Any incorporated or unincorporated benefit and relief association organized before January 15, 1951, may procure a certificate of exemption from the commissioner if it complies with all of the following:
(a) All of the other requirements of this article.
(b) As respects life or disability or life and disability insurance transacted by it, it is of an entirely nonprofit nature.
(c) Any one of the following requirements as to membership and purpose:
(1) It is composed of and its membership limited to the appointive officers and employees of a public school district or districts and/or the pupils of any such district or districts, or of any private school or schools.
(2) It is composed of and its membership limited to the appointive officers and employees of a municipal playground system, or the systems of two or more municipalities united in a league, federation, or other association for the purpose of promoting intercity competitions or other activities, and/or the participants in dancing, recreational, sporting, educational, social and/or theatrical activities sponsored and/or directed by such system or systems and carried on through the use of any of the facilities of such system or systems.
(3) Its membership in this state is 1,000 or more and it is either an organization of a purely religious or benevolent character or its membership is limited to the members of such an organization.
(4) It is composed of and its membership is limited to the members of another organization which other organization is of a purely religious or benevolent character and has a total membership in this state of not less than 1,000.
(5) It is a domestic organization, lodge, society or order which prior to September 19, 1947, provided life or disability benefits or both such benefits to its members and
(A) Is of a charitable, benevolent or beneficent character or becomes such within one year from September 4, 1951, and in both instances is thereafter of such character, and
(B) Operates in such a manner that the payment of such benefits even though it be one of the express purposes of such organization, lodge or order, is as a matter of fact incidental to its charitable, benevolent or beneficent purposes or within one year from September 4, 1951, operates in such a manner and in both instances thereafter operates in such a manner.
(6) Officers and employees of a common employer, and related dependents of such officers and employees, comprising spouses and dependent children who are not married or in registered domestic partnerships and are under 19 years of age, and living in the same household.
(d) Pays a filing fee in the amount of seven hundred eight dollars ($708).
(Amended by Stats. 2016, Ch. 50, Sec. 60.)