MONOPOLIES AND TRADE PRACTICES
IDAHO CHARITABLE SOLICITATION ACT
48-1203. Unlawful acts. (1) It is unlawful for any person, except a religious corporation, a religious association, a religious educational institution or a religious society, in the planning, conduct or execution of any charitable solicitation, to utilize any unfair, false, deceptive, misleading or unconscionable act or practice. In deciding whether an act or practice is unfair, false, deceptive, misleading or unconscionable within the meaning of this subsection, definitions, standards and interpretations relating thereto under the Idaho consumer protection act and regulations promulgated thereunder shall apply.
(2) It is unlawful for a religious corporation, a religious association, a religious educational institution or a religious society, in the planning, conduct or execution of any charitable solicitation, knowingly and willfully to utilize any false, deceptive or misleading act or practice.
(3) It is unlawful for any person or charitable organization to use a container in a public place to solicit contributions by offering a product for sale knowing the container does not have a disclosure label affixed to it. However, no charitable organization shall be liable under this subsection if the container generates less than a gross amount of one hundred dollars ($100) per year or the charitable organization generates less than a gross amount of five hundred dollars ($500) per year from all sources for any charitable purpose or purposes. It is an absolute defense to prosecution under this subsection if the person or charitable organization soliciting contributions has given one hundred percent (100%) of the receipts generated by the container to the designated charitable organization to further the charitable purpose or purposes for which contributions were solicited.
[48-1203, added 1993, ch. 246, sec. 1, p. 859; am. 1996, ch. 182, sec. 2, p. 578.]