TRUSTS AND FIDUCIARIES
PRIVATE FOUNDATIONS AND CHARITABLE TRUSTS
68-1204. Trustee may amend governing instrument under certain circumstances. The trustee of a trust may, with the prior consent of the attorney general, amend the terms of the governing instrument to the extent necessary:
(a) To assure conformity of the governing instrument with the requirements for exemption from the taxes imposed in sections 4941 to 4945 of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, including amendments which broaden, extend, reduce or limit the charitable purposes for which the trust is administered;
(b) To terminate the status of the trust as a private foundation in a manner described in section 507(b)(1) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986; or
(c) To terminate the trust and transfer its assets to one (1) or more entities described in section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 because continuation is impractical due to its small size or impractical because of changed circumstances adversely impacting its purpose or purposes.
Prior to giving consent, the attorney general shall determine that the proposed amendments are necessary or appropriate to achieve the charitable purposes of the trust. If the trust is for the exclusive benefit of one (1) or more charitable organizations, or in the event there are one (1) or more residual beneficiaries, the trustee shall also obtain the prior consent of such organizations or individuals prior to amending the terms of the governing instrument in the manner set forth in this section. Further, notwithstanding the provisions of section 68-1201, Idaho Code, this section shall additionally apply to all trusts described in section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986.
[68-1204, added 1994, ch. 190, sec. 5, p. 618.]