as amended, Gordon.
begin deletePolitical Reform Act of 1974: controlled committees. end delete
The Political Reform Act of 1974 defines various terms for purposes of the reporting and disclosure requirements of the act. The act defines a controlled committee as a committee that is controlled directly or indirectly by a candidate or state measure proponent or that acts jointly with a candidate, controlled committee, or state measure proponent in connection with the making of expenditures. The act provides that a candidate or state measure proponent controls a committee if he or she, or his or her agent, or any other committee he or she controls has a significant influence on the actions or decisions of the committee.end delete
This bill would establish a presumption that a committee is significantly influenced by a candidate for purposes of these provisions if any of several specified factors are satisfied. The bill would also make technical, nonsubstantive changes to that provision.end delete
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.end delete
This bill would declare that it furthers the purposes of the act.end delete
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Fiscal committee: no.
State-mandated local program: no.
The people of the State of California do enact as follows:
Section 82016 of the Government Code is
8amended to read:
(a) “Controlled committee” means a committee that
10is controlled, directly or indirectly, by a candidate or state measure
11proponent or that acts jointly with a candidate, controlled
12committee, or state measure proponent in connection with the
13making of expenditures. A candidate or state measure proponent
14controls a committee if he or she, his or her agent, or any other
15committee he or she controls has a significant influence on the
16actions or decisions of the committee.
17(b) Notwithstanding subdivision (a), a political party committee,
18as defined in Section 85205, is not a controlled committee.
19(c) For purposes of subdivision (a), a committee is presumed
20to be significantly influenced by a candidate, his or her agent, or
21another committee he or she controls if any of the following are
23(1) The candidate, or his or her agent, is a voting member of
24the committee’s governing body.
25(2) The candidate, or his or her agent, is involved in the
26decisionmaking of the committee, or the development or
27implementation of the committee’s campaign strategy.
28(3) The candidate, or his or her agent, is substantially involved
29in directing the day-to-day operations of the committee.
The Legislature finds and declares that this bill furthers
31the purposes of the Political Reform Act of 1974 within the
32meaning of subdivision (a) of Section 81012 of the Government