Today's Law As Amended

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AB-1418 The Political Reform Act of 1974: omnibus bill.(2013-2014)

As Amends the Law Today
As Amends the Law on Nov 25, 2013


 Section 81008 of the Government Code is amended to read:

 Every report and statement filed pursuant to this title is a public record open for public inspection and reproduction during regular business hours, commencing as soon as practicable, but in any event not later than the second business day following the day on which it was received. No conditions whatsoever shall be imposed upon persons desiring to inspect or reproduce reports and statements filed under this title, nor shall any information or identification be required from these persons. Copies shall be provided at a charge not to exceed ten cents ($0.10) per page. In addition, the filing officer may charge a retrieval fee not to exceed five dollars ($5) per request for copies of reports and statements which are five or more years old. A request for more than one report or statement or report and statement at the same time shall be considered a single request.

SEC. 2.

 Section 83109 of the Government Code is amended to read:

 For purposes of Section 19818.6, a nonclerical position under the Commission shall not be included in the same class in the civil service classification plan with any position of any other department or agency.

SEC. 3.

 Section 84102 of the Government Code is amended to read:

 The statement of organization required by Section 84101 shall include all of the following:
(a) The name, street address, email address,  and telephone number, if any, of the committee. In the case of a sponsored committee, the name of the committee shall include the name of its sponsor. If a committee has more than one sponsor, and the sponsors are members of an industry or other identifiable group, a term identifying that industry or group shall be included in the name of the committee.
(b) In the case of a sponsored committee, the name, street address, and telephone number of each sponsor.
(c) The full name, street address, email address,  and telephone number  number, if any,  of the treasurer and any other principal officers.
(1) A committee with more than one principal officer shall identify its principal officers as follows:
(A) A committee with three or fewer principal officers shall identify all principal officers.
(B) A committee with more than three principal officers shall identify no fewer than three principal officers.
(2) If no individual other than the treasurer is a principal officer, the treasurer shall be identified as both the treasurer and the principal officer.
(d) (1) An acknowledgment by any person identified as a treasurer or assistant treasurer on the statement of organization of the following:
(A) By serving as treasurer or assistant treasurer, the person must comply with all applicable duties stated in this title and the regulations of the Commission.
(B) A violation of these duties could result in criminal, civil, or administrative penalties.
(2) A failure to complete the acknowledgment pursuant to paragraph (1) is not a violation of this title. However, the Secretary of State shall not accept a statement of organization unless the acknowledgment has been completed.
(3) This subdivision shall not become operative until the Secretary of State certifies an online filing and disclosure system pursuant to paragraph (7) of subdivision (b) of Section 84602.
(e) (d)  The full name and office sought by a candidate, and the title and ballot number, if any, of any measure, that the committee supports or opposes as its primary activity. A committee that does not support or oppose one or more candidates or ballot measures as its primary activity shall provide a brief description of its political activities, including whether it supports or opposes candidates or measures and whether such candidates or measures have common characteristics, such as a political party preference.
(f) (e)  A statement whether the committee is independent or controlled and, if it is controlled, the name of each candidate or state measure proponent by which it is controlled, or the name of any controlled committee with which it acts jointly. If a committee is controlled by a candidate for partisan or voter-nominated office, the controlled committee shall indicate the political party, if any, for which the candidate has disclosed a preference.
(g) (f)  For a committee that is a committee by virtue of subdivision (a) or (b) of Section 82013, the name and address of the financial institution in which the committee has established an account and the account number.
(h) (g)  Other information as shall be required by the rules or regulations of the Commission consistent with the purposes and provisions of this chapter.
SEC. 4.
 The Legislature finds and declares that this bill furthers the purposes of the Political Reform Act of 1974 within the meaning of subdivision (a) of Section 81012 of the Government Code.