California FPPC Adopts Amendment to Gift Regulation - State and Federal Communications

December 17, 2015  •  

California FPPC Adopts Amendment to Gift Regulation

FPPCOn 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 18944.1 creates an exception from the statutory definition of “gift” for tickets or passes provided by an agency to certain agency officials under specified circumstances, allowing agency officials to use tickets and passes without violating the state’s gift law.

The proposed regulation was adopted with a vote of 5-0. It will go into effect 30 days after filing with the Secretary of State.

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