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      RS 51:1903     


§1903.  Law enforcement solicitations; sanctioned organizations

A.(1)  The Louisiana State Police and each law enforcement entity which is a department of a parish or local governmental entity may designate one benevolent organization as its "sanctioned benevolent organization".  The designated benevolent organization must be the organization with the highest number of officers as members in that law enforcement entity.  The law enforcement entity must notify the consumer protection section of the Department of Justice of this designation.

(2)  Any such sanctioned benevolent organization may, in its solicitation, include the information that it is the sanctioned benevolent organization of its sponsoring law enforcement entity.

(3)  Any benevolent organization not so sanctioned must disclose at the outset of its solicitation, in addition to all other disclosures required under this Chapter, that it is not sanctioned by any law enforcement entity in the state of Louisiana.

B.  Any person soliciting donations, contributions, or payments for goods or services to organizations which expressly or impliedly hold themselves out to be law enforcement organizations, publications of law enforcement organizations, or promoters of activities to benefit law enforcement organizations or law enforcement officers must disclose the following at the outset of the solicitation:

(1)  The actual name of the caller and the city, town, or parish and state from which he is calling.

(2)  The exact name and principal business address of the soliciting organization or publication.

(3)  The total number of active or retired law enforcement personnel who are members of each beneficiary organization or subscribers, in the case of a publication, and the percentage of these who are Louisiana residents.

(4)  In the case of a publication, the total number of copies of the most recently published issue individually addressed and mailed to law enforcement officers.

(5)  In the case of a publication, no bill or invoice may be sent by the publication for the purchase of a subscription or advertising space unless the publication has received a signed order for each subscription or each advertising placement before the bill or invoice is sent.

Added by Acts 1981, No. 849, §1; Acts 1997, No. 333, §1.

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