North Carolina Statutes

Chapter 131F Solicitation of Contributions

Article 1 - General Provisions.

  • § 131F-1   Purpose
    The General Assembly recognizes the right of persons or organizations to conduct solicitation activities. It is the intent of the General Assembly to protect the...
  • § 131F-2   Definitions
    The following definitions apply in this Chapter: (1) "Association" means any voluntary statewide organization of persons for common ends especially as in an organized group...
  • § 131F-3   Exemptions
    The following are exempt from the provisions of this Chapter: (1) Any person who solicits charitable contributions for a religious institution. (2) Solicitation of charitable...
  • § 131F-4   Reserved for future codification purposes

Article 2 - Charitable Organizations and Sponsors.

Article 3 - Fund-Raising Consultants, Solicitors, and Coventurers.

Article 4 - Prohibited Acts and Enforcement.

  • § 131F-20   Prohibited acts
    It is unlawful for any person to: (1) Violate or fail to comply with the requirements of this Chapter. (2) Act as a fund‑raising consultant...
  • § 131F-21   Violation as deceptive or unfair trade practice
    Any person who commits an act or practice that violates any provision of this Chapter engages in an unfair trade practice in violation of G.S....
  • § 131F-22   Criminal penalties
    Except as otherwise provided in this Chapter and in addition to any administrative or civil penalties, any person who willfully and knowingly violates a provision...
  • § 131F-23   Enforcement
    (a) Investigation. The Department may conduct an investigation of any person whenever there is an allegation or appearance, either upon complaint or otherwise, that a...
  • § 131F-24   Civil remedies and enforcement
    (a) Civil Remedies. In addition to other remedies authorized by law, the Attorney General may bring a civil action in superior court to enforce this...
  • § 131F-25 through 131F-29   Reserved for future codification purposes

Article 5 - Miscellaneous.

  • § 131F-30   Public information; annual report
    (a) Public Information Program. The Department shall develop a public information program to further the purposes of this Chapter. The purpose of the program is...
  • § 131F-31   Contributions solicited for, or accepted by or on behalf of, a named individual
    (a) Trust Account Required. Contributions solicited for, or accepted by or on behalf of, a named individual shall be deposited in a trust account opened...
  • § 131F-32   Records
    Each charitable organization, sponsor, fund‑raising consultant, and solicitor shall keep, for a period of at least three years, true and accurate records as to their...
  • § 131F-33   Rule-making authority
    The Department shall have the authority to adopt rules necessary for the implementation of this Chapter or to prevent false or deceptive statements or conduct...