Title 5
Businesses and Professions

Chapter 53.1
Solicitation by Charitable Organizations

R.I. Gen. Laws 5-53.1-6

 5-53.1-6.  Nonresident charitable organizations; designation of director as agent for service of process; service of process.

(a) Any charitable organization having its principal place of business outside of this state or organized under the laws of a foreign state and that solicits contributions from persons in this state, shall be deemed to have irrevocably appointed the director as its agent upon whom may be served any summons, subpoena, subpoena duces tecum, or other process directed to the charitable organization, or any partner, principal, officer, member (if a limited-liability company), trustee, or director thereof, with the same effect as if the charitable organization existed in this state.

(b) Whenever lawful process is served upon the director, the director shall forward a copy of the process served on him or her by mail, postpaid, directed to the charitable organization. For each copy of the process served the director shall collect, for the use of the state, the sum of five dollars ($5.00), which shall be paid by the plaintiff at the time of service.

History of Section.
P.L. 1999, ch. 152, 2.