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Tentative Agenda

 
IOWA ETHICS AND CAMPAIGN DISCLOSURE BOARD
TENTATIVE AGENDA
OPEN SESSION
12:00 Noon
FEBRUARY 5, 2004
600 EAST LOCUST
HISTORICAL BUILDING
3RD FLOOR, CLASSROOM A
DES MOINES, IA 50309

PERSONAL APPEARANCES AT VARIOUS TIMES

A. Senate President Jeff Lamberti
B. Senate Minority Leader Mike Gronstal
C. Assistant Majority Leader Mark Zieman
D. Speaker of the House Chris Rants
E. House Majority Leader Chuck Gipp
F. House Minority Leader Pat Murphy

I. CALL TO ORDER

II. APPROVAL OF MINUTES FROM DECEMBER 3, 2003 AND JANUARY 13, 2004 MEETINGS

III. ELECTION OF OFFICERS

IV. ELECTRONIC FILING UPDATE

V. PROPOSED ADVISORY OPINION

A. Permitted and Prohibited Placement of Campaign Yard Signs

VI. REQUESTS FOR ADJUSTING ENTRY

A. Kathryn Russell, Russell for Representative
B. Iowa Democratic Party

VII. ADJOURNMENT TO EXECUTIVE SESSION
In accordance with the provisions of Iowa Code section 21.5, subsection 1, paragraphs (c), (f), and (h), the Board will move into executive session. Any action taken in executive session will be disclosed upon return to open session.

VIII. ACTION FROM EXECUTIVE SESSION

IX. BOARD RULES

A. Proposed Rules for Adoption

1. ARC 3048B – Voluntary committees
2. ARC 3046B – Corporate owned media may host a debate as long as certain procedural requirements are met

B. Proposed Rules for Notice of Intended Action

1. Clarifies rules concerning bonuses and gifts to campaign workers and payments to family members as campaign workers
2. Consolidates two current rules concerning the transfer of assets between candidate committees
3. Clarifies that a permanent organization that makes a loan or is owed debt by a candidate or committee is not required to register as a PAC, that a candidate or candidate’s committee may owe a debt to a corporation or insurance company, and that a financial institution may make a loan to a candidate.
4. A lobbyist client report must be filed even if no compensation is paid
to a lobbyist.

X. VIOLATIONS

A. Late Filed DR-1 (Statements of Organization, Iowa Code section 68A.201)

1. Committee to Elect Pam Weber (Marshall)
2. Citizens for Cunningham (Scott)
3. Gay Wilson for City Council (Polk)
4. Committee to Elect Joel Langrehr (Scott)
5. Pay Taylor for Senate
6. Committee to Elect Lyle Wiggins (Scott)

B. Attribution Statement Violations (Iowa Code section 68A.405)

Submitted Correction Advertisements
1. Jeff Kaufmann for State Representative
XI. REQUESTS FOR WAIVER OF CIVIL PENALTIES

A. Campaign Committees (Rule 351 IAC 10.3)

Statewide Committees
1. Jack Young for House Committee
2. Independent Insurance Agents of Iowa PAC
3. UFCW Local 230 ABC
4. Friends for Zamora
County/Local Committees
1. Chickasaw County Republican Central Committee
2. Emmet County Republican Central Committee
3. Pottawattamie County Democratic Central Committee
4. Local Opportunity Committee (Appanoose)
5. Ringgold County Republican Central Committee
6. Tjossem for Council (Winneshiek)
7. FBG Service Corporation
8. Story County Republican Central Committee
9. Wieland for Council (Black Hawk)
10. Cole for Council (Black Hawk)
11. Clinton County Vision Iowa Committee
12. Ken Reece for Mayor (Hardin)
13. Vision South O’Brien (O’Brien)
14. Hapgood for Mayor (Linn)

Out of State PACs
1. Fareway Stores, Inc. PAC
2. International Union of Painters & Allied Trades PAC
3. Laborers’ 309 PAC
4. Laborers’ 309 PAC
5. General Mills PAC
6. Monsanto Citizenship Fund
7. Great South Bay PAC

B. PFD (Rule 351 IAC 7.6)

1. Patrick J. Palmersheim

XII. FOIA REQUEST

A. Barbara Schwarz

XIII. ITEMS OF BOARD INTEREST NOT NEEDING ACTION

A. DAS-SAE Pre-Audit Expenditure Review Report
B. Income Tax Checkoff Report

XIV. ADJOURNMENT