|Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|May 07, 2014||referred to corporations, authorities and commissions|
delivered to assembly
|Mar 26, 2014||advanced to third reading|
|Mar 25, 2014||2nd report cal.|
|Mar 24, 2014||1st report cal.331|
|Jan 08, 2014||referred to corporations, authorities and commissions|
returned to senate
died in assembly
|Jun 11, 2013||referred to corporations, authorities and commissions|
delivered to assembly
|Jun 10, 2013||ordered to third reading cal.1174|
committee discharged and committed to rules
|Jan 09, 2013||referred to corporations, authorities and commissions|
senate Bill S731
Archive: Last Bill Status - Passed Senate
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S731 - Details
S731 - 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.
S731 - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER:S731 TITLE OF BILL: 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 PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL: The legislation will give organized groups affiliated with the Hindu, Sikh and Islamic faiths the same rights to incorporation as enjoyed by more than 20 other religiously affiliated groups under the current N ew York State Religious Corporations Law. SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: Section 1 of the bill amends the fourth undesignated paragraph of section of the religious corporations law, as amended by chapter 674 of the laws of 1947, by adding to the definition of "clergyman" and "minister" to include "pandit, swami, guru, granthi, imam, moulvi, maulana". Section 2 of the bill amends the religious corporations law by adding
S731 - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 731 2013-2014 Regular Sessions I N S E N A T E (PREFILED) January 9, 2013 ___________ 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. EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted.
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