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SB-79 Fair Political Practices Commission.(2021-2022)

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Date Published: 12/15/2020 09:00 PM


Senate Bill
No. 79

Introduced by Senator Nielsen

December 15, 2020

An act to amend Section 83105 of the Government Code, relating to the Fair Political Practices Commission.


SB 79, as introduced, Nielsen. Fair Political Practices Commission.
Existing law prohibits members of the Fair Political Practices Commission from holding certain offices and from participating in certain activities. Existing law also prescribes criteria for the removal of members of the Fair Political Practices Commission.
This bill would make technical, nonsubstantive changes to these provisions.
Vote: MAJORITY   Appropriation: NO   Fiscal Committee: NO   Local Program: NO  

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


 Section 83105 of the Government Code is amended to read:

 Each member of the commission shall be an elector. No member of the commission, during his or her the member’s tenure, shall hold any other public office, serve as an officer of any political party or partisan organization, participate in or contribute to an election campaign, or employ or be employed as a lobbyist nor, during his or her the member’s term of appointment, seek election to any other public office. Members of the commission may be removed by the Governor, with concurrence of the Senate, for substantial neglect of duty, gross misconduct in office, inability to discharge the powers and duties of office or violation of this section, after written notice and opportunity for a reply.