152407 - Provision and acceptance of support by Librarian of Congress

(a) Provision by Librarian.— 

(1) The Librarian may provide personnel, facilities, and other administrative services to the corporation. Administrative services may include reimbursement of expenses under section 152403 (f).
(2) The corporation shall reimburse the Librarian for support provided under paragraph (1) of this subsection. Amounts reimbursed shall be deposited in the Treasury to the credit of the appropriations then current and chargeable for the cost of providing the support.
(b) Acceptance by Librarian.— 
The Librarian may accept, without regard to chapters 33 and 51 and subchapter III of chapter 53 of title 5 and related regulations, the services of the corporation and its directors, officers, and employees as volunteers in performing functions authorized under this chapter, without compensation from the Library of Congress.

36 USC 152408 - Service of process

The corporation shall have a designated agent to receive service of process for the corporation. Notice to or service on the agent, or mailed to the business address of the agent, is notice to or service on the corporation.

36 USC 152409 - Civil action by Attorney General for equitable relief

The Attorney General may bring a civil action in the United States District Court for the District of Columbia for appropriate equitable relief if the corporation
(1) engages or threatens to engage in any act, practice, or policy that is inconsistent with the purposes in section 152402 of this title; or
(2) refuses, fails, or neglects to carry out its obligations under this chapter or threatens to do so.

36 USC 152410 - Immunity of United States Government

The United States Government is not liable for any debts, defaults, acts, or omissions of the corporation. The full faith and credit of the Government does not extend to any obligation of the corporation.

36 USC 152411 - Authorization of appropriations

(a) Authorization.— 
There are authorized to be appropriated to the corporation for each of the first 7 fiscal years beginning on or after the date of the enactment of this chapter an amount not to exceed the amount of private contributions (whether in currency, services, or property) made to the corporation by private persons and State and local governments.
(b) Limitation Related to Administrative Expenses.— 
Except as permitted under section 152407, amounts authorized under this section may not be used by the corporation for administrative expenses of the corporation, including salaries, travel, transportation, and overhead expenses.

36 USC 152412 - Annual report

As soon as practicable after the end of each fiscal year, the corporation shall submit a report to the Librarian for transmission to Congress on the activities of the corporation during the prior fiscal year, including a complete statement of its receipts, expenditures, and investments.

TITLE 36 - US CODE - CHAPTER 1525 - NATIONAL SAFETY COUNCIL

36 USC 152501 - Organization

(a) Federal Charter.— 
National Safety Council (in this chapter, the corporation) is a federally chartered corporation.
(b) Perpetual Existence.— 
Except as otherwise provided, the corporation has perpetual existence.

36 USC 152502 - Purposes

The purposes of the corporation are
(1) to further, encourage, and promote methods and procedures leading to increased safety, protection, and health among employees, employers, and children in industries, on farms, in schools and colleges, in homes, on streets and highways, in recreation, and in other public and private places;
(2) to collect, correlate, publish, and disseminate educational and informative reports and all other data related to safety methods and procedures;
(3) to arouse and maintain the interest of the people of the United States and its territories and possessions in safety and accident prevention, and to encourage the adoption and institution of safety methods by all individuals, corporations, and other organizations;
(4) to organize, establish, and conduct programs, lectures, conferences, and other activities for the education of all individuals, corporations, and other organizations in safety methods and procedures;
(5) to organize and aid in organizing local safety chapters throughout the United States and its territories and possessions, and to provide organizational guidance and materials to promote the national safety;
(6) to cooperate with, enlist, and develop the cooperation of and among all individuals, corporations, and other organizations and agencies, public and private, engaged in, interested in, or in any manner connected with, any of these purposes; and
(7) to do any lawful acts necessary, useful, suitable, desirable, and proper for the furtherance and accomplishment of any of these purposes.

36 USC 152503 - Membership

(a) Eligibility.— 
Except as provided in this chapter, eligibility for membership in the corporation and the rights and privileges of members are as provided in the constitution and bylaws of the corporation.
(b) Voting.— 
Each member (except an honorary or sustaining member) has one vote on each matter submitted to a vote at a meeting of the members. The corporation may provide in its constitution and bylaws for additional voting rights based on dues paid.

36 USC 152504 - Governing body

(a) Board of Directors.— 

(1) The board of directors is the governing body of the corporation. Between meetings of the corporation, the board is responsible for the general policies and program of the corporation. Except as provided in subsection (c) of this section, the board is responsible for all funds of the corporation.
(2) The board shall consist of at least 15 directors. Their manner of selection (including the filling of vacancies) and term of office are as provided in the constitution and bylaws of the corporation.
(b) Officers.— 

(1) The officers of the corporation are a chairman of the board of directors, a president, three or more vice presidents as provided in the constitution and bylaws, a secretary, a treasurer, and an executive vice president. Their duties are as provided in the constitution and bylaws.
(2) Except for the executive vice president, the officers shall be elected at the annual meeting of the corporation. The executive vice president shall be elected by the board of directors in the manner provided in the constitution and bylaws.
(c) Trustees.— 
The corporation shall have at least 15 trustees. Their manner of selection and term of office are as provided in the constitution and bylaws. The trustees have full power and control over contributed funds that they raise.

36 USC 152505 - Powers

The corporation may
(1) adopt and amend a constitution and bylaws for the management of its property and the regulation of its affairs;
(2) adopt and alter a corporate seal;
(3) adopt and alter seals, emblems, and badges;
(4) choose directors, officers, trustees, managers, employees, and agents as the activities of the corporation require;
(5) make contracts;
(6) acquire, own, lease, encumber, and transfer property as necessary to carry out the purposes of the corporation;
(7) borrow money, issue instruments of indebtedness, and secure its obligations by granting security interests in its property;
(8) publish a magazine and other publications consistent with the purposes of the corporation;
(9) charge and collect membership dues and subscription fees;
(10) receive contributions or grants of money or property to be devoted to carrying out the purposes of the corporation;
(11) use corporate funds to give prizes, awards, or other evidences of merit or recognition to individuals, corporations, and other organizations, public or private, for outstanding contributions toward the achievement of the purposes of the corporation;
(12) organize, establish, and conduct conferences on safety and accident prevention;
(13) establish and maintain offices to conduct its activities, charter local, State, and regional safety organizations, and establish, regulate, and discontinue departmental subdivisions and local, State, and regional chapters in appropriate places throughout the United States and its territories and possessions;
(14) sue and be sued; and
(15) do any other act necessary and proper to carry out the purposes of the corporation.

36 USC 152506 - Exclusive right to name, seals, emblems, and badges

The corporation and its subordinate divisions and regional, State, and local chapters have the exclusive right to use the name National Safety Council. The corporation has the exclusive right to use and to allow others to use seals, emblems, and badges the corporation adopts. This section does not affect any vested rights.

36 USC 152507 - Restrictions

(a) Stock and Dividends.— 
The corporation may not issue stock or declare or pay a dividend.
(b) Political Activities.— 
The corporation or a director, officer, or agent as such may not contribute to, support, or assist a political party or candidate for public office.
(c) Distribution of Income or Assets.— 
The income or assets of the corporation may not inure to the benefit of, or be distributed to, a director, officer, or member except on dissolution or final liquidation of the corporation. This subsection does not prevent the payment of compensation to an officer in an amount approved by the board of directors.
(d) Loans.— 
The corporation may not make a loan to a director, officer, or employee. Directors who vote for or assent to making a loan to a director, officer, or employee, and officers who participate in making the loan, are jointly and severally liable to the corporation for the amount of the loan until it is repaid.

36 USC 152508 - Principal office

The principal office of the corporation shall be in Chicago, Illinois, or another place decided by the board of directors. However, the activities of the corporation are not confined to the place where the principal office is located but may be conducted throughout the States, territories, and possessions of the United States.

36 USC 152509 - Records and inspection

(a) Records.— 
The corporation shall keep
(1) correct and complete records of account;
(2) minutes of the proceedings of its members, board of directors, and committees having any of the authority of its board of directors; and
(3) at its principal office, a record of the names and addresses of its members entitled to vote.
(b) Inspection.— 
A member entitled to vote, or an agent or attorney of the member, may inspect the records of the corporation for any proper purpose, at any reasonable time.

36 USC 152510 - Service of process

The corporation shall have a designated agent in the District of Columbia to receive service of process for the corporation. Notice to or service on the agent, or mailed to the business address of the agent, is notice to or service on the corporation.

36 USC 152511 - Liability for acts of officers and agents

The corporation is liable for the acts of its officers and agents acting within the scope of their authority.

36 USC 152512 - Distribution of assets on dissolution or final liquidation

On dissolution or final liquidation of the corporation, any assets remaining after the discharge of all liabilities shall be distributed as provided by the board of directors, but in compliance with the constitution and bylaws of the corporation.

TITLE 36 - US CODE - CHAPTER 1526 - HELP AMERICA VOTE FOUNDATION

36 USC 152601 - Organization

(a) Federal Charter.— 
The Help America Vote Foundation (in this chapter, the foundation) is a federally chartered corporation.
(b) Nature of Foundation.— 
The foundation is a charitable and nonprofit corporation and is not an agency or establishment of the United States Government.
(c) Perpetual Existence.— 
Except as otherwise provided, the foundation has perpetual existence.

36 USC 152602 - Purposes

(a) In General.— 
The purposes of the foundation are to
(1) mobilize secondary school students (including students educated in the home) in the United States to participate in the election process in a nonpartisan manner as poll workers or assistants (to the extent permitted under applicable State law);
(2) place secondary school students (including students educated in the home) as nonpartisan poll workers or assistants to local election officials in precinct polling places across the United States (to the extent permitted under applicable State law); and
(3) establish cooperative efforts with State and local election officials, local educational agencies, superintendents and principals of public and private secondary schools, and other appropriate nonprofit charitable and educational organizations exempt from taxation under section 501(a) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 as an organization described in section 501(c)(3) of such Code to further the purposes of the foundation.
(b) Requiring Activities To Be Carried Out on Nonpartisan Basis.— 
The foundation shall carry out its purposes without partisan bias or without promoting any particular point of view regarding any issue, and shall ensure that each participant in its activities is governed in a balanced manner which does not reflect any partisan bias.
(c) Consultation With State Election Officials.— 
The foundation shall carry out its purposes under this section in consultation with the chief election officials of the States, the District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, Guam, American Samoa, and the United States Virgin Islands.

36 USC 152603 - Board of directors

(a) General.— 
The board of directors is the governing body of the foundation.
(b) Members and Appointment.— 

(1) The board consists of 12 directors, who shall be appointed not later than 60 days after the date of the enactment of this chapter as follows:
(A) Four directors (of whom not more than two may be members of the same political party) shall be appointed by the President.
(B) Two directors shall be appointed by the Speaker of the House of Representatives.
(C) Two directors shall be appointed by the Minority Leader of the House of Representatives.
(D) Two directors shall be appointed by the Majority Leader of the Senate.
(E) Two directors shall be appointed by the Minority Leader of the Senate.
(2) In addition to the directors described in paragraph (1), the chair and ranking minority member of the Committee on House Administration of the House of Representatives (or their designees) and the chair and ranking minority member of the Committee on Rules and Administration of the Senate (or their designees) shall each serve as an ex officio nonvoting member of the board.
(3) A director is not an employee of the Federal Government and appointment to the board does not constitute appointment as an officer or employee of the United States Government for the purpose of any law of the United States (except as may otherwise be provided in this chapter).
(4) The terms of office of the directors are 4 years.
(5) A vacancy on the board shall be filled in the manner in which the original appointment was made.
(c) Chair.— 
The directors shall select one of the directors as the chair of the board. The individual selected may not be a current or former holder of any partisan elected office or a current or former officer of any national committee of a political party.
(d) Quorum.— 
The number of directors constituting a quorum of the board shall be established under the bylaws of the foundation.
(e) Meetings.— 
The board shall meet at the call of the chair of the board for regularly scheduled meetings, except that the board shall meet not less often than annually.
(f) Reimbursement of Expenses.— 
Directors shall serve without compensation but may receive travel expenses, including per diem in lieu of subsistence, in accordance with sections 5702 and 5703 of title 5.
(g) Liability of Directors.— 
Directors are not personally liable, except for gross negligence.

36 USC 152604 - Officers and employees

(a) Appointment of Officers and Employees.— 
The board of directors appoints, removes, and replaces officers and employees of the foundation.
(b) Status and Compensation of Employees.— 

(1) In general.— 
Officers and employees of the foundation
(A) are not employees of the Federal Government (except as may otherwise be provided in this chapter);
(B) shall be appointed and removed without regard to the provisions of title 5 governing appointments in the competitive service; and
(C) may be paid without regard to chapter 51 and subchapter III of chapter 53 of title 5.
(2) Availability of federal employee rates for travel.— 
For purposes of any schedules of rates negotiated by the Administrator of General Services for the use of employees of the Federal Government who travel on official business, officers and employees of the foundation who travel while engaged in the performance of their duties under this chapter shall be deemed to be employees of the Federal Government.

36 USC 152605 - Powers

(a) In General.— 
The foundation may
(1) adopt a constitution and bylaws;
(2) adopt a seal which shall be judicially noticed; and
(3) do any other act necessary to carry out this chapter.
(b) Powers as Trustee.— 
To carry out its purposes, the foundation has the usual powers of a corporation acting as a trustee in the District of Columbia, including the power
(1) to accept, receive, solicit, hold, administer, and use any gift, devise, or bequest, either absolutely or in trust, of property or any income from or other interest in property;
(2) to acquire property or an interest in property by purchase or exchange;
(3) unless otherwise required by an instrument of transfer, to sell, donate, lease, invest, or otherwise dispose of any property or income from property;
(4) to borrow money and issue instruments of indebtedness;
(5) to make contracts and other arrangements with public agencies and private organizations and persons and to make payments necessary to carry out its functions;
(6) to sue and be sued; and
(7) to do any other act necessary and proper to carry out the purposes of the foundation.
(c) Encumbered or Restricted Gifts.— 
A gift, devise, or bequest may be accepted by the foundation even though it is encumbered, restricted, or subject to beneficial interests of private persons, if any current or future interest is for the benefit of the foundation.
(d) Contracts.— 
The foundation may enter into such contracts with public and private entities as it considers appropriate to carry out its purposes.
(e) Annual Conference in Washington Metropolitan Area.— 
During each year (beginning with 2003), the foundation may sponsor a conference in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area to honor secondary school students and other individuals who have served (or plan to serve) as poll workers and assistants and who have otherwise participated in the programs and activities of the foundation.

36 USC 152606 - Principal office

The principal office of the foundation shall be in the District of Columbia unless the board of directors determines otherwise. However, the foundation may conduct business throughout the States, territories, and possessions of the United States.

36 USC 152607 - Service of process

The foundation shall have a designated agent to receive service of process for the foundation. Notice to or service on the agent, or mailed to the business address of the agent, is notice to or service on the foundation.

36 USC 152608 - Annual audit

The foundation shall enter into a contract with an independent auditor to conduct an annual audit of the foundation.

36 USC 152609 - Civil action by Attorney General for equitable relief

The Attorney General may bring a civil action in the United States District Court for the District of Columbia for appropriate equitable relief if the foundation
(1) engages or threatens to engage in any act, practice, or policy that is inconsistent with the purposes in section 152602 of this title; or
(2) refuses, fails, or neglects to carry out its obligations under this chapter or threatens to do so.

36 USC 152610 - Immunity of United States Government

The United States Government is not liable for any debts, defaults, acts, or omissions of the foundation. The full faith and credit of the Government does not extend to any obligation of the foundation.

36 USC 152611 - Authorization of appropriations

There are authorized to be appropriated to the foundation for carrying out the purposes of this chapter
(1) $5,000,000 for fiscal year 2003; and
(2) such sums as may be necessary for each succeeding fiscal year.

36 USC 152612 - Annual report

As soon as practicable after the end of each fiscal year, the foundation shall submit a report to the Commission, the President, and Congress on the activities of the foundation during the prior fiscal year, including a complete statement of its receipts, expenditures, and investments. Such report shall contain information gathered from participating secondary school students describing the nature of the work they performed in assisting local election officials and the value they derived from the experience of educating participants about the electoral process.

TITLE 36 - US CODE - CHAPTER 1527 - NATIONAL SKI PATROL SYSTEM, INCORPORATED

36 USC 152701 - Definition

For purposes of this chapter, State includes the District of Columbia and the territories and possessions of the United States.

36 USC 152702 - Organization

(a) Federal Charter.— 
National Ski Patrol System, Incorporated (in this chapter, the corporation), incorporated in New York and Colorado, is a federally chartered corporation.
(b) Expiration of Charter.— 
If the corporation does not comply with any provision of this chapter, the charter granted by this chapter expires.

36 USC 152703 - Purposes

The purposes of the corporation are
(1) to promote, in every way, patriotic, scientific, educational, and civic improvement activities and public safety in skiing, by such means as the dissemination of information and the formation of volunteer local patrols consisting of competent skiers trained in first aid for the purpose of preventing accidents and rendering speedy assistance to individuals sustaining accidents; and
(2) to solicit contributions of money, services, and other property for, and generally to encourage and assist in carrying out these purposes in every way.

36 USC 152704 - Membership

Except as provided in this chapter, eligibility for membership in the corporation and the rights and privileges of members are as provided in the bylaws.

36 USC 152705 - Governing body

(a) Board of Directors.— 
The board of directors and the responsibilities of the board are as provided in the articles of incorporation.
(b) Officers.— 
The officers and the election of officers are as provided in the articles of incorporation.

36 USC 152706 - Powers

The corporation has only the powers provided in its bylaws and articles of incorporation filed in each State in which it is incorporated.

36 USC 152707 - Restrictions

(a) Stock and Dividends.— 
The corporation may not issue stock or declare or pay a dividend.
(b) Political Activities.— 
The corporation or a director or officer as such may not contribute to, support, or participate in any political activity or in any manner attempt to influence legislation.
(c) Distribution of Income or Assets.— 
The income or assets of the corporation may not inure to the benefit of, or be distributed to, a director, officer, or member during the life of the charter granted by this chapter. This subsection does not prevent the payment of reasonable compensation to an officer or reimbursement for actual necessary expenses in amounts approved by the board of directors.
(d) Loans.— 
The corporation may not make a loan to a director, officer, or employee.

36 USC 152708 - Duty to maintain tax-exempt status

The corporation shall maintain its status as an organization exempt from taxation under the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 (26 U.S.C. 1 et seq.).

36 USC 152709 - Records and inspection

(a) Records.— 
The corporation shall keep
(1) correct and complete records of account;
(2) minutes of the proceedings of its members, board of directors, and committees having any of the authority of its board of directors; and
(3) at its principal office, a record of the names and addresses of its members entitled to vote.
(b) Inspection.— 
A member entitled to vote, or an agent or attorney of the member, may inspect the records of the corporation for any proper purpose, at any reasonable time.

36 USC 152710 - Service of process

The corporation shall comply with the law on service of process of each State in which it is incorporated and each State in which it carries on activities.

36 USC 152711 - Liability for acts of officers and agents

The corporation is liable for the acts of its officers and agents acting within the scope of their authority.

36 USC 152712 - Annual report

The corporation shall submit an annual report to Congress on the activities of the corporation during the prior calendar year. The report may not be printed as a public document.

TITLE 36 - US CODE - CHAPTER 1529 - NATIONAL SOCIETY, DAUGHTERS OF THE AMERICAN COLONISTS

36 USC 152901 - Definition

For purposes of this chapter, State includes the District of Columbia and the territories and possessions of the United States.

36 USC 152902 - Organization

(a) Federal Charter.— 
National Society, Daughters of the American Colonists (in this chapter, the corporation), incorporated in the District of Columbia, is a federally chartered corporation.
(b) Expiration of Charter.— 
If the corporation does not comply with any provision of this chapter, the charter granted by this chapter expires.

36 USC 152903 - Purposes

The purposes of the corporation are as provided in the articles of incorporation and include a continuing commitment, on a national basis
(1) to conduct, record, and publish the results of research on the history and deeds of the American colonists;
(2) to publish the memoirs of American colonists;
(3) to erect memorials to commemorate the history and deeds of the American colonists;
(4) to promote respect and admiration for the institutions, laws, and flag of the United States;
(5) to engage in mutual improvement and educational activities;
(6) to establish scholarships to assist needy and deserving students and to promote the improvement of educational institutions;
(7) to engage in volunteer service and make contributions to veterans hospitals; and
(8) to perform other charitable activities, including the national presidents projects, as may be provided in the articles of incorporation or bylaws of the corporation.

36 USC 152904 - Membership

(a) Eligibility.— 
Except as provided in this chapter, eligibility for membership in the corporation and the rights and privileges of members are as provided in the constitution and bylaws of the corporation.
(b) Nondiscrimination.— 
The terms of membership may not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, or national origin.

36 USC 152905 - Governing body

(a) Board of Directors.— 
The board of directors and the responsibilities of the board are as provided in the articles of incorporation or bylaws.
(b) Officers.— 
The officers and the election of officers are as provided in the articles of incorporation or bylaws.
(c) Nondiscrimination.— 
The requirements for holding office in the corporation may not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, or national origin.

36 USC 152906 - Powers

The corporation has only the powers provided in its bylaws and articles of incorporation filed in each State in which it is incorporated.

36 USC 152907 - Exclusive right to name, seals, emblems, and badges

The corporation has the exclusive right to use the name National Society, Daughters of the American Colonists and seals, emblems, and badges the corporation adopts. This section does not affect any vested rights.

36 USC 152908 - Restrictions

(a) Stock and Dividends.— 
The corporation may not issue stock or declare or pay a dividend.
(b) Political Activities.— 
The corporation or a director or officer as such may not contribute to, support, or participate in any political activity or in any manner attempt to influence legislation.
(c) Distribution of Income or Assets.— 
The income or assets of the corporation may not inure to the benefit of, or be distributed to, a director, officer, or member during the life of the charter granted by this chapter. This subsection does not prevent the payment of reasonable compensation to an officer or reimbursement for actual necessary expenses in amounts approved by the board of directors.
(d) Loans.— 
The corporation may not make a loan to a director, officer, or employee.
(e) Claim of Governmental Approval or Authorization.— 
The corporation may not claim congressional approval or the authority of the United States Government for any of its activities.

36 USC 152909 - Duty to maintain corporate and tax-exempt status

(a) Corporate Status.— 
The corporation shall maintain its status as a corporation incorporated under the laws of each State in which it is incorporated.
(b) Tax-Exempt Status.— 
The corporation shall maintain its status as an organization exempt from taxation under the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 (26 U.S.C. 1 et seq.).

36 USC 152910 - Records and inspection

(a) Records.— 
The corporation shall keep
(1) correct and complete records of account;
(2) minutes of the proceedings of its members, board of directors, and committees having any of the authority of its board of directors; and
(3) at its principal office, a record of the names and addresses of its members entitled to vote.
(b) Inspection.— 
A member entitled to vote, or an agent or attorney of the member, may inspect the records of the corporation for any proper purpose, at any reasonable time.

36 USC 152911 - Service of process

The corporation shall comply with the law on service of process of each State in which it is incorporated and each State in which it carries on activities.

36 USC 152912 - Liability for acts of officers and agents

The corporation is liable for the acts of its officers and agents acting within the scope of their authority.

36 USC 152913 - Annual report

The corporation shall submit an annual report to Congress on the activities of the corporation during the prior fiscal year. The report shall be submitted at the same time as the report of the audit required by section 10101 of this title. The report may not be printed as a public document.

TITLE 36 - US CODE - CHAPTER 1531 - THE NATIONAL SOCIETY OF THE DAUGHTERS OF THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION

36 USC 153101 - Organization

The National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution (in this chapter, the corporation) is a body corporate and politic in the District of Columbia.

36 USC 153102 - Purposes

The purposes of the corporation are patriotic, historical, and educational, and include
(1) perpetuating the memory and spirit of the men and women who achieved American independence by
(A) acquiring and protecting historical spots and erecting monuments;
(B) encouraging historical research in relation to the Revolution and publishing its results;
(C) preserving documents and relics and the records of the individual services of Revolutionary soldiers and patriots; and
(D) promoting celebrations of all patriotic anniversaries;
(2) carrying out the injunction of Washington, in his farewell address to the American people, to promote, as an object of primary importance, institutions for the general diffusion of knowledge, thus developing an enlightened public opinion and affording to young and old such advantages as shall develop in them the largest capacity for performing the duties of American citizens;
(3) cherishing, maintaining, and extending the institutions of American freedom;
(4) fostering true patriotism and love of country; and
(5) aiding in securing for mankind all the blessings of liberty.

36 USC 153103 - Powers

The corporation may
(1) adopt a constitution and bylaws;
(2) adopt a seal; and
(3) acquire, own, lease, encumber, and transfer property as necessary or convenient to carry out its purposes.

36 USC 153104 - Exclusive right to name, seals, emblems, and badges

The corporation and its subordinate divisions have the exclusive right to use the name National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution. The corporation has the exclusive right to use and to allow others to use seals, emblems, and badges the corporation adopts.

36 USC 153105 - Principal office

The corporation shall have its headquarters or principal office in the District of Columbia.

36 USC 153106 - Deposit of historical material in Smithsonian Institution

The Regents of the Smithsonian Institution may permit the corporation to deposit its collections, manuscripts, books, pamphlets, and other material for history in the Smithsonian Institution or in the National Museum, on conditions and under rules they prescribe.

36 USC 153107 - Annual report

The corporation shall submit an annual report to the Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution on the activities of the corporation. The Secretary shall communicate to Congress any part of the report that the Secretary considers of national interest and importance.

TITLE 36 - US CODE - CHAPTER 1533 - NATIONAL SOCIETY OF THE SONS OF THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION

36 USC 153301 - Organization

National Society of the Sons of the American Revolution (in this chapter, the corporation) is a body corporate and politic in the District of Columbia.

36 USC 153302 - Purposes

The purposes of the corporation are patriotic, historical, and educational, and include those intended or designed
(1) to perpetuate the memory of the men who, by their services or sacrifices during the war of the American Revolution, achieved the independence of the American people;
(2) to unite and promote fellowship among their descendants;
(3) to inspire them and the community at large with a more profound reverence for the principles of the government founded by our forefathers;
(4) to encourage historical research in relation to the American Revolution;
(5) to acquire and preserve the records of the individual services of the patriots of the war, as well as documents, relics, and landmarks;
(6) to mark the scenes of the American Revolution by appropriate memorials;
(7) to celebrate the anniversaries of the prominent events of the war and of the Revolutionary period;
(8) to foster true patriotism;
(9) to maintain and extend the institutions of American freedom; and
(10) to carry out the purposes expressed in the preamble to the Constitution of our country and the injunctions of Washington in his farewell address to the American people.

36 USC 153303 - Powers

The corporation may
(1) adopt and amend a constitution, bylaws, and regulations for the admission, government, suspension, and expulsion of its members;
(2) adopt and alter a seal;
(3) provide for the election of its officers and define their duties;
(4) provide for State societies or chapters with regulations for their conduct, and regulate and provide for the management, safe-keeping, and protection of their property and funds;
(5) acquire, own, lease, encumber, and transfer property as necessary or convenient to carry out the purposes of the corporation; and
(6) sue and be sued.

36 USC 153304 - Trustees

The property and affairs of the corporation shall be managed by at least 40 trustees. The trustees shall be elected annually at the time provided in the bylaws. At least one trustee shall be elected annually from a list of nominees to be made by each of the State societies and submitted to the corporation at least 30 days before the annual meeting, in accordance with provisions adopted by the corporation to regulate nominations.

TITLE 36 - US CODE - CHAPTER 1535 - NATIONAL TROPICAL BOTANICAL GARDEN

36 USC 153501 - Organization

(a) Federal Charter.— 
National Tropical Botanical Garden (in this chapter, the corporation) is a federally chartered corporation.
(b) Perpetual Existence.— 
Except as otherwise provided, the corporation has perpetual existence.

36 USC 153502 - Purposes

The purposes of the corporation are
(1) to establish, develop, operate, and maintain for the benefit of the people of the United States an educational and scientific center in the form of one or more tropical botanical gardens, together with facilities such as libraries, herbaria, laboratories, and museums that are appropriate and necessary for encouraging and conducting research in basic and applied tropical botany;
(2) to foster and encourage fundamental research about tropical plant life and to encourage research and study of the uses of tropical flora in agriculture, forestry, horticulture, medicine, and other sciences;
(3) to disseminate through publications and other media the knowledge about basic and applied tropical botany acquired at the gardens;
(4) to collect and cultivate tropical flora of every nature and origin and to preserve for the people of the United States species of tropical plant life threatened with extinction; and
(5) to provide a beneficial facility that will contribute to the education, instruction, and recreation of the people of the United States.

36 USC 153503 - Membership

(a) Eligibility.— 
Except as provided in this chapter, eligibility for membership in the corporation and the rights and privileges of members are as provided in the constitution and bylaws of the corporation.
(b) Voting.— 
Each member (except an honorary or associate member) has one vote on each matter submitted to a vote at a meeting of the members.

36 USC 153504 - Governing body

(a) Board of Trustees.— 

(1) The board of trustees is the governing body of the corporation. The duties and powers of the board are as provided in the bylaws.
(2) The manner of selection and term of office of the trustees are as provided in the bylaws.
(b) Officers.— 

(1) The officers of the corporation are a president, one or more vice presidents, a secretary, a treasurer, and other officers as provided in the bylaws.
(2) The manner of election, term of office, and duties of the officers are as provided in the bylaws.

36 USC 153505 - Powers

The corporation may
(1) adopt and amend bylaws for the management of its property and the regulation of its affairs;
(2) adopt and alter a corporate seal;
(3) choose officers, trustees, managers, employees, and agents as the activities of the corporation require;
(4) make contracts;
(5) acquire, own, lease, encumber, and transfer property as necessary or proper to carry out the purposes of the corporation;
(6) borrow money, issue instruments of indebtedness, and secure its obligations by granting security interests in its property;
(7) sue and be sued; and
(8) do any other act necessary and proper to carry out the purposes of the corporation.

36 USC 153506 - Exclusive right to name

The corporation has the exclusive right to use and to allow others to use the name National Tropical Botanical Garden.

36 USC 153507 - Restrictions

(a) Stock and Dividends.— 
The corporation may not issue stock or declare or pay a dividend.
(b) Political Activities.— 
The corporation or a trustee or officer as such may not contribute to, support, or assist a political party or candidate for elective public office.
(c) Distribution of Income or Assets.— 
The income or assets of the corporation may not inure to the benefit of, or be distributed to, a trustee, officer, or member during the life of the corporation or on its dissolution or final liquidation. This subsection does not prevent the payment of reasonable compensation to an officer or reimbursement for actual necessary expenses in amounts approved by the board of trustees.
(d) Loans.— 
The corporation may not make a loan to a trustee, officer, or employee. Trustees who vote for or assent to making a loan to a trustee, officer, or employee, and officers who participate in making the loan, are jointly and severally liable to the corporation for the amount of the loan until it is repaid.

36 USC 153508 - Principal office and location of activities and gardens

(a) Principal Office.— 
The principal office of the corporation shall be in the District of Columbia or another place decided by the board of trustees.
(b) Location of Activities and Gardens.— 
The activities of the corporation may be conducted anywhere. However, the corporation may establish tropical botanical gardens only in the United States and its territories and possessions.

36 USC 153509 - Records and inspection

(a) Records.— 
The corporation shall keep
(1) correct and complete records of account;
(2) minutes of the proceedings of its board of trustees and committees having any of the authority of its board of trustees; and
(3) at its principal office, a record of the names and addresses of its members entitled to vote.
(b) Inspection.— 
A member entitled to vote, or an agent or attorney of the member, may inspect the records of the corporation for any proper purpose, at any reasonable time.

36 USC 153510 - Statement required in audit report

The corporation shall include in the audit report statement required under section 10101 (b)(1)(B) of this title a schedule of all contracts requiring payments greater than $10,000 and all payments of compensation or fees at a rate of greater than $10,000 a year.

36 USC 153511 - Service of process

The corporation shall have a designated agent in the District of Columbia to receive service of process for the corporation. Notice to or service on the agent, or mailed to the business address of the agent, is notice to or service on the corporation.

36 USC 153512 - Liability for acts of officers and agents

The corporation is liable for the acts of its officers and agents acting within the scope of their authority.

36 USC 153513 - Distribution of assets on dissolution or final liquidation

(a) Allowable Recipients.— 
On dissolution or final liquidation of the corporation, any assets remaining after the discharge of all liabilities shall be distributed, as decided by the board of trustees, to
(1) the United States Government, to be administered by the Secretary of the Interior under the Act of August 25, 1916 (16 U.S.C. 1 et seq.) (known as the National Park Service Organic Act); or
(2) a State or local government to be used for a public purpose.
(b) Restriction.— 
A distribution under subsection (a) of this section shall be consistent with the purposes of the corporation and in compliance with the charter and bylaws.

TITLE 36 - US CODE - CHAPTER 1537 - NATIONAL WOMANS RELIEF CORPS, AUXILIARY TO THE GRAND ARMY OF THE REPUBLIC

36 USC 153701 - Organization

(a) Federal Charter.— 
National Womans Relief Corps, Auxiliary to the Grand Army of the Republic (in this chapter, the corporation), is a federally chartered corporation.
(b) Place of Incorporation and Domicile.— 
The corporation is declared to be incorporated and domiciled in the District of Columbia.
(c) Perpetual Existence.— 
Except as otherwise provided, the corporation has perpetual existence.

36 USC 153702 - Purposes

The purposes of the corporation are
(1) to perpetuate the memory of the Grand Army of the Republic, as the National Womans Relief Corps is its auxiliary and was organized at its request in 1883, and of the men who saved the Union in 1861 to 1865;
(2) to assist in every practicable way in preserving, and making available for research, documents and records pertaining to the Grand Army of the Republic and its members;
(3) to cooperate in doing honor to all those who have served our country patriotically in any war;
(4) to teach patriotism, the duties of citizenship, the true history of our country, and the love and honor of our flag;
(5) to oppose every tendency or movement that would weaken loyalty to, destroy, or impair our constitutional Union; and
(6) to inculcate and broadly sustain the American principles of representative government, equal rights, and impartial justice for all.

36 USC 153703 - Membership

Except as provided in this chapter, eligibility for membership in the corporation and the rights, privileges, and designation of classes of members are as provided in the constitution and bylaws of the corporation. Eligibility for membership is limited to
(1) women who are the wives, mothers, daughters, and sisters of Union soldiers, sailors, and marines; and
(2) other loyal women who have not given aid or comfort to the enemies of the United States of America.

36 USC 153704 - Governing body

(a) National Convention.— 

(1) The national convention is the supreme governing authority of the corporation.
(2) The national convention is composed of officers and elected representatives from the States as provided by the regulations of the corporation. However, the form of government of the corporation must be representative of the membership at large and may not permit concentration of control in a limited number of members or in a self-perpetuating group not representative of the membership at large.
(3) The meetings of the national convention may be held in the District of Columbia or in any State.
(4) During the intervals between the convention, the executive officers are the governing board of the corporation and are responsible for the general policies, program, and activities of the corporation.
(b) Council of Administration.— 
The council of administration of the corporation shall consist of at least 7 members elected in the manner and for the term provided in the constitution and bylaws of the corporation.
(c) Officers.— 

(1) The officers of the corporation are a national president, senior vice national president, junior vice national president, secretary, treasurer, and other officers as provided in the constitution and bylaws. One individual may hold the offices of secretary and treasurer.
(2) The titles, manner of election, term of office, and duties of the officers are as provided in the constitution and bylaws.

36 USC 153705 - Powers

The corporation may
(1) adopt and amend a constitution and bylaws for the management of its property and the regulation of its affairs;
(2) adopt and alter a corporate seal;
(3) choose officers as the corporation requires;
(4) make contracts;
(5) acquire, own, lease, encumber, and transfer property as necessary or convenient to carry out the purposes of the corporation; and
(6) sue and be sued.

36 USC 153706 - Exclusive right to name, seals, emblems, and badges

The corporation and its subordinate corps have the exclusive right to use the name National Womans Relief Corps, Auxiliary to the Grand Army of the Republic. The corporation has the exclusive right to use and to allow others to use seals, emblems, and badges the corporation adopts.

36 USC 153707 - Restrictions

(a) Stock and Dividends.— 
The corporation may not issue stock or declare or pay a dividend.
(b) Political Activities.— 
The corporation or an officer or agent as such may not contribute to, support, or assist a political party or candidate for public office.
(c) Distribution of Income or Assets.— 
The income or assets of the corporation may not inure to the benefit of, or be distributed to, an officer or member during the life of the corporation or on its dissolution or final liquidation. This subsection does not prevent the payment of reasonable compensation to an officer or reimbursement for actual necessary expenses in amounts approved by the council of administration of the corporation.
(d) Loans.— 
The corporation may not make a loan or advance to an officer or member of the corporation. Members of the council of administration who vote for or assent to making a loan or advance to an officer or member, and officers who participate in making the loan or advance, are jointly and severally liable to the corporation for the amount of the loan or advance until it is repaid.

36 USC 153708 - Principal office

The principal office of the corporation shall be in Springfield, Illinois. However, the activities of the corporation are not confined to Springfield but may be conducted throughout the States of the United States and the District of Columbia.

36 USC 153709 - Records and inspection

(a) Records.— 
The corporation shall keep
(1) correct and complete records of account; and
(2) minutes of the proceedings of its national convention.
(b) Inspection.— 
A member, or an agent or attorney of the member, may inspect the records of the corporation for any proper purpose, at any reasonable time.

36 USC 153710 - Service of process

The corporation shall have a designated agent in the District of Columbia to receive service of process, notice, or demand for the corporation. Designation of the agent shall be filed in the office of the Mayor of the District of Columbia or another office designated by the Mayor. Notice to or service on the agent is notice to or service on the corporation.

36 USC 153711 - Liability for acts of officers and agents

The corporation is liable for the acts of its officers and agents acting within the scope of their authority.

36 USC 153712 - Annual report

Not later than 6 months after the end of each fiscal year, the corporation shall submit a report to Congress on the activities of the corporation during the prior fiscal year. The report may consist of a report on the proceedings of the national convention during that fiscal year. The report may not be printed as a public document.

36 USC 153713 - Distribution of assets on dissolution or final liquidation

On dissolution or final liquidation of the corporation, its assets shall be distributed as follows:
(1) All liabilities shall be paid and discharged, or adequate provision for payment and discharge shall be made.
(2) Assets held on condition requiring return or transfer on dissolution of the corporation shall be returned or transferred as required by the condition.
(3) Assets received and held subject to a limitation permitting use only for charitable, religious, benevolent, educational, or similar purposes, but not held on a condition requiring return or transfer on dissolution of the corporation, shall be transferred to one or more appropriate domestic or foreign corporations, societies, or organizations under a plan of distribution adopted as provided in this chapter.
(4) Other assets shall be distributed as provided by the articles of incorporation or bylaws to the extent that the articles or bylaws provide the distributive rights of members, or any class of members, or provide for distribution to others.
(5) Any remaining assets may be distributed to persons, societies, organizations, or domestic or foreign corporations engaged in activities not for profit, as provided in a plan of distribution adopted by the council of administration of the corporation and in compliance with the constitution and bylaws of the corporation.

TITLE 36 - US CODE - CHAPTER 1539 - THE NATIONAL YOEMEN F

36 USC 153901 - Organization

The National Yoemen F (in this chapter, the corporation) is a body corporate and politic in the District of Columbia.

36 USC 153902 - Purposes

The purposes of the corporation are patriotic, historical, and educational and are
(1) to foster and perpetuate the memory of the service of Yoemen (f) in the United States Naval Reserve Force of the United States Navy during World War I;
(2) to preserve the memories and incidents of their association in World War I by the encouragement of historical research concerning the service of Yoemen (f);
(3) to cherish, maintain, and extend the institutions of American freedom by the promotion of celebrations of all patriotic anniversaries;
(4) to foster true patriotism and love of country; and
(5) to aid in securing for mankind all the blessings of liberty.

36 USC 153903 - Powers

The corporation may
(1) adopt a constitution and bylaws;
(2) adopt a seal; and
(3) hold real and personal property in the United States, but only to the extent necessary to carry out the purposes of the corporation and only in an amount not more than $50,000.

36 USC 153904 - Deposit of historical material

The Regents of the Smithsonian Institution may permit the corporation to deposit its collections, manuscripts, books, pamphlets, and other material for history in the Smithsonian Institution or in the National Museum, on conditions and under rules they prescribe.

TITLE 36 - US CODE - CHAPTER 1541 - NAVAL SEA CADET CORPS

36 USC 154101 - Organization

(a) Federal Charter.— 
Naval Sea Cadet Corps (in this chapter, the corporation) is a federally chartered corporation.
(b) Perpetual Existence.— 
Except as otherwise provided, the corporation has perpetual existence.

36 USC 154102 - Purposes

The purposes of the corporation are, through organization and cooperation with the Department of the Navy
(1) to encourage and aid American young people to develop an interest and skill in basic seamanship and in its naval adaptations;
(2) to train them in seagoing skills; and
(3) to teach them patriotism, courage, self-reliance, and kindred virtues.

36 USC 154103 - Membership

Except as provided in this chapter, eligibility for membership in the corporation and the rights, privileges, and designation of classes of members are as provided in the constitution and bylaws of the corporation.

36 USC 154104 - Governing body

(a) Board of Directors.— 

(1) The board of directors is the governing body of the corporation. The board is responsible for the general policies and program of the corporation and the control of all funds of the corporation.
(2) The number of directors, their manner of selection (including the filling of vacancies), and their term of office are as provided in the constitution and bylaws. However, the board shall have at least 10 but not more than 25 directors.
(b) Officers.— 

(1) The officers of the corporation are a president, one or more vice presidents as provided in the constitution and bylaws, a secretary, a treasurer, and other officers as provided in the constitution and bylaws.
(2) The manner of election, term of office, and duties of the officers are as provided in the constitution and bylaws.

36 USC 154105 - Powers

The corporation may
(1) adopt and amend a constitution and bylaws for the management of its property and the regulation of its affairs;
(2) adopt and alter a corporate seal;
(3) choose officers, managers, employees, and agents as the activities of the corporation require;
(4) make contracts;
(5) acquire, own, lease, encumber, and transfer property as necessary or convenient to carry out the purposes of the corporation;
(6) borrow money, issue instruments of indebtedness, and secure its obligations by granting security interests in its property; and
(7) sue and be sued.

36 USC 154106 - Exclusive right to name, insignia, emblems, badges, marks, and words

The corporation has the exclusive right to use the name Naval Sea Cadet Corps and distinctive insignia, emblems, and badges, descriptive or designating marks, and words or phrases required to carry out the duties and powers of the corporation. This section does not affect any vested rights.

36 USC 154107 - Restrictions

(a) Stock and Dividends.— 
The corporation may not issue stock or declare or pay a dividend.
(b) Political Activities.— 
The corporation or a director or officer as such may not contribute to, support, or assist a political party or candidate for public office.
(c) Distribution of Income or Assets.— 
The income or assets of the corporation may not inure to the benefit of, or be distributed to, a director, officer, or member during the life of the corporation or on its dissolution or final liquidation. This subsection does not prevent the payment of compensation to an officer in an amount approved by the board of directors.
(d) Loans.— 
The corporation may not make a loan or advance to a director, officer, or employee. Directors who vote for or assent to making a loan or advance to a director, officer, or employee, and officers who participate in making the loan or advance, are jointly and severally liable to the corporation for the amount of the loan or advance until it is repaid.

36 USC 154108 - Principal office

The principal office of the corporation shall be in Tacoma, Washington, or another place decided by the board of directors. However, the activities of the corporation are not confined to the place where the principal office is located but may be conducted throughout the States, territories, and possessions of the United States.

36 USC 154109 - Records and inspection

(a) Records.— 
The corporation shall keep
(1) correct and complete records of account;
(2) minutes of the proceedings of its members, board of directors, and committees having any of the authority of its board of directors; and
(3) at its principal office, a record of the names and addresses of its members entitled to vote.
(b) Inspection.— 
A member entitled to vote, or an agent or attorney of the member, may inspect the records of the corporation for any proper purpose, at any reasonable time.

36 USC 154110 - Service of process

The corporation shall have a designated agent in the District of Columbia to receive service of process for the corporation. Notice to or service on the agent, or mailed to the business address of the agent, is notice to or service on the corporation.

36 USC 154111 - Liability for acts of officers and agents

The corporation is liable for the acts of its officers and agents acting within the scope of their authority.

36 USC 154112 - Annual report

The corporation shall submit an annual report to the Secretary of the Navy on the activities of the corporation during the prior calendar year. The Secretary shall communicate to Congress any part of the report that the Secretary considers appropriate.

36 USC 154113 - Distribution of assets on dissolution or final liquidation

On dissolution or final liquidation of the corporation, any assets remaining after the discharge of all liabilities shall be distributed as provided by the board of directors, but in compliance with the constitution and bylaws of the corporation.

TITLE 36 - US CODE - CHAPTER 1543 - NAVY CLUB OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

36 USC 154301 - Organization

(a) Federal Charter.— 
Navy Club of the United States of America (in this chapter, the corporation) is a federally chartered corporation.
(b) Perpetual Existence.— 
Except as otherwise provided, the corporation has perpetual existence.

36 USC 154302 - Purposes

The purposes of the corporation are
(1) to encourage, promote, and maintain comradeship among individuals who are or have been in the active service of the United States Navy, the United States Marine Corps, or the United States Coast Guard;
(2) to revere, honor, and perpetuate the memory of individuals described in paragraph (1) of this section who have departed this life;
(3) to promote and encourage further public interest in the United States Navy, the United States Marine Corps, and the United States Coast Guard, and the history of those organizations;
(4) to uphold the spirit and ideals of the United States Navy, the United States Marine Corps, and the United States Coast Guard;
(5) to promote the ideals of American freedom and democracy and to fit its members for the duties of citizenship and to encourage them to serve as ably as citizens as they have served the Nation under arms; and
(6) to maintain true allegiance to American institutions.

36 USC 154303 - Powers

The corporation may
(1) adopt and amend bylaws;
(2) adopt and alter a corporate seal;
(3) appoint or elect officers and agents;
(4) choose a board of trustees, consisting of at least 5 but not more than 15 individuals, to conduct the business and exercise the powers of the corporation;
(5) establish and maintain offices to conduct its activities;
(6) acquire, own, lease, encumber, and transfer property as necessary or appropriate to carry out the purposes of the corporation;
(7) charge and collect membership dues and receive contributions of money or property to be devoted to carrying out the purposes of the corporation;
(8) sue and be sued; and
(9) do any other act necessary or appropriate to carry out the purposes of the corporation.

36 USC 154304 - Annual report

Not later than December 1 of each year, the corporation shall submit a report to Congress on the activities of the corporation during the prior calendar year. The report may not be printed as a public document.

TITLE 36 - US CODE - CHAPTER 1545 - NAVY WIVES CLUBS OF AMERICA

36 USC 154501 - Definition

For purposes of this chapter, State includes the District of Columbia and the territories and possessions of the United States.

36 USC 154502 - Organization

(a) Federal Charter.— 
Navy Wives Clubs of America (in this chapter, the corporation), incorporated in California, is a federally chartered corporation.
(b) Expiration of Charter.— 
If the corporation does not comply with any provision of this chapter, the charter granted by this chapter expires.

36 USC 154503 - Purposes

The purposes of the corporation are as provided in the articles of incorporation and include
(1) supporting the Constitution of the United States;
(2) promoting a friendly relationship between the wives of enlisted men who are serving in the active United States Navy, United States Marine Corps, or United States Coast Guard, or in the Active Reserves of those services; and
(3) performing charitable activities as provided in the constitution or bylaws of the corporation.

36 USC 154504 - Membership

Eligibility for membership in the corporation and the rights and privileges of members are as provided in the bylaws.

36 USC 154505 - Governing body

(a) Board of Directors.— 
The board of directors and the responsibilities of the board are as provided in the articles of incorporation.
(b) Officers.— 
The officers and the election of officers are as provided in the articles of incorporation.

36 USC 154506 - Powers

The corporation has only the powers provided in its bylaws and articles of incorporation filed in each State in which it is incorporated.

36 USC 154507 - Restrictions

(a) Stock and Dividends.— 
The corporation may not issue stock or declare or pay a dividend.
(b) Political Activities.— 
The corporation or a director or officer as such may not contribute to, support, or participate in any political activity or attempt to influence legislation.
(c) Distribution of Income or Assets.— 
The income or assets of the corporation may not inure to the benefit of, or be distributed to, a director, officer, or member during the life of the charter granted by this chapter. This subsection does not prevent the payment of reasonable compensation to an officer or reimbursement for actual necessary expenses in amounts approved by the board of directors.
(d) Loans.— 
The corporation may not make a loan to a director, officer, or employee.
(e) Claim of Governmental Approval or Authority.— 
The corporation may not claim congressional approval or the authority of the United States Government for any of its activities.

36 USC 154508 - Duty to maintain corporate and tax-exempt status

(a) Corporate Status.— 
The corporation shall maintain its status as a corporation incorporated under the laws of each State in which it is incorporated.
(b) Tax-Exempt Status.— 
The corporation shall maintain its status as an organization exempt from taxation under the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 (26 U.S.C. 1 et seq.).

36 USC 154509 - Records and inspection

(a) Records.— 
The corporation shall keep
(1) correct and complete records of account;
(2) minutes of the proceedings of its members, board of directors, and committees having any of the authority of its board of directors; and
(3) at its principal office, a record of the names and addresses of its members entitled to vote.
(b) Inspection.— 
A member entitled to vote, or an agent or attorney of the member, may inspect the records of the corporation for any proper purpose, at any reasonable time.

36 USC 154510 - Service of process

The corporation shall comply with the law on service of process of each State in which it is incorporated and each State in which it carries on activities.

36 USC 154511 - Liability for acts of officers and agents

The corporation is liable for the acts of its officers and agents acting within the scope of their authority.

36 USC 154512 - Annual report

The corporation shall submit an annual report to Congress on the activities of the corporation during the prior fiscal year. The report shall be submitted at the same time as the report of the audit required by section 10101 of this title. The report may not be printed as a public document.

TITLE 36 - US CODE - CHAPTER 1547 - NON COMMISSIONED OFFICERS ASSOCIATION OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, INCORPORATED

36 USC 154701 - Definition

For purposes of this chapter, State includes the District of Columbia and the territories and possessions of the United States.

36 USC 154702 - Organization

(a) Federal Charter.— 
Non Commissioned Officers Association of the United States of America, Incorporated (in this chapter, the corporation), a nonprofit corporation incorporated in Texas, is a federally chartered corporation.
(b) Expiration of Charter.— 
If the corporation does not comply with any provision of this chapter, the charter granted by this chapter expires.

36 USC 154703 - Purposes

The purposes of the corporation are as provided in the bylaws and articles of incorporation and include
(1) upholding and defending the Constitution of the United States;
(2) promoting health, prosperity, and scholarship among its members and their dependents and survivors through benevolent programs;
(3) assisting veterans and their dependents and survivors through a service program established for that purpose;
(4) improving conditions for service members, veterans, and their dependents and survivors; and
(5) fostering fraternal and social activities among its members in recognition that cooperative action is required for the furtherance of their common interests.

36 USC 154704 - Membership

(a) Eligibility.— 
Except as provided in this chapter, eligibility for membership in the corporation and the rights and privileges of members are as provided in the constitution and bylaws of the corporation.
(b) Nondiscrimination.— 
The terms of membership may not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, disability, age, or national origin.

36 USC 154705 - Governing body

(a) Board of Directors.— 
The board of directors and the responsibilities of the board are as provided in the articles of incorporation.
(b) Officers.— 
The officers and the election of officers are as provided in the articles of incorporation.
(c) Nondiscrimination.— 
The requirements for serving as a director or officer may not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, disability, age, or national origin.

36 USC 154706 - Powers

The corporation has only the powers provided in its bylaws and articles of incorporation filed in each State in which it is incorporated.

36 USC 154707 - Exclusive right to name, seals, emblems, and badges

The corporation has the exclusive right to use the names The Non Commissioned Officers Association of the United States of America, Non Commissioned Officers Association of the United States of America, Non Commissioned Officers Association, and NCOA, and seals, emblems, and badges the corporation adopts. This section does not affect any vested rights.

36 USC 154708 - Restrictions

(a) Stock and Dividends.— 
The corporation may not issue stock or declare or pay a dividend.
(b) Distribution of Income or Assets.— 
The income or assets of the corporation may not inure to the benefit of, or be distributed to, a director, officer, or member during the life of the charter granted by this chapter. This subsection does not prevent the payment of reasonable compensation to an officer or reimbursement for actual necessary expenses in amounts approved by the board of directors.
(c) Loans.— 
The corporation may not make a loan to a director, officer, or employee.
(d) Claim of Governmental Approval or Authority.— 
The corporation may not claim congressional approval or the authority of the United States Government for any of its activities.

36 USC 154709 - Duty to maintain tax-exempt status

The corporation shall maintain its status as an organization exempt from taxation under the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 (26 U.S.C. 1 et seq.).

36 USC 154710 - Records and inspection

(a) Records.— 
The corporation shall keep
(1) correct and complete records of account;
(2) minutes of the proceedings of its members, board of directors, and committees having any of the authority of its board of directors; and
(3) at its principal office, a record of the names and addresses of its members entitled to vote.
(b) Inspection.— 
A member entitled to vote, or an agent or attorney of the member, may inspect the records of the corporation for any proper purpose, at any reasonable time.

36 USC 154711 - Service of process

The corporation shall comply with the law on service of process of each State in which it is incorporated and each State in which it carries on activities.

36 USC 154712 - Liability for acts of officers and agents

The corporation is liable for the acts of its officers and agents acting within the scope of their authority.

36 USC 154713 - Annual report

The corporation shall submit an annual report to Congress on the activities of the corporation during the prior fiscal year. The report shall be submitted at the same time as the report of the audit required by section 10101 of this title. The report may not be printed as a public document.

TITLE 36 - US CODE - CHAPTER 1601 - [RESERVED]

TITLE 36 - US CODE - CHAPTER 1701 - PARALYZED VETERANS OF AMERICA

36 USC 170101 - Organization

(a) Federal Charter.— 
Paralyzed Veterans of America (in this chapter, the corporation) is a federally chartered corporation.
(b) Perpetual Existence.— 
Except as otherwise provided, the corporation has perpetual existence.

36 USC 170102 - Purposes

The purposes of the corporation are
(1) to preserve the great and basic truths and enduring principles on which this Nation was founded;
(2) to form a national association for the benefit of individuals who have suffered injuries or diseases of the spinal cord;
(3) to acquaint the public with the needs and problems of paraplegics;
(4) to promote medical research in the several fields connected with injuries and diseases of the spinal cord, including research in neurosurgery and orthopedics and in genitourinary and orthopedic appliances; and
(5) to advocate and foster complete and effective reconditioning programs for paraplegics, including a thorough physical reconditioning program, physiotherapy, competent walking instructions, adequate guidance (both vocational and educational), academic and vocational education (both in hospitals and in educational institutions), psychological orientation and readjustment to family and friends, and occupational therapy (both functional and diversional).

36 USC 170103 - Membership

An individual is eligible for membership in the corporation if the individual
(1) is a citizen of the United States;
(2) was regularly enlisted, inducted, or commissioned, and was accepted for or on active duty, in the Army, Navy, Marine Corps, Air Force, or Coast Guard of the United States or an ally of the United States;
(3) 
(A) was separated from service in the Armed Forces under conditions other than dishonorable; or
(B) is on active duty or must continue to serve after the cessation of hostilities; and
(4) has suffered a spinal cord injury or disease, whether or not service connected in origin.

36 USC 170104 - Powers

(a) Specific Powers.— 
The corporation may
(1) adopt and amend a constitution and bylaws;
(2) adopt and alter a corporate seal, emblems, and badges;
(3) choose officers, representatives, and agents as necessary to carry out the purposes of the corporation;
(4) make contracts;
(5) accept gifts, legacies, and devises that will further the purposes of the corporation;
(6) acquire, own, lease, encumber, and transfer property as necessary to carry out the purposes of the corporation;
(7) borrow money, issue instruments of indebtedness, and secure its obligations by granting security interests in its property;
(8) establish, regulate, and discontinue subordinate State and regional organizations and local chapters or posts;
(9) establish and maintain offices to conduct the affairs of the corporation;
(10) publish a magazine, newspaper, and other publications;
(11) sue and be sued; and
(12) do any other act necessary and proper to carry out the purposes of the corporation.
(b) Privileges of Other National Veterans’ Organizations.— 
Privileges granted to other national veterans organizations as a result of their being incorporated by Congress are also granted to the corporation.

36 USC 170105 - Exclusive right to name, seals, emblems, and badges

The corporation and its State and regional organizations and local chapters or posts have the exclusive right to use the name Paralyzed Veterans of America and seals, emblems, and badges the corporation lawfully adopts.

36 USC 170106 - Restrictions

(a) Profit.— 
The corporation may not engage in business for profit.
(b) Stock.— 
The corporation may not issue stock.
(c) Political Activities.— 
The corporation shall be nonpolitical and may not provide financial aid to, or otherwise promote the candidacy of, an individual seeking public office.
(d) Distribution of Income or Assets.— 
The income or assets of the corporation may not inure to the benefit of, or be distributed to, a director, officer, member, or employee during the life of the corporation or on its dissolution or final liquidation. This subsection does not prevent the payment of reasonable compensation to an officer or employee or reimbursement for actual necessary expenses in amounts approved by the board of directors.
(e) Loans.— 
The corporation may not make a loan to a director, officer, member, or employee. Directors who vote for or assent to making such a loan, and officers who participate in making the loan, are jointly and severally liable to the corporation for the amount of the loan until it is repaid.

36 USC 170107 - Headquarters and principal place of business

The headquarters and principal place of business of the corporation shall be in the District of Columbia. However, the activities of the corporation are not confined to the District of Columbia but may be conducted throughout the States, territories, and possessions of the United States.

36 USC 170108 - Records and inspection

(a) Records.— 
The corporation shall keep
(1) correct and complete records of account;
(2) minutes of the proceedings of its members, executive committee, and committees having any of the authority of its executive committee; and
(3) at its principal office, a record of the names and addresses of its members entitled to vote.
(b) Inspection.— 
A member entitled to vote, or an agent or attorney of the member, may inspect the records of the corporation for any proper purpose, at any reasonable time.

36 USC 170109 - Service of process

As a condition to the exercise of any power or privilege granted by this chapter, the corporation shall file, with the secretary of state or other designated official of each State, territory, or possession of the United States in which an organization, chapter, or post is organized, the name and address of an agent in that State, territory, or possession on whom legal process or demands against the corporation may be served.

36 USC 170110 - Liability for acts of officers and agents

The corporation is liable for the acts of its officers and agents acting within the scope of their authority.

36 USC 170111 - Distribution of assets on dissolution or final liquidation

On dissolution or final liquidation of the corporation, any assets remaining after the discharge or satisfactory provision for discharge of all liabilities shall be transferred to the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to be applied to the care and comfort of paralyzed veterans.

TITLE 36 - US CODE - CHAPTER 1703 - PEARL HARBOR SURVIVORS ASSOCIATION

36 USC 170301 - Definition

For purposes of this chapter, State includes the District of Columbia and the territories and possessions of the United States.

36 USC 170302 - Organization

(a) Federal Charter.— 
Pearl Harbor Survivors Association (in this chapter, the corporation), a nonprofit corporation incorporated in Missouri, is a federally chartered corporation.
(b) Expiration of Charter.— 
If the corporation does not comply with any provision of this chapter, the charter granted by this chapter expires.

36 USC 170303 - Purposes

The purposes of the corporation are as provided in its articles of incorporation and include
(1) upholding and defending the Constitution of the United States;
(2) collating, preserving, and encouraging the study of historical episodes, chronicles, mementos, and events pertaining to The Day of Infamy, 7 December 1941, and in particular those memories and records of patriotic service performed by the heroic Pearl Harbor survivors and nonsurvivors;
(3) shielding from neglect the graves, past and future, of those who served at Pearl Harbor on that day;
(4) stimulating communities and political subdivisions into taking more interest in the affairs and future of the United States to keep our Nation alert;
(5) fighting unceasingly for our national security to protect the United States from enemies within and without our borders;
(6) preserving the American way of life and fostering the spirit and practice of Americanism; and
(7) instilling love of country and flag and promoting soundness of mind and body in the youth of our Nation.

36 USC 170304 - Membership

(a) Eligibility.— 
Eligibility for membership in the corporation and the rights and privileges of members are as provided in the constitution and bylaws of the corporation.
(b) Nondiscrimination.— 
The terms of membership may not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, or national origin.

36 USC 170305 - Governing body

(a) Board of Directors.— 
The board of directors and the responsibilities of the board are as provided in the articles of incorporation.
(b) Officers.— 
The officers and the election of officers are as provided in the articles of incorporation.
(c) Nondiscrimination.— 
The requirements for holding office in the corporation may not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, or national origin.

36 USC 170306 - Powers

The corporation has the powers provided in its bylaws and articles of incorporation filed in the State in which it is incorporated, including the power to
(1) adopt and amend a constitution and bylaws for the management of its property and the regulation of its affairs;
(2) adopt and alter a corporate seal;
(3) adopt emblems and badges;
(4) establish, maintain, and regulate offices to conduct the affairs of the corporation;
(5) publish a magazine and other publications;
(6) charge and collect membership dues and subscription fees and receive contributions or grants of money or property to be used to carry out the purposes of the corporation;
(7) accept gifts, legacies, and devises that will further the purposes of the corporation;
(8) promote the formation of auxiliaries, the membership requirements of which shall be as provided in the constitution and the bylaws of the corporation;
(9) sue and be sued; and
(10) do any other act necessary or desirable to carry out the purposes of the corporation.

36 USC 170307 - Exclusive right to name, seals, emblems, and badges

The corporation and its regional districts and local branches have the exclusive right to use the name Pearl Harbor Survivors Association and seals, emblems, and badges the corporation adopts.

36 USC 170308 - Restrictions

(a) Stock and Dividends.— 
The corporation may not issue stock or declare or pay a dividend.
(b) Political Activities.— 
The corporation or a director or officer as such may not contribute to, support, or participate in any political activity or in any manner attempt to influence legislation.
(c) Distribution of Income or Assets.— 
The income or assets of the corporation may not inure to the benefit of, or be distributed to, a director, officer, or member during the life of the charter granted by this chapter or on dissolution or final liquidation of the corporation. This subsection does not prevent the payment of compensation to an officer or reimbursement for actual necessary expenses in amounts approved by the board of directors.
(d) Loans.— 
The corporation may not make a loan to a director, officer, or employee.
(e) Claim of Governmental Approval or Authorization.— 
The corporation may not claim congressional approval or the authority of the United States Government for any of its activities.

36 USC 170309 - Duty to maintain tax-exempt status

The corporation shall maintain its status as an organization exempt from taxation under the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 (26 U.S.C. 1 et seq.).

36 USC 170310 - Records and inspection

(a) Records.— 
The corporation shall keep
(1) correct and complete records of account;
(2) minutes of the proceedings of its members, board of directors, and committees having any of the authority of its board of directors; and
(3) at its principal office, a record of the names and addresses of its members entitled to vote.
(b) Inspection.— 
A member entitled to vote, or an agent or attorney of the member, may inspect the records of the corporation for any proper purpose, at any reasonable time.

36 USC 170311 - Service of process

The corporation shall comply with the law on service of process of each State in which it is incorporated and each State in which it carries on activities.

36 USC 170312 - Liability for acts of officers and agents

The corporation is liable for the acts of its officers and agents acting within the scope of their authority.

36 USC 170313 - Annual report

The corporation shall submit an annual report to Congress on the activities of the corporation during the prior fiscal year. The report shall be submitted at the same time as the report of the audit required by section 10101 of this title. The report may not be printed as a public document.

TITLE 36 - US CODE - CHAPTER 1705 - POLISH LEGION OF AMERICAN VETERANS, U.S.A.

36 USC 170501 - Definition

For purposes of this chapter, State includes the District of Columbia and the territories and possessions of the United States.

36 USC 170502 - Organization

(a) Federal Charter.— 
Polish Legion of American Veterans, U.S.A. (in this chapter, the corporation), a nonprofit corporation incorporated in Illinois, is a federally chartered corporation.
(b) Expiration of Charter.— 
If the corporation does not comply with any provision of this chapter, the charter granted by this chapter expires.

36 USC 170503 - Purposes

The purposes of the corporation are as provided in its articles of incorporation. The corporation shall function as a veterans and patriotic organization as authorized by the laws of each State in which it is incorporated.

36 USC 170504 - Membership

(a) Eligibility.— 
Except as provided in this chapter, eligibility for membership in the corporation and the rights and privileges of members are as provided in the constitution and bylaws of the corporation.
(b) Nondiscrimination.— 
The terms of membership may not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, or national origin.

36 USC 170505 - Governing body

(a) Board of Directors.— 
The board of directors and the responsibilities of the board are as provided in the articles of incorporation.
(b) Officers.— 
The officers and the election of officers are as provided in the articles of incorporation.
(c) Nondiscrimination.— 
The requirements for holding office in the corporation may not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, or national origin.

36 USC 170506 - Powers

The corporation has only the powers provided in its bylaws and articles of incorporation filed in each State in which it is incorporated.

36 USC 170507 - Restrictions

(a) Stock and Dividends.— 
The corporation may not issue stock or declare or pay a dividend.
(b) Political Activities.— 
The corporation or a director or officer as such may not contribute to, support, or participate in any political activity or in any manner attempt to influence legislation.
(c) Distribution of Income or Assets.— 
The income or assets of the corporation may not inure to the benefit of, or be distributed to, a director, officer, or member during the life of the charter granted by this chapter. This subsection does not prevent the payment of reasonable compensation to an officer or reimbursement for actual necessary expenses in amounts approved by the board of directors.
(d) Loans.— 
The corporation may not make a loan to a director, officer, or employee.
(e) Claim of Governmental Approval or Authorization.— 
The corporation may not claim congressional approval or the authority of the United States Government for any of its activities.

36 USC 170508 - Duty to maintain tax-exempt status

The corporation shall maintain its status as an organization exempt from taxation under the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 (26 U.S.C. 1 et seq.).

36 USC 170509 - Records and inspection

(a) Records.— 
The corporation shall keep
(1) correct and complete records of account;
(2) minutes of the proceedings of its members, board of directors, and committees having any of the authority of its board of directors; and
(3) at its principal office, a record of the names and addresses of its members entitled to vote.
(b) Inspection.— 
A member entitled to vote, or an agent or attorney of the member, may inspect the records of the corporation for any proper purpose, at any reasonable time.

36 USC 170510 - Service of process

The corporation shall comply with the law on service of process of each State in which it is incorporated and each State in which it carries on activities.

36 USC 170511 - Liability for acts of officers and agents

The corporation is liable for the acts of its officers and agents acting within the scope of their authority.

36 USC 170512 - Annual report

The corporation shall submit an annual report to Congress on the activities of the corporation during the prior fiscal year. The report shall be submitted at the same time as the report of the audit required by section 10101 of this title. The report may not be printed as a public document.

TITLE 36 - US CODE - CHAPTER 1801 - [RESERVED]

TITLE 36 - US CODE - CHAPTER 1901 - RESERVE OFFICERS ASSOCIATION OF THE UNITED STATES

36 USC 190101 - Organization

(a) Federal Charter.— 
Reserve Officers Association of the United States (in this chapter, the corporation) is a federally chartered corporation.
(b) Perpetual Existence.— 
Except as otherwise provided, the corporation has perpetual existence.

36 USC 190102 - Purposes

The purposes of the corporation are to support and promote the development and execution of a military policy for the United States that will provide adequate national security.

36 USC 190103 - Membership

(a) Eligibility.— 
Eligibility for membership in the corporation is as provided in the constitution and bylaws of the corporation.
(b) Voting.— 
Each active member of a department or chapter has one vote in the conduct of official business of that department or chapter.

36 USC 190104 - Governing body

(a) National Convention.— 
The corporation shall hold an annual national convention. The national convention shall be composed of delegates elected by the various departments.
(b) National Executive Committee.— 

(1) The national executive committee is the governing body of the corporation.
(2) The national executive committee consists of the president, the last past president, 3 vice presidents, 3 junior vice presidents, 3 national executive committee members, and the executive director. Each of these individuals, except the executive director, has one vote on each matter decided by the committee.
(c) Officers.— 

(1) The officers of the corporation are a president, 3 vice presidents, 3 junior vice presidents, 3 national executive committee members, an executive director, a national treasurer, a judge advocate, a surgeon, a chaplain, a historian, a public relations officer, and other officers as decided at the national convention.
(2) The national officers of the corporation shall be elected at the annual national convention, except for the executive director, the national treasurer, and the national public relations officer, who shall be appointed by the national executive committee.
(3) The elected officers shall hold office for one year or until their successors have been elected and qualified.
(d) Vacancies.— 

(1) Except for the positions of president and last past president, a vacancy on the national executive committee shall be filled by the existing members of the committee. An individual appointed by the committee to fill a vacancy serves until the next national convention when the individuals successor shall be elected for the unexpired term, if any, caused by the vacancy.
(2) If the president is absent or the office of president is vacant, the national vice president of the same service as the president shall act as president.

36 USC 190105 - Powers

The corporation may
(1) adopt and amend a constitution and bylaws;
(2) adopt and alter a corporate seal;
(3) adopt and alter emblems and badges;
(4) acquire, own, lease, encumber, and transfer property as necessary to carry out the purposes of the corporation;
(5) publish a magazine, newspaper, and other publications;
(6) establish, regulate, and discontinue subordinate departmental subdivisions and local chapters;
(7) sue and be sued; and
(8) do any other act necessary and proper to carry out the purposes of the corporation.

36 USC 190106 - Exclusive right to name, seals, emblems, and badges

The corporation and its subordinate departmental subdivisions and local chapters have the exclusive right to use the name Reserve Officers Association of the United States and seals, emblems, and badges the corporation adopts.

36 USC 190107 - Restrictions

(a) Profit.— 
The corporation may not engage in business for profit.
(b) Stock.— 
The corporation may not issue stock.
(c) Political Activities.— 
The corporation or an officer or member as such may not contribute to, support, or assist a political party or candidate for public office.
(d) Distribution of Income or Assets.— 
The income or assets of the corporation may not inure to the benefit of, or be distributed to, an officer or member except on dissolution or final liquidation of the corporation.
(e) Loans.— 
The corporation may not make a loan or advance to an officer or member of the national executive committee. Members of the national executive committee who vote for or assent to making a loan or advance to an officer, and officers who participate in making the loan or advance, are jointly and severally liable to the corporation for the amount of the loan or advance until it is repaid.

36 USC 190108 - Headquarters

The headquarters of the corporation shall be in the District of Columbia.

36 USC 190109 - Records and inspection

(a) Records.— 
The corporation shall keep
(1) correct and complete records of account;
(2) minutes of the proceedings of its national conventions, national executive committee, and national council; and
(3) at its principal office, a record of the names and addresses of its members entitled to vote.
(b) Inspection.— 
A member entitled to vote, or an agent or attorney of the member, may inspect the records of the corporation for any proper purpose, at any reasonable time.

36 USC 190110 - Service of process

(a) District of Columbia.— 
The corporation shall have a designated agent in the District of Columbia to receive service of process for the corporation. Notice to or service on the agent is notice to or service on the corporation.
(b) States, Territories, and Possessions.— 
As a condition to the exercise of any power or privilege granted by this chapter, the corporation shall file, with the secretary of state or other designated official of each State, territory, or possession of the United States in which a subordinate department or local chapter is organized, the name and address of an agent in that State, territory, or possession on whom legal process or demands against the corporation may be served.

36 USC 190111 - Liability for acts of officers and agents

The corporation is liable for the acts of its officers and agents acting within the scope of their authority.

36 USC 190112 - Distribution of assets on dissolution or final liquidation

On dissolution or final liquidation of the corporation, any assets remaining after the discharge of all liabilities shall be divided equally among the then active officers and members.

TITLE 36 - US CODE - CHAPTER 1903 - RETIRED ENLISTED ASSOCIATION, INCORPORATED

36 USC 190301 - Definition

For purposes of this chapter, State includes the District of Columbia and the territories and possessions of the United States.

36 USC 190302 - Organization

(a) Federal Charter.— 
Retired Enlisted Association, Incorporated (in this chapter, the corporation), a nonprofit corporation incorporated in Colorado, is a federally chartered corporation.
(b) Expiration of Charter.— 
If the corporation does not comply with any provision of this chapter, the charter granted by this chapter expires.

36 USC 190303 - Purposes

The purposes of the corporation are as provided in its articles of incorporation and bylaws and include
(1) upholding and defending the Constitution of the United States;
(2) promoting health, prosperity, and scholarship among its members and their dependents and survivors through benevolent programs;
(3) assisting veterans and their dependents and survivors through a service program established for that purpose;
(4) improving conditions for retired enlisted service members, veterans, and their dependents and survivors; and
(5) fostering fraternal and social activities among its members in recognition that cooperative action is required for the furtherance of their common interests.

36 USC 190304 - Membership

(a) Eligibility.— 
Except as provided in this chapter, eligibility for membership in the corporation and the rights and privileges of members are as provided in the articles of incorporation and bylaws.
(b) Nondiscrimination.— 
The terms of membership may not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, disability, age, or national origin.

36 USC 190305 - Governing body

(a) Board of Directors.— 
The board of directors and the responsibilities of the board are as provided in the articles of incorporation.
(b) Officers.— 
The officers and the election of officers are as provided in the articles of incorporation.
(c) Nondiscrimination.— 
The requirements for serving as a director or officer may not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, disability, age, or national origin.

36 USC 190306 - Powers

The corporation has only the powers provided in its bylaws and articles of incorporation filed in each State in which it is incorporated.

36 USC 190307 - Exclusive right to name, seals, emblems, and badges

The corporation has the exclusive right to use the names The Retired Enlisted Association, Incorporated, The Retired Enlisted Association, Retired Enlisted Association, and TREA and seals, emblems, and badges the corporation adopts. This section does not affect any vested rights.

36 USC 190308 - Restrictions

(a) Stock and Dividends.— 
The corporation may not issue stock or declare or pay a dividend.
(b) Distribution of Income or Assets.— 
The income or assets of the corporation may not inure to the benefit of, or be distributed to, a director, officer, or member during the life of the charter granted by this chapter. This subsection does not prevent the payment of reasonable compensation to an officer or reimbursement for actual necessary expenses in amounts approved by the board of directors.
(c) Loans.— 
The corporation may not make a loan to a director, officer, or employee.
(d) Claim of Governmental Approval or Authority.— 
The corporation may not claim congressional approval or the authority of the United States Government for any of its activities.

36 USC 190309 - Duty to maintain tax-exempt status

The corporation shall maintain its status as an organization exempt from taxation under the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 (26 U.S.C. 1 et seq.).

36 USC 190310 - Records and inspection

(a) Records.— 
The corporation shall keep
(1) correct and complete records of account;
(2) minutes of the proceedings of its members, board of directors, and committees having any of the authority of its board of directors; and
(3) at its principal office, a record of the names and addresses of its members entitled to vote.
(b) Inspection.— 
A member entitled to vote, or an agent or attorney of the member, may inspect the records of the corporation for any proper purpose, at any reasonable time.

36 USC 190311 - Service of process

The corporation shall comply with the law on service of process of each State in which it is incorporated and each State in which it carries on activities.

36 USC 190312 - Liability for acts of officers and agents

The corporation is liable for the acts of its officers and agents acting within the scope of their authority.

36 USC 190313 - Annual report

The corporation shall submit an annual report to Congress on the activities of the corporation during the prior fiscal year. The report shall be submitted at the same time as the report of the audit required by section 10101 of this title. The report may not be printed as a public document.

TITLE 36 - US CODE - CHAPTER 2001 - SOCIETY OF AMERICAN FLORISTS AND ORNAMENTAL HORTICULTURISTS

36 USC 200101 - Organization

Society of American Florists and Ornamental Horticulturists (in this chapter, the corporation) is a body corporate and politic in the District of Columbia.

36 USC 200102 - Purposes

The purposes of the corporation are to educate members of the florist industry and the public, and to promote scientific development, in floriculture and horticulture.

36 USC 200103 - Powers

The corporation may
(1) adopt a constitution and bylaws for the management of its property and the regulation of its affairs; and
(2) 
(A) hold property, in the District of Columbia or elsewhere, necessary to carry out the purposes of the corporation, in an amount not to exceed $1,000,000; and
(B) hold other property donated or bequeathed in any State or territory of the United States.

36 USC 200104 - Restrictions

(a) Profit.— 
The corporation may not operate for profit.
(b) Use of Earnings.— 
Earnings generated by the corporation may be used only for the purposes provided in section 200102 of this title.
(c) Use of Property.— 
Property held by the corporation, and the proceeds from the property, may be used only for the purposes provided in section 200102 of this title.
(d) Parks in the District of Columbia.— 
The corporation may not occupy any park in the District of Columbia.

36 USC 200105 - Principal office

The principal office of the corporation shall be located in the District of Columbia. However, annual meetings may be held wherever the corporation decides.

36 USC 200106 - Nonapplication of audit requirements

The audit requirements of section 10101 of this title do not apply to the corporation.

TITLE 36 - US CODE - CHAPTER 2003 - SONS OF UNION VETERANS OF THE CIVIL WAR

36 USC 200301 - Organization

(a) Federal Charter.— 
Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War (in this chapter, the corporation) is a federally chartered corporation.
(b) Place of Incorporation and Domicile.— 
The corporation is declared to be incorporated and domiciled in the District of Columbia.
(c) Perpetual Existence.— 
Except as otherwise provided, the corporation has perpetual existence.

36 USC 200302 - Purposes

The purposes of the corporation are
(1) to perpetuate the memory of the Grand Army of the Republic and of the men who saved the Union in 1861 to 1865;
(2) to assist in every practicable way in preserving, and making available for research, documents and records pertaining to the Grand Army of the Republic and its members;
(3) to cooperate in honoring all those who have served our country patriotically in any war;
(4) to teach patriotism, the duties of citizenship, the true history of our country, and the love and honor of our flag;
(5) to oppose every tendency or movement that would weaken loyalty to, destroy, or impair our constitutional Union; and
(6) to inculcate and broadly sustain the American principles of representative government, equal rights, and impartial justice for all.

36 USC 200303 - Membership

(a) General.— 
Except as provided in this chapter, eligibility for membership in the corporation and the rights, privileges, and designation of classes of members are as provided in the constitution and bylaws of the corporation.
(b) Required Service.— 
Eligibility for membership in the corporation is limited to male blood relatives of an individual who
(1) served at any time during the period from April 12, 1861, through April 9, 1865, as a soldier or sailor in
(A) the United States Army, Navy, Marine Corps, or Revenue-Cutter Service; or
(B) a State regiment that was called into active service and was subject to orders of United States general officers during that period; and
(2) was discharged honorably from, or died in, that service.

36 USC 200304 - Governing body

(a) National Encampment.— 

(1) The national encampment is the supreme governing authority of the corporation.
(2) The national encampment is composed of officers and elected representatives from the States and other local subdivisions of the corporation as provided in the constitution and bylaws. However, the form of government of the corporation must be representative of the membership at large and may not permit concentration of control in a limited number of members or in a self-perpetuating group not representative of the membership at large.
(3) The meetings of the national encampment may be held in the District of Columbia or in any State, territory, or possession of the United States.
(b) Council of Administration.— 

(1) During the intervals between the national encampments, the council of administration is the governing board of the corporation and is responsible for the general policies, program, and activities of the corporation.
(2) The council of administration shall consist of at least seven members elected in the manner and for the term provided in the constitution and bylaws.
(c) Officers.— 

(1) The officers of the corporation are a commander in chief, a senior vice commander in chief, a junior vice commander in chief, a secretary, a treasurer, and other officers as provided in the constitution and bylaws. One individual may hold the offices of secretary and treasurer.
(2) The manner of selection, term of office, and duties of the officers are as provided in the constitution and bylaws.

36 USC 200305 - Powers

The corporation may
(1) adopt and amend a constitution and bylaws for the management of its property and the regulation of its affairs;
(2) adopt and alter a corporate seal;
(3) choose officers, managers, agents, and employees as the activities of the corporation require;
(4) make contracts;
(5) acquire, own, lease, encumber, and transfer property as necessary or convenient to carry out the purposes of the corporation;
(6) borrow money, issue instruments of indebtedness, and secure its obligations by granting security interests in its property;
(7) sue and be sued; and
(8) do any other act necessary and proper to carry out the purposes of the corporation.

36 USC 200306 - Exclusive right to name, seals, emblems, and badges

The corporation and its subordinate divisions have the exclusive right to use the name Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War. The corporation has the exclusive right to use and to allow others to use seals, emblems, and badges the corporation adopts.

36 USC 200307 - Restrictions

(a) Stock and Dividends.— 
The corporation may not issue stock or declare or pay a dividend.
(b) Political Activities.— 
The corporation or an officer or agent as such may not contribute to, support, or assist a political party or candidate for public office.
(c) Distribution of Income or Assets.— 
The income or assets of the corporation may not inure to the benefit of, or be distributed to, an officer or member during the life of the corporation or on its dissolution or final liquidation. This subsection does not prevent the payment of compensation to an officer or reimbursement for actual necessary expenses in amounts approved by the council of administration of the corporation.
(d) Loans.— 
The corporation may not make a loan or advance to an officer or employee. Members of the council of administration who vote for or assent to making a loan or advance to an officer or employee, and officers who participate in making the loan or advance, are jointly and severally liable to the corporation for the amount of the loan or advance until it is repaid.

36 USC 200308 - Principal office

The principal office of the corporation shall be in Trenton, New Jersey, or another place decided by the council of administration. However, the activities of the corporation are not confined to the place where the principal office is located but may be conducted in the District of Columbia and throughout the States, territories, and possessions of the United States.

36 USC 200309 - Records and inspection

(a) Records.— 
The corporation shall keep
(1) correct and complete records of account; and
(2) minutes of the proceedings of its national encampments and council of administration.
(b) Inspection.— 
A member, or an agent or attorney of the member, may inspect the records of the corporation for any proper purpose, at any reasonable time.

36 USC 200310 - Service of process

The corporation shall have a designated agent in the District of Columbia to receive service of process for the corporation. Notice to or service on the agent, or mailed to the business address of the agent, is notice to or service on the corporation.

36 USC 200311 - Liability for acts of officers and agents

The corporation is liable for the acts of its officers and agents acting within the scope of their authority.

36 USC 200312 - Annual report

Not later than March 1 of each year, the corporation shall submit a report to Congress on the activities of the corporation during the prior fiscal year. The report may consist of a report on the proceedings of the national encampment. The report may not be printed as a public document.

36 USC 200313 - Distribution of assets on dissolution or final liquidation

On dissolution or final liquidation of the corporation, any assets remaining after the discharge of all liabilities shall be distributed as provided by the council of administration, but in compliance with the constitution and bylaws of the corporation.

TITLE 36 - US CODE - CHAPTER 2101 - THEODORE ROOSEVELT ASSOCIATION

36 USC 210101 - Organization

(a) Federal Charter.— 
Theodore Roosevelt Association (in this chapter, the corporation) is a body corporate and politic in the District of Columbia.
(b) Perpetual Existence.— 
Except as otherwise provided, the corporation has perpetual existence.

36 USC 210102 - Purposes

The purposes of the corporation are
(1) to perpetuate the memory of Theodore Roosevelt for the benefit of the people of the United States and the world; and
(2) to solicit, receive, hold, and maintain funds, and to apply the principal of the funds and the income from those funds to the following objects, among others:
(A) the erection and maintenance of a suitable and adequate monumental memorial in the District of Columbia to the memory of Theodore Roosevelt;
(B) the acquisition, development, and maintenance of a public park in memory of Theodore Roosevelt in Oyster Bay, New York;
(C) the establishment and maintenance of an endowment fund to promote the development and application of the policies and ideals of Theodore Roosevelt for the benefit of the American people; and
(D) the donation of real and personal property, including part or all of its endowment fund, to a public agency for the purpose of preserving in public ownership historically significant property associated with the life of Theodore Roosevelt.

36 USC 210103 - Membership

Eligibility for membership in the corporation is as provided in regulations adopted by the board of trustees.

36 USC 210104 - Governing body

(a) Board of Trustees.— 
A self-perpetuating board of trustees shall manage and direct the property and affairs of the corporation.
(b) Powers.— 
The board of trustees may adopt and amend a constitution, bylaws, and regulations for
(1) the selection of successor trustees;
(2) the admission of members;
(3) the election of officers; and
(4) the conduct of the affairs of the corporation.

36 USC 210105 - Powers

The corporation may
(1) adopt a constitution, bylaws, and regulations;
(2) adopt and alter a corporate seal;
(3) acquire and own property necessary to carry out the purposes of the corporation;
(4) give and dedicate its property to public agencies and purposes;
(5) maintain offices, hold meetings, and conduct business affairs in the District of Columbia and in the States, territories, and possessions of the United States;
(6) sue and be sued within the jurisdiction of the United States; and
(7) do any other act necessary and proper to carry out the purposes of the corporation.

36 USC 210106 - Restrictions

(a) Exclusively Educational Purposes.— 
The corporation shall be operated exclusively for educational purposes.
(b) Stocks and Dividends.— 
The corporation may not issue stock or declare or pay a dividend.
(c) Distributions of Income or Assets.— 
The income or assets of the corporation may not inure to the benefit of any member or individual.

36 USC 210107 - Nonapplication of audit requirements

The audit requirements of section 10101 of this title do not apply to the corporation.

TITLE 36 - US CODE - CHAPTER 2103 - 369TH VETERANS ASSOCIATION

36 USC 210301 - Definition

For purposes of this chapter, State includes the District of Columbia and the territories and possessions of the United States.

36 USC 210302 - Organization

(a) Federal Charter.— 
369th Veterans Association (in this chapter, the corporation), a nonprofit corporation incorporated in New York, is a federally chartered corporation.
(b) Expiration of Charter.— 
If the corporation does not comply with any provision of this chapter, the charter granted by this chapter expires.

36 USC 210303 - Purposes

The purposes of the corporation are as provided in the articles of incorporation and include
(1) promoting the principles of friendship and good will among its members;
(2) engaging in social and civic activities that tend to enhance the welfare of its members and inculcate the true principles of good citizenship in its members; and
(3) memorializing, individually and collectively, the patriotic services of its members in the 369th antiaircraft artillery group and other units in the Armed Forces of the United States.

36 USC 210304 - Membership

(a) Eligibility.— 
Except as provided in this chapter, eligibility for membership in the corporation and the rights and privileges of members are as provided in the constitution and bylaws of the corporation.
(b) Nondiscrimination.— 
The terms of membership may not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, or national origin.

36 USC 210305 - Governing body

(a) Board of Directors.— 
The board of directors and the responsibilities of the board are as provided in the articles of incorporation.
(b) Officers.— 
The officers and the election of officers are as provided in the articles of incorporation.
(c) Nondiscrimination.— 
The requirements for holding office in the corporation may not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, or national origin.

36 USC 210306 - Powers

The corporation has only the powers provided in its bylaws and articles of incorporation filed in each State in which it is incorporated.

36 USC 210307 - Exclusive right to name, seals, emblems, and badges

The corporation has the exclusive right to use the name 369th Veterans Association and seals, emblems, and badges the corporation adopts. This section does not affect any vested rights.

36 USC 210308 - Restrictions

(a) Stocks and Dividends.— 
The corporation may not issue stock or declare or pay a dividend.
(b) Political Activities.— 
The corporation or a director or officer as such may not contribute to, support, or participate in any political activity or in any manner attempt to influence legislation.
(c) Distribution of Income or Assets.— 
The income or assets of the corporation may not inure to the benefit of, or be distributed to, a director, officer, or member during the life of the charter granted by this chapter. This subsection does not prevent the payment of reasonable compensation to an officer or reimbursement for actual necessary expenses in amounts approved by the board of directors.
(d) Loans.— 
The corporation may not make a loan to a director, officer, or employee.
(e) Claim of Governmental Approval or Authority.— 
The corporation may not claim congressional approval or the authority of the United States Government for any of its activities.

36 USC 210309 - Duty to maintain tax-exempt status

The corporation shall maintain its status as an organization exempt from taxation under the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 (26 U.S.C. 1 et seq.).

36 USC 210310 - Records and inspection

(a) Records.— 
The corporation shall keep
(1) correct and complete records of account;
(2) minutes of the proceedings of its members, the board of directors, and committees having any of the authority of its board of directors; and
(3) at its principal office, a record of the names and addresses of its members entitled to vote.
(b) Inspection.— 
A member entitled to vote, or an agent or attorney of the member, may inspect the records of the corporation for any proper purpose, at any reasonable time.

36 USC 210311 - Service of process

The corporation shall comply with the law on service of process of each State in which it is incorporated and each State in which it carries on activities.

36 USC 210312 - Liability for acts of officers and agents

The corporation is liable for the acts of its officers and agents acting within the scope of their authority.

36 USC 210313 - Annual report

The corporation shall submit an annual report to Congress on the activities of the corporation during the prior fiscal year. The report shall be submitted at the same time as the report of the audit required by section 10101 of this title. The report may not be printed as a public document.

TITLE 36 - US CODE - CHAPTER 2201 - UNITED SERVICE ORGANIZATIONS, INCORPORATED

36 USC 220101 - Organization

(a) Federal Charter.— 
United Service Organizations, Incorporated (in this chapter, the corporation), is a federally chartered corporation.
(b) Perpetual Existence.— 
Except as otherwise provided, the corporation has perpetual existence.

36 USC 220102 - Purposes

The purposes of the corporation are
(1) to provide a voluntary civilian agency through which the people of this Nation may, in peace or war, serve the religious, spiritual, social, welfare, educational, and entertainment needs of men and women in the Armed Forces, within or without the territorial limits of the United States;
(2) to contribute to the maintenance of morale of men and women in the Armed Forces;
(3) to solicit funds to maintain the organization and accomplish its responsibility;
(4) to accept the cooperation of, and provide an organization and means through which, the National Board of Young Mens Christian Associations, the National Board of Young Womens Christian Associations, the National Catholic Community Service, the Salvation Army, the National Jewish Welfare Board, the Travelers Aid-International Social Service of America, and other civilian agencies experienced in specialized types of related work, which may be needed adequately to meet the particular needs of the members of the Armed Forces, may carry on their historic work of serving the religious, spiritual, social, welfare, educational, and entertainment needs of men and women in the Armed Forces and be afforded an appropriate means of participation and financial assistance;
(5) to coordinate their programs; and
(6) other consonant purposes.

36 USC 220103 - Membership

Except as provided in this chapter, the rights, privileges, and designation of classes of members are as provided in the bylaws. The membership of the corporation consists of
(1) nine individuals designated by the President; and
(2) representatives of the civilian organizations listed in section 220102 (4) of this title, and of the public at large, as provided in the bylaws.

36 USC 220104 - Governing body

(a) Board of Governors.— 

(1) The board of governors is the governing body of the corporation. The board is responsible for the general policies and program of the corporation and for the control of the affairs and property of the corporation.
(2) The board shall be elected by the members of the corporation for the term and in the classes provided in the bylaws of the corporation. The board includes
(A) six members appointed by the President;
(B) the Secretary of Defense or the Secretarys designee; and
(C) representatives of the civilian organizations listed in section 220102 (4) of this title, and of the public at large, as provided in the bylaws.
(3) The corporation may have other governing bodies or committees as provided in the bylaws.
(b) Officers.— 

(1) The office of honorary chairman of the corporation shall be offered to the President. On acceptance, the honorary chairman shall be invited to preside at meetings of the corporation that the honorary chairman deems appropriate and convenient.
(2) The corporation may have other officers as provided in the bylaws.

36 USC 220105 - Powers

The corporation has all the powers necessary and proper to carry out the purposes stated in section 220102 of this title, including the power
(1) to adopt and amend bylaws and regulations for the management of its property and the regulation of its affairs;
(2) to adopt and alter a corporate seal;
(3) to adopt and alter emblems and marks;
(4) to establish and maintain offices to conduct the affairs of the corporation;
(5) to choose officers, representatives, and agents as the activities of the corporation require;
(6) to make contracts;
(7) to acquire, own, lease, encumber, and transfer property as necessary or convenient to carry out the purposes of the corporation;
(8) to borrow money, issue instruments of indebtedness, and secure its obligations by granting security interests in its property;
(9) to publish a magazine, newspaper, and other publications;
(10) to establish, regulate, and terminate councils, organizations, chapters, or affiliates as needed to carry out the purposes stated in section 220102 of this title;
(11) to solicit funds;
(12) to sue and be sued; and
(13) to do any other act necessary and proper to carry out the purposes stated in section 220102 of this title.

36 USC 220106 - Exclusive right to name, seals, emblems, and badges

The corporation and its councils, organizations, chapters, and affiliates have the exclusive right to use the names United Service Organizations, Incorporated and USO and seals, emblems, and badges the corporation adopts.

36 USC 220107 - Assistance by Department of Defense

The Secretary of Defense may make the resources of the Department of Defense, including access to General Services Administration supplies and services through the Federal Supply Schedule of the General Services Administration, available to the corporation to the extent compatible with the primary mission of the Department and in accordance with guidelines issued by the Secretary.

36 USC 220108 - Restrictions

(a) Profit.— 
The corporation may not engage in business activity for profit unless the activity is substantially related to
(1) the purposes stated in section 220102 of this title; or
(2) raising funds to accomplish those purposes.
(b) Stock and Dividends.— 
The corporation may not issue stock or declare or pay a dividend.
(c) Political Activities.— 
The corporation shall be nonpolitical and may not provide financial aid or assistance to, or otherwise promote the candidacy of, an individual seeking elective public office. A substantial part of the activities of the corporation may not involve carrying on propaganda or otherwise attempting to influence legislation.
(d) Distribution of Income or Assets.— 
The income or assets of the corporation may not inure to the benefit of a governor, officer, member, or employee or be distributed to any person during the life of the corporation or on its dissolution or final liquidation. This subsection does not prevent the payment of reasonable compensation to an officer, employee, or other person or reimbursement for actual necessary expenses in amounts approved by the board of governors.
(e) Loans.— 
The corporation may not make a loan to a governor, officer, member, or employee.

36 USC 220109 - Duty to maintain corporate status

The corporation shall maintain its status as a corporation incorporated under the laws of New York, another State, or the District of Columbia.

36 USC 220110 - Principal office

The principal office of the corporation shall be in New York, New York, or another place decided by the board of governors. However, the activities of the corporation are not confined to the place where the principal office is located but may be conducted throughout the States, territories, and possessions of the United States and in foreign countries.

36 USC 220111 - Records and inspection

(a) Records.— 
The corporation shall keep
(1) correct and complete records of account;
(2) minutes of the proceedings of its members, board of governors, and committees having any of the authority of its board of governors; and
(3) at its principal office, a record of the names and addresses of its members entitled to vote.
(b) Inspection.— 
A member, or an agent or attorney of the member, may inspect the records of the corporation for any proper purpose, at any reasonable time.

36 USC 220112 - Service of process

(a) District of Columbia.— 
The corporation shall have a designated agent in the District of Columbia to receive service of process for the corporation. Notice to or service on the agent, or mailed to the business address of the agent, is notice to or service on the corporation.
(b) States, Territories, and Possessions.— 
The corporation shall file, with the secretary of state or other designated official of each State, territory, or possession of the United States in which the corporation or a council, organization, chapter, or affiliate may have activities, the name and address of an agent in that State, territory, or possession on whom legal process or demands against the corporation may be served.

36 USC 220113 - Annual report

The corporation shall make public an annual report on its activities for the prior calendar year.

36 USC 220114 - Distribution of assets on dissolution or final liquidation

On dissolution or final liquidation of the corporation, any assets remaining after the discharge of all liabilities shall be distributed as provided by the board of governors, but in compliance with the bylaws. However, the assets of the corporation are irrevocably dedicated to charitable purposes and may not inure to the benefit of a private person except a fund, foundation, or organization operated exclusively for charitable purposes.

TITLE 36 - US CODE - CHAPTER 2203 - UNITED STATES CAPITOL HISTORICAL SOCIETY

36 USC 220301 - Organization

(a) Federal Charter.— 
United States Capitol Historical Society (in this chapter, the corporation) is a federally chartered corporation.
(b) Place of Incorporation.— 
The corporation is declared to be incorporated in the District of Columbia.
(c) Perpetual Existence.— 
Except as otherwise provided, the corporation has perpetual existence.

36 USC 220302 - Purposes

The purposes of the corporation are
(1) to encourage in the most comprehensive and enlightened manner an understanding by the American people of the founding, growth, and significance of the Capitol of the United States as the tangible symbol of their representative form of government;
(2) to undertake research into the history of the Congress and the Capitol and to promote discussion, publication, and dissemination of the results of this research;
(3) to foster and increase an informed patriotism among the citizens in the study of this living memorial to the founders of this Nation and the continuing thread of principles as exemplified by their successors; and
(4) to cooperate with the standing committees of Congress, the Library of Congress, the Architect of the Capitol, and relevant departments, agencies, and instrumentalities of the executive branch of the United States Government in carrying out the purposes of the corporation.

36 USC 220303 - Membership

Except as provided in this chapter, eligibility for membership in the corporation and the rights and privileges of members are as provided in the constitution and bylaws of the corporation.

36 USC 220304 - Governing body

(a) Board of Trustees.— 

(1) The board of trustees is the governing body of the corporation. The board is responsible for the control of all funds and affairs of the corporation.
(2) Exclusive of ex officio and honorary members, the board shall consist of at least 12 but not more than 40 trustees, one of whom shall be elected chairman. Trustees shall be elected by the board of trustees for a term of 4 years. A trustee may not be reelected as a trustee within one year of the expiration of the prior term, except by the unanimous vote of the trustees present and voting. A trustee may be removed at any time, with or without cause, by a two-thirds vote of the other trustees.
(3) The officers of the corporation are ex officio members of the board with all the rights and privileges of trustees, including the right to vote.
(4) The board shall meet at least once a year in the Capitol of the United States. The board may meet at other times as decided by the chairman. A meeting may be held only at a time and place stated in the bylaws or on 30 days written notice.
(b) Officers.— 

(1) The officers of the corporation are a president, 5 vice presidents, a treasurer, and a secretary. The president is the chief executive officer.
(2) The officers shall be elected annually by the board of trustees and continue in office at the pleasure of the board.
(3) The duties of the officers are the usual duties pertaining to their offices and any additional duties delegated by the board.
(4) Officers may be compensated for their services, and reimbursed for actual expenses, in amounts decided by the board.
(c) Employees.— 
The board of trustees may employ an executive secretary and other personnel needed to assist the board and the officers to carry out the activities of the corporation. Employees serve at the pleasure of the board. The board shall prescribe the compensation and duties of employees.

36 USC 220305 - Powers

The corporation may
(1) adopt and amend a constitution and bylaws for the management of its property and the regulation of its affairs;
(2) adopt and alter a corporate seal;
(3) choose officers, managers, and agents as the activities of the corporation require;
(4) make contracts;
(5) acquire, own, lease, encumber, and transfer property as necessary or convenient to carry out the purposes of the corporation;
(6) borrow money, issue instruments of indebtedness, and secure its obligations by granting security interests in its property;
(7) produce, buy, and market commemorative medals, souvenirs, publications, pictures, and cinemas consistent with the purposes of the corporation;
(8) charge and collect membership dues;
(9) conduct fund raising campaigns and accept contributions;
(10) sue and be sued; and
(11) do any other act necessary and proper to carry out the purposes of the corporation.

36 USC 220306 - Exclusive right to name, seals, emblems, insignia, marks, and words

The corporation has the exclusive right to use the name United States Capitol Historical Society and seals, emblems, distinctive insignia, and descriptive or designating marks, words, or phrases required to carry out the duties and powers of the corporation. This section does not affect any vested rights.

36 USC 220307 - Tax exemption

Notwithstanding section 105 of title 4 of the United States Code or any provision of the District of Columbia Code, the corporation is not required to pay, collect, or account for any tax specified in those provisions in connection with activities conducted within, or on the grounds of, the United States Capitol Building.

36 USC 220308 - Restrictions

(a) Stock and Dividends.— 
The corporation may not issue stock or declare or pay a dividend.
(b) Distribution of Income or Assets.— 
The income or assets of the corporation may not inure to the benefit of, or be distributed to, a trustee, officer, or member as such during the life of the corporation or on its dissolution or final liquidation. This subsection does not prevent the payment of reasonable compensation to an officer or employee or reimbursement for actual expenses in amounts approved by the board of trustees.
(c) Loans.— 
The corporation may not make a loan or advance to a trustee, officer, or employee. Trustees wh