senate Bill S5778

2021-2022 Legislative Session

Requires certain employees of charitable organizations to complete a course of instruction in the law and ethics of fundraising

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Current Bill Status - In Senate Committee Finance Committee


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Mar 18, 2021 referred to finance

S5778 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A8297
Current Committee:
Senate Finance
Law Section:
Executive Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§171-a, 172, 173 & 173-b, Exec L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2017-2018: S6232, A8232
2019-2020: S3213, A4996

S5778 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Requires certain employees of charitable organizations to complete a course of instruction in the law and ethics of fundraising.

S5778 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S5778 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                   5778
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                             I N  S E N A T E
 
                              March 18, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by  Sen.  COMRIE -- 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  requiring  certain
   employees of charitable organizations to complete a course of instruc-
   tion in the law and ethics of fundraising

   THE  PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
 BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
 
   Section 1. Section 171-a of the executive law is amended by  adding  a
 new subdivision 13 to read as follows:
   13.  "ACCEPTABLE  COURSE." ANY CLASSROOM TRAINING OR DISTANCE LEARNING
 COURSE OF INSTRUCTION APPROVED BY THE ATTORNEY GENERAL, IN  RELATION  TO
 THE  LAW  AND  ETHICS  OF  FUNDRAISING AND PHILANTHROPY IN A MANNER THAT
 SHALL INCLUDE, BUT NOT BE LIMITED TO, PROHIBITED ACTIVITIES PURSUANT  TO
 SECTION  ONE  HUNDRED  SEVENTY-TWO OF THIS ARTICLE, SUCH AS FALSE STATE-
 MENTS, FRAUDULENT OR ILLEGAL ACTS, FALSE  ADVERTISING,  FALSE  SOLICITA-
 TION,  AND ILLEGAL CONTRACTING. UNIVERSITIES AND COLLEGES STATEWIDE, AND
 PROFESSIONAL TRADE ASSOCIATIONS THAT  ESTABLISH  PROFESSIONAL  STANDARDS
 AND  PROVIDE  TRAINING AND RESOURCES FOR INDIVIDUALS ENGAGING IN PROFES-
 SIONAL FUNDRAISING, MAY OFFER AN ACCEPTABLE  COURSE  AND  SHALL  PROVIDE
 DOCUMENTATION OF COMPLETION TO THOSE WHO COMPLETE THE COURSE.
   §  2.  Section  172  of  the  executive law is amended by adding a new
 subdivision 4-a to read as follows:
   4-A. ANY CHARITABLE ORGANIZATION, INCLUDING ANY  CHARITABLE  ORGANIZA-
 TION REQUIRED TO BE REGISTERED PURSUANT TO ARTICLE EIGHT OF THE ESTATES,
 POWERS  AND  TRUSTS  LAW, REQUIRED TO REGISTER PURSUANT TO THIS SECTION,
 AND SEVENTY-FIVE PERCENT OF WHOSE  EMPLOYEES  ARE  RESPONSIBLE  FOR  THE
 HIRING, TRAINING, OR SUPERVISION OF EMPLOYEES ENGAGED IN THE FUNDRAISING
 ACTIVITIES OF THE ORGANIZATION, GROUP ASSOCIATION, PARTNERSHIP OR CORPO-
 RATION,  SHALL  REQUIRE  ANY  INDIVIDUAL  OR  INDIVIDUALS UNDER WHICH IT
 INTENDS TO SOLICIT CONTRIBUTIONS NAMED IN ACCORDANCE WITH PARAGRAPH  (A)
 OF  SUBDIVISION  ONE OF THIS SECTION TO COMPLETE AN ACCEPTABLE COURSE OF
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.

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