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New Jersey Statutes - Title 16 Corporations and Associations, Religious

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  • New Jersey Statutes 16:1-1 Incorporation of religious societies or congregations.
    16:1-1. Members of every religious society or congregation, entitled to protection in the free use of their religion by the constitution and laws of this...
  • New Jersey Statutes 16:1-2 Certificate; contents; recording; effect on corporate existence
    The trustees shall make a certificate, under their hands and seals, of the name they take upon themselves, and shall transmit such certificate to the...
  • New Jersey Statutes 16:1-3 Certain religious societies authorized to file record with secretary of state
    Where the trustees of any religious society, pursuant to the provisions of an act entitled "An act to incorporate trustees of religious societies," approved April...
  • New Jersey Statutes 16:1-4 Powers
    Every religious society or congregation incorporated by virtue of any law of this state shall have power to: a. Have perpetual succession as such corporation;...
  • New Jersey Statutes 16:1-5 Corporate action by majority of members; presence in person; validity
    The proceedings, orders and acts of a majority of the members of such corporation present in person at any duly convened annual or special meeting,...
  • New Jersey Statutes 16:1-6 Property; power of sale; authorization
    The trustees of any church or religious society and their successors in office or a majority of them are authorized and empowered to sell at...
  • New Jersey Statutes 16:1-7 Land for cemetery or burial purposes; acquisition and disposition
    Any religious society, however incorporated, may hold and convey and dispose of land, not exceeding fifty acres which was, before April twelfth, one thousand eight...
  • New Jersey Statutes 16:1-8 Election of trustees; tenure
    Any religious society or congregation may, at the meeting for the election of trustees, provide, by by-law or resolution, for the election of its trustees...
  • New Jersey Statutes 16:1-10 Annual meeting; notice; procedure
    The annual meetings for the election of trustees and officers shall be called by the board of trustees of such religious society or congregation upon...
  • New Jersey Statutes 16:1-11 Trustees of corporations incorporated under special act; qualifications
    In the election of the trustees of any religious society incorporated by special act, it shall not be necessary that the trustees be members of...
  • New Jersey Statutes 16:1-12 Change of time and place of annual meeting of church incorporated under special act
    Any church or religious society incorporated by special act prior to March twenty-second, one thousand eight hundred and eighty-three, may, at any annual meeting, designate,...
  • New Jersey Statutes 16:1-13.1 Election of president, vice president, secretary, treasurer, other officers; dual capacity as officer and trustee; tenure
    Any religious society or congregation may elect, in the same manner and at the same time as trustees are elected, a president, a vice-president, a...
  • New Jersey Statutes 16:1-13.2 Vacancies
    In the event of any vacancy on the board of trustees or among the officers occasioned by the death, resignation, moving out of the limits...
  • New Jersey Statutes 16:1-13.3 Qualifications of trustees and officers; members entitled to vote
    Any religious society or congregation recognizing no superior judicatory may provide in its by-laws the qualifications for its trustees and officers and may further provide...
  • New Jersey Statutes 16:1-14 Convening of corporation and execution of contracts
    The president may convene the corporation as occasion may require, preside at the meetings and execute all contracts. In his absence, sickness, death, resignation, refusal...
  • New Jersey Statutes 16:1-15 Secretary; duties; delivery of records when office expires; access to records
    The secretary shall keep the minutes and enter the orders, acts and proceedings in a book kept for that purpose. He shall have custody of...
  • New Jersey Statutes 16:1-16 Treasurer; duties; delivery of records when term expires
    The treasurer shall have charge of the money of the corporation and shall keep a correct account of its receipt and disbursement. At each annual...
  • New Jersey Statutes 16:1-18 Corporate changes; name; number of officers or trustees; tenure
    Any religious corporation, incorporated by general or special act, may change its corporate name by a two-thirds vote of those present and entitled to vote...
  • New Jersey Statutes 16:1-19 Certificate of change; filing
    Whenever any change provided for in section 16:1-18 of this title is made, a certificate thereof, over the hand of the presiding officer of the...
  • New Jersey Statutes 16:1-20 Consolidation; procedure
    Whenever two or more incorporated religious societies of the same denomination agree to consolidate or unite into one, with the approval thereof by the presbytery,...
  • New Jersey Statutes 16:1-21 Effect of consolidation on property, powers, rights, privileges and franchises
    The new corporation shall be entitled to, and invested with, all the real and personal property, assets, rights, privileges, powers and franchises belonging to each...
  • New Jersey Statutes 16:1-22 Sale or disposition of trust property; law applicable; disposition of proceeds
    When an incorporated religious society or any officers or trustees thereof hold real estate granted, conveyed or devised by deed, will or otherwise, appropriating the...
  • New Jersey Statutes 16:1-23 Sale and conveyance of trust property by trustees when discharged of trust by donor
    Any incorporated religious society or congregation, owning or holding the title to any real estate in trust or on condition that it shall be used...
  • New Jersey Statutes 16:1-24 Conveyance of real estate to church or religious society by its corporate name
    When a conveyance of real estate has been made to the trustees of any church or religious society, by their individual names as trustees of...
  • New Jersey Statutes 16:1-25 Diversion of estate, property and revenue; action
    No rector, wardens or vestrymen, or trustees, consistory or session of any incorporated church, congregation or religious society of this state shall divert the estate,...
  • New Jersey Statutes 16:1-26 Disposition of funds for school purposes; action to determine disposition
    When funds have been given to any person or corporation for the purpose of maintaining a school, or for the support of poor scholars in...
  • New Jersey Statutes 16:1-27 Effect of incorporation of unincorporated society on property previously held
    When real estate has been conveyed or devised to any unincorporated religious association, society, meeting, congregation or organization, or to any persons as officers, trustees...
  • New Jersey Statutes 16:1-28 Saving of rights under charters granted by Great Britain
    Rev.1877, p. 960, s. 12 (C.S. p. 4311, s. 12), being section twelve of an act entitled "An act to incorporate the trustees of religious...
  • New Jersey Statutes 16:1-29 Title extended to singing classes and Sunday schools
    The provisions of this title, with all its penalties, rights, privileges and advantages, are extended to and for the benefit of all associations, corporations and...
  • New Jersey Statutes 16:1-30 Church, religious society or denomination; corporate entity; suits
    Any church, religious society, or denomination of Christians, being the whole body of religious believers having a common faith and polity, now or hereafter to...
  • New Jersey Statutes 16:1-31 Organizations or committees to aid feeble congregations; additional powers
    All organizations or committees incorporated prior to April sixth, one thousand nine hundred and eight, under the laws of this state, either by private or...
  • New Jersey Statutes 16:1-32 Incorporation; powers
    Any general organization for this state formed by societies or congregations which are incorporated or have a right to become incorporated under this title, and...
  • New Jersey Statutes 16:1-33 Property subject to regulations of state organization
    Any property held by such general organization for this state shall be for the use of the members of such societies or congregations and others,...
  • New Jersey Statutes 16:1-34 Incorporation; powers; corporate action
    Every association of persons composed of representatives from religious societies or congregations of Christians may, at any regular meeting of the association, by a majority...
  • New Jersey Statutes 16:1-35 Trustees; election
    The members of such association, assembled at any regularly appointed meeting, may elect trustees in the manner provided in section 16:1-34 of this title for...
  • New Jersey Statutes 16:1-36 Officers; duties
    Such corporation may elect a president, secretary and treasurer as provided in sections 16:1-13, 16:1-15 and 16:1-16 of this title, which officers shall have the...
  • New Jersey Statutes 16:1-37 Incorporation; certificate; trustees; tenure
    Any diocesan convention, presbytery, classis, synod, annual conference, or other governing body having jurisdiction over a number of incorporated or unincorporated churches, congregations or societies...
  • New Jersey Statutes 16:1-38 Account; trustees to furnish; audit
    The trustees provided for in section 16:1-37 of this title shall furnish to the governing body a statement and account of the particulars and items...
  • New Jersey Statutes 16:1-39 Property of extinct churches
    When any parish, congregation, society, church, chapel, mission, or religious, benevolent or educational institution in connection with any such governing body owning any property becomes...
  • New Jersey Statutes 16:1-40 Incorporation; certificate; contents and filing
    Any diocesan convention, presbytery, classis, synod, annual conference or other governing body having jurisdiction over a number of incorporated or unincorporated churches, congregations or societies...
  • New Jersey Statutes 16:1-41 Trustees; holders of designated offices as
    The convention or other governing body may provide that such persons, for the time holding certain designated offices in the church, convention or other governing...
  • New Jersey Statutes 16:1-42 Trustees; filling vacancies
    Vacancies in the board of trustees shall be filled by the convention or other governing body, which may provide that vacancies occurring in trusteeships held...
  • New Jersey Statutes 16:1-43 Powers
    Such corporation shall have power to: a. Establish, erect, maintain and manage a cathedral church within the diocese or other jurisdiction, and such other cathedral...
  • New Jersey Statutes 16:1-43.1 Consolidation authorized
    Any cathedral church or foundation incorporated under the provisions of "A supplement to an act entitled "An act to incorporate trustees of religious societies' (Revision),...
  • New Jersey Statutes 16:1-43.2 Consolidation agreement
    Such cathedral church or foundation, by the vote of its general chapter or other highest governing body, and such church, congregation, parish or society, by...
  • New Jersey Statutes 16:1-43.3 Consolidation agreement; provisions for organization, etc.
    The consolidation agreement, and the constitution and statutes or by-laws, of the consolidated corporation, or either thereof, may provide, consistently with the doctrine, government, discipline...
  • New Jersey Statutes 16:1-43.4 Approval and adoption of agreement
    The consolidation agreement shall be submitted for approval and adoption, (a) to the diocesan convention, presbytery, classis, synod, annual conference or other governing body under...
  • New Jersey Statutes 16:1-43.5 Certificate of adoption; filing, notice of adoption
    The consolidation agreement, after adoption, with a certificate annexed by each constituent corporation, executed under its seal and signed by its secretary or clerk or...
  • New Jersey Statutes 16:1-43.6 Effect of consolidation
    When the consolidation becomes effective, the constituent corporations shall be one corporation by the name provided in the agreement, and all of the rights, charter...
  • New Jersey Statutes 16:1-43.7 Gifts, legacies, etc., to vest in consolidated corporation; continuation of separate constituents
    Every gift, grant, legacy, bequest or devise, in trust or otherwise, vested or contingent, in possession or expectancy, contained in any will or other instrument,...
  • New Jersey Statutes 16:1-43.8 Vested rights and privileges of constituent corporations; continuation of corporate existence
    Nothing herein contained shall impair, annul or affect any vested rights, charter rights, privileges, exemptions, immunities, powers, prerogatives, franchises or advantages heretofore obtained and actually...
  • New Jersey Statutes 16:1-43.9 Powers of consolidated corporation
    The consolidated corporation shall have and may exercise all powers conferred by the respective certificates of incorporation or charters of the constituent corporations, by Title...
  • New Jersey Statutes 16:1-43.10 Copy of consolidation agreement to be evidence; records
    A copy of the consolidation agreement, certified by the Secretary of State, shall be evidence in all courts and for all purposes of the agreement...
  • New Jersey Statutes 16:1-44 Registration of name with secretary of state; fee
    Any religious body may register with the secretary of state the name, title or designation under which it operates, or functions, or its activities are...
  • New Jersey Statutes 16:1-45 Certificate of registration; certificate as evidence
    The secretary of state shall issue to such registrant a certificate of the recording of any such name, title or designation, which certificate shall be...
  • New Jersey Statutes 16:1-46 Infringement on name; misdemeanor
    No association, corporation, society, foundation, order, federation or organization shall have or use a name, title or designation similar to, or in imitation of, or...
  • New Jersey Statutes 16:1-47 Directors of corporations for support of ministers; increase; tenure
    The body vested by law with the power of election or appointment of the managers or directors of any corporation of this state, the object...
  • New Jersey Statutes 16:2-1 Incorporation
    The members of any Baptist church in this state, organized according to the usages and customs of Baptist churches, may incorporate in the following manner:...
  • New Jersey Statutes 16:2-2 Certificate; filing and recording
    A certificate in writing of such proceedings, under the hands and seals of the president and secretary of the meeting, shall be transmitted to the...
  • New Jersey Statutes 16:2-3 Powers; rules and regulations
    Every such corporation shall have all the powers and liabilities of corporations enumerated in article 1 of chapter 1 of this title (s. 16:1-1 et...
  • New Jersey Statutes 16:2-4 Conveyances or written contracts; requisites
    Any conveyance of real estate or interest therein, or other written contract made by any such corporation shall be executed under the hand of the...
  • New Jersey Statutes 16:2-5 Devise or bequest; not defeated by misnomer
    Any devise or bequest to any such corporation shall not be defeated by reason of any misnomer, if the intention of the testator can be
  • New Jersey Statutes 16:2-6 Organization for business; president
    The board of trustees of every such corporation shall, as soon as practicable after their election, organize for business by appointing one of their number...
  • New Jersey Statutes 16:2-7 Trustees; accounting; action by majority
    Such board shall keep and report to the church annually, or oftener if required, a full and accurate account of its transactions and the financial...
  • New Jersey Statutes 16:2-8 Property; powers concerning
    The board of trustees shall have the care, custody and oversight of the property of such incorporated church, except moneys raised for the support of...
  • New Jersey Statutes 16:2-9 Trustees; election; tenure; notice of meeting
    The members of any such incorporated church may, upon the notice prescribed by section 16:2-1 of this title, by the vote required for the election...
  • New Jersey Statutes 16:2-10 Trustees; increase in number
    Whenever any religious society of the Baptist denomination has incorporated trustees under the provisions of article 1 of chapter 1 of this title (s. 16:1-1...
  • New Jersey Statutes 16:2-11 Law applicable
    The provisions of article 1 of chapter 1 of this title (s. 16:1-1 et seq.) shall be applicable to any Baptist churches which do not...
  • New Jersey Statutes 16:2-12 Incorporation under this article
    When any Baptist church, the trustees of which are incorporated under article 1 of chapter 1 of this title (s. 16:1-1 et seq.), desires to...
  • New Jersey Statutes 16:2-13 Consolidation
    Any Baptist church, incorporated under any law of this state, may resolve to merge and consolidate with any other Baptist church by a two-thirds vote...
  • New Jersey Statutes 16:2-14 Change of name
    Any Baptist church in this state, however incorporated, may change its corporate name by a majority vote of its members present at a meeting held...
  • New Jersey Statutes 16:2-15 Certificate of change; recording
    A certificate in writing, setting forth and certifying that notice of such meeting had been given in accordance with section 16:2-14 of this title, the...
  • New Jersey Statutes 16:2-16 Dissolution
    Any Baptist church incorporated under any law of this state may dissolve by a two-thirds vote of the members, entitled to vote, present and voting...
  • New Jersey Statutes 16:2-17 Incorporation; powers and privileges
    Any association composed of representatives from Baptist churches may incorporate in the following manner: At any regular meeting such association shall adopt a name and...
  • New Jersey Statutes 16:2-18 Change of name; certificate; filing
    Any association of Baptist churches, incorporated under the laws of this state, may change its corporate name by a majority vote of its members assembled...
  • New Jersey Statutes 16:2-19 Disposition of property; reversionary interests; liens
    All the real and personal property belonging to or held in trust for any Baptist church or Baptist religious society or belonging to or held...
  • New Jersey Statutes 16:2-20 Dissolution of church
    Any Baptist church or religious society or any Seventh-Day Baptist church or religious society in this State, which has ceased, or failed to maintain religious...
  • New Jersey Statutes 16:2-21 Action for dissolution; disposition of property
    Such an action may be brought by any member, trustee or officer of the New Jersey Baptist Missionary Convention or of the Seventh-Day Baptist Missionary...
  • New Jersey Statutes 16:3-1 Incorporation; meeting for
    Any church of Christ, Scientist, in this state, which is a branch of and organized in accordance with the provisions of the manual of the...
  • New Jersey Statutes 16:3-2 Meeting; facts to be determined; election of trustees; tenure
    The meeting shall decide whether the church shall become incorporated and if it decides in favor of incorporation, it shall decide further: a. The corporate...
  • New Jersey Statutes 16:3-3 Certificate; contents; recording
    The chairman and clerk of the meeting shall make, sign and acknowledge, before any person authorized to take the acknowledgment and proof of deeds in...
  • New Jersey Statutes 16:3-4 Powers; sale of property subject to approval of members; by-laws
    Every such incorporated board of trustees elected in accordance with the provisions of this chapter shall have power to: Have perpetual succession by its corporate...
  • New Jersey Statutes 16:3-5 Trustees; filling vacancies; election
    The enrolled members of any such church, who are twenty-one years of age, may assemble at a duly called regular or special meeting, and may...
  • New Jersey Statutes 16:3-6 Reincorporation under this chapter
    Any church of Christ, Scientist, which is a branch of and organized in accordance with the provisions of the manual of the mother church and...
  • New Jersey Statutes 16:3-7 Changes; title; number of trustees
    Any such corporation may, at a regular or special meeting of its enrolled members, duly called for the purpose, change its corporate title or the...
  • New Jersey Statutes 16:3-8 Right to consolidate
    Any church of Christ, Scientist, in this state, which is a branch of, and which is organized in accordance with the provisions of the manual...
  • New Jersey Statutes 16:3-9 Consolidation; agreement
    Such consolidation may be effected in the following manner: A written agreement, setting forth the corporate title of the new church, the number of trustees...
  • New Jersey Statutes 16:3-10 Consolidation; meeting; election of trustees; tenure
    At the time and place fixed by the agreement for holding the first consolidated meeting of the churches that have entered into the agreement, the...
  • New Jersey Statutes 16:3-11 Certificate; contents; filing and recording; consolidation effected on; property
    The chairman and clerk of such meeting shall make, sign and acknowledge before any person authorized to take the acknowledgment and proof of deeds in...
  • New Jersey Statutes 16:4-1 Incorporation
    Any church or congregation now or hereafter established by a branch of any society or confraternity of clergymen in this state may incorporate in the...
  • New Jersey Statutes 16:4-2 Trustees; powers
    The persons so signing such certificate shall be the trustees of the corporation, and they and their successors shall by such name of incorporation have...
  • New Jersey Statutes 16:4-3 Trustees; succession; filling vacancies
    The successor in office for the time being of such pastor shall, by virtue of his office, be the trustee of such church or congregation...
  • New Jersey Statutes 16:4-4 President; powers and duties
    The corporation may elect annually, or oftener if necessary or expedient, one of its own members to be president, who shall keep the minutes and...
  • New Jersey Statutes 16:4-5 Corporate action by majority vote of members
    The proceedings, orders and acts of a majority of all the members of the corporation, but not of a less number, shall be valid and
  • New Jersey Statutes 16:4-6 Revival of corporation dissolved for failure to continue succession of trustees
    If any corporation created under or by virtue of the provisions of this chapter shall be dissolved by failure to continue the succession of the...
  • New Jersey Statutes 16:5-1 Incorporation
    Any Lutheran Church Congregation may, at the option of a majority of the adult members thereof, incorporate under the provisions of this chapter as amended...
  • New Jersey Statutes 16:5-2 Incorporation validated
    L.1884, c. 178, s. 1, p. 263 (C.S. p. 4352, s. 118), being section one of an act entitled "An act to confirm the incorporation...
  • New Jersey Statutes 16:5-3 Certain provisions of title extended to Lutheran Church Congregations
    The provisions of article 1 of chapter 1 of this Title relating to the incorporation, and the rights, privileges and duties of religious societies and...
  • New Jersey Statutes 16:5-4 Lutheran Synod or District; formation
    Any general organization for this State formed by ordained ministers and congregations of the Lutheran Church, at a convention, conference or meeting, held within or...
  • New Jersey Statutes 16:5-5 Board of trustees
    The said ordained ministers and delegates or representatives of the said congregations at such convention, conference or meeting shall elect a board of trustees to...
  • New Jersey Statutes 16:5-6 Certificate; filing; fee
    The trustees so elected, or the presiding officer and secretary, or acting secretary, of such convention, conference or meeting, on behalf of said trustees, shall...
  • New Jersey Statutes 16:5-7 Contents of certificate
    Any such certificate shall set forth: (a) The name or title or such corporation, which shall include the word "Lutheran" as part thereof and may...
  • New Jersey Statutes 16:5-8 Written certificate required; acknowledgment
    The said certificate shall be in writing and shall be duly acknowledged by the said trustees or the said officers in the same manner as...
  • New Jersey Statutes 16:5-9 Constitution
    Any such corporation shall adopt a constitution defining its doctrinal basis and setting forth the qualifications and voting powers of its members and its affiliations...
  • New Jersey Statutes 16:5-10 By-laws
    Any such corporation may also adopt by-laws for the regulation of its corporate affairs, including the meetings of the members, officers, committees, sessions and conferences...
  • New Jersey Statutes 16:5-11 Officers and committees
    Any such constitution may provide for the holding ex officio of certain offices and positions and for an executive and other committees of the board...
  • New Jersey Statutes 16:5-12 Powers of corporation
    Every such corporation shall have the general powers conferred by law upon incorporated religious societies and, in addition, shall have the following powers: (a) To...
  • New Jersey Statutes 16:5-13 Strife and division in congregation; settlement; title and disposition of property
    Any such corporation, by its constitution or other agreement with its constituent and affiliated congregations, may provide for the settlement and determination of strife and...
  • New Jersey Statutes 16:5-15 Manner of incorporation of Lutheran Church Congregation; organizational meeting; notice
    The incorporation of a Lutheran Church Congregation shall be secured in the following manner: An organization meeting or a special meeting of the members of...
  • New Jersey Statutes 16:5-16 Resolution of incorporation; number of trustees; election; terms
    If at such meeting a majority of the adult confirmed members in good standing, or of the intended charter members, shall decide by resolution to...
  • New Jersey Statutes 16:5-17 Trustees; terms; vacancies
    The terms of the trustees' offices may be so arranged as to provide that not more than 1/3 of the trustees shall be elected in...
  • New Jersey Statutes 16:5-18 Corporate name; determination; resolution; required vote
    The corporate name of the congregation shall be determined by resolution adopted by a majority vote of the said members of the congregation or of...
  • New Jersey Statutes 16:5-19 Certificate of incorporation; contents; acknowledgment
    If it shall be so decided to incorporate the congregation, a certificate of incorporation shall be made, signed and sealed by the trustees or by...
  • New Jersey Statutes 16:5-20 Certificate; filing; recording; effect
    The certificate so acknowledged shall be filed and recorded in the office of the Secretary of State and a certified copy thereof shall be filed...
  • New Jersey Statutes 16:5-21 Members; voting rights
    Every member of the congregation in good standing shall be a member of the corporation but only those members who are authorized to vote by...
  • New Jersey Statutes 16:5-22 Powers
    The corporation shall have all the powers enumerated in section 16:1-4 of the Revised Statutes, except that no sale or conveyance of any real property...
  • New Jersey Statutes 16:5-23 Meetings; by-laws
    There shall be an annual meeting of the members of the corporation and such other meetings as shall be prescribed by the by-laws to be...
  • New Jersey Statutes 16:5-24 Affiliation with constituent synod or district; acceptance of act by previously incorporated churches; certificate
    Every such incorporated congregation may affiliate itself with a constituent synod or district of the Lutheran Church or its successor but, after any such affiliation,...
  • New Jersey Statutes 16:5-25 Merger; consent; certificate
    Any incorporated Lutheran Church or congregation may merge, with the consent of the synod with which it is affiliated, with any other incorporated Lutheran Church...
  • New Jersey Statutes 16:5-26 Disbanding or ceasing to function; passage of title to synod or district
    In the event that any incorporated Lutheran Church or congregation disbands, or ceases to function or to conduct public worship or fails to elect a...
  • New Jersey Statutes 16:5-27 Combinations, consolidations or mergers
    Any 2 or more organizations incorporated under the provisions of this chapter as amended and supplemented may combine, consolidate or merge in the same manner...
  • New Jersey Statutes 16:6-1 Extinct Free Methodist churches or societies; disposition of property
    All real and personal property belonging to or held in trust for any Free Methodist church or society which now is or may hereafter come...
  • New Jersey Statutes 16:6-2 Extinct church or society defined
    A church or religious society shall be regarded as extinct when its membership is so reduced that it has not sufficient members to fill its...
  • New Jersey Statutes 16:6-3 Conference; powers with relation to extinct churches or religious societies
    The "Trustees of the New York Conference of the Free Methodist Church" may, in pursuance of a resolution by it: a. Sell the property of...
  • New Jersey Statutes 16:7-1 Division of property on division or separation in unincorporated Society of Friends
    Rev.1877, p. 967, s.s. 60 to 64 (C.S. p. 4337, s.s. 63 to 67), entitled "An act relative to the property of the unincorporated Society...
  • New Jersey Statutes 16:7-2 Title to property; appointment of trustee
    The members of any Monthly Meeting of the Religious Society of Friends, commonly known as Quakers, may, from time to time, at any of their...
  • New Jersey Statutes 16:7-3 Trustee's title
    Such trustee or trustees shall hold title to such real property subject to all of the provisions contained in the trust instrument under which the...
  • New Jersey Statutes 16:7-4 Death of trustee; appointment of successor
    If all of the trustees appointed pursuant to this act have died, the members may, from time to time, at any of their business meetings,...
  • New Jersey Statutes 16:7-5 Certified copy of minutes of meeting; recording
    Any action taken by the members at a business meeting shall be duly recorded in the minutes thereof, and a copy of the minutes, certified...
  • New Jersey Statutes 16:7-6 Contents of minutes
    The minutes shall include a detailed description of the real property in question, a list of the names of the trustees to be succeeded and...
  • New Jersey Statutes 16:8-1 Certain provisions of title extended to German Reformed churches
    The provisions of this title relating to the incorporation, the rights, privileges and duties of the Reformed, formerly the Reformed Dutch, churches shall be applicable...
  • New Jersey Statutes 16:10A-1 The United Methodist Church; power to assume and use name; existing rights, powers, etc., not affected
    Notwithstanding any other general, special or local law, all religious corporations or churches heretofore authorized to use, or known by, the names "The Methodist Church,"...
  • New Jersey Statutes 16:10A-2 Incorporation of local churches; resolution; meeting; notice; name; trustees
    When so authorized and directed by the charge conference of any unincorporated local church duly organized in accordance with the Discipline of The United Methodist...
  • New Jersey Statutes 16:10A-3 Certificate of incorporation; form and content
    Whenever a local church of The United Methodist Church shall have resolved to incorporate or reincorporate at a meeting held for such purpose, as provided...
  • New Jersey Statutes 16:10A-4 Incorporation of society, conference, board, association or other organization connected with church
    Any society, conference, board, association or other organization connected with The United Methodist Church may incorporate, or if incorporated may reincorporate, in the following manner:...
  • New Jersey Statutes 16:10A-5 Alteration or amendment of certificate of incorporation
    Any local church of, or any other organization connected with, The United Methodist Church now or hereafter incorporated may alter or amend its certificate of...
  • New Jersey Statutes 16:10A-6 By-laws
    The by-laws of any local church of, or of any other organization connected with, The United Methodist Church shall include the Discipline of The United...
  • New Jersey Statutes 16:10A-7 Powers
    An incorporated local church of, or other incorporated organization connected with, The United Methodist Church shall have such powers as may be granted to and...
  • New Jersey Statutes 16:10A-8 Board of trustees; membership; election; term; vacancy
    The board of trustees of any local church of The United Methodist Church shall consist of three, six or nine members, as may be provided...
  • New Jersey Statutes 16:10A-9 Powers and duties of trustees
    The trustees of an incorporated local church of The United Methodist Church shall be the directors of the corporation, and shall have the custody and...
  • New Jersey Statutes 16:10A-10 Merger of two or more local churches
    Any 2 or more local churches of The United Methodist Church in this State may resolve to merge and become a single church in accordance...
  • New Jersey Statutes 16:10A-11 Real property of local church; sale, transfer or mortgage; procedure and conditions
    Any real property owned by a local church of The United Methodist Church, or in which such local church has an interest, shall be held,...
  • New Jersey Statutes 16:10A-12 Proceeds from sale or mortgage not available for current church expense
    The real estate on which a church building or parsonage of a local church of The United Methodist Church is located shall not be mortgaged...
  • New Jersey Statutes 16:10A-13 Written acknowledged consent to sale or transfer of real property; effect
    The written acknowledged consent by the appropriate district superintendent to any sale, conveyance or transfer of real property by a local church of, or by...
  • New Jersey Statutes 16:10A-14 Abandonment of local church
    All real and personal property belonging to or held in trust for any local church of The United Methodist Church that has or shall become...
  • New Jersey Statutes 16:10A-15 Voters; qualifications; majority vote
    To be qualified to vote at a meeting of the charge conference, or at a meeting of the membership of a local church of, or...
  • New Jersey Statutes 16:11-1 Incorporation; election of trustees; tenure
    Any Christian congregation connected with the United Presbyterian Church in the United States of America, not having an incorporated board of trustees, may elect and...
  • New Jersey Statutes 16:11-2 Certificate of incorporation; contents; acknowledgment; recording
    Such board of trustees shall make, sign and seal a certificate of incorporation as soon as possible after the first election, setting forth: a. The...
  • New Jersey Statutes 16:11-3 Powers; sale, conveyance or mortgage; authorization by members
    The congregation may, at any annual business meeting or at a special business meeting duly called for that purpose, adopt by-laws for the management of...
  • New Jersey Statutes 16:11-4 Certain powers subject to authority of session or spiritual officers
    In the exercise of any power necessary to the proper care of the property held for the uses of the congregation, such corporation shall be...
  • New Jersey Statutes 16:11-5 Voters; qualifications; list of
    The persons entitled to vote at any annual or special business meeting of any congregation connected with the United Presbyterian Church in the United States...
  • New Jersey Statutes 16:11-6 Succession of trustees of church having incorporated board
    L.1905, c. 137, s. 3, p. 252 (C.S. p. 4342, s. 79), being section three of an act entitled "An act concerning the election and...
  • New Jersey Statutes 16:11-7 Trustees; change of number
    Any Christian congregation connected with the United Presbyterian Church in the United States of America, having an incorporated board of trustees, may change the number...
  • New Jersey Statutes 16:11-8 Meetings of trustees; president to convene
    The president of the board of trustees may convene the board as occasion may require, and shall convene it on a written request signed by...
  • New Jersey Statutes 16:11-9 Secretary; minutes and seal
    The secretary of the board of trustees shall keep the minutes of the proceedings of the board in a book to be provided for that...
  • New Jersey Statutes 16:11-10 Treasurer; election and duties
    A treasurer may be elected by a plurality of the votes cast by a congregation at its first business meeting for the election of trustees,...
  • New Jersey Statutes 16:11-11 Treasurer; election by trustees; duties and powers
    If a treasurer is not elected by a congregation at its first business meeting for the election of trustees or at any annual business meeting...
  • New Jersey Statutes 16:11-12 Auditing committee
    An auditing committee consisting of three persons shall be elected at the first business meeting of a congregation for the election of trustees and at...
  • New Jersey Statutes 16:11-13 Vacancies of trustees or officers; filling
    Whenever a vacancy shall occur in any board of trustees, the remaining trustees shall constitute the board until the vacancy is filled. The vacancy may...
  • New Jersey Statutes 16:11-14 Annual meetings of congregation
    Every annual business meeting of any such congregation shall be held at its usual place of meeting for public worship at such time as the...
  • New Jersey Statutes 16:11-15 Special meetings of congregation
    Every special business meeting of any such congregation shall be held at its usual place of meeting for public worship and may be called at...
  • New Jersey Statutes 16:11-16 Annual reports; statements
    The minutes of the proceedings of the board of trustees and of all annual and special business meetings of the congregation, and a statement of...
  • New Jersey Statutes 16:11-17 Records; trustees or members may examine
    Subject to reasonable regulations, any member of the board of trustees or congregation shall, upon application to the secretary or treasurer, be entitled to inspect...
  • New Jersey Statutes 16:11-18 Incorporation of presbytery; powers
    Any presbytery in this State of the United Presbyterian Church in the United States of America, convened at a stated meeting in accordance with its...
  • New Jersey Statutes 16:11-19 Trustees; succession; election; tenure
    The members of any presbytery, incorporated under section 16:11-18 of this title, may, at a stated meeting, elect by ballot, in the manner directed for...
  • New Jersey Statutes 16:11-20 President
    Such corporation may elect annually one of its own members to be president. He shall keep the minutes and enter the orders, acts and proceedings...
  • New Jersey Statutes 16:11-21 Reincorporation under other provisions; resolution; certificate recorded
    Any presbytery incorporated under this article, that shall desire to avail itself of any other statutory provisions relating to or providing for the incorporation of...
  • New Jersey Statutes 16:11-22 Trustees; change of number and tenure; provisions for election of officers; resolution; certificate recorded
    Any presbytery incorporated under this article may, by a resolution approved by its board of trustees and by the presbytery, change the number of trustees...
  • New Jersey Statutes 16:11-23 Property of dissolved church; disposition of property and proceeds
    When any presbytery in this State connected with the United Presbyterian Church in the United States of America heretofore has dissolved or hereafter dissolves any...
  • New Jersey Statutes 16:11-24 Certified copy receivable in evidence
    A copy of any certificate required to be filed in the office of the secretary of state by any provision of this chapter, duly certified...
  • New Jersey Statutes 16:12-1 Incorporation; meeting
    Any congregation or parish of the Protestant Episcopal Church in this State, duly organized in accordance with the constitution and canons of such church, may...
  • New Jersey Statutes 16:12-2 Certificate; acknowledgment; contents; filing and recording
    A certificate shall be executed, under the hands and seals of the chairman and secretary of the meeting and acknowledged or proved in the same...
  • New Jersey Statutes 16:12-3 Powers
    Any parish of the Protestant Episcopal Church, duly incorporated hereunder or under any other law or charter or letters patent, notwithstanding any restriction contained in...
  • New Jersey Statutes 16:12-4 Sale, conveyance, mortgage or lease of real estate; consent of bishop and standing committee
    No sale, conveyance or mortgage of any real estate other than burial lots in churchyards or cemeteries, and no lease for a longer term than...
  • New Jersey Statutes 16:12-5 By-laws
    By-laws made by any such corporation shall be consistent with law and with the constitution and laws of the Protestant Episcopal Church.
  • New Jersey Statutes 16:12-6 Members and officers
    The rector shall be a member and the presiding officer of every such corporation, but if there be no rector, the wardens and vestrymen shall...
  • New Jersey Statutes 16:12-7 Rector; filling vacancy
    When a vacancy shall occur in the office of rector, in any manner whatsoever, the wardens and vestrymen, two-thirds of them concurring in the choice,...
  • New Jersey Statutes 16:12-8 Meetings of vestry
    Meetings of the vestry shall be called on at least twenty-four hours' notice by: a. The rector at any time; b. The wardens, if there...
  • New Jersey Statutes 16:12-9 Vestry; quorum
    To constitute a quorum of the vestry there must be present either: a. The rector, one of the wardens and a majority of the vestrymen;...
  • New Jersey Statutes 16:12-10 Annual parish election; notice; officers; qualifications of voters; ballot; quorum; by-law regarding wardens or vestrymen
    The annual election of any such parish shall be held on such day as may be designated in its certificate of incorporation, if consistent with...
  • New Jersey Statutes 16:12-11 Election of officers; tenure
    At each annual election of any such parish incorporated after March twentieth, one thousand nine hundred and one, one warden shall be elected to hold...
  • New Jersey Statutes 16:12-12 Warden or vestryman; filling vacancy
    In the event of a vacancy in the office of warden or vestryman caused by the failure of any candidate to receive a majority of...
  • New Jersey Statutes 16:12-13 Special parish meetings
    Special meetings of the parish for any of the purposes provided in this article, may be called by the rector at any time, or if...
  • New Jersey Statutes 16:12-14 Changes; corporate title, number of vestrymen, tenure, annual meeting
    Any parish of the Protestant Episcopal Church, however incorporated, may change its corporate title, the number of its vestrymen, the terms of office of its...
  • New Jersey Statutes 16:12-15 Consolidation
    Two or more incorporated parishes of such church may consolidate and become 1 parish in the following manner: A meeting of the vestry of each...
  • New Jersey Statutes 16:12-16 Property of extinct parish
    If and when the convention of said church which has ecclesiastical jurisdiction over a parish shall determine that regular church services are no longer maintained...
  • New Jersey Statutes 16:12-17 "Parish" as meaning "congregation"
    The word "parish" when used in this chapter shall be construed to be equivalent to "congregation" whenever necessary to carry out the object and intent...
  • New Jersey Statutes 16:12-18 Incorporation
    When any diocese now or hereafter created in this State under and by virtue of the authority of the general convention of the Protestant Episcopal...
  • New Jersey Statutes 16:12-19 Powers; holding property in trust
    Such corporation shall have all the powers enumerated in section 16:1-4 of this title, except the power stated in paragraph "i" of said section. All...
  • New Jersey Statutes 16:12-20 Trustees; certificate of incorporation; filing; powers
    The corporation may appoint or elect as trustees, in such manner as may be determined, not less that five discreet persons, who are members of...
  • New Jersey Statutes 16:12-21 Management of funds; property in trust
    Such trustees shall have the management and care of any fund already existing, or which may hereafter be contributed, acquired or received, and any accumulations...
  • New Jersey Statutes 16:12-22 Statement of proceedings and account; removal of trustee; filling vacancy
    Such trustees shall present to each regular diocesan convention a statement of their proceedings, exhibiting the condition of the fund, together with an account of...
  • New Jersey Statutes 16:12-23 Division of property on division of diocese
    When any diocese of the Protestant Episcopal Church in the United States of America within the state of New Jersey, has been or shall be...
  • New Jersey Statutes 16:12-24 Change of corporate names; filing certificate
    The incorporated convention of any diocese of the Protestant Episcopal Church may, by resolution at any regular meeting thereof, change the corporate name of the...
  • New Jersey Statutes 16:12-25 Effect of change on property rights and liabilities
    After such change of name such corporations shall respectively hold, convey and administer, under and by their new name, all the property, estates, trusts, rights,...
  • New Jersey Statutes 16:12-26 Establishment of trust fund
    The Diocesan Convention of any Diocese of the Protestant Episcopal Church within the State of New Jersey may, by canon or by-law, establish a common...
  • New Jersey Statutes 16:12-27 Investment in trust fund
    Notwithstanding the provisions of any other law of this State in any way limiting the right of said trustees, parishes, congregations, societies, chapels or missions...
  • New Jersey Statutes 16:12-28 Name of fund; management; incorporation; powers of corporation
    Said common trust fund, shall be designated as the Diocesan Investment Trust of the Diocese of (name of Diocese) and shall be under the management...
  • New Jersey Statutes 16:12-29 Authority to retain investments
    The corporation is authorized to retain in its absolute discretion and for such period as to the said trustees shall seem advisable any and all...
  • New Jersey Statutes 16:12-30 Reinvestments; securities in which funds may be invested
    The corporation is also authorized to change investments and properties and to invest and reinvest all or any part of the fund in such securities,...
  • New Jersey Statutes 16:12-31 Dividends
    The corporation shall pay ratably among the holders of shares or interests then outstanding, annually, or, in the discretion of said trustees, more frequently, dividends...
  • New Jersey Statutes 16:13-1 Incorporation
    As used in this chapter, "Reformed" congregation, church or society means and includes those which were formerly designated by the name "Reformed Dutch" congregation, church...
  • New Jersey Statutes 16:13-2 Powers; execution of deeds
    Such trustees shall have all the powers enumerated in section 16:1-4 of this title, except that no deed or instrument of conveyance of real estate...
  • New Jersey Statutes 16:13-3 Succession of trustees; tenure; decision of disputes
    Every minister, elder or deacon shall continue in office as such trustee until another person shall be duly elected, appointed or called in his stead,...
  • New Jersey Statutes 16:13-4 President; corporate meetings
    The president of such corporation shall be the person who is, according to the usage and custom of the Reformed Church, ordinarily to preside at...
  • New Jersey Statutes 16:13-5 Minutes; seal; records
    The corporation may, from time to time, appoint a fit person belonging to such congregation, who shall keep the minutes, and enter the orders, acts...
  • New Jersey Statutes 16:13-6 Access to corporate records
    Every person of the congregation who regularly contributes to the support of the gospel in the congregation, shall have free access to all the papers,...
  • New Jersey Statutes 16:13-7 Corporate action by majority vote; right to vote
    The proceedings, orders and acts of a majority of all the members of the corporation, but not of a less number, shall be valid and...
  • New Jersey Statutes 16:13-8 Renunciation of charter upon incorporation under this chapter
    The trustees of any Reformed congregation, by whatever name incorporated, may renounce or forego the charter or act by which they were incorporated and their...
  • New Jersey Statutes 16:13-9 Division of congregations and property
    Where two or more Reformed congregations, which have been united into one corporation, shall disunite by renouncing or foregoing their former incorporation, and each or...
  • New Jersey Statutes 16:13-10 Renunciation of separate charters and joint incorporation
    The trustees of any two or more Reformed congregations, by whatever name known in their charters or acts of incorporation, may form one joint corporation...
  • New Jersey Statutes 16:13-11 Chapter extended to True Reformed Dutch or Christian Reformed churches; incorporations validated
    The provisions of this chapter and of former acts of the legislature relating to the incorporation of trustees of religious societies applying to Reformed or...
  • New Jersey Statutes 16:13-12 Rights and customs confirmed
    The rights and customs of the Reformed Church in America to conduct their affairs and to convey or mortgage their property by a majority vote...
  • New Jersey Statutes 16:13-13 Sections inapplicable to Reformed churches
    The provisions of sections 16:1-1, 16:1-2, 16:1-9, 16:1-13, 16:1-14, 16:1-15 and 16:1-16 of this title shall not be construed to extend to or affect the...
  • New Jersey Statutes 16:13-14 Extinct church or religious society; vesting of property; reversionary interests
    All real and personal property belonging to or held in trust for any Reformed church in America or any Reformed religious society in America that...
  • New Jersey Statutes 16:13-15 Extinct church or religious society defined; dissolution; transfer of property
    Any Reformed church in America or Reformed religious society in America, in this State, which has ceased or failed to maintain religious worship or services,...
  • New Jersey Statutes 16:13-16 Action for dissolution
    Such an action may be brought by any member or officer of such classis having ecclesiastical jurisdiction over the same, when duly authorized by the...
  • New Jersey Statutes 16:13-17 Management or sale of property by classis
    Such classis may manage, sell or otherwise freely dispose of such property and apply the proceeds of any sale, in such manner as to it...
  • New Jersey Statutes 16:14-1 Reformed Episcopal Church; incorporation and powers
    So much of Rev.1877, p. 962, s.s. 27 to 37 (C.S. p. 4318, s.s. 27 to 37), entitled "An act to incorporate trustees of religious...
  • New Jersey Statutes 16:15-1 Incorporation
    Any Roman Catholic church or congregation in this state may incorporate in the following manner: The Roman Catholic bishop of the diocese in which the...
  • New Jersey Statutes 16:15-2 Trustees; powers
    The persons so signing the certificate shall be the trustees of the corporation, and they and their successors shall, by such name of incorporation, have...
  • New Jersey Statutes 16:15-3 Succession of trustees; tenure; vacancy
    The successor in office for the time being of such bishop, vicar-general and pastor, respectively, shall by virtue of his office be the trustee of...
  • New Jersey Statutes 16:15-4 President
    Such corporation may elect annually, or oftener if necessary or expedient, one of their own members to be president. The president shall keep the minutes...
  • New Jersey Statutes 16:15-5 Corporate action by majority of members; sanction of bishop
    The proceedings, orders and acts of a majority of all the members of such corporation, but not of a less number, upon receiving the sanction...
  • New Jersey Statutes 16:15-6 Reincorporation after failure of succession; property
    If any corporation created under or by virtue of the provisions of this article shall be dissolved by failure to continue the succession of its...
  • New Jersey Statutes 16:15-7 Reincorporation of religious associations
    Any religious association incorporated under or by virtue of any law of this state may organize under this article. Upon filing a certificate according to...
  • New Jersey Statutes 16:15-8 Conduct of affairs; conveyances and mortgages without approval of congregation
    The rights and customs of any Roman Catholic church corporation, incorporated under the provisions of this title, to conduct its affairs and convey or mortgage...
  • New Jersey Statutes 16:15-9 Incorporation
    Any Roman Catholic diocese in this state may incorporate in the following manner: The Roman Catholic bishop of any such diocese, the vicar-general of such...
  • New Jersey Statutes 16:15-10 Trustees; tenure; vacancies; succession
    The bishop, vicar-general, or administrator, as the case may be, and the chancellor of such diocese, together with the two priests elected as aforesaid, shall...
  • New Jersey Statutes 16:15-11 Powers of trustees
    Such first trustees and their successors shall, by such name of incorporation, be able and capable unlimitedly to: Acquire, purchase, receive, erect, have, hold and...
  • New Jersey Statutes 16:15-12 President and treasurer
    The bishop of such diocese shall, by virtue of his office, be the president and treasurer of the corporation, unless the board of trustees otherwise...
  • New Jersey Statutes 16:15-13 Secretary
    The corporation may elect annually, or at such periods as it may deem fit, one of its trustees to be the secretary, who shall keep...
  • New Jersey Statutes 16:15-14 Corporate action by majority of members; sanction of bishop
    The proceedings, orders, acts, contracts or obligations of a majority of all the members of the corporation, but not of a less number, upon receiving...
  • New Jersey Statutes 16:15-15 Dissolution not caused by failure of succession of trustees
    Any corporation created under this article shall not be dissolved by failure to continue the succession of trustees thereof at any time specified for the...
  • New Jersey Statutes 16:15-16 Reincorporation under this article
    Any diocesan or other religious organization incorporated under and by virtue of any law of this state, may organize under this article. Upon filing a...
  • New Jersey Statutes 16:15-17 Incorporations under other statutory provisions unaffected
    Nothing contained in this article shall be construed to interfere with or affect: a. Any Roman Catholic diocesan corporation incorporated under an act entitled "An...
  • New Jersey Statutes 16:15A-1 "Russian Church in America" and "Russian Orthodox Church" defined
    As used in this chapter, "Russian Church in America" means that group of churches, cathedrals, chapels, congregations, societies, parishes, committees and other religious organizations of...
  • New Jersey Statutes 16:15A-2 Incorporation
    Any unincorporated Russian Orthodox church in this State may incorporate by executing a certificate setting forth the name by which such church shall be known,...
  • New Jersey Statutes 16:15A-3 Powers
    Every Russian Orthodox church incorporated or reincorporated under this chapter shall have all of the powers enumerated in section 16:1-4 of this Title except as...
  • New Jersey Statutes 16:15A-4 Governing bodies and authorities
    Every Russian Orthodox church in this State, whether heretofore or hereafter incorporated, and whether incorporated or reincorporated pursuant to this chapter or any other chapter...
  • New Jersey Statutes 16:15A-5 Trustees; powers
    The trustees of every Russian Orthodox church shall have the custody and control of all the temporalities and property, real and personal, belonging to such...
  • New Jersey Statutes 16:15A-6 Reincorporation of Russian Orthodox church
    Any heretofore incorporated Russian Orthodox church may reincorporate under the provisions of this chapter by filing in the office of the clerk of the county...
  • New Jersey Statutes 16:16-1 Incorporation
    Any Ruthenian Catholic church or congregation in this state may incorporate in the following manner: The Catholic bishop appointed by the Pope of Rome to...
  • New Jersey Statutes 16:16-2 Reincorporation of religious organizations
    Any religious organization incorporated under and by virtue of any law of this State may organize under the provisions of this article. Its trustees shall...
  • New Jersey Statutes 16:16-3 Trustees; powers
    The persons so executing and acknowledging such certificate shall be the trustees of the corporation and they and their successors shall, by the name of...
  • New Jersey Statutes 16:16-4 Trustees; succession; tenure; vacancies
    The successor in office for the time being of the Ruthenian Greek Catholic bishop in communion with the Roman See and appointed by the Pope...
  • New Jersey Statutes 16:16-5 President
    The Ruthenian Catholic bishop appointed by the Pope as aforesaid shall, by virtue of his office, be the president of the board of trustees and...
  • New Jersey Statutes 16:16-6 Secretary
    The corporation may elect annually, or at such periods as it may deem fit, one of such trustees to be the secretary of such corporation....
  • New Jersey Statutes 16:16-7 Corporate action by majority of members; sanction of bishop
    The proceedings, orders, acts, contracts or obligations of a majority of all the members of the corporation, but not of a less number, upon receiving...
  • New Jersey Statutes 16:16-8 Dissolution not caused by failure of succession of trustees
    Any corporation created under or by virtue of the provisions of this article shall not be dissolved by failure to continue the succession of the...
  • New Jersey Statutes 16:16-9 Incorporation
    Any Ruthenian Catholic diocese in this state or of the United States, of the Catholic Greek rite in the United States, may incorporate in the...
  • New Jersey Statutes 16:16-10 Powers of trustees
    The first trustees of such corporation and their successors shall, by such name of incorporation, be able and capable unlimitedly to: Acquire, purchase, receive, erect,...
  • New Jersey Statutes 16:16-11 Trustees; succession; tenure; vacancy
    The persons so executing and acknowledging such certificate shall be the first trustees of the corporation. The successor in office for the time being of...
  • New Jersey Statutes 16:16-12 President and treasurer
    The bishop or administrator of the diocese shall, by virtue of his office, be the president and treasurer of the corporation, unless the board of...
  • New Jersey Statutes 16:16-13 Secretary
    The corporation may elect annually, or at such periods as it may deem fit, one of its trustees to be the secretary. He shall keep...
  • New Jersey Statutes 16:16-14 Corporate action by majority of members; sanction of bishop
    The proceedings, orders, acts, contracts or obligations of a majority of all the members of such corporation, but not of a less number, upon receiving...
  • New Jersey Statutes 16:16-15 Dissolution not caused by failure of succession of trustees
    Any corporation created under or by virtue of the provisions of this article shall not be dissolved by failure to continue the succession of the...
  • New Jersey Statutes 16:16-16 Incorporations under general law unaffected
    Nothing contained in this article shall be construed to interfere with or affect any Ruthenian Greek Catholic parochial corporation, incorporated or which may be incorporated...
  • New Jersey Statutes 16:17-1 Corporation continued; trustees; election; term of office; corporate officers members of board
    The New Jersey State Association of Spiritualists, incorporated under authority of an act entitled "A supplement to an act entitled "An act to incorporate trustee[s]...
  • New Jersey Statutes 16:17-2 Powers of state association
    The trustees of the New Jersey State Association of Spiritualists, or their successors, shall have power to: a. Have perpetual succession by its corporate name;...
  • New Jersey Statutes 16:17-3 Incorporation; meeting called; notice
    Any Spiritualist society, church or congregation in this state, referred to in this article as "church" , which is a branch of and organized in...
  • New Jersey Statutes 16:17-4 Meeting; qualifications of voters and officers; matters decided; trustees
    The members of the church having met at the time and place appointed, the meeting shall be called to order by one of the signers...
  • New Jersey Statutes 16:17-5 Certificate; contents; approval of state association; filing and recording
    The chairman and clerk of the meeting shall make, sign and acknowledge before any person authorized to take the acknowledgment and proof of deeds in...
  • New Jersey Statutes 16:17-6 Powers of trustees; constitution and by-laws
    For such incorporated church the trustees elected in accordance with the provisions of this chapter shall have power to: Have perpetual succession by its corporate...
  • New Jersey Statutes 16:17-7 Trustees; vacancies
    The enrolled members of any such church who are of the full age of twenty-one years may assemble at a duly called regular or special...
  • New Jersey Statutes 16:17-8 Changes; corporate title; number of trustees
    Any church incorporated under this article may, at any regular or special meeting of its enrolled members duly called for that purpose, change its corporate...
  • New Jersey Statutes 16:17-9 Officers; tenure; duties
    The officers of the church shall be the president, vice president, secretary and treasurer, and such other officers as the by-laws provide. They shall be...
  • New Jersey Statutes 16:17-10 Ministers
    The ordained, licentiate and associate ministers of the church shall be called, elected and removed and their salaries be fixed as the church shall provide...
  • New Jersey Statutes 16:17-11 Church subject to state association
    Any church organized under the provisions of this article shall be subject to the constitution, by-laws and rules of the New Jersey State Association of
  • New Jersey Statutes 16:17-12 Spiritualist churches; reincorporation
    Any church which is a branch of and organized in accordance with the provisions of the constitution, by-laws and regulations of the New Jersey State...
  • New Jersey Statutes 16:19-1 General law applicable
    The provisions of article 1 of chapter 1 of this title (s. 16:1-1 et seq.), with all its penalties, privileges and advantages shall be applicable...
  • New Jersey Statutes 16:19-2 Incorporation
    Any association enumerated in section 16:19-1 of this Title may, by a majority of the votes cast at a meeting of the association, held in...
  • New Jersey Statutes 16:19-3 Board of trustees; name; terms; certified copy of proceedings filed
    The board of directors of any such association may elect 8 or more persons, of whom, when elected by the directors of any Young Men's...
  • New Jersey Statutes 16:19-4 Powers of board of trustees
    The board of trustees shall, by their corporate name, have power to: a. Make and use a common seal, and alter or renew the same;...
  • New Jersey Statutes 16:19-5 Trustees; filling vacancies
    When a vacancy shall occur in such board of trustees, by reason of the death or resignation of any trustee or his removal from the...
  • New Jersey Statutes 16:19-6 President; powers and duties
    The trustees shall elect at their first meeting one of their number to be the president of the board of trustees. The president may convene...
  • New Jersey Statutes 16:19-7 Secretary, treasurer and other officers
    The board of trustees shall elect or appoint as soon after their election as practicable, from their number, a secretary and treasurer, and may also...
  • New Jersey Statutes 16:19-8 Property and income; application
    The board of trustees shall devote the real and personal property held by them, and the income thereof, only to the purposes of the association,...
  • New Jersey Statutes 16:19-9 Property of association formed under this chapter
    Any such association availing itself of the benefits of this chapter, and having at that time any real or personal property, shall convey and assign...
  • New Jersey Statutes 16:20-1 Definitions, Coptic Orthodox Church
    1. As used in this act: "Bishop of the Coptic Orthodox Diocese" refers to that person who is serving as bishop for that diocese pursuant...
  • New Jersey Statutes 16:20-2 Applicability of act
    2. This act applies to any unincorporated church in this State and any unincorporated diocese or archdiocese located in whole or in part in this...
  • New Jersey Statutes 16:20-3 Procedure for becoming incorporated as a church
    3. An unincorporated church in this State may become incorporated as a church by executing, acknowledging and filing a certificate of incorporation, stating the corporate...
  • New Jersey Statutes 16:20-4 Procedure for reincorporating a church
    4. Any church heretofore incorporated in this State, with the consent of the Bishop of the Coptic Orthodox Diocese in which its place of worship...
  • New Jersey Statutes 16:20-5 Incorporation of diocese, archdiocese
    5. Any diocese or archdiocese of the Coptic Orthodox Church located in whole or in part in this State may become incorporated as a diocese...
  • New Jersey Statutes 16:20-6 Trustees of church
    6. The Bishop of the Coptic Orthodox Diocese in which the place of worship of an incorporated church in this State is located and his...
  • New Jersey Statutes 16:20-7 Division of parish, transfer of assets
    7. Whenever a Coptic Orthodox parish shall be duly divided by the Bishop of the Coptic Orthodox Diocese in which the parish is located into...

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