(1) A domestic mutual insurer shall have bylaws for the government of its affairs. The insurer's initial board of directors shall adopt original bylaws, subject to
the approval of the insurer's members at the next meeting of members.
(2) The bylaws shall contain provisions, consistent with this code, relating to:
(a) The voting rights of members;
(b) Election of directors, and the number, qualifications, terms of office and powers
(c) Annual and special meetings of members;
(d) The number, designation, election, terms and powers and duties of the respective
(e) Deposit, custody, disbursement and accounting for corporate funds;
(f) Fidelity bonds covering officers and employees of the insurer handling its funds,
to be issued by the corporate surety and to be in such amount as may be reasonable;
(g) Such other matters as may be customary, necessary, or convenient for the management
or regulation of corporate affairs.
(3) The insurer shall promptly file with the commissioner a copy, certified by the
insurer's secretary, of its bylaws and of every modification thereof or addition thereto. The commissioner shall disapprove any bylaw provision deemed by him or her, after
a hearing held thereon, to be unlawful, unreasonable, inadequate, unfair or detrimental
to the proper interests or protection of the insurer's members or any class thereof. The insurer shall not, after receiving written notice of such disapproval and during
the existence thereof, effectuate any bylaw provision so disapproved.
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