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Tentative Agenda

 
IOWA ETHICS AND CAMPAIGN DISCLOSURE BOARD
TENTATIVE AGENDA
OPEN SESSION
12:00 NOON
MARCH 30, 2006
JESSIE PARKER BUILDING
510 EAST 12TH
DES MOINES, IA

1. CALL TO ORDER

2. APPROVAL OF MINUTES FROM DECEMBER 1, 2005 AND FEBRUARY 7, 2006

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. PROPOSED ADVISORY OPINIONS

A. Use of Campaign Funds for Mailing Advocating Candidate and Ballot Issue Elections
B. Filing of Campaign Report Prior to Statement of Organization Filed
C. Attribution Statement on Candidate Nomination Petition
D. Filing of Gift Report for Payments/Services Provided to SHIIP Volunteers
E. Sheriff’s Office Employee Simultaneously Employed by E-911 Service Board
F. Board of Supervisor Member Simultaneously Employed by E-911 Service Board

5. ADMINISTRATIVE ACTION

A. Delinquent Filers/Other Potential Violations

1. Citizens for Cunningham
2. Severson for State House
3. Citizens for Richards
4. Citizens for Bolluyt
5. Roger Grobstich for State Representative Committee

B. Adjusting Entry

1. Iowa Democratic Party

6. POLICY DECISIONS FOR THE BOARD TO MAKE

A. Streamlining Civil Penalty Waiver Request Process

7. BOARD RULES

A. Rules under Notice

1. Rescinds rule 4.48
2. Removes requirement to submit joint corporate/PAC solicitation letter to Board
3. Requires a registered candidate to file an amended statement of organization or a new statement of organization when the threshold for a new office is exceeded
4. Amends rules for the filing of a report during the 10-day window a statement of organization is due

8. REQUESTS FOR WAIVER OF CIVIL PENALTIES

A. Statewide Committees (Rule 351 IAC 4.60)

1. Karen Butler for State Representative
2. Citizens to Elect Bill Thompson
3. Carroll County Council of Republican Women
4. Taylor for Senate
5. Allamakee County Republican Womens Club
6. Scott for State Representative

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

1. Addison for Council (Wapello)
2. Jones County Democratic Central Committee
3. Plymouth County Democratic Central Committee
4. Keokuk County Republican Central Committee
5. Delaware County Democratic Central Committee
6. Joe Kasel for Supervisor (Fayette)
7. Cherokee County Republican Central Committee
8. Greene County Republican Central Committee
9. Page County Republican Central Committee
10. Citizens for Dougherty (Woodbury)
11. Committee to Elect Matt Schultz (Pottawattamie)
12. Bethany Reese Wirin for City Council (Marshall)
13. Story County Democratic Central Committee
14. Waund for Supervisor (O’Brien)
15. Elect Hari Shankar (Black Hawk)
16. Ronald Buch for Supervisor (Benton)

C. Out of State PAC Committees (Rule 351 IAC 4.60)

1. Enterprise Rent-A-Car Company PAC
2. Campaign of One PAC

D. One-Time Contributor (Rule 351 IAC 4.60)

1. Vista Real Estate & Investment Corporation

E. Lobbyists/Clients (Rule 351 IAC 8.12)

1. Lewis Finch

9. VIOLATIONS

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

1. Brian and Peg Murphy (Polk)
2. Jeff Kuehl (O’Brien)
3. The Madison County Development Group, Jeffrey Nolan, President
4. Jane Whittlesey (Black Hawk)
5. Vegge for Council Committee (Story)
6. Gary Johnson (Jasper)
7. West Central Valley Whole Community Vision Committee (Dallas)
8. Premier Communications, Inc., Scott Te Stroete, Treasurer (O’Brien)
9. Carolyn Blasingame (Mills)
10. Rose Schoening (Mills)
11. Campaign to Elect Hildebrand (Polk)
12. Dorothy Techau (Mills)
13. Paul Brown, Bret Adams, Lans Flickinger (Buchanan)
14. Ralph Marten (Crawford)

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

1. Story County Republican Central Committee
2. Wagner for Council (Linn)
3. Clarke County Democratic Central Committee
4. Concerned Citizens of 2005 (Johnson)
5. Scott for State Representative
6. Iowa Competitive Telecommunications Coalition (Polk)
7. Keokuk County Democratic Central Committee
8. Linn County Republican Central Committee
9. Committee to Elect Ockerman (Dallas)
10. Premier Communications, Inc. (O’Brien)

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

1. Committee to Elect Todd Ripper (Polk)
2. Independence Bancshares, Inc./Charitable Foundation (Buchanan)
3. Marla McCoid for Mayor (Polk)
4. Fichter for Auditor (Fremont)
5. Alliant Energy for Wellman Committee (Washington)
6. Alliant Energy for Rolfe Committee (Pocahontas)
7. Alliant Energy for Titonka Committee (Kossuth)
8. Alliant Energy for Kalona Committee (Washington)
9. Radig for State House
10. Sands for State Senate
11. Calvin Tyer Campaign (Woodbury)
12. Iowa Competitive Telecommunications Coalition (Polk)
13. East Pottawattamie Referendum Committee (Pottawattamie)
14. Committee to Elect Sylvia Belzer (Louisa)
15. Streeper for Supervisor (Jones)
16. Adams – Rural Voice – 2004
17. Friends of Mike Hartwig for Secretary of State
18. Schuerer for State Senate

10. ITEMS OF BOARD INTEREST NOT NEEDING ACTION

A. Income Tax Checkoff Reports

11. ADJOURNMENT