N.Y. Religious Corporations Law Section 436
District government


1.

(a) There shall be a district council for the election of trustees, officers and for the general government as hereinafter set forth. The district council shall be the parent body and shall control the rights, duties and prerogatives of all its officers and subdivisions, in conformity with the constitution and by-laws of the district, and the constitution and by-laws of the general council of the Assemblies of God, with headquarters in Springfield, Missouri.

(b)

The district council in session shall consist of all ordained and licensed ministers of the district, other individual members as may be provided for by the constitution and by-laws of the district corporation and such delegates as may be elected by assemblies to represent them and who are present in the meetings of the district council. Delegates shall be elected upon a basis of representation as may be agreed upon by the district council, and as fixed by the by-laws of the said district.

2.

The district corporation shall designate territorial limits of the regional sections within this state. Each section is entitled to one trustee on the board of trustees of the district corporation.

3.

The government of the district between district council sessions shall be vested in a board designated district presbytery. The district presbytery shall consist of the district superintendent, district assistant superintendent, the district secretary and the treasurer, the last two offices may be combined, the general presbyters and the presbyters of the district sections, and others as may be provided for by the constitution and by-laws of the district corporation.

4.

The above named officers and presbyters shall constitute the board of trustees of the corporation.

5.

All officers shall be elected by the district council according to the constitution and by-laws of the New York district of the Assemblies of God or its successor corporation. In the event that a trustee moves outside the territorial limits of the section from which he was first elected, resigns or is removed, his office shall be declared vacant and the remaining trustees of the district shall according to the rules and regulations of the constitution and by-laws of the New York district of the Assemblies of God or its successor corporation, elect a trustee to fill such unexpired term.

6.

In addition to said trustees, said corporation shall have the following officers: president, vice president, secretary, treasurer, the last two officers may be combined, and such other officers as may be provided for by the constitution and by-laws.

7.

The prerogatives and limitations placed upon the district board of trustees, shall be according to the authorization granted in the district council constitution and by-laws. In the interim between district council sessions, the district trustees acting as the presbytery shall be empowered to conduct the business of the district council according to the constitution and by-laws. The presbytery shall give a report and be accountable to the district council in its regular session or special session.

Source: Section 436 — District government, https://www.­nysenate.­gov/legislation/laws/RCO/436 (updated Sep. 22, 2014; accessed Jun. 15, 2024).

Accessed:
Jun. 15, 2024

Last modified:
Sep. 22, 2014

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