Today's Law As Amended


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AB-1367 Political Reform Act of 1974: committee accounts and campaign funds.(2021-2022)



As Amends the Law Today


SECTION 1.

 Section 89521 of the Government Code is amended to read:

89521.
  (a)    Any person who makes or receives an honorarium, gift, or expenditure in violation of this chapter is liable in a civil action brought by the commission for an amount of up to three times the amount of the unlawful honorarium, gift, or expenditure.
(b) (1) Any person who uses campaign funds in a manner that violates this article and results in an egregious personal benefit is liable in an administrative or civil action brought by the commission for an amount of up to two times the amount of the unlawful expenditure.
(2) For purposes of this subdivision, “egregious personal benefit” means a direct personal benefit with a total value of ten thousand dollars ($10,000) or more to a candidate, elected officer, or any individual or individuals with authority to approve the expenditure of campaign funds held by a committee.
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.