2015 New York Laws
RCO - Religious Corporations
Article 4 - (Religious Corporations) PRESBYTERIAN CHURCHES
66 - Organization and conduct of corporate meetings; qualifications of voters thereat.

NY Rel Corps L § 66 (2015) What's This?

66. Organization and conduct of corporate meetings; qualifications of voters thereat. 1. At a corporate meeting of an incorporated church to which this article is applicable the following persons and no others shall be qualified voters, to wit: All persons who are then members in good and regular standing of such church by admission into full communion and membership therewith, in accordance with the constitution of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.).

2. The presence at any corporate meeting of an incorporated church of at least six communicant members of full age shall be necessary to constitute a quorum. The action of the meeting upon any matter or question shall be decided by a majority of the qualified voters present.

3. At any corporate meeting of an incorporated church to which this article is applicable, the pastor of such church, the officiating minister thereof, or the president of the board of trustees shall preside thereat.

4. Nothing contained in this article shall prevent the qualified voters at any meeting held pursuant to this article from choosing a person to preside at any corporate meeting of any incorporated church, other than the person or officer designated in this article to preside thereat, and when such other person shall be chosen he shall exercise all the powers in this article conferred upon the presiding officer of such meeting.

5. The presiding officer of a corporate meeting shall receive the votes, be the judge of the qualifications of voters, and declare the result of the votes cast on any matter. The polls of an annual corporate meeting shall continue open until all qualified voters present shall have had a full opportunity to vote.

6. At each annual corporate meeting successors to those trustees whose terms of office then expire shall be elected from the qualified voters by ballot for a term of three years thereafter. The nomination and election of trustees shall be conducted as provided in the constitution of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.).


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