MONOPOLIES AND TRADE PRACTICES
IDAHO CHARITABLE SOLICITATION ACT
48-1202. Definitions. In this chapter:
(1) "Charitable organization" means:
(a) Any person determined by the Internal Revenue Service to be tax exempt pursuant to section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code; or
(b) Any person who is or who holds himself out to be established for any benevolent, educational, philanthropic, humane, scientific, patriotic, social welfare or advocacy, public health, environmental, civic, veteran or other eleemosynary purpose or for the benefit of law enforcement personnel, firefighters or other persons who protect the public safety, or any person who in any manner engages in a charitable solicitation.
(2) "Charitable purpose" means:
(a) Any purpose described in Internal Revenue Code section 501(c)(3); or
(b) Any benevolent, educational, philanthropic, humane, scientific, patriotic, social welfare or advocacy, public health, environmental, civic, veteran, or other eleemosynary purpose or for the benefit of law enforcement personnel, firefighters or other persons who protect the public safety.
(3) "Charitable solicitation" means any oral or written request, directly or indirectly, for money, credit, property, financial assistance or other thing of value on the plea or representation that such money, credit, property, financial assistance or other thing of value or any portion thereof, will be used for a charitable purpose or benefit a charitable organization. No contribution need be made in order for a charitable solicitation to be deemed to have taken place.
(4) "Container" means any box, carton, package, receptacle, canister, jar, dispenser or machine that offers a product for sale or distribution as part of a charitable solicitation.
(5) "Contribution" means the grant, promise or pledge of money, credit, property, financial assistance or other thing of value in response to a charitable solicitation.
(6) "Damages" means a loss, detriment or injury, whether to person, property, reputation or rights through any act or practice declared unlawful under the provisions of this chapter.
(7) "Disclosure label" means a printed or typed notice that is legible and easy to read and is affixed to a container in a conspicuous place on containers accessible to the public. Disclosure labels shall inform the public of the following:
(a) The approximate annual percentage paid, if any, to any individual, person or charitable organization to maintain, service or collect the contributions raised by the solicitation;
(b) The net percentage or sum paid to the specific charitable purpose in the most recent calendar year;
(c) If the maintenance, service, and collection from the container is performed by volunteers or paid individuals.
(8) "Person" means natural persons, partnerships, both limited and general, corporations, both foreign and domestic, companies, trusts, business entities, associations, both incorporated and unincorporated, and any other legal entity or any group associated in fact although not a legal entity, or any agent, assign, heir, servant, employee or representative thereof.
[48-1202, added 1993, ch. 246, sec. 1, p. 858; am. 1996, ch. 182, sec. 1, p. 577.]