(1) The incidents of deceptive collection of funds in the name of charities are increasing in Idaho. Many generous Idahoans and legitimate charities suffer financial losses because of misrepresentations and failures to disclose material facts by those who falsely claim to represent a charitable organization or purpose.
(2)  It is the intent of the legislature to safeguard the public against deceit and financial hardship, to ensure, foster, and encourage truthful solicitation and prohibit representations that have the capacity, tendency, or effect of misleading a contributor or harming the reputation of charitable organizations that do not make such representations. The provisions of this chapter are remedial, and shall be construed and applied liberally to accomplish the above-stated purposes.
(3) This chapter shall be known and may be cited as the "Idaho Charitable Solicitation Act."