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Tentative Agenda

 
IOWA ETHICS AND CAMPAIGN DISCLOSURE BOARD
TENTATIVE AGENDA
OPEN SESSION
10:00 a.m.
WORKING LUNCH AT NOON
APRIL 22, 2004
600 EAST LOCUST
HISTORICAL BUILDING
3RD FLOOR, TONES BOARD ROOM
DES MOINES, IA 50309

I. CALL TO ORDER

II. APPROVAL OF MINUTES FROM FEBRUARY 5, 2004 MEETING

III. PROPOSED ADVISORY OPINION

A. Yard Signs 32 Square Feet or Less Exempt from Attribution/ Opinion 01-17 Rescinded
B. Application of Campaign Laws to Judges Standing for Retention
C. Certain Express Advocacy Materials without Attribution/ Opinion 2000-34 Modified

IV. POLICY DECISIONS FOR THE BOARD TO MAKE

A. Revocable Trust and Corporate Sales
B. Communicating by Email

V. REQUEST FOR ADJUSTING ENTRY

A. Iowa Progress Committee

VI. BOARD RULES

A. Proposed Rules for Adoption

1. Permissible Use of Campaign Funds (Exhibit 1)
2. Transfer of assets between candidate committees and requirements for filing an independent expenditure statement (Exhibit 2)
3. A permanent organization making a loan or being owed a debt by a candidate or committee is not required to register as a PAC and a candidate or candidate’s committee may owe a debt to an insurance company or corporation if the debt is repaid and the transaction disclosed (Exhibit 3)
4. An executive branch lobbyist client must file a report even if no compensation is paid to the client’s lobbyist (Exhibit 4)
B. Proposed Rules for Notice of Intended Action

1. Clarifies in the Board’s code of ethics who may attend and participate in a presidential caucus (Exhibit 5)
2. Clarifies that the sharing of information between candidates’ committees is not a prohibited in-kind contribution; clarifies charitable contributions (Exhibit 6)
3. Clarifies types of committees required to file a statement of organization

C. Rules for Consideration if HF 2319 Signed into Law

1. A Permanent organization that makes contributions in excess of $750 to a candidate’s committee must disclose the original source of those funds (Exhibit A)
2. To reflect new statutory requirements concerning the attribution statement (Exhibit B)
3. To reflect the new reporting due date requirements (Exhibit C)

D. Proposed Rules if SF 2179 Signed into Law

1. To define the Board as a “regulatory agency” and that it become a public record when consent is granted to a member of the Board or staff to sell goods or services to someone regulated by the Board (Exhibit 1)
2. Adds “anticipated to be paid” to the lobbyist client report rule (Exhibit 2)

VII. VIOLATIONS

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

Submitted Correction Advertisements
1. Citizens for Responsible Government Spending (Story)
2. Citizens for Bill Lynn (Scott)
3. Yes for Kids (Linn)
4. Rutledge for Auditor (Guthrie)

VIII. ADJOURNMENT TO EXECUTIVE SESSION – 11:00 a.m.
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.

IX. ACTION FROM EXECUTIVE SESSION

X. ADMINISTRATIVE ACTION

A. Lyle Wiggins, Committee to Elect Lyle Wiggins (Scott)
B. John Hedgecoth and Andrew Hill
C. Lanny Pugh, Keep Improving District Schools (Louisa)
D. Lee Kohl
E. Dr. Mona Al-Qulali
F. Rekow for Representative
G. Dianna Pilla (Scott)
H. Jon Hein (Scott)
I. Joel Harris (Black Hawk)
J. Bill Dean Re-Election Committee (Chickasaw)
K. Roxanne Coffelt (Warren)
L. Christopher Jorgensen (Benton)
M. David Thompson (Benton)
N. Lynn Leaders (Pottawattamie)
O. Diane Sawyers (Madison)
P. Vander Plaats for Governor
Q. Max Knauer (Polk)
R. Democratic Women of Buchanan County
S. Vote Yes! Clive Aquatic Center

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
5. Committee to Elect John White
6. Hardin County Republican Women
7. Tommy Jacobson Committee
8. Re-election of Wally Horn Committee
9. SITI PAC
10. Rapp for Lt. Governor Committee

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)
15. Osceola County Democratic Central Committee
16. Rhea Huddleston for Supervisor (Wapello)
17. Allamakee County Republican Central Committee
18. Committee to Elect Ako (Polk)
19. Kids Deserve It! (Lee)
20. Citizens for Alternatives to a New Jail (Johnson)
21. Crawford County Democratic Central Committee
22. Splash 2000 (Cerro Gordo)
23. Don Thomas for Streets (Linn)
24. Committee to Re-elect Irvin Pfab (Johnson)
25. Committee to Elect Dean Stock (Sac)
26. Committee to Elect Frank Hamilton (Clarke)
27. Committee to Elect Paulson (Story)
28. Citizens for Max Weaver (Cerro Gordo)
29. Sackville for Mayor Committee (Franklin)
30. Linn County Republican Central Committee
31. Delaware County Democratic Central Committee
32. Appanoose County Democratic Central Committee
33. Committee to Elect Tom Hanafan (Pottawattamie)
34. Citizens for Cammie Pohl (Scott)
35. Padgett for Council Committee (Woodbury)
36. Sac County Gaming Committee (Sac)
37. Citizens in Support of Downtown (Johnson)
38. Ann E. Michalski for Mayor (Dubuque)
39. Dennis Clemens for Polk County Supervisor (Polk)
40. Friends of Jeff Friest for Supervisor (Hardin)

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. Lobbyists/Clients (Rule 351 IAC 8.12)

1. Brenda Kole
2. Sharon K. Roberson
3. Paul McLaughlin
4. L. Martin Lee
5. Maureen Carney

C. PFD (Rule 351 IAC 7.6)

1. Patrick J. Palmersheim

XII. ELECTRONIC FILING UPDATE

XIII. ITEMS OF BOARD INTEREST NOT NEEDING ACTION

A. Legislative Update

XIV. ADJOURNMENT