§ 68B.1 Short title
§ 68B.2 Definitions
§ 68B.2A Prohibited outside employment and activities — conflicts of interest.
§ 68B.2B Executive branch compensation
§ 68B.2C Prohibited outside employment and activities — agents of foreign principals.
§ 68B.3 When public bids required — disclosure of income from other sales.
§ 68B.4 Sales or leases by regulatory agency officials and employees
§ 68B.4A Sales by legislative employees
§ 68B.4B Sales or leases 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 influence
§ 68B.8 Lobbying activities by state agencies
§ 68B.21 Legislative intent
§ 68B.22 Gifts accepted or received
§ 68B.23 Honoraria — banned.
§ 68B.24 Loans — receipt from lobbyists prohibited.
§ 68B.25 Additional penalty
§ 68B.26 Actions commenced
§ 68B.31 Legislative ethics committee
§ 68B.31A Investigation by independent special counsel — probable cause.
§ 68B.32 Independent ethics and campaign disclosure board — established.
§ 68B.32A Duties of the board
§ 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 against local officials or employees
§ 68B.35 Personal financial disclosure — certain officials, members of the general assembly, and candidates.
§ 68B.35A Personal financial disclosure statements of state officials and employees — internet access.
§ 68B.36 Applicability — lobbyist registration required.
§ 68B.38 Lobbyist’s client reporting.
§ 68B.39 Supreme court rules

Terms Used In Iowa Code > Chapter 68B - Government Ethics and Lobbying

  • Allegation: something that someone says happened.
  • Appeal: A request made after a trial, asking another court (usually the court of appeals) to decide whether the trial was conducted properly. To make such a request is "to appeal" or "to take an appeal." One who appeals is called the appellant.
  • clerk: means clerk of the court in which the action or proceeding is brought or is pending; and the words "clerk's office" mean the office of that clerk. See Iowa Code 4.1
  • Complaint: A written statement by the plaintiff stating the wrongs allegedly committed by the defendant.
  • Contract: A legal written agreement that becomes binding when signed.
  • Corporation: A legal entity owned by the holders of shares of stock that have been issued, and that can own, receive, and transfer property, and carry on business in its own name.
  • Dependent: A person dependent for support upon another.
  • Dismissal: The dropping of a case by the judge without further consideration or hearing. Source:
  • Donee: The recipient of a gift.
  • Donor: The person who makes a gift.
  • employee of the judicial branch: include every officer or employee of the judicial branch except a judicial officer. See Iowa Code 4.1
  • Evidence: Information presented in testimony or in documents that is used to persuade the fact finder (judge or jury) to decide the case for one side or the other.
  • following: when used by way of reference to a chapter or other part of a statute mean the next preceding or next following chapter or other part. See Iowa Code 4.1
  • Gift: A voluntary transfer or conveyance of property without consideration, or for less than full and adequate consideration based on fair market value.
  • Impeachment: (1) The process of calling something into question, as in "impeaching the testimony of a witness." (2) The constitutional process whereby the House of Representatives may "impeach" (accuse of misconduct) high officers of the federal government for trial in the Senate.
  • Internet: means the federated international system that is composed of allied electronic communication networks linked by telecommunication channels, that uses standardized protocols, and that facilitates electronic communication services, including but not limited to use of the world wide web; the transmission of electronic mail or messages; the transfer of files and data or other electronic information; and the transmission of voice, image, and video. See Iowa Code 4.1
  • Internet site: means a specific location on the internet that is determined by internet protocol numbers, by a domain name, or by both, including but not limited to domain names that use the designations ". See Iowa Code 4.1
  • Jurisdiction: (1) The legal authority of a court to hear and decide a case. Concurrent jurisdiction exists when two courts have simultaneous responsibility for the same case. (2) The geographic area over which the court has authority to decide cases.
  • Lease: A contract transferring the use of property or occupancy of land, space, structures, or equipment in consideration of a payment (e.g., rent). Source: OCC
  • Legislative session: That part of a chamber's daily session in which it considers legislative business (bills, resolutions, and actions related thereto).
  • Majority leader: see Floor Leaders
  • Minority leader: See Floor Leaders
  • Misdemeanor: Usually a petty offense, a less serious crime than a felony, punishable by less than a year of confinement.
  • Partnership: A voluntary contract between two or more persons to pool some or all of their assets into a business, with the agreement that there will be a proportional sharing of profits and losses.
  • person: means individual, corporation, limited liability company, government or governmental subdivision or agency, business trust, estate, trust, partnership or association, or any other legal entity. See Iowa Code 4.1
  • Probable cause: A reasonable ground for belief that the offender violated a specific law.
  • property: includes personal and real property. See Iowa Code 4.1
  • Quorum: The number of legislators that must be present to do business.
  • Rule: includes "regulation". See Iowa Code 4.1
  • Settlement: Parties to a lawsuit resolve their difference without having a trial. Settlements often involve the payment of compensation by one party in satisfaction of the other party's claims.
  • Signature: includes an electronic signature as defined in section 554D. See Iowa Code 4.1
  • state: when applied to the different parts of the United States, includes the District of Columbia and the territories, and the words "United States" may include the said district and territories. See Iowa Code 4.1
  • Subpoena: A command to a witness to appear and give testimony.
  • Testimony: Evidence presented orally by witnesses during trials or before grand juries.
  • Trustee: A person or institution holding and administering property in trust.
  • United States: includes all the states. See Iowa Code 4.1
  • Veto: The procedure established under the Constitution by which the President/Governor refuses to approve a bill or joint resolution and thus prevents its enactment into law. A regular veto occurs when the President/Governor returns the legislation to the house in which it originated. The President/Governor usually returns a vetoed bill with a message indicating his reasons for rejecting the measure. In Congress, the veto can be overridden only by a two-thirds vote in both the Senate and the House.
  • year: means twelve consecutive months. See Iowa Code 4.1