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1-9-2: LIMITATION ON CAMPAIGN CONTRIBUTIONS 1 :
CAMPAIGN FUNCTION: Any meeting related to a candidate's campaign for election.
CANDIDATE: Any individual who has taken affirmative action to seek nomination or election to a municipal public office.
CANDIDATE'S COMMITTEE: The committee designated by the candidate to receive contributions as defined in chapter 56 of the state code of Iowa.
1. A gift, loan, advance, deposit, rebate, refund, or transfer of money or a gift in kind.
2. The payment, by any person other than a candidate, of compensation for the personal services of another person which are rendered to a candidate for any such purpose.
3. "Contribution" shall not include a person's time donated to aid or promote a candidate's nomination for election. "Contribution" shall not include refreshments served at a campaign function so long as such refreshments do not exceed fifty dollars ($50.00) in value or transportation provided to a candidate so long as its value computed at a rate of twenty cents ($0.20) per mile does not exceed one hundred dollars ($100.00) in value in any single election.
4. "Contribution" shall not include something provided to a candidate for the candidate's personal consumption or use and not intended for or on behalf of the candidate's committee.
ELECTION: Any primary, general, or special election held in the city.
MUNICIPAL PUBLIC OFFICE: The city council.
PERSON: Without limitation, any individual, corporation, government or governmental subdivision or agency, business trust, estate, trust, partnership or association, labor union, political action committee, or any other legal entity. (Ord. 01-3955, 2-6-2001; amd. Ord. 03-4068, 4-8-2003)
B. Limitation On Campaign Contributions By Persons: With regard to elections to fill a municipal public office:
1. No person shall make, and no candidate or candidate's committee shall solicit or accept, any contribution which will cause the total amount contributed by any such contributor with respect to a single election in support of or opposition to such candidate, to exceed one hundred dollars ($100.00).
2. A person shall not make a contribution in the name of another person, and a person shall not knowingly accept a contribution made by one person in the name of another. (Ord. 01-3955, 2-6-2001)
1. See charter art. VI.