April 22, 2021 •
The California Fair Political Practices Commission clarifies Assembly Bill 571
The California Fair Political Practices Commission (FPPC) issued an opinion finding the state’s new limits on contributions to local candidates passed in Assembly Bill 571 for jurisdictions that otherwise do not have a limit are not aggregated with contributions made before the effective date of the bill.
FPPC Opinion No. O-21-001 reverses earlier informal advice from staff stating contributions received before the January 1 effective date were aggregated for purposes of the new default limit of $4,900 per election.
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