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AB-2077 Charitable organizations: enforcement.(2013-2014)

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Assembly Bill No. 2077
CHAPTER 465

An act to amend Section 12587.1 of the Government Code, relating to charitable organizations.

[ Approved by Governor  September 19, 2014. Filed with Secretary of State  September 19, 2014. ]

LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL'S DIGEST


AB 2077, Allen. Charitable organizations: enforcement.
The Supervision of Trustees and Fundraisers for Charitable Purposes Act governs charitable corporations, unincorporated associations trustees, commercial fundraisers, fundraising counsel, commercial coventurers, and other legal entities who hold or solicit property for charitable purposes over which the Attorney General has enforcement and supervisory powers. That act requires those legal entities to register, and file specified reports, with the Attorney General’s Registry of Charitable Trusts, as provided.
The act establishes the Registry of Charitable Trusts Fund in the State Treasury, which is administered by the Department of Justice. The act requires, among other specified fees, all registration fees paid to the Department of Justice pursuant to the act to be deposited in the fund, and requires those moneys to be used by the Attorney General, upon appropriation by the Legislature, among other specified purposes, to operate and maintain the Attorney General’s Registry of Charitable Trusts.
This bill would additionally require moneys in the fund, upon appropriation by the Legislature, to be used by the Attorney General to enforce the registration and reporting provisions of the act.
Vote: MAJORITY   Appropriation: NO   Fiscal Committee: YES   Local Program: NO  

The people of the State of California do enact as follows:


SECTION 1.

 Section 12587.1 of the Government Code is amended to read:

12587.1.
 (a) The Registry of Charitable Trusts Fund is hereby established in the State Treasury, to be administered by the Department of Justice.
(b) Notwithstanding any other provision of law, all registration fees, registration renewal fees, and late fees or other fees paid to the Department of Justice pursuant to this article, Section 2850 of the Probate Code, or Section 320.5 of the Penal Code, shall be deposited in the Registry of Charitable Trusts Fund.
(c) Moneys in the fund, upon appropriation by the Legislature, shall be used by the Attorney General to operate and maintain the Attorney General’s Registry of Charitable Trusts and Registry of Conservators, Guardians, and Trustees, and provide public access via the Internet to reports filed with the Attorney General.
(d) Moneys in the fund, upon appropriation by the Legislature, shall be used by the Attorney General to enforce the registration and reporting provisions.