STATE OF CALIFORNIA
June 23, 1954
Better Business Bureau of Los Angeles,. Ltd.
742 South Hill Street
Los Angeles 14, California
Attention Mr. Glenn W. Hovey, Educational Division
This is in response to your inquiry of June 18th regarding CHURCH OF SCIENTOLOGY.
We find the subject corporation was incorporated February 18, 1954, as a nonprofit corporation under the General Nonprofit Corporation Law of California. The corporation is primarily a religious organization and it has no authority whatsoever to issue degrees of any kind. With the exception of some educational corporations incorporated prior to January 1, 193- no corporation may confer degrees of any kind unless incorporated under an[d] pursuant to the California. Education Code and unless it files in this office proof of ownership of property having a net valuation of not less than $50,000.00 used exclusively for educational purposes.
If the subject corporation is in fact conferring degrees it is doing so illegally and perhaps the practice should be reported to the District Attorney.
Very truly yours,
FRANK M. JORDAN
Secretary of State[1. Source: FDA: Folder 3, p.4)
By: Stacy H. Aspey
Senior Counsel and Deputy