Louisiana Revised Statutes Tit. 51, § 1901.1. Registration of professional solicitors;  fees;  bonds

A. Not less than ten days prior to doing business in this state, a professional solicitor shall register with the department by filing an application, application fee, and bond with the department as provided in this Section.

B. An application for registration or renewal of registration shall be in writing, shall be signed and sworn to by the principal officer of the professional solicitor, and shall be in the form prescribed by the department.

C. An application for registration or renewal of registration shall be accompanied by a fee of one hundred fifty dollars.  A professional solicitor which is a partnership or corporation may register for and pay a single fee on behalf of all its partners, officers, directors, and employees.

D. At the time of making application for registration and renewal of registration, any professional solicitor with custody or control of contributions made to a charitable organization shall file a department-approved bond with the state treasurer.  The applicant shall be the principal obligor and shall maintain the bond in effect as long as the registration is in effect.  The bond shall be for twenty-five thousand dollars or greater, as prescribed by the department, with one or more corporate sureties licensed to do business in this state whose liability in the aggregate at least equals the amount of the bond.  The bond shall run to the state for the use of the department and to any person who may have a cause of action against the obligor of the bond for any losses resulting from malfeasance, nonfeasance, or misfeasance in the conduct of solicitation activities.  A professional solicitor which is a partnership or corporation may file one twenty-five thousand dollar bond, or an amount specified by the department, on behalf of all its partners, officers, directors, and employees.  A professional solicitor who qualifies as a telephonic seller and is required to file a bond pursuant to R.S. 45:829 shall be exempt from the bonding requirements of this Subsection.

E. Each registration as a professional solicitor shall be valid for a period of one year and may be renewed for additional one-year periods as provided in this Section.  No person shall act as a professional solicitor after the expiration, suspension, or revocation of registration or renewal of registration.


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