Today's Law As Amended


PDF |Add To My Favorites |Track Bill | print page

AB-227 Political Reform Act of 1974: contribution prohibitions.(2021-2022)



As Amends the Law Today


SECTION 1.

 Section 85323 is added to the Government Code, to read:

85323.
 (a) For purposes of this section, the following definitions apply:
(1) “Governor’s campaign” means a campaign for the office of Governor.
(2) “Governor’s appointee” means an individual appointed by the Governor to an office, board, commission, or other public entity.
(3) “Governor’s prospective appointee” means an individual the Governor intends to appoint to an office, board, commission, or other public entity.
(b) Notwithstanding any other law, a Governor’s appointee or any person residing in the appointee’s household, including a spouse, domestic partner, or child, shall not do any of the following, during the term of the appointment and for one year following the expiration of the term:
(1) Make a monetary contribution to the Governor’s campaign or to a committee organized specifically to benefit the Governor’s campaign.
(2) Request or demand that another person make or offer a monetary contribution to the Governor’s campaign or to a committee organized specifically to benefit the Governor’s campaign.
(c) Notwithstanding any other law, the Governor or a committee organized specifically to benefit the Governor’s campaign, or any other person acting on their behalf, shall not accept a contribution prohibited by subdivision (b).
(d) Notwithstanding any other law, if a Governor’s prospective appointee or any person residing in the prospective appointee’s household, including a spouse, domestic partner, or child, during a period of one year prior to the appointment, has made a monetary contribution to the Governor’s campaign or to a committee organized specifically to benefit the Governor’s campaign, the prospective appointee shall, upon notice of the intended appointment, immediately disclose the contribution to the Governor. The appointment is prohibited unless the Governor or the committee, as applicable, refunds the contribution.
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.