Tennessee Code Title 48. Corporations and Associations § 48-101-503

(a) The secretary of state may review registrations and enforce registration requirements for charitable organizations, professional fund raising counsel, and professional solicitors.

(b) The secretary of state shall prescribe a uniform system of accounting to determine “fund-raising costs” and “gross contributions” and may adopt rules and regulations to carry out the provisions of this part.  Rules and regulations shall be adopted in accordance with the Uniform Administrative Procedures Act, compiled in title 4, chapter 5.  The secretary of state is authorized to promulgate rules and regulations as the secretary of state may deem necessary to effectuate the purposes of Acts 1989, ch. 285.  All such rules and regulations shall be promulgated in accordance with the provisions of the Uniform Administrative Procedures Act, compiled in title 4, chapter 5.

(c) The secretary of state shall make such individual investigations of all applicants for registration and of any violations of this part as the secretary of state may deem necessary and impose authorized and appropriate sanctions.


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