§ 17. In any solicitation to the public for a charitable organization by a professional
fund raiser or professional solicitor:
(a) The public member shall be promptly informed by statement in verbal communications
and by clear and unambiguous disclosure in written materials that the solicitation
is being made by a paid professional fund raiser. The fund raiser, solicitor, and materials used shall also provide the professional
fund raiser's name and a statement that contracts and reports regarding the charity
are on file with the Illinois Attorney General and additionally, in verbal communications,
the solicitor's true name must be provided.
(b) If the professional fund raiser employs or uses a contract which provides that
it will be paid or retain a certain percentage of the gross amount of each contribution
or shall be paid an hourly rate for solicitation, or the contract provides the charity
will receive a fixed amount or a fixed percentage of each contribution, the professional
fund raiser and person soliciting shall disclose to persons being solicited the percentage
amount retained or hourly rate paid to the professional fund raiser and solicitor
pursuant to the contract, and the amount or the percentage to be received by the charitable
organization from each contribution, if such disclosure is requested by the person
(c) Any person, professional fund raiser, or professional solicitor soliciting charitable
contributions from the public on behalf of a public safety personnel organization
shall not misrepresent that he or she is in fact a law enforcement person, firefighter,
or member of the organization for whom the contributions are being raised, and, if
requested by the person solicited, he or she shall promptly provide his or her actual
name, the exact legal name of the organization with which he or she is employed and
its correct address, as well as the exact name of the charitable organization.
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