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The California Fair Political Practices Commission (FPPC) held its November meeting, approving many changes for 2023. The FPPC raised the annual gift limit to $590 and clarified the phrase “arrange for the making of a gift.” The FPPC also expanded […]

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The Fair Political Practices Commission (FPPC) of California voted to allow contributions to political candidates in cryptocurrency. Until now, contributions made in cryptocurrency were banned under all circumstances. Under the new regulation, the contribution must immediately be converted into dollars […]

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December 3, 2021  •  

FPPC Adopts New Regulations

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The California Fair Political Practices Commission (FPPC) passed regulations regarding reporting payments for online communications and accounting of lobbying entities. Regulation 18421.10 seeks to shed light on social media manipulation by “purchasers” and “bots.” Under the new rules, committees who […]

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October 19, 2021  •  

FPPC Proposes New Rule Changes

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The Fair Political Practices Commission (FPPC) has announced that on November 18 the commission will consider proposed regulations concerning electronic signatures and lobbying record keeping. The FPPC seeks to clarify an “original” filing can be made with an electronic signature. […]

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The Fair Political Practices Commission (FPPC) has announced that on October 21 the Commission will consider proposed regulations concerning behested payment reporting. The regulation seeks to shed light on a growing problem occurring in California elections, large donations being made […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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Gov. Gavin Newsom has expanded a ban on political consultants lobbying him and his administration to include unpaid advisers, based on recommendations from the Fair Political Practices Commission (FPPC). No consultant, whether paid or not, will be permitted to leverage […]

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The Fair Political Practices Commission (FPPC) updated their regulations regarding local campaign contribution limits due to Assembly 571. The updates will add language to the regulations regarding candidates for elective city or county offices subject to the state contribution limits. […]

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In a recent case, a Superior Court Judge ruled in favor of the Fair Political Practices Commission (FPPC). The judge upheld its authority to require disclosure of public money by public entities during an election campaign. The FPPC faced a […]

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The Fair Political Practices Commission (FPPC) adopted cost of living adjustment regulations amending contribution limits and gift limit amounts. The newly adjusted contribution limit in effect for candidates for the Senate or Assembly and candidates for elected seats to the […]

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The Fair Political Practices Commission (FPPC) adopted cost of living adjustment regulations amending contribution limits and gift limit amounts. The newly adjusted contribution limit in effect for candidates for the Senate or Assembly and candidates for elected seats to the […]

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The Fair Political Practices Commission (FPPC) voted to require more transparency and disclosure of those who use limited liability companies (LLC’s) to make political contributions. Aditionally, they would require campaigns to list the name of the actual person who directed […]

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The California Fair Political Practices Commission (FPPC) has issued an advisory encouraging people subject to lobbying registration and reporting requirements to continue to make the best efforts to timely file all legally required reports and statements. However, it may be […]

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