§ 7-1-17. Receipt of property for charitable purposes in excess of authorized holdings.
In case any real or personal estate is subsequently given to any corporation to hold for any charitable uses or purposes authorized or permitted by the charter of the corporation or any amendment of the charter, or by law, and the corporation, but for the provisions of this section, would not be able to take or hold the estate or some part of it on account of the limitation as to the amount of property of the corporation prescribed by the charter or any amendment to it, then in every such case, it is lawful for the corporation to take and hold the real and personal estate, or the part of it as already stated, upon conditions subsequent, nevertheless, that the corporation obtains from the general assembly authority to take and hold real and personal estate to an amount large enough to include, in addition to its other property, the property given to the corporation as already stated, and that the application to the general assembly is made not later than one year from the time on which the corporation takes and holds, or but for the previously stated limitation would be entitled to take and hold, the given real or personal estate.
(G.L. 1896, ch. 177, § 8; G.L. 1909, ch. 213, § 8; G.L. 1923, ch. 248, § 91; G.L. 1938, ch. 116, § 91; P.L. 1944, ch. 1400, § 1; G.L. 1956, § 7-1-17.)