36 U.S. Code § 20204. Membership

(a) Eligibility.—
Except as provided in this chapter, eligibility for membership in the corporation and the rights and privileges of members are as provided in the bylaws and articles of incorporation.
(b) Nondiscrimination.—
The terms of membership may not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, disability, age, or national origin.

Historical and Revision Notes



Source (U.S. Code)

Source (Statutes at Large)


36 App.:5805.

Nov. 18, 1997, Pub. L. 105–85, title XV, §§ 1505, 1508(g) (related to membership), 111 Stat. 1964, 1965.


36 App.:5808(g) (related to membership).

In subsection (a), the words “Except as provided in this chapter” are substituted for “Except as provided in section 5808(g) of this title” for consistency in the revised title.

In subsection (b), the words “The terms of membership” are substituted for “In establishing the conditions of membership in the association” for consistency in the revised title and to eliminate unnecessary words. The word “disability” is substituted for “handicap” for consistency in the revised title.