Senate File 53 - Introduced SENATE FILE 53 BY CHAPMAN A BILL FOR An Act prohibiting employer control of employee political 1 contributions. 2 BE IT ENACTED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF IOWA: 3 TLSB 1132XS (2) 88 ss/jh
S.F. 53 Section 1. NEW SECTION . 68A.507 Employer control of 1 employee contributions prohibited. 2 1. An employer employing persons in Iowa shall not do any 3 of the following: 4 a. Prohibit an employee from making a contribution to a 5 committee. 6 b. Require an employee to receive approval prior to making 7 a contribution to a committee. 8 c. Limit the amount of any contribution an employee makes 9 to a committee. 10 d. Take any adverse action against an employee for an 11 employee’s contributing to or failing to contribute to a 12 committee. 13 2. This section does not apply to an employee if the 14 political affiliation or viewpoint of the employee is a bona 15 fide occupational qualification of the employment. 16 EXPLANATION 17 The inclusion of this explanation does not constitute agreement with 18 the explanation’s substance by the members of the general assembly. 19 This bill prohibits an employer who employs people in 20 Iowa from prohibiting, limiting, or requiring approval for 21 the contributions of employees to political committees or 22 candidates’ committees. The bill does not apply to an employee 23 for whom a particular political viewpoint or affiliation is 24 a bona fide qualification of the employment. By operation 25 of law, a person who violates the bill is guilty of a 26 serious misdemeanor. A serious misdemeanor is punishable by 27 confinement for no more than one year and a fine of at least 28 $315 but not more than $1,875. 29 -1- LSB 1132XS (2) 88 ss/jh 1/ 1