MCL - Act 169 of 1975


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

The People of the State of Michigan enact:
Document Type Description
Section 400.271 Section Short title.
Section 400.272 Section Definitions.
Section 400.273 Section Charitable organization; registration; information to be included in registration statement; form; suspension of requirement to file registration statement; conditions.
Section 400.274 Section Copies of contracts and soliciting materials.
Section 400.275 Section Examination of registration statement; registration; exceptions; charge not required.
Section 400.276 Section Notice of change in information; report.
Section 400.277 Section Expiration of registration; renewal of registration statement and supporting information.
Section 400.278 Section Documents; books and records; inspection.
Section 400.279 Section Local, county, or area division supervised and controlled by superior or parent organization; registration; application statement; annual report.
Section 400.280 Section Rules.
Section 400.281 Section Designation of resident agent; service of process.
Section 400.282 Section Repealed. 2010, Act 377, Eff. Mar. 1, 2011.
Section 400.283 Section Exemptions from registration and reporting requirements.
Section 400.284 Section Repealed. 2010, Act 377, Eff. Mar. 30, 2011.
Section 400.285 Section Repealed. 1976, Act 368, Imd. Eff. Dec. 23, 1976.
Section 400.286 Section Noncompliance; imposition of conditions.
Section 400.287 Section Professional fund raiser; application for license; bond; renewal of license; registration or reregistration of professional solicitor.
Section 400.287a Section Suspension of license of professional fund raiser or registration of charitable organization or professional solicitor; imposition of conditions.
Section 400.288 Section Prohibited conduct; publishing names of contributors; identification.
Section 400.289 Section Owning or operating clothing donation box; requirements; exemption.
Section 400.290 Section Grounds for injunction, court order, or judgment; additional remedies; actions by attorney general; assurance of discontinuance.
Section 400.291 Section Investigation; order of appearance or production; service; contempt; oath or affirmation.
Section 400.292 Section Powers and duties of attorney general not restricted.
Section 400.293 Section Conduct constituting misdemeanor; penalty; presumption; civil action; prosecution.
Section 400.293a Section Persons subject to act.
Section 400.293b Section Authority of prosecuting attorney to prosecute person subject to act.
Section 400.294 Section Repeal of MCL 400.301 to 400.304.