Commission. The Iowa civil rights commission is a seven-member body.
Members are appointed by the governor pursuant to Iowa Code section
Location. The Iowa civil
rights commission, hereinafter referred to as "commission," is located on the
First Floor, Grimes State Office Building, 400 E. 14th Street, Des Moines, Iowa
50319-1004; telephone (515)281-4121; toll-free in Iowa only 1-800-457-4416;
facsimile transmission (fax) (515)242-5840. Office hours are 8 a.m. to 4:30
p.m. Monday through Friday, or the business hours set by the office of the
governor or otherwise established by the legislature.
executive director is responsible for the day-to-day administration of the
Electronic attendance of commissioners.
commissioner wishing to attend the commission meeting by electronic means shall
notify the executive director of this intent. The executive director will then
take all reasonable measures to ensure that the necessary equipment is
available at the site selected for the commission meeting. The commissioner
attending by electronic means is responsible for ensuring that adequate
equipment is available at the commissioner's location.
Whenever any commissioners attend by electronic means, public access to the
conversation of the commission will be allowed at the location of at least one
of the commissioners. Unless good cause requires otherwise, the location where
public access to the conversation is provided shall be a location reasonably
accessible to the public. If the location is not reasonably accessible to the
public, the nature of the good cause justifying inaccessibility shall be stated
in the minutes.
Electronic attendance of multiple commissioners. If at the
time a commissioner notifies the executive director of the intent to attend
electronically that commissioner's electronic attendance would mean that four
or more commissioners would be attending separately via electronic means, then
that commissioner may not attend by electronic means unless the in-person
attendance of any four of the commissioners attending the meeting at any of the
available meeting sites is impossible or impracticable.
Whenever four or more commissioners are separately attending
a commission meeting by electronic means, the commission shall conduct the
meeting in accordance with the following requirements:
(1) The commission shall keep detailed
minutes of all discussion, all persons present and all action. The commission
shall electronically record all proceedings in the meeting and retain such
recordings for no less than one year from the date of the meeting.
(2) The minutes of the meeting shall include
a statement explaining why a meeting in person was impossible or
(3) The public
notice of the meeting shall state the location of the meeting to be the
location where public access to the conversation is provided.
Iowa Admin. Code r. 161-1.1
ARC 8749B, lAB 5/5/10,