Pennsylvania Statutes Title 10 P.S. Charities and Welfare § 162.4. Powers and duties of secretary

The secretary shall have the following powers and duties to:

(1) Provide for and regulate the registration of charitable organizations, professional fundraising counselors and professional solicitors.

(2) Decide matters relating to the issuance, renewal, suspension or revocation of registrations.

(3) Promulgate, adopt and enforce the rules and regulations necessary to carry out this act.

(4) Promulgate regulations altering fees and fines established in this act sufficient to meet expenditures of the bureau.

(5) Take appropriate action to initiate any civil or criminal proceedings necessary to enforce this act, in accordance with the act of October 15, 1980 (P.L. 950, No. 164), known as the Commonwealth Attorneys Act.  1

(6) Conduct hearings and make adjudications.

(7) Keep a record showing the names and addresses of all registered charitable organizations, professional fundraising counsel and professional solicitors.

(8) Submit annually, on or before September 30, to the Governor, to the State Government Committees of the House of Representatives and Senate, as well as to interested parties, a report on the number of registered charities, the number of charities ordered to cease and desist solicitation, the number of charities contracting with professional solicitors and the compensation of professional solicitors for each solicitation campaign in relation to the funds raised and administrative costs.

(9) Delegate to a division director of his office such powers and duties under this act as he may deem appropriate.

(10) Exercise all other authority accorded to him by this act.

1 71 P.S. § 732-101 et seq.

FindLaw Codes are provided courtesy of Thomson Reuters Westlaw, the industry-leading online legal research system. For more detailed codes research information, including annotations and citations, please visit Westlaw.

FindLaw Codes may not reflect the most recent version of the law in your jurisdiction. Please verify the status of the code you are researching with the state legislature or via Westlaw before relying on it for your legal needs.

Copied to clipboard