FPPC Look to Shed Light on Behested Payments - State and Federal Communications

July 16, 2021  •  

FPPC Look to Shed Light on Behested Payments

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The California Fair Political Practices Commission (FPPC) met on July 15 to discuss new regulations concerning behested payments.

A campaign finance watchdog report noted in a report there has be a substantial rise in donations to charities that have a connection to a candidate or committee via behested payments.

Currently, there are no reporting requirements if a donation is given to a charity that has ties with a candidate or committee.

The pending regulations seek to shed light on who is making these donations and what candidate or committee is tied to the charity receiving the donation.

The FPPC only has the regulatory authority to make rules that require disclosure, any rules prohibiting such donations must come from the Legislature.

Formal voting and hearings over the proposed regulations are set to occur in September.

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