Contributions from political committees not organized in Iowa, 4.32
ETHICS AND CAMPAIGN DISCLOSURE BOARD, IOWA
Notice of Intended Action
Twenty-five interested persons, a governmental subdivision, an agency or association of 25 or more persons may demand an oral presentation hereon as provided in Iowa Code section 17A.4(1)"b."
Notice is also given to the public that the Administrative Rules Review Committee may, on its own motion or on written request by any individual or group, review this proposed action under section 17A.8(6) at a regular or special meeting where the public or interested persons may be heard.
Pursuant to the authority of Iowa Code section 68B.32A(1), the Iowa Ethics and Campaign Disclosure Board hereby gives Notice of Intended Action to amend Chapter 4, "Campaign Disclosure Procedures," Iowa Administrative Code.
This proposed amendment is intended to implement Iowa Code section 68A.201A, which sets out the procedures for reporting contributions from federal and out-of-state committees or organizations.
Any interested person may make written suggestions or comments on the proposed amendment no later than September 9, 2014. Such written materials should be directed to Megan Tooker, Iowa Ethics and Campaign Disclosure Board, 510 E. 12th Street, Suite 1A, Des Moines, Iowa 50319; e-mail email@example.com; or fax (515)281-4073.
The Ethics and Campaign Disclosure Board does not intend to grant waivers under the provisions of these rules, other than as allowed under the Board's general rules regarding waivers.
After analysis and review of this rule making, no impact on jobs has been found.
This amendment is intended to implement Iowa Code section 68A.201A.
The following amendment is proposed.
Amend subrules 4.32(3) to 4.32(6) as follows:
4.32(3) Signature. The VSR shall be signed by the individual filing the VSR on behalf of the out-of-state committee. A VSR that is filed electronically using the board's Web site is deemed signed when filed.
4.32(4) Where filed. Every VSR filed for a contribution in excess of $50 shall be filed with the board at 510 East 12th Street, Suite 1A, Des Moines, Iowa 50319, electronically using the board's Web site at www.iowa.gov/ethics, as an E-mail attachment, or by fax at (515)281-4073.
4.32(5) When filed. The VSR shall be filed with the board by 4:30 p.m. on or before the fifteenth day after the date of the contribution, or mailed bearing a United States Postal Service postmark dated on or before the fifteenth day after the date of the contribution. If the due date falls on a Saturday, Sunday, or holiday on which the board office is closed, the due date is extended to the first working day when the board office is open. For purposes of this subrule, "date of the contribution" means the day, month, and year the contribution check is dated. If the board deems it necessary, a copy of any contribution check may be required to be filed with the board. When a copy of a check is required to be filed with the board, the copy shall be filed within ten days after notice by the board.
4.32(6) Enhanced filing. An out-of-state committee determining that the jurisdiction under which the committee is registered does not have reporting requirements substantially similar to those of Iowa Code Supplement chapter 68A may choose to comply by enhancing the committee's filing in the other jurisdiction. The enhanced filing shall meet the reporting requirements of Iowa Code Supplement chapter 68A for the reporting period during which contributions to Iowa committees are made. The report shall cover a period of at least one month. An out-of-state committee choosing this option shall comply with the VSR procedures in subrule 4.32(2) and attach a signed statement affirm that the report has been enhanced to satisfy the Iowa reporting requirements.