Indiana Lobby Registration Commission
Thursday, July 26, 2001, Indiana Gov't Center South, Training Room 5, 9:00 a.m.
The Governor's Interagency Coordinating Council on Infants and Toddlers (ICC) presented a formal written request for advisory opinion to the Commission. The Commissioners unanimously agreed that the questions presented by this written request should be answered informally by the Executive Director. The reasons given for issuing informal, rather than formal advice, were that the questions presented appear to be narrowly tailored, and are very fact-specific. It is unlikely that other lobbyists will benefit from the issuance of a formal opinion. The Executive Director was instructed to provide informal guidance to the ICC.
Members present: Dennis Heeke, Gerald Bepko, Jon Krahulik, Jan Abbs
Staff present: Sarah Nagy, Executive Director/Counsel; Jackie Reiner, Administrative Assistant
The Chairman called the meeting to order at approximately 9:05 A.M. The Commissioners unanimously approved the minutes of the May, 2001 meeting, including the minutes of the May, 2001 Executive Session.
Staff report was given.
The Commissioners unanimously adopted a resolution which instructs the Executive Director to make "expeditious referrals" to prosecuting authorities upon a vote for such by the full Commission. If a lobbyist who is the subject of a prosecutorial referral remedies his/her delinquency before the Executive Director makes the written referral to prosecutorial authorities, the Executive Director is correct in not making the referral.
The Commissioners unanimously agreed to refer AIDServe Indiana to prosecuting authorities for its failure to file a year-end activity report for FY 2000, and for its failure to file a year-end activity report for FY 1999. The Commissioners unanimously agreed to refer American Institute for Public Safety to prosecuting authorities for its failure to file a year-end activity report for FY 1999. The Commissioners unanimously agreed to refer Quick Cash Pawn & Check Cashing to prosecuting authorities for its failure to file a year-end activity report for FY 1999. The Commissioners unanimously agreed to refer William Henry, Mary Ann Maroon, and Daniel Perrin for their failure to file delinquent reports, but extended the deadline for the prosecutorial referral to August 7, 2001, based upon a recommendation for such made by the Executive Director.
The Commissioners instructed the Executive Director to draft a letter to legislators which discusses issues relating to late filing fees and which also begins a dialogue about statutory changes relating to providing incentives for electronic filing.
Public comment was accepted.
The meeting was adjourned at approximately 10:15 A.M.