December 14, 2012
California FPPC Raises Limits for Gifts and Contributions
The Fair Political Practices Commission has made upward adjustments to gift and contribution limits, using a formula provided in the Political Reform Act. Beginning January 1, 2013, the maximum value of a gift allowed to be accepted by an elected official goes up to $440, from $420.
The maximum contribution a legislative candidate can receive from an individual goes up to $4,100, from $3,900.
Candidates for governor will be able to accept $27,200, up from $26,000. The commission also adopted new rules concerning the public tracking of who is paying to qualify ballot measures and how much is being spent independently of candidates.
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