San Bernardino County, California Modifies Campaign Finance Ordinance - State and Federal Communications

January 31, 2014  •  

San Bernardino County, California Modifies Campaign Finance Ordinance

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The Board of Supervisors unanimously approved revisions to the campaign finance reform ordinance. The changes were requested by the state Fair Political Practices Commission (FPPC), which enforces the county ordinance. Under the revised ordinance, contributions may be received for a general election before the primary has taken place, so long as the funds are set aside until after the primary.

The term “independent expenditure committee” will be removed from a section pertaining to electronic filing requirements for contributions of $10,000 or more and will be replaced with the more inclusive “other person, entity, or committee.”

The board also authorized new language in the ordinance giving the FPPC permission to give technical assistance to donors in the same manner it advises candidates.

The revisions are scheduled for final adoption on February 11, 2014.


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