36 U.S. Code § 150706 - Powers

The corporation may—
(1) adopt and amend bylaws and regulations for the management of its property and the regulation of its affairs, including the establishment and maintenance of local and State conferences on citizenship;
(2) adopt and alter a corporate seal;
(3) adopt emblems and badges;
(4) choose officers, managers, employees, and agents as the activities of the corporation require;
(5) make contracts;
(6) acquire, own, lease, encumber, and transfer property as necessary to carry out the purposes of the corporation;
(7) borrow money, issue instruments of indebtedness, and secure its obligations by granting security interests in its property;
(8) use corporate funds to give prizes or awards to citizens for outstanding contributions toward the achievement of the purposes of the corporation;
(9) publish a magazine and other publications consistent with the purposes of the corporation;
(10) sue and be sued; and
(11) do any other act necessary and proper to carry out the purposes of the corporation.

Source

(Pub. L. 105–225, Aug. 12, 1998, 112 Stat. 1393.)

Historical and Revision Notes
Revised Section Source (U.S. Code) Source (Statutes at Large)
150706
36:434.
Aug. 13, 1953, ch. 427, § 4, 67 Stat. 562.

In clause (1), the word “alter” is omitted as unnecessary. The words “not inconsistent with the laws of the United States or any State in which such corporation is to operate” are omitted as unnecessary.
In clause (2), the word “use” is omitted as unnecessary.
In clause (3), the words “adopt emblems and badges” are substituted for “use and display such emblems and badges as it may adopt” for consistency in the revised title and to eliminate unnecessary words.
In clause (5), the words “make contracts” are substituted for “contract and be contracted with” for consistency and to eliminate unnecessary words.
Clause (6) is substituted for “take and hold by lease, gift, purchase, grant, devise, or bequest any property, real or personal, necessary for attaining the objects and accomplishing the purposes of the corporation” and “transfer and convey real or personal property” for consistency in the revised title and to eliminate unnecessary words. The words “subject to applicable provisions of law of any State (a) governing the amount or kind of real and personal property which may be held by, or (b) otherwise limiting or controlling the ownership of real and personal property by a corporation operating in such State” are omitted as unnecessary.
In clause (7), the words “for the purposes of the corporation” are omitted as unnecessary. The words “issue instruments of indebtedness, and secure its obligations by granting security interests in its property” are substituted for “issue bonds therefor, and secure the same by mortgage” for consistency in the revised title. The words “subject to all applicable provisions of Federal or State law” are omitted as unnecessary.
In clause (10), the words “complain, and defend in any court of competent jurisdiction” are omitted as unnecessary.
In clause (11), the words “any other act” are substituted for “any and all acts and things” to eliminate unnecessary words. The word “objects” is omitted as unnecessary.

 

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