PA 14-127—sHB 5263

General Law Committee

AN ACT MAKING MINOR AND TECHNICAL CHANGES TO DEPARTMENT OF CONSUMER PROTECTION STATUTES

SUMMARY: This act makes several minor and technical changes in the Department of Consumer Protection (DCP) statutes. It:

1. allows the DCP commissioner to accept a written assurance of compliance from a charitable organization, fundraising counsel, or paid solicitor for all Charitable Funds Act violations, not just material violations, when he determines the public interest is not served by denying, suspending, or revoking the violator's registration;

2. conforms the law to current DCP practice by requiring an applicant seeking payment from the New Home Construction Guaranty Fund to affirm that he or she, as part of a judgment execution, failed to discover any personal, instead of real, property that would satisfy the judgment; and

3. eliminates an obsolete provision pertaining to a lemon law arbitration panel member. (There is no longer a panel. )

EFFECTIVE DATE: July 1, 2014

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