Corporation Sole Statutes: New Hampshire

Corporation Sole Statutes

New Hampshire Corporation Sole Statute

N.H. Rev. Stat. § 306:4. Corporate Powers.

The trustees, deacons, church wardens or other similar officers of churches or religious societies, if citizens of the United States, shall be deemed bodies corporate for the purpose of taking and holding in succession grants and donations, whether of real or personal estate, made either to them and their successors, or to their respective churches, or to the poor of their churches.

Notes of Decisions (2)

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N.H. Rev. Stat. § 306:4, NH ST § 306:4

Updated with laws current through Chapter 330 (End) of the 2014 Reg. Sess.

N.H. Rev. Stat. § 306:5. Joint Donees.

If the ministers, elders or vestry of a church shall, in the grants and donations mentioned in RSA 306:4, have been joined with the deacons or church wardens as donees or grantees, such officers and their successors, together with the deacons or church wardens, shall be deemed the corporation for the purposes of the grants and donations.

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N.H. Rev. Stat. § 306:5, NH ST § 306:5

Updated with laws current through Chapter 330 (End) of the 2014 Reg. Sess.

N.H. Rev. Stat. § 306:6. Parsonage Land.

The minister of a church or religious society, of whatever denomination, if a citizen of the United States, shall be capable of taking in succession parsonage land granted to the minister and his successors, or to the use of the ministers, or granted by any words of the like import, and may prosecute and defend in all actions relating to the land.

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N.H. Rev. Stat. § 306:6, NH ST § 306:6

Updated with laws current through Chapter 330 (End) of the 2014 Reg. Sess.

N.H. Rev. Stat. § 306:7. Conveyances.

No conveyance of the lands of a church shall be effectual to pass the same if made by the trustees or deacons without the consent of the church, or a committee of the church appointed for that purpose, or if made by the church wardens without the consent of the vestry.

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N.H. Rev. Stat. § 306:7, NH ST § 306:7

Updated with laws current through Chapter 330 (End) of the 2014 Reg. Sess.

N.H. Rev. Stat. § 306:8. By Minister.

No conveyance made by a minister of lands held by him in succession shall be valid any longer than he shall continue to be such minister unless the conveyance shall be made with the consent of the parish or religious society of which he is minister, or unless he is a minister of an Episcopal church and shall make the conveyance with the consent of the vestry.

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N.H. Rev. Stat. § 306:8, NH ST § 306:8

Updated with laws current through Chapter 330 (End) of the 2014 Reg. Sess.

N.H. Rev. Stat. § 306:12. Defective Proceedings.

No religious society or corporation shall be dissolved or extinguished, nor shall its right or title to any property acquired by purchase, gift, devise, bequest or otherwise be in any way affected by the neglect or omission of the society or corporation to hold its annual meeting or to choose its officers, or by reason of the omission or neglect of its clerk or any other officer to be sworn, or by reason of any informality in the election of its officers or defect in its records.

Notes of Decisions (1)

Copyright © 2014 by the State of New Hampshire Office of the Director of Legislative Services and Thomson Reuters/West 2014.

N.H. Rev. Stat. § 306:12, NH ST § 306:12

Updated with laws current through Chapter 330 (End) of the 2014 Reg. Sess.

 

Last updated: May 2015.