IECDB AO 2000-29
September 21, 2000
TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS:
Pursuant to Iowa Code section 68B.32A(11), the Iowa Ethics and Campaign Disclosure Board takes the opportunity to issue its opinion on the issue of lobbyist clients properly reporting fees paid to lobbyists by clients. We note at the outset that the Board's jurisdiction is limited to the application of Iowa Code chapters 56 and 68B and rules in Iowa Administrative Code chapter 351. Whether some other statutory system, common law theory or agency rule applies to this issue is not covered by this opinion.
Iowa Code section 68B.38, as amended by the 78th GA in HF 2431, in pertinent states:
"1. On or before January 31 and July 31 of each year, a lobbyist's client shall file with the general assembly or board a report that contains information on all salaries, fees, and retainers paid by the lobbyist's client to the lobbyist for lobbying purposes during the preceding six calendar months. Reports by lobbyists' clients shall be filed with the same entity with which the lobbyist filed the lobbyist's registration."
BY DIRECTION AND VOTE OF THE BOARD
Bernard McKinley, Board Chair
1st Vice-Chair Geraldine Leinen
2nd Vice-Chair James Albert
Submitted by: W. Charles Smithson, Board Legal Counsel