(225 ILCS 460/3)
(from Ch. 23, par. 5103)
(a) Upon initial filing of a registration statement pursuant
to Section 2 of this Act and notification by the Attorney General of his
determination that the organizational purposes or circumstances specified
paragraph for exemption are actual and genuine, the following entities
shall be exempt from all the report filing provisions
of this Act,
except for the requirements set forth in Section 2 of this Act:
1. A corporation sole or other religious
corporation, trust or organization incorporated or established for religious purposes, nor to any agency or organization incorporated or established for charitable, hospital or educational purposes and engaged in effectuating one or more of such purposes, that is affiliated with, operated by, or supervised or controlled by a corporation sole or other religious corporation, trust or organization incorporated or established for religious purposes, nor to other religious agencies or organizations which serve religion by the preservation of religious rights and freedom from persecution or prejudice or by fostering religion, including the moral and ethical aspects of a particular religious faith.
2. Any charitable organization which does not intend
to solicit and receive and does not actually receive contributions in excess of $15,000 during any 12 month period ending December 31 of any year. However, if the gross contributions received by such charitable organization during any 12 month period ending December 31 of any year shall be in excess of $15,000, it shall file reports as required under this Act and the provisions of this Act shall apply.
(b) The following persons shall not be required to register with the
1. The University of Illinois, Southern Illinois
University, Eastern Illinois University, Illinois State Normal University, Northern Illinois University, Western Illinois University, all educational institutions that are recognized by the State Board of Education or that are accredited by a regional accrediting association or by an organization affiliated with the National Commission on Accrediting, any foundation having an established identity with any of the aforementioned educational institutions, any other educational institution confining its solicitation of contributions to its student body, alumni, faculty and trustees, and their families, or a library established under the laws of this State, provided that the annual financial report of such institution or library shall be filed with the State Board of Education, Governor, Illinois State Library, County Library Board or County Board, as provided by law.
2. Fraternal, patriotic, social, educational, alumni
organizations and historical societies when solicitation of contributions is confined to their membership. This exemption shall be extended to any subsidiary of a parent or superior organization exempted by Sub-paragraph 2 of Paragraph (b) of Section 3 of this Act where such solicitation is confined to the membership of the subsidiary, parent or superior organization.
3. Persons requesting any contributions for the
relief or benefit of any individual, specified by name at the time of the solicitation, if the contributions collected are turned over to the named beneficiary, first deducting reasonable expenses for costs of banquets, or social gatherings, if any, provided all fund raising functions are carried on by persons who are unpaid, directly or indirectly, for such services.
4. Any bona fide union, bona fide political
organization or bona fide political action committee, which does not solicit funds for a charitable purpose.
5. Any charitable organization receiving an
allocation from an incorporated community chest or united fund, provided such chest or fund is complying with the provisions of this Act relating to registration and filing of annual reports with the Attorney General, and provided such organization does not actually receive, in addition to such allocation, contributions in excess of $4,000 during any 12 month period ending June 30th of any year, and provided further that all the fund raising functions of such organization are carried on by persons who are unpaid for such services. However, if the gross contributions other than such allocation received by such charitable organization during any 12 month period ending June 30th of any year shall be in excess of $4,000, it shall within 30 days after the date it shall have received such contributions in excess of $4,000 register with the Attorney General as required by Section 2.
6. A bona fide organization of volunteer firemen, or
a bona fide auxiliary or affiliate of such organization, provided all its fund raising activities are carried on by members of such an organization or an affiliate thereof and such members receive no compensation, directly or indirectly, therefor.
7. Any charitable organization operating a nursery
for infants awaiting adoption providing that all its fund raising activities are carried on by members of such an organization or an affiliate thereof and such members receive no compensation, directly or indirectly therefor.
8. Any corporation established by the Federal
Congress that is required by federal law to submit annual reports of its activities to Congress containing itemized accounts of all receipts and expenditures after being duly audited.
9. Any boys' club which is affiliated with the Boys'
Club of America, a corporation chartered by Congress; provided, however, that such an affiliate properly files the reports required by the Boys' Club of America and that the Boys' Club of America files with the Government of the United States the reports required by its federal charter.
10. Any veterans organization chartered or
incorporated under federal law and any veterans organization which is affiliated with, and recognized in the bylaws of, a congressionally chartered or incorporated veterans organization; provided, however, that the affiliate properly files the reports required by the congressionally chartered or incorporated veterans organization, that the congressionally chartered or incorporated veterans organization files with the government of the United States the reports required by its federal charter, and that copies of such federally required reports are filed with the Attorney General.
11. Any parent-teacher organization that is
controlled by teachers and parents of children attending a particular public or private school for which the organization is named and solicits contributions for the benefit of that particular school; provided that:
(i) the school is specified by name at the time
the solicitation is made;
(ii) all of the contributions are turned over to
the school, after first deducting reasonable expenses for fundraising and parent-teacher activities;
(iii) all fundraising functions are carried on by
persons who are not paid, either directly or indirectly, for their fundraising services;
(iv) the total contributions, less reasonable
fundraising expenses, do not exceed $50,000 in any calendar year;
(v) the organization provides the school at least
annually with a complete accounting of all contributions received; and
(vi) the governing board of the school certifies
to the Attorney General, if the Attorney General makes a request for certification, that the parent-teacher organization has provided the school with a full accounting and that the organization has provided benefits and contributions to the school.
(Source: P.A. 90-469, eff. 8-17-97; 91-444, eff. 8-6-99.)