Section: Effect of enactment of Revised Statutes upon existing offices, etc., and the incumbents thereof
Any church which is a branch of and organized in accordance with the provisions of the constitution, by-laws and regulations of the New Jersey State Association of Spiritualists, and however incorporated in this state, may incorporate under this article upon taking the proceedings prescribed in sections 16:17-3 and 16:17-4 of this title, in the same manner as if it had not previously been incorporated, but where the trustees of the congregation of the church are incorporated under article 1 of chapter 1 of this title (s. 16:1-1 et seq.), such congregation shall have first decided by a two-thirds vote of those present at a regular or special meeting, duly called for that purpose, that the new corporation when duly organized under this article shall be entitled to and invested with all the real and personal estate of the old corporation, in like manner and to the same extent as the old corporation, subject to all its debts and liabilities.
The certificate of the new corporation shall set forth that the meeting was duly called and also a copy of the resolution passed at such meeting. Thereupon the former corporation shall be dissolved and the new corporation shall be entitled to and invested with all the real and personal estate of the former corporation in like manner and to the same extent as the former corporation, subject to all its debts and liabilities.
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