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17-1716. Same; procedure for transfer of property. That an application for such order and disposition of property may be made by any member or officer of the said Kansas Christian Missionary Society or by any member of such church or society when duly authorized thereto by the board of directors of the Kansas Christian Missionary Society upon a verified petition setting forth the facts authorizing such order and disposition of property.

Upon the presentation of such petition the court shall proceed in a summary manner, after such notice as the court may prescribe, to inquire into the merits of such application; and if upon examination by the court it shall satisfactorily appear that the making of the order and disposition of the property applied for are necessary and proper for any of the causes mentioned in K.S.A. 17-1715, such court shall make a final order, declaring such church or society extinct and dissolving the same; transferring the title and possession of any property which may belong to such church or society, or which may be held in trust for such church or society; and vesting the same in the said Kansas Christian Missionary Society. It being the intent and purpose of this act to preserve to the denomination of the Christian Church, Church of Christ (using instrumental music), or Disciples of Christ in this state all property owned by or held in trust for any such extinct church or society of such denomination.

History: L. 1915, ch. 202, § 3; R.S. 1923, 17-1716; L. 1935, ch. 131, § 2; L. 1970, ch. 86, § 3; July 1.

Source or Prior Law:

L. 1913, ch. 240, § 3.

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