Charitable Organizations Soliciting Contributions – Legislative Summary-2011
The 2011 Sixty-second Legislative Assembly adopted one bill that amended laws governing nonprofit organizations and charitable solicitation. The full text of each of the bill (HB 1315) is available for viewing on the Secretary of State’s website at www.nd.gov/sos. Click on the lobbying and legislative link in the left side menu and then scroll down to legislative acts. The respective bill is summarized below:
House Bill 1315 (effective August 1, 2011):
This bill amended subsection 1 of Section 50-22-04 of the North Dakota Century Code, which is the chapter pertaining to the registration and reporting required of charitable organizations soliciting contributions.
- The bill enables the Secretary of State to authorize a permanent extension for filing the annual charitable solicitation report and renewal for those organizations with a fiscal year ending within three months of the standard September 1 filing date. Upon receipt of a written request for an extension, the filing date then becomes a “standing” extension to apply to successive years until an alternate submission date is requested.
- The filing date cannot be extended beyond December 1 of any year.