New York Religious Corporations Law Section 453 - Reincorporation of existing corporations.

453. Reincorporation of existing corporations. Any Coptic Orthodox Church heretofore incorporated in this state, with the consent of the bishop of the Coptic Orthodox Diocese in which its place of worship is located, may reincorporate under the provisions of this article by filing in the office of the county clerk in the county in which its principal place of worship is located, a certificate, signed by the trustees in office at the time of such reincorporation whereby the majority of them setting forth that they desire to reincorporate under the provisions of this article, the corporate name by which such a church shall be known, the county, town, city or village where its principal place of worship is located and the names of the bishop and two or more persons appointed by the bishop from among the priests and deacons of such church, who shall constitute the initial board of trustees of said church. Immediately upon the filing of such certificate all the right, title, equity and interest of such a church in any estate, real or personal, together with all franchise and charter rights, shall be vested in the body corporate so created under this article and the original incorporation of such a church be null and void.

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