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ACT ON THE ESTABLISHMENT OF ASSOCIATIONS BY PERSONS, ETC. OF DISTINGUISHED SERVICE TO THE STATE

Act No. 1389, Aug. 7, 1963

Amended by Act No. 2564, Mar. 3, 1973

Act No. 2723, Dec. 24, 1974

Act No. 3742, Aug. 2, 1984

Act No. 4073, Dec. 31, 1988

Act No. 4458, Dec. 27, 1991

Act No. 4855, Dec. 31, 1994

Act No. 5119, Dec. 29, 1995

Act No. 5291, Jan. 13, 1997

Act No. 5732, Jan. 29, 1999

Act No. 6339, Dec. 30, 2000

Act No. 7484, Mar. 31, 2005

Act No. 7645, Jul. 29, 2005

Act No. 7792, Dec. 29, 2005

Act No. 7873, Mar. 3, 2006

Act No. 9079, Mar. 28, 2008

Act No. 10853, Jul. 14, 2011

Act No. 11041, Sep. 15, 2011

Act No. 11939, Jul. 16, 2013

Act No. 13195, Feb. 3, 2015

Act No. 13426, Jul. 24, 2015

Act No. 14254, May 29, 2016

Act No. 15475, Mar. 13, 2018

CHAPTER I GENERAL PROVISIONS
 Article 1 (Purpose)
The purpose of this Act is to help persons who have performed distinguished services for the State and their bereaved families improve their capabilities of self-support through mutual aid and support, enhance the national spirit, following up the will of deceased patriots and soldiers killed in action for the national defense, promote the patriotism of the nation, and contribute to the protection of liberal democracy, the peaceful unification of our homeland, and the maintenance of international peace by establishing the Korea Disabled Veterans Organization, the Korea War Veterans Bereaved Families Association, the Korea War Widows Association, the Korea Liberation Association, the April 19 Revolution Association, the Association of Bereaved Families of the April 19 Revolution Victims, the Association of Persons of Distinguished Services in the April 19 Revolution, the Association of Korean Student Volunteer Soldiers from Japan, and the Korea Military Merit Awardees Association.
[This Article Wholly Amended by Act No. 10853, Jul. 14, 2011]
 Article 2 Deleted. <Amended by Act No. 3742, Aug. 2, 1984>
 Article 3 (Membership)
A person falling under any of the following subparagraphs may be the member of each organization: <Amended by Act No. 11041, Sep. 15, 2011>
2. Member of the Korea War Veterans Bereaved Families Association: A person who receives compensation (excluding persons falling under subparagraph 3 and minors), from among the bereaved families of persons falling under Article 4 (1) 3 and 5 of the Act on the Honorable Treatment of and Support for Persons, etc. of Distinguished Service to the State or persons falling under subparagraphs 4 and 6 of the same paragraph: Provided, That where there is no bereaved family member who receives compensation, any person who takes priority under the subparagraphs of Article 5 (1) of the Act on the Honorable Treatment of and Support for Persons, etc. of Distinguished Service to the State shall be the member, and, where there are two or more persons who are in the same order, a senior person shall take precedence over others;
3. Member of the Korea War Widows Association: The wife, one of bereaved families, who receives compensation, from among the bereaved families of persons falling under Article 4 (1) 3 and 5 of the Act on the Honorable Treatment of and Support for Persons, etc. of Distinguished Service to the State or bereaved families falling under Article 4 (1) 4 and 6 of the Act;
4. Member of the Korea Liberation Association: A person who receives compensation under the Act on the Honorable Treatment of Persons of Distinguished Service to Independence, from among the bereaved families of persons falling under subparagraph 2 of Article 4 of the same Act and persons falling under subparagraphs 1 and 2 of the same Article, respectively: Provided, That where there is no bereaved family member who receives compensation, a person who is a senior in age shall be the member, from among persons who take priority under the subparagraphs of Article 5 (1) or Article 12 (3) of the Act on the Honorable Treatment of Persons of Distinguished Service to Independence, and, where there is no person prescribed under the subparagraphs of Article 5 (1) of the same Act, one senior person shall be the member, from among the closest lineal descendants of persons falling under suparagraph 1 or 2 of Article 4 of the same Act, but, when one person is designated by an agreement between the bereaved families, such person shall be the member;
6. Member of the Association of Bereaved Families of April 19 Revolution Victims: A person who receives compensation (excluding minors) under the Act on the Honorable Treatment of and Support for Persons, etc. of Distinguished Service to the State, from among the bereaved families of persons falling under Article 4 (1) 11 of the same Act or persons falling under subparagraph 12 of the same paragraph: Provided, That where there is no bereaved family member who receives compensation, any person who takes priority under the subparagraphs of Article 5 (1) of the Act on the Honorable Treatment of and Support for Persons, etc. of Distinguished Service to the State shall be the member, and, where there are two or more persons who are in the same order, a senior person shall take precedence over others;
7. Member of the Association of Persons of Distinguished Services in the April 19 Revolution: A person who falls under Article 4 (1) 13 of the Act on the Honorable Treatment of and Support for Persons, etc. of Distinguished Service to the State;
8. Member of the Association of Korean Student Volunteer Soldiers from Japan: A person who falls under Article 4 (1) 9 of the Act on the Honorable Treatment of and Support for Persons, etc. of Distinguished Service to the State;
9. Member of the Korea Military Merit Awardees Association: A person who falls under Article 4 (1) 7 or 8 of the Act on the Honorable Treatment of and Support for Persons, etc. of Distinguished Service to the State.
[This Article Wholly Amended by Act No. 10853, Jul. 14, 2011]
 Article 3-2 (Rights and Duties of Members)
Each organization shall have the provisions of rights and duties of the members in the articles of incorporation.
[This Article Newly Inserted by Act No. 11939, Jul. 16, 2013]
 Article 4 (Juristic Personality)
(1) Each organization shall be a corporation.
(2) The provisions of the Civil Act concerning an incorporated association shall apply mutatis mutandis to each organization, except as otherwise prescribed by this Act.
[This Article Wholly Amended by Act No. 10853, Jul. 14, 2011]
 Article 5 (Organization)
(1) Each organization shall have its headquarters, chapters, sub-chapters, and special sub-chapters.
(2) Each organization shall have its headquarters in Seoul Special Metropolitan City, a chapter in Seoul Special Metropolitan City, a Metropolitan City, Do and a Special Self-Governing Province (hereinafter referred to as "City/Do"), a sub-chapter in a Si (including an administrative city under Article 10 (2) of the Special Act on the Establishment of Jeju Special Self-Governing Province and the Development of Free International City; hereinafter the same shall apply) Gun and Gu (referring to an autonomous Gu; hereinafter the same shall apply), and a special sub-chapter in an area where persons who performed distinguished services to the State reside collectively: Provided, That the Association of Korean Student Volunteer Soldiers from Japan may have chapters in Japan. <Amended by Act No. 13426, Jul. 24, 2015>
(3) The Minister of Patriots and Veterans Affairs (hereinafter referred to as the "Minister") may, if he/she considers it necessary in view of the number of members, geographic conditions, and other factors, require an organization to integrate Cities/Dos or Sis/Guns/Gus in order to establish a single chapter or sub-chapter.
(4) Each organization shall have a general assembly and a board of directors.
[This Article Wholly Amended by Act No. 10853, Jul. 14, 2011]
 Article 6 (Executive Officers)
(1) The headquarters of each organization shall have the following executive officers: Provided, That the number of directors shall be stipulated by the articles of incorporation: <Amended by Act No. 11939, Jul. 16, 2013>
1. One chairperson;
2. Two vice chairpersons;
3. Directors;
4. Two auditors.
(2) Each organization shall have one secretary general.
(3) The chairperson, vice chairpersons, directors, and auditors shall be elected at the general assembly meeting.
(4) The secretary shall be appointed by the chairperson from among directors, subject to approval from the board of directors.
(5) The chairperson shall represent his/her organization and shall have overall control over the organization.
(6) The vice chairperson shall assist the chairperson, and, where the chairperson is unable to perform his/her duties due to unavoidable grounds, the vice chairperson designated by the chairperson shall act as a chairperson on his/her behalf.
(7) Auditors shall audit the accounting of their organizations and business affairs related to accounting.
(8) The secretary general shall handle the administrative affairs of his/her organization in compliance with the orders of the chairperson.
(9) The chairperson, vice chairpersons, auditors, and secretary general shall be members of the organization.
[This Article Wholly Amended by Ac No. 10853, Jul. 14, 2011]
 Article 6-2 (Heads of Chapter or Sub-Chapter, etc.)
(1) Each chapter or sub-chapter of an organization shall have one head of chapter or sub-chapter, and the method of appointment of a head of chapter or sub-chapter shall be stipulated by the articles of incorporation of each organization.
(2) The head of a chapter or sub-chapter under paragraph (1) (excluding the head of a special sub-chapter under the direct control of the headquarters of the Korea Disabled Veterans Organization) shall not hold concurrent office as a representative.
[This Article Wholly Amended by Act No. 10853, Jul. 14, 2011]
 Article 7 (Articles of Incorporation)
(1) The articles of incorporation of each organization shall include the following matters:
1. Purpose;
2. Name;
3. Location of an office;
4. Matters concerning business;
5. Matters concerning the general meeting and the board of directors;
6. Matters concerning the name and organization of the headquarters, a chapter, a branch and a special branch;
7. Matters concerning the acquisition and loss of membership;
8. Matters concerning dues and assets;
9. Matters concerning regulations and operation;
10. Matters concerning dissolution.
(2) When each organization intends to revise the articles of incorporation, it shall obtain authorization from the Minister.
[This Article Wholly Amended by Act No. 10853, Jul. 14, 2011]
 Article 7-2 Deleted. <by Act No. 13195, Feb. 3, 2015>
 Article 8 Deleted. <by Act No. 5732, Jan. 29, 1999>
 Article 9 (Establishment of Each Organization)
Each organization shall be established by effecting the registration of association in the place in which its head office is located.
[This Article Wholly Amended by Act No. 10853, Jul. 14, 2011]
 Article 10 (General Assembly)
(1) The general assembly of each organization shall consist of the chairperson, vice-chairpersons, directors, secretary general, heads of chapters, and representatives: Provided, That if the number of its members is less than 300 persons, an organization may set different rules regarding representatives in its articles of incorporation.
(2) Matters concerning convocation of general assembly meetings, matters subject to resolution, the method of meeting, and other relevant matters shall be stipulated by the articles of incorporation.
[This Article Wholly Amended by Act No. 10853, Jul. 14, 2011]
 Article 11 (Representatives)
The full number of representatives of each organization, the method of appointment of representatives, and other relevant matters shall be stipulated by articles of incorporation.
[This Article Wholly Amended by Act No. 10853, Jul. 14, 2011]
 Article 12 (Board of Directors)
(1) The board of directors shall be made up of the chairperson, vice chairpersons and directors. <Amended by Act No. 11939, Jul. 16, 2013>
(2) When the chairperson deems that it is highly difficult to convoke a general meeting due to natural disasters or other emergencies, he/she may allow the board of directors to excercise the authority of the general meeting after obtaining approval from the Minister. In such cases, matters to be resolved shall require approval from the next general meeting.
(3) Matters concerning the board of directors shall be prescribed by the articles of incorporation.
[This Article Wholly Amended by Act No. 10853, Jul. 14, 2011]
 Article 13 (Subsidies)
The State or local governments may provide subsidies, within budgetary limits, to each organization to help with its operation and other activities. <Amended by Act No. 14254, May 29, 2016>
[This Article Wholly Amended by Act No. 10853, Jul. 14, 2011]
 Article 13-2 (Preferential Sale, etc. of State-Owned or Public Property)
(1) If deemed necessary for the operation and welfare programs of each organization, the State or a local government may sell preferentially, loan or grant a license to use for profit, state-owned or public property in return for consideration or without consideration to each organization, notwithstanding the State Property Act or the Public Property and Commodity Management Act.
(2) If deemed necessary for the operation and welfare programs of each organization, the State or a local government may grant a concession for the commodities under Article 2 (1) of the Commodity Management Act or commodities under subparagraph 2 of Article 2 of the Public Property and Commodity Management Act without consideration, or may lend such commodities with or without consideration, notwithstanding the Commodity Management Act or the Public Property and Commodity Management Act. <Amended by Act No. 15475, Mar. 13, 2018>
[This Article Wholly Amended by Act No. 10853, Jul. 14, 2011]
 Article 14 (Prohibition against Political Activities, etc.)
(1) No organization is allowed to support or oppose the party platforms of specific political parties or candidates for public office or engage in other political activities.
(2) No organization is allowed to collect political funds from its members and appropriate funds of each organization for political funds.
[This Article Wholly Amended by Act No. 10853, Jul. 14, 2011]
 Article 15 Deleted. <by Act No. 13195, Feb. 3, 2015>
 Article 16 (Retention of Documents)
Each organization shall retain the following documents:
1. List of Members;
2. Account books and documents regarding finance;
3. Minutes of meetings;
[This Article Wholly Amended by Act No. 10853, Jul. 14, 2011]
CHAPTER II BUSINESS FOR PROFIT
 Article 17 (Business for Profit Operated by Organization)
(1) An organization established under this Act may directly engage in a business for profit within the extent necessary to achieve the objectives of its establishment under Article 1.
(2) Where the State, local governments, and other public organizations purchase goods directly produced by, among organizations that engage in a business for profit pursuant to paragraph (1), an organization whose members are disabled soldiers, directly sell or lease goods to such organization, or enter into a service contract with such organization, they may do so under a private contract.
[This Article Newly Inserted by Act No. 13195, Feb. 3, 2015]
 Article 18 (Approval for Business for Profit)
(1) An organization that intends to engage in a business for profit pursuant to Article 17 (1) shall obtain approval for the relevant business from the Minister following deliberation or resolution by the Welfare Services Deliberative Committee established under Article 19. This shall also apply where it intends to change important matter subject to approval prescribed by Ordinance of the Prime Minister.
(2) Necessary matters concerning guidelines, procedures, etc., for the approval for a business for profit under paragraph (1), shall be prescribed by Ordinance of the Prime Minister.
[This Article Newly Inserted by Act No. 13195, Feb. 3, 2015]
 Article 19 (Establishment, etc. of Welfare Services Deliberative Committee)
(1) Any organization that engages in a business for profit (including organizations that intend to engage in a business for profit) shall establish a welfare services deliberative committee (hereinafter referred to as the "Deliberative Committee") for deliberation on matters concerning the operation of such business for profit.
(2) The Deliberative Committee shall deliberate on and determine the following:
1. Matters concerning the establishment, suspension, or closure of the business for profit;
2. Matters concerning decision on the scale of investment in the business for profit;
3. Matters concerning a plan to use profits and change of such plan under Article 21;
4. Matters concerning the results of a financial audit and the appropriateness of the business for profit under Article 22;
5. Other important matters concerning the operation of the business for profit.
(3) The Deliberative Committee shall be comprised of at least five and not more than ten members including one chairperson, and the following persons shall serve as members:
1. Two executive officers or employees appointed by the chairperson of the relevant organization;
2. The following persons appointed or commissioned by the Minister. In such cases, no person falling under items (b) through (d) may be appointed or commissioned from among public officials belonging to the Ministry of Patriots and Veterans Affairs or persons belonging to the relevant organization:
(a) One public official belonging to the Ministry of Patriots and Veterans Affairs;
(b) At least one attorney-at-law;
(c) At least one certified public accountant;
(d) Other persons with professional knowledge of and extensive experience in the relevant business for profit, who are deemed necessary by the Minister.
(4) The chairperson of the Deliberative Committee shall be elected by the Deliberative Committee from among its members.
(5) Where the Deliberative Committee deliberates on or determines matters specified in Article 2 (1), it shall consider the profitability, growth potential, and stability of the business for profit, and its impact on the market.
(6) An organization that engages in a business for profit shall operate such business following deliberation or resolution by the Deliberative Committee with regard to the matters listed in the subparagraphs of paragraph (2) and, except in extenuating circumstances, shall abide by the results of the deliberation or resolution of the Deliberative Committee: Provided, That where the relevant organization disagrees with the results of deliberation or resolution by the Deliberative Committee, it may request the Deliberative Committee to conduct a reexamination, as prescribed by Ordinance of the Prime Minister.
(7) In addition to the matters provided for in paragraphs (3) and (4), matters necessary for the composition of the Deliberative Committee shall be prescribed by Ordinance of the Prime Minister.
[This Article Newly Inserted by Act No. 13195, Feb. 3, 2015]
 Article 20 (Operation of Deliberative Committee)
(1) The chairperson shall represent the Deliberative Committee and preside over its affairs.
(2) Where the chairperson is unable to perform any of his/her duties due to extenuating circumstances, a member designated by the Deliberative Committee shall perform the duties of the chairperson on his/her behalf.
(3) The Deliberative Committee shall hold its meetings with a majority of its incumbent members present, and pass resolutions with the consent of a majority of the members present.
(4) In addition to the matters provided for in paragraphs (1) through (3), matters necessary for the operation of the Deliberative Committee shall be prescribed by Ordinance of the Prime Minister.
[This Article Newly Inserted by Act No. 13195, Feb. 3, 2015]
 Articles 21 (Use of Profits)
(1) Profits from a business for profit shall be used for the welfare of members of the organization, operation of the relevant organization, and the objectives for which the organization was established, but welfare services for members shall take priority over other uses.
(2) An organization that engages in a business for profit shall submit a plan to use profits for the following year to the Deliberative Committee for the deliberation of such plan by not later than 30 days before the commencement of each fiscal year, and where it intends to amend the plan, it shall put such changes to the review of the Deliberative Committee in advance.
(3) Where the Deliberative Committee deems that a plan to use profits under paragraph (2) fails to fulfill the objectives of the use of profits under paragraph (1), it may present such opinion.
[This Article Newly Inserted by Act No. 13195, Feb. 3, 2015]
 Article 22 (Financial Audits, etc.)
(1) An organization that engages in a business for profit shall undergo a financial audit for any business for profit exceeding the scale prescribed by Ordinance of the Prime Minister to be conducted by an accounting firm as designated by the Deliberative Committee (hereafter in this Article referred to as "certified accounting agency") among accounting firms under Article 23 of the Certified Public Accountant Act, within three months after the end of each fiscal year.
(2) A certified accounting agency shall conduct a financial audit under paragraph (1) within the period prescribed by Ordinance of the Prime Minister and submit the results thereof to the organization that operates a business for profit. In such cases, the organization that engages in a business for profit shall submit the results of the financial audit to the Deliberative Committee within 15 days after the financial audit is completed.
(3) The Deliberative Committee may present its opinion on the operation of a business for profit in consideration of the results of a financial audit under paragraph (2).
(4) Every year, the Minister shall direct public officials under his/her jurisdiction to conduct regular inspections and audits of business for profit conducted by organizations pursuant to Article 17 (1).
[This Article Newly Inserted by Act No. 13195, Feb. 3, 2015]
 Article 23 (Revocation of Approval for Business for Profit)
Where a for-profit business approved by the Minister under Article 18 (1) falls under any of the following, the Minister may revoke his/her approval for the relevant business: Provided, That where a business for profit falls under subparagraph 1, he/she shall revoke his/her approval for the relevant business:
1. Where an organization has obtained the approval by deception or other fraudulent means;
2. Where an organization that engages in a business for profit does not directly operate such business;
3. Where an organization violates a corrective order issued under Article 25;
4. Where an organization refuses an inspection or investigation under Article 26 or refuses to submit data under Article 27, without good cause;
5. Where an organization interferes with or evades an inspection or investigation under Article 26, or makes a false report under Article 27;
6. Where an organization violates this Act or other Acts and subordinate statutes prescribed by Ordinance of the Prime Minister.
[This Article Newly Inserted by Act No. 13195, Feb. 3, 2015]
 Article 24 (Hearings)
Where the Minister intends to revoke his/her approval for a business for profit under Article 23, he/she shall hold a hearing.
[This Article Newly Inserted by Act No. 13195, Feb. 3, 2015]
CHAPTER III SUPPLEMENTARY PROVISIONS
 Article 25 (Corrective Order)
Where any organization that engages in a business for profit falls under any of the following, the Minister may issue a corrective order:
1. Where it violates any Act, or engages in a profit-making business in a way incompatible with the objectives of its establishment;
2. Where it uses profits contrary to a plan to use profits;
3. Where it violates this Act, or instruction issued under any Act or subordinate statute prescribed by Ordinance of the Prime Minister, or its articles of incorporation.
[This Article Newly Inserted by Act No. 13195, Feb. 3, 2015]
 Article 26 (Inspection, etc. by Administrative Agencies)
(1) Where the Minister deems it necessary, he/she may require relevant public officials to inspect the accounting conditions of each organization or examine other necessary documents.
(2) In cases falling under paragraph (1), a relevant public official shall carry an identification indicating his/her authority and present it to the relevant persons.
[This Article Wholly Amended by Act No. 10853, Jul. 14, 2011]
 Article 27 (Request for Reporting or Submission of Data, etc.)
Where the Minister deems it necessary, he/she may require any of the organizations to report or submit documents or other data.
[This Article Wholly Amended by Act No. 10853, Jul. 14, 2011]
 Article 28 (Grounds for Dissolution)
Each of the organizations shall be dissolved for any of the following grounds:
1. Where any ground for dissolution prescribed by its articles of incorporation exists;
2. Where a resolution for its dissolution is adopted at its general meeting.
[This Article Wholly Amended by Act No. 10853, Jul. 14, 2011]
ADDENDA
Article 1 (Enforcement Date)
This Act shall enter into force on the date of its promulgation.
Article 2 (Establishment Committee)
(1) Any person who intends to establish an organization under this Act shall obtain approval from the Administrator of the Veterans Affairs Agency.
(2) The establishment committee of each organization shall report the following matters to the Administrator of the Veterans Affairs Agency:
1. Purposes of establishment;
2. Names and addresses of incorporators;
3. Location of its office.
(3) Notwithstanding Article 11, the establishment of articles of incorporation of each organization established pursuant to this Act and the election of the first executive officers shall be carried out by its establishment committee, subject to approval from the Administrator of the Veterans Affairs Agency.
ADDENDA <Act No. 2564, Mar. 3, 1973>
(1) (Enforcement Date) This Act shall enter into force on the date of its promulgation.
(2) (Transitional Measures) The Korea Liberation Association, the Association of April 19 Revolutionaries, and the Association of April 19 Bereaved Families, pre-existing in the form of an incorporated association at the time this Act enters into force, shall be deemed a legal entity established pursuant to this Act, and the name of each of such legal entities shall be the Korea Liberation Association, the Association of Persons Wounded in the April 19 Movement, and the Association of Bereaved Families of Victims of the April 19 Movement.
(3) (Transitional Measures) The incumbent executive officers of each organization at the time when this Act enters into force shall be subject to approval from the Administrator of the Veterans Affairs Agency in accordance with procedures under this Act within one month after this Act enters into force. Executive officers re-approved in such cases shall remain in service until before executive officers elected at the first general assembly meeting convened after this Act enters into force take office.
(4) (Transitional Measures) Each organization shall amend its articles of incorporation in compliance with this Act within three months after this Act enters into force and shall obtain approval thereof from the Administrator of the Veterans Affairs Agency. The articles of incorporation of the Korea Liberation Association, the Association of Persons Wounded in the April 19 Movement, and the Association of Bereaved Families of Victims of the April 19 Movement shall be amended respectively by the board of directors comprised of re-approved executive officers.
ADDENDA <Act No. 2723, Dec. 24, 1974>
(1) (Enforcement Date) This Act shall enter into force on the date of its promulgation.
(2) (Transitional Measure) The Association for the Support of Veterans Welfare Organizations, pre-existing in the form of an incorporated foundation at the time when this Act enters into force, shall be deemed to have been established pursuant to this Act.
ADDENDA <Act No. 3742, Aug. 2, 1984>
Article 1 (Enforcement Date)
This Act shall enter into force on January 1, 1985. (Proviso Omitted.)
Articles 2 through 16 Omitted.
ADDENDA <Act No. 4073, Dec. 31, 1988>
Article 1 (Enforcement Date)
This Act shall enter into force on January 1, 1989.
Article 2 (Transitional Measures concerning Change of Names of Organizations)
(1) The Korea Disabled Veterans Organization, the Korea War Veterans Bereaved Families Association, and the Korea War Widows Association, pre-existing at the time when this Act enters into force, shall be deemed the Korea Disabled Veterans Organization, the Korea War Veterans Bereaved Families Association, and the Korea War Widows Association under this Act respectively.
(2) The Association of Korean Student Volunteer Soldiers from Japan, pre-existing in the form of an incorporated association at the time when this Act enters into force, shall be deemed the Association of Korean Student Volunteer Soldiers from Japan under this Act.
Article 3 (Transitional Measures concerning Amendments, etc. of Articles of Incorporation)
(1) Each organization shall amend its articles of incorporation in compliance with this Act and shall obtain authorization therefor from the Minister within five months after this Act enters into force.
(2) The incumbent executive officers, secretary general, representatives, chapter heads, and sub-chapter heads of each organization at the time when this Act enters into force shall be deemed executive officers, secretary general, representatives, chapter heads, and sub-chapter heads appointed pursuant to this Act respectively: Provided, That when the articles of incorporation amended pursuant to paragraph (1) have different rules thereon, such rules in the articles of incorporation shall apply.
Article 4 Omitted.
ADDENDA <Act No. 4458, Dec. 27, 1991>
Article 1 (Enforcement Date)
This Act shall enter into force on the date of its promulgation.
Article 2 (Preparation for Establishment)
(1) The Minister shall commission not more than five incorporators from among executive officers of the Korea Military Merit Awardees Association in the form of an incorporated association (hereinafter referred to as the "old legal entity") within two months from the enforcement date of this Act to authorize them to take charge of the administrative affairs for the establishment of the Korea Military Merit Awardees Association under subparagraph 8 of Article 3 (hereinafter referred to as the "new legal entity").
(2) Incorporators shall prepare articles of incorporation and shall obtain authorization therefor from the Minister within five months from the enforcement date of this Act.
(3) Incorporators shall, upon obtaining the authorization under paragraph (2), jointly file for the registration of establishment of the new legal entity and hand over administrative affairs to the chairperson of the new legal entity without delay.
(4) Incorporators shall be deemed dismissed from office when the registration of establishment under paragraph (3) is completed.
(5) Expenses paid for the establishment of the new legal entity shall be borne by the old legal entity.
Article 3 (Transitional Measures concerning Executive Officers, etc.)
The incumbent executive officers, secretary general, representatives, chapter heads, and sub-chapter heads of the old legal entity at the time when this Act enters into force shall be deemed the first executive officers, secretary general, representatives, chapter heads, and sub-chapter heads (hereinafter referred to as "executive officers, etc.") of the new legal entity, and the number of the executive officers and the term of office for the executive officers shall be stipulated by the articles of incorporation of the new legal entity under Article 2 (2) of the Addenda.
Article 4 (Transitional Measures concerning Old Legal Entity)
(1) The old legal entity pre-existing at the time this Act enters into force may file an application for approval with the Minister for the succession of the new legal entity to all rights and obligations in accordance with the resolution of its general meeting.
(2) When the old legal entity obtains approval under paragraph (1) from the Minister, it shall be deemed to be dissolved simultaneously with the establishment of the new entity, notwithstanding provisions applicable to the dissolution of legal entities in the Civil Act, and it shall file for the registration of dissolution without delay, while the new legal entity shall succeed to all rights and obligations of the old legal entity.
(3) The value of assets to which the new legal entity succeeds pursuant to paragraph (2) shall be appraised by the book value of the old legal entity as of the day immediately preceding the registration date of establishment.
ADDENDA <Act No. 4855, Dec. 31, 1994>
(1) (Enforcement Date) This Act shall enter into force on January 1, 1995.
(2) (Transitional Measures concerning Change of Names of Organizations) The Association of Persons Wounded in the April 19 Movement, the Association of Bereaved Families of Victims of the April 19 Movement, and the Korea Military Merit Awardees Association, pre-existing at the time when this Act enters into force, shall be deemed the Association of Persons Wounded in the April 19 Revolution, the Association of Bereaved Families of Victims of the April 19 Revolution, and the Korea Military Merit Awardees Association under this Act respectively.
(3) (Transitional Measures concerning Amendments of Articles of Incorporation) The Association of Persons Wounded in the April 19 Revolution, the Association of Bereaved Families of Victims of the April 19 Revolution, and the Korea Military Merit Awardees Association shall amend their articles of incorporation pursuant to this Act and shall obtain authorization from the Minister of Patriots and Veterans Affairs within six months after this Act enters into force.
ADDENDA <Act No. 5119, Dec. 29, 1995>
(1) (Enforcement Date) This Act shall enter into force on the date of its promulgation.
(2) (Transitional Measure) If an organization the members of which consist of wounded persons has engaged in any profitable business with approval from the Minister pursuant to previous provisions, the organization shall be deemed to have obtained approval from the Minister pursuant to the amended provisions of Article 7-2 (2).
ADDENDA <Act No. 5291, Jan. 13, 1997>
Article 1 (Enforcement Date)
This Act shall enter into force six months after the date of its promulgation.
Articles 2 through 5 Omitted.
ADDENDUM <Act No. 5732, Jan. 29, 1999>
This Act shall enter into force on the date of its promulgation.
ADDENDA <Act No. 6339, Dec. 30, 2000>
(1) (Enforcement Date) This Act shall enter into force on January 1, 2001. (Proviso Omitted.)
(2) and (3) Omitted.
ADDENDA <Act No. 7484, Mar. 31, 2005>
(1) (Enforcement Date) This Act shall enter into force on the date of its promulgation.
(2) (Transitional Measure concerning Change of Name of Organization) The Association of Persons Wounded in the April 19 Movement, pre-existing at the time when this Act enters into force, shall be deemed the April 19 Revolution Association under this Act.
(3) Omitted.
(4) (Relationship of Other Acts and Subordinate Statutes) A citation to the "Association of Persons Wounded in the April 19 Movement" by any other Act or subordinate statute in force at the time when this Act enters into force shall be deemed a citation to the "April 19 Revolution Association."
ADDENDUM <Act No. 7645, Jul. 29, 2005>
This Act shall enter into force on the date of its promulgation.
ADDENDA <Act No. 7792, Dec. 29, 2005>
Article 1 (Enforcement Date)
This Act shall enter into force on January 1, 2007. (Proviso Omitted.)
Articles 2 through 6 Omitted.
ADDENDA <Act No. 7873, Mar. 3, 2006>
Article 1 (Enforcement Date)
This Act shall enter into force on January 1, 2007. (Proviso Omitted.)
Articles 2 through 8 Omitted.
ADDENDA <Act No. 9079, Mar. 28, 2008>
Article 1 (Enforcement Date)
This Act shall enter into force three months after the date of its promulgation. (Proviso Omitted.)
Articles 2 through 4 Omitted.
ADDENDUM <Act No. 10853, Jul. 14, 2011>
This Act shall enter into force on the date of its promulgation.
ADDENDA <Act No. 11041, Sep. 15, 2011>
Article 1 (Enforcement Date)
This Act shall enter into force on Jul. 1, 2012. (Proviso Omitted.)
Articles 2 through 20 Omitted.
ADDENDUM <Act No. 11939, Jul. 16, 2013>
This Act shall enter into force three months after the date of its promulgation.
ADDENDA <Act No. 13195, Feb. 3, 2015>
Article 1 (Enforcement Date)
This Act shall enter into force six months after the date of its promulgation.
Article 2 (Applicability to Use of Profits)
The amended provisions of Article 21 shall apply beginning with a plan to use profits for the year 2016.
Article 3 (Applicability to Financial Audit of Business for Profit)
The amended provisions of Article 22 shall apply beginning with a financial audit for the operation of a business for profit conducted in the year 2015.
Article 4 (Transitional Measures concerning Approval for Business for Profit)
Where an organization that engages in a business for profit has obtained approval for such business from the Minister pursuant to the previous provisions of Article 7-2 at the time this Act enters into force, it shall be deemed to have obtained approval for such business from the Minister following the deliberation and resolution of the Welfare Services Deliberative Committee under Article 19 in accordance with the amended provisions of Article 18.
ADDENDA <Act No. 13426, Jul. 24, 2015>
Article 1 (Enforcement Date)
This Act shall enter into force six months after the date of its promulgation. (Proviso Omitted.)
Articles 2 through 39 Omitted.
ADDENDUM <Act No. 14254, May 29, 2016>
This Act shall enter into force on the date of its promulgation.
ADDENDUM <Act No. 15475, Mar. 13, 2018>
This Act shall enter into force on the date of its promulgation.