(a) A veterans organization solicitor may not solicit on behalf of a veterans organization in a county other than a county that the veterans organization serves unless the solicitor discloses to the person being solicited the county or counties actually served by the organization.
(b) A contribution or membership fee solicited at a person’s residence in person or by telephone may not be collected except through the United States mail or parcel post courier.
Terms Used In Texas Occupations Code 1804.153
- Person: includes corporation, organization, government or governmental subdivision or agency, business trust, estate, trust, partnership, association, and any other legal entity. See Texas Government Code 311.005
- United States: includes a department, bureau, or other agency of the United States of America. See Texas Government Code 311.005
(c) A veterans organization solicitor may not make a materially false or misleading statement of fact during a solicitation that would lead a responsible person to believe that proceeds of the solicitation are being used or will be used for a purpose other than the purpose for which the proceeds are actually used.
(d) A veterans organization solicitor or a veterans organization may not make a material misrepresentation in a registration statement.
(e) For purposes of Subsection (d), overstating the number of veterans who are members of the veterans organization by more than three percent of the organization’s total membership is a material misrepresentation.