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      RS 51:1909.11     



§1909.11. Charitable organizations; requirements

            A. Absent the showing of a compelling state interest, no state agency or state official shall impose any additional annual filing or reporting requirements by rule or policy on a charitable organization that are more restrictive than the specific requirements for charitable organizations under federal or state law.

            B. Notwithstanding any other provisions of law to the contrary, any such filing or reporting requirement that is more restrictive may be reviewed by the Senate Committee on Commerce, Consumer Protection and International Affairs and the House Committee on Commerce.

            C. The provisions of Subsection A of this Section shall not apply to the state's direct spending programs including state grants and state contracts, nor to fraud investigations, and shall not restrict enforcement actions against a specific nonprofit organization.

            D. For the purposes of this Chapter, "charitable organization" means a person who is or holds himself out to be a benevolent, civic, recreational, educational, voluntary, health, law enforcement, social service, philanthropic, fraternal, humane, patriotic, religious, or eleemosynary organization.

            Acts 2022, No. 262, §1, eff. June 3, 2022.

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