35-3-202. Articles of incorporation. (1) The articles of incorporation must set forth:
(a) the name of the corporation;
(b) the period of duration, which may be perpetual;
(c) the name of the religious denomination, society, or church creating the corporation sole;
(d) the name of the bishop, chief priest, or presiding elder whose office is incorporated under this chapter, together with a designation of the boundaries of the territory over which that person presides or over which that person's jurisdiction extends and the facts authorizing the incorporation;
(e) the manner in which any vacancy occurring in the incumbency of the bishop, chief priest, or presiding elder, as required by the rules or discipline of the religious denomination, society, or church, must be filled;
(f) any provisions, not inconsistent with law, that the incorporator elects to set forth in the articles of incorporation for the regulation of the internal affairs of the corporation, including any provisions for distribution of assets on dissolution or final liquidation;
(g) the address of its principal office and the information specified by 35-7-105(1);
(h) the name and address of the incorporator.
(2) It is not necessary to set forth in the articles of incorporation any of the corporate powers enumerated in this chapter.
(3) The articles must be verified by affidavit of the incorporator, and the incorporator shall also file the original or a copy or translation of the incorporator's commission, certificate, or letters of appointment as bishop, chief priest, or presiding elder, duly attested, and the incorporator's affidavit that the document is a true copy or translation must be considered as sufficient attestation.
History: En. Sec. 4, Ch. 301, L. 1967; R.C.M. 1947, 15-2404; amd. Sec. 51, Ch. 240, L. 2007.