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SB-3 Political Reform Act of 1974.(2013-2014)

Bill Status
Yee (S) , Lieu (S)
Pan (A) , Ting (A)
Political Reform Act of 1974.
An act to amend Sections 84100, 84101, 84200.6, 84203, 84203.3, 84204, 84220, 84300, 84602, 84605, and 91013 of, to amend and renumber Sections 82036 and 82036.5 of, and to add Section 84620 to, the Government Code, relating to the Political Reform Act of 1974.

Type of Measure
Inactive Bill - Vetoed
Two Thirds Vote Required
Fiscal Committee
State-Mandated Local Program
Non-Tax levy
Last 5 History Actions
Date Action
02/27/14 Consideration of Governor's veto stricken from file.
10/08/13 In Senate. Consideration of Governor's veto pending.
10/08/13 Vetoed by the Governor.
09/19/13 Enrolled and presented to the Governor at 5 p.m.
09/11/13 Assembly amendments concurred in. (Ayes 28. Noes 10. Page 2384.) Ordered to engrossing and enrolling.
Governor's Veto Message
To the Members of the California State Senate:

I am returning Senate Bill 3 without my signature.

This bill would require the Fair Political Practices Commission to create an additional online training course for campaign treasurers.  This is a costly and unnecessary addition to the extensive training and outreach that the Commission already provides. 

Additionally, this bill requires the Secretary of State to write a report on what it would take to have comprehensive online campaign disclosure.  There is no doubt the current system -- widely viewed as outdated and cumbersome -- needs upgrading.

I am, therefore, directing the Government Operations Agency to consult the Fair Political Practices Commission and the Secretary of State and come back to me with recommendations on the best way to improve campaign disclosure.


Edmund G. Brown Jr.