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The following words and phrases as used in this chapter shall have the following meanings, unless a different meaning is required by the context:
CHARITABLE ORGANIZATIONS: Any benevolent, philanthropic, patriotic, not for profit, religious or eleemosynary person or one purporting to be such which solicits and collects funds for charitable purposes.
CHARITABLE PURPOSE: Any charitable, benevolent, philanthropic, patriotic, not for profit, religious or eleemosynary purpose.
CHARITABLE SOLICITATIONS: Any request for the donation of money, property or anything of value, or the pledge of a future donation of money, property or anything of value; or the selling or offering for sale of any property, real or personal, tangible or intangible, whether of value or not, including, but not limited to, goods, books, pamphlets, tickets, publications or subscriptions to publications or brochures, upon the representation, expressed or implied, that the proceeds of such sale will be used for a "charitable purpose" as such term is herein defined.
COMMERCIAL SOLICITATION: Seeking to obtain orders for the purchase of goods, wares, merchandise, foodstuffs, services of any kind, character or description whatever, for any kind of consideration whatever; seeking to obtain subscriptions to books, magazines, periodicals, etc.
PERSON: Any individual, organization, group, association, partnership, corporation, trust or any combination thereof.
REGISTERED SOLICITOR: Any person who has obtained a valid certificate of registration as hereinafter provided, which certificate is in the possession of the solicitor, conspicuously displayed on his or her person while engaged in solicitation. (Ord. 2259, 11-16-1998; amd. Ord. 2506, 8-16-2004)