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HB 14-1206 Modify the Charitable Solicitations Act

Aug 1, 2014

The Secretary of State’s office proposed HB 14-1206 to clarify the law regarding the Secretary’s authority for fines and rulemaking under CCSA and ensure all persons involved in soliciting contributions on behalf of charities are registered. These changes will help strengthen public confidence in charities.

Sponsored by Rep. Kathleen Conti (R-Littleton) and Sen. Jessie Ulibarri (D-Commerce City), 1206 made the following changes to CCSA:
• Prohibited a charity from allowing a person to solicit contributions on its behalf unless that person complies with CCSA requirements.
• Required each charity, paid solicitor, and professional fundraising consultant registered under CCSA to maintain a registered agent to receive notices of renewal deadlines, late fees, and other important updates.
• Clarified existing provisions regarding fees and fines by moving them into one section.
• Currently, a paid solicitor must file a solicitation notice at least fifteen days prior to conducting a solicitation campaign, HB 14-1206 clarified that the fee may be assessed at the time the notice is filed late rather than after the fac