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IPIB Rules Committee - Electronic meeting

Date: 
Thursday, October 15, 2020 - 11:30am
Location: 
502 E. 9th Street
Wallace Building - 3rd Floor IPIB Office Conference Room
Des Moines, IA 50319
Agenda: 

IOWA PUBLIC INFORMATION BOARD

Rules Committee

 

MEMBERS

Julie Pottorff, Des Moines (Public Representative, 2017-2020)

Suzan Stewart, Sioux City (Public Representative, 2018-2022)

Joan Corbin, Pella (Government Representative, 2020-2024)

 

STAFF

Margaret Johnson, Executive Director

Brett Toresdahl, Deputy Director

Zach Goodrich, Legal Counsel

 

Electronic Meeting

Pursuant to Iowa Code section 21.8 - In circumstances where an in-person meeting is impossible or impractical due to concerns about COVID-19 and social distancing for the safety of board members, staff, and the public.

 

Dial-in number: 866-685-1580         Conference Code: 2841441953

 

Agenda

October 15, 2020, 11:30 a.m.

IPIB Office, Wallace Building 3rd Floor

502 E. 9th Street, Des Moines, IA

 

I.          Call to Order / Introductions

 

II.         Approve Agenda

 

III.        Approve minutes from February 20, 2020

 

IV.        Public Comment

 

V.         Discussion/Action

 

1. A rule to define “readily accessible” format and whether that includes metadata in Iowa Code section 22.3A(2)(d)

2. A change to 497-1.3(2) to allow the Executive Director to delegate preparation of an advisory opinion to another attorney

3. A rule interpreting Iowa Code section 23.7(1) “complainant could have become aware of the violation” language

4. A rule to define “expenses to be incurred” and “reasonable fee” in Iowa Code section 22.3

5. A rule interpreting release of utility records pursuant to Iowa Code section 388.9A

 

VI.         Adjourn

Minutes: 

IOWA PUBLIC INFORMATION BOARD

RULES COMMITTEE MINUTES

Joan Corbin, Pella (Government Representative, 2020-2024)

Julie Pottorff, Des Moines (Public Representative, 2020-2024)

Suzan Stewart, Sioux City (Public Representative, 2018-2022)

 

STAFF

Margaret Johnson, Executive Director

Brett Toresdahl, Deputy Director

Zach Goodrich, Legal Counsel

 

October 15, 2020, 11:30 a.m.

IPIB Office Conference Room

Wallace State Office Building

502 East 9th Street, Des Moines, IA 50319

 

  Electronic meeting pursuant to Iowa Code section 21.8 – In circumstances where an in-person meeting is impossible or impractical due to concerns about COVID-19 and social distancing for the safety of board members and the public.

 

  1. CALL TO ORDER AND INTRODUCTIONS

The Committee met electronically on October 15, 2020, at 11:30 a.m. by conference call originating from the third floor IPIB Office Conference Room in the Wallace Building with the following members participating by telephone: Joan Corbin, Pella; Julie Pottorff, Des Moines; Suzan Stewart, Sioux City. Also present were IPIB staff members: Margaret Johnson, Executive Director; Zach Goodrich, Legal Counsel. Others identified on the call were: Susan Patterson Plank, Steve Kinney, Martha Hampel and Aleksey Gurtovoy. 

The Committee held an electronic meeting pursuant to Iowa Code section 21.8 – In circumstances where an in-person meeting is impossible or impractical due to concerns about COVID-19 and social distancing for the safety of board members and the public.

  1. APPROVE AGENDA

On a motion by Corbin, seconded by Stewart the agenda was unanimously adopted.

  1. APPROVE MINUTES

On a motion by Stewart, seconded by Corbin the February 20, 2020, meeting minutes were unanimously approved. 

  1. PUBLIC FORUM

No comments. 

  1. DISCUSSION/ACTION
  1. A rule to define “readily accessible” format and whether that includes metadata in Iowa Code section 22.3A(2)(d).
  • Committee members discussed, no action was taken
  1. A change to rule 497-1.3(2) to allow the Executive Director to delegate preparation of an advisory opinion to another attorney.
  • Committee members discussed, no action was taken 
  1. A rule interpreting the language of Iowa Code section 23.7(1) that states “complainant could have become aware of the violation”
  • Committee members discussed, no action was taken. 
  1. A rule to define “expenses to be incurred” and “reasonable fee” in Iowa Code section 22.3.
  • Committee members discussed, no action was taken. 
  1. A rule interpreting the release of utility records pursuant to Iowa Code section 388.9A.
  • Committee members discussed, no action was taken. 

 

  1. ADJOURN

On a motion by Stewart, seconded by Corbin the Committee unanimously voted to adjourn at 12:32 p.m. 

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