Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives
in General Court assembled, and by the authority of the same,
Section 8E of chapter 12 of the General Laws, as appearing in the 1988 Official Edition, is hereby amended by striking out the first paragraph and inserting in place thereof the following paragraph:-
Section 8E. Every public charity established, organized or chartered under the laws of the commonwealth or under the laws of any other state, except the American National Red Cross, the Grand Army of the Republic, American Veterans of World War II, Korea and Vietnam, Vietnam Veterans of America, AMVETS, the United Spanish War Veterans, the American Legion, the disabled American Veterans of the World War, Military Order of the Purple Heart, the Paralyzed Veterans of America, the Veterans of World War I of the U.S.A., and the Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States, shall, before engaging in charitable work or raising funds in the commonwealth, register with the division by filing a copy of its charter, articles of organization, agreement of association or instrument of trust, and a true copy of its constitution and by-laws, together with such other information as the director may require. Every public charity registered with the division shall also file with the division any amendments to its charter, articles of organization, agreement of association, instrument of trust or constitution, within thirty days after adoption.