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  • PART I ADMINISTRATION OF THE GOVERNMENT
  • TITLE XI CERTAIN RELIGIOUS AND CHARITABLE MATTERS
  • CHAPTER 67 PARISHES AND RELIGIOUS SOCIETIES

Section 1 - Continuance of existing corporations

Section 2 - Existing societies; limitation or modification of rights, privileges, etc.

Section 3 - Status of church privileges

Section 4 - By-laws

Section 5 - Membership; rights and restrictions

Section 6 - Membership; women and non-residents

Section 7 - Meetings; election of officers; tenure; vacancies

Section 8 - Method of election of officers

Section 9 - Powers of moderator

Section 10 - Assessors or standing committee; election; tenure

Section 11 - Management of prudential affairs

Section 12 - Procedure when officers fail to call meeting

Section 13 - Warning of meetings

Section 14 - Warrant for meetings; contents

Section 15 - Presiding officer during selection of moderator; oath of office

Section 16 - Collector

Section 17 - Appropriations

Section 18 - Assessments on pews and property of members; liability of members for parish debts

Section 19 - Sale or removal of pews or meeting-house

Section 20 - “Religious society” and “society”, defined

Section 21 - Incorporation of religious societies

Section 22 - Organization meeting; certificate of incorporation, filing, etc.

Section 23 - Incorporation of religious society

Section 24 - Incorporation of owners of meeting houses

Section 25 - Restrictions on amount of property owned; use of income

Section 26 - Record of organization proceedings; filing

Section 27 - Use of funds; purposes

Section 28 - Societies incorporated under special acts; powers

Section 29 - Manner of calling meetings

Section 30 - Collection of assessments

Section 31 - Sale of pews for taxes

Section 32 - Notice of sale; affidavit of posting

Section 33 - New or rejuvenated meeting houses; acquisition of funds by selling pews

Section 34 - Meeting-houses unfit for worship; rights of pew owners to compensation

Section 35 - Assessments on pews

Section 36 - Assessments on pews; consent of owners

Section 37 - Purchase of pews

Section 38 - Property status of pews

Section 39 - Protestant Episcopal societies; organization

Section 40 - Methodist Episcopal churches; organization

Section 41 - Powers of trustees

Section 42 - First meeting of trustees, etc.

Section 43 - Filing record of organization

Section 44 - Roman Catholic churches; incorporation

Section 45 - Status and powers of archbishop’s successor

Section 46 - Powers of corporation

Section 47 - Incorporation of churches

Section 48 - Notice of meeting

Section 49 - Election of officers

Section 50 - By-laws

Section 51 - Certification of organization to state secretary

Section 52 - Church members only to be members of corporation; associate membership

Section 53 - Conveyances by church officers

Section 54 - Conveyances from religious societies

Section 55 - Orthodox churches; incorporation