Corporation Sole Statutes: Washington

Corporation Sole Statutes

Washington Corporation Sole Statute

Wash. Rev. Code § 24.12.010. Corporations sole ‑‑ Church and religious societies.

Any person, being the bishop, overseer, or presiding elder of any church or religious denomination in this state, may, in conformity with the constitution, canons, rules, regulations, or discipline of such church or denomination, become a corporation sole, in the manner prescribed in this chapter, as nearly as may be; and, thereupon, said bishop, overseer, or presiding elder, as the case may be, together with his or her successors in office or position, by his or her official designation, shall be held and deemed to be a body corporate, with all the rights and powers prescribed in the case of corporations aggregate; and with all the privileges provided by law for religious corporations.

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[2011 c 336 § 671, eff. July 22, 2011; 1915 c 79 § 1; RRS § 3884.]

Notes of Decisions (1)

West’s RCWA 24.12.010, WA ST 24.12.010

Current with all 2014 Legislation and Initiative Measures 594 (2015 c 1) and 1351 (2015 c 2)

Wash. Rev. Code § 24.12.020. Corporate powers.

Every corporation sole shall, for the purpose of the trust, have power to contract in the same manner and to the same extent as a natural person, and may sue and be sued, and may defend in all courts and places, in all matters and proceedings whatever, and shall have authority to borrow money and give promissory notes therefor, and to secure the payment of the same by mortgage or other lien upon property, real and personal; to buy, sell, lease, mortgage and in every way deal in real and personal property in the same manner as a natural person may, and without the order of any court; to receive bequests and devises for its own use or upon trusts, to the same extent as natural persons may; and to appoint attorneys-in-fact.

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[1915 c 79 § 2; RRS § 3885.]

Notes of Decisions (3)

West’s RCWA 24.12.020, WA ST 24.12.020

Current with all 2014 Legislation and Initiative Measures 594 (2015 c 1) and 1351 (2015 c 2)

Wash. Rev. Code § 24.12.030. Filing articles — Property held in trust.

Articles of incorporation shall be filed in like manner as provided by law for corporations aggregate, and therein shall be set forth the facts authorizing such incorporation, and declare the manner in which any vacancy occurring in the incumbency of such bishop, overseer, or presiding elder, as the case may be, is required by the constitution, canons, rules, regulations, or discipline of such church or denomination to be filled, which statement shall be verified by affidavit, and for proof of the appointment or election of such bishop, overseer, or presiding elder, as the case may be, or any succeeding incumbent of such corporation, it shall be sufficient to file with the secretary of state the original or a copy of his or her commission, or certificate, or letters of election or appointment, duly attested: PROVIDED, All property held in such official capacity by such bishop, overseer, or presiding elder, as the case may be, shall be in trust for the use, purpose, benefit, and behoof of his or her religious denomination, society, or church.

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[2011 c 336 § 672, eff. July 22, 2011; 1981 c 302 § 10; 1915 c 79 § 3; RRS § 3886.]

Notes of Decisions (4)

West’s RCWA 24.12.030, WA ST 24.12.030

Current with all 2014 Legislation and Initiative Measures 594 (2015 c 1) and 1351 (2015 c 2)

Wash. Rev. Code § 24.12.040. Existing corporations sole.

Any corporation sole heretofore organized and existing under the laws of this state may elect to continue its existence under *this title [chapter] by filing a certificate to that effect, under its corporate seal and the hand of its incumbent, or by filing amended articles of incorporation, in the form, as near as may be, as provided for corporations aggregate, and from and after the filing of such certificate of amended articles, such corporation shall be entitled to the privileges and subject to the duties, liabilities and provisions in *this title [chapter] expressed.

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[1915 c 79 § 4; RRS § 3887.]

West’s RCWA 24.12.040, WA ST 24.12.040

Current with all 2014 Legislation and Initiative Measures 594 (2015 c 1) and 1351 (2015 c 2)

Wash. Rev. Code § 24.12.050. Fees for services by secretary of state.

See Wash. Rev. Code § 43.07.120.

West’s RCWA 24.12.050, WA ST 24.12.050

Current with all 2014 Legislation and Initiative Measures 594 (2015 c 1) and 1351 (2015 c 2)

Last updated: June 2015.