New legislation to regulate face-to-face fundraisers in Ireland 27 total views, 1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis1 AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis1 Face-to-face fundraisers in Ireland will soon need a garda permit to stop pedestrians and ask for donations. Currently such fundraisers are unregulated but that is set to change under the new Charities Bill.An independent charity monitoring group is also due to be up and running by the end of the year.Executive Director of Irish Charities Tax Research Sheila Nordon told the Irish Examiner that the public can report to the group.“The idea is that a member of the public who is not happy with the way a charity responded (to a complaint) can escalate that complaint to the monitoring group who will look into it,” Ms Nordon said.www.charitytaxreform.com Howard Lake | 21 February 2011 | News About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. Tagged with: face-to-face Individual giving Ireland Law / policy
October 20, 2020
Categories: Letters to the Editor, Opinion New York state government has more than 50,000 contracts worth billions of dollars with companies that provide products and services across numerous industries. Currently, when a vendor presents its products and services to a governmental entity, it may also make campaign contributions to office holders overseeing that entity. This can unfairly influence the procurement process or create a perception of improper influence.In the New York State Assembly, I’m a sponsor of bill (A9924) that would ban campaign contributions to office holders or candidates for offices from companies seeking state contracts from those offices. Prospective vendors would be barred from making contributions when responding to a request for proposal for six months after winning a contract or when lobbying to create a procurement opportunity.The federal government, as well as 19 states and New York City, already have laws that restrict campaign contributions from entities seeking government contracts. This is a common sense measure that would reduce the appearance of improper influence during the state contracting process and should be passed before the end of this legislative session.Angelo SantabarbaraSchenectadyThe writer is a state assemblyman.More from The Daily Gazette:Schenectady, Saratoga casinos say reopening has gone well; revenue down 30%Schenectady department heads: Budget cutbacks would further stress already-stretched departmentsEDITORIAL: Beware of voter intimidationEDITORIAL: Urgent: Today is the last day to complete the censusEDITORIAL: Find a way to get family members into nursing homes
August 12, 2020
Florida’s Senate Rules Committee approved a bill Wednesday requiring girls under age 18 to obtain a parent’s permission before having an abortion.The Committee voted 9-7 in favor of the bill, on the 47th anniversary of the U.S. Supreme Court Roe v. Wade decision that legalized abortion across the country.The state already has a law requiring that parents of a minor be notified before an abortion is performed. However, bill sponsor Republican Senator Kelli Stargel says, “I believe that parental notification is basically a child just saying, ‘This is what I’m doing,’ I think that consent requires a little bit more of a conversation between the child and the parent — requires a conversation of the ramifications, the pros and the cons, and they can talk through the discussion.”With the new bill, a parent or guardian would have to sign a notarized document consenting to the abortion. In addition, any doctor who performs the procedure on a minor without consent would be found guilty of a third-degree felony, an offense punishable by up to five years in prison.Democrats say the new law is an attempt to further erode abortion rights.“The bill continues a chipping away of women’s rights and that is something we shouldn’t trample on,” according to Democratic Senator Audrey Gibson.There is a provision in the new law that would allow a girl to receive a waiver from a judge in order to have an abortion without a parent’s permission in cases such as abuse, incest, or when obtaining permission is not in the child’s best interest.According to Republican Senate President Bill Galvano, the bill will be heard on the Senate floor next week and will be voted on the following week. A similar House bill is ready for a vote, with Republican Governor Ron DeSantis saying he supports the legislation.
August 12, 2020
The Palm Beach County School District Police Department is looking for 14-year-old Kasey Jernigan who was last seen on Monday morning leaving Bear Lakes Middle School, located at 3505 Shenandoah Road in West Palm Beach.Authorities say she is in danger because she walks with crutches.She was last seen wearing gray or black pants, a long sleeve gray shirt, and she has a nose ring on the left side of her nose.Police said Jernigan is 5’4″ and weighs 160 pounds.If you’ve seen her or know where she is, call the Palm Beach County School District Police Department at 561-434-8700, or Crime Stoppers of Palm Beach County 1-800-458-TIPS.
August 12, 2020
Friday will be the second anniversary of the Parkland tragedy, when a gunman entered Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida and killed 17 students and teachers.According to reports, the parents of one of the victims have filed a new lawsuit against the federal government. Their 17-year-old daughter, Meadow Pollak was killed in during the shooting. The lawsuit is seeking the recovery of wrongful death damages that include the pain and suffering of Meadow Pollack’s survivors, beneficiaries, and heirs, the lost value of life, and funeral expenses.Andrew Pollack and Shara Kaplan filed the complaint Wednesday in federal court against the ‘UNITED STATES OF AMERICA.’ The filing said the FBI knew the gunman, Nikolas Cruz, “had the desire and capability to carry out a mass school shooting,” and that “he had spent the last several months collecting rifles and ammunition.”Despite this, “the FBI failed to take any action whatsoever” and “as a direct, proximate, and foreseeable result of the FBI’s negligence, Cruz was able to kill 17 students and teachers and wound many more,” according to the lawsuit.The full lawsuit is below: