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Chapter 68B

Iowa Code chapter 68B
"Government Ethics and Lobbying Act"*

 
The governmental ethics & lobbying laws in Chapter 68B govern the conduct of governmental officials, employees, and lobbyists. The Board administers the chapter as it applies to executive branch officials, employees, candidates for statewide office, and executive branch lobbyists. The Board gives advice to local governmental personnel, but enforcement is conducted by the county attorney. The Board may enter into an agreement with a political subdivision to enforce the subdivision's adopted code of ethics. The Senate and House Ethics Committees have jurisdiction over ethics and lobbying issues involving the legislative branch.


Table of Contents - Chapter 68B

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Subchapter I - Titles and Definitions
68B.1 Short Title
68B.2 Definitions
  Subchapter II - Conflicts of Interest
68B.2A Prohibited outside employment and activities-Conflicts of interest 1, 2
68B.2B Executive branch compensation
68B.3 When public bids required - disclosure of income from other sales18, 19
68B.4 Sales by regulatory agency employees
68B.4A Sales by legislative employees 
68B.4B Sales by members of the office of the governor
68B.5A Ban on certain lobbying activities
68B.6 Services against state prohibited
68B.7 Prohibited use of influence3
68B.8 Lobbying activities by state agencies
  Subchapter III - Gifts and offers - General Penalties
68B.21 Legislative intent
68B.22 Gifts accepted or received 4, 8
68B.23 Honoraria - banned
68B.24 Loans - receipt from lobbyists prohibited
  Subchapter IV - Enforcement - Entities, Procedure, and Jurisidiction
68B.31 Legislative ethics committee 9, 10, 11, 12
68B.31A Investigation by independent special counsel - probable cause
68B.32 Independent ethics and campaign disclosure board - established
68B.32A Duties of the Board 6, 13,20,21
68B.32B Complaint procedures 
68B.32C Contested case proceedings
68B.32D Penalties - recommended actions
68B.33 Judicial review - enforcement
68B.34 Additional penalty
68B.34A Actions commenced 5, 14
  Subchapter V - Personal Financial Disclosure
68B.35 Personal financial disclosure - certain officials, members of the general assembly and candidates7
68B.35A Personal financial disclosure statements of state officials and employees - public access
  Subchapter VI - Lobbyist Regulation
68B.36 Applicability - lobbyist registration required 15, 22
68B.37 Repealed Effective 02/10/2010 17
68B.38 Lobbyist's client reporting 16, 23
  Subchapter VII - Supreme Court Rules
68B.39 Supreme court rules

1 As amended by 2009 Iowa Acts, Ch 9, section 1.
2 As amended by 2009 Iowa Acts, Ch 9, section 2.
3 As amended by 2009 Iowa Acts, Ch 9, section 3.
4 As amended by 2009 Iowa Acts, Ch 133, section 18.
5 As amended by 2009 Iowa Acts, Ch 9, section 4.
6 As amended by 2009 Iowa Acts, Ch 181, section 41.
7 As amended by 2009 Iowa Acts, Ch 9, section 5.
8 As amended by 2010 Iowa Acts, HF 2109, section 1.
9 As amended by 2010 Iowa Acts, HF 2109, section 2.
10 As amended by 2010 Iowa Acts, HF 2109, section 3.
11 As amended by 2010 Iowa Acts, HF 2109, section 4.
12 As amended by 2010 Iowa Acts, HF 2109, section 5.
13 As amended by 2010 Iowa Acts, HF 2109, section 6.
14 As amended by 2010 Iowa Acts, HF 2109, section 7.
15 As amended by 2010 Iowa Acts, HF 2109, section 8.
16 As amended by 2010 Iowa Acts, HF 2109, section 9.
17 As amended by 2010 Iowa Acts, HF 2109, section 10.
18 As amended by 2010 Iowa Acts, SF 2067, section 2.
19 As amended by 2010 Iowa Acts, SF 2067, section 3.
20 As amended by 2010 Iowa Acts, SF 2067, section 4.
21
As amended by 2010 Iowa Acts, SF 2067, section 5.
22 As amended by 2011 Iowa Acts, HF 126, section 1.
23 As amended by 2011 Iowa Acts, HF 126, section 2.

 


 

* The information on this page is provided by the Board's staff for guidance and does NOT take the place of the official Code of Iowa. Please view the Code of Iowa and appropriate Supplements and Acts for the official laws.