senate Bill S3797

2013-2014 Legislative Session

Relates to solicitation used by or on behalf of any charitable organization; requires a statement setting forth percentage of administrative expenses

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Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jan 08, 2014 referred to finance
Jun 21, 2013 recommitted to rules
Jun 11, 2013 ordered to third reading cal.1261
committee discharged and committed to rules
Feb 15, 2013 referred to finance

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Jun 11, 2013 - Rules committee Vote

S3797
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committee
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S3797 - Details

Current Committee:
Law Section:
Executive Law
Laws Affected:
Amd ยง174-b, Exec L

S3797 - Summary

Relates to solicitation used by or on behalf of any charitable organization; requires a statement setting forth the percentage of funds raised by the professional fund raiser or professional solicitor that was forwarded to the charitable organizations on behalf of which it solicited during the past two fiscal years; requires a statement setting forth the percentage of such charitable organization's funds allocated to administrative expenses during the past two fiscal years of the organization; determines fines.

S3797 - Sponsor Memo

S3797 - Bill Text download pdf

                    S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
________________________________________________________________________

                                  3797

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            February 15, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced  by Sens. RANZENHOFER, DeFRANCISCO, MARTINS -- read twice and
  ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee  on
  Finance

AN  ACT  to amend the executive law, in relation to solicitation used by
  or on behalf of any charitable organization

  THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND  ASSEM-
BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

  Section 1. Subdivisions 2 and 3 of section 174-b of the executive law,
subdivision 2 as amended by chapter 490 of the laws of 2010, subdivision
3  as  amended  by chapter 43 of the laws of 2002, are amended and a new
subdivision 6 is added to read as follows:
  2. Any solicitation used by or on behalf of any  charitable  organiza-
tion shall [provide] INCLUDE:
  (A)  a  clear  description of the programs and activities for which it
has requested and has expended or will  expend  contributions  or  shall
include therein a statement that, upon request, a person may obtain from
the organization such a description; AND
  (B) A STATEMENT SETTING FORTH THE PERCENTAGE OF SUCH CHARITABLE ORGAN-
IZATION'S FUNDS ALLOCATED TO ADMINISTRATIVE EXPENSES DURING THE PAST TWO
FISCAL  YEARS  OF  THE  ORGANIZATION.  FOR PURPOSES OF THIS SUBDIVISION,
"ADMINISTRATIVE EXPENSE" SHALL MEAN ANY DIRECT CONTRIBUTION  OR  PORTION
THEREOF  THAT DOES NOT GO DIRECTLY TO THE PUBLIC OR INDIVIDUAL PERSONS A
CHARITABLE ORGANIZATION SERVES OR ASSISTS.
  If the solicitation is by an institution subject to article five-A  of
the  not-for-profit  corporation  law, and is for an endowment fund, the
solicitation must include a statement that, unless otherwise  restricted
by the gift instrument pursuant to paragraph (b) of section five hundred
fifty-three  of  the not-for-profit corporation law, the institution may
expend so much of an endowment fund as it deems prudent after  consider-
ing  the  factors  set  forth  in  paragraph (a) of section five hundred
fifty-three of the not-for-profit corporation law.

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD08686-02-3

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