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Subject 590-9-6 EXEMPTIONS FROM REGISTRATION

Rule 590-9-6-.01 Multi-Level Organizations

(1) National registration exemption. If a national organization is registered with the Secretary of State as a charitable organization, state and local affiliates of the national organization are not required to register separately with the Secretary of State.
(a) Financial and other reports relating to charitable contributions and solicitations required of the national entity shall be filed on a consolidated basis for the entire organization.
(b) Financial and other records relating to charitable contributions and solicitations of state and local affiliates which rely on this exemption shall be available to the Secretary of State for reasonable inspection .
(2) Local registration exemption. If all local organizations are registered with the Secretary of State as charitable organizations, state and national affiliates which do not directly solicit contributions in this state are not required to register separately with the Secretary of State. Financial and other records of state and national organizations which rely on this exemption shall be available to the Secretary of State for reasonable inspection.
(3) Local organizations which receive funds from a state or national organization registered with the Secretary of State as a charitable organization, and which do not directly solicit funds on their own, are not required to register as a charitable organization.

Rule 590-9-6-.02 Reserved

Rule 590-9-6-.03 Organizations Associated With Governmental Entities

A public instrumentality of a state or federal government is not required to register with the Secretary of State as a charitable organization. This exemption shall apply to advertising and royalty contracts for publications which result in a charitable contribution to the public government instrumentality, so long as such sales and solicitations are not made for the purpose of evading provisions of this Act.

Rule 590-9-6-.04 Publisher's Exemption

A person regularly engaged as a bona fide publisher, and not for the purpose of evading this Act, of a commercial newspaper, magazine or other publication, and who solicits advertisements and provides a percentage or fixed amount to a charitable organization, is not required to register with the Secretary of State as a paid solicitor or charitable organization.

Rule 590-9-6-.05 Applicability of Anti-Fraud Provisions

Any exemption from the registration provisions of the Act shall not exempt the charitable organization from the anti-fraud provisions of O.C.G.A. § 43-17-12 or any successor Charitable Solicitations Act.