Senate File 42 - Enrolled

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  1  1                                             SENATE FILE 42
  1  2
  1  3                             AN ACT
  1  4 RELATING TO CAMPAIGN FINANCE BY REVISING THE REQUIREMENTS FOR
  1  5    FILING REPORTS AND FOR THE USE OF CERTAIN RESOURCES FOR
  1  6    POLITICAL PURPOSES.
  1  7
  1  8 BE IT ENACTED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF IOWA:
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  1 10    Section 1.  Section 68A.402, subsection 1, Code 2007, is
  1 11 amended to read as follows:
  1 12    1.  FILING METHODS.  Each committee shall file with the
  1 13 board reports disclosing information required under this
  1 14 section on forms prescribed by rule.  Reports shall be filed
  1 15 on or before the required due dates by using any of the
  1 16 following methods:  mail bearing a United States postal
  1 17 service postmark, hand=delivery, facsimile transmission,
  1 18 electronic mail attachment, or electronic filing as prescribed
  1 19 by rule.  Any report that is required to be filed five days
  1 20 prior to an election must be physically received by the board
  1 21 to be considered timely filed.  For purposes of this section,
  1 22 "physically received" means the report is either
  1 23 electronically filed using the board's electronic filing
  1 24 system or is received by the board prior to 4:30 p.m. on the
  1 25 report due date.
  1 26    Sec. 2.  Section 68A.503, subsection 2, Code 2007, is
  1 27 amended to read as follows:
  1 28    2.  a.  Except as provided in subsection 3, it is unlawful
  1 29 for a member of a committee, or its employee or
  1 30 representative, except a ballot issue committee, or for a
  1 31 candidate for office or the representative of the candidate,
  1 32 to solicit, request, or knowingly receive from an insurance
  1 33 company, savings and loan association, bank, credit union, or
  1 34 corporation organized pursuant to the laws of this state, the
  1 35 United States, or any other state, territory, or foreign
  2  1 country, whether for profit or not, or its officer, agent, or
  2  2 representative, any money, property, or thing of value
  2  3 belonging to the insurance company, savings and loan
  2  4 association, bank, or corporation for campaign expenses, or to
  2  5 expressly advocate that the vote of an elector be used to
  2  6 nominate, elect, or defeat a candidate for public office.
  2  7    b.  This section does not restrain or abridge the freedom
  2  8 of the press or prohibit the consideration and discussion in
  2  9 the press of candidacies, nominations, public officers, or
  2 10 public questions.
  2 11    c.  This section does not apply to a nonprofit organization
  2 12 communicating with its own members.  The board shall adopt
  2 13 rules pursuant to chapter 17A to administer this paragraph.
  2 14    d.  The board shall adopt rules prohibiting the owner,
  2 15 publisher, or editor of a sham newspaper from using the sham
  2 16 newspaper to promote in any way the candidacy of such a person
  2 17 for any public office.  As used in this paragraph, "sham
  2 18 newspaper" means a newspaper that does not meet the
  2 19 requirements set forth in section 618.3 and "owner" means a
  2 20 person having an ownership interest exceeding ten percent of
  2 21 the equity or profits of the newspaper.
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  2 24                                                             
  2 25                               JOHN P. KIBBIE
  2 26                               President of the Senate
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  2 29                                                             
  2 30                               PATRICK J. MURPHY
  2 31                               Speaker of the House
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  2 33    I hereby certify that this bill originated in the Senate and
  2 34 is known as Senate File 42, Eighty=second General Assembly.
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  3  2                                                             
  3  3                               MICHAEL E. MARSHALL
  3  4                               Secretary of the Senate
  3  5 Approved                , 2007
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  3  8                                
  3  9 CHESTER J. CULVER
  3 10 Governor