HB16-1318 - Charitable Solicitations Regulation

Postponed Indefinitely
Concerning The Regulation Of Charitable Solicitations By The Secretary Of State, And, In Connection Therewith, Modifying And Clarifying Filing Requirements And Enforcement Of The "Colorado Charitable Solicitations Act".

Section 1 of the bill clarifies that a charitable organization's registration with the secretary of state must be renewed on an annual basis if the charitable organization intends to solicit in Colorado, and an organization may not continue to solicit donations if it fails to renew its registration. The bill also requires an organization to update information in its registration within thirty days after any change.

Sections 1 to 4 of the bill make consistent the requirements for affirmations and declarations required on various forms under the charitable solicitation laws so that these laws are consistent with the multistate registration and filing portal.

Section 5 of the bill allows the secretary of state, after a hearing, to issue a cease-and-desist order to enforce provisions of law prohibiting soliciting contributions, acting as a paid solicitor, or acting as a professional fundraiser without registering with the secretary of state as provided by law. This section also revises hearing requirements to be consistent with the "State Administrative Procedure Act".

Section 6 of the bill specifies that if an organization fails to file its actual financial report to replace estimated financial reports, the organization is subject to statutory fines.

Section 7 of the bill makes the bill effective July 1, 2017.

Latest update: April 27, 2016
04/27/2016 Senate Committee on Appropriations Postpone Indefinitely
04/20/2016 Senate Committee on State, Veterans, & Military Affairs Refer Unamended to Appropriations
04/14/2016 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to State, Veterans, & Military Affairs
04/14/2016 House Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
04/13/2016 House Second Reading Passed with Amendments - Committee
04/12/2016 House Second Reading Laid Over to 04/13/2016 - No Amendments
04/07/2016 House Committee on Appropriations Refer Amended to House Committee of the Whole
03/22/2016 House Committee on Judiciary Refer Unamended to Appropriations
03/02/2016 Introduced In House - Assigned to Judiciary