SB 52

  • California Senate Bill
  • 2013-2014 Regular Session
  • Introduced in Senate Dec 20, 2012
  • Passed Senate May 29, 2013
  • Assembly
  • Governor

Political Reform Act of 1974: campaign disclosures.

Abstract

Existing law, the Political Reform Act of 1974, provides for the comprehensive regulation of campaign financing, including requiring the reporting of campaign contributions and expenditures and imposing other reporting and recordkeeping requirements on campaign committees. Existing law additionally imposes disclosure statement requirements with respect to advertisements supporting or opposing a candidate or ballot measure paid for by donors making contributions of specified amounts or by independent expenditures and defines several terms and phrases for these purposes. Existing law makes a knowing or willful violation of the Political Reform Act of 1974 a misdemeanor and subjects offenders to criminal penalties. This bill would repeal and recast several definitions. The bill would modify a committee identification requirement and a disclosure statement requirement relating to advertisements for or against any ballot measure paid for by a committee. The bill would impose new disclosure statement requirements for political advertisements regarding a ballot measure that are radio advertisements, prerecorded telephonic messages, television or video advertisements, or mass mailing or print advertisements that would require the identification of identifiable contributors, ballot measures, and other funding details, as specified. By introducing new disclosure requirements, the violation of which would be a misdemeanor, the bill would create a new crime, thereby imposing a state-mandated local program. Existing law creates the Fair Political Practices Commission, and gives it primary responsibility for the impartial, effective administration and implementation of the Political Reform Act of 1974. The bill would require the Fair Political Practices Commission to promulgate regulations related to identifying and reporting persons who are the original sources of funds transferred through committees or other persons to determine identifiable contributors by January 1, 2016. The bill would require the Commission to promulgate regulations prohibiting a recipient of funds transferred by an identifiable contributor from depositing the funds until required applicable reports have been received by the recipient. This bill would incorporate additional changes in Section 84511 of the Government Code proposed by A.B. 510, that would become operative only if A.B. 510 and this bill are both chaptered and become effective on or before January 1, 2015, and this bill is chaptered last. The California Constitution requires the state to reimburse local agencies and school districts for certain costs mandated by the state. Statutory provisions establish procedures for making that reimbursement. This bill would provide that no reimbursement is required by this act for a specified reason. The Political Reform Act of 1974, an initiative measure, provides that the Legislature may amend the act to further the act's purposes upon a 23 vote of each house and compliance with specified procedural requirements. This bill would declare that it furthers the purposes of the act.

Bill Sponsors (21)

Votes


Actions


Nov 30, 2014

Assembly

Died on the inactive file.

Assembly

From Assembly without further action.

Aug 29, 2014

Assembly

Ordered to inactive file on request of Assembly Member V. Manuel PĂ©rez.

Aug 19, 2014

Assembly

Read second time. Ordered to third reading.

Aug 18, 2014

Assembly

Read second time and amended. Ordered to second reading.

Aug 14, 2014

Assembly

From committee: Do pass as amended. (Ayes 9. Noes 6.) (August 14).

Aug 06, 2014

Assembly

Set, first hearing. Referred to APPR. suspense file.

  • Referral-Committee
APPR APPR. suspense file.

Aug 04, 2014

Assembly

From committee with author's amendments. Read second time and amended. Re-referred to Com. on APPR.

  • Committee-Passage
  • Amendment-Passage
  • Reading-2
  • Reading-1
  • Referral-Committee
Com. on APPR.

Jul 01, 2014

Assembly

Read second time and amended. Re-referred to Com. on APPR.

  • Amendment-Passage
  • Reading-2
  • Reading-1
  • Referral-Committee
Com. on APPR.

Jun 30, 2014

Assembly

From committee: Do pass as amended and re-refer to Com. on APPR. (Ayes 5. Noes 1.) (June 24).

Jun 18, 2014

Assembly

From committee with author's amendments. Read second time and amended. Re-referred to Com. on E. & R.

  • Committee-Passage
  • Amendment-Passage
  • Reading-2
  • Reading-1
  • Referral-Committee
Com. on E. & R.

Aug 13, 2013

Assembly

Set, first hearing. Hearing canceled at the request of author.

Jun 14, 2013

Assembly

Referred to Com. on E. & R.

  • Referral-Committee
Com. on E. & R.

May 30, 2013

Assembly

In Assembly. Read first time. Held at Desk.

May 29, 2013

Senate

Read third time. Passed. (Ayes 28. Noes 11. Page 1156.) Ordered to the Assembly.

May 24, 2013

Senate

Read second time. Ordered to third reading.

May 23, 2013

Senate

From committee: Do pass. (Ayes 5. Noes 2. Page 1006.) (May 23).

May 17, 2013

Senate

Set for hearing May 23.

May 16, 2013

Senate

From committee with author's amendments. Read second time and amended. Re-referred to Com. on APPR.

  • Committee-Passage
  • Amendment-Passage
  • Reading-2
  • Reading-1
  • Referral-Committee
Com. on APPR.

May 13, 2013

Senate

Placed on APPR. suspense file.

May 07, 2013

Senate

From committee with author's amendments. Read second time and amended. Re-referred to Com. on APPR.

  • Committee-Passage
  • Amendment-Passage
  • Reading-2
  • Reading-1
  • Referral-Committee
Com. on APPR.

May 03, 2013

Senate

Set for hearing May 13.

May 01, 2013

Senate

From committee: Do pass and re-refer to Com. on APPR. (Ayes 4. Noes 1. Page 749.) (April 30). Re-referred to Com. on APPR.

  • Committee-Passage-Favorable
  • Referral-Committee
  • Committee-Passage
Com. on APPR.

Apr 24, 2013

Senate

From committee with author's amendments. Read second time and amended. Re-referred to Com. on E. & C.A.

  • Committee-Passage
  • Amendment-Passage
  • Reading-2
  • Reading-1
  • Referral-Committee
Com. on E. & C.A.

Apr 09, 2013

Senate

Set for hearing April 30.

Apr 03, 2013

Senate

Re-referred to Com. on E. & C.A.

  • Referral-Committee
Com. on E. & C.A.

Apr 01, 2013

Senate

From committee with author's amendments. Read second time and amended. Re-referred to Com. on RLS.

  • Committee-Passage
  • Amendment-Passage
  • Reading-2
  • Reading-1
  • Referral-Committee
Com. on RLS.

Jan 10, 2013

Senate

Referred to Com. on RLS.

  • Referral-Committee
Com. on RLS.

Jan 07, 2013

Senate

Read first time.

Dec 21, 2012

Senate

From printer. May be acted upon on or after January 20.

Dec 20, 2012

Senate

Introduced. To Com. on RLS. for assignment. To print.

Bill Text

Bill Text Versions Format
SB52 HTML
12/20/12 - Introduced PDF
04/01/13 - Amended Senate PDF
04/24/13 - Amended Senate PDF
05/07/13 - Amended Senate PDF
05/16/13 - Amended Senate PDF
06/18/14 - Amended Assembly PDF
07/01/14 - Amended Assembly PDF
08/04/14 - Amended Assembly PDF
08/18/14 - Amended Assembly PDF

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