Section 27-34-2

Societies deemed operating on lodge system.

A society having a supreme legislative or governing body and subordinate lodges or branches, by whatever name known, into which members are elected, initiated, or admitted in accordance with its constitution, laws, ritual, and rules, which subordinate lodges or branches are required by the laws of the society to hold regular meetings at least once in each month shall be deemed to be operating on the lodge system.

(Acts 1911, No. 476, p. 700; Acts 1931, No. 55, p. 71; Acts 1971, No. 407, p. 707, §673.)