(215 ILCS 5/283.1)
(from Ch. 73, par. 895.1)
(Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2027)
(a) A society is operating on the lodge
system if it has a supreme governing body and subordinate lodges into which
members are elected, initiated or admitted in accordance with its laws,
rules and ritual. Subordinate lodges shall be required by the laws of the
society to hold regular meetings at least once in each month in furtherance
of the purposes of the society.
(b) A society may, at its option, organize and operate lodges for
children under the minimum age for adult membership. Membership and
initiation in local lodges shall not be required of such children nor
shall they have a voice or vote in the management of the society.
(Source: P.A. 84-303