CHAPTER 419d

SOLICITATION OF CHARITABLE FUNDS ACT

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Sec. 21a-190l. Denial, suspension, revocation of registration. Court-ordered relief. Penalties.


Sec. 21a-190l. Denial, suspension, revocation of registration. Court-ordered relief. Penalties. (a) The commissioner may deny, suspend or revoke the registration of any charitable organization, fund-raising counsel or paid solicitor which has violated any provision of this section and sections 21a-190a to 21a-190k, inclusive.

(b) The Attorney General, at the request of the commissioner, may apply to the Superior Court for, and the court may grant, a temporary injunction or a permanent injunction to restrain violations of this section and sections 21a-190a to 21a-190k, inclusive, the appointment of a receiver, an order of restitution, an accounting and such other relief as may be appropriate to ensure the due application of charitable funds. Proceedings thereon shall be brought in the name of the state.

(c) Any person who knowingly violates any provision of this section and sections 21a-190a to 21a-190k, inclusive, shall be fined not more than five thousand dollars or imprisoned not more than one year, or both.

(d) In any action brought under subsection (b) of this section, if the court finds that a person has wilfully engaged in conduct prohibited by section 21a-190h, the Attorney General, upon petition to the court, may recover, on behalf of the state, a civil penalty of not more than two thousand five hundred dollars for each violation. For purposes of this subsection, a wilful violation occurs when the party committing the violation knew or should have known that such conduct was prohibited by section 21a-190h.

(P.A. 86-369, S. 12; P.A. 00-217, S. 3; P.A. 01-195, S. 91, 181; P.A. 14-127, S. 2; P.A. 21-37, S. 11.)

History: P.A. 00-217 amended Subsec. (c) by inserting “knowingly” and changing fine from $1,000 to $5,000 and added Subsec. (d) re civil penalty for wilful violation; P.A. 01-195 made a technical change in Subsec. (a) for the purposes of gender neutrality, effective July 11, 2001; P.A. 14-127 amended Subsec. (a) to delete “not material” and make a technical change, effective July 1, 2014; P.A. 21-37 made technical changes in Subsecs. (a) to (c) and amended Subsec. (a) to delete provision re authorization for commissioner for acceptance of written assurance of compliance, effective June 4, 2021.