N.Y. Relig. Corp. Law § 2-B

Current through 2021 NY Law Chapter 240
Section 2-B - Applicability of not-for-profit corporation law
1. The not-for-profit corporation law applies to every corporation to which this chapter applies, provided that:
(a) If any provision of the not-for-profit corporation law conflicts with any provision of this chapter, the provision of this chapter shall prevail and the conflicting provision of the not-for-profit corporation law shall not apply in such case. If any provision of this chapter relates to a matter embraced in the not-for-profit corporation law but is not in conflict therewith, both provisions shall apply.
(b) A corporation to which the not-for-profit corporation law is made applicable by this section shall be treated as a "corporation", "domestic corporation", or "foreign corporation" as such terms are used in the not-for-profit corporation law, except that the purposes for which any such corporation has been or may be formed under this chapter shall not thereby be extended.
(c) The following provisions of the not-for-profit corporation law shall not apply to religious corporations: subparagraphs (7) and (8) of paragraph (a) of section one hundred twelve, section one hundred fourteen, section two hundred one, section three hundred three, section three hundred four, section three hundred five, section three hundred six, article four except section four hundred one, section five hundred fourteen, that portion of section five hundred fifty-five (b) and section five hundred fifty-five (c) which reads "The institution shall notify the donor, if available, and the attorney general of the application, and the attorney general and such donor must be given an opportunity to be heard", section six hundred five, section six hundred seven, section six hundred nine, section eight hundred four, article nine except section nine hundred ten, article ten except as provided in section eleven hundred fifteen, section eleven hundred two, and article fifteen except paragraph (c) of section fifteen hundred seven.
(d) Any reference in the not-for-profit corporation law to the delivery of any certificate or other instrument to the department of state for filing refers to the filing or recording thereof in the office of the clerk of the county in which the corporation has its principal office or place of worship or otherwise as provided in this chapter.
(d-1) Notwithstanding any provision of this chapter or the not-for-profit corporation law, any church referred to in subdivision two, three, four, five, five-a, five-b, five-c, or six of section twelve of this chapter shall not be required to give notice to the attorney general of any application required by subdivision one of section twelve of this chapter or any application or petition required under section five hundred ten or section five hundred eleven of the not-for-profit corporation law.
(e) No action shall be taken by the trustees of an incorporated Roman Catholic church, or of a Ruthenian Greek Catholic church, under section five hundred fifty-five of the not-for-profit corporation law (Release or modification of restrictions on management, investment, or purpose) without the consent of the archbishop or bishop of the diocese to which such church belongs or in case of their absence or inability to act, without the consent of the vicar general or administrator of such diocese.
2. Every corporation to which the not-for-profit corporation law is made applicable by this section is a charitable corporation as defined in paragraph (a) of section one hundred two (Definitions) of the not-for-profit corporation law for all purposes of that law.
3. From and after the effective date of this section the general corporation law shall not apply to any corporation to which this chapter applies.
4. For the purpose of this section and elsewhere in this chapter the effective date of the not-for-profit corporation law as to corporations to which the not-for-profit corporation law is made applicable by this section shall be September first, nineteen hundred seventy-two.

N.Y. Relig. Corp. Law § 2-B

Amended by New York Laws 2013, ch. 549,Sec. 22 and Sec. 23, eff. 7/1/2014.