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Advisory Opinions List

Opinion Title and Update Summary Keywords
IECDB AO 2010-03

National Organization for Marriage, Inc./Independent Expenditures

Kester, 68a.404, 68a.503, independent expenditure, corporation, corporate, registration, disclosure, citizens united
IECDB AO 2010-04
*modified/updated by 2016-02

Registering A Committee Required/Opinions 2005-08 and 2009-05 Modified

2009-05, campaign committee, registration, campaign committee registration, dr-1, 68a.201, dr-sfa, dr-otc, 68a.402, vsr
IECDB AO 2010-05

Iowa Progress Project/Independent Expenditures

Kleis, independent expenditure, independent expenditures, ind-exp, 68a.404, 68a.503, citizens united
IECDB AO 2010-06

Employee Providing Training to Entity and Submitting Private Sector Bids to Entity

Brand, Division of Community Action Agencies, dcaa,, Department of Human Rights, idhr, conflict of interest, 68b.2a, bid, bids, bidding, training
IECDB AO 2010-07

Application of Independent Expenditure Law to AFA Action, Inc./Iowa for Freedom

Gustoff, citizens united, independent expenditure, independent expenditures, 68a.404, 68a.503, ind-exp-o, judicial retention election, retention election, 2004-03
IECDB AO 2010-08

Campaign Events on Corporate Campus

Beltrame, corporate event, corporate campus, corporation, campaign contribution, campaign event, 68a.503, corporate contribution, campaign function
IECDB AO 2010-09

Engaging or Retaining a Campaign Advertising Firm/Consultant          

Schlinger, 68a.404, independent expenditure, independent expenditures, advertising firm, consultant, firewall, firewalling
IECDB AO 2010-10

Dispersion of Campaign Funds/Campaign Property on Behalf of Deceased Candidate

deceased candidate, dispersing, dispersion, dispersed, , dead candidate , candidate's estate, 68a.203
IECDB AO 2010-11

Contributions to Independent Expenditure Committee

independent expenditure committee, independent expenditure, independent expenditures, 68a.404, 68a.503, citizens united, 2010-03, corporate contributions, campaign disclosure report, disclosure report
IECDB AO 2011-01

Outstanding Loan/Conflict of Interest

outstanding loan, conflict of interest, 68B.2a, promissory note, outside employment
IECDB AO 2011-02

Transfer of Funds to Charitable Organization

candidate's committee, transfer campaign funds, charitable organization, campaign funds, 501(c)(3), 501c3, charity, 68a.303
IECDB AO 2011-03

Application to Gift Law for Governor's Staffers

Findley, governor staff, 68b.22, panel or speaking engagement, staff member, gift, gift law
IECDB AO 2011-04

Acceptance of Post Employment after serving as State Public Defender

Langholz, public defender, state public defender, local public defender, 68b.7, regulatory agency, department, commission, board, deputy, use of influence, prohibited use of influence, post-state employment, post state employment
IECDB AO 2011-05

Reporting of Donation boxes under Gift Law

gift, gifts, agency gift law, agency gift, donation box, donation boxes, 8.7, disclosure, reporting, anonymous gift
IECDB AO 2011-06

Reimbursement by Governor’s candidate committee for travel to and from campaign functions

Findley, Executive Protection Unit, EPU, security, 68a.505, public moneys, political purpose, campaign function, governor, lieutenant governor
IECDB AO 2011-07

Application of corporate contribution ban to LLC owned by corporation

Gregg, 68a.503, LLC, LLP, unincorporated business, corporation, subsidiary, corporate contribution, contribution, 2007-02, 68a.502, general operating funds
IECDB AO 2012-01

Nomination Petition in Government Office

nomination petition, government office, public area, 68a.505, public moneys, public resources, 2006-03, conflict of interest, 68b.2a
IECDB AO 2012-02

Definition of Charitable Organization

charitable organization, charity, 68a.303, 501(c)(3), 501c3
IECDB AO 2012-03

Use of Campaign Funds for Party Office

Smithson, candidate, campaign funds, party office, campaign expense, campaign purpose
IECDB AO 2012-04

Lt Governor Campaign Committee

Fagan, Reynolds, candidate, campaign committee, lieutenant governor, 2006-08, 68a.202
IECDB AO 2012-05
*rescinds opinion 2002-02

Reporting Requirements for Trusts

2002-02, trust, 68a.502, campaign contribution, campaign contributions, PAC, dr-1, 68a.402, disclosure, schedule b, dr-3, dr-otc
IECDB AO 2012-06

Definition of Partisan Political Committee

Latham, 68a.303, partisan political committee, boundaries of a congressional district, congressional district, political party, party
IECDB AO 2013-01

Mayor serving as manager of bank

Berner, conflict of interest, bank, bank account, mayor, outside employment, 68b.2a
IECDB AO 2013-02

Permanent reservation of park shelter for political event

Keith, 68a.505, forum, political forum, public resources, reimburse, reimbursement, public park, event, public moneys
IECDB AO 2013-03

Attribution statements on social media sites

attribution statement, attribution, paid for by, social media, published material, profile page, 68a.405