Advisory Opinions List

Opinion Title and Update Summary Keywords
IECDB AO 2000-26
rescinded by opinion 2004-12, Iowa Code s 56.42 is now 68A.301
Prohibition on Receipt of Contributions from Other Candidates 2004-12, 56.42, 68a.301, contribution, contribution from other candidate, contribution from another candidate, federal candidate
IECDB AO 2000-27
*rescinded by opinion 2004-13, Iowa Code s 56.12A is now 68A.505
Personal Vehicle with Campaign Signs Parked on Public Property sign, vehicle, public parking lot, parking, park, 2004-13, 56.12a, 68a.505, personal vehicle, parked vehicle, bumper sticker, campaign sign, resources, public moneys, signs, speech, freedom of speech, public
IECDB AO 2000-28
*rescinded by opinion 2004-13, Iowa Code s 56.12A is now 68A.505
Using Personal Vehicle with Campaign Signs During Governmental Business sign, signs, vehicle, vehicles, 2004-13, 56.12a,68a.505, personal vehicle, bumper sticker, campaign sticker, campaign sign, speech, freedom of speech, public resources, public monies, government business
IECDB AO 2000-29
*rule 8.9
Proper Reporting of Fees Paid to Lobbyists by Clients lobby, lobbying, lobbyists, client, clients, client of a lobbyist, client of lobbyists, lobbyist's client, client registration, lobbyist clients, client reporting
IECDB AO 2000-30
*rule 8.9
Lobbyists' Clients No Longer Permitted to File Exemptions claiming an exemption, filing an exemption, exemption, exemptions, client of a lobbyist, client of lobbyists, lobbyist's client, client reporting, lobbyist clients, 686.38
IECDB AO 2000-31
Iowa Code s 56.12A is now 68A.505, see rule 5.5(2)
Political Advertising on Public Right-of-Way When Any Group May Use Sign right of way, right-of-way, sign, public forum, 56.12a, 68a.505, campaign sign, yard sign, political sign, signs, Pick, city clerk, city treasurer, freedom of speech
IECDB AO 2000-32
*rescinded by opinion 2004-13
Bumper Stickers Not Part of Campaign Sign Prohibitions bumper sticker, bumper stickers, 2004-13, personal vehicle, parked vehicle, bumper sticker, campaign sign, signs, public moneys, 2001-27, 2000-28
IECDB AO 2000-33
Iowa Code s 56.42 is now 68A.303
Candidate Permitted to be Chair of State Party/94 Formal ADV. Op. 4 Rescinded 56.42, 68a.303, kramer, political party, state party, state party chair, political committee, state statutory political committee, candidate, 56.42, 68a.303, kramer, political party, state party, state party chair, political committee, state statutory political committee
IECDB AO 2000-34
*modified by opinion 2004-04. Iowa Code s 56.14 is now 68A.405, see rule 4.39(1)"e"
When a "paid for by" Statement is Not Required on Express Advocacy Materials 2004-04, 56.14, 68a.405, paid for by, attribution, attribution statement, McIntyre, mcintyre v. ohio elections comm'n, 514 U.S. 334
IECDB AO 2000-35
*rule 3.4(2)
When Unused Funds Must be Escheated by Parties from Income Tax Checkoff Fund escheat, unused funds, income tax checkoff fund, iowa election campaign fund, political party, state party, leftover funds
IECDB AO 2000-36
*rule 4.4(1)
Campaign Treasurers and Political Committee Chairs Must be at Least 18 Years of Age campaign treasurer, political committee chair, age, age of majority
IECDB AO 2000-37
rescinded by Opinion 2004-10, see rule 4.1(4)
When an Individual Becomes a "Candidate" for Purposes of Campaign Finance Laws 2004-10, candidate, seeking nomination, seeking election, 68b.32a
IECDB AO 2000-38 Proper Reporting of Contributions When Made by Credit Card on Internet credit card, credit card contribution, transaction fee, contribution, campaign contribution
IECDB AO 2000-39
See rules in Chapter 8
State Employees as Lobbyists and Not in "Collaborative Projects" with Other Agencies collaborative project, lobbyist, collaborative projects, lobbyists, agency lobbying, encouraging, agency lobbyist
IECDB AO 2000-40
*rule 6.2
Community Colleges are Considered "State Agencies" for Purposes of Ethics Law community college, community colleges, state agencies, state agency
IECDB AO 2000-41
*rule 4.10
When Electronically Filed Reports are Considered Timely Filed electronically filed reports, electronic reports, 56.6, 68a.402, file electronically, due date
IECDB AO 2000-42
rule 8.8(5)
Qualified Lobbyists Permitted to File Exemptions from Filing Quarterly Reports claiming an exemption, filing an exemption, exemption, exemptions, lobbyist, lobbyists, lobby, lobbying, quarterly reports, 2000-30, 68a.37
IECDB AO 2000-43
*issued to Thomas Frolick, IDOP
Acceptance of Employment After Participating in RFP Drafting Process Frolick, Department of Personnel, rfp, 68b.7, conflict of interest, use of influence, post-state employment, post state employment
IECDB AO 2001-01
Iowa Code s 56.15A is now 68A.504, see rule 8.15
Contributions from Lobbyists and PACs during Special Session 56.15a, 68a.504, lobbyist, lobbyist contributions, during session, contributions during session, special session, political committee contributions
IECDB AO 2001-02
Iowa Code s 56.15 is now 68A.503
Prohibition on Renting Corporate Property to Place Yard Sign corporation, sign, signs, 56.15, 68a.503, Davis, campaign sign, yard sign, corporate property
IECDB AO 2001-03
Iowa Code s 56.41 is now 68A.302
Use of Campaign funds for Memorial Flowers memorial flowers, memorial, funeral, 5641, 68a.302, Bukta, campaign funds, campaign purpose
IECDB AO 2001-04
Iowa Code s 56.12A is now 68A.505, see rule 5.5(5)
Ability to Use County Funds to Distribute Letters that do not Advocate a Campaign 56.12a, 68a.505, Wolf, county attorney, letters, mail, mass mailing, public resources, public moneys
IECDB AO 2001-05 Application of Gift Law to Winning Door Prize or Drawing door prize, drawing, 68b.22, gift, gifts, gift law
IECDB AO 2001-06
Iowa Code 56.2 is now 68A.102, see rule 4.38(2)
Attribution Statement and Reporting Requirements for Newspaper Ad Placed by Married Couple married couple, paid for by, attribution, 56.2, 68a.102, Noll, political committee, newspaper advertisement
IECDB AO 2001-07
Iowa Code s 56.3 is now 68A.203
Receipt of Only In-Kind Contributions Does Not Trigger Separate Bank Account bank account, 56.3, 68a.203, candidate bank account, candidate committee bank account, only in-kind contributions, in-kind, in-kind contributions

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