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MICHIGAN CONSUMER PROTECTION ACT (EXCERPT)
Act 331 of 1976
445.903i Ownership or operation of clothing donation box; definitions.
(1) A person that engages in the conduct of trade or commerce and owns or operates a clothing donation box shall not do any of the following:
(a) Mark the clothing donation box or any sign near the clothing donation box in any manner that represents or implies that any personal property placed in the clothing donation box, or the proceeds of that personal property, is donated to 1 or more charitable organizations if it is not.
(b) Display the name, logo, trademark, or service mark of a charitable organization on a clothing donation box or on any sign near the clothing donation box if that charitable organization does not receive any of the personal property placed in the clothing donation box or any of the proceeds of that personal property.
(c) If charitable organizations receive some but not all of the personal property placed in the clothing donation box or the proceeds of that personal property, fail to clearly and conspicuously disclose on the donation box or on a sign at the donation box the name, address, and telephone number of each charitable organization that receives any of that property or those proceeds; what percentage of that property or those proceeds that charitable organization receives; the name, address, and telephone number of any other person that receives any of that property or those proceeds; and what percentage of that property or those proceeds that person receives.
(2) As used in this section:
(a) "Charitable organization" means a benevolent, educational, philanthropic, humane, patriotic, religious, or eleemosynary organization of persons organized for any lawful purpose or purposes not involving pecuniary profit or gain for its officers or members.
(b) "Clothing donation box" means a receptacle in which a person may place clothing or other items of personal property he or she intends to donate to a charitable organization and that has a capacity of at least 27 cubic feet.
History: Add. 2010, Act 195, Imd. Eff. Oct. 5, 2010
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