Code Section

Government Code - GOV

TITLE 9. POLITICAL REFORM [81000 - 91014]

  ( Title 9 added June 4, 1974, by initiative Proposition 9. )
  

CHAPTER 9.5. Ethics [89500 - 89522]

  ( Chapter 9.5 added by Stats. 1990, Ch. 84, Sec. 13. )
  

ARTICLE 4. Campaign Funds [89510 - 89522]
  ( Article 4 added by Stats. 1990, Ch. 84, Sec. 13. )

  
89512.  

(a) An expenditure to seek office is within the lawful execution of the trust imposed by Section 89510 if it is reasonably related to a political purpose. An expenditure associated with holding office is within the lawful execution of the trust imposed by Section 89510 if it is reasonably related to a legislative or governmental purpose. Expenditures which confer a substantial personal benefit shall be directly related to a political, legislative, or governmental purpose.

(b) Except as expressly authorized by this article, an expenditure for a fine, penalty, judgment, or settlement is not within the lawful execution of the trust imposed by Section 89510.

(Amended by Stats. 2014, Ch. 884, Sec. 4. (AB 1692) Effective January 1, 2015.)