Act 55 Defines 'Charity' Eligible for Exemption
Compromise bill allows small business to seek to enjoin unrelated commercial activity, imposes new financial accountability requirements
Although the state Supreme Court has relieved the pressure on hospitals and colleges by recent favorable decisions, this Act will be particularly beneficial to smaller charities in their negotiations with municipalities--if the Court accepts a legislative attempt to define the state Constitution. The "sleeper" in the Act, however, is the unfair competition provision, which will be utilized by small business to threaten charities whether or not the Court accepts the other provisions of the Act.
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