Section 10A-20-8.03

Withdrawal from parent organization and use of fraternal property free from trust clause.

(a) The majority group of any local organization may withdraw from the parent organization and, upon withdrawal, shall be permitted to devote the fraternal property to the uses originally intended free of the influence of the trust clause; provided, that the facts upon which the right of withdrawal is conditioned under this section shall be judicially determined to exist in and by a judicial proceeding as provided for in this article.

(b) While this article is not intended to control any rules, fraternal, educational, social, or other formula or practice of the parent organization, one of its purposes is to afford an effective remedy and procedure for the preservation and protection of trust, charitable, educational, or fraternal property from impairment or loss thereof when the intended trust use thereof is threatened as a proximate result of subsequent action by the parent organization inconsistent with the basic intent or assumption inherent in, or expressed and fixed before, during, or in, the acquisition or dedication thereof.

(Acts 1961, Ex. Sess., No. 176, p. 2137, §3; §10-4-172; amended and renumbered by Act 2009-513, p. 967, §338.)