HB17-1158 - Charitable Solicitations Regulation

Passed/Signed into Law
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 donations in Colorado, and an organization may not continue to solicit if it fails to renew its registration. The bill also requires an organization to update information in its registration within 30 days after any change.

Sections 1 to 3 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, Inc.

Section 4 authorizes the secretary of state to promulgate rules providing for the withdrawal of an active registration by a charitable organization, professional fundraising consultant, or paid solicitor.

Section 5 changes the time limit for a request for a hearing on the denial, suspension, or revocation of a registration from 5 days after receipt of notice of the action by the secretary of state to 30 days after the date of the notice.

Section 6 deletes the requirement that an organization designate a registered agent for service of process and notices and substitutes a requirement that the organization provide an address of record. If no alternative address is provided, the address of the organization's principal place of business is its address of record.

Section 7 specifies that if an organization fails to file its actual financial report to replace estimated financial reports, the organization is subject to statutory fines. Notice of the failure to file is deemed received if mailed twice to the organization's address of record and, if the organization has given the secretary of state an email address, sent twice to that email address. Section 7 also limits the penalties that can be assessed against a charitable organization that fails to both renew its registration and timely file a financial report in the same year.

Section 8 makes the bill effective October 1, 2018.
(Note: This summary applies to the reengrossed version of this bill as introduced in the second house.)


Latest update: April 28, 2017
04/28/2017 - Governor Signed
04/27/2017 - Sent to the Governor
04/27/2017 - Signed by the President of the Senate
04/26/2017 - Signed by the Speaker of the House
04/18/2017 - Senate Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
04/17/2017 - Senate Third Reading Laid Over Daily - No Amendments
04/13/2017 - Senate Second Reading Passed - No Amendments
04/11/2017 - Senate Committee on Appropriations Refer Unamended to Senate Committee of the Whole
03/22/2017 - Senate Committee on State, Veterans, & Military Affairs Refer Unamended to Appropriations
03/17/2017 - Introduced In Senate - Assigned to State, Veterans, & Military Affairs
03/13/2017 - House Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
03/10/2017 - House Second Reading Passed with Amendments - Committee
03/08/2017 - House Committee on Appropriations Refer Amended to House Committee of the Whole
02/23/2017 - House Committee on State, Veterans, & Military Affairs Refer Amended to Appropriations
02/06/2017 - Introduced In House - Assigned to State, Veterans, & Military Affairs