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Tentative Agenda

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

1. CALL TO ORDER

2.  ELECTION OF OFFICERS

3.  APPROVAL OF MINUTES FROM MARCH 30, 2006 AND MAY 30, 2006

4. ADJOURNMENT TO EXECUTIVE SESSION – In accordance with the provisions of 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. ACTION FROM EXECUTIVE SESSION

6. PROPOSED ADVISORY OPINIONS

A. Running as Lieutenant Governor and Registering Committee/Filing Reports
B. Legislative Candidate Soliciting/Delivering Contributions for Another Candidate
C. Placement of “Paid for By” Attribution on Emails/Opinion 2005-25 Modified
D. Separate Segregated Education PAC Accounts/Administrative Expenses

7. ADMINISTRATIVE ACTION

A. Delinquent Filers/Other Potential Violations

1. Business Leadership Council
2. SITIPAC
3. Grundy County Democratic Central Committee
4. Fred Gilbert
5. Melanie Haas
6. Kathleen Williams

8. POLICY DECISIONS FOR THE BOARD TO MAKE

A. Purchases of Meal/Fundraising Tickets
B. Contributions Made/Received During Session
C. Blanket Consent for Sales
D. Electronic Filing Vendor Information

9. BOARD RULES

A. Rules for Adoption

1. 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
2. Amends rules for the filing of a report during the 10-day window a statement of organization is due
3. Rescinds rule 4.48
4. Removes requirement to submit joint corporate/PAC solicitation letter to Board

B. Rules under Notice of Intended Action

1. Redraft of Chapter 1
2. Civil Penalty for DR-OTC
3. Adding Leases/Blanket Consents
4. Government positions prohibited from engaging in political activities; adds section 8.7 to list of violations of which the Board may impose discipline; replaces a cite to a recently renumbered rule
5. Correction Advertisements

C. Future Rules

1. Petition for Rulemaking – Identification of financial institution and account
2. Abuse of office and conflicts of interest
3. Use of uniforms for campaign purposes

10. REQUESTS FOR WAIVER OF CIVIL PENALTIES

A. Statewide Committees (Rule 351 IAC 4.60)

1. Citizens for Cammie Pohl
2. Polk County Republican Women’s Club
3. Public Safety Initiative
4. Master Builders of Iowa PAC
5. Steve Swanson Campaign Committee
6. Slinger for Senate
7. Adams – Rural Voice – 2004
8. Stevens for State House

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

1. Fremont County Democratic Central Committee
2. Monroe County Republican Central Committee
3. Ottumwans for Flanders (Wapello)
4. Waund for Supervisor (O’Brien)
5. Yes 4 Kids
6. Carroll County Democratic Central Committee
7. McGinn for Council (Polk)

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

1. VGM PAC
2. Aquila PAC
3. Roche Good Government Committee

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

1. Townsend Engineering

E. Personal Financial Disclosures (Rule 351 IAC 7.6)

1. Mark Day
2. Jeff Robinson

F. Lobbyists/Clients (Rule 351 IAC 8.12)

1. Patrick Rounds

11. VIOLATIONS

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

1. Cynthia Manzer
2. Bob Hoodjer
3. State Public Policy Group
4. Deb Monson
5. Citizens for Sooter
6. Wade Wagner
7. Tom Cilek
8. There Is A Better Way
9. Elect Cathy Haustein
10. Anne Sheeder and Brenda Fiori

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

1. Citizens for Richards
2. Slinger for Senate
3. Carroll County Democratic Central Committee
4. Cherokee County Republican Central Committee
5. Grundy County Democratic Central Committee
6. Humboldt County Democratic Central Committee
7. Muscatine County Democratic Central Committee
8. Ringgold County Republican Central Committee
9. There Is A Better Way Committee (Pottawattamie)
10. Committee to Elect Kenneth Hach (Buena Vista)
11. Melissa O’Rourke Sioux County Attorney (Sioux)
12. KC Real Estate, L.C. (Polk and Warren)
13. Ottumwans for Flanders (Wapello)
14. Citizens for Bemrich (Webster)
15. Committee to Elect Linda Swanson (Clay)
16. LaVonne Bjergum (Winneshiek)
17. Johnston for Supervisor (Poweshiek)
18. Vest for Supervisor (Tama)
19. Committee to Elect Jack Chaney for Supervisor (Pottawattamie)
20. John Mineart for State Senate
21. Matthews for Supervisor (Clay)
22. Committee to Elect Tim Anderson (Black Hawk)

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

1. Abolt for Senate

D. Late-Filed Lobbyist Registration (Iowa Code section 68B.36)

1. Neila Seaman
2. Bill Fink

12.    ADJOURNMENT