68B.23  Honoraria--banned.

1.  Except as provided in subsection 2, a public official or public employee shall not seek or accept an honorarium from a restricted donor.

2.  A public official or public employee may accept an honorarium from any person under the following circumstances:

a.  The honorarium consists of payment of actual expenses of a donee for registration, food, beverages, travel, and lodging paid in return for participation in a panel or speaking engagement at a meeting when the expenses relate directly to the day or days on which the recipient has participation or presentation responsibilities.

b.  The honorarium consists of a nonmonetary item or series of nonmonetary items that the public official or public employee donates within thirty days to a public body, a bona fide educational or charitable organization, or the department of general services as provided in section 68B.22, subsection 3.

c.  The honorarium consists of a payment made to a public official or public employee for services rendered as part of a bona fide private business, trade, or profession in which the public official or public employee is engaged if the payment is commensurate with the actual services rendered and is not being made because of the person's status as a public official or public employee, but, rather, because of some special expertise or other qualification.

Section History: Recent form

  92 Acts, ch 1228, § 10; 93 Acts, ch 163, § 7

Internal References

  Referred to in § 68B.25

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