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Tentative Agenda

 
IOWA ETHICS AND CAMPAIGN DISCLOSURE BOARD
TENTATIVE AGENDA
OPEN SESSION
12:00 NOON
MAY 19, 2005
JESSIE PARKER BUILDING
510 EAST 12TH STREET
DES MOINES, IA


1. CALL TO ORDER

2. ELECTION OF OFFICERS

3. APPROVAL OF MINUTES FROM FEBRUARY 17 AND APRIL 19, 2005 MEETINGS

4. 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.

5. ADMINISTRATIVE ACTION

A. State Party Reporting

B. Dan Whitmore Request for Hearing

C. Delinquent Filers

1. Ed O’Neill (Clinton)
2. Max Knauer (Polk)
3. Concerned Citizens for Better Education Committee (Buchanan)
4. Karen Bolluyt (Story)
5. Committee to Elect Wes Wills (Mahaska)
6. Conway for Council (Polk)
7. Citizens for Cunningham (Scott)

6. PROPOSED ADVISORY OPINIONS

A. Session Function Reporting Forms/Opinion 2004-16 Rescinded

B. Candidate Profiles on County Commissioner of Elections’ Web Site

C. Permitted and Prohibited Placement of Campaign Signs/Opinion 2004-05 Rescinded

7. POLICY DECISIONS FOR THE BOARD TO MAKE

A. Use of Debit Card

B. Voluntary Reports

8. BOARD RULES

A. Rules under Notice

1. Changes election of officers to first meeting after April 30
2. Reflects changes in HF 312 that require all committees to report consultant activity
3. Reflects changes in HF 312 that treats county central committees that same as other types of committees
4. Reflects changes in HF 253 that prohibit members of the Governor’s Office from selling goods or services to lobbyists in addition to persons that employ lobbyists
5. Reflects changes in HF 312 concerning independent expenditures

B. Rules for Adoption

1. Addresses the Iowa election campaign fund report parties are required to file
2. Consolidates 4 current rules into 2 and reflects current Board policies on the dissolution of campaign committees
3. Permits a lobbyist to make contributions to the lobbyist’s own campaign for state office during legislative session
4. Includes judges and judicial employees who stand for retention in the definition of “candidate”
5. Permits Board and staff to attend and participate in a presidential caucus
6. Prohibition on Honorarium

9. REQUESTS FOR WAIVER OF CIVIL PENALTIES

A. Statewide Committees (Rule 351 IAC 4.60)

1. Citizens for Tucker
2. Rod Fee for Iowa House
3. Scannell for the Iowa House
4. Iowa County Republican Women
5. Tom Schueller

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

1. County Voters for Baber Committee (Pottawattamie)
2. Rick Dvorak for Supervisor (Johnson)
3. Kim Kelley for Sheriff (Decatur)
4. Committee to Re-Elect Bunda Auditor (Pocahontas)
5. Vote Yes! Clive Aquatic Center (Polk)
6. Brandon Ross for City Council (Johnson)

C. Out of State PACs (Rule 351 IAC 4.60)

1. Campaign of One

D. Lobbyists/Clients (Rule 351 IAC 8.12)

1. Owen Newlin
2. Ellen Walkowiak

E. Personal Financial Disclosures (Rule 351 IAC 7.6)

1. Mark Day
2. Kathryn Baumann-Reese
3. Steve Lindner

10. VIOLATIONS

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

1. Max Reynolds (Clayton)
2. Joan Koch (Cedar)
3. Babcock for Auditor (Chickasaw)

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

1. Committee to Elect Rudy Moritz Fayette County Supervisor
2. Dolecheck for Representative
3. Committee to Re-elect Bunda for Auditor (Pocahontas)
4. Committee to Elect Daniel B. Eiten for Crawford County Auditor
5. Tom Loebach for Sheriff (Dickinson)
6. Slater for Supervisor (Cherokee)
7. Greene County Republican Central Committee
8. Citizens for Connolly

C. Late-Filed Notice of Dissolution (Iowa Code section 68A.402B)

1. Friends for McMahon
2. Committee to Elect Daniel B. Eiten for Crawford County Auditor

11. ITEMS OF BOARD INTEREST NOT NEEDING ACTION

A. Income Tax Checkoff Report

B. Department of Auditor of State Report - FY04 Audit of IECDB

12. ADJOURNMENT