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SB-1101 Political Reform Act of 1974.(2013-2014)

As Amends the Law Today


 Section 85301.5 is added to the Government Code, to read:

 (a) Except as provided in subdivision (c), a person shall not make to a Member of the Legislature, and a Member of the Legislature shall not solicit or accept, a contribution during the following periods:
(1) In each year, the period from the date on which the Director of Finance provides to the Legislature a revised estimate of General Fund revenues, proposals to reduce expenditures based on that revision, and proposed adjustments to the Governor’s Budget pursuant to subdivision (e) of Section 13308 to the date of enactment of a Budget Bill for the fiscal year commencing on July 1 of the same year, inclusive.
(2) In each odd-numbered year, the period from the date 30 days preceding the date the Legislature is scheduled to adjourn for a joint recess to reconvene in the second calendar year of the biennium of the legislative session to the date that adjournment occurs, inclusive.
(3) In each even-numbered year, the period from August 1 to August 31, inclusive.
(b) Each house of the Legislature may take any disciplinary action it deems appropriate against a Member of that house who violates subdivision (a), including, but not limited to, reprimand, censure, suspension, or expulsion.
(c) Subdivision (a) does not prohibit a contribution made to, or solicited or accepted by, a Member of the Legislature for purposes of that Member’s candidacy for an elective state office that is to be voted upon at a special election.
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.
SEC. 4.
 This act is an urgency statute necessary for the immediate preservation of the public peace, health, or safety within the meaning of Article IV of the Constitution and shall go into immediate effect. The facts constituting the necessity are:
In order to implement these proposals at the earliest possible time prior to the 2014 General Election, it is necessary that this act take immediate effect.