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For the purpose of this chapter, the following definitions shall apply unless the context clearly indicates or requires a different meaning.
COMMITTEE. The Solicitations Advisory Committee created by § 5.28.020 of this code.
CONTRIBUTION. Includes the words “alms,” “food,” “clothing,” “money,” “subscription,” “property,” or donations under the guise of a loan of money or property.
PERSON. As defined in § 5.28.010 of this code.
RELIGIOUS and RELIGION. Not to include the word “charitable” as defined in § 5.28.010 of this code, but shall be given their commonly accepted definitions and shall include the tenets and doctrines of churches and nonprofit corporations organized for religious purposes.
SOLICIT and SOLICITATION. The request directly or indirectly of money, pledges, credit, property, financial assistance, or other thing of value on the plea or representation that such money, pledge, credit, property, financial assistance or other thing of value will be used for religious purpose as that purpose is defined herein. These words shall also mean and include the following methods of securing money, credit, pledge, property, financial assistance or other thing of value on the plea of representation that it will be used for a religious purpose as herein defined;
(1) Any oral or written request;
(2) The distribution, circulation, mailing, posting or publishing of any handbill, written advertisement or publication;
(3) The making of any announcement to the press, over the radio, by telephone or telegraph concerning an appeal, assemblage, athletic or sports event, bazaar, benefit, campaign, contest, dance, drive, entertainment, exhibition, exposition, party, performance, picnic, sale or social gathering which the public is requested to patronize or to which the public is requested to make a contribution for any religious purpose connected therewith;
(4) The sale of, offer or attempt to sell, any advertisement, advertising space, book, card, chance, coupon, device, magazine, membership, merchandise, subscription, ticket or other thing in connection with which any appeal is made for any religious purpose, or where the name of any religious person is used or referred to in any such appeal as an inducement or reason for making any such sale, or when or where in connection with any such sale, any statement is made that the whole or any part of the proceeds of any such sale will go or be donated to any religious purpose.
A SOLICITATION shall be deemed completed when made, whether or not the person making the same receives any contribution or makes any sale referred to herein.
('86 Code, § 5.29.010) (Ord. 3673, passed - - )