(A) Proposed amendments to the articles of incorporation of a mutual insurance holding company may be adopted at any members' meeting. The board of directors of a mutual insurance holding company shall provide notice of any members' meeting conducting a vote on the adoption of an amendment to the articles of incorporation in a newspaper of general circulation published in the county where the company's principal place of business is located, at least thirty days prior to the members' meeting. Where the amendment is not inconsistent with the constitution and laws of this state and of the United States, the amendment may be adopted by the affirmative vote of at least three-fifths of the members present and voting at the meeting. After adopting an amendment, the board of directors shall submit the amendment to the attorney general for examination and approval.
(B) If, upon examination, the attorney general finds that the amendments adopted at the members' meeting are in accordance with applicable sections of the Revised Code, and are not inconsistent with the constitution and laws of the United States and of this state, the attorney general shall approve of the amendment to the articles of incorporation.
(C) Upon receiving the approval of the attorney general, the amendment and a certificate of the attorney general's approval shall be filed in the office of the secretary of state, and shall thereupon be in effect. After recording the amendment, the secretary of state shall deposit a copy thereof with the superintendent of insurance.
Effective Date: 09-16-1997 .