HB 707 Property held for religious purposes.
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Summary:
Religious and charitable matters; property held for religious purposes. Authorizes the court, in cases where a religious congregation has ceased to occupy property as a place of worship, and at the request of the surviving trustees, to make an order to gift such property to any willing local, state or federal entity, or a willing private, nonprofit 501 (c) (3) organization, provided the court finds that the property includes a historic landmark or building and the purpose of the gift is historic preservation of the property. The bill has an emergency provision.

Full text:
01/23/98  House: Presented & ordered printed 988958340  pdf
02/09/98  House: Printed as engrossed 988958340-E  pdf
03/13/98  House: Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB707ER)  pdf
04/14/98  Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0258)  pdf

Amendments:
House amendments
Senate amendments
Senate amendments engrossed

Status:
01/23/98  House: Presented & ordered printed 988958340
01/23/98  House: Referred to Committee on General Laws
01/27/98  House: Assigned to General Laws sub-committee: 6
02/05/98  House: Reported from General Laws with amds. (26-Y 0-N)
02/06/98  House: Read first time
02/09/98  House: Read second time
02/09/98  House: Committee amendments agreed to
02/09/98  House: Engrossed by House as amended
02/09/98  House: Printed as engrossed 988958340-E
02/10/98  House: Read third time and passed House (96-Y 2-N)
02/10/98  House: VOTE: PASSAGE (96-Y 2-N)
02/10/98  House: Communicated to Senate
02/11/98  Senate: Constitutional reading dispensed
02/11/98  Senate: Referred to Committee on General Laws
02/25/98  Senate: Reported from General Laws with amd. (15-Y 0-N)
02/26/98  Senate: Const. reading disp., passed by for the day (39-Y 0-N)
02/26/98  Senate: VOTE: CONST. RDG. DISPENSED R (39-Y 0-N)
02/27/98  Senate: Read third time
02/27/98  Senate: Reading of amendment waived
02/27/98  Senate: Committee amendment agreed to
02/27/98  Senate: Engrossed by Senate as amended
02/27/98  Senate: Passed Senate with amendment (39-Y 0-N)
02/27/98  Senate: VOTE: PASSAGE R (39-Y 0-N)
03/02/98  House: Placed on Calendar
03/03/98  House: Senate amendment agreed to by House (97-Y 2-N)
03/03/98  House: VOTE: ADOPTION EMERGENCY (97-Y 2-N)
03/03/98  House: Emergency clause added
03/13/98  House: Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB707ER)
03/17/98  House: Enrolled
03/17/98  House: Signed by Speaker
03/19/98  Senate: Signed by President
04/07/98  Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 258 (effective 4/7/98)
04/14/98  Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0258)