October 3, 2016 •
California Governor Signs Bills Affecting Campaign Finance and Lobbying Rules
Last week, Gov. Jerry Brown approved a series of bills affecting campaign finance and lobbying requirements.
Senate Bill 215 will require any entity or person seeking to influence actions taken by the Public Utilities Commission to register as a lobbyist under the Political Reform Act of 1974.
Senate Bill 1349 will overhaul Cal-Access, California’s outdated online campaign contribution and lobbying database.
And Senate Bill 1107 establishes citizen-funded elections reforms, enabling the creation of small donor matching programs where candidates who voluntarily opt in and agree to turn down large contributions receive limited public matching funds for each small contribution they secure.
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