Today's Law As Amended


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SB-1103 Political Reform Act of 1974: candidacy for elective state office.(2013-2014)



As Amends the Law Today


SECTION 1.

 Section 85201.5 is added to the Government Code, to read:

85201.5.
 (a) (1) If an individual has previously filed a statement of intention to be a candidate for an elective state office pursuant to Section 85200, the subsequent filing of a statement of intention to be a candidate for a different elective state office to be voted upon at the same election shall constitute a revocation of the previously filed statement of intention to be a candidate, and the individual shall not thereafter solicit or receive a contribution or loan for the elective state office for which he or she previously filed a statement of intention to be a candidate.
(2) A revocation pursuant to this subdivision shall become effective 31 days after the filing of a subsequent statement of intention to be a candidate for a different elective state office.
(3) If a revocation pursuant to this subdivision becomes effective, any remaining funds in the campaign contribution account associated with the revoked statement of intention to be a candidate shall be treated as surplus funds pursuant to Section 89519.
(b) An individual shall not file, and the Secretary of State shall not accept, either of the following:
(1) A statement of intention to be a candidate for the office of Member of the Assembly at an election other than the next two regularly scheduled elections at which that office will appear on the ballot.
(2) A statement of intention to be a candidate for an elective state office other than the office of Member of the Assembly at an election other than the next regularly scheduled election at which that elective state office will appear on the ballot.
SEC. 2.
 No reimbursement is required by this act pursuant to Section 6 of Article XIII B of the California Constitution because the only costs that may be incurred by a local agency or school district will be incurred because this act creates a new crime or infraction, eliminates a crime or infraction, or changes the penalty for a crime or infraction, within the meaning of Section 17556 of the Government Code, or changes the definition of a crime within the meaning of Section 6 of Article XIII B of the California Constitution.
SEC. 3.
 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.