N.Y. Religious Corporations Law Section 28
Electronic meetings


Notwithstanding any provision of law, certificate of incorporation or by-laws to the contrary, if the board of trustees of a religious corporation is authorized to determine the place of trustee meetings, corporate meetings, congregant or membership meetings, the board of trustees may, in its sole discretion, determine that the meeting shall be held partially or solely by means of electronic communication. In the case of a meeting held solely by electronic communication, the electronic service and/or platform through which the meeting is held shall be the place of the meeting for purposes of this chapter. Meetings conducted partially or solely by means of electronic communications in reliance upon this section and any individual’s electronic participation in such meetings shall be subject to those guidelines and procedures as the board of trustees adopts.

Source: Section 28 — Electronic meetings, https://www.­nysenate.­gov/legislation/laws/RCO/28 (updated Aug. 19, 2022; accessed Jun. 15, 2024).

3
Filing and recording certificates of incorporation of religious corporations
4
Property of unincorporated society transferred by its incorporation
4‑A
Age qualifications of voters
5
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...
6
Acquisition of property by religious corporations for branch institutions
7
Acquisition of property by religious corporations for cemetery purposes
7‑A
Deeds for cemetery purposes
8
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
10
Acquisition of property by two or more religious corporations for a common parsonage
11
Correction and confirmation of conveyances to religious corporations
12
Sale, mortgage and lease of real property of religious corporations
13
Consolidation or merger of incorporated churches
14
Judicial investigation of amount of property of religious corporations
15
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
16
Property of extinct churches
17
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
18
Dissolution of religious corporations
19
Corporations for organizing and maintaining mission churches and Sunday schools
20
Corporations for acquiring parsonages for district superintendents and camp-meeting grounds
21
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
22
Establishing and maintaining a home for aged poor
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Powers of churches created by special laws
24
Government of churches incorporated prior to January first, eighteen hundred and twenty-eight
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Pastoral relation
26
Worship
27
Reservation as to Baptist churches, churches of the United Church of Christ and Congregational Christian churches
28
Electronic meetings

Accessed:
Jun. 15, 2024

Last modified:
Aug. 19, 2022

§ 28’s source at nysenate​.gov

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