BILL NUMBER: AB 1292	INTRODUCED
	BILL TEXT


INTRODUCED BY   Assembly Member Roger Hernández

                        FEBRUARY 18, 2011

   An act to add Sections 84215.5 and 87501 to the Government Code,
relating to the Political Reform Act of 1974.


	LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL'S DIGEST


   AB 1292, as introduced, Roger Hernández. Political Reform Act of
1974: campaign reports and statements of economic interest: local
disclosure.
   Existing law requires that candidates for and current
officeholders of specified elected or appointed local offices file
certain campaign reports and statements with the county elections
official.
   This bill would require the county elections official to annually
post on his or her county's Internet Web site those campaign reports
or statements.
   Existing law requires that current holders of specified elected or
appointed local offices and designated employees of those elected or
appointed offices file statements of economic interests with the
county or city clerk.
   This bill would require the county or city clerk to annually post
those statements of economic interest on his or her county's or city'
s Internet Web site.
   This bill would impose a state-mandated local program by creating
additional responsibilities for local governmental agencies.
   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, if the Commission on State Mandates
determines that the bill contains costs mandated by the state,
reimbursement for those costs shall be made pursuant to these
statutory provisions.
   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 84215.5 is added to the Government Code, to
read:
   84215.5.  (a) The county elections official shall annually post on
the Internet Web site of his or her county the campaign reports or
statements required to be filed pursuant to this article by county
elected officers, candidates for those offices, their controlled
committees, committees formed or existing primarily to support or
oppose candidates or local measures to be voted upon by any number of
jurisdictions within that county, and county general purpose
committees.
   (b) The county elections official of the county in which 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 are domiciled shall annually post on
his or her Internet Web site the campaign reports or statements
required to be filed pursuant to this article by those persons or
committees.
  SEC. 2.  Section 87501 is added to the Government Code, to read:
   87501.  The city or county clerk shall annually post on the
Internet Web site of his or her city or county all statements of
economic interest required be filed with the city or county clerk
pursuant to subdivisions (e) and (f) of Section 87500 and the
statements of economic interest required to be filed with the city or
county clerk by the designated employees of those local entities
pursuant to subdivision (o) of Section 87500.
  SEC. 3.  If the Commission on State Mandates determines that this
act contains costs mandated by the state, reimbursement to local
agencies and school districts for those costs shall be made pursuant
to Part 7 (commencing with Section 17500) of Division 4 of Title 2 of
the Government Code.
  SEC. 4.  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.