The Vermont Statutes Online

Title 9: Commerce and Trade

Chapter 67: PAY-PER-CALL SERVICES

9 V.S.A. § 2509. Charitable solicitations



§ 2509. Charitable solicitations

It shall be an unlawful practice for a sponsor to sell or offer for sale pay-per-call services that involve charitable fundraising either directly or indirectly by solicitation of donations or through the sale of information, goods or services unless:

(1) all advertisements and promotions for the service include the identity of the nonprofit tax-exempt charity or charitable organization for which the funds are being raised;

(2) the sponsor gives callers the right to cancel any pledge made by virtue of the telephone call, whether it is characterized as a donation or as the cost of the call itself, and notifies callers of that right as part of the service; and

(3) the sponsor and charity or charitable organization have complied with all applicable federal and state laws governing charitable fundraising. (Added 1993, No. 99, § 2.)