New Jersey Statutes Title 45. Professions and Occupations 45 § 17A-31

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a. Every charitable organization, unless exempted pursuant to subsection a. or b. of section 9 of this act,  1 and every fund raising counsel, independent paid fund raiser and commercial co-venturer subject to the provisions of this act shall keep complete and accurate records of its activities in this State as may be required by this act, in such form as will enable them to accurately provide the information required by this act or regulations promulgated under the authority of this act.  The records shall be made available upon demand by the Attorney General.  Where such records include the names, addresses and telephone numbers of contributors and amounts contributed by them and home addresses and home telephone numbers of any of the organization's officers, directors, trustees, employees or vendors required to provide such information pursuant to paragraph (5) of subsection b. of section 7 of this act,  2 this information shall not be considered a matter of public record and shall not be made available for public inspection, shall not be used for a purpose inconsistent with this act, and shall be removed from the record in the custody of the Attorney General at such time that such information is no longer necessary for the enforcement of this act.  The records shall be maintained for a period of at least three years after the end of the period of time to which they relate.

b. In addition to subsection a. of this section, every fund raising counsel or independent paid fund raiser subject to subsection g. of section 10 of this act   3 shall maintain during each solicitation campaign and for not less than three years after its completion, the following records:

(1) A record of all contributions, including the name and address of each contributor and the date and amount of the contribution, except that record keeping with regard to donations of goods and personal property shall be limited to the dollar value received by or accruing to the charitable organization and shall be determined by regulation;

(2) The name, location and account number of each bank or other financial institution in which the fund raising counsel or independent paid fund raiser has deposited revenue from the solicitation campaign;  and

(3) Any other information as may be prescribed by rules adopted by the Attorney General.

c. In addition to subsections a. and b. of this section, a fund raising counsel or independent paid fund raiser subject to subsection g. of section 10 of this act shall also maintain during each solicitation campaign, and for not less than three years after the completion of such campaign, the following records, which shall be available for inspection upon demand by the Attorney General:

(1) The name, home address and telephone number of each employee, solicitor or other person involved in the solicitation;

(2) Records of all revenue received and expenses incurred in the course of the solicitation campaign;  and

(3) Records of the name, address and telephone number of each contributor donating tickets and the number of tickets donated, and of the name, address and telephone number of each organization receiving donated tickets for use by others, including the number of tickets for use by others, if an independent paid fund raiser sells tickets to an event and represents that tickets will be donated for use by another.

d. A fund raising counsel or independent paid fund raiser who performs services for a charitable organization exempt pursuant to section 9 of this act shall nonetheless be subject to the requirements of this section.

e. Any material change in any information filed with the Attorney General pursuant to this act shall be reported in writing to the Attorney General within 10 business days of the change.

1  N.J.S.A. § 45:17A-26.
2  N.J.S.A. § 45:17A-24.
3  N.J.S.A. § 45:17A-27.

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