§ 162.15. Prohibited acts
Purdon's Pennsylvania Statutes and Consolidated StatutesTitle 10 P.S. Charities and Welfare
10 P.S. § 162.15
§ 162.15. Prohibited acts
(1) Operating in violation of, or failing to comply with, any of the requirements of this act, regulations of the department or an order of the secretary, or soliciting contributions after registration with the department has expired or has been suspended or revoked or soliciting contributions prior to the solicitation notice and contract having been approved by the department.
(3) Utilizing any representation that implies the contribution is for or on behalf of a charitable organization, or utilizing any emblem, device or printed matter belonging to or associated with a charitable organization without first being authorized in writing to do so by the charitable organization.
(5) Misrepresenting or misleading anyone in any manner to believe that the person on whose behalf a solicitation or charitable sales promotion is being conducted is a charitable organization or that the proceeds of such solicitation or charitable sales promotion will be used for charitable purposes when such is not the fact.
The official registration and financial information of (insert the legal name of the charity as registered with the department) may be obtained from the Pennsylvania Department of State by calling toll free, within Pennsylvania, 1 (800) 000-0000. Registration does not imply endorsement.
(10) With respect to solicitations by professional solicitors on behalf of law enforcement personnel, firefighters or other persons who protect the public safety, issuing, offering, giving, delivering or distributing any honorary membership cards, courtesy cards or similar cards, or any stickers, emblems, plates or other such items which could be used for display on a motor vehicle.
(12) Representing that any part of the contributions received will be given or donated to any other charitable organization unless such organization has consented to the use of its name prior to the solicitation. The written consent shall be signed by any two authorized officers, directors or trustees of the charitable organization.
(b) Criteria to determine unfairness.--In determining whether or not a practice is unfair, deceptive, fraudulent or misleading under this section, definitions, standards or interpretations relating thereto under the act of December 17, 1968 (P.L. 1224, No. 387), known as the Unfair Trade Practices and Consumer Protection Law, shall apply.
1990, Dec. 19, P.L. 1200, No. 202, § 15, effective in 60 days. Amended 1992, July 9, P.L. 436, No. 92, § 7.
10 P.S. § 162.15, PA ST 10 P.S. § 162.15
Current through 2020 Regular Session Act 140. Some statute sections may be more current, see credits for details.
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