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AB-315 Local government: lobbying associations: expenditure of public funds.(2019-2020)



SECTION 1.

 Section 50024 of the Government Code is amended to read:

50024.
 (a)  The legislative bodies body  of a  local agencies agency  may enter into associations and  an association and,  through a representative of the associations that association,  attend the Legislature and Congress,  the Congress of the United States,  and any committees thereof, and present information to aid the passage of legislation which the association deems beneficial to the local agencies in the association, or to prevent the passage of legislation which the association deems detrimental to the local agencies in the association. The cost and expense incident thereto  to a legislative body’s membership in an association and the activities of the association pursuant to this section  are proper charges against the local agencies comprising the association.
(b) Notwithstanding any other law, the following shall apply with respect to any moneys paid to or otherwise received by an association from a local agency member of that association:
(1) An association shall not expend the moneys described in this subdivision for any purpose other than those activities described in subdivision (a) and educational activities.
(2) The association shall publicly disclose any expenditure of the moneys described in this subdivision, including a description of the activity funded.
(c) An association of local agencies subject to this section shall not incur any travel-related expenses except as may be necessary for the association to hold an annual conference or other gathering, whether or not that gathering is held on a regular basis, of its members.

SEC. 2.

 Section 53060.5 of the Government Code is amended to read:

53060.5.
 The (a)   term “district,” as used in  For purposes of  this section, “district”  means a district, public authority, public agency, and any other political subdivision or public corporation in the state, but does not include the state or a county, city and county, or city.
(b) (1) Any district, directly or through a representative, may attend the Legislature or any other legislative body, including the Congress of the United States, and any committees thereof, and present information to aid the passage of legislation which the district deems beneficial to the district or to prevent the passage of legislation which the governing board of the district deems detrimental to the district. The cost and expense incident to a district’s activities under this paragraph are proper charges against the district.
Any (2)   district, directly or through a representative, may attend the Legislature or any other legislative body, including Congress, and any committees thereof and present information to aid the passage of legislation which the district deems beneficial to the district or to prevent the passage of legislation which the governing board of the district deems detrimental to the district. The cost and expense incident thereto are proper charges against the district. Such districts  A district  may enter into and provide for participation in the business of associations and  an association and,  through a representative of the associations that association,  attend the Legislature, or any other legislative body, including Congress,  the Congress of the United States,  and any committees thereof, and present information to aid the passage of legislation which the association deems beneficial to the districts in the association, or to prevent the passage of legislation which the association deems detrimental to the districts in the association. The cost and expense incident thereto  to a district’s membership in an association and the activities of the association pursuant to this paragraph  are proper charges against the districts comprising the association.
Each (3)  Subject to subdivision (d), each  member of the a  district board engaging in such activities  those activities described in this subdivision  on behalf of the district shall be allowed eleven cents ($0.11) per mile, without any constructive mileage, for his  the board member’s  expenses of traveling necessarily done by automobile, and his  the member’s  actual traveling expenses when he  the member  travels by public conveyance.
(c) Notwithstanding any other law, the following shall apply with respect to any moneys paid to or otherwise received by an association from a district member of that association:
(1) An association shall not expend the moneys described in this subdivision for any purpose other than those activities described in subdivision (b) and educational activities.
(2) The association shall publicly disclose any expenditure of the moneys described in this subdivision, including a description of the activity funded.
(d) An association of districts subject to this section shall not incur any travel-related expenses except as may be necessary for the association to hold an annual conference or other gathering, whether or not that gathering is held on a regular basis, of its members.