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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.
CHARITABLE. As defined in § 5.28.010 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.
PROMOTER. Any person who is employed or engaged by any other person on a salary, commission or percentage basis to promote, organize or conduct a campaign or solicitation for any charitable or religious purpose for or on behalf of such other person. Except, however, that no person who holds a permanent salaried office or position with a charit-able or religious organization shall be deemed to be a promoter hereunder.
RELIGIOUS and RELIGION. As defined in § 5.29.010 of this code.
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 a charitable or religious purpose as those purposes are 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 or representation that it will be used for a charitable or 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 charitable or 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 charitable or religious purpose, or where the name of any charitable or religious person is used or referred to in any such appeal as an inducement or reason for making 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 charitable or 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, § 5.30.010) (Ord. 3673, passed - - )