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House Bill 1390


House Bill 1390

ARCHIVE (2011)

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DIGEST OF INTRODUCED BILL


Disclosure of charity administration expenses. Requires a person who, for financial consideration, solicits contributions for certain charitable organizations to disclose in a written or oral solicitation the estimated percentage of the charitable contribution that will be expended for charitable purposes after administrative costs and the cost of making the solicitation have been satisfied. Provides an exclusion for a person who solicits contributions for: (1) a charitable institution that received less than $250,000 during the previous year in contributions; or (2) a church, synagogue , mosque, or certain religious organizations. Requires an officer or employee of certain charitable organizations to disclose in a written or oral solicitation the estimated percentage of the charitable contribution that will be expended for charitable purposes after administrative costs and the cost of making the solicitation have been satisfied. Provides an exclusion for: (1) a charitable institution that received less than $250,000 during the previous year in contributions; or (2) a church, synagogue, mosque or certain religious organizations. Provides that the disclosure requirement does not apply to a volunteer of a charitable organization. Provides that the consumer protection division of the attorney general's office may investigate charitable organization disclosure complaints. Provides that the attorney general's office may bring an action to enjoin disclosure violations. Provides that a court may order a charitable organization to pay the reasonable costs of investigation and prosecution incurred by the attorney general and may award the state civil penalties up to $500 for each violation.
Current Status:
 In Committee - first House
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