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Rules Governing the Solicitation of Contributions [2 VAC 5 ‑ 610]
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Chapter Information
Description A regulation that clarifies the solicitation of contributions process by charitable organizations and professional solicitors through the establishment of uniform registration or exemption procedures, and requirements for basic information disclosure and submission of related financial statements.
State Authority Section 57-66 of the Code of Virginia
Federal Authority None entered
Exempt from APA No, changes to this chapter are subject to the Administrative Process Act and the standard executive branch review process.
Text of Regulation Link to Virginia Administrative Code
Goals of Regulation 1. The protection of the public's health, safety, and welfare with the least possible cost and intrusiveness to the citizens and businesses of the Commonwealth.

2. The prevention of solicitation fraud through registration requirements, public warnings of unregistered solicitations, investigation of fund-raising activities, and referral of violations to legal officials for prosecution.

3. The setting of specific information disclosure procedures for both charitable organizations and professional solicitors with respect to registration, identification, and submission of financial statements.

Contact Information
Name / Title: Michael Menefee  / Program Mgr, Charitable and Regulatory Programs
Address: P. O. Box 1163
Richmond, VA 23218
Email Address:
Telephone: (804)786-3983    FAX: (804)371-7479    TDD: (800)828-1120
Current Actions
Action Title Latest Stage Status
Removes references to the Office of Consumer Affairs, updates references to state agencies, etc. Final Final Adoption period is underway and will end on 11/4/2015.

Past Actions
Action Title Latest Stage Status
Charitable solicitations Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 8/1/2002.