§ 171-A Definitions
§ 172 Registration of Charitable Organizations
§ 172-A Certain Persons Exempted
§ 172-B Reports by Registered Charitable Organizations; Registration to Be Cancelled for Failure to File
§ 172-C Non-Resident Charitable Organizations; Designation of Secretary of State as Agent for Service of Process; Service of Process
§ 172-D Prohibited Activity
§ 172-E Disclosure of Certain Donations by Charitable Non-Profit Entities
§ 172-F Disclosure of Certain Activities by Non-Charitable Non-Profit Entities
§ 173 Professional Fund-Raisers, Commercial Co-Venturers and Fund Raising Counsel
§ 173-A Contracts of Professional Fund Raisers, Fund Raising Counsel and Commercial Co-Venturers; Closing Statements; Final Accountings
§ 173-B Professional Solicitor
§ 173-C Non-Resident Professional Fund Raisers, Fund Raising Counsel, Professional Solicitors and Commercial Co-Venturers; Designation of Secretary of State a
§ 174 Solicitation by Unregistered Charitable Organizations, Professional Fund-Raisers or Commercial Co-Venturers a Fraud Upon the People of the State
§ 174-A Contracts With Charitable Organizations
§ 174-B Solicitation
§ 174-C Sales Advertised to Benefit a Charitable Organization
§ 174-D Unauthorized Use of Names When Soliciting or Collecting Contributions
§ 175 Enforcement by Attorney General
§ 175-A Application of Article
§ 175-B Municipal Option
§ 176 Advisory Council
§ 177 Administration and Enforcement by Attorney General

Terms Used In New York Laws > Executive > Article 7-A

  • Adjourn: A motion to adjourn a legislative chamber or a committee, if passed, ends that day's session.
  • Allegation: something that someone says happened.
  • Answer: The formal written statement by a defendant responding to a civil complaint and setting forth the grounds for defense.
  • Appeal: A request made after a trial, asking another court (usually the court of appeals) to decide whether the trial was conducted properly. To make such a request is "to appeal" or "to take an appeal." One who appeals is called the appellant.
  • Assets: (1) The property comprising the estate of a deceased person, or (2) the property in a trust account.
  • Beneficiary: A person who is entitled to receive the benefits or proceeds of a will, trust, insurance policy, retirement plan, annuity, or other contract. Source: OCC
  • Charity: An agency, institution, or organization in existence and operating for the benefit of an indefinite number of persons and conducted for educational, religious, scientific, medical, or other beneficent purposes.
  • Complaint: A written statement by the plaintiff stating the wrongs allegedly committed by the defendant.
  • Contract: A legal written agreement that becomes binding when signed.
  • Conviction: A judgement of guilt against a criminal defendant.
  • Damages: Money paid by defendants to successful plaintiffs in civil cases to compensate the plaintiffs for their injuries.
  • Deed: The legal instrument used to transfer title in real property from one person to another.
  • Donor: The person who makes a gift.
  • Evidence: Information presented in testimony or in documents that is used to persuade the fact finder (judge or jury) to decide the case for one side or the other.
  • Fair market value: The price at which an asset would change hands in a transaction between a willing, informed buyer and a willing, informed seller.
  • Felony: A crime carrying a penalty of more than a year in prison.
  • Fiscal year: The fiscal year is the accounting period for the government. For the federal government, this begins on October 1 and ends on September 30. The fiscal year is designated by the calendar year in which it ends; for example, fiscal year 2006 begins on October 1, 2005 and ends on September 30, 2006.
  • Fraud: Intentional deception resulting in injury to another.
  • Gift: A voluntary transfer or conveyance of property without consideration, or for less than full and adequate consideration based on fair market value.
  • Injunction: An order of the court prohibiting (or compelling) the performance of a specific act to prevent irreparable damage or injury.
  • Interest rate: The amount paid by a borrower to a lender in exchange for the use of the lender's money for a certain period of time. Interest is paid on loans or on debt instruments, such as notes or bonds, either at regular intervals or as part of a lump sum payment when the issue matures. Source: OCC
  • Jurisdiction: (1) The legal authority of a court to hear and decide a case. Concurrent jurisdiction exists when two courts have simultaneous responsibility for the same case. (2) The geographic area over which the court has authority to decide cases.
  • Lien: A claim against real or personal property in satisfaction of a debt.
  • Misdemeanor: Usually a petty offense, a less serious crime than a felony, punishable by less than a year of confinement.
  • Oath: A promise to tell the truth.
  • Partnership: A voluntary contract between two or more persons to pool some or all of their assets into a business, with the agreement that there will be a proportional sharing of profits and losses.
  • Real property: Land, and all immovable fixtures erected on, growing on, or affixed to the land.
  • Remainder: An interest in property that takes effect in the future at a specified time or after the occurrence of some event, such as the death of a life tenant.
  • Restitution: The court-ordered payment of money by the defendant to the victim for damages caused by the criminal action.
  • Settlement: Parties to a lawsuit resolve their difference without having a trial. Settlements often involve the payment of compensation by one party in satisfaction of the other party's claims.
  • solicitation: shall be deemed to have taken place whether or not a contribution is made. See N.Y. Executive Law 171-A
  • solicitation of contributions: includes any advertising which represents that the purchase or use of goods, services, entertainment or any other thing of value will benefit a charitable organization. See N.Y. Executive Law 171-A
  • Subpoena: A command to a witness to appear and give testimony.
  • Summons: Another word for subpoena used by the criminal justice system.
  • Testimony: Evidence presented orally by witnesses during trials or before grand juries.
  • Tort: A civil wrong or breach of a duty to another person, as outlined by law. A very common tort is negligent operation of a motor vehicle that results in property damage and personal injury in an automobile accident.
  • Trustee: A person or institution holding and administering property in trust.
  • Uniform Commercial Code: A set of statutes enacted by the various states to provide consistency among the states' commercial laws. It includes negotiable instruments, sales, stock transfers, trust and warehouse receipts, and bills of lading. Source: OCC
  • Venue: The geographical location in which a case is tried.