senate Bill S4839

2011-2012 Legislative Session

Provides a means of incorporation for organized groups affiliated with the Hindu, Sikh and Islamic faiths

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Archive: Last Bill Status - In Senate Committee Corporations, Authorities And Commissions Committee


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Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jan 04, 2012 referred to corporations, authorities and commissions
Apr 27, 2011 referred to corporations, authorities and commissions

S4839 (ACTIVE) - Details

Current Committee:
Senate Corporations, Authorities And Commissions
Law Section:
Religious Corporations Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §2, add Art 22 §§460 - 469, Art 23 §§470 - 479, Art 24 §§480 - 489, Rel Corp L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2013-2014: S731
2015-2016: S903

S4839 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Provides a means of incorporation for organized groups affiliated with the Hindu, Sikh and Islamic faiths; amends the definition of "clergyman" and "minister" to include a pandit, swami, guru, granthi, imam, moulvi, and maulana.

S4839 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S4839 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

                    S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
________________________________________________________________________

                                  4839

                       2011-2012 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                             April 27, 2011
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  AVELLA -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Corporations,  Authorities
  and Commissions

AN ACT to amend the religious corporations law, in relation to providing
  a  means  of  incorporation  for  organized groups affiliated with the
  Hindu, Sikh and Islamic faiths

  THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND  ASSEM-
BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

  Section 1. The fourth undesignated paragraph of section 2 of the reli-
gious  corporations  law, as amended by chapter 674 of the laws of 1947,
is amended to read as follows:
  The term "clergyman" and the term "minister" include a duly authorized
pastor, rector, priest, rabbi, PANDIT, SWAMI, GURU, GRANTHI, IMAM, MOUL-
VI, MAULANA and a person having authority from, or in  accordance  with,
the  rules  and  regulations of the governing ecclesiastical body of the
denomination or order, if any, to which the church belongs, or otherwise
from the church or synagogue to preside over and  direct  the  spiritual
affairs of the church or synagogue.
  S 2. The religious corporations law is amended by adding a new article
22 to read as follows:
                                ARTICLE 22
                    ORGANIZATIONS OF THE HINDU FAITH
SECTION 460. APPLICATION.
        461. APPLICATION FOR INCORPORATION.
        462. QUALIFICATION OF VOTERS.
        463. NOTICE OF MEETING FOR INCORPORATION.
        464. MEETING FOR INCORPORATION.
        465. CHURCH GOVERNANCE.
        466. CERTIFICATE OF INCORPORATION.
        467. REINCORPORATION OF PRESENT INCORPORATED CHURCHES.
        468. TIME, PLACE AND NOTICE OF CORPORATE MEETINGS.

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD09299-02-1

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