C.R.S. Section 6-16-105.5
Solicitations by container

  • disclosures


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No person or charitable organization, or agent of a person or charitable organization, whether paid or not paid, shall place any container offering a product for sale or distribution in a public place for solicitation purposes unless the container is affixed with a disclosure label conspicuously displaying the information set forth in subsection (2) of this section in a typed or printed clearly legible form.


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A person other than an organization that has received a determination that it is exempt under section 501 (c)(3) of the federal “Internal Revenue Code of 1986”, as amended, who places a container in a public place for solicitation purposes and who does not direct all of the items placed in the container to a charitable purpose or, if the items are sold, does not direct all proceeds of such sale to a charitable purpose, shall affix to the container a disclosure label that clearly and conspicuously displays the following legend:
The value of items placed in this container is NOT tax-deductible.


This paragraph (b) shall not apply to containers used exclusively for the collection of used paper, cardboard, motor oil, bottles, cans, or other containers or materials for recycling or waste diversion purposes.


The disclosure label required pursuant to paragraph (a) of subsection (1) of this section shall state the following:


The percentage of annual contributions that are paid to any person or organization to maintain, service, or collect the contributions deposited in all the containers used by the person or charitable organization;


The percentage of annual contributions that are paid to the charitable organization specified on the container;


Whether the person maintaining, servicing, or collecting the contributions deposited in the container is a volunteer or is paid for the services.


For purposes of this section, “container” means a box, carton, package, receptacle, canister, jar, dispenser, or machine.


Nothing in this section shall be construed as restricting, superseding, abrogating, or contravening any state or federal law or regulation regarding charitable solicitations.

Source: Section 6-16-105.5 — Solicitations by container - disclosures, https://leg.­colorado.­gov/sites/default/files/images/olls/crs2023-title-06.­pdf (accessed Oct. 20, 2023).

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