2016 New York Laws
RCO - Religious Corporations
Article 13 - (Religious Corporations) Spiritualist Churches.
265 - The certificate of incorporation.
265. The certificate of incorporation. If the meeting shall decide that such unincorporated church shall become incorporated, the presiding officer of such meeting and the two inspectors of election shall execute a certificate setting forth the name of the proposed corporation, the number of trustees thereof, the names of the persons elected as trustees, the terms of office for which they were respectively elected, and the county or town, city or village in which its principal place of worship is, or is intended to be located. The name of such church as adopted shall bear the words "in connection with the General Assembly of Spiritualists." On the filing and recording of such certificate, after it shall have been acknowledged or proved as hereinbefore provided, the persons qualified to vote at such meeting and those persons who shall thereafter, from time to time be qualified voters at the corporate meetings thereof, shall be a corporation by the name stated in such certificate, and the persons therein stated to be elected trustees of such church shall be the trustees thereof for the terms for which they were respectively elected and until their respective successors shall be elected.
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