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Sponsors: Reps. Henderson, Huggins, Ballentine and W.J. McLeod
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Introduced in the House on January 8, 2013
Introduced in the Senate on March 21, 2013
Last Amended on March 20, 2013
Currently residing in the Senate
Summary: Charitable funds act
HISTORY OF LEGISLATIVE ACTIONS
Date Body Action Description with journal page number ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 12/11/2012 House Prefiled 12/11/2012 House Referred to Committee on Education and Public Works 1/8/2013 House Introduced and read first time (House Journal-page 80) 1/8/2013 House Referred to Committee on Education and Public Works (House Journal-page 80) 2/7/2013 House Member(s) request name added as sponsor: Ballentine 3/11/2013 House Committee report: Favorable with amendment Education and Public Works (House Journal-page 2) 3/20/2013 House Member(s) request name added as sponsor: W.J.McLeod 3/20/2013 House Amended (House Journal-page 98) 3/20/2013 House Read second time (House Journal-page 98) 3/20/2013 House Roll call Yeas-108 Nays-0 (House Journal-page 101) 3/21/2013 House Read third time and sent to Senate (House Journal-page 24) 3/21/2013 Senate Introduced and read first time (Senate Journal-page 12) 3/21/2013 Senate Referred to Committee on Judiciary (Senate Journal-page 12) 4/17/2013 Senate Committee report: Favorable Judiciary (Senate Journal-page 15)
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VERSIONS OF THIS BILL
Indicates Matter Stricken
Indicates New Matter
April 17, 2013
Introduced by Reps. Henderson, Huggins, Ballentine and W.J. McLeod
S. Printed 4/17/13--S.
Read the first time March 21, 2013.
To whom was referred a Bill (H. 3091) to amend Section 33-56-55, Code of Laws of South Carolina, 1976, relating to parent-teacher associations and local chambers of commerce being exempt from, etc., respectfully
That they have duly and carefully considered the same and recommend that the same do pass:
LUKE A. RANKIN for Committee.
EXPLANATION OF IMPACT:
Secretary of State's Office
The office reports this bill would create an estimated cost to other funds of $4,250 as a result of exempting 85 school districts from filing registration statements. The office reports this cost could be absorbed within the agency's current level of funding.
Office of State Budget
TO AMEND SECTION 33-56-55, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO PARENT-TEACHER ASSOCIATIONS AND LOCAL CHAMBERS OF COMMERCE BEING EXEMPT FROM THE PROVISIONS OF THE SOLICITATION OF CHARITABLE FUNDS ACT UNDER CERTAIN CONDITIONS, SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT THESE PROVISIONS ALSO DO NOT APPLY TO AN ATHLETIC, BAND, OR OTHER EXTRACURRICULAR ACTIVITY BOOSTER CLUB OR ORGANIZATION AFFILIATED WITH A K-12 SCHOOL IF THE ORGANIZATION IS A 501(c)(3) TAX-EXEMPT ENTITY PROPERTY FILING ALL FEDERAL AND STATE REPORTING FORMS REQUIRED OF THESE ORGANIZATIONS, INCLUDING FORM 990.
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina:
SECTION 1. Section 33-56-50 of the 1976 Code, as last amended by Act 69 of 2007, is further amended to read:
"Section 33-56-50. (A) The following are not required to file registration statements with the Secretary of State if their fundraising activities are not conducted by professional solicitors, professional fundraising counsel, or commercial co-venturers: (1) an educational institution which solicits contributions from only its students and their families, alumni, faculty, friends, and other constituencies, trustees, corporations, foundations, and individuals who are interested in and supportive of the programs of the institution;
(2) a person requesting contributions for the relief of an individual specified by name at the time of the solicitation when all of the contributions collected, without deductions of any kind, are turned over to the named beneficiary for his use, as long as the person soliciting the contributions is not a named beneficiary;
(3) a charitable organization which (a) does not intend to solicit or receive contributions from the public in excess of twenty thousand dollars in a calendar year and (b) has received a letter of tax exemption from the Internal Revenue Service, if all functions, including fundraising activities, of the organization exempted pursuant to this item are conducted by persons who are compensated no more than five hundred dollars in a year for their services and no part of their assets or income inures to the benefit of or is paid to an officer or a member. If the contributions raised from the public, whether or not the contributions are actually received by a charitable organization during any calendar year, are in excess of these amounts, within thirty days after the date the contributions exceed these amounts, the organization
must shall register with and report to the Secretary of State as required by this chapter;
(4) an organization which solicits exclusively from its membership, including a utility cooperative;
(5) a veterans' organization which has a congressional charter; and
(6) the State, its political subdivisions, and an agency or a department of the State which are subject to the disclosure provisions of the Freedom of Information Act.
A charitable organization that does not intend to solicit or receive contributions from the public in excess of seven thousand five hundred dollars during a calendar year is not required to file registration statements with the Secretary of State without regard to the fact that their fundraising activities are or are not conducted by professional solicitors, professional fundraising counsel, or commercial co-venturers. The following are not required to file registration statements with the Secretary of State regardless of whether or not their fundraising activities are conducted by professional solicitors, professional fundraising counsel, or commercial co-venturers:
(1) a public school district located in this State and any K-12 or pre-kindergarten public school located within the public school district. For purposes of this chapter, the term 'public school' includes any student organization within the school that does not maintain separate financial accounts or a separate Federal Employer's Identification Number (EIN) from the school and whose fundraising revenues are deposited in the school's student activity fund; and
(2) a charitable organization that does not intend to solicit or receive contributions from the public in excess of seven thousand five hundred dollars during a calendar year. If the contributions raised from the public, whether or not the contributions are actually received by a charitable organization during any calendar year, are in excess of these amounts, the organization shall register with and report to the Secretary of State as required by this chapter within thirty days after the date the contributions exceed these amounts.
(C) A charitable organization claiming to be exempt from the registration provisions of this chapter and which solicits charitable contributions
must shall submit annually to the Secretary of State, on forms prescribed by the Secretary of State, the name, address, and purpose of the organization and a statement setting forth the reason for the claim for exemption. If appropriate, the Secretary of State or his appropriate division shall issue a letter of exemption that may be exhibited to the public. A filing fee is not required of an exempt organization.
(D) A professional solicitor, professional fundraising counsel, or commercial co-venturer conducting fundraising activities on behalf of an exempt organization shall comply with the registration and filing requirements of this chapter."
SECTION 2. This act takes effect upon approval by the Governor.
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