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          SENATE COMMITTEE ON APPROPRIATIONS
                             Senator Ricardo Lara, Chair
                            2015 - 2016  Regular  Session

          AB 1200 (Gordon) - Political Reform Act of 1974: lobbying:  
          procurement contracts.
          
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          |Version: August 26, 2015        |Policy Vote: E. & C.A. 4 - 0    |
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          |Urgency: No                     |Mandate: Yes                    |
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          |Hearing Date: August 27, 2015   |Consultant: Robert Ingenito     |
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          *********** ANALYSIS ADDENDUM - SUSPENSE FILE ***********
             The following information is revised to reflect amendments 
                     adopted by the committee on August 27, 2015


          Bill  
          Summary: AB 1200 would provide that communicating with state  
          governmental officials in order to influence state governmental  
          procurement, as defined, can result in a person being considered  
          a "lobbyist" under the Political Reform Act (PRA).


          Fiscal  
          Impact: 
                 The Fair Political Practices Commission (FPPC) could  
               potentially incur costs in the hundreds of thousands of  
               dollars annually (General Fund).

                 The Secretary of State's Office (SOS) indicates that the  
               bill would not impact its costs.

                 To the extent that contractors would have to file with  







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               SOS pursuant to the bill, there would be an increase in fee  
               revenue, which would be split evenly between the General  
               Fund and the Political Disclosure, Accountability,  
               Transparency and Access Fund. The amount is unknown.  



          Author  
          Amendments: Exempt in-house employees of prospective government  
          contractors from needing to register as a lobbyist.


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