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Enrolled Version - Final Version Senate Joint Resolution 4 History

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WEST virginia legislature

2021 regular session

Enrolled

Senate Joint Resolution 4

By Senators Trump and Roberts

[Adopted April 10, 2021]

Proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the State of West Virginia, amending section 47, article VI thereof, relating to authorizing the incorporation of religious denominations; numbering and designating such proposed amendment; and providing a summarized statement of the purpose of such proposed amendment.

Resolved by the Legislature of West Virginia, two thirds of the members elected to each house agreeing thereto:

That the question of ratification or rejection of an amendment to the Constitution of the State of West Virginia be submitted to the voters of the state at the next general election to be held in the year 2022, which proposed amendment is that section 47, article VI thereof, be amended to read as follows:

Article VI. The Legislature.

§47. Incorporation of religious denominations permitted.

  Provisions may be made by general laws for securing the title to church property, and for the sale and transfer thereof, so that it shall be held, used, or transferred for the purposes of such church or religious denomination.  Provisions may also be made by general laws for the incorporation of churches or religious denominations.

Resolved further, That in accordance with the provisions of article eleven, chapter three of the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, such amendment is hereby numbered “Amendment No. 1” and designated as the “Incorporation of Churches or Religious Denominations Amendment” and the purpose of the proposed amendment is summarized as follows:“To authorize the incorporation of churches or religious denominations.”

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