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California’s Fair Political Practices Commission (FPPC) will consider a proposed regulation to further clarify the definition of “lobbyist” at a public hearing set for July 21, 2016. The proposed regulation would create a rebuttable presumption that all compensation from a […]

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At its March 17, 2016, meeting, the Fair Political Practices Commission (FPPC) passed an amendment to lobbying regulations narrowing the “ride along” exception to the definition of direct communication for registration. The new amendment limits the ride along exception to […]

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The Fair Political Practices Commission (FPPC) has proposed an amendment to lobbying regulations with the goal of clarifying the “ride along” exception to the definition of direct communication for registration. The proposed amendment limits the ride along exception to employees […]

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At its January 21, 2016, meeting, the Fair Political Practices Commission (FPPC) adopted rules amending reporting requirements for “other payments to influence legislative or administrative action”, as provided in California Government Code section 86116. The adopted regulations require such payments […]

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On December 17, 2015, the Fair Political Practices Commission amended its regulations related to agency provided tickets or passes. Currently, tickets and passes an agency provides to agency officials for entertainment, amusement, or recreational events are treated as gifts. Regulation […]

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The Fair Political Practices Commission (FPPC) has proposed rules amending reporting requirements for “other payments to influence legislative or administrative action”, as provided in California Government Code section 86116. The proposed regulations require such payments to be itemized on periodic […]

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On November 19, the California Fair Political Practices Commission (FPPC) will consider a proposed regulation concerning the procedures for notification of enforcement complaints. The proposals to be heard at the public hearing will include a revised policy for media and […]

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The Fair Political Practices Commission (FPPC) has come out in opposition to Assembly Bill 1544. This bill, currently awaiting Gov. Jerry Brown’s signature or veto, would change disclosure requirements for certain types of behested payments. Currently, elected officials must disclose […]

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The Fair Political Practices Commission (FPPC) adopted a regulation during its meeting on February 19 to ban political fundraisers in the homes and offices of lobbyists. Regulation 18215 modifies the definition of “contribution” to include the value of a lobbyist […]

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The Fair Political Practices Commission (FPPC) has made adjustments to the gift and campaign contribution limits by adopting amendments to state regulations. The adjusted annual gift limit for covered candidates, officers, and employees will increase from $440 to $460. Contribution […]

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The Fair Political Practices Commission (FPPC) has given notice of proposed amendments to regulations in Title 2, Division 6 of the California Code of Regulations. The FPPC will make adjustments to the gift and campaign contribution limits to reflect changes […]

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  Gov. Jerry Brown has appointed Judge Jodi Remke as the new chair of the Fair Political Practices Commission (FPPC). Remke is currently the presiding judge of the State Bar Court, which is responsible for the discipline of attorneys. The […]

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Gov. Jerry Brown has signed a bill designed to strengthen campaign finance laws and bolster enforcement. Assembly Bill 800 gives the Fair Political Practices Commission (FPPC) the authority to audit campaign funds and seek court injunctions to force compliance before […]

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  Lawmakers sent Gov. Jerry Brown a bill designed to strengthen campaign finance laws in response to a recent case prompting the largest campaign reporting fine in state history. Assembly Bill 800 gives the Fair Political Practices Commission (FPPC) the […]

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