BILL NUMBER: AB 447	AMENDED
	BILL TEXT

	AMENDED IN ASSEMBLY  MAY 10, 2011
	AMENDED IN ASSEMBLY  APRIL 25, 2011
	AMENDED IN ASSEMBLY  MARCH 31, 2011

INTRODUCED BY   Assembly Members Huffman and Fletcher
   (Principal coauthor: Assembly Member Roger Hernández)

                        FEBRUARY 15, 2011

   An act to amend Sections 81006, 81009.5, 82048.7, 84100, 84101,
84103, 84200, 84200.5, 84200.6, 84203, 84203.3, 84204, 84204.5,
84211, 84215, 84218, 84220, 84252, 84300, 84305.5, 84310, 84602,
84604, 84605,  85301, 85302, 85303, 85316, 85400, 87103,
87406, 89503,  and 91013 of, to amend and renumber Sections
82036 and 82036.5 of, and to repeal Sections  83124,
 84200.7, 84200.8, 84202.3, 84202.5, 84202.7, and 84203.5
of, the Government Code, relating to the Political Reform Act of
1974.



	LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL'S DIGEST


   AB 447, as amended, Huffman. Political Reform Act of 1974.
   (1) The Political Reform Act of 1974 provides for the
comprehensive regulation of campaign financing, conflicts of
interests of public officials, and the lobbying industry, and further
establishes the Fair Political Practices Commission to administer
and enforce the provisions of the act. Among its provisions, the act
requires each campaign committee to file a statement of organization
upon qualifying as a committee, and further requires elected
officers, candidates, and committees to file periodic campaign
statements reporting contributions received and expenditures made
during specified reporting periods. Specifically, the act requires
each elected officer, candidate, and committee to file a semiannual
statement for each 6-month period, and further requires that
preelection statements be filed at various specified times depending
upon the type of election and the identity of the filer. The act also
requires the filing of supplemental preelection statements,
independent expenditure reports, and campaign statements by
committees that make contributions of $10,000 or more in odd-numbered
years. Under the act, a late contribution report or a late
independent expenditure report is required to be filed within 24
hours if a contribution or independent expenditure is made before an
election but after the closing date of the last campaign statement,
and a committee is required to file a report online or electronically
within 10 business days each time it makes a contribution or
expenditure of $5,000 or more to support or oppose a ballot measure.
   This bill would instead require each elected state 
officer  ,   ; each  candidate  ,
  for elective state office;  and  each elected
officer, candidate, or  committee  that receives
contributions or makes expenditures totaling $50,000 or more  to
file a quarterly statement for each calendar quarter in each
odd-numbered year and a monthly statement for each calendar month in
each even-numbered year, except that a committee that has received
contributions of less than $500 and made expenditures of less than
$500 in a reporting period would be permitted to file instead a
statement of inactivity for that reporting period. The bill would
also provide that there be only one type of preelection statement, to
be referred to as a 16-day report, for all elections and all filers,
to be filed no later than 16 days before an election for the period
ending 21 days before the election. The bill would repeal provisions
requiring the filing of supplemental preelection statements,
independent expenditure reports, and odd-numbered year committee
statements, and the bill would require a 90-day contribution report
or a 90-day independent expenditure report to be filed within 24
hours if the contribution or independent expenditure is made within
90 days before the date of an election. Under the bill, a committee
would be required to file a report online or electronically within 24
hours each time it makes a contribution or expenditure of $25,000 or
more to support or oppose a ballot measure. In addition, the bill
would require specified elected officers, candidates, and committees
to file a copy of each campaign statement with the elections official
of any jurisdiction in which the filer made expenditures of $25,000
or more during the reporting period.
   (2) Existing law requires that each filer of a campaign statement
include in the campaign statement specified information, including
the amount of contributions received or expenditures made during the
reporting period and specified identifying information about each
person who has made contributions totaling $100 or more.
   This bill would also require that each filer include in the
campaign statement specified information about a 3rd party if the
filer knows or has reason to know that contributions from 2 or more
persons have been made at the behest of that 3rd party and the
cumulative amount of those contributions, plus the amounts the 3rd
party has contributed to the filer directly, if any, equals or
exceeds the maximum amount that the 3rd party would be permitted to
contribute to the filer.
   (3) Existing law prohibits a local government agency from enacting
an ordinance imposing filing requirements additional to or different
from those imposed by the act, unless the additional or different
filing requirements apply only to a candidate or ballot measure being
voted upon only in that jurisdiction or to a city or county general
purpose committee active only in that jurisdiction.
   This bill would also permit a local government agency to enact an
ordinance imposing additional or different filing requirements if
those requirements apply only to a general purpose committee that
spends $25,000 or more in the jurisdiction of that local government
agency. 
   (4) Existing law imposes specified limits on the amounts that may
be contributed for purposes of an election to specified candidates by
persons and small contributor committees, as defined, and on the
amounts that may be contributed to campaign committees and political
party committees. Existing law further imposes specified limits on
the amounts that may be contributed to specified office holders after
an election for the purpose of paying expenses associated with
holding office. In addition, existing law sets specified limits on
campaign expenditures for those candidates for elective state office
who have voluntarily accepted the expenditure limits. Under existing
law, all of the foregoing limits are adjusted biennially by the
Commission to reflect any increase or decrease in the Consumer Price
Index.  
   This bill would set all of those contribution and expenditure
limits at the amounts as most recently adjusted by the Commission and
would repeal the authority of the Commission to make any further
adjustments to those limits.  
   (5) 
    (4)  Existing law requires that every campaign committee
have a treasurer who is responsible for authorizing any expenditure
made by or on behalf of the committee. The treasurer is required to
be designated on the committee's statement of organization, and a
committee cannot accept a contribution or make an expenditure at a
time when there is a vacancy in the office of the treasurer.
   This bill would require each treasurer, prior to his or her
designation as a treasurer or within 15 business days after that
designation, to complete an online certification course that
addresses the statutes and regulations governing the financing of
campaigns and the duties and responsibilities of a treasurer. The
bill would permit the Commission to charge each applicant for
certification a fee not to exceed $50 for the costs of administering
the certification program, which could be paid from campaign funds,
and the bill would require each treasurer to verify under penalty of
perjury that he or she has been certified under the certification
program. The bill would also require a treasurer to renew his or her
certification every 2 years and would further require the Secretary
of State to maintain on his or her Internet Web site a list of each
treasurer who is currently certified. 
   (6) 
    (5) Existing law provides that regulation of the
operation of automatic dialing-announcing devices, as defined, is
within the jurisdiction of the Public Utilities Commission.
   This bill would permit the Fair Political Practices Commission to
regulate the content of a prerecorded telephonic message that is
disseminated by means of an automatic dialing-announcing device and
that advocates support of, or opposition to, a candidate, ballot
measure, or both. 
   (7) 
    (6)  Existing law imposes various requirements on slate
mailers, defined as mass mailings that support or oppose multiple
candidates or ballot measures, and on slate mailer organizations that
produce and distribute slate mailers. Specifically, existing law
requires a slate mailer organization to file a semiannual campaign
statement for each 6-month period. In addition, existing law requires
that each slate mailer disclose specified information, in a
specified manner, about the slate mailer organization and identify
each candidate and ballot measure that has paid to appear in the
slate mailer.
   This bill would instead require a slate mailer organization to
file a quarterly statement for each calendar quarter in each
odd-numbered year and a monthly statement for each calendar month in
each even-numbered year, except that a slate mailer organization that
has received payments of less than $500 and made expenditures of
less than $500 in a reporting period would be permitted to file
instead a statement of inactivity for that reporting period. The bill
would also permit the Commission to impose, by regulation, other
requirements regarding the contents of a slate mailer. 
   (8) Existing law imposes specified restrictions on gifts that may
be received by public officials. Specifically, existing law prohibits
a public official from accepting gifts from, or from influencing a
governmental decision that will have a material financial effect on,
any single source in a calendar year with a total value of more than
an amount as adjusted biennially by the Commission to reflect any
increase or decrease in the Consumer Price Index.  
   This bill would set the limit on gifts from most sources at $250
per calendar year and would repeal the authority of the Commission to
make any further adjustments to that limit.  
   (9) Existing law prohibits a Member of the Legislature, for a
period of one year after leaving office, from acting as an agent or
attorney or otherwise representing, for compensation, any other
person by making a formal or informal appearance or making an oral or
written communication before the Legislature, a legislative
committee, a Member of the Legislature, or an officer or employee of
the Legislature for the purpose of influencing legislative action.
 
   This bill would impose those prohibitions on an employee of the
Legislature for a period of one year after leaving his or her
employment with the Legislature.  
   (10) 
    (7)  Existing law imposes penalties on a person who
files a campaign statement or report after the applicable deadline in
the amount of $10 per day up to a maximum of $100 or the amount
being reported in the statement or report, whichever is greater.
   This bill would increase those penalties to $25 per day up to a
maximum of $750 or 150% of the amount reported in the statement or
report, whichever is greater. The bill would also make those
penalties applicable to a campaign statement or report submitted on
behalf of a committee that does not have a currently certified
treasurer. In addition, the bill would prohibit a candidate or
elected officer from using campaign funds to pay a fine imposed on
him or her for tardy filing of a statement of economic interests.

   (11) 
    (8)  Existing law requires the Secretary of State to
develop online or electronic filing processes for the filing of
campaign statements and reports, and further requires that
candidates, general purpose committees, and other entities file
required statements and reports online or electronically if the total
amount of contributions or expenditures being reported exceed a
specified threshold. Existing law prohibits a fee or charge from
being collected for the filing of a campaign statement or report,
except as provided for under the act.
   This bill would require the Secretary of State and the Commission
to jointly work toward the development of a single, statewide
electronic filing system that consolidates the filing of all state
and local campaign statements and reports into one searchable
database that meets specified criteria. The bill would require the
Secretary of State and the Commission to develop a feasibility study
report for the electronic filing system by December 31, 2013, to
develop a funding plan, to engage in fundraising, and to complete
work on the electronic filing system by December 31, 2017. In
addition, the bill would permit the Secretary of State to collect a
fee or charge for the filing of a campaign statement or report
required under the act, provided that the amounts collected are used
only for, and do not exceed the costs of, development and maintenance
of the electronic filing system. 
   (12) 
    (9)  Existing law makes a knowing or willful violation
of the Political Reform Act of 1974 a misdemeanor and subjects
offenders to criminal penalties.
   This bill would impose a state-mandated local program by creating
additional crimes. 
   (13) 
    (10)  The California Constitution requires the state to
reimburse local agencies and school districts for certain costs
mandated by the state. Statutory provisions establish procedures for
making that reimbursement.
   This bill would provide that no reimbursement is required by this
act for a specified reason. 
   (14) 
    (11)  The Political Reform Act of 1974, an initiative
measure, provides that the Legislature may amend the act to further
the act's purposes upon a 2/3 vote of each house and compliance with
specified procedural requirements.
   This bill would declare that it furthers the purposes of the act.

   Vote: 2/3. Appropriation: no. Fiscal committee: yes.
State-mandated local program: yes.


THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

  SECTION 1.  Section 81006 of the Government Code is amended to
read:
   81006.  (a) Except as provided in subdivision (b) or elsewhere in
this title, no fee or charge shall be collected by any officer for
the filing of any report or statement or for the forms upon which
reports or statements are to be prepared.
   (b) The Secretary of State may collect a fee or charge for the
filing of a report or statement required by Chapter 4 (commencing
with Section 84100), provided that the amounts collected are used
only for, and do not exceed the costs of, development and maintenance
of a system for online or electronic filing of reports and
statements required by that chapter.
  SEC. 2.  Section 81009.5 of the Government Code is amended to read:

   81009.5.  (a) A local government agency that has enacted, enacts,
amends, or repeals an ordinance or other provision of law affecting
campaign contributions and expenditures shall file a copy of the
action with the Commission.
   (b) Notwithstanding Section 81013, a local government agency shall
not enact an ordinance imposing filing requirements additional to or
different from those set forth in Chapter 4 (commencing with Section
84100) for elections held in its jurisdiction, except as follows:
   (1) A local government agency may enact an ordinance imposing
additional or different filing requirements if the additional or
different filing requirements apply only to the candidates seeking
election in that jurisdiction, their controlled committees or
committees formed or existing primarily to support or oppose their
candidacies, and to committees formed or existing primarily to
support or oppose a candidate or to support or oppose the
qualification of, or passage of, a local ballot measure that is being
voted on only in that jurisdiction, and to city or county general
purpose committees active only in that city or county, respectively.
   (2) A local government agency may enact an ordinance imposing
additional or different filing requirements if the additional or
different filing requirements apply only to a general purpose
committee that spends twenty-five thousand dollars ($25,000) or more
in the jurisdiction of that local government agency.
   (c) It is the intent of the Legislature that the Secretary of
State and the Commission make efforts to coordinate with each local
government agency that proposes to enact, or has enacted, an
ordinance pursuant to subdivision (b) to harmonize, to the extent
possible, the provisions of the proposed or enacted ordinance with
the provisions of this title.
  SEC. 3.  Section 82036 of the Government Code is amended and
renumbered to read:
   82043.3.  "Ninety-day contribution" means any of the following:
   (a) A contribution, including a loan, that totals in the aggregate
one thousand dollars ($1,000) or more and is made to or received by
a candidate, a controlled committee, or a committee formed or
existing primarily to support or oppose a candidate or measure within
90 days before the date of the election at which the candidate or
measure is to be voted on. For purposes of the Board of
Administration of the Public Employees' Retirement System and the
Teachers' Retirement Board, "the date of the election" is the
deadline to return ballots.
   (b) A contribution, including a loan, that totals in the aggregate
one thousand dollars ($1,000) or more and is made to or received by
a political party committee, as defined in Section 85205, within 90
days before the date of a state election.
  SEC. 4.  Section 82036.5 of the Government Code is amended and
renumbered to read:
   82043.5.  "Ninety-day independent expenditure" means an
independent expenditure that totals in the aggregate one thousand
dollars ($1,000) or more and is made for or against a specific
candidate or measure involved in an election within 90 days before
the date of the election. For purposes of the Board of Administration
of the Public Employees' Retirement System and the Teachers'
Retirement Board, "the date of the election" is the deadline to
return ballots.
  SEC. 5.  Section 82048.7 of the Government Code is amended to read:

   82048.7.  (a) "Sponsored committee" means a committee, other than
a candidate controlled committee, that has one or more sponsors. Any
person, except a candidate or other individual, may sponsor a
committee.
   (b) A person sponsors a committee if any of the following apply:
   (1) The committee receives 80 percent or more of its contributions
from the person or its members, officers, employees, or
shareholders.
   (2) The person collects contributions for the committee by use of
payroll deductions or dues from its members, officers, or employees.
   (3) The person, alone or in combination with other organizations,
provides all or nearly all of the administrative services for the
committee. 
  SEC. 6.    Section 83124 of the Government Code is
repealed. 
   SEC. 7.   SEC. 6.   Section 84100 of the
Government Code is amended to read:
   84100.  (a) Every committee shall have a treasurer. No expenditure
shall be made by or on behalf of a committee without the
authorization of the treasurer or that of his or her designated
agents. No contribution or expenditure shall be accepted or made by
or on behalf of a committee at a time when there is a vacancy in the
office of treasurer.
   (b) (1) Prior to being designated as a treasurer pursuant to
Section 84102 or 84103, or not later than 15 business days after that
designation, a treasurer shall complete an online certification
course, designed and administered by the Commission, that addresses
the statutes and regulations governing the financing of campaigns,
and the duties and responsibilities of a treasurer, under this title.
The course shall require each applicant for certification to verify,
under penalty of perjury, his or her identity by means of an
identifier determined by the Commission.
   (2) The Commission may charge each applicant for certification
pursuant to this subdivision a fee not to exceed fifty dollars ($50).
The fee may be paid with, or reimbursed from, campaign funds, as
defined in Section 89511.
   (3) Each treasurer shall verify, under penalty of perjury, on a
statement of organization required by Section 84102 or on an
amendment to a statement of organization required by Section 84103,
that he or she has been certified pursuant to this subdivision.
   (4) A treasurer shall renew his or her certification pursuant to
this subdivision every two years.
   (5) The Secretary of State shall maintain on his or her Internet
Web site a list of treasurers who are currently certified pursuant to
this subdivision.
   SEC. 8.   SEC. 7.   Section 84101 of the
Government Code is amended to read:
   84101.  (a) A committee that is a committee pursuant to
subdivision (a) of Section 82013 shall file a statement of
organization. The committee shall file the original of the statement
of organization with the Secretary of State and shall also file a
copy of the statement of organization with the local filing officer,
if any, with whom the committee is required to file the originals of
its campaign reports pursuant to Section 84215. The original and copy
of the statement of organization shall be filed within 10 days after
the committee has qualified as a committee. The Secretary of State
shall assign a number to each committee that files a statement of
organization and shall notify the committee of the number. The
Secretary of State shall send a copy of statements filed pursuant to
this section to the county elections official of each county that he
or she deems appropriate. A county elections official who receives a
copy of a statement of organization from the Secretary of State
pursuant to this section shall send a copy of the statement to the
clerk of each city in the county that he or she deems appropriate.
   (b) In addition to filing the statement of organization as
required by subdivision (a), if a committee qualifies as a committee
pursuant to subdivision (a) of Section 82013 before the date of an
election in connection with which the committee is required to file
preelection statements, but after the closing date of the last
campaign statement required to be filed before the election pursuant
to Section 84200.5 or 84200.9, the committee shall file, by facsimile
transmission, guaranteed overnight delivery, or personal delivery
within 24 hours of qualifying as a committee, the information
required to be reported in the statement of organization. The
information required by this subdivision shall be filed with the
filing officer with whom the committee is required to file the
originals of its campaign reports pursuant to Section 84215.
   (c) If an independent expenditure committee qualifies as a
committee pursuant to subdivision (a) of Section 82013 during the
time period described in Section 82043.5 and makes independent
expenditures of one thousand dollars ($1,000) or more to support or
oppose a candidate or candidates for office, the committee shall
file, by facsimile transmission, online transmission, guaranteed
overnight delivery, or personal delivery within 24 hours of
qualifying as a committee, the information required to be reported in
the statement of organization. The information required by this
subdivision shall be filed with the filing officer with whom the
committee is required to file the originals of its campaign reports
pursuant to Section 84215, and shall be filed at all locations
required for the candidate or candidates supported or opposed by the
independent expenditures. The filings required by this subdivision
are in addition to filings that may be required by Section 84204.
   (d) For purposes of this section, in calculating whether one
thousand dollars ($1,000) in contributions has been received,
payments for a filing fee or for a statement of qualifications to
appear in a sample ballot shall not be included if these payments
have been made from the candidate's personal funds.
   SEC. 9.   SEC. 8.  Section 84103 of the
Government Code is amended to read:
   84103.  (a) Whenever there is a change in the information
contained in a statement of organization, an amendment shall be filed
within 10 days to reflect the change. The committee shall file the
original of the amendment with the Secretary of State and shall also
file a copy of the amendment with the local filing officer, if any,
with whom the committee is required to file the originals of its
campaign reports pursuant to Section 84215.
   (b) In addition to filing an amendment to a statement of
organization as required by subdivision (a), a committee as defined
in subdivision (a) of Section 82013 shall, by facsimile transmission,
online transmission, guaranteed overnight delivery, or personal
delivery within 24 hours, notify the filing officer with whom it is
required to file the originals of its campaign reports pursuant to
Section 84215 when the change requiring the amendment occurs before
the date of an election in connection with which the committee is
required to file a preelection statement, but after the closing date
of the last preelection statement required to be filed for the
election pursuant to Section 84200.5 or 84200.9, if any of the
following information is changed:
   (1) The name of the committee.
   (2) The name of the treasurer or other principal officers.
   (3) The name of any candidate or committee by which the committee
is controlled or with which it acts jointly.
   The notification shall include the changed information, the date
of the change, the name of the person providing the notification, and
the committee's name and identification number.
   A committee may file a notification online only if the appropriate
filing officer is capable of receiving the notification in that
manner.
   SEC. 10.   SEC. 9.   Section 84200 of
the Government Code is amended to read:
   84200.  (a) (1) Except as provided in paragraphs (2), (3), (4),
and (5), elected  officers, candidates, and committees
pursuant to subdivision (a) of Section 82013   state
officers; candidates for elective state office; and elected officers,
candidates, and committees pursuant to subdivision (a) of Section
82013 that receive contributions totaling fifty thousand dollars
($50,000) or more or that make expenditures totaling fifty thousand
dollars ($50,000) or more  shall file statements for each
calendar quarter in each odd-numbered year as follows:
   (A) No later than April 15 for the quarter ending March 31.
   (B) No later than July 15 for the quarter ending June 30.
   (C) No later than October 15 for the quarter ending September 30.
   (D) No later than January 15 for the quarter ending December 31.
   (2) A candidate who, during the past three months, has filed a
declaration pursuant to Section 84206 is not required to file
quarterly statements for that calendar year.
   (3) Elected officers whose salaries are less than two hundred
dollars ($200) a month, judges, judicial candidates, and their
controlled committees shall not file quarterly statements pursuant to
this subdivision for any three-month period in which they have not
made or received any contributions or made any expenditures.
   (4) A judge who is not listed on the ballot for reelection to, or
recall from, any elective office during a calendar year shall not
file quarterly statements pursuant to this subdivision for any
three-month period in that year if both of the following apply:
   (A) The judge has not received any contributions.
   (B) The only expenditures made by the judge during the calendar
year are contributions from the judge's personal funds to other
candidates or committees totaling less than one thousand dollars
($1,000).
   (5) A committee that has received contributions of less than five
hundred dollars ($500) and made expenditures of less than five
hundred dollars ($500) during a calendar quarter may file a statement
of inactivity for that quarter, as prescribed by the Commission, in
lieu of the statement required by paragraph (1).
   (b) (1) Except as provided in paragraphs (2), (3), (4), and (5),
elected  officers, candidates, and committees pursuant to
subdivision (a) of Section 82013   state officers;
candidates for elective state office; and elected officers,
candidates, and committees pursuant to subdivision (a) of Section
82013 that receive contributions totaling fifty thousand dollars
($50,000) or more or that make expenditures totaling fifty thousand
dollars ($50,000) or more  shall file statements for each
calendar month in each even-numbered year. A statement filed pursuant
to this subdivision shall be filed within 15 days after the close of
the reporting period.
   (2) A candidate who, during the past month, has filed a
declaration pursuant to Section 84206 is not required to file monthly
statements for that calendar year.
   (3) Elected officers whose salaries are less than two hundred
dollars ($200) a month, judges, judicial candidates, and their
controlled committees shall not file monthly statements pursuant to
this subdivision for any month in which they have not made or
received any contributions or made any expenditures.
   (4) A judge who is not listed on the ballot for reelection to, or
recall from, any elective office during a calendar year shall not
file monthly statements pursuant to this subdivision for any month in
that year if both of the following apply:
   (A) The judge has not received any contributions.
   (B) The only expenditures made by the judge during the calendar
year are contributions from the judge's personal funds to other
candidates or committees totaling less than one thousand dollars
($1,000).
   (5) A committee that has received contributions of less than five
hundred dollars ($500) and made expenditures of less than five
hundred dollars ($500) during a calendar month may file a statement
of inactivity for that month, as prescribed by the Commission, in
lieu of the statement required by paragraph (1). 
   (c) (1) Except as provided in paragraphs (2), (3), (4), and (5),
elected officers, candidates, and committees pursuant to subdivision
(a) of Section 82013 other than those identified in subdivisions (a)
and (b) shall file semiannual statements each year no later than July
15 for the period ending June 30, and no later than January 15 for
the period ending December 31. 
   (2) A candidate who, during the past six months, has filed a
declaration pursuant to Section 84206 is not required to file
semiannual statements for that calendar year.  
   (3) Elected officers whose salaries are less than two hundred
dollars ($200) a month, judges, judicial candidates, and their
controlled committees shall not file semiannual statements pursuant
to this subdivision for any six-month period in which they have not
made or received any contributions or made any expenditures. 

   (4) A judge who is not listed on the ballot for reelection to, or
recall from, any elective office during a calendar year shall not
file semiannual statements pursuant to this subdivision for any
six-month period in that year if both of the following apply: 

   (A) The judge has not received any contributions.  
   (B) The only expenditures made by the judge during the calendar
year are contributions from the judge's personal funds to other
candidates or committees totaling less than one thousand dollars
($1,000).  
   (5) A committee that has received contributions of less than five
hundred dollars ($500) and made expenditures of less than five
hundred dollars ($500) during a six-month period may file a statement
of inactivity for that six-month period, as prescribed by the
Commission, in lieu of the statement required by paragraph (1). 

   (c) 
    (d)  All committees pursuant to subdivision (b) or (c)
of Section 82013 shall file campaign statements each year no later
than July 15 for the period ending June 30, and no later than January
15 for the period ending December 31, if they have made
contributions or independent expenditures, including payments to a
slate mailer organization, during the six-month period before the
closing date of the statements.
   SEC. 11.   SEC. 10.   Section 84200.5 of
the Government Code is amended to read:
   84200.5.  In addition to the campaign statements required by
Section 84200, elected officers, candidates, and committees shall
file preelection statements as follows:
   (a) Except as provided in subdivision (b), each of the following
shall file, by electronic means, guaranteed overnight delivery
service, or personal delivery, a preelection statement, to be
referred to as a "16-day report," no later than 16 days before an
election for the period ending 21 days before the election:
   (1) All candidates for elective office being voted upon in the
election, their controlled committees, and committees primarily
formed to support or oppose a candidate or measure being voted upon
in the election.
   (2) A state or county general purpose committee formed pursuant to
subdivision (a) of Section 82013, other than a political party
committee as defined in Section 85205, if it makes contributions or
independent expenditures totaling five hundred dollars ($500) or more
in connection with a state or county election, respectively, during
the period covered by the 16-day report. A state or county general
purpose committee formed pursuant to subdivision (c) of Section 82013
is not required to file the 16-day report specified by this
subdivision.
   (3) A political party committee, as defined in Section 85205, if
it receives contributions totaling one thousand dollars ($1,000) or
more, or makes contributions or independent expenditures totaling
five hundred dollars ($500) or more, in connection with a state
election during the period covered by the 16-day report.
   (4) A city general purpose committee, if it makes contributions or
independent expenditures totaling five hundred dollars ($500) or
more in connection with a city election during the period covered by
the 16-day report.
   (b) (1) During an election period for the Board of Administration
of the Public Employees' Retirement System or the Teachers'
Retirement Board, all candidates for these boards, their controlled
committees, and committees primarily formed to support or oppose the
candidates shall file the preelection statements specified in Section
84200.9.
   (2) During an election period for the Board of Administration of
the Public Employees' Retirement System or the Teachers' Retirement
Board, a state or county general purpose committee formed pursuant to
subdivision (a) of Section 82013 shall file the preelection
statements specified in Section 84200.9 if it makes contributions or
independent expenditures totaling five hundred dollars ($500) or more
during the period covered by the preelection statement to support or
oppose a candidate, or a committee primarily formed to support or
oppose a candidate, on the ballot for the Board of Administration of
the Public Employees' Retirement System or the Teachers' Retirement
Board. A state or county general purpose committee formed pursuant to
subdivision (b) or (c) of Section 82013 is not required to file the
statements specified in Section 84200.9.
   SEC. 12.   SEC. 11.   Section 84200.6 of
the Government Code is amended to read:
   84200.6.  In addition to the campaign statements required by
Sections 84200 and 84200.5, all candidates and committees shall file
the following statements and reports:
   (a) Ninety-day contribution reports when required by Section
84203.
   (b) Ninety-day independent expenditure reports when required by
Section 84204.
   SEC. 13.   SEC. 12.   Section 84200.7 of
the Government Code is repealed.
  SEC. 14.   SEC. 13.   Section 84200.8 of
the Government Code is repealed.
   SEC. 15.   SEC. 14.   Section 84202.3 of
the Government Code is repealed.
   SEC. 16.   SEC. 15.   Section 84202.5 of
the Government Code is repealed.
   SEC. 17.   SEC. 16.   Section 84202.7 of
the Government Code is repealed.
   SEC. 18.   SEC. 17.   Section 84203 of
the Government Code is amended to read:
   84203.  (a) Each candidate or committee that makes or receives a
90-day contribution, as defined in Section 82043.3, shall report the
90-day contribution to each office with which the candidate or
committee is required to file its next campaign statement pursuant to
Section 84215. The candidate or committee that makes the 90-day
contribution shall report his or her full name and street address and
the full name and street address of the person to whom the 90-day
contribution has been made, the office sought if the recipient is a
candidate, or the ballot measure number or letter if the recipient is
a committee primarily formed to support or oppose a ballot measure,
and the date and amount of the 90-day contribution. The recipient of
the 90-day contribution shall report his or her full name and street
address, the date and amount of the 90-day contribution, and whether
the contribution was made in the form of a loan. The recipient shall
also report the full name of the contributor, his or her street
address, occupation, and the name of his or her employer, or if
self-employed, the name of the business.
   (b) A 90-day contribution shall be reported by facsimile
transmission, guaranteed overnight delivery, or personal delivery
within 24 hours of the time it is made in the case of the candidate
or committee that makes the contribution and within 24 hours of the
time it is received in the case of the recipient. If a 90-day
contribution is required to be reported to the Secretary of State,
the report to the Secretary of State shall be by online or electronic
transmission only. A 90-day contribution shall be reported on
subsequent campaign statements without regard to reports filed
pursuant to this section.
   (c) A 90-day contribution need not be reported nor shall it be
deemed accepted if it is not cashed, negotiated, or deposited and is
returned to the contributor within 24 hours of its receipt.
   (d) A report filed pursuant to this section shall be in addition
to any other campaign statement required to be filed by this chapter.

   (e) The report required pursuant to this section is not required
to be filed by a candidate or committee that has disclosed the 90-day
contribution pursuant to subdivision (a) or (b) of Section 85309.
   SEC. 19.   SEC. 18.   Section 84203.3 of
the Government Code is amended to read:
   84203.3.  (a) A candidate or committee that makes a 90-day
contribution that is an in-kind contribution shall notify the
recipient in writing of the value of the in-kind contribution. The
notice shall be received by the recipient within 24 hours of the time
the contribution is made.
   (b) Nothing in this section shall relieve a candidate or committee
that makes a 90-day in-kind contribution or the recipient of a
90-day in-kind contribution from the requirement to file 90-day
contribution reports pursuant to Section 84203. However, a report
filed by the recipient of a 90-day in-kind contribution shall be
deemed timely filed if it is received by the filing officer within 48
hours of the time the contribution is received.
   SEC. 20.   SEC. 19.   Section 84203.5 of
the Government Code is repealed.
   SEC. 21.   SEC. 20.   Section 84204 of
the Government Code is amended to read:
   84204.  (a) A committee that makes a 90-day independent
expenditure, as defined in Section 82043.5, shall report the 90-day
independent expenditure by facsimile transmission, guaranteed
overnight delivery, or personal delivery within 24 hours of the time
it is made. If a 90-day independent expenditure is required to be
reported to the Secretary of State, the report to the Secretary of
State shall be by online or electronic transmission only. A 90-day
independent expenditure shall be reported on subsequent campaign
statements without regard to reports filed pursuant to this section.
   (b) A committee that makes a 90-day independent expenditure shall
report its full name and street address, as well as the name, office,
and district of the candidate if the report is related to a
candidate, or if the report is related to a measure, the number or
letter of the measure, the jurisdiction in which the measure is to be
voted upon, and the amount and the date, as well as a description of
goods or services for which the 90-day independent expenditure was
made. In addition to the
information required by this subdivision, a committee that makes a
90-day independent expenditure shall include with its 90-day
independent expenditure report the information required by paragraphs
(1) to (5), inclusive, of subdivision (f) of Section 84211, covering
the period from the day after the closing date of the last campaign
report filed to the date of the 90-day independent expenditure, or if
the committee has not previously filed a campaign statement,
covering the period from the previous January 1 to the date of the
90-day independent expenditure. No information required by paragraphs
(1) to (5), inclusive, of subdivision (f) of Section 84211 that is
required to be reported with a 90-day independent expenditure report
by this subdivision is required to be reported on more than one
90-day independent expenditure report.
   (c) A committee that makes a 90-day independent expenditure shall
file a 90-day independent expenditure report in the places where it
would be required to file campaign statements under this article as
if it were formed or existing primarily to support or oppose the
candidate or measure for or against which it is making the 90-day
independent expenditure.
   (d) A report filed pursuant to this section shall be in addition
to any other campaign statement required to be filed by this article.

   (e) Expenditures that have been disclosed by candidates and
committees pursuant to Section 85500 are not required to be disclosed
pursuant to this section.
   SEC. 22.   SEC. 21.   Section 84204.5 of
the Government Code is amended to read:
   84204.5.  (a) In addition to any other report required by this
title, a committee pursuant to subdivision (a) of Section 82013 that
is required to file reports pursuant to Section 84605 shall file
online or electronically with the Secretary of State each time it
makes contributions totaling twenty-five thousand dollars ($25,000)
or more, or each time it makes independent expenditures totaling
twenty-five thousand dollars ($25,000) or more, to support or oppose
the qualification or passage of a single state ballot measure. The
report shall be filed within 24 hours of making the contributions or
independent expenditures and shall contain all of the following:
   (1) The full name, street address, and identification number of
the committee.
   (2) The number or letter of the measure, if the measure has
qualified for the ballot and has been assigned a number or letter;
the title of the measure, if the measure has not been assigned a
number or letter but has been issued a title by the Attorney General;
or the subject of the measure, if the measure has not been assigned
a number or letter and has not been issued a title by the Attorney
General.
   (3) In the case of a contribution, the date and amount of the
contribution and the name, address, and identification number of the
committee to which the contribution was made. In addition, the report
shall include the information required by paragraphs (1) to (5),
inclusive, of subdivision (f) of Section 84211, regarding
contributions or loans received from a person described in that
subdivision, covering the period from the day after the closing date
of the last campaign report filed to the date of the contribution
requiring a report under this section, or if the committee has not
previously filed a campaign statement, covering the period from the
previous January 1 to the date of the contribution requiring a report
under this section. No information described in paragraphs (1) to
(5), inclusive, of subdivision (f) of Section 84211 that is required
to be reported pursuant to this subdivision is required to be
reported in more than one report provided for in this subdivision for
each contribution or loan received from a person described in
subdivision (f) of Section 84211.
   (4) In the case of an independent expenditure, the date, amount,
and a description of the goods or services for which the expenditure
was made. In addition, the report shall include the information
required by paragraphs (1) to (5), inclusive, of subdivision (f) of
Section 84211 regarding contributions or loans received from a person
described in that subdivision, covering the period from the day
after the closing date of the last campaign report filed to the date
of the expenditure, or if the committee has not previously filed a
campaign statement, covering the period from the previous January 1
to the date of the expenditure. No information described in
paragraphs (1) to (5), inclusive, of subdivision (f) of Section 84211
that is required to be reported pursuant to this subdivision is
required to be reported in more than one report provided for in this
subdivision for each contribution or loan received from a person
described in subdivision (f) of Section 84211.
   (b) Reports required by this section are not required to be filed
by a committee primarily formed to support or oppose the
qualification or passage of a state ballot measure for expenditures
made on behalf of the ballot measure or measures for which it is
formed.
   (c) Independent expenditures that have been disclosed by a
committee pursuant to Section 84204 or 85500 are not required to be
disclosed pursuant to this section.
   SEC. 23.  SEC. 22.   Section 84211 of
the Government Code is amended to read:
   84211.  Each campaign statement required by this article shall
contain all of the following information:
   (a) The total amount of contributions received during the period
covered by the campaign statement and the total cumulative amount of
contributions received.
   (b) The total amount of expenditures made during the period
covered by the campaign statement and the total cumulative amount of
expenditures made.
   (c) The total amount of contributions received during the period
covered by the campaign statement from persons who have given a
cumulative amount of one hundred dollars ($100) or more.
   (d) The total amount of contributions received during the period
covered by the campaign statement from persons who have given a
cumulative amount of less than one hundred dollars ($100).
   (e) The balance of cash and cash equivalents on hand at the
beginning and the end of the period covered by the campaign
statement.
   (f) If the cumulative amount of contributions (including loans)
received from a person is one hundred dollars ($100) or more and a
contribution or loan has been received from that person during the
period covered by the campaign statement, all of the following:
   (1) His or her full name.
   (2) His or her street address.
   (3) His or her occupation.
   (4) The name of his or her employer, or if self-employed, the name
of the business.
   (5) The date and amount received for each contribution received
during the period covered by the campaign statement and, if the
contribution is a loan, the interest rate for the loan.
   (6) The cumulative amount of contributions.
   (g) If the cumulative amount of loans received from or made to a
person is one hundred dollars ($100) or more, and a loan has been
received from or made to a person during the period covered by the
campaign statement, or is outstanding during the period covered by
the campaign statement, all of the following:
   (1) His or her full name.
   (2) His or her street address.
   (3) His or her occupation.
   (4) The name of his or her employer, or if self-employed, the name
of the business.
   (5) The original date and amount of each loan.
   (6) The due date and interest rate of the loan.
   (7) The cumulative payment made or received to date at the end of
the reporting period.
   (8) The balance outstanding at the end of the reporting period.
   (9) The cumulative amount of contributions.
   (h) For each person, other than the filer, who is directly,
indirectly, or contingently liable for repayment of a loan received
or outstanding during the period covered by the campaign statement,
all of the following:
   (1) His or her full name.
   (2) His or her street address.
   (3) His or her occupation.
   (4) The name of his or her employer, or if self-employed, the name
of the business.
   (5) The amount of his or her maximum liability outstanding.
   (i) The total amount of expenditures made during the period
covered by the campaign statement to persons who have received one
hundred dollars ($100) or more.
   (j) The total amount of expenditures made during the period
covered by the campaign statement to persons who have received less
than one hundred dollars ($100).
   (k) For each person to whom an expenditure of one hundred dollars
($100) or more has been made during the period covered by the
campaign statement, all of the following:
   (1) His or her full name.
   (2) His or her street address.
   (3) The date and amount of each expenditure.
   (4) A brief description of the consideration for which each
expenditure was made.
   (5) In the case of an expenditure that is a contribution to a
candidate, elected officer, or committee or an independent
expenditure to support or oppose a candidate or measure, in addition
to the information required in paragraphs (1) to (4), inclusive, the
date of the contribution or independent expenditure, the cumulative
amount of contributions made to a candidate, elected officer, or
committee, or the cumulative amount of independent expenditures made
relative to a candidate or measure; the full name of the candidate,
and the office and district for which he or she seeks nomination or
election, or the number or letter of the measure; and the
jurisdiction in which the measure or candidate is voted upon.
   (6) The information required in paragraphs (1) to (4), inclusive,
for each person, if different from the payee, who has provided
consideration for an expenditure of five hundred dollars ($500) or
more during the period covered by the campaign statement.
   For purposes of subdivisions (i), (j), and (k) only, the terms
"expenditure" or "expenditures" mean any individual payment or
accrued expense, unless it is clear from surrounding circumstances
that a series of payments or accrued expenses are for a single
service or product.
   (  l  ) In the case of a controlled committee, an
official committee of a political party, or an organization formed or
existing primarily for political purposes, the amount and source of
any miscellaneous receipt.
   (m) If a committee is listed pursuant to subdivision (f), (g),
(h), (k), (l), or (p), the number assigned to the committee by the
Secretary of State shall be listed, or if no number has been
assigned, the full name and street address of the treasurer of the
committee.
   (n) In a campaign statement filed by a candidate who is a
candidate in both a state primary and general election, his or her
controlled committee, or a committee primarily formed to support or
oppose such a candidate, the total amount of contributions received
and the total amount of expenditures made for the period January 1 to
June 30, inclusive, and the total amount of contributions received
and expenditures made for the period July 1 to December 31,
inclusive.
   (o) The full name, residential or business address, and telephone
number of the filer, or in the case of a campaign statement filed by
a committee defined by subdivision (a) of Section 82013, the name,
street address, and telephone number of the committee and of the
committee treasurer. In the case of a committee defined by
subdivision (b) or (c) of Section 82013, the name that the filer uses
on campaign statements shall be the name by which the filer is
identified for other legal purposes or any name by which the filer is
commonly known to the public.
   (p) If the campaign statement is filed by a candidate, the name,
street address, and treasurer of any committee of which he or she has
knowledge that has received contributions or made expenditures on
behalf of his or her candidacy and whether the committee is
controlled by the candidate.
   (q) A contribution need not be reported, nor shall it be deemed
accepted, if it is not cashed, negotiated, or deposited and is
returned to the contributor before the closing date of the campaign
statement on which the contribution would otherwise be reported.
   (r) If a committee primarily formed for the qualification or
support of, or opposition to, an initiative or ballot measure is
required to report an expenditure to a business entity pursuant to
subdivision (k) and 50 percent or more of the business entity is
owned by a candidate or person controlling the committee, by an
officer or employee of the committee, or by a spouse of any of these
individuals, the committee's campaign statement shall also contain,
in addition to the information required by subdivision (k), that
person's name, the relationship of that person to the committee, and
a description of that person's ownership interest or position with
the business entity.
   (s) If a committee primarily formed for the qualification or
support of, or opposition to, an initiative or ballot measure is
required to report an expenditure to a business entity pursuant to
subdivision (k), and a candidate or person controlling the committee,
an officer or employee of the committee, or a spouse of any of these
individuals is an officer, partner, consultant, or employee of the
business entity, the committee's campaign statement shall also
contain, in addition to the information required by subdivision (k),
that person's name, the relationship of that person to the committee,
and a description of that person's ownership interest or position
with the business entity.
   (t) If the campaign statement is filed by a committee, as defined
in subdivision (b) or (c) of Section 82013, information sufficient to
identify the nature and interests of the filer, including:
   (1) If the filer is an individual, the name and address of the
filer's employer, if any, or his or her principal place of business
if the filer is self-employed, and a description of the business
activity in which the filer or his or her employer is engaged.
   (2) If the filer is a business entity, a description of the
business activity in which it is engaged.
   (3) If the filer is an industry, trade, or professional
association, a description of the industry, trade, or profession that
it represents, including a specific description of any portion or
faction of the industry, trade, or profession that the association
exclusively or primarily represents.
   (4) If the filer is not an individual, business entity, or
industry, trade, or professional association, a statement of the
person's nature and purposes, including a description of any
industry, trade, profession, or other group with a common economic
interest that the person principally represents or from which its
membership or financial support is principally derived.
   (u) If the filer knows or has reason to know that contributions
from two or more persons have been made at the behest of a third
party, and the cumulative amount of those contributions plus the
amounts the third party has contributed to the filer directly, if
any, equals or exceeds the maximum amount that the third party would
be permitted to contribute to the filer under this title, all of the
information required by subdivision (f) with respect to that third
party and the contributions made at the behest of that third party.
   SEC. 24.   SEC. 23.   Section 84215 of
the Government Code is amended to read:
   84215.  All candidates and elected officers and their controlled
committees, except as provided in subdivisions (d) and (e), shall
file one copy of the campaign statements required by Section 84200
with the elections official of the county in which the candidate or
elected official is domiciled, as defined in subdivision (b) of
Section 349 of the Elections Code. In addition, campaign statements
shall be filed at the following places:
   (a) Statewide elected officers, including members of the State
Board of Equalization; Members of the Legislature; Supreme Court
justices, court of appeal justices, and superior court judges;
candidates for those offices and their controlled committees;
committees formed or existing primarily to support or oppose these
candidates, elected officers, justices and judges, or statewide
measures, or the qualification of state ballot measures; and all
state general purpose committees and filers not specified in
subdivisions (b) to (e), inclusive, shall file a campaign statement
by online or electronic means, as specified in Section 84605, and
shall file the original and one copy of the campaign statement in
paper format with the Secretary of State.
   (b) Elected officers in jurisdictions other than legislative
districts, State Board of Equalization districts, or appellate court
districts that contain parts of two or more counties, candidates for
these offices, their controlled committees, and committees formed or
existing primarily to support or oppose candidates or local measures
to be voted upon in one of these jurisdictions shall file the
original and one copy with the elections official of the county with
the largest number of registered voters in the jurisdiction.
   (c) County elected officers, candidates for these offices, their
controlled committees, committees formed or existing primarily to
support or oppose candidates or local measures to be voted upon in
any number of jurisdictions within one county, other than those
specified in subdivision (d), and county general purpose committees
shall file the original and one copy with the elections official of
the county.
   (d) City elected officers, candidates for city office, their
controlled committees, committees formed or existing primarily to
support or oppose candidates or local measures to be voted upon in
one city, and city general purpose committees shall file the original
and one copy with the clerk of the city and are not required to file
with the local elections official of the county in which they are
domiciled.
   (e) Elected members of the Board of Administration of the Public
Employees' Retirement System, elected members of the Teachers'
Retirement Board, candidates for these offices, their controlled
committees, and committees formed or existing primarily to support or
oppose these candidates or elected members shall file the original
and one copy with the Secretary of State, and a copy shall be filed
at the relevant board's office in Sacramento. These elected officers,
candidates, and committees need not file with the elections official
of the county in which they are domiciled.
   (f) An elected officer, candidate, or committee that is required
to file a campaign statement in places designated in subdivisions (a)
to (c), inclusive, shall also file one copy of the statement with
the elections official of any jurisdiction in which the filer made
expenditures of twenty-five thousand dollars ($25,000) or more during
the reporting period.
   (g) Notwithstanding any other provision of this section, a
committee, candidate, or elected officer is not required to file more
than the original and one copy, or one copy, of a campaign statement
with any one county elections official or city clerk or with the
Secretary of State.
   (h) If a committee is required to file campaign statements
required by Section 84200 or 84200.5 in places designated in
subdivisions (a) to (d), inclusive, it shall continue to file these
statements in those places, in addition to any other places required
by this title, until the end of the calendar year.
   SEC. 25.   SEC. 24.   Section 84218 of
the Government Code is amended to read:
   84218.  (a) (1) Except as provided in paragraph (2), a slate
mailer organization shall file campaign statements for each calendar
quarter in each odd-numbered year as follows:
   (A) No later than April 15 for the quarter ending March 31.
   (B) No later than July 15 for the quarter ending June 30.
   (C) No later than October 15 for the quarter ending September 30.
   (D) No later than January 15 for the quarter ending December 31.
   (2) A slate mailer organization that has received payments of less
than five hundred dollars ($500) and made expenditures of less than
five hundred dollars ($500) during a calendar quarter may file a
statement of inactivity for that quarter, as prescribed by the
Commission, in lieu of the statement required by paragraph (1).
   (b) (1) Except as provided in paragraph (2), a slate mailer
organization shall file campaign statements for each calendar month
in each even-numbered year. A statement filed pursuant to this
subdivision shall be filed within 15 days after the close of the
reporting period.
   (2) A slate mailer organization that has received payments of less
than five hundred dollars ($500) and made expenditures of less than
five hundred dollars ($500) during a calendar month may file a
statement of inactivity for that month, as prescribed by the
Commission, in lieu of the statement required by paragraph (1).
   (c) In addition to the statements required by subdivision (a), a
slate mailer organization that produces a slate mailer supporting or
opposing candidates or measures being voted on in an election shall
file the 16-day report specified in subdivision (a) of Section
84200.5 if, during the period covered by the 16-day report, the slate
mailer organization receives payments totaling five hundred dollars
($500) or more from any person for the support of or opposition to
candidates or ballot measures in one or more slate mailers, or
expends five hundred dollars ($500) or more to produce one or more
slate mailers. 
   (c) 
    (d)  A slate mailer organization shall file two copies
of its campaign reports with the clerk of the county in which it is
domiciled. A slate mailer organization is domiciled at the address
listed on its statement of organization unless it is domiciled
outside California, in which case its domicile shall be deemed to be
Los Angeles County for purposes of this section.
   In addition, slate mailer organizations shall file campaign
reports as follows:
   (1) A slate mailer organization that produces one or more slate
mailers supporting or opposing candidates or measures voted on in a
state election, or in more than one county, shall file campaign
reports in the same manner as state general purpose committees
pursuant to subdivision (a) of Section 84215.
   (2) A slate mailer organization that produces one or more slate
mailers supporting or opposing candidates or measures voted on in
only one county, or in more than one jurisdiction within one county,
shall file campaign reports in the same manner as county general
purpose committees pursuant to subdivision (c) of Section 84215.
   (3) A slate mailer organization that produces one or more slate
mailers supporting or opposing candidates or measures voted on in
only one city shall file campaign reports in the same manner as city
general purpose committees pursuant to subdivision (d) of Section
84215.
   (4) Notwithstanding the above, no slate mailer organization shall
be required to file more than the original and one copy, or two
copies, of a campaign report with any one county or city clerk or
with the Secretary of State.
   SEC. 26.   SEC. 25.   Section 84220 of
the Government Code is amended to read:
   84220.  If a slate mailer organization receives a payment of two
thousand five hundred dollars ($2,500) or more for purposes of
supporting or opposing a candidate or ballot measure in a slate
mailer, and the payment is received at a time when, if the payment
were a contribution it would be considered a 90-day contribution,
then the slate mailer organization shall report the payment in the
manner set forth in Section 84203 for candidates and committees when
reporting 90-day contributions received. The slate mailer
organization shall, in addition to reporting the information required
by Section 84203, identify the candidates or measures whose support
or opposition is being paid for, in whole or in part, by each 90-day
payment.
   SEC. 27.   SEC. 26.   Section 84252 of
the Government Code is amended to read:
   84252.  A committee primarily formed to support or oppose a LAFCO
proposal shall file all statements required under this chapter except
that, in lieu of the statements required by Section 84200, the
committee shall file monthly campaign statements from the time
circulation of a petition begins until a measure is placed on the
ballot or, if a measure is not placed on the ballot, until the
committee is terminated pursuant to Section 84214. The committee
shall file an original and one copy of each statement on the 15th day
of each calendar month, covering the prior calendar month, with the
clerk of the county in which the measure may be voted on. If the
petition results in a measure that is placed on the ballot, the
committee thereafter shall file campaign statements required by this
chapter.
   SEC. 28.   SEC. 27.   Section 84300 of
the Government Code is amended to read:
   84300.  (a) A contribution of one hundred dollars ($100) or more
shall not be made or received in cash.
   A cash contribution shall not be deemed received if it is not
negotiated or deposited and is returned to the contributor before the
closing date of the campaign statement on which the contribution
would otherwise be reported. If a cash contribution, other than a
90-day contribution, as defined in Section 82043.3, is negotiated or
deposited, it shall not be deemed received if it is refunded within
72 hours of receipt. In the case of a 90-day contribution, as defined
in Section 82043.3, it shall not be deemed received if it is
returned to the contributor within 48 hours of receipt.
   (b) An expenditure of one hundred dollars ($100) or more shall not
be made in cash.
   (c) A contribution of one hundred dollars ($100) or more, other
than an in-kind contribution, shall be made only in the form of a
written instrument containing the name of the donor and the name of
the payee and drawn from the account of the donor or the
intermediary, as defined in Section 84302.
   (d) The value of all in-kind contributions of one hundred dollars
($100) or more shall be reported, in writing, to the recipient upon
the request, in writing, of the recipient.
   SEC. 29.   SEC. 28.   Section 84305.5 of
the Government Code is amended to read:
   84305.5.  (a) A slate mailer organization or committee primarily
formed to support or oppose one or more ballot measures shall not
send a slate mailer unless the slate mailer complies with all of the
following:
   (1) The name, street address, and city of the slate mailer
organization or committee primarily formed to support or oppose one
or more ballot measures are shown on the outside of each piece of
slate mail and on at least one of the inserts included with each
                                      piece of slate mail in no less
than 8-point roman type, which shall be in a color or print that
contrasts with the background so as to be easily legible. A post
office box may be stated in lieu of a street address if the street
address of the slate mailer organization or the committee primarily
formed to support or oppose one or more ballot measures is a matter
of public record with the Secretary of State's Political Reform
Division.
   (2) At the top or bottom of the front side or surface of at least
one insert, or at the top or bottom of one side or surface of a
postcard or other self-mailer, there is a notice in at least 8-point
roman boldface type, which shall be in a color or print that
contrasts with the background so as to be easily legible, and in a
printed or drawn box and set apart from any other printed matter. The
notice shall consist of the following statement:
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|                 NOTICE TO VOTERS                |
|                                                 |
|                                                 |
|THIS DOCUMENT WAS PREPARED BY (name of slate     |
|                                                 |
|mailer organization or committee primarily       |
|formed to support                                |
|                                                 |
|or oppose one or more ballot measures), NOT AN   |
|OFFICIAL                                         |
|                                                 |
|POLITICAL PARTY ORGANIZATION. Appearance in this |
|                                                 |
|mailer does not necessarily imply endorsement of |
|others                                           |
|                                                 |
|appearing in this mailer, nor does it imply      |
|endorsement of, or                               |
|                                                 |
|opposition to, any issues set forth in this      |
|mailer. Appearance                               |
|                                                 |
|is paid for and authorized by each candidate and |
|ballot                                           |
|                                                 |
|measure that is designated by an *.              |
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   (3) (A) Each candidate and each ballot measure that has paid to
appear in the slate mailer is designated by an *. A candidate or
ballot measure that has not paid to appear in the slate mailer shall
not be designated by an *.
   (B) The * required by this paragraph shall be of the same type
size, type style, color or contrast, and legibility as is used for
the name of the candidate, or the ballot measure name or number and
position advocated, to which the * designation applies, except that
in no case shall the * be required to be larger than 10-point
boldface type. The designation shall immediately follow the name of
the candidate, or the name or number and position advocated on the
ballot measure, where the designation appears in the slate of
candidates and measures. If there is no slate listing, the
designation shall appear at least once in at least 8-point boldface
type, immediately following the name of the candidate, or the name or
number and position advocated on the ballot measure.
   (4) The name of a candidate appearing in the slate mailer who is a
member of a political party differing from the political party that
the mailer appears by representation or indicia to represent is
accompanied, immediately below the name, by the party designation of
the candidate, in no less than 9-point roman type, which shall be in
a color or print that contrasts with the background so as to be
easily legible. The designation shall not be required in the case of
candidates for nonpartisan office.
   (b) For purposes of the designations required by paragraph (3) of
subdivision (a), the payment of any sum made reportable by
subdivision (c) of Section 84219 by or at the behest of a candidate
or committee whose name or position appears in the mailer, to the
slate mailer organization or committee primarily formed to support or
oppose one or more ballot measures, shall constitute a payment to
appear, requiring the * designation. The payment shall also be deemed
to constitute authorization to appear in the mailer.
   (c) The name, street address, and city of the slate mailer
organization or committee primarily formed to support or oppose one
or more ballot measures, as required by paragraph (1) of subdivision
(a), and the notice required by paragraph (2) of subdivision (a) may
appear on the same side or surface of an insert in the slate mailer.
   (d) The Commission may, by regulation, impose other requirements
regarding the content of a slate mailer in addition to those
contained in this section.
   SEC. 30.   SEC. 29.   Section 84310 of
the Government Code is amended to read:
   84310.  (a) A candidate, committee, or slate mailer organization
may not expend campaign funds, directly or indirectly, to pay for
telephone calls that are similar in nature and aggregate 500 or more
in number, made by an individual, or individuals, or by electronic
means and that advocate support of, or opposition to, a candidate,
ballot measure, or both, unless during the course of each call the
name of the organization that authorized or paid for the call is
disclosed to the recipient of the call. Unless the organization that
authorized the call and in whose name it is placed has filing
obligations under this title, and the name announced in the call
either is the full name by which the organization or individual is
identified in any statement or report required to be filed under this
title or is the name by which the organization or individual is
commonly known, the candidate, committee, or slate mailer
organization that paid for the call shall be disclosed. This section
shall not apply to telephone calls made by the candidate, the
campaign manager, or individuals who are volunteers.
   (b) Campaign and ballot measure committees are prohibited from
contracting with any phone bank vendor that does not disclose the
information required to be disclosed by subdivision (a).
   (c) A candidate, committee, or slate mailer organization that pays
for telephone calls as described in subdivision (a) shall maintain a
record of the script of the call for the period of time set forth in
Section 84104. If any of the calls qualifying under subdivision (a)
were recorded messages, a copy of the recording shall be maintained
for that period.
   (d) Notwithstanding Article 1 (commencing with Section 2871) of
Chapter 10 of Part 2 of Division 1 of the Public Utilities Code, the
Commission may regulate the content of a prerecorded telephonic
message that is disseminated by means of an automatic
dialing-announcing device and that advocates support of, or
opposition to, a candidate, ballot measure, or both.
   SEC. 31.   SEC. 30.   Section 84602 of
the Government Code is amended to read:
   84602.  To implement the Legislature's intent, the Secretary of
State, in consultation with the Commission, notwithstanding any other
provision of this code, shall do all of the following:
   (a) Develop online and electronic filing processes for use by
persons and entities specified in Sections 84604 and 84605 that are
required to file statements and reports with the Secretary of State's
office pursuant to Chapter 4 (commencing with Section 84100) and
Chapter 6 (commencing with Section 86100). Those processes shall
enable a user to comply with all the disclosure requirements of this
title and shall include, at a minimum, the following:
   (1) A means or method whereby filers subject to this chapter may
submit required filings free of charge. Any means or method developed
pursuant to this provision shall not provide any additional or
enhanced functions or services that exceed the minimum requirements
necessary to fulfill the disclosure provisions of this title. At
least one means or method shall be made available no later than
December 31, 2002.
   (2) The definition of a nonproprietary standardized record format
or formats using industry standards for the transmission of the data
that is required of those persons and entities specified in
subdivision (a) of Section 84604 and Section 84605 and that conforms
with the disclosure requirements of this title. The Secretary of
State shall hold public hearings prior to development of the record
format or formats as a means to ensure that affected entities have an
opportunity to provide input into the development process. The
format or formats shall be made public no later than July 1, 1999, to
ensure sufficient time to comply with the requirements of this
chapter.
   (b) Accept test files from software vendors and others wishing to
file reports electronically, for the purpose of determining whether
the file format is in compliance with the standardized record format
developed pursuant to subdivision (a) and is compatible with the
Secretary of State's system for receiving the data. A list of the
software and service providers who have submitted acceptable test
files shall be published by the Secretary of State and made available
to the public. Acceptably formatted files shall be submitted by a
filer in order to meet the requirements of this chapter.
   (c) Develop a system that provides for the online or electronic
transfer of the data specified in this section utilizing
telecommunications technology that assures the integrity of the data
transmitted and that creates safeguards against efforts to tamper
with or subvert the data.
   (d) Make all the data filed available on the Internet in an easily
understood format that provides the greatest public access. The data
shall be made available free of charge and as soon as possible after
receipt. All 90-day contribution and 90-day independent expenditure
reports, as defined by Sections 84203 and 84204, respectively, shall
be made available on the Internet within 24 hours of receipt. The
data made available on the Internet shall not contain the street name
and building number of the persons or entity representatives listed
on the electronically filed forms or any bank account number required
to be disclosed pursuant to this title.
   (e) Develop a procedure for filers to comply with the requirement
that they sign under penalty of perjury pursuant to Section 81004.
   (f) Maintain all filed data online for 10 years after the date it
is filed, and then archive the information in a secure format.
   (g) Provide assistance to those seeking public access to the
information.
   (h) Implement sufficient technology to seek to prevent
unauthorized alteration or manipulation of the data.
   (i) Provide the Commission with necessary information to enable it
to assist agencies, public officials, and others, with the
compliance with and administration of this title.
   (j) Report to the Legislature on the implementation and
development of the online and electronic filing and disclosure
requirements of this chapter. The report shall include an examination
of system security, private security issues, software availability,
compliance costs to filers, use of the filing system and software
provided by the Secretary of State, and other issues relating to this
chapter, and shall recommend appropriate changes if necessary. In
preparing the report, the Commission may present to the Secretary of
State and the Legislature its comments regarding this chapter as it
relates to the duties of the Commission and suggest appropriate
changes if necessary. There shall be one report due before the system
is operational as set forth in Section 84603, one report due no
later than June 1, 2002, and one report due no later than January 31,
2003.
   (k) Review the current filing and disclosure requirements of this
chapter and report to the Legislature, no later than June 1, 2005,
recommendations on revising these requirements so as to promote
greater reliance on electronic and online submissions.
   SEC. 32.   SEC. 31.   Section 84604 of
the Government Code is amended to read:
   84604.  (a) The Secretary of State shall implement an online or
electronic disclosure program in connection with the 2000 state
primary election and the lobbying activities specified in paragraph
(4). Entities specified in paragraphs (1), (2), and (3) shall
commence online or electronic disclosure with the first preelection
statement filed in connection with the 2000 statewide direct primary
election for the period ending January 22, 2000, and shall continue
to disclose online or electronically all required reports and
statements up to and including the semiannual statement for the
period ending June 30, 2000. Entities specified in paragraph (4)
shall commence online or electronic disclosure with the quarterly
report for the period ending March 31, 2000, and shall continue to
disclose online or electronically all required reports and statements
up to and including the quarterly report for the period ending June
30, 2000. The entities subject to this section are the following:
   (1) Any candidate, including appellate court and Supreme Court
candidates and officeholders, committee, or other persons who are
required, pursuant to Chapter 4 (commencing with Section 84100), to
file statements, reports, or other documents in connection with a
state elective office or state measure appearing on the 2000
statewide direct primary ballot, provided that the total cumulative
reportable amount of contributions received, expenditures made, loans
made, or loans received is one hundred thousand dollars ($100,000)
or more. For the purpose of cumulating totals, the period covered
shall commence January 1, 1999.
   (2) Any general purpose committees, as defined in Section 82027.5,
including the general purpose committees of political parties, and
small contributor committees, as defined in Section 85203, that
cumulatively receive contributions or make expenditures totaling one
hundred thousand dollars ($100,000) or more to support or oppose
candidates for any elective state office or state measure appearing
on the 2000 statewide direct primary ballot. For the purpose of
cumulating totals, the period covered shall commence January 1, 1999.

   (3) Any slate mailer organization with cumulative reportable
payments received or made for the purposes of producing slate mailers
of one hundred thousand dollars ($100,000) or more in connection
with the 2000 statewide direct primary election. For the purpose of
cumulating totals, the period covered shall commence January 1, 1999.

   (4) Any lobbyist, lobbying firm, lobbyist employer, or other
persons required, pursuant to Chapter 6 (commencing with Section
86100), to file statements, reports, or other documents, provided
that the total amount of any category of reportable payments,
expenses, contributions, gifts, or other items is one hundred
thousand dollars ($100,000) or more in a calendar quarter.
   (b) Filers specified in subdivision (a) shall also continue to
file required disclosure forms in paper format. The paper copy shall
continue to be the official version for audit and other legal
purposes. Committees and other persons that are not required to file
online or electronically by this section may do so voluntarily.
   (c) The Secretary of State shall also disclose on the Internet any
90-day contribution or 90-day independent expenditure report, as
defined by Sections 84203 and 84204, respectively, not covered by
subdivision (a).
   (d) It shall be presumed that online or electronic filers file
under penalty of perjury.
   SEC. 33.   SEC. 32.   Section 84605 of
the Government Code is amended to read:
   84605.  (a) The following persons shall file online or
electronically with the Secretary of State:
   (1) Any candidate, including superior court, appellate court, and
Supreme Court candidates and officeholders, committee, or other
persons who are required, pursuant to Chapter 4 (commencing with
Section 84100), to file statements, reports, or other documents in
connection with a state elective office or state measure, provided
that the total cumulative reportable amount of contributions
received, expenditures made, loans made, or loans received is
twenty-five thousand dollars ($25,000) or more. In determining the
cumulative reportable amount, all controlled committees, as defined
by Section 82016, shall be included. For a committee subject to this
title prior to January 1, 2000, the beginning date for calculating
cumulative totals is January 1, 2000. For a committee that is first
subject to this title on or after January 1, 2000, the beginning date
for calculating cumulative totals is the date the committee is first
subject to this title. A committee, as defined in subdivision (c) of
Section 82013, shall file online or electronically if it makes
contributions of twenty-five thousand dollars ($25,000) or more in a
calendar year.
   (2) Any general purpose committees, as defined in Section 82027.5,
including the general purpose committees of political parties, and
small contributor committees, as defined in Section 85203, that
cumulatively receive contributions or make expenditures totaling
twenty-five thousand dollars ($25,000) or more to support or oppose
candidates for any elective state office or state measure. For a
committee subject to this title prior to January 1, 2000, the
beginning date for calculating cumulative totals is January 1, 2000.
For a committee that first is subject to this title on or after
January 1, 2000, the beginning date for calculating cumulative totals
is the date the committee is first subject to this title.
   (3) Any slate mailer organization with cumulative reportable
payments received or made for the purposes of producing slate mailers
of twenty-five thousand dollars ($25,000) or more. For a slate
mailer organization subject to this title prior to January 1, 2000,
the beginning date for calculating cumulative totals is January 1,
2000. For a slate mailer organization that first is subject to this
title on or after January 1, 2000, the beginning date for calculating
cumulative totals is the date the organization is first subject to
this title.
   (4) Any lobbyist, lobbying firm, lobbyist employer, or other
persons required, pursuant to Chapter 6 (commencing with Section
86100), to file statements, reports, or other documents, provided
that the total amount of any category of reportable payments,
expenses, contributions, gifts, or other items is two thousand five
hundred dollars ($2,500) or more in a calendar quarter.
   (b) The Secretary of State shall also disclose on the Internet any
90-day contribution or 90-day independent expenditure report, as
defined by Sections 84203 and 84204, respectively, not covered by
paragraph (1), (2), or (3) of subdivision (a) or any other provision
of law.
   (c) Committees and other persons that are not required to file
online or electronically by this section may do so voluntarily.
   (d) Once a person or entity is required to file online or
electronically, subject to subdivision (a) or (c), the person or
entity shall be required to file all subsequent reports online or
electronically.
   (e) It shall be presumed that online or electronic filers file
under penalty of perjury.
   (f) Persons filing online or electronically shall also continue to
file required disclosure statements and reports in paper format. The
paper copy shall continue to be the official filing for audit and
other legal purposes until the Secretary of State, pursuant to
Section 84606, determines the system is operating securely and
effectively.
   (g) The Secretary of State shall maintain at all times a secured,
official version of all original online and electronically filed
statements and reports required by this chapter. Upon determination
by the Secretary of State, pursuant to Section 84606, that the system
is operating securely and effectively, this online or electronic
version shall be the official version for audit and other legal
purposes.
   (h) Except for statements related to a local elective office or a
local ballot measure filed by a candidate for local elective office
who is also a candidate for elective state office, a copy of a
statement, report, or other document filed by online or electronic
means with the Secretary of State shall not be filed with a local
filing officer. 
  SEC. 34.    Section 85301 of the Government Code
is amended to read:
   85301.  (a) A person, other than a small contributor committee or
political party committee, may not make to a candidate for elective
state office other than a candidate for statewide elective office,
and a candidate for elective state office other than a candidate for
statewide elective office may not accept from a person, any
contribution totaling more than three thousand nine hundred dollars
($3,900) per election.
   (b) Except to a candidate for Governor, a person, other than a
small contributor committee or political party committee, may not
make to a candidate for statewide elective office, and, except a
candidate for Governor, a candidate for statewide elective office may
not accept from a person other than a small contributor committee or
a political party committee, any contribution totaling more than six
thousand five hundred dollars ($6,500) per election.
   (c) A person, other than a small contributor committee or
political party committee, may not make to a candidate for Governor,
and a candidate for Governor may not accept from a person other than
a small contributor committee or political party committee, any
contribution totaling more than twenty-six thousand dollars ($26,000)
per election.
   (d) The provisions of this section do not apply to a candidate's
contributions of his or her personal funds to his or her own
campaign.  
  SEC. 35.    Section 85302 of the Government Code
is amended to read:
   85302.  (a) A small contributor committee may not make to a
candidate for elective state office other than a candidate for
statewide elective office, and a candidate for elective state office
other than a candidate for statewide elective office may not accept
from a small contributor committee, any contribution totaling more
than seven thousand eight hundred dollars ($7,800) per election.
   (b) Except to a candidate for Governor, a small contributor
committee may not make to a candidate for statewide elective office,
and, except for a candidate for Governor, a candidate for statewide
elective office may not accept from a small contributor committee,
any contribution totaling more than thirteen thousand dollars
($13,000) per election.
   (c) A small contributor committee may not make to a candidate for
Governor, and a candidate for Governor may not accept from a small
contributor committee, any contribution totaling more than twenty-six
thousand dollars ($26,000) per election.  
  SEC. 36.    Section 85303 of the Government Code
is amended to read:
   85303.  (a) A person may not make to a committee other than a
political party committee, and a committee other than a political
party committee may not accept, any contribution totaling more than
six thousand five hundred dollars ($6,500) per calendar year for the
purpose of making contributions to candidates for elective state
office.
   (b) A person may not make to a political party committee, and a
political party committee may not accept, any contribution totaling
more than thirty-two thousand five hundred dollars ($32,500) per
calendar year for the purpose of making contributions for the support
or defeat of candidates for elective state office. Notwithstanding
Section 85312, this limit applies to contributions made to a
political party used for the purpose of making expenditures at the
behest of a candidate for elective state office for communications to
party members related to the candidate's candidacy for elective
state office.
   (c) Except as provided in Section 85310, nothing in this chapter
shall limit a person's contributions to a committee or political
party committee provided the contributions are used for purposes
other than making contributions to candidates for elective state
office.
   (d) Nothing in this chapter limits a candidate for elective state
office from transferring contributions received by the candidate in
excess of any amount necessary to defray the candidate's expenses for
election-related activities or holding office to a political party
committee, provided those transferred contributions are used for
purposes consistent with paragraph (4) of subdivision (b) of Section
89519.  
  SEC. 37.    Section 85316 of the Government Code
is amended to read:
   85316.  (a) Except as provided in subdivision (b), a contribution
for an election may be accepted by a candidate for elective state
office after the date of the election only to the extent that the
contribution does not exceed net debts outstanding from the election,
and the contribution does not otherwise exceed the applicable
contribution limit for that election.
   (b) Notwithstanding subdivision (a), an elected state officer may
accept contributions after the date of the election for the purpose
of paying expenses associated with holding the office provided that
the contributions are not expended for any contribution to any state
or local committee. Contributions received pursuant to this
subdivision shall be deposited into a bank account established solely
for the purposes specified in this subdivision.
   (1) No person shall make, and no elected state officer shall
receive from a person, a contribution pursuant to this subdivision
totaling more than the following amounts per calendar year:
   (A) Three thousand two hundred dollars ($3,200) in the case of an
elected state officer of the Assembly or Senate.
   (B) Five thousand four hundred dollars ($5,400) in the case of a
statewide elected state officer other than the Governor.

(C) Twenty-one thousand six hundred dollars ($21,600) in the case of
the Governor.
   (2) No elected state officer shall receive contributions pursuant
to paragraph (1) that, in the aggregate, total more than the
following amounts per calendar year:
   (A) Fifty-three thousand nine hundred dollars ($53,900) in the
case of an elected state officer of the Assembly or Senate.
   (B) One hundred seven thousand nine hundred dollars ($107,900) in
the case of a statewide elected state officer other than the
Governor.
   (C) Two hundred fifteen thousand eight hundred dollars ($215,800)
in the case of the Governor.
   (3) Any contribution received pursuant to this subdivision shall
be deemed to be a contribution to that candidate for election to any
state office that he or she may seek during the term of office to
which he or she is currently elected, including, but not limited to,
reelection to the office he or she currently holds, and shall be
subject to any applicable contribution limit provided in this title.
If a contribution received pursuant to this subdivision exceeds the
allowable contribution limit for the office sought, the candidate
shall return the amount exceeding the limit to the contributor on a
basis to be determined by the Commission. None of the expenditures
made by elected state officers pursuant to this subdivision shall be
subject to the voluntary expenditure limitations in Section 85400.
 
  SEC. 38.    Section 85400 of the Government Code
is amended to read:
   85400.  (a) A candidate for elective state office, other than the
Board of Administration of the Public Employees' Retirement System,
who voluntarily accepts expenditure limits may not make campaign
expenditures in excess of the following:
   (1) For an Assembly candidate, five hundred twenty thousand
dollars ($520,000) in the primary or special primary election and
nine hundred nine thousand dollars ($909,000) in the general or
special general election.
   (2) For a Senate candidate, seven hundred eighty thousand dollars
($780,000) in the primary or special primary election and one million
one hundred sixty-nine thousand dollars ($1,169,000) in the general
or special general election.
   (3) For a candidate for the State Board of Equalization, one
million two hundred ninety-nine thousand dollars ($1,299,000) in the
primary election and one million nine hundred forty-nine thousand
dollars ($1,949,000) in the general election.
   (4) For a statewide candidate other than a candidate for Governor
or the State Board of Equalization, five million one hundred
seventy-nine thousand dollars ($5,179,000) in the primary election
and seven million seven hundred ninety-five thousand dollars
($7,795,000) in the general election.
   (5) For a candidate for Governor, seven million seven hundred
ninety-five thousand dollars ($7,795,000) in the primary election and
twelve million nine hundred ninety-two thousand dollars
($12,992,000) in the general election.
   (b) For purposes of this section, "campaign expenditures" has the
same meaning as "election-related activities" as defined in clauses
(i) to (vi), inclusive, and clause (viii) of subparagraph (C) of
paragraph (2) of subdivision (b) of Section 82015.
   (c) A campaign expenditure made by a political party on behalf of
a candidate may not be attributed to the limitations on campaign
expenditures set forth in this section.  
  SEC. 39.    Section 87103 of the Government Code
is amended to read:
   87103.  A public official has a financial interest in a decision
within the meaning of Section 87100 if it is reasonably foreseeable
that the decision will have a material financial effect,
distinguishable from its effect on the public generally, on the
official, a member of his or her immediate family, or on any of the
following:
   (a) Any business entity in which the public official has a direct
or indirect investment worth two thousand dollars ($2,000) or more.
   (b) Any real property in which the public official has a direct or
indirect interest worth two thousand dollars ($2,000) or more.
   (c) Any source of income, except gifts or loans by a commercial
lending institution made in the regular course of business on terms
available to the public without regard to official status,
aggregating five hundred dollars ($500) or more in value provided or
promised to, or received by, the public official within 12 months
prior to the time when the decision is made.
   (d) Any business entity in which the public official is a
director, officer, partner, trustee, or employee, or in which the
public official holds any position of management.
   (e) Any donor of, or any intermediary or agent for a donor of, a
gift or gifts aggregating two hundred fifty dollars ($250) or more in
value provided to, received by, or promised to the public official
within 12 months prior to the time when the decision is made.
   (f) For purposes of this section, indirect investment or interest
means any investment or interest owned by the spouse or dependent
child of a public official, by an agent on behalf of a public
official, or by a business entity or trust in which the official or
the official's agents, spouse, or dependent children own directly,
indirectly, or beneficially a 10-percent interest or greater.
 
  SEC. 40.    Section 87406 of the Government Code
is amended to read:
   87406.  (a) This section shall be known, and may be cited, as the
Milton Marks Postgovernment Employment Restrictions Act of 1990.
   (b) No Member of the Legislature, for a period of one year after
leaving office, and no designated employee of the Legislature, for a
period of one year after leaving his or her employment with the
Legislature, shall, for compensation, act as agent or attorney for,
or otherwise represent, any other person by making a formal or
informal appearance, or by making an oral or written communication,
before the Legislature, a committee or subcommittee thereof, a
current Member of the Legislature, or an officer or employee thereof,
if the appearance or communication is made for the purpose of
influencing legislative action.
   (c) No elected state officer, other than a Member of the
Legislature, for a period of one year after leaving office, shall,
for compensation, act as agent or attorney for, or otherwise
represent, any other person by making a formal or informal
appearance, or by making an oral or written communication, before a
state administrative agency, or an officer or employee thereof, if
the appearance or communication is for the purpose of influencing
administrative action or influencing an action or proceeding
involving the issuance, amendment, awarding, or revocation of a
permit, license, grant, or contract, or the sale or purchase of goods
or property. For purposes of this subdivision, an appearance before
a "state administrative agency" does not include an appearance in a
court of law, before an administrative law judge, or before the
Workers' Compensation Appeals Board.
   (d) (1) No designated employee of a state administrative agency,
an officer, employee, or consultant of a state administrative agency
who holds a position that entails the making, or participation in the
making, of decisions that may foreseeably have a material effect on
a financial interest, and no member of a state administrative agency,
for a period of one year after leaving office or employment, shall,
for compensation, act as agent or attorney for, or otherwise
represent, any other person by making a formal or informal
appearance, or by making an oral or written communication, before a
state administrative agency, or an officer or employee thereof, for
which he or she worked or that he or she represented during the 12
months before leaving office or employment, if the appearance or
communication is made for the purpose of influencing administrative
or legislative action, or influencing an action or proceeding
involving the issuance, amendment, awarding, or revocation of a
permit, license, grant, or contract, or the sale or purchase of goods
or property. For purposes of this paragraph, an appearance before a
state administrative agency does not include an appearance in a court
of law, before an administrative law judge, or before the Workers'
Compensation Appeals Board. The prohibition of this paragraph only
applies to designated employees employed by a state administrative
agency on or after January 7, 1991.
   (2) For purposes of paragraph (1), a state administrative agency
of a designated employee of the Governor's office includes any state
administrative agency subject to the direction and control of the
Governor.
   (e) The prohibitions contained in subdivisions (b), (c), and (d)
do not apply to an individual subject to this section who is or
becomes any of the following:
   (1) An officer or employee of another state agency, board, or
commission if the appearance or communication is for the purpose of
influencing legislative or administrative action on behalf of the
state agency, board, or commission.
   (2) An official holding an elective office of a local government
agency if the appearance or communication is for the purpose of
influencing legislative or administrative action on behalf of the
local government agency.
   (f) This section shall become operative on January 1, 1991, but
only if Senate Constitutional Amendment No. 32 of the 1989-90 Regular
Session is approved by the voters. With respect to Members of the
Legislature whose current term of office on January 1, 1991, began in
December 1988, this section shall not apply until January 1, 1993.
 
  SEC. 41.    Section 89503 of the Government Code
is amended to read:
   89503.  (a) An elected state officer, elected officer of a local
government agency, or other individual specified in Section 87200
shall not accept gifts from any single source in a calendar year with
a total value of more than two hundred fifty dollars ($250).
   (b) (1) A candidate for elective state office, for judicial
office, or for elective office in a local government agency shall not
accept gifts from any single source in a calendar year with a total
value of more than two hundred fifty dollars ($250). A person is a
candidate for purposes of this subdivision when the person has filed
a statement of organization as a committee for election to a state or
local office, a declaration of intent, or a declaration of
candidacy, whichever occurs first. A person is not a candidate for
purposes of this subdivision after he or she is sworn into the
elective office, or, if the person lost the election, after the
person has terminated his or her campaign statement filing
obligations for that office pursuant to Section 84214 or after
certification of the election results, whichever occurs earlier.
   (2) Paragraph (1) shall not apply to a person who is a candidate
as described in paragraph (1) for judicial office on or before
December 31, 1996.
   (c) A member of a state board or commission or designated employee
of a state or local government agency shall not accept gifts from
any single source in a calendar year with a total value of more than
two hundred fifty dollars ($250) if the member or employee would be
required to report the receipt of income or gifts from that source on
his or her statement of economic interests.
   (d) This section shall not apply to a person in his or her
capacity as judge. This section shall not apply to a person in his or
her capacity as a part-time member of the governing board of a
public institution of higher education unless that position is an
elective office.
   (e) This section shall not prohibit or limit the following:
   (1) Payments, advances, or reimbursements for travel and related
lodging and subsistence permitted by Section 89506.
   (2) Wedding gifts and gifts exchanged between individuals on
birthdays, holidays, and other similar occasions, provided that the
gifts exchanged are not substantially disproportionate in value.
   (f) The limitations on gifts in this section are effective
beginning on January 1, 2012.
   (g) The limitations in this section are in addition to the
limitations on gifts in Section 86203. 
   SEC. 42.   SEC. 33.   Section 91013 of
the Government Code is amended to read:
   91013.  (a) If a person files an original statement or report
after the applicable deadline imposed by this title, he or she shall,
in addition to any other penalties or remedies established by this
title, be liable in the amount of twenty-five dollars ($25) per day
after the deadline until the statement or report is filed, to the
officer with whom the statement or report is required to be filed.
Liability need not be enforced by the filing officer if, on an
impartial basis, he or she determines that the late filing was not
willful and that enforcement of the liability will not further the
purposes of this title, except that no liability shall be waived if a
statement or report is not filed within 30 days for a statement of
economic interests, other than a candidate's statement filed pursuant
to Section 87201, five days for a campaign statement required to be
filed 16 days before an election, and 10 days for all other
statements or reports, after the filing officer has sent specific
written notice of the filing requirement.
   (b) If a person files a copy of a statement or report after the
applicable deadline imposed by this title, he or she shall, in
addition to any other penalties or remedies established by this
title, be liable in the amount of twenty-five dollars ($25) per day,
starting 10 days, or five days in the case of a campaign statement
required to be filed 16 days before an election, after the filing
officer has sent specific written notice of the filing requirement
and until the statement or report is filed.
   (c) For purposes of this section, a campaign statement or report
submitted on behalf of a committee is not deemed filed if the
treasurer of the committee is not currently certified pursuant to
Section 84100.
   (d) The filing officer shall deposit any funds received under this
section into the general fund of the jurisdiction of which he or she
is an officer. No liability under this section shall exceed 150
percent of the cumulative amount stated in the late statement or
report, or seven hundred fifty dollars ($750), whichever is greater.
   (e) Notwithstanding Section 89513 or 89514 or any other provision
of this title, a candidate or elected officer shall not use campaign
funds to pay a fine imposed on him or her pursuant to this section
for failure to file timely a statement of economic interests.
   SEC. 43.   SEC. 34.   (a) It is the
intent of the Legislature to develop a single, statewide electronic
filing system that consolidates the filing of all state and local
campaign statements and reports required by the Political Reform Act
of 1974 (Title 9 (commencing with Section 81000) of the Government
Code) into one searchable database that provides for, but is not
limited to, all of the following:
   (1) Electronic filing of committee organization statements.
   (2) Electronic filing of campaign statements by all state
committees, without regard to the amounts of contributions and
expenditures.
   (3) Electronic filing of reports by all major donors at the state
and local levels when specified thresholds are met.
   (4) A consolidated statewide network that includes a process to
import into the statewide database state-required committee
disclosures from each local jurisdiction that has its own electronic
filing system.
   (5) A statewide, Internet Web-based database with expanded filing
and public search capabilities that are data-driven and user-friendly
for all members of the public.
   (b) The Secretary of State and the Fair Political Practices
Commission shall jointly work toward development of the electronic
filing system described in subdivision (a) as follows:
   (1) Not later than December 31, 2013, the Secretary of State and
the Commission shall develop a feasibility study report that will
outline the technology requirements and the costs of the electronic
filing system.
   (2) The Secretary of State and the Commission shall develop a
funding plan that includes a comprehensive and detailed project
budget that will be accurate through the duration of the project and
will include appropriate and reasonable contingencies. The funding
plan shall describe proposals for raising funds for development of
the electronic filing system, including grants from private and
public sources, federal funds, state appropriations, and fees charged
to filers of committee organization statements and campaign
statements.
   (3) The Secretary of State and the Commission shall engage in
fundraising pursuant to the plan developed pursuant to paragraph (2)
and pursuant to the Commission's authority to accept funding under
Section 83117 of the Government Code.
   (4) Not later than December 31, 2017, the Secretary of State and
the Commission shall complete work on the development, construction,
and launch of the electronic filing system described by this section.

   SEC. 44.   SEC. 35.   No reimbursement
is required by this act pursuant to Section 6 of Article XIII B of
the California Constitution because the only costs that may be
incurred by a local agency or school district will be incurred
because this act creates a new crime or infraction, eliminates a
crime or infraction, or changes the penalty for a crime or
infraction, within the meaning of Section 17556 of the Government
Code, or changes the definition of a crime within the meaning of
Section 6 of Article XIII B of the California Constitution.
   SEC. 45.   SEC. 36.   The Legislature
finds and declares that this bill furthers the purposes of the
Political Reform Act of 1974 within the meaning of subdivision (a) of
Section 81012 of the Government Code.