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California Nonprofit Advocate Fights Proposed Legislation

CalNonprofits has urged nonprofit organizations across the country to contact California’s Assembly Appropriations Committee and express their opposition to Assembly member Jim Frazier’s proposed bill. The bill would require nonprofits that ask for donations in California to add a link on their home page directing potential donors to the California Attorney General’s website.

However, CalNonprofits argues that the legislation offers vague instructions about what the Attorney General website must provide, forcing nonprofits to rely upon an elected official’s views on what is considered appropriate regarding matters like overhead and compensation. If the bill is passed in California, CalNonprofits worries that other states will enact similar laws mandating a link on a nonprofit’s home page and putting affected organizations at the mercy of Attorneys General.