☰ Revisor of Missouri

Title XXVI TRADE AND COMMERCE

Chapter 407

Effective - 01 May 1986, see footnote bottom

  407.462.  Registration and reports, required of soliciting organization, fee — form — exceptions. — 1.  No charitable organization shall solicit funds in this state, nor employ a professional fund-raiser to solicit funds in this state, for any charitable purpose, unless it has filed with the office of the attorney general an initial registration, which shall be sworn to under oath and shall be in the form and manner prescribed by the attorney general, except that charitable organizations in existence and soliciting on May 1, 1986, may file such initial registration within one year of May 1, 1986.  All initial registrations, and amendments thereto, shall be accompanied by a filing fee of fifteen dollars unless the attorney general, by rule, establishes a different filing fee.  Amendments to initial registrations shall be filed as prescribed by the attorney general.

  2.  In addition to the documents required by subsection 1 of this section, every charitable organization shall, within seventy-five days of the close each of its fiscal years ending after the date on which the charitable organization files its initial registration under subsection 1 of this section, file an annual report.  Each annual report shall be sworn to under oath, and shall be in the form and shall be filed in the manner prescribed by the attorney general.  Each annual report shall be accompanied by a filing fee of fifteen dollars unless the attorney general, by rule, establishes a different filing fee.  The provisions of this subsection shall not apply to:

  (1)  Any charitable organization which receives an allocation of money from an incorporated community chest or united fund, provided such community chest or united fund is complying with all provisions of this section relating to the filing of registrations, amendments to registrations and annual reports;

  (2)  Any charitable organization which does not actually raise or receive contributions in cash, goods or services valued in excess of the dollar amount established by the attorney general by rule, which amount shall not be less than ten thousand dollars, during the twelve-month period immediately preceding the date on which its annual report would otherwise be due under this subsection; or

  (3)  Any charitable organization which is a local affiliate of a statewide or national charitable organization if all local fund-raising expenses are paid by the statewide or national organization and the statewide or national organization files the annual report required by this subsection.

  3.  All fees collected pursuant to this section shall be credited to and deposited in the merchandising practices revolving fund.

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(L. 1986 S.B. 685)

Effective 5-01-86


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