States of Disclosure

Published — June 25, 2009

Iowa: Legislative financial disclosure ranking

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Iowa

Rank: 43 | Points: 48.5 | Grade: F

Ethics and Campaign Disclosure Board

Question Answer Points Notes
Requires financial disclosure filing? Yes 1
Requires complete financial disclosure filing (no update)? Yes 1
Requires financial disclosure filing annually? Yes 1
Requires complete financial disclosure filing for candidates? Yes 1
Employment information required? Yes 5
Employment information not narrowly defined? Yes 5
Employer/business name required? House -Yes; Senate – No 2.5 Half points awarded because house filers required to clearly identify employer name, but senate filers not required to report that information.
Employment job title required? Yes 2
Employer description required? Yes 2
Value range/income amount required? No 0
Spouse employment information required and clear? No 0
Officer/director information required? House -Yes; Senate – No 2 Half points awarded because house filers required to clearly identify
directorships, but senate filers not required to clearly identify
directorships.
Officer/director information not narrowly defined? House -Yes; Senate – No 2 Half points awarded because house filers required to clearly report all
directorships, but senate filers not required to clearly identify
directorships.
Officer/director entity name required? House -Yes; Senate – No 2 Half points awarded because house filers required to report directorship
entity name, but senate filers not required to clearly identify
directorships.
Officer/director entity description required? House -Yes; Senate – No 1 Half points awarded because house filers required to describe
directorship entity, but senate filers not required to clearly identify
directorships.
Spouse officer/director information required and clear? No 0
Investment information required? Yes 3
Investment information not narrowly defined? Yes 3
Investment entity name required? Yes 1 One point awarded because house filers not
required to report name of stock holdings, but are required to report name of
personal business interests; senate filers not required to report name for
either.
Investment entity description required? Yes 2
Investment value range/holding amount required? No 0
Spouse investment information required and clear? No 0
Client information required? No 0 No information on private clients required. However, house filers
required to report sale of goods to political division, which does not factor
into points for this question; senate filers not required to report same.
Client name required? No 0
Client value range/income amount required? No 0
Spouse client information required and clear? No 0
Real-property information required? Yes 2
Real-property information not narrowly defined? No 0
Real-property value range/amount required? No 0
Spouse real-property information required and clear? No 0
Spouse name required? No 0
Dependent name required? No 0
Financial disclosure filings in central office? Yes 1
Lawmakers not forwarded reviewer information? Yes 1
In-person appearance not required to obtain filings? Yes 1
Copy fees less than 50 cents per page? Yes 1
Blank disclosure form available on Web? Yes 1 Change from 2006: Blank disclosure forms now available online.
Disclosure filings available electronically or on the Web in any format? Yes 3
Late-filing penalties on the books? No 0
Misfiling penalties on the books? No 0
State has auditing authority? Yes 1
State routinely reviews filings for accuracy and completeness either
through formal audit process or informal review process?
Yes 1
State published list of delinquent filers on Web or in printed document? No 0

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