2016 New York Laws
RCO - Religious Corporations
Article 6 - (Religious Corporations) REFORMED DUTCH, REFORMED PRESBYTERIAN AND LUTHERAN CHURCHES
112 - Incorporation of Reformed Dutch, Reformed Presbyterian and Evangelical Lutheran churches under this article.
112. Incorporation of Reformed Dutch, Reformed Presbyterian and Evangelical Lutheran churches under this article. If any unincorporated church in connection with the Reformed church in America, the true Reformed Dutch church in the United States of America, the Reformed Presbyterian church, or with the Evangelical Lutheran church, determine to incorporate in pursuance of this article, the minister or ministers and the elders and deacons thereof shall execute, acknowledge and cause to be filed and recorded, a certificate in pursuance of this article. The deacons of a Reformed Presbyterian church may alone sign such certificate if authorized so to do by such church. Such certificate of incorporation shall state the name of the proposed corporation, the county and town, city or village where its principal place of worship is or is intended to be located, and, if it be an Evangelical Lutheran church, the fact that a meeting of such church duly called decided that it be incorporated under this article. If it be signed by the deacons of a Reformed Presbyterian church, it shall state that they were authorized so to do by such church. On filing such certificate such church shall be a corporation by the name stated therein, and the minister or ministers, if any, and the elders and deacons of such church shall by virtue of their offices be the trustees of such corporation, except that if it be a Reformed Presbyterian church, the certificate of incorporation of which shall have been, in pursuance of law, signed by its deacons only, the deacons of such church shall, by virtue of their offices, be the trustees of such corporation.
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