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H.B. 252 Enrolled






Chief Sponsor: Wayne A. Harper

Senate Sponsor: Curtis S. Bramble

             8      LONG TITLE
             9      General Description:
             10          This bill provides for the creation of a certified local museum designation and provides
             11      for a discounted registration fee under Title 13, Chapter 22, Charitable Solicitations Act.
             12      Highlighted Provisions:
             13          This bill:
             14          .    requires the Office of Museum Services to create a certified local museum
             15      designation;
             16          .    provides a discounted fee under Title 13, Chapter 22, Charitable Solicitations Act,
             17      for a certified local museum; and
             18          .    makes technical changes.
             19      Monies Appropriated in this Bill:
             20          None
             21      Other Special Clauses:
             22          None
             23      Utah Code Sections Affected:
             24      AMENDS:
             25          9-6-603, as renumbered and amended by Laws of Utah 2006, Chapter 24
             26          13-22-6, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2004, Chapter 55
             28      Be it enacted by the Legislature of the state of Utah:
             29          Section 1. Section 9-6-603 is amended to read:

             30           9-6-603. Duties of office.
             31          The office shall:
             32          (1) recommend to the Museum Services Advisory Board:
             33          (a) policies regarding:
             34          (i) a grants program; and
             35          (ii) the equitable dissemination of office technical assistance; and
             36          (b) guidelines for determining eligibility for office grants;
             37          (2) advise state and local government agencies and employees regarding museum
             38      related issues, including museum capital development projects;
             39          (3) provide to Utah museums technical advice and information about sources of direct
             40      technical assistance;
             41          (4) assist and advise Utah museums in locating sources of training for their museum
             42      staff members;
             43          (5) develop and coordinate programs, workshops, seminars, and similar activities
             44      designed to provide training for staff members of Utah museums;
             45          (6) undertake scholarly research as necessary to understand the training needs of the
             46      museum community and to assess how those needs could best be met; [and]
             47          (7) administer a state Museum Grant Program to assist eligible Utah museums[.]; and
             48          (8) establish a program by January 1, 2009, by rule, creating a certified local museum
             49      designation, including any provisions necessary to ensure public confidence in charitable
             50      solicitation undertaken by a certified local museum.
             51          Section 2. Section 13-22-6 is amended to read:
             52           13-22-6. Application for registration.
             53          (1) An applicant for registration or renewal of registration as a charitable organization
             54      shall:
             55          (a) pay an application fee as determined under Section 63-38-3.2 ; and
             56          (b) submit an application on a form approved by the division which shall include:
             57          (i) the organization's name, address, telephone number, facsimile number, if any, and the

             58      names and addresses of any organizations or persons controlled by, controlling, or affiliated
             59      with the applicant;
             60          (ii) the specific legal nature of the organization, that is, whether it is an individual, joint
             61      venture, partnership, limited liability company, corporation, association, or other entity;
             62          (iii) the names and residence addresses of the officers and directors of the organization;
             63          (iv) the name and address of the registered agent for service of process and a consent to
             64      service of process;
             65          (v) the purpose of the solicitation and use of the contributions to be solicited;
             66          (vi) the method by which the solicitation will be conducted and the projected length of
             67      time it is to be conducted;
             68          (vii) the anticipated expenses of the solicitation, including all commissions, costs of
             69      collection, salaries, and any other items;
             70          (viii) a statement of what percentage of the contributions collected as a result of the
             71      solicitation are projected to remain available for application to the charitable purposes declared
             72      in the application, including a satisfactory statement of the factual basis for the projected
             73      percentage;
             74          (ix) a statement of total contributions collected or received by the organization within
             75      the calendar year immediately preceding the date of the application, including a description of
             76      the expenditures made from or the use made of the contributions;
             77          (x) a copy of any written agreements with any professional fund raiser involved with the
             78      solicitation;
             79          (xi) disclosure of any injunction, judgment, or administrative order or conviction of any
             80      crime involving moral turpitude with respect to any officer, director, manager, operator, or
             81      principal of the organization;
             82          (xii) a copy of all agreements to which the applicant is, or proposes to be, a party
             83      regarding the use of proceeds for the solicitation or fundraising;
             84          (xiii) a statement of whether or not the charity, or its parent foundation, will be using
             85      the services of a professional fund raiser or of a professional fund raising counsel or consultant;

             86          (xiv) if either the charity or its parent foundation will be using the services of a
             87      professional fund raiser or a professional fund raising counsel or consultant:
             88          (A) a copy of all agreements related to the services; and
             89          (B) an acknowledgment that fund raising in the state will not commence until both the
             90      charitable organization, its parent foundation, if any, and the professional fund raiser or
             91      professional fund raising counsel or consultant are registered and in compliance with this
             92      chapter; and
             93          (xv) any additional information the division may require by rule.
             94          (2) If any information contained in the application for registration becomes incorrect or
             95      incomplete, the applicant or registrant shall, within 30 days after the information becomes
             96      incorrect or incomplete, correct the application or file the complete information required by the
             97      division.
             98          (3) In addition to the registration fee, an organization failing to file a registration
             99      application or renewal by the due date or filing an incomplete registration application or renewal
             100      shall pay an additional fee of $25 for each month or part of a month after the date on which the
             101      registration application or renewal were due to be filed.
             102          (4) Notwithstanding Subsection (1), the registration fee for a certified local museum
             103      under Section 9-6-603 is 65% of the registration fee established under Subsection (1).

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