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Tentative Agenda

 
IOWA ETHICS AND CAMPAIGN DISCLOSURE BOARD
TENTATIVE AGENDA
OPEN SESSION
12:00 NOON
FEBRUARY 17, 2005
510 EAST 12TH STREET, SUITE 1A
DES MOINES, IA


1. CALL TO ORDER

2. APPROVAL OF MINUTES FROM DEC. 2, 2004 AND JAN. 27, 2005 MEETINGS

3. ADJOURNMENT TO EXECUTIVE SESSION – In accordance with the provisions of Oral Iowa Code section 21.5, the Board will move into executive session to discuss complaints, investigations, and personnel matters. Any action taken in executive session will be disclosed upon return to open session.

4. ADMINISTRATIVE ACTION

A. Arent Fox Law Firm
B. Terry Graybill (Cherokee)
C. Ron George for Sheriff
D. Kim Kelley for Sheriff
E. Iowa Democratic Party Income Tax Checkoff Report
F. State Party Funds

5. PROPOSED ADVISORY OPINION

A. Police Chief Serving as Deputy Sheriff
B. Reporting of Mileage Reimbursement by Campaigns
C. Ban on Certain Lobbying Activities Does Not Apply to Out-of-State Lobbying

6. POLICY DECISIONS FOR THE BOARD TO MAKE

A. Voluntary Reports
B. Agua Caliente Bank of Cahuilla Indians
C. Late Filed DR-3 (Notice of Dissolution)

1. Committee to Elect McKay (Emmet)
2. Committee to Elect John Judisch (Polk)

7. BOARD RULES

A. Rules Under Notice of Intended Action

1. Allows Board members and staff (except Director and Counsel) to attend and participate in a presidential caucus and prohibits the Board’s Director and Counsel from publicly endorsing a federal candidate or issue
2. Lists information to be disclosed on an Iowa Election Campaign Fund report by state parties and inserts a penalty for failing to timely file
3. Clarifies that the definition of candidate includes persons in the judicial branch standing for retention
4. Dissolution of committees
5. Clarifies the prohibition on the receipt of honorarium
6. Allows a lobbyist to make contributions from his/her personal funds to the lobbyist’s campaign committee
B. Rule for Adoption

1. Misuse of Public Property

8. REQUESTS FOR WAIVER OF CIVIL PENALTIES

A. Statewide Committees (Rule 351 IAC 4.60)

1. Republican Women of Black Hawk County
2. Citizen Whip
3. Paulson for State House Committee
4. Libertarian Party of Johnson County
5. Committee to Elect Don Palmer
6. Citizens to Re-Elect Wayne Ford
7. Grafix by Diggins
8. Iowans for Van Fossen
9. Kramer for House Committee
10. Davenport Democratic Party
11. Friends for Rasmussen for Iowa House
12. Whitmore for State House
13. Mechanical Contractors Association of Iowa PAC
14. Democratic Women of Buchanan County
15. Askew for Agriculture 2002
16. United Union of Roofers Political Education and Legislative Fund of Iowa
17. Plumbers and Pipe Fitters Local 125 Political Education Fund
18. Citizens for Schueller
19. Committee to Elect Steve Lukan

B. County/Local Committees (Rule 351 IAC 4.60)

1. Buchanan County Republican Central Committee
2. Keokuk County Democratic Central Committee
3. Citizens for Eddie Peterson (Webster)
4. Koedam for Supervisor (Lyon)
5. Slater for Supervisor (Cherokee)
6. Citizens for Powell (Clayton)
7. Re-elect Amick, Sheriff (Woodbury)
8. Nick Wagner for City Council (Linn)
9. Robert E. Howard Campaign Fund Committee (Muscatine)
10. Page County Republican Central Committee

C. Lobbyists/Clients (Rule 351 IAC 8.12)

1. Iowa Quality Farms LLC
2. Quality Egg LLC
3. Mark Dickey
4. Kim Majerus
5. Suzan Schmitz
6. Jonathan Wilson
7. Dawn Carlson
8. Laverne Schroeder

9. VIOLATIONS

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

1. John Amos (Lucas)
2. Steve Rasmus (Lucas)
3. Sheri Cunningham (Lucas)
4. B.O.N.D. Bail Out? No Dice. (Warren)
5. Vander Plaats for Governor

B. Late-Filed Statement of Organization (Iowa Code section 68A.201)

1. Lawler for Supervisor (Crawford)
2. Committee to Elect Tom Sheets (Poweshiek)
3. Koedam for Supervisor (Lyon)
4. Citizens for Eddie Peterson (Webster)
5. Committee to Elect Steve Snyder for Sheriff (Johnson)
6. Nelson for Supervisor (Webster)
7. Sinclair for Supervisor (Wayne)
8. Committee to Re-elect Supervisor Mary Krier (Keokuk)
9. Committee to Re-elect Jim Peck for Supervisor Dist 5 (Cherokee)
10. Dallas County Hospital (Dallas)
11. Mahaska County Democratic Central Committee
12. Mahaska County Republican Central Committee
13. Emmet County Republican Central Committee
14. Terry Graybill for 5th District Supervisor (Cherokee)
15. Ron George for Sheriff (Keokuk)
16. Harper for State Representative
17. Kim Kelley for Sheriff (Decatur)
10. ADJOURNMENT