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AB-2007 Political Reform Act of 1974: gifts.(2009-2010)

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Enrolled  August 24, 2010
Passed  IN  Senate  August 18, 2010
Passed  IN  Assembly  August 19, 2010
Amended  IN  Senate  June 21, 2010
Amended  IN  Assembly  April 05, 2010

CALIFORNIA LEGISLATURE— 2009–2010 REGULAR SESSION

Assembly Bill No. 2007


Introduced  by  Assembly Member Adams

February 17, 2010


An act to add Section 86119 to the Government Code, relating to the Political Reform Act of 1974.


LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL'S DIGEST


AB 2007, Adams. Political Reform Act of 1974: gifts.
The Political Reform Act of 1974 requires lobbyists, lobbying firms, lobbyist employers, and other persons who directly or indirectly make payments to influence legislative or administrative action of $5,000 or more in value in any calendar quarter to prepare and file with the Secretary of State periodic reports disclosing specified activity expenses incurred during specified reporting periods, including gifts donated to elected state officials and legislative officials.
This bill would require the Fair Political Practices Commission to post on its Internet Web site, on or before February 1 of each year, information describing all gifts donated to Members of the Legislature and designated employees of the Legislature in the previous calendar year and reported to the Secretary of State by the donors of those gifts. The bill would require the Commission to post that information in a manner that permits the public to access information regarding all reported gifts donated to a specific recipient by entering that recipient’s name into an appropriate search feature.
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 2/3 vote of each house and compliance with specified procedural requirements.
This bill would declare that it furthers the purposes of the act.
Vote: 2/3   Appropriation: NO   Fiscal Committee: YES   Local Program: NO  

The people of the State of California do enact as follows:


SECTION 1.

 Section 86119 is added to the Government Code, to read:

86119.
 (a) On or before February 1 of each year, the Commission shall post on its Internet Web site information describing all gifts donated to Members of the Legislature and designated employees of the Legislature in the previous calendar year and reported by the donors of the gifts pursuant to this article.
(b) The Commission shall post the information specified in subdivision (a) on its Internet Web site in a manner that permits the public to access information regarding all reported gifts donated to a specific recipient by entering that recipient’s name into an appropriate search feature.

SEC. 2.

 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.