December 17, 2020 •
Court Upholds FPPC Regulations Involving Use of Public Money in Campaigns
In a recent case, a Superior Court Judge ruled in favor of the Fair Political Practices Commission (FPPC).
The judge upheld its authority to require disclosure of public money by public entities during an election campaign.
The FPPC faced a challenge from the California State Association of Counties and California School Boards Association of its regulations requiring government agencies spending taxpayer money to influence voters to disclose their activity in the same manner as other individuals, groups, and entities who spend money to influence voters.
In a ruling in Los Angeles Superior Court, the Honorable Judge Mitchell Beckloff ruled the regulations in question are legal and within the authority of the FPPC.
The ruling bolsters the FPPC’s determination these regulations are valid and enforceable.
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