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CHARITABLE ORGANIZATIONS AND SOLICITATIONS ACT

Act 169 of 1975

AN ACT to regulate charitable organizations, professional fund raisers and other persons soliciting or collecting contributions on behalf of charitable organizations, and certain other persons involved in the solicitation of contributions to charitable organizations; to require certain charitable organizations and certain professional solicitors to register and disclose certain information before soliciting contributions; to require certain professional fund raisers to obtain a license and disclose certain information before soliciting contributions; to provide for reporting of financial and other information by those licensed or registered and those claiming exemption from licensing or registration; to prescribe standards of conduct and administration and prohibit certain actions in connection with charitable solicitations; to provide for powers and duties of the attorney general and county prosecuting attorneys; to preempt local regulation; to provide remedies and penalties for violations; and to repeal acts and parts of acts.


History: 1975, Act 169, Imd. Eff. July 20, 1975 ;-- Am. 2010, Act 377, Eff. Mar. 30, 2011


© 2009 Legislative Council, State of Michigan

The People of the State of Michigan enact:

DocumentTypeDescription
Section 400.271SectionShort title.
Section 400.272SectionDefinitions.
Section 400.273SectionCharitable organization; registration; information to be included in registration statement; form; suspension of requirement to file registration statement; conditions.
Section 400.274SectionCopies of contracts and soliciting materials.
Section 400.275SectionExamination of registration statement; registration; exceptions; charge not required.
Section 400.276SectionNotice of change in information; report.
Section 400.277SectionExpiration of registration; renewal of registration statement and supporting information.
Section 400.278SectionDocuments; books and records; inspection.
Section 400.279SectionLocal, county, or area division supervised and controlled by superior or parent organization; registration; application statement; annual report.
Section 400.280SectionRules.
Section 400.281SectionDesignation of resident agent; service of process.
Section 400.282SectionRepealed. 2010, Act 377, Eff. Mar. 1, 2011.
Section 400.283SectionExemptions from registration and reporting requirements.
Section 400.284SectionRepealed. 2010, Act 377, Eff. Mar. 30, 2011.
Section 400.285SectionRepealed. 1976, Act 368, Imd. Eff. Dec. 23, 1976.
Section 400.286SectionNoncompliance; imposition of conditions.
Section 400.287SectionProfessional fund raiser; application for license; bond; renewal of license; registration or reregistration of professional solicitor.
Section 400.287aSectionSuspension of license of professional fund raiser or registration of charitable organization or professional solicitor; imposition of conditions.
Section 400.288SectionProhibited conduct; publishing names of contributors; identification.
Section 400.289SectionOwning or operating clothing donation box; requirements; exemption.
Section 400.290SectionGrounds for injunction, court order, or judgment; additional remedies; actions by attorney general; assurance of discontinuance.
Section 400.291SectionInvestigation; order of appearance or production; service; contempt; oath or affirmation.
Section 400.292SectionPowers and duties of attorney general not restricted.
Section 400.293SectionConduct constituting misdemeanor; penalty; presumption; civil action; prosecution.
Section 400.293aSectionPersons subject to act.
Section 400.293bSectionAuthority of prosecuting attorney to prosecute person subject to act.
Section 400.294SectionRepeal of MCL 400.301 to 400.304.