US (United States) Code. Title 36. Subtitle II. Part B. Chapter 503: Disabled American Veterans

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36 USC CHAPTER 503 - DISABLED AMERICAN VETERANS 01/06/03

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TITLE 36 - PATRIOTIC AND NATIONAL OBSERVANCES, CEREMONIES, AND

ORGANIZATIONS

Subtitle II - Patriotic and National Organizations

Part B - Organizations

CHAPTER 503 - DISABLED AMERICAN VETERANS

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CHAPTER 503 - DISABLED AMERICAN VETERANS

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Sec.

50301. Organization.

50302. Purposes.

50303. Membership.

50304. Powers.

50305. Exclusive right to name.

50306. Restrictions.

50307. Service of process.

50308. Annual report.

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36 USC Sec. 50301 01/06/03

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TITLE 36 - PATRIOTIC AND NATIONAL OBSERVANCES, CEREMONIES, AND

ORGANIZATIONS

Subtitle II - Patriotic and National Organizations

Part B - Organizations

CHAPTER 503 - DISABLED AMERICAN VETERANS

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Sec. 50301. Organization

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(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.

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(Pub. L. 105-225, Aug. 12, 1998, 112 Stat. 1343.)

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HISTORICAL AND REVISION NOTES

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50301(a) 36:90a. June 17, 1932, ch. 268, Sec.

1, 47 Stat. 320; July 15,

1942, ch. 505, Sec. 1, 56

Stat. 659.

36:90b. June 17, 1932, ch. 268,

Secs. 2, 4 (related to

perpetual succession), 47

Stat. 320, 321.

50301(b) 36:90d (related to

perpetual

succession).

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This section is substituted for the source provisions for

consistency in the revised title and to eliminate executed and

unnecessary words.

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36 USC Sec. 50302 01/06/03

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TITLE 36 - PATRIOTIC AND NATIONAL OBSERVANCES, CEREMONIES, AND

ORGANIZATIONS

Subtitle II - Patriotic and National Organizations

Part B - Organizations

CHAPTER 503 - DISABLED AMERICAN VETERANS

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Sec. 50302. Purposes

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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.

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(Pub. L. 105-225, Aug. 12, 1998, 112 Stat. 1343.)

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50302 36:90c. June 17, 1932, ch. 268, Sec.

3, 47 Stat. 320; July 15,

1942, ch. 505, Sec. 2, 56

Stat. 660; June 13, 1991,

Pub. L. 102-54, Sec.

13(n)(2), 105 Stat. 278.

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36 USC Sec. 50303 01/06/03

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TITLE 36 - PATRIOTIC AND NATIONAL OBSERVANCES, CEREMONIES, AND

ORGANIZATIONS

Subtitle II - Patriotic and National Organizations

Part B - Organizations

CHAPTER 503 - DISABLED AMERICAN VETERANS

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Sec. 50303. Membership

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(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.

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(Pub. L. 105-225, Aug. 12, 1998, 112 Stat. 1344.)

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50303 36:90e. June 17, 1932, ch. 268, Sec.

5, 47 Stat. 321; July 15,

1942, ch. 505, Sec. 3, 56

Stat. 660.

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In subsection (a), before clause (1), the words "An individual"

are substituted for "Any man or woman" and "Others" for consistency

in the revised title and to eliminate unnecessary words. In clause

(1), the words "either" and "of America" are omitted as

unnecessary. In clause (2)(B), the words "citizen of the United

States" are substituted for "American citizens" for consistency in

the revised title and with other titles of the United States Code.

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36 USC Sec. 50304 01/06/03

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TITLE 36 - PATRIOTIC AND NATIONAL OBSERVANCES, CEREMONIES, AND

ORGANIZATIONS

Subtitle II - Patriotic and National Organizations

Part B - Organizations

CHAPTER 503 - DISABLED AMERICAN VETERANS

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Sec. 50304. Powers

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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.

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(Pub. L. 105-225, Aug. 12, 1998, 112 Stat. 1344.)

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50304 36:90d (less June 17, 1932, ch. 268,

perpetual Secs. 4 (less perpetual

succession). succession), 7, 47 Stat. 321.

36:90g.

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In this section, the text of 36:90g is omitted as executed and

obsolete.

In clause (1), the words "not inconsistent with the laws of the

United States or any State" are omitted as unnecessary.

In clause (2), the words "at pleasure" are omitted for

consistency in the revised title.

In clause (3), the words "adopt emblems and badges" are

substituted for "to use in carrying out the purposes of the

corporation such emblems and badges as it may adopt" for

consistency in the revised title and to eliminate unnecessary

words.

In clause (4), the word "activities" is substituted for

"business" for consistency in the revised title.

Clause (6) is substituted for "receive, hold, own, use, and

dispose of such real estate and personal property as shall be

necessary for its corporate purposes" for consistency in the

revised title and to eliminate unnecessary words.

In clause (8), the words "in courts of law and equity" are

omitted as unnecessary.

In clause (9), the words "and things as may be" are omitted as

unnecessary.

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36 USC Sec. 50305 01/06/03

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TITLE 36 - PATRIOTIC AND NATIONAL OBSERVANCES, CEREMONIES, AND

ORGANIZATIONS

Subtitle II - Patriotic and National Organizations

Part B - Organizations

CHAPTER 503 - DISABLED AMERICAN VETERANS

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Sec. 50305. Exclusive right to name

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The corporation and its State and local subdivisions have the

exclusive right to use the name "Disabled American Veterans".

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(Pub. L. 105-225, Aug. 12, 1998, 112 Stat. 1344.)

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50305 36:90h. June 17, 1932, ch. 268, Sec.

8, 47 Stat. 321; July 15,

1942, ch. 505, Sec. 5, 56

Stat. 660.

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The words "sole", "have and", and "in carrying out its purposes"

are omitted as unnecessary.

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36 USC Sec. 50306 01/06/03

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TITLE 36 - PATRIOTIC AND NATIONAL OBSERVANCES, CEREMONIES, AND

ORGANIZATIONS

Subtitle II - Patriotic and National Organizations

Part B - Organizations

CHAPTER 503 - DISABLED AMERICAN VETERANS

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Sec. 50306. Restrictions

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The corporation shall be nonpolitical and nonsectarian, and may

not promote the candidacy of an individual seeking public office.

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(Pub. L. 105-225, Aug. 12, 1998, 112 Stat. 1345.)

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50306 36:90f. June 17, 1932, ch. 268, Sec.

6, 47 Stat. 321; July 15,

1942, ch. 505, Sec. 4, 56

Stat. 660.

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The words "as an organization" are omitted as unnecessary.

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36 USC Sec. 50307 01/06/03

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TITLE 36 - PATRIOTIC AND NATIONAL OBSERVANCES, CEREMONIES, AND

ORGANIZATIONS

Subtitle II - Patriotic and National Organizations

Part B - Organizations

CHAPTER 503 - DISABLED AMERICAN VETERANS

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Sec. 50307. Service of process

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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.

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(Pub. L. 105-225, Aug. 12, 1998, 112 Stat. 1345.)

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50307 36:90j. June 17, 1932, ch. 268, Sec.

10, 47 Stat. 321; July 15,

1942, ch. 505, Sec. 7, 56

Stat. 660.

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The words "precedent", "herein", and "or conferred" are omitted

as unnecessary. The words "with the secretary of state or other

designated official" are substituted for "in the office of the

secretary" for consistency in the revised title. The words

"post-office" and "authorized" are omitted as unnecessary.

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36 USC Sec. 50308 01/06/03

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TITLE 36 - PATRIOTIC AND NATIONAL OBSERVANCES, CEREMONIES, AND

ORGANIZATIONS

Subtitle II - Patriotic and National Organizations

Part B - Organizations

CHAPTER 503 - DISABLED AMERICAN VETERANS

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Sec. 50308. Annual report

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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.

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(Pub. L. 105-225, Aug. 12, 1998, 112 Stat. 1345.)

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50308 36:90i. June 17, 1932, ch. 268, Sec.

9, 47 Stat. 321; July 15,

1942, ch. 505, Sec. 6, 56

Stat. 660; Aug. 30, 1964,

Pub. L. 88-504, Sec. 4(8),

78 Stat. 636; Dec. 18, 1967,

Pub. L. 90-208, Sec. 1, 81

Stat. 655; May 21, 1984,

Pub. L. 98-291, 98 Stat. 203.

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The word "activities" is substituted for "proceedings" for

consistency in the revised title.

TERMINATION OF REPORTING REQUIREMENTS

For termination, effective May 15, 2000, of reporting provisions

in this section, see section 3003 of Pub. L. 104-66, as amended,

set out as a note under section 1113 of Title 31, Money and

Finance, and page 200 of House Document No. 103-7.

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