(a) Each contract between a charitable organization and a fund-raising counsel shall be in writing and shall be filed by the fund-raising counsel with the department at least fifteen days prior to the performance by the fund-raising counsel of any material services pursuant to such contract. Each contract shall be filed in a form prescribed by the commissioner. The contract shall contain such information as will enable the department to identify the services the fund-raising counsel is to provide and the manner of his compensation.
(b) A fund-raising counsel who at any time has custody or control of contributions from a solicitation shall register with the department. Applications for registration or renewal of a registration as a fund-raising counsel shall be in a form prescribed by the commissioner and shall be accompanied by a fee in the amount of one hundred twenty dollars. Each fund-raising counsel shall certify that such application or report is true and correct to the best of the fund-raising counsel's knowledge. Each application shall contain such information as the department shall require. Each registration shall be valid for one year and may be renewed for additional one-year periods. An applicant for registration or for a renewal of registration as a fund-raising counsel shall, at the time of making such application, file with and have approved by the department a bond in a form prescribed by the commissioner, in which the applicant shall be the principal obligor in the sum of twenty thousand dollars, with one or more responsible sureties whose liability in the aggregate as such sureties shall be no less than such sum. The fund-raising counsel shall maintain the bond in effect as long as the registration is in effect. The bond shall run to the state and to any person who may have a cause of action against the principal obligor of the bond for any liabilities resulting from the obligor's conduct of any activities subject to sections 21a-190a to 21a-190l , inclusive, or arising out of a violation of said sections or any regulation adopted pursuant to said sections. Any such fund-raising counsel shall account to the charitable organization with which he has contracted for all income received and expenses paid no later than ninety days after a solicitation campaign has been completed, and in the case of a solicitation campaign lasting more than one year, on the anniversary of the commencement of such campaign. Such accounting shall be in writing, shall be retained by the charitable organization for three years and shall be available to the department upon request.
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