General Assembly: 82 (2007 Regular GA) - Chapter 61 - Campaign finance — filing methods and political communications


Published: 2007-04-16

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a. For the acquisition and retention of a mineral lease, including bonuses, royalties, com- pensatory royalties, shut-in royalties, minimum royalties, and delay rentals. b. For the extraction, production, or sale ofminerals, including net revenue interests, royal-

ties, overriding royalties, extraction payments, and production payments. c. Under an agreement or option, including a joint operating agreement, unit agreement,

pooling agreement, and farm-out agreement, relating to the extraction, production, or sale of minerals.

Approved April 16, 2007

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CH. 61CH. 61

CHAPTER 61

CAMPAIGN FINANCE — FILING METHODS AND POLITICAL COMMUNICATIONS

S.F. 42

AN ACT relating to campaign finance by revising the requirements for filing reports and for the use of certain resources for political purposes.

Be It Enacted by the General Assembly of the State of Iowa:

Section 1. Section 68A.402, subsection 1, Code 2007, is amended to read as follows: 1. FILINGMETHODS. Eachcommittee shall filewith theboard reports disclosing informa-

tion required under this section on formsprescribed by rule. Reports shall be filed on orbefore the required due dates by using any of the following methods: mail bearing a United States postal service postmark, hand-delivery, facsimile transmission, electronicmail attachment, or electronic filing as prescribed by rule. Any report that is required to be filed five days prior to an election must be physically received by the board to be considered timely filed. For pur- poses of this section, “physically received”means the report is either electronically filed using the board’s electronic filing system or is received by the board prior to 4:30 p.m. on the report due date.

Sec. 2. Section 68A.503, subsection 2, Code 2007, is amended to read as follows: 2. a. Except as provided in subsection 3, it is unlawful for a member of a committee, or its

employee or representative, except a ballot issue committee, or for a candidate for office or the representative of the candidate, to solicit, request, or knowingly receive from an insurance company, savings and loan association, bank, credit union, or corporation organized pursuant to the laws of this state, the United States, or any other state, territory, or foreign country, whether for profit or not, or its officer, agent, or representative, anymoney, property, or thing of value belonging to the insurance company, savings and loan association, bank, or corpora- tion for campaign expenses, or to expressly advocate that the voteof an elector beused tonom- inate, elect, or defeat a candidate for public office. b. This sectiondoesnot restrain or abridge the freedomof thepress or prohibit the consider-

ation and discussion in the press of candidacies, nominations, public officers, or public ques- tions. c. This sectiondoesnot apply to anonprofit organization communicatingwith its ownmem-

bers. The board shall adopt rules pursuant to chapter 17A to administer this paragraph.

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d. The board shall adopt rules prohibiting the owner, publisher, or editor of a shamnewspa- per from using the sham newspaper to promote in any way the candidacy of such a person for any public office. As used in this paragraph, “sham newspaper”means a newspaper that does not meet the requirements set forth in section 618.3 and “owner” means a person having an ownership interest exceeding ten percent of the equity or profits of the newspaper.

Approved April 16, 2007

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CH. 62CH. 62

CHAPTER 62

LAW ENFORCEMENT AGENCY ELECTRONIC MAIL AND TELEPHONE BILLING RECORDS

S.F. 140

ANACT relating to the time period for which peace officers’ investigative reports and specific portions of electronic mail and telephone billing records are to be kept confidential.

Be It Enacted by the General Assembly of the State of Iowa:

Section 1. Section 22.7, subsection 5, Code 2007, is amended to read as follows: 5. Peace officers’ investigative reports, and specific portions of electronic mail and tele-

phone billing records of law enforcement agencies if that information is part of an ongoing in- vestigation, except where disclosure is authorized elsewhere in this Code. However, the date, time, specific location, and immediate facts and circumstances surrounding a crime or inci- dent shall not be kept confidential under this section, except in those unusual circumstances where disclosure would plainly and seriously jeopardize an investigation or pose a clear and present danger to the safety of an individual. Specific portions of electronic mail and tele- phone billing records may only be kept confidential under this subsection only for as long as if the length of time prescribed for commencement of prosecution or the finding of an indict- ment or information under the statute of limitationswould have run on a respective applicable to the crime that is under investigation has not expired.

Approved April 16, 2007