STATE OF MINNESOTA

CAMPAIGN FINANCE AND PUBLIC DISCLOSURE BOARD

CONCILIATION

AGREEMENT

In the matter of the (Karen) Jenkins for Senate Committee, #15285 45.

Pursuant to Minn. Stat. 10A.28, subd. 3, the Campaign Finance and Public Disclosure Board and Karen Jenkins hereby agree as follows:

1. On April 19, 2000, the Jenkins for Senate Committee accepted a $500 contribution from Karen A. Jenkins Volunteer Committee, #15061 45A, a registered principal campaign committee. The acceptance of a contribution from another candidate's principal campaign committee is prohibited under Minn. Stat. 10A.27, subd. 9(a), unless the contributing candidate’s principal campaign committee is being dissolved. The contribution was not returned to the contributor within 60 days as required by Minn. Stat. 10A.15, subd. 3.

2. By memorandum received March 21, 2000, Karen Jenkins, candidate, stated: "The Jenkins for Senate Committee accepted the $500 donation from the Karen A. Jenkins Volunteer Committee (#15061) under the assumption that all requirements would be met. Since this judgment has proved incorrect, the Jenkins for Senate Committee returned the money."

3. Board records show that this is the first calendar year in which the Jenkins for Senate Committee reported acceptance of a contribution from a registered principal campaign committee under Minn. Stat. 10A.27, subd. 9(a). The Jenkins for Senate Committee registered with the Board on May 3, 2000.

4. The parties agree that the Jenkins for Senate Committee accepted a contribution from a registered principal campaign committee resulting in an inadvertent violation of Minn. Stat. 10A.27, subd. 9(a), in calendar year 2000.

5. On February 27, 2001, Karen returned to the Karen A. Jenkins Volunteer Committee $500, one times the amount of the prohibited contribution and to forwarded a copy of the check to the Board on March 8, 2001.

6. It is agreed by the parties that the return of the prohibited contribution to the contributor, the copy of the check and accompanying letter returning the contribution, and this Conciliation Agreement will be a bar to any civil proceeding under Minn. Stat. 10A.28, subd. 4.

7. It is further understood and agreed that this Agreement is confidential until signed by Karen Jenkins and the Board Chair; the signed Agreement then shall become a matter of public record, and the statutory requirement of confidentiality shall no longer apply. Minn. Stat. 10A.02, subd. 11 and 10A.28, subd. 3.

 

 

Dated:  April 24, 2001

Karen Jenkins

 

Approved by the Campaign Finance and Public Disclosure Board

May 2, 2001

 

Will Fluegel, chair

Campaign Finance and Public Disclosure Board