N.Y. Religious Corporations Law Section 21
Corporations for acquiring camp-meeting grounds for the Reformed Methodist denomination


The visiting elder of a visiting elder’s district, erected by an annual conference of the Reformed Methodist denomination, and three members or more in good and regular standing of three or more churches of such denomination, may become incorporated for the purposes of acquiring, maintaining and improving real property, to be used as a camp ground for camp-meeting purposes, by executing, acknowledging and filing a certificate stating the name and object of the corporation to be formed, the name of such annual conference, and of such visiting elder’s district, the names, residences and particular church membership of the signers thereof, the number of trustees of such corporation, which shall be three, or some multiple of three, not more than twenty-one, the names of such trustees, designating one-third to hold office for three years, one-third to hold office for two years, and one-third to hold office for one year. On filing such certificate, the visiting elder and the trustees named therein, and their successors in office, shall be a corporation by the name and for the purposes therein stated. A person holding property in trust for camp-meeting purposes for the Reformed Methodist denomination, may convey the same to a corporation formed for the purpose of acquiring such property within the visiting elder’s district where the property is situated. Meetings held under the direction of such a corporation upon camp grounds owned by it, shall be deemed religious meetings within the religious law, relating to the disturbance of religious meetings. Whenever such a corporation, or any camp ground association of the Reformed Methodist denomination, owns land bordering upon any navigable waters to be used for camp-meeting purposes only, such corporation or association may regulate or prohibit the landing of persons or vessels at the wharves, piers or shores upon such grounds during the holding of religious services thereon.

Source: Section 21 — Corporations for acquiring camp-meeting grounds for the Reformed Methodist denomination, https://www.­nysenate.­gov/legislation/laws/RCO/21 (updated Sep. 22, 2014; accessed Jul. 13, 2024).

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Filing and recording certificates of incorporation of religious corporations
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Property of unincorporated society transferred by its incorporation
4‑A
Age qualifications of voters
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General powers and duties of trustees of religious corporations
5‑A
Investment of funds
5‑B
Any investment of the funds of any religious corporation heretofore made by the trustees thereof shall not be deemed to have been restric...
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Acquisition of property by religious corporations for branch institutions
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Acquisition of property by religious corporations for cemetery purposes
7‑A
Deeds for cemetery purposes
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Lot owners’ rights
8‑A
Reacquisition of a lot, plot or part thereof by a cemetery
9
Removal of human remains from one cemetery of a religious corporation to another cemetery owned by it
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Acquisition of property by two or more religious corporations for a common parsonage
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Correction and confirmation of conveyances to religious corporations
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Sale, mortgage and lease of real property of religious corporations
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Consolidation or merger of incorporated churches
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Judicial investigation of amount of property of religious corporations
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Corporations with governing authority over, or advisory relations with, churches or synods, or both
15‑A
Consolidation of incorporated presbyteries
15‑B
Consolidation or merger of incorporated Presbyterian and Lutheran synods
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Property of extinct churches
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Property of extinct Free Baptist churches
17‑A
Property of extinct Seventh Day Baptist churches and Seventh Day Baptist religious societies
17‑B
Property of extinct Presbyterian churches in connection with the General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church (U
17‑C
Property of Lutheran congregations
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Dissolution of religious corporations
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Corporations for organizing and maintaining mission churches and Sunday schools
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Corporations for acquiring parsonages for district superintendents and camp-meeting grounds
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Corporations for acquiring camp-meeting grounds for the Reformed Methodist denomination
21‑A
Corporations for acquiring lands for parsonage or camp-meeting purposes for the Free Methodist denomination
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Establishing and maintaining a home for aged poor
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Powers of churches created by special laws
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Government of churches incorporated prior to January first, eighteen hundred and twenty-eight
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Pastoral relation
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Worship
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Reservation as to Baptist churches, churches of the United Church of Christ and Congregational Christian churches
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Electronic meetings

Accessed:
Jul. 13, 2024

Last modified:
Sep. 22, 2014

§ 21’s source at nysenate​.gov

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