|Assembly Actions - Lowercase
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|Mar 18, 2021||referred to finance|
senate Bill S5778
Current Bill Status - In Senate Committee Finance Committee
- In Committee
- On Floor Calendar
- Passed Senate
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed/Vetoed by Governor
S5778 (ACTIVE) - Details
S5778 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER: S5778 SPONSOR: COMRIE TITLE OF BILL: 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 PURPOSE: This legislation requires an ethics course requirement for professional fundraisers. SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS: This legislation amends the Executive Law, which requires ethics train- ing for professional fundraisers, professional solicitors, and fundrais- ing counsel required to register under Article 7-A of the Executive Law and Section 8 of the Estates, Powers, and Trusts Law. Impacted parties will be required to complete training in the law and ethics of fundrais-
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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