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Tentative Agenda

IOWA ETHICS AND CAMPAIGN DISCLOSURE BOARD
TENTATIVE AGENDA
OPEN SESSION
12:00 NOON
NOVEMBER 8, 2007
JESSIE PARKER BUILDING
510 EAST 12TH
DES MOINES, IA

1. CALL TO ORDER

2. APPROVAL OF MINUTES FROM SEPTEMBER 4, 2007

3. 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.

4. ACTION FROM EXECUTIVE SESSION

5. RULE FILINGS

A. Retaining $2.00 for costs
B. Mandatory electronic filing and late-filed reports
C. Change lobbyist penalty schedule

6. REQUEST FOR ADVISORY OPINION

A. Cindy Litwiller
B. Kendra Caruth

7. POLICY DECISIONS FOR THE BOARD TO MAKE

A. VSR for Purchase – Deferred from June 28 meeting
B. Meals as Public Service Recognition – Deferred from June 28 meeting
C. Use of Campaign Funds for Memberships
D. Doug Gross Selling Computer/Mailing List

8. HEARING REQUESTS TO APPEAL PENALTY WAIVER DENIALS

A. Grow for It Committee (Scott Fortune, Chair)
B. Iowans for Buschkamp (Jim Buschkamp, Candidate)

9. REQUESTS FOR WAIVER OF CIVIL PENALTIES

A. Statewide Committees (Rule 351 IAC 4.60)
1. Rainbow Equality PAC
2. Political Action – Iowa Dealers
B. Out of State Committees
1. Local 18 PAC
2. International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW)
3. United Transportation Union
C. Lobbyists/Clients (Rule 351 IAC 8.12)
1. Paul Hedquist/Employee and Family Resources
2. Nancy S. Edelman/Friends of Community Vitality
3. Karla Jones-Weber/Greater Des Moines Community Foundation
4. Allen McKinley
5. Chuck Hurley/Mike Hartwig/Iowa Family Policy Center
6. Carla Marcellus/March of Dimes
7. Tom Jochum/State Public Policy Group
8. Phillip Delafield
9. Jeff Berger

10. VIOLATIONS

A. Attribution Statement Violations (Iowa Code section 68A.405)
1. Ray Derby
2. Steve Hannen
3. Reike Plecas
4. Southern Iowa Rural Water Association
5. Soar with the MMC Eagles
6. Vote Yes for Iowa Central
7. Matt Walsh
8. Bill Elam
9. Rob Grove
10.Thomas Dannon/ISL Yes for Kids Committee
11. Monica Vernon
B. Late-Filed Statements of Organization (Iowa Code section 68A.201)
1. Citizens for (Tom) Sooter - General Assembly Candidate
2. (Julian) Garrett for Senate Committee - General Assembly Candidate
3. Courthouse Restoration Committee - Local Ballot – Madison Co.
4. Committee to Elect (William) Patterson - City Candidate – Webster Co.
5. Committee to Elect (Sharon) Hickey - City Candidate – Webster Co.
6. (Deborah) Thornton for School Board - School Board Candidate – Johnson Co.
C. Late-Filed Notice of Dissolution (Iowa Code section 68A.402B)
1. H. Kay Hedge for Senate - General Assembly
2. Will Reger for Iowa HR99 - General Assembly

11. GRADING STATE DISCLOSURES

12. ITEMS OF BOARD INTEREST NOT NEEDING ACTION

A. Income Tax Checkoff Reports
B. Office of Auditor of State – Annual Audit

13. ADJOURNMENT