Bill Text


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

AB-378 Public officials.(2021-2022)

SHARE THIS:share this bill in Facebookshare this bill in Twitter
Date Published: 07/12/2021 09:00 PM
AB378:v93#DOCUMENT

Assembly Bill No. 378
CHAPTER 50

An act to amend Sections 12001, 12001.7, 12002, 12010.6, 12011, 12011.5, 12012.1, 12012.25, 12012.5, 12013, 12015.5, 12017, 12018, 12019.60, 12023, 12030, 12031, 12058, 12059, 12060, 12061, 12062, 12080, 12080.2, 12080.3, 12080.7, 12085, 12086, 12087, 12096.4, 12098.4, 12098.5, 12101, 12152, 12153, 12159, 12160, 12161, 12162, 12163, 12165, 12166, 12167, 12168, 12168.5, 12169, 12170, 12174, 12177, 12178, 12182, 12223, 12224, 12225, 12228, 12229, 12232, 12271, 12275, 12302, 12305, 12330, 12332, 12402, 12403, 12404, 12410, 12410.6, 12417, 12419.5, 12419.7, 12419.8, 12419.9, 12419.11, 12420.1, 12421, 12422, 12422.5, 12423, 12461.2, 12462, 12463, 12463.1, 12466, 12468, 12470, 12479, 12481, 12503, 12504, 12512, 12514, 12517, 12518, 12519, 12521, 12522, 12524, 12529.5, 12532, 12540, 12542, 12550, 12560, 12561, 12570, 12572, 12574, 12586, 12591.2, 12593, 12652, 12653, 12658, 12700, 12701, 12702, 12703, 12704, 15614, 15617, 15619, 15626, 15640, 15641, 15642, 81001, 81004, 81007, 81010, 81012, 82004, 82011, 82015, 82016, 82022.5, 82027, 82030, 82033, 82034, 82037, 82039, 82045, 82047.3, 82048, 83100, 83101, 83102, 83103, 83104, 83105, 83106, 83108, 83114, 83115.5, 83119, 84101, 84203, 84211, 84213, 84219, 84302, 84306, 84308, 84602.3, 85201, 85312, 85319, 85401, 85402, 85703, 86103, 86104, 86106, 86107, 86113, 86116, 86116.5, 86300, 87100, 87100.1, 87101, 87102.5, 87102.8, 87103, 87104, 87105, 87201, 87202, 87203, 87204, 87210, 87302, 87302.3, 87302.6, 87309, 87313, 87350, 87400, 87401, 87402, 87406, 87406.3, 87407, 87450, 87460, 87461, 87500.3, 87500.4, 88003, 88006, 89002, 89501, 89502, 89503, 89511.5, 89515, 89516, 89517, 89517.5, 89519, 90001, 90005, 91000.5, 91003, 91003.5, 91007, 91012, and 91013 of the Government Code, to amend Sections 12901, 12903, 12903.1, 12904, 12919, 12920.5, 12921, 12921.4, 12922, 12924, 12925, 12928.5, 12928.6, 12929, 12931, 12957, 12967, 12972, 12973, 12975.5, and 13505 of the Insurance Code, and to amend Section 30415 of the Public Resources Code, relating to government.

[ Approved by Governor  July 09, 2021. Filed with Secretary of State  July 09, 2021. ]

LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL'S DIGEST


AB 378, Bauer-Kahan. Public officials.
Existing law establishes in state government the offices of the Governor, Lieutenant Governor, Secretary of State, Treasurer, Controller, Attorney General, Board of Equalization, and Insurance Commissioner. Existing law, the Political Reform Act of 1974, regulates campaign finance, ethics and conflicts of interest of public officials, and the conduct of lobbyists, lobbying firms, and lobbying employers. Existing law, the California Coastal Act of 1976, establishes the California Coastal Commission and requires specified commissions and agencies to review the provisions of the act.
This bill would remove gendered language from and would make additional nonsubstantive changes to these provisions.
Vote: MAJORITY   Appropriation: NO   Fiscal Committee: NO   Local Program: NO  

The people of the State of California do enact as follows:


SECTION 1.

 Section 12001 of the Government Code is amended to read:

12001.
 The Governor may appoint and fix the salaries of such assistants and other personnel as the Governor deems necessary for the Governor’s office. No salary fixed under this section shall exceed the annual salary paid state officers pursuant to Section 11552, except the salary of the Executive Secretary to the Governor shall not exceed the annual salary paid state officers pursuant to Section 11550.

SEC. 2.

 Section 12001.7 of the Government Code is amended to read:

12001.7.
 The person appointed by the Governor pursuant to Section 12001.5 shall furnish the Secretary of the Senate and the Chief Clerk of the Assembly an annual report of that person’s activities related to the appointed position.

SEC. 3.

 Section 12002 of the Government Code is amended to read:

12002.
 Every law of this state relating to the powers and duties of the Governor and to acts and duties to be performed by others toward the Governor extends to the person performing for the time being the duties of Governor.

SEC. 4.

 Section 12010.6 of the Government Code is amended to read:

12010.6.
 (a) The purpose of this section is to increase the Governor’s managerial flexibility without increasing costs. It is the intent of the Legislature that positions designated as exempt from civil service by this section shall be filled by a Governor’s appointment only after they are vacated by civil service employees.
(b) The Governor may designate as exempt from civil service positions in the executive agencies over which the Governor has line responsibility and which have civil-service-exempt officers and employees appointed pursuant to subdivision (f) or (g) of Section 4 of Article VII of the California Constitution; provided that the designations shall be limited to positions covered by these subdivisions and shall not cause the total number of positions exempted under these subdivisions to exceed one-half of 1 percent of the number of full-time equivalent positions in these agencies collectively.
(c) The Governor may appoint a person to a position designated as exempt from civil service pursuant to this section only after the position is no longer held by a civil service employee.
(d) Positions designated by the Governor as exempt from civil service pursuant to this section shall be limited to those designated as managerial positions under Section 3513 by the Department of Human Resources.
(e) The authority to designate positions as exempt from civil service shall not result in the displacement of civil service employees and shall not result in hiring additional employees into positions not authorized in the Budget Act.
(f) The Department of Human Resources shall report to the Joint Legislative Audit Committee by January 31 of each year the current percentage of civil-service-exempt officers and employees in state service.

SEC. 5.

 Section 12011 of the Government Code is amended to read:

12011.
 The Governor shall see that all offices are filled and their duties performed. If default occurs, the Governor shall apply such remedy as the law allows. If the remedy is imperfect, the Governor shall so advise the Legislature at its next session.

SEC. 6.

 Section 12011.5 of the Government Code is amended to read:

12011.5.
 (a) In the event of a vacancy in a judicial office to be filled by appointment of the Governor, or in the event that a declaration of candidacy is not filed by a judge and the Governor is required under subdivision (d) of Section 16 of Article VI of the California Constitution to nominate a candidate, the Governor shall first submit to a designated agency of the State Bar of California the names of all potential appointees or nominees for the judicial office for evaluation of their judicial qualifications.
(b) The membership of the designated agency of the State Bar responsible for evaluation of judicial candidates shall consist of attorney members and public members with the ratio of public members to attorney members determined, to the extent practical, by the ratio established in Section 6013.5 of the Business and Professions Code. It is the intent of this subdivision that the designated agency of the State Bar responsible for evaluation of judicial candidates shall be broadly representative of the ethnic, gender, and racial diversity of the population of California and composed in accordance with Sections 11140 and 11141. The further intent of this subdivision is to establish a selection process for membership on the designated agency of the State Bar responsible for evaluation of judicial candidates under which no member of that agency shall provide inappropriate, multiple representation for purposes of this subdivision. Each member of the designated agency of the State Bar responsible for evaluation of judicial candidates shall complete a minimum of 60 minutes of training in the areas of fairness and bias in the judicial appointments process at an orientation for new members. If the member serves more than one term, the member shall complete an additional 60 minutes of that training during the member’s service on the designated agency of the State Bar responsible for evaluation of judicial candidates.
(c) Upon receipt from the Governor of the names of candidates for judicial office and their completed personal data questionnaires, the State Bar shall use appropriate confidential procedures to evaluate and determine the qualifications of each candidate with regard to the candidate’s ability to discharge the judicial duties of the office to which the appointment or nomination shall be made. Within 90 days of submission by the Governor of the name of a potential appointee for judicial office, the State Bar shall report, in confidence, to the Governor its recommendation whether the candidate is exceptionally well qualified, well qualified, qualified, or not qualified and the reasons therefor, and may report, in confidence, other information as the State Bar deems pertinent to the qualifications of the candidate.
(d) In determining the qualifications of a candidate for judicial office, the State Bar shall consider, among other appropriate factors, the candidate’s industry, judicial temperament, honesty, objectivity, community respect, integrity, health, ability, and legal experience. The State Bar shall consider legal experience broadly, including, but not limited to, litigation and nonlitigation experience, legal work for a business or nonprofit entity, experience as a law professor or other academic position, legal work in any of the three branches of government, and legal work in dispute resolution.
(e) The State Bar shall establish and promulgate rules and procedures regarding the investigation of the qualifications of candidates for judicial office by the designated agency. These rules and procedures shall establish appropriate, confidential methods for disclosing to the candidate the subject matter of substantial and credible adverse allegations received regarding the candidate’s health, physical or mental condition, or moral turpitude that, unless rebutted, would be determinative of the candidate’s unsuitability for judicial office. No provision of this section shall be construed as requiring that a rule or procedure be adopted that permits the disclosure to the candidate of information from which the candidate may infer the source, and no information shall either be disclosed to the candidate nor be obtainable by any process that would jeopardize the confidentiality of communications from persons whose opinion has been sought on the candidate’s qualifications.
(f) All communications, written, verbal, or otherwise, of and to the Governor, the Governor’s authorized agents or employees, including, but not limited to, the Governor’s Legal Affairs Secretary and Appointments Secretary, or of and to the State Bar in furtherance of the purposes of this section are absolutely privileged from disclosure and confidential, and any communication made in the discretion of the Governor or the State Bar with a candidate or person providing information in furtherance of the purposes of this section shall not constitute a waiver of the privilege or a breach of confidentiality.
(g) If the Governor has appointed a person to a trial court who has been found not qualified by the designated agency, the State Bar may make public this fact after due notice to the appointee of its intention to do so, but that notice or disclosure shall not constitute a waiver of privilege or breach of confidentiality with respect to communications of or to the State Bar concerning the qualifications of the appointee.
(h) If the Governor has nominated or appointed a person to the Supreme Court or court of appeal in accordance with subdivision (d) of Section 16 of Article VI of the California Constitution, the Commission on Judicial Appointments may invite, or the State Bar’s governing board or its designated agency may submit to the commission, its recommendation, and the reasons therefor, but that disclosure shall not constitute a waiver of privilege or breach of confidentiality with respect to communications of or to the State Bar concerning the qualifications of the nominee or appointee.
(i) A person or entity shall not be liable for an injury caused by an act or failure to act, be it negligent, intentional, discretionary, or otherwise, in the furtherance of the purposes of this section, including, but not limited to, providing or receiving information, making recommendations, and giving reasons therefor. As used in this section, the term “State Bar” means its governing board and members thereof, the designated agency of the State Bar and members thereof, and employees and agents of the State Bar.
(j) At any time prior to the receipt of the report from the State Bar specified in subdivision (c) the Governor may withdraw the name of a person submitted to the State Bar for evaluation pursuant to this section.
(k) A candidate for judicial office shall not be appointed until the State Bar has reported to the Governor pursuant to this section, or until 90 days have elapsed after submission of the candidate’s name to the State Bar, whichever occurs earlier. The requirement of this subdivision shall not apply to a vacancy in judicial office occurring within the 90 days preceding the expiration of the Governor’s term of office, provided, however, that with respect to those vacancies and with respect to nominations pursuant to subdivision (d) of Section 16 of Article VI of the California Constitution, the Governor shall be required to submit any candidate’s name to the State Bar in order to provide an opportunity, if time permits, to make an evaluation.
(l) Nothing in this section shall be construed as imposing an additional requirement for an appointment or nomination to judicial office, nor shall anything in this section be construed as adding additional qualifications for the office of a judge.
(m) The Board of Governors of the State Bar shall not conduct or participate in, or authorize a committee, agency, employee, or commission of the State Bar to conduct or participate in, an evaluation, review, or report on the qualifications, integrity, diligence, or judicial ability of any specific justice of a court provided for in Section 2 or 3 of Article VI of the California Constitution without prior review and statutory authorization by the Legislature, except an evaluation, review, or report on potential judicial appointees or nominees as authorized by this section.
The provisions of this subdivision shall not be construed to prohibit a member of the State Bar from conducting or participating in an evaluation, review, or report in the member’s individual capacity.
(n) (1) Notwithstanding any other provision of this section, but subject to paragraph (2), on or before March 1 of each year for the prior calendar year, all of the following shall occur:
(A) The Governor shall collect and release, on an aggregate statewide basis, all of the following:
(i) Demographic data provided by all judicial applicants relative to ethnicity, race, disability, veteran status, gender, gender identity, and sexual orientation.
(ii) Demographic data relative to ethnicity, race, disability, veteran status, gender, gender identity, and sexual orientation as provided by all judicial applicants, both as to those judicial applicants who have been and those who have not been submitted to the State Bar for evaluation.
(iii) Demographic data relative to ethnicity, race, disability, veteran status, gender, gender identity, and sexual orientation of all judicial appointments or nominations as provided by the judicial appointee or nominee.
(B) The designated agency of the State Bar responsible for evaluation of judicial candidates shall collect and release both of the following on an aggregate statewide basis:
(i) Statewide demographic data provided by all judicial applicants reviewed relative to ethnicity, race, disability, veteran status, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, and areas of legal practice and employment.
(ii) The statewide summary of the recommendations of the designated agency of the State Bar by ethnicity, race, disability, veteran status, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, and areas of legal practice and employment.
(C) The Administrative Office of the Courts shall collect and release the demographic data provided by justices and judges described in Article VI of the California Constitution relative to ethnicity, race, disability, veteran status, gender, gender identity, and sexual orientation by specific jurisdiction.
(2) For purposes of subparagraph (A) of paragraph (1), in the year following a general election or recall election that will result in a new Governor taking office prior to March 1, the departing Governor shall provide all of the demographic data collected for the year by that Governor pursuant to this subdivision to the incoming Governor. The incoming Governor shall then be responsible for releasing the provided demographic data, and the demographic data collected by that incoming Governor, if any, prior to the March 1 deadline imposed pursuant to this subdivision.
(3) Demographic data disclosed or released pursuant to this subdivision shall disclose only aggregated statistical data and shall not identify any individual applicant, justice, or judge.
(4) The State Bar and the Administrative Office of the Courts shall use the following ethnic and racial categories: American Indian or Alaska Native, Asian, Black or African American, Hispanic or Latino, Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, White, some other race, and more than one race, as those categories are defined by the United States Census Bureau for the 2010 Census for reporting purposes.
(5) Demographic data disclosed or released pursuant to this subdivision shall also indicate the percentage of respondents who declined to respond.
(6) For purposes of this subdivision, the collection of demographic data relative to disability and veteran status shall be required only for judicial applicants, candidates, appointees, nominees, justices, and judges who apply, or are reviewed, appointed, nominated, or elected, on or after January 1, 2014. The release of this demographic data shall begin in 2015.
(7) For purposes of this subdivision, the following terms have the following meanings:
(A) “Disability” includes mental disability and physical disability, as defined in subdivisions (j) and (m) of Section 12926.
(B) “Veteran status” has the same meaning as specified in Section 101(2) of Title 38 of the United States Code.
(o) The Governor and members of judicial selection advisory committees are encouraged to give particular consideration to candidates from diverse backgrounds and cultures reflecting the demographics of California, including candidates with demographic characteristics underrepresented among existing judges and justices.
(p) If any provision of this section other than a provision relating to or providing for confidentiality or privilege from disclosure of any communication or matter, or the application of the provision to any person or circumstances, is held invalid, the remainder of this section, to the extent it can be given effect, or the application of the provision to persons or circumstances other than those as to which it is held invalid, shall not be affected thereby, and to this extent the provisions of this section are severable. If any other act of the Legislature conflicts with the provisions of this section, this section shall prevail.

SEC. 7.

 Section 12012.1 of the Government Code is amended to read:

12012.1.
 Whenever a treaty is in force providing for the transfer of offenders between the United States and a foreign country, the Governor or the Governor’s designee is authorized to give the approval of the state to a transfer as provided in the treaty, upon the application of a person under the jurisdiction of the Department of Corrections, the Department of the Youth Authority, and the State Department of Health Services.

SEC. 8.

 Section 12012.25 of the Government Code is amended to read:

12012.25.
 (a) The following tribal-state gaming compacts entered into in accordance with the Indian Gaming Regulatory Act of 1988 (18 U.S.C. Sec. 1166 to 1168, incl., and 25 U.S.C. Sec. 2701 et seq.) are hereby ratified:
(1) The compact between the State of California and the Alturas Rancheria, executed on September 10, 1999.
(2) The compact between the State of California and the Barona Band of Mission Indians, executed on September 10, 1999.
(3) The compact between the State of California and the Big Sandy Rancheria Band of Mono Indians, executed on September 10, 1999.
(4) The compact between the State of California and the Big Valley Rancheria, executed on September 10, 1999.
(5) The compact between the State of California and the Bishop Paiute Tribe, executed on September 10, 1999.
(6) The compact between the State of California and the Blue Lake Rancheria, executed on September 10, 1999.
(7) The compact between the State of California and the Buena Vista Band of Me-wuk Indians, executed on September 10, 1999.
(8) The compact between the State of California and the Cabazon Band of Mission Indians, executed on September 10, 1999.
(9) The compact between the State of California and the Cahto Tribe of Laytonville, executed on September 10, 1999.
(10) The compact between the State of California and the Cahuilla Band of Mission Indians, executed on September 10, 1999.
(11) The compact between the State of California and the Campo Band of Mission Indians, executed on September 10, 1999.
(12) The compact between the State of California and the Chemehuevi Indian Tribe, executed on September 10, 1999.
(13) The compact between the State of California and the Chicken Ranch Rancheria, executed on September 10, 1999.
(14) The compact between the State of California and the Coast Indian Community of the Resighini Rancheria, executed on September 10, 1999.
(15) The compact between the State of California and the Colusa Indian Community, executed on September 10, 1999.
(16) The compact between the State of California and the Dry Creek Rancheria Band of Pomo Indians, executed on September 10, 1999.
(17) The compact between the State of California and the Elk Valley Rancheria, executed on September 10, 1999.
(18) The compact between the State of California and the Ewiiaapaayp Band of Kumeyaay, executed on September 10, 1999.
(19) The compact between the State of California and the Hoopa Valley Tribe, executed on September 10, 1999.
(20) The compact between the State of California and the Hopland Band of Pomo Indians, executed on September 10, 1999.
(21) The compact between the State of California and the Jackson Band of Mi-Wuk Indians, executed on September 10, 1999.
(22) The compact between the State of California and the Jamul Indian Reservation, executed on September 10, 1999.
(23) The compact between the State of California and the La Jolla Indian Reservation, executed on September 10, 1999.
(24) The compact between the State of California and the Manzanita Tribe of Kumeyaay Indians, executed on September 10, 1999.
(25) The compact between the State of California and the Mesa Grande Band of Mission Indians, executed on September 10, 1999.
(26) The compact between the State of California and the Middletown Rancheria Band of Pomo Indians, executed on September 10, 1999.
(27) The compact between the State of California and the Morongo Band of Mission Indians, executed on September 10, 1999.
(28) The compact between the State of California and the Mooretown Rancheria Concow Maidu Tribe, executed on September 10, 1999.
(29) The compact between the State of California and the Pala Band of Mission Indians, executed on September 10, 1999.
(30) The compact between the State of California and the Paskenta Band of Nomlaki Indians, executed on September 10, 1999.
(31) The compact between the State of California and the Pechanga Band of Luiseno Indians, executed on September 10, 1999.
(32) The compact between the State of California and the Picayune Rancheria of Chukchansi Indians, executed on September 10, 1999.
(33) The compact between the State of California and the Quechan Nation, executed on September 10, 1999.
(34) The compact between the State of California and the Redding Rancheria, executed on September 10, 1999.
(35) The compact between the State of California and the Rincon, San Luiseno Band of Mission Indians, executed on September 10, 1999.
(36) The compact between the State of California and the Rumsey Band of Wintun Indians, executed on September 10, 1999.
(37) The compact between the State of California and the Robinson Rancheria Band of Pomo Indians, executed on September 10, 1999.
(38) The compact between the State of California and the Rohnerville Rancheria, executed on September 10, 1999.
(39) The compact between the State of California and the San Manuel Band of Mission Indians, executed on September 10, 1999.
(40) The compact between the State of California and the San Pasqual Band of Mission Indians, executed on September 10, 1999.
(41) The compact between the State of California and the Santa Rosa Rancheria Tachi Tribe, executed on September 10, 1999.
(42) The compact between the State of California and the Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Indians, executed on September 10, 1999.
(43) The compact between the State of California and the Sherwood Valley Rancheria Band of Pomo Indians, executed on September 10, 1999.
(44) The compact between the State of California and the Shingle Springs Band of Miwok Indians, executed on September 10, 1999.
(45) The compact between the State of California and the Smith River Rancheria, executed on September 10, 1999.
(46) The compact between the State of California and the Soboba Band of Mission Indians, executed on September 10, 1999.
(47) The compact between the State of California and the Susanville Indian Rancheria, executed on September 10, 1999.
(48) The compact between the State of California and the Sycuan Band of Kumeyaay Indians, executed on September 10, 1999.
(49) The compact between the State of California and the Table Mountain Rancheria, executed on September 10, 1999.
(50) The compact between the State of California and the Trinidad Rancheria, executed on September 10, 1999.
(51) The compact between the State of California and the Tule River Indian Tribe, executed on September 10, 1999.
(52) The compact between the State of California and the Tuolumne Band of Me-wuk Indians, executed on September 10, 1999.
(53) The compact between the State of California and the Twenty-Nine Palms Band of Mission Indians, executed on September 10, 1999.
(54) The compact between the State of California and the Tyme Maidu Tribe, Berry Creek Rancheria, executed on September 10, 1999.
(55) The compact between the State of California and the United Auburn Indian Community, executed on September 10, 1999.
(56) The compact between the State of California and the Viejas Band of Kumeyaay Indians, executed on September 10, 1999.
(57) The compact between the State of California and the Coyote Valley Band of Pomo Indians, executed on September 10, 1999.
(b) Any other tribal-state gaming compact entered into between the State of California and a federally recognized Indian tribe which is executed after September 10, 1999, is hereby ratified if both of the following are true:
(1) The compact is identical in all material respects to any of the compacts expressly ratified pursuant to subdivision (a). A compact shall be deemed to be materially identified to a compact ratified pursuant to subdivision (a) if the Governor certifies it is materially identical at the time the Governor submits it to the Legislature.
(2) The compact is not rejected by each house of the Legislature, two-thirds of the membership thereof concurring, within 30 days of the date of the submission of the compact to the Legislature by the Governor. However, if the 30-day period ends during a joint recess of the Legislature, the period shall be extended until the fifteenth day following the day on which the Legislature reconvenes.
(c) The Legislature acknowledges the right of federally recognized Indian tribes to exercise their sovereignty to negotiate and enter into tribal-state gaming compacts that are materially different from the compacts ratified pursuant to subdivision (a). These compacts shall be ratified by a statute approved by each house of the Legislature, a majority of the members thereof concurring, and signed by the Governor, unless the statute contains implementing or other provisions requiring a supermajority vote, in which case the statute shall be approved in the manner required by the Constitution.
(d) The Governor is the designated state officer responsible for negotiating and executing, on behalf of the state, tribal-state gaming compacts with federally recognized Indian tribes located within the State of California pursuant to the federal Indian Gaming Regulatory Act of 1988 (18 U.S.C. Sec. 1166 to 1168, incl., and 25 U.S.C. Sec. 2701 et seq.) for the purpose of authorizing class III gaming, as defined in that act, on Indian lands within this state. Nothing in this section shall be construed to deny the existence of the Governor’s authority to have negotiated and executed tribal-state gaming compacts prior to the effective date of this section.
(e) Following completion of negotiations conducted pursuant to subdivision (b) or (c), the Governor shall submit a copy of an executed tribal-state compact to both houses of the Legislature for ratification, and shall submit a copy of the executed compact to the Secretary of State for purposes of subdivision (f).
(f) Upon receipt of a statute ratifying a tribal-state compact negotiated and executed pursuant to subdivision (c), or upon the expiration of the review period described in subdivision (b), the Secretary of State shall forward a copy of the executed compact and the ratifying statute, if applicable, to the Secretary of the Interior for the Secretary’s review and approval, in accordance with paragraph (8) of subsection (d) of Section 2710 of Title 25 of the United States Code.
(g) In deference to tribal sovereignty, neither the execution of a tribal-state gaming compact nor the on-reservation impacts of compliance with the terms of a tribal-state gaming compact shall be deemed to constitute a project for purposes of the California Environmental Quality Act (Division 13 (commencing with Section 21000) of the Public Resources Code).

SEC. 9.

 Section 12012.5 of the Government Code is amended to read:

12012.5.
 (a) The following tribal-state compacts entered in accordance with the Indian Gaming Regulatory Act of 1988 (18 U.S.C. Sec. 1166 et seq. and 25 U.S.C. Sec. 2701 et seq.) are hereby ratified:
(1) The compact between the State of California and the Barona Band of Mission Indians, executed on August 12, 1998.
(2) The compact between the State of California and the Big Sandy Rancheria of Mono Indians, executed on July 20, 1998.
(3) The compact between the State of California and the Cher-Ae Heights Indian Community of Trinidad Rancheria, executed on July 13, 1998.
(4) The compact between the State of California and the Jackson Rancheria Band of Miwuk Indians, executed on July 13, 1998.
(5) The compact between the State of California and the Mooretown Rancheria of Concow/Maidu Indians, executed on July 13, 1998.
(6) The compact between the State of California and the Pala Band of Mission Indians, as approved by the Secretary of the Interior on April 25, 1998.
(7) The compact between the State of California and the Redding Rancheria, executed on August 11, 1998.
(8) The compact between the State of California and the Rumsey Indian Rancheria of Wintun Indians of California, executed on July 13, 1998.
(9) The compact between the State of California and the Sycuan Band of Mission Indians, executed on August 12, 1998.
(10) The compact between the State of California and the Table Mountain Rancheria, executed on July 13, 1998.
(11) The compact between the State of California and the Viejas Band of Kumeyaay Indians, executed on or about August 17, 1998.
The terms of each compact apply only to the State of California and the tribe that has signed it, and the terms of these compacts do not bind a tribe that is not a signatory to any of the compacts.
(b) Any other compact entered into between the State of California and any other federally recognized Indian tribe which is executed after August 24, 1998, is hereby ratified if (1) the compact is identical in all material respects to any of the compacts ratified pursuant to subdivision (a), and (2) the compact is not rejected by each house of the Legislature, two-thirds of the membership thereof concurring, within 30 days of the date of the submission of the compact to the Legislature by the Governor. However, if the 30-day period ends during a joint recess of the Legislature, the period shall be extended until the fifteenth day following the day on which the Legislature reconvenes. A compact will be deemed to be materially identical to a compact ratified pursuant to subdivision (a) if the Governor certifies that it is materially identical at the time the Governor submits it to the Legislature.
(c) The Legislature acknowledges the right of federally recognized tribes to exercise their sovereignty to negotiate and enter into compacts with the state that are materially different from the compacts ratified pursuant to subdivision (a). These compacts shall be ratified upon approval of each house of the Legislature, a majority of the membership thereof concurring.
(d) The Governor is the designated state officer responsible for negotiating and executing, on behalf of the state, tribal-state gaming compacts with federally recognized Indian tribes in the State of California pursuant to the federal Indian Gaming Regulatory Act of 1988 (18 U.S.C. Sec. 1166 et seq. and 25 U.S.C. Sec. 2701 et seq.) for the purpose of authorizing class III gaming, as defined in that act, on Indian lands. Nothing in this section shall be construed to deny the existence of the Governor’s authority to have negotiated and executed tribal-state compacts prior to the effective date of this section.
(e) The Governor is authorized to waive the state’s immunity to suit in federal court in connection with any compact negotiated with an Indian tribe or any action brought by an Indian tribe under the Indian Gaming Regulatory Act (18 U.S.C. Sec. 1166 et seq. and 25 U.S.C. Sec. 2701 et seq.).
(f) In deference to tribal sovereignty, the execution of, and compliance with the terms of, any compact specified under subdivision (a) or (b) shall not be deemed to constitute a project for purposes of the California Environmental Quality Act (Division 13 (commencing with Section 21000) of the Public Resources Code).
(g) Nothing in this section shall be interpreted to authorize the unilateral imposition of a statewide limit on the number of lottery devices or of an allocation system for lottery devices on an Indian tribe that has not entered into a compact that provides for such a limit or allocation system. Each tribe may negotiate separately with the state over these matters on a government-to-government basis.

SEC. 10.

 Section 12013 of the Government Code is amended to read:

12013.
 The Governor may direct the Attorney General to appear on behalf of the state and may employ such additional counsel as the Governor deems expedient whenever a suit or legal proceeding is pending:
(a) Against the state.
(b) Which may affect the title of the state to property.
(c) Which may result in a claim against the state.

SEC. 11.

 Section 12015.5 of the Government Code is amended to read:

12015.5.
 The Governor may appoint for a period not to exceed 60 calendar days after the conclusion of the Governor’s term of office persons to assist the Governor in concluding matters arising out of the Governor’s official duties during the Governor’s last term.

SEC. 12.

 Section 12017 of the Government Code is amended to read:

12017.
 At each session the Governor shall report to the Legislature each reprieve, pardon, and commutation granted, stating the name of the convict, the crime of which the convict was convicted, the sentence, its date, the date of the pardon, reprieve, or commutation, and the reasons for granting the same.

SEC. 13.

 Section 12018 of the Government Code is amended to read:

12018.
 Except as otherwise provided by statute, the Governor may designate which single state agency shall be responsible for each federal program in which federal money is given to the state with the requirement that it be handled by a single state agency.
Whenever the Governor designates an agency pursuant to this section, the Governor shall notify the Joint Legislative Budget Committee of the agency designated and the federal program for which that agency was designated.

SEC. 14.

 Section 12019.60 of the Government Code is amended to read:

12019.60.
 (a) There is in state government the Tribal Nation Grant Panel.
(b) (1) The panel shall be composed of nine total members, of which seven are voting members and two are alternate nonvoting members.
(2) Four members who are authorized to vote are required to establish a quorum for the transaction of business of the panel. The panel may take an action by a majority vote of a quorum, except that the panel shall only award a grant or approve a distribution from the fund by an approval vote of four or more members who are authorized to vote.
(3) A member may voluntarily recuse the member’s own self from the consideration of a grant application or a particular agenda item.
(4) If one or two of the seven voting members recuse themselves from the consideration of or voting on a grant application or a particular agenda item, or do not attend a meeting of the panel, the adviser may select an alternate nonvoting member to act in the place of the recused or absent voting member for the consideration of and voting on the grant application or agenda item, or for that meeting.
(c) (1) Before January 1, 2020, all members shall be appointed by the adviser for a term of one year. The adviser may extend the term of a member for up to one year or fill a vacancy by appointing a new member. Applicable to an appointment made pursuant to this paragraph, the adviser shall only appoint an individual who is an elected tribal leader from a federally recognized tribe in California and shall endeavor to establish a panel that represents the diversity of tribes in California. No member appointed pursuant to this paragraph shall serve on the panel on or after January 1, 2020, unless separately appointed pursuant to a process authorized in paragraph (2).
(2) The adviser and panel, as comprised before January 1, 2020, in consultation with federally recognized tribes in California, shall determine how members of the panel are appointed on and after January 1, 2020. The adviser and panel, as comprised on and after January 1, 2020, in consultation with federally recognized tribes in California, may from time to time, amend how members of the panel are appointed as they jointly determine is necessary to fairly and equitably achieve the purposes for which the fund was created.
(d) The adviser is not a member of the panel but shall preside over the meetings of the panel in an administrative capacity. The adviser shall advise the panel on procedures for the business of the panel and encourage the use of procedures that allow for a fair process to evaluate grant applications and consider other distributions from the fund that best serves all eligible tribes.
(e) A member of the panel who attends a meeting, regardless of whether the member votes, shall be compensated a one-hundred-dollar ($100) per diem for each day a meeting is held and the actual, reasonable travel expenses to attend that meeting.

SEC. 15.

 Section 12023 of the Government Code is amended to read:

12023.
 The Governor shall annually issue a report to the public on the expenditures for support of the Governor’s office on December 31. The report shall include, but not be limited to, a listing of total expenditures for the Governor in the following categories:
(a) Travel and living expense reimbursement.
(b) Automotive and charter or lease airplane expenses.
(c) Rent.
(d) Telephone.
(e) Postage.
(f) Printing.
(g) Office supplies.

SEC. 16.

 Section 12030 of the Government Code is amended to read:

12030.
 The Governor shall cause the following registers to be kept:
(a) All applications for pardon or for commutation of a sentence, with a list of the official signatures and recommendations in favor of each application.
(b) Statements in capital cases made to the Governor, with the Governor’s action thereon.
(c) All appointments made by the Governor, showing date of commission, and names of appointee and predecessor.

SEC. 17.

 Section 12031 of the Government Code is amended to read:

12031.
 The Governor shall cause accounts to be kept of:
(a) All of the Governor’s official expenses and disbursements, including the incidental expenses of the Governor’s office.
(b) All rewards offered by the Governor for the apprehension of criminals and persons charged with crime.

SEC. 18.

 Section 12058 of the Government Code is amended to read:

12058.
 In case of vacancy in the office of Governor and in the office of Lieutenant Governor, the last duly elected President pro Tempore of the Senate shall become Governor for the residue of the term; or if there be no President pro Tempore of the Senate, then the last duly elected Speaker of the Assembly shall become Governor for the residue of the term; or if there be none, then the Secretary of State; or if there be none, then the Attorney General; or if there be none, then the Treasurer; or if there be none, then the Controller; or if there be none, then the Superintendent of Public Instruction; or if there be none, then the Insurance Commissioner; or if there be none, then the Chair of the Board of Equalization; or if, as the result of a war or enemy-caused disaster, there be none, then such person designated as provided by law. In case of impeachment of the Governor or officer acting as Governor, the Governor’s absence from the state, or other temporary disability to discharge the powers and duties of office, then the powers and duties of the office of Governor devolve upon the same officer as in the case of vacancy in the office of Governor, but only until the disability shall cease.

SEC. 19.

 Section 12059 of the Government Code is amended to read:

12059.
 In case of the death, disability, or other failure to take office of both the Governor-elect and the Lieutenant Governor-elect, the last duly elected President pro Tempore of the Senate, or in case of the President pro Tempore’s death, disability, or other failure to take office, the last duly elected Speaker of the Assembly, or in case of the Speaker’s death, disability, or other failure to take office, the Secretary of State-elect, or in case of the Secretary of State-elect’s death, disability, or other failure to take office, the Attorney General-elect, or in case of the Attorney General-elect’s death, disability, or other failure to take office, the Treasurer-elect, or in case of the Treasurer-elect’s death, disability, or other failure to take office, the Controller-elect, or in case of the Controller-elect’s death, disability, or other failure to take office, the Superintendent of Public Instruction-elect, or in case of the Superintendent of Public Instruction-elect’s death, disability, or other failure to take office, the Insurance Commissioner-elect, or in case of the Insurance Commissioner-elect’s death, disability, or other failure to take office, the last duly elected Chair of the Board of Equalization shall act as Governor from the same time and in the same manner as provided for the Governor-elect. The person shall, in the case of death, be Governor for the full term or in the case of disability or other failure to take office shall act as Governor until the disability of the Governor-elect shall cease.

SEC. 20.

 Section 12060 of the Government Code is amended to read:

12060.
 As used in this article “disaster” means a war or enemy-caused calamity occurring in the State of California, such as an attack by nuclear weapons, as a result of which the incumbent Governor is either killed, missing, or so seriously injured as to be unable to perform the Governor’s duties.

SEC. 21.

 Section 12061 of the Government Code is amended to read:

12061.
 As soon as practicable after the effective date of this article, and thereafter as soon as practicable after election and qualification to office, the Governor shall appoint and designate by filing with the Secretary of State the names of at least four and not more than seven citizens qualified to become candidates for the office to succeed, in the order specified, to the office of Governor in the event of disaster. Any such appointee may be replaced by the Governor at any time and for any reason.
In making appointments the Governor shall give consideration to places of residence and employment of the appointees and shall appoint from different parts of the State so that there shall be the greatest probability of survival in a disaster.
The names of the persons designated pursuant to this section shall be submitted to, and shall be subject to confirmation by, the Senate as soon as possible after that designation is made.
Each person appointed as provided in this section shall take the oath of office and shall deliver to the Secretary of State within 30 days after appointment a written declaration under oath that the appointee accepts the appointment and that the appointee will faithfully perform the obligations imposed upon the appointee thereby and shall thereupon be designated Disaster Acting Governor.

SEC. 22.

 Section 12062 of the Government Code is amended to read:

12062.
 In the event that the office of Governor is not filled within 24 hours after disaster as provided in Section 21 of Article IV of the Constitution, one of the Disaster Acting Governors, in the order specified, shall fill said office and shall declare that the Disaster Acting Governor is undertaking the duties thereof and take and subscribe the oath therefor and continue to serve therein until the incumbent Governor is able to perform the Governor’s duties or until the incumbent’s successor is chosen and qualifies or until a person prior in the order of succession declares that the person is undertaking the office and takes the oath therefor. A Disaster Acting Governor may declare that the Disaster Acting Governor is undertaking the office of Governor and take the prescribed oath if no person prior in the order of succession fills said office within 24 hours after disaster.

SEC. 23.

 Section 12080 of the Government Code is amended to read:

12080.
 As used in this article:
(a) “Agency” means a statewide office, nonelective officer, department, division, bureau, board, commission, or agency in the executive branch of the state government, except that it shall not apply to an agency whose primary function is service to the Legislature or judicial branches of state government or to an agency that is administered by an elective officer. “Agency that is administered by an elective officer” includes the State Board of Equalization but not a board or commission on which an elective officer serves in an ex officio capacity.
(b) “Reorganization” means:
(1) The transfer of the whole or any part of an agency, or of the whole or any part of the functions thereof, to the jurisdiction and control of any other agency; or
(2) The abolition of all or any part of the functions of an agency; or
(3) The consolidation or coordination of the whole or any part of an agency, or of the whole or any part of the functions thereof, with the whole or any part of any other agency or the functions thereof; or
(4) The consolidation or coordination of any part of an agency or the functions thereof with any other part of the same agency or the functions thereof; or
(5) The authorization of a nonelective officer to delegate any of the nonelective officer’s functions; or
(6) The abolition of the whole or any part of an agency which agency or part does not have, or upon the taking effect of a reorganization plan will not have, any functions.
(7) The establishment of a new agency to perform the whole or any part of the functions of an existing agency or agencies.
(c) “Resolution” means a resolution of either house of the Legislature resolving as follows:
“That the  does not favor
(Assembly or Senate)
Reorganization Plan No.  transmitted to
(Insert number of plan)
the Legislature by the Governor on 
(Insert date of transmittal)
and recommends that the plan be assigned to the
.”
(Insert appropriate committee)

SEC. 24.

 Section 12080.2 of the Government Code is amended to read:

12080.2.
 Whenever the Governor finds that reorganization is in the public interest, the Governor shall prepare one or more reorganization plans in the form and language of a bill as nearly as practicable and transmit each, bearing an identifying number, to the Legislature, with a declaration that, with respect to each reorganization included in the plan, the Governor has so found. The delivery to both houses may be at any time during a regular session of the Legislature. The Governor, in transmitting a reorganization plan, shall explain the advantages which it is probable will be brought about by the taking effect of the reorganization included in the plan, and shall specify with respect to each abolition of a function included in the plan the statutory authority for the exercise of the function. Reorganization plans submitted to the Legislature pursuant to this section shall express clearly and specifically the nature and purposes of the plan or plans.
Upon receipt of a reorganization plan, the Rules Committee of the Senate and the Speaker of the Assembly shall refer the plan to a standing committee of their respective houses for study and a report. That report shall be made at least 10 days prior to the end of the 60-day period described in Section 12080.5 and may include the committee’s recommendation with respect to a resolution.
A resolution, by floor motion, as defined in subdivision (c) of Section 12080, may only be in order following a committee report or at any time during the last 10 days prior to the end of the 60-day period described in Section 12080.5. That resolution shall be voted upon without referral to committee.

SEC. 25.

 Section 12080.3 of the Government Code is amended to read:

12080.3.
 Each reorganization plan transmitted by the Governor under this article:
(a) May change the name of an agency affected by a reorganization and the title of its head, and shall designate the name of an agency resulting from a reorganization and the title of its head.
(b) May include provisions, in accordance with Article VII of the California Constitution, for the appointment of the head and one or more other officers of an agency, including an agency resulting from a consolidation or other type of reorganization, if the Governor finds, and in transmitting the plan declares, that by reason of a reorganization made by the plan the provisions are in the public interest. The head may be an individual or a commission or board with two or more members. In any case, the appointment of the agency head shall be subject to confirmation by the Senate. The term of office of an appointee, if any is provided, shall be fixed at not more than four years. The Legislature shall fix the compensation of all department heads and officers who are not subject to Article VII of the California Constitution.
(c) Shall provide for the transfer of employees serving in the state civil service, other than temporary employees, who are engaged in the performance of a function transferred to another agency or engaged in the administration of a law, the administration of which is transferred to the agency, by the reorganization plan. The status, positions, and rights of those persons shall not be affected by their transfer and shall continue to be retained by them pursuant to the State Civil Service Act (Part 2 (commencing with Section 18500) of Division 5), except as to positions the duties of which are vested in a position exempt from civil service.
(d) Shall provide for the transfer or other disposition of the personnel records and property affected by a reorganization.
(e) Shall provide for the transfer of unexpended balances of appropriations and of other funds available for use in connection with any function or agency affected by a reorganization, as the Governor deems necessary by reason of the reorganization, for use in connection with the functions affected by the reorganization or for the use of the agency that has these functions after the reorganization plan becomes effective. Transferred balances shall be used only for the purpose for which the appropriation was originally made.
(f) Shall provide for terminating the affairs of an agency abolished.
(g) Shall enumerate all acts of the Legislature that will be suspended if the reorganization plan becomes effective.

SEC. 26.

 Section 12080.7 of the Government Code is amended to read:

12080.7.
 No suit, action, or other proceeding lawfully commenced by or against the head of an agency or other officer of the state, in the head of an agency or officer’s official capacity or in relation to the discharge of the head of an agency or officer’s official duties, shall abate by reason of the taking effect of a reorganization plan under the provisions of this article.

SEC. 27.

 Section 12085 of the Government Code is amended to read:

12085.
 (a) (1) Although the economic well-being of the state has progressed to a level surpassing that of any other achieved in world history, and although these benefits are widely shared throughout the state, poverty continues to be the lot of a substantial number of citizens of the state. California can achieve its full economic and social potential as a state only if every individual has the opportunity to contribute the full extent of that individual’s capabilities and to participate in the workings of society. The Legislature hereby declares that it is the policy of the state to provide a range of services and activities having a measurable and potentially major impact on causes of poverty in our communities, particularly those areas of communities where poverty is an acute problem. Specifically, it is the policy of the state to assist low-income participants, including homeless individuals and families, migrants, and the elderly poor, to do all of the following:
(A) Secure and retain meaningful employment.
(B) Attain an adequate education.
(C) Make better use of available income.
(D) Obtain and maintain adequate housing and a suitable living environment.
(2) It is further the policy of the state to do all of the following in assisting participants:
(A) Provide emergency assistance to meet immediate and urgent individual and family needs, including the need for health services, nutritious food, housing, and employment-related assistance.
(B) Coordinate and establish linkages between governmental and other social services programs to ensure the effective delivery of those services to low-income individuals.
(C) Encourage the use of entities in the private sector of the community in efforts to ameliorate poverty.
(3) The Legislature finds that it is the purpose of this article to strengthen, supplement, and coordinate efforts to further these policies.
(b) In order to employ the resources of both the public and private sectors of the state, and to effectuate the purposes of this article, there is, within the California Health and Human Services Agency, a Department of Community Services and Development.

SEC. 28.

 Section 12086 of the Government Code is amended to read:

12086.
 (a) The department is under the direction of an executive officer known as the Director of Community Services and Development. The director shall be appointed by the Governor subject to the confirmation of the Senate, and shall hold office at the pleasure of the Governor. The director shall receive the salary provided for by Chapter 6 (commencing with Section 11550) of Part 1. The chief deputy director shall be appointed by the Governor and shall hold office at the pleasure of the Governor. The Governor also may appoint, to serve at the Governor’s pleasure, one deputy director for the department.
(b) Subject to the State Civil Service Act (Part 2 (commencing with Section 18500), of Division 5), the director shall appoint any other employees necessary for the administration and the affairs of the department, and shall prescribe their duties.

SEC. 29.

 Section 12087 of the Government Code is amended to read:

12087.
 The department shall have the responsibility, and is hereby vested with all necessary powers and authority to do the following:
(a) Recognize existing community action agencies, as originally defined by Section 2790 of Title 42 of the United States Code in the federal Economic Opportunity Act of 1964, and as superseded by Section 9902 of that title in the federal Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1981 (P.L. 97-35), and as further defined in Article 6 (commencing with Section 12750) of Chapter 9 of Division 3 of Title 2, and Indian tribes or tribal organizations, as the operators of programs to serve the poor in local communities, and, where the programs are of a statewide or multicounty nature, other limited purpose agencies may be considered as program operators.
(b) Apply for, administer, and oversee federal block grant funds, including, but not limited to, the Community Services Block Grant and the Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program, and other public and private funds designed to support antipoverty programs in the state that are not currently administered by other departments, and define and enforce programmatic performance and fiscal accountability standards for those funds.
(c) Provide funding and technical assistance, directly or through grants or contracts, to community action agencies, Indian tribes, and other agencies that operate programs of an antipoverty nature.
(d) Coordinate antipoverty efforts throughout the state, to the extent permissible under federal law, to avoid duplication, improve delivery of services, and relate programs to one another.
(e) Maintain liaison with the Office of Community Services in the federal Department of Health and Human Services, county and city commissions on economic opportunity, citizens’ groups, and all other governmental agencies engaged in economic opportunity or community service programs, or both.
(f) Collect and assemble pertinent information and data available from other agencies of the state and federal governments and disseminate information in the interests of community services programs in the state by publication, advertisement, conference, workshops, programs, lectures, and other means.
(g) Plan and evaluate long-range and short-range strategies for overcoming poverty in the state.
(h) Mobilize public and private resources in support of antipoverty and community services programs.
(i) Encourage participation by residents of poor communities in the development and operation of community action programs for their betterment.
(j) Advise the Governor of the Governor’s responsibilities under the Economic Opportunity Program (Chapter 34 (commencing with Section 2701) of Title 42 of the United States Code) and the Community Services Block Grant Program (Chapter 106 (commencing with Section 9901) of Title 42 of the United States Code), as well as any other federal law enacted with respect to meeting the needs of the poor.
(k) Measure and evaluate, directly or through grants or contracts, the impact of this article and other poverty-related programs authorized by law, in order to determine the effectiveness of the programs in achieving stated goals, impact on related programs, and the structure and mechanisms for the delivery of services. All the offices under the executive branch shall cooperate and provide the necessary information to the director, upon the director’s request, to achieve the purposes of this subdivision.
(l) Promulgate regulations and negotiate and execute contracts necessary or convenient for the exercise of its responsibilities, powers, and functions, and to ensure that federal and state standards of programmatic performance and fiscal accountability are met.

SEC. 30.

 Section 12096.4 of the Government Code is amended to read:

12096.4.
 (a) Each member of the Governor’s cabinet shall identify a senior manager within that member’s agency who shall coordinate business support activities with the office.
(b) For the 2012–13 fiscal year and subsequent fiscal years, the office shall develop a budget in coordination with the Department of Finance pursuant to the state budgeting process, including the permanent transfer of associated positions.

SEC. 31.

 Section 12098.4 of the Government Code is amended to read:

12098.4.
 (a) Each agency of the state shall furnish to the advocate the reports, documents, and information that are public records and that the advocate deems necessary to carry out the advocate’s functions under this chapter.
(b) The advocate shall prepare and submit a written annual report to the Governor and to the Legislature that describes the activities and recommendations of the office, including an evaluation of the efforts of state agencies and, where appropriate, specific departments, that significantly regulate small businesses to assist minority and other small business enterprises, and making recommendations that may be appropriate to assist the development and strengthening of minority and other small business enterprises.
(c) (1) The advocate may establish a centralized interactive telephone referral system and internet website to assist small and minority businesses in their operations, including governmental requirements, such as taxation, accounting, and pollution control, and to provide information concerning the agency from which more specialized assistance may be obtained.
(2) The advocate shall post on the GO-Biz internet website or the advocate’s internet website:
(A) Information on how to receive assistance in identifying and understanding the state’s regulatory requirements. This information shall include:
(i) The name, telephone number, internet website, and email of the small business liaison designated pursuant to Section 11148.5 to assist small businesses with understanding and adhering to the regulatory requirements of the state entities in which they serve.
(ii) The internet website developed and maintained by GO-Biz to identify licensing, permitting, and registration requirements of state agencies, pursuant to the requirements of Section 12097.1.
(B) Information on how to receive assistance in certifying as a small business and identifying and participating in state procurement opportunities. This information shall include:
(i) The name, telephone number, internet website, and email of the small business advocate designated pursuant to Section 14846 to assist small businesses in contracting with the state entities in which they serve.
(ii) Contact information for the Office of Small Business and Disabled Veteran Business Enterprise Services established pursuant to Section 14839.
(C) Information about emergency preparedness, responses to emergencies, and recovery strategies for small businesses. This information shall be developed and updated in consultation with relevant state agencies and emergency responders.
(D) A link to the Energy Upgrade California internet website to assist small business owners in accessing information on the availability of various programs promoting the efficient use of energy.
(E) Information on programs administered through the statewide network of small business financial development corporations. Programs covered shall include loan guarantees, direct lending, surety bond guarantees, and disaster loans. Information shall be presented in a manner appropriate to address the needs of both small businesses and existing and potential financial institutions and financial companies.
(F) Information on how to identify and access services provided through the statewide network of small business technical assistance centers, including, but not limited to, small business development centers, women business centers, veteran business outreach centers, procurement technical assistance centers, and the Manufacturing Extension Partnership.

SEC. 32.

 Section 12098.5 of the Government Code is amended to read:

12098.5.
 In addition to other responsibilities under this article, the advocate shall do the following:
(a) Be prepared for designation by the Office of Emergency Services to serve as an official liaison between small businesses impacted by a state-declared state of emergency and other government and nonprofit service providers.
(b) Assist in the state emergency recovery, response, and preparedness efforts related to small businesses, including microenterprises. The advocate’s efforts shall be coordinated and consistent with the Office of Emergency Services, the California Emergency Services Act, and the State of California Emergency Plan.
(c) Conduct at least one public meeting every year, in coordination with the appropriate state agencies, to share best practices for small business disaster preparedness. The meetings shall be held in consultation with regional and statewide small business organizations and shall take place in different locations throughout the state.

SEC. 33.

 Section 12101 of the Government Code is amended to read:

12101.
 The Lieutenant Governor may appoint and, subject to the approval of the Director of Finance, fix the salaries of one secretary and such clerical assistants as the Lieutenant Governor deems necessary for the Lieutenant Governor’s office.

SEC. 34.

 Section 12152 of the Government Code is amended to read:

12152.
 (a) To assist in the discharge of the duties of the Secretary of State’s office, the Secretary of State may appoint one Assistant Secretary of State, whose powers, duties, and liabilities shall be those of a deputy, and any deputies and clerical, expert, technical, and other assistants necessary for the proper conduct of the Secretary of State’s office. The Assistant Secretary of State and all deputies are civil executive officers.
(b) Notwithstanding any other provision of law, but consistent with Section 4 of Article VII of the California Constitution and with subdivision (a) of this section, the Governor shall appoint four employees of the Secretary of State’s office, who may be nominated by the Secretary of State, and who are exempt from state civil service.

SEC. 35.

 Section 12153 of the Government Code is amended to read:

12153.
 The Secretary of State shall appoint a competent person to the position of Chief of Archives.
In case of the appointee’s absence or inability to perform the duties of the Chief of Archives, the Secretary of State shall designate some other competent person to act in the Chief of Archive’s place.

SEC. 36.

 Section 12159 of the Government Code is amended to read:

12159.
 The Secretary of State shall keep a correct record of the official acts of the legislative and executive departments of the government, and shall, when required, lay the same and all matters relative thereto before either branch of the Legislature, and shall perform such other duties as may be assigned by law.

SEC. 37.

 Section 12160 of the Government Code is amended to read:

12160.
 The Secretary of State is charged with custody of:
(a) The enrolled copy of the Constitution.
(b) All acts and resolutions passed by the Legislature.
(c) The Journals of the Legislature.
(d) The Great Seal.
(e) All books, records, deeds, parchments, maps, and papers, kept or deposited in the Secretary of State’s office pursuant to law.

SEC. 38.

 Section 12161 of the Government Code is amended to read:

12161.
 The Secretary of State shall attend at every session of the Legislature, for the purpose of receiving bills and resolutions and perform such other duties as may be devolved upon the Secretary of State by resolution of the two houses, or either of them.

SEC. 39.

 Section 12162 of the Government Code is amended to read:

12162.
 The Secretary of State shall keep a register and attest the official acts of the Governor and shall affix the Great Seal, with the Secretary’s attestation, to commissions, pardons, and other public instruments, to which the official signature of the Governor is required.

SEC. 40.

 Section 12163 of the Government Code is amended to read:

12163.
 The Secretary of State shall receive and record in proper books the official bonds of all officers whose bonds are required by law to be filed with the Secretary of State.

SEC. 41.

 Section 12165 of the Government Code is amended to read:

12165.
 The Secretary of State shall certify and declare the result of all elections upon a question submitted to the electors of the state by either initiative or referendum petition filed in the Secretary’s office and make official declaration of the vote upon each question.

SEC. 42.

 Section 12166 of the Government Code is amended to read:

12166.
 Within 100 days after the final adjournment of each session of the Legislature, the Secretary of State shall deliver to the State Printing Office the Secretary’s certificate showing what acts, or sections, or parts of acts of the Legislature are delayed from going into effect by referendum petition properly certified and filed in the Secretary’s office.

SEC. 43.

 Section 12167 of the Government Code is amended to read:

12167.
 Within 60 days after the day on which a general election is held throughout the State, the Secretary of State shall deliver to the State Printing Office the Secretary’s certificate showing:
(a) What laws or constitutional amendments, proposed by initiative petition and approved by the people, have gone into operation, and the date of going into operation.
(b) The result of all elections upon a question submitted to the electors of the State by initiative or referendum petition within the preceding two years.

SEC. 44.

 Section 12168 of the Government Code is amended to read:

12168.
 On demand, the Secretary of State shall furnish, to a person paying the fees therefor, a certified copy of all or any part of a law, record, or other instrument filed, deposited, or recorded in the Secretary’s office.

SEC. 45.

 Section 12168.5 of the Government Code is amended to read:

12168.5.
 (a) When not inconsistent with other provisions of law, in lieu of filing or recording documents presented in paper format, the Secretary of State may adopt rules and regulations to authorize the electronic filing, including filing by facsimile, of a document required to be filed with the Secretary of State under an act administered by the Secretary of State. The rules and regulations may set forth standards for the acceptance of a signature in a form other than the proper handwriting of the person filing a document that requires the person’s signature. A signature on a document electronically filed or filed by facsimile in accordance with those rules and regulations is prima facie evidence for all purposes that the document actually was signed by the person whose signature appears on the electronically filed document or facsimile.
The filing or recording shall constitute a unique computerized informational record. The record need not be retained in the form in which it is received, if the technology used to retain the record results in a permanent record that does not permit additions, deletions, or changes in the original document and from which an accurate image may be created during the period for which the record is required to be retained.
The filing officer may employ a system of microphotography, optical disk, or reproduction by other techniques that do not permit additions, deletions, or changes to the original document.
(b) Notwithstanding Section 7550.5, the Secretary of State shall prepare and submit to the Legislature at the commencement of the public comment period required under Article 5 (commencing with Section 11346) of Chapter 3.5 of Part 1 a report of, and a copy of, rules and regulations proposed pursuant to subdivision (a) to authorize the electronic filing, including filing by facsimile, of documents required to be filed with the Secretary of State.
(c) All film used in the microphotography process shall comply with minimum standards of quality approved by the United States Bureau of Standards and the American National Standards Institute. A true copy of the microfilm, optical disk, or other storage medium shall be kept in a safe and separate place for security purposes. A reproduction of a document filed, recorded, stored, or retained on microfilm, optical disk, or by other technology pursuant to this section shall be as admissible in a court as the original itself.
The Secretary of State shall obtain the approval of the Fair Political Practices Commission before applying this section to a filing or recording under the Political Reform Act of 1974 (Title 9 (commencing with Section 81000)).

SEC. 46.

 Section 12169 of the Government Code is amended to read:

12169.
 The Secretary of State shall file in the Secretary’s office descriptions of seals in use by the different state officers and furnish those officers with new seals whenever required.

SEC. 47.

 Section 12170 of the Government Code is amended to read:

12170.
 On or before the 15th day of September in each even numbered year, the Secretary of State shall report to the Governor a detailed account of all of the Secretary of State’s official actions since the Secretary’s previous report. The report shall be accompanied with a detailed statement, under oath, of the manner in which all appropriations for the Secretary’s office have been expended.

SEC. 48.

 Section 12174 of the Government Code is amended to read:

12174.
 (a) The Secretary of State shall administer, protect, develop, and interpret the Secretary of State and State Archives Building Complex located in Sacramento in the area bounded by 10th, 11th, O, and P Streets for the use, education, and enjoyment of the public, including uses to advance civic education and civic engagement by all Californians.
(b) The Secretary of State may enter into an operating agreement with the California Museum for History, Women and the Arts, an existing California nonprofit public benefit corporation, tax exempt under Section 501(c)(3) of the United States Internal Revenue Code, or its successor. Under the operating agreement with the Secretary of State, the corporation shall operate a museum located in the Secretary of State and State Archives Building Complex, including development, administration, interpretation, and management of the museum and related public services, and acquiring and managing funding for the museum’s programs and services. The operating agreement shall provide for support by the Secretary of State, consistent with subdivision (a) and Section 12221, including integration of State Archives artifacts, collections, and programs in museum exhibits and programs.
(c) The governing board of the corporation shall include the Secretary of State or an Assistant Secretary of State designated by the Secretary of State and the Director of Parks and Recreation or the Director of Parks and Recreation’s designee as ex officio voting members of the board. The board shall be the governing authority for operations funded through moneys received by the museum. The board shall submit an audit report annually to the Secretary of State. The Secretary of State shall submit copies of the annual audit reports to the Director of Finance, the Chair of the Joint Legislative Audit Committee, and the Chair of the Joint Legislative Budget Committee. No funds raised or assets acquired by the corporation shall be used for purposes inconsistent with support of the museum and the operating agreement.
(d) No later than January 10 of each year, the corporation shall submit the corporation business plan for the following fiscal year to the Director of Finance and the Chair of the Joint Legislative Budget Committee for review and comment. The executive director of the corporation shall also submit, not less than 30 days prior to adoption by the governing board of the corporation, proposed formal amendments to the corporation business plan to the Director of Finance and the Chair of the Joint Legislative Budget Committee for review and comment.
(e) Fees charged to members of the public for copying, reproduction, and other services provided by the Secretary of State shall be at a level consistent with the costs of providing these services. The Secretary of State may establish an agreement with the corporation to provide these services and collect moneys for providing these services.
(f) Notwithstanding any other provision of law, the California Museum for History, Women and the Arts, or its successor, is a private nonprofit corporation and shall not be considered a state, local, or other public body for any purpose.
(g) The Legislature encourages the governing board of the corporation to conduct its meetings in an open manner, establish a board membership that is representative and reflective of California’s rich history, and work cooperatively with the Secretary of State to ensure public input, confidence, and accountability in the museum’s use of its resources and the protection of California’s priceless archives, collections, and artifacts.

SEC. 49.

 Section 12177 of the Government Code is amended to read:

12177.
 For services performed in the Secretary’s office, the Secretary of State shall charge and collect the fees fixed in this article.

SEC. 50.

 Section 12178 of the Government Code is amended to read:

12178.
 No Member of the Legislature or state officer shall be charged for a search relative to matters appertaining to the duties of the Member’s or officer’s office, nor shall a Member of the Legislature or state officer be charged a fee for a certified copy of a law or resolution passed by the Legislature relative to the Member’s or officer’s official duties.

SEC. 51.

 Section 12182 of the Government Code is amended to read:

12182.
 (a) The Secretary of State shall charge and collect fees as provided in this article and may also by regulation establish fees to be charged and collected for copying and special handling in connection with filing documents, issuing of certificates, and other services performed by the office.
(b) Except as provided in subdivision (c), the fees shall approximate the estimated cost of copying and special handling.
(c) Fees charged for preclearance of documents and expedited filings may be in different amounts, that shall not exceed one thousand dollars ($1,000). Those fees may be charged only if the special handling does not cause disruption or delay in the process of normal handling of documents.
(d) Copying and special handling fees shall be paid into the Secretary of State’s Business Fees Fund.
(e) The preclearance or expedited filing of documents by the Secretary of State or the Secretary’s employees pursuant to this section shall be considered discretionary pursuant to Section 820.2.
(f) This section shall become operative commencing July 1, 2014.

SEC. 52.

 Section 12223 of the Government Code is amended to read:

12223.
 The Secretary of State shall receive into the archives an item that is required by law to be delivered to or filed with the Secretary of State.

SEC. 53.

 Section 12224 of the Government Code is amended to read:

12224.
 The Secretary of State may receive into the archives an item that the Secretary of State deems to be of historical value.

SEC. 54.

 Section 12225 of the Government Code is amended to read:

12225.
 The Secretary of State may at any time return to the state agency from which it was received an item in the archives which the Secretary of State does not deem to be of historical value.

SEC. 55.

 Section 12228 of the Government Code is amended to read:

12228.
 The Chief of Archives shall give an appropriate receipt for all material received by the Chief of Archives as a part of the archives.

SEC. 56.

 Section 12229 of the Government Code is amended to read:

12229.
 The Secretary of State may maintain an item in an active file in the Secretary’s office for such time as the Secretary of State deems proper before transferring it to the archives.

SEC. 57.

 Section 12232 of the Government Code is amended to read:

12232.
 The Secretary of State shall utilize the California Historical Records Advisory Board to advise, encourage, and coordinate the activities of the county historical records commissions, either designated or appointed by the county boards of supervisors pursuant to Section 26490. The chairperson or the chairperson’s designee of each county historical records commission may attend an annual meeting, at state expense, to receive advice in the preservation of local government archives and public library collections of historical materials.

SEC. 58.

 Section 12271 of the Government Code is amended to read:

12271.
 For the purposes of this article, the following terms shall have the following meanings:
(a) “Acquire” includes acquisition by gift, purchase, lease, eminent domain, or otherwise.
(b) “Archival value” means the ongoing usefulness or significance of a record based on the administrative, legal, fiscal, evidential, or historical information it contains, justifying its permanent preservation.
(c) “Public record plant” means the plant, or any part thereof, or a record therein, of a person engaged in the business of searching or publishing public records or insuring or guaranteeing titles to real property, including copies of public records or abstracts and memoranda taken from public records that are owned by or in possession of that person or that are used by that person in that person’s business.
(d) “Public use form” means a form used by the state to obtain or to solicit facts, opinions, or other information from the public or a private citizen, partnership, corporation, organization, business trust, or nongovernmental entity or legal representative thereof.
(e) “Record” has the same meaning as “public records” as defined in subdivision (e) of Section 6252, and includes, but is not limited to, a writing containing information relating to the conduct of the public’s business prepared, owned, used, or retained by a state or local agency regardless of physical form or characteristics. Library and museum materials made or acquired and preserved solely for reference or exhibition purposes and stocks of publications and of processed documents are not included within the definition of the term “record” as used in this article.

SEC. 59.

 Section 12275 of the Government Code is amended to read:

12275.
 (a) A record shall not be destroyed or otherwise disposed of by an agency of the state, unless it is determined by the Secretary of State that the record has no further administrative, legal, or fiscal value and the Secretary of State has determined that the record is inappropriate for preservation in the State Archives.
(b) The Secretary of State shall not authorize the destruction of a record subject to audit until the Secretary of State has determined that the audit has been performed.
(c) The Secretary of State shall not authorize the destruction of all or any part of an agency rulemaking file subject to Section 11347.3.

SEC. 60.

 Section 12302 of the Government Code is amended to read:

12302.
 The Treasurer may appoint one deputy treasurer at the annual salary as the Treasurer shall establish. The Treasurer may also designate and appoint, or terminate the designation and appointment of, an officer or employee of the Treasurer’s office, in addition to the deputy treasurer, to have the powers and liabilities of a deputy. The appointment or termination of appointment shall be effective upon signing by the Treasurer. The Treasurer may also appoint and fix the salaries, subject to the State Civil Service Act (Part 2 (commencing with Section 18500) of Division 5), of those officers and employees as may be necessary to carry out the duties of the office.

SEC. 61.

 Section 12305 of the Government Code is amended to read:

12305.
 The Treasurer may contract for and secure insurance against the loss of securities and money in the Treasurer’s custody from any insurable risk whatsoever.
The amount of insurance obtained shall not exceed the daily average amount of cash and securities respectively, in the custody of the Treasurer in the preceding year.

SEC. 62.

 Section 12330 of the Government Code is amended to read:

12330.
 (a) At the request of either house of the Legislature, or of a committee thereof, the Treasurer shall give written information as to the condition of the State Treasury, or upon a subject relating to the duties of the Treasurer’s office.
(b) The Treasurer annually shall prepare a debt affordability report, to be presented to the Governor and the Legislature by October 1 of each year.
(1) The report is intended to be a framework for the Legislature to evaluate and establish priorities for bills that propose the authorization of additional state debt supported by the General Fund, excluding self-liquidating general obligation debt, during the budget year. The report may also be used to determine the amount to appropriate for debt service for the budget year.
(2) The report shall include the following information:
(A) A listing of authorized but unissued debt that the Treasurer intends to sell during the current year and the budget year and the projected increase in debt service as a result of those sales.
(B) A description of the market for state bonds.
(C) An analysis of the ratings of state bonds.
(D) A listing of outstanding debt supported by the General Fund.
(E) A listing of authorized but unissued debt that would be supported by the General Fund.
(F) A schedule of debt service requirements for the items included in subparagraph (D).
(G) Identification of pertinent debt ratios, such as debt service to General Fund revenues, debt to personal income, debt to estimated full-value of property, and debt per capita.
(H) A comparison of the debt ratios prepared for subparagraph (G) with the comparable debt ratios for the 10 most populous states.
(I) A description of the percentage of the state’s outstanding general obligation bonds constituting fixed rate bonds, variable rate bonds, bonds that have an effective fixed interest rate through a hedging contract, and bonds that have an effective variable interest rate through a hedging contract. The report shall also include, for each outstanding hedging contract, a description of the hedging contract, the outstanding notional amount, the effective date, the expiration date, the name and ratings of the counterparty, the rate or floating index paid by the state and the rate or floating index paid by the counterparty, and a summary of the performance of the state’s hedging contracts in comparison to the objectives for which the hedging contracts were executed.

SEC. 63.

 Section 12332 of the Government Code is amended to read:

12332.
 The Treasurer is designated as an elected representative of the state to approve the issuance of bonds, notes, or other evidences of indebtedness, issued by or on behalf of the state, to the extent this approval is required by federal tax law. In the event the Treasurer is unavailable and the Treasurer’s office notifies the issuer of this fact, at the request of the Governor or the Governor’s designee, the Attorney General is designated as an elected representative of the state who may approve the issuance upon request by the issuer, to the extent this approval is required by federal tax law.

SEC. 64.

 Section 12402 of the Government Code is amended to read:

12402.
 The Controller may organize the Controller’s office into divisions and may, in conformity with the State Civil Service Act (Part 2 (commencing with Section 18500) of Division 5) and the State Constitution, appoint deputy controllers, chiefs of divisions, and other subordinate officers and employees as may be necessary for the proper conduct of the office. In addition to deputy controllers that may hold title and office pursuant to the power of appointment vested in the Controller by Section 4 of Article VII of the State Constitution or pursuant to appointment of an established classification in the state civil service, the Controller may designate and appoint, or terminate the designation and appointment of, any officers or employees of the Controller’s office having status in other classifications in the state civil service, to act as deputy controllers while performing the duties of their established classifications. Appointments and terminations of appointments made pursuant to this section shall be effective when signed by the Controller.

SEC. 65.

 Section 12403 of the Government Code is amended to read:

12403.
 The Controller may designate any one or more of the Controller’s employees to administer oaths in respect to returns, reports, affidavits, or other documents that are required to be filed with the Controller.

SEC. 66.

 Section 12404 of the Government Code is amended to read:

12404.
 All deputy controllers, chiefs of divisions, assistant chiefs of divisions, attorneys, district managers, investigators, and financial data compiler in the State Controller’s Office shall be civil executive officers. The Controller may designate and appoint, or terminate the designation and appointment of, those other officers or employees of the Controller’s office to serve as civil executive officers while performing the duties of their established classifications in the state civil service; those appointments or terminations of appointments to be effective when filed by the Controller in writing in the office of the Secretary of State.

SEC. 67.

 Section 12410 of the Government Code is amended to read:

12410.
 The Controller shall superintend the fiscal concerns of the state. The Controller shall audit all claims against the state, and may audit the disbursement of any state money, for correctness, legality, and for sufficient provisions of law for payment. Whenever, in the Controller’s opinion, the audit provided for by Chapter 4 (commencing with Section 925), Part 3, Division 3.6 of Title 1 of this code is not adequate, the Controller may make a field or other audit of any claim or disbursement of state money as may be appropriate to that determination.

SEC. 68.

 Section 12410.6 of the Government Code is amended to read:

12410.6.
 (a) An audit for any local agency, including those submitted to the Controller pursuant to subdivision (a) of Section 12410.5, shall be made by a certified public accountant or public accountant, licensed by, and in good standing with, the California Board of Accountancy.
(b) Commencing with the 2013–14 fiscal year, a local agency shall not employ a public accounting firm to provide audit services to a local agency if the lead audit partner or coordinating audit partner having primary responsibility for the audit, or the audit partner responsible for reviewing the audit, has performed audit services for that local agency for six consecutive fiscal years. For purposes of calculating the six consecutive fiscal years, the local agency shall not take into account any time that a public accounting firm was employed by that local agency prior to the 2013–14 fiscal year. The Controller may waive this requirement if the Controller finds that another eligible public accounting firm is not available to perform the audit.

SEC. 69.

 Section 12417 of the Government Code is amended to read:

12417.
 The Controller may require all persons who have received money or securities, or have had the disposition or management of any property of the state of which an account is kept in the Controller’s office to render statements thereof to the Controller. Those persons shall render statements in the timeframe and format required by the Controller.

SEC. 70.

 Section 12419.5 of the Government Code is amended to read:

12419.5.
 The Controller may, in the Controller’s discretion, offset any amount due a state agency from a person or entity, against any amount owing that person or entity by any state agency. The Controller may deduct from the claim, and draw the Controller’s warrants for the amounts offset in favor of the respective state agencies to which due, and, for any balance, in favor of the claimant. Whenever insufficient to offset all amounts due state agencies, the amount available shall be applied in the manner as the Controller, in the Controller’s discretion, shall determine. If, in the discretion of the Controller, the person or entity refuses or neglects to file a claim within a reasonable time, the head of the state agency owing the amount shall file the claim on behalf of that person or entity. If approved by the Controller, the claim shall have the same force and effect as though filed by that person or entity. The amount due any person or entity from the state or any agency thereof is the net amount otherwise owing that person or entity after any offset as provided in this section.
For purposes of this section, an amount owing to a person or entity by any state agency shall include any tax refund.
This section shall not apply to payment of online game prizes of ninety-nine dollars ($99) or lower by California State Lottery Retailers pursuant to subdivision (a) of Section 8880.32.

SEC. 71.

 Section 12419.7 of the Government Code is amended to read:

12419.7.
 For the purposes of Section 12419.5, an amount due a state agency from a person or entity shall include any amount due a community college district from a person for repayment of student financial assistance or any other proper financial obligation due to the district or a college.
If the Controller, in the Controller’s discretion, offsets an amount due a community college district from a person pursuant to Section 12419.5, the Controller shall remit the amount offset to the district.

SEC. 72.

 Section 12419.8 of the Government Code is amended to read:

12419.8.
 (a) The Controller may, in the Controller’s discretion, offset any amount due a city, county, or special district from a person or entity pursuant to paragraph (1), (2), or (4) of subdivision (c), and shall, at the request of the city, county, or special district, offset any amount due a city, county, or special district from a person or entity pursuant to paragraph (3) of subdivision (c), against any amount owing the person or entity by a state agency on a claim for a refund from the Franchise Tax Board under the Personal Income Tax Law or the Bank and Corporation Tax Law, a claim for refund from the State Board of Equalization under the Sales and Use Tax Law, from winnings in the California State Lottery, or a claim filed by the owner, as described in subdivision (d) of Section 1540 of the Code of Civil Procedure, for payment of money from unclaimed property held by the state. Standards and procedures for submission of requests for offsets shall be as prescribed by the Controller. Whenever insufficient funds are available to satisfy an offset request, the Controller, after first applying the amounts available to any amount due a state agency, may allocate the balance among any other requests for offset.
(b) The Controller shall deduct and retain from any amount offset in favor of a city, county, or special district an amount sufficient to reimburse the Controller, the Franchise Tax Board, the State Board of Equalization, or the California State Lottery for their administrative costs of processing the offset payment.
(c) This section shall apply only to any of the following situations:
(1) Where the amount has been reduced to a judgment.
(2) Where the amount is contained in an order of a court.
(3) Where the amount is from a bench warrant for payment of any fine, penalty, or assessment.
(4) Where the amount is delinquent unsecured property taxes on which a certificate lien has been filed for record in the office of the county recorder pursuant to Section 2191.3 of the Revenue and Taxation Code.
(d) For purposes of paragraph (4) of subdivision (c):
(1) Upon the tax collector’s request for taxpayer identification numbers required by the Controller’s procedures, the tax collector shall immediately notify the appropriate assessee, by registered or certified mail, that the request has been made for the purpose of intercepting refunds from the state government due the taxpayer, in order to offset the delinquent property tax obligation. The letter shall state that if the assessee does not pay the outstanding tax amount to the tax collector within 20 days, the required taxpayer identification number will be so provided.
(2) The tax collector shall not be named in any action that may be brought as a result of compliance with this subdivision.

SEC. 73.

 Section 12419.9 of the Government Code is amended to read:

12419.9.
 (a) For the purposes of Section 12419.5, an amount due a state agency from a person or entity shall include any amount due an educational institution authorized pursuant to subdivision (a) of Section 94760 of the Education Code from a person for repayment of federally subsidized student loans. The Controller may establish procedures to minimize administrative costs of collecting obligations pursuant to this section.
(b) If the Controller, in the Controller’s discretion, offsets an amount due an educational institution from a person pursuant to Section 12419.5, the Controller shall remit the amount offset to the educational institution.
(c) Offset pursuant to Section 12419.5 and this section shall be limited to amounts due a person on a claim for a personal income tax refund. Whenever the amount available is insufficient to offset all amounts due state agencies, the amount available shall be applied in such manner as the Controller, in the Controller’s discretion, shall determine.
(d) The Controller shall deduct and retain from any amount offset pursuant to this section an amount sufficient to reimburse the Controller and the Franchise Tax Board for the administrative costs of processing the request for an offset.
(e) This section shall become operative on January 1, 1997.

SEC. 74.

 Section 12419.11 of the Government Code is amended to read:

12419.11.
 (a) The Labor Commissioner shall submit a request to the Controller to offset amounts due from a person or entity as the result of any judgment issued pursuant to Section 98.2 of the Labor Code that is not satisfied within 90 days of the issuance of a final judgment. The Controller shall, to the extent feasible, offset the unpaid amount of the judgment against any amount owing the person or entity on a claim for refund from the Franchise Tax Board under the Personal Income Tax Law or the Bank and Corporation Tax Law, on a claim for refund from the State Board of Equalization under the Sales and Use Tax Law, or from winnings in the California State Lottery. Standards and procedures for submission of requests for offsets shall be as prescribed by the Controller. Whenever insufficient funds are available to satisfy an offset request, the Controller, after first applying the amounts available to any amount due a state agency, may allocate the balance among any other requests for offset.
(b) At the time a judgment becomes final, corporations against whom a claim is filed shall be required to provide the Labor Commissioner with the corporation’s identification number issued by the Secretary of State, and an individual against whom a claim is filed shall be required to provide the individual’s social security number.

SEC. 75.

 Section 12420.1 of the Government Code is amended to read:

12420.1.
 The Controller shall establish special accounts for any state officer or employee requesting salary or wage deductions in order that sufficient funds may be accumulated to the state officer or employee’s credit for the purchase of United States savings bonds or similar United States obligations. Funds so accumulated are trust funds and may be withdrawn from the Treasury upon claims filed by the Controller for the purchase of those obligations, or for refunds.

SEC. 76.

 Section 12421 of the Government Code is amended to read:

12421.
 The Controller shall authenticate with the Controller’s official seal all warrants drawn by the Controller, and all copies of papers issued from the Controller’s office. The Controller may affix the Controller’s official seal to documents that the Controller issues in any manner desired, including printing, facsimile signature machine, rubber stamp, die, and sealing machine.

SEC. 77.

 Section 12422 of the Government Code is amended to read:

12422.
 The Controller shall summon county auditors to meet with the Controller or the Controller’s duly authorized representatives, at least once each year, in groups and places within the state as may be designated by the Controller for the purpose of discussion of problems dealing with county budget procedure, reporting of financial transactions of the counties, allocation of property tax revenues, including the Special District Augmentation Fund, and to promote uniformity of procedure in all matters pertaining to the duties of county auditors, throughout the state. The expenses of any county auditor attending the meeting shall be a charge against the funds of the county, to be paid in the same manner as other county charges are paid.

SEC. 78.

 Section 12422.5 of the Government Code is amended to read:

12422.5.
 (a) On or before January 1, 2015, the Controller shall develop internal control guidelines applicable to each local agency to prevent and detect financial errors and fraud.
(b) The Controller shall develop the internal control guidelines based on standards adopted by the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and with input from any local agency and organizations representing the interests of local agencies, including, but not limited to, the League of California Cities, the California State Association of Counties, the California Special Districts Association, and the California State Association of County Auditors.
(c) On or before January 1, 2015, the Controller shall post the completed internal control guidelines on the Controller’s internet website to assist a local agency, as defined in subdivision (f), in establishing a system of internal controls to safeguard assets and prevent and detect financial errors and fraud.
(d) The Controller shall, with input from the agencies listed in subdivision (b), update the internal control guidelines, as the Controller deems necessary, and maintain a current version on its internet website.
(e) The Controller may audit any local agency for purposes of determining whether the agency’s internal controls are adequate to detect and prevent financial errors and fraud.
(f) For purposes of this section, “local agency” means a city, county, city and county, special district, or any other local governmental entity, except a school district.

SEC. 79.

 Section 12423 of the Government Code is amended to read:

12423.
 The Controller shall summon county tax collectors and redemption officers or the authorized representative of any county tax collector or redemption officer to meet with the Controller or the Controller’s duly authorized representatives in groups and places within the state as may be designated by the Controller for the purpose of discussion of tax collection, enforcement of taxes, and problems relating thereto, in order to promote uniformity of procedure in the collection of taxes on real and personal property throughout the state. The actual and necessary expenses of any county officer or the county officer’s authorized representative incurred while traveling to and from and while attending the meeting, shall be a charge against the county, to be paid in the same manner as other county charges are paid.

SEC. 80.

 Section 12461.2 of the Government Code is amended to read:

12461.2.
 If any state agency, department, board, or commission, which is required by statute or regulation to furnish a financial statement or report to the Controller fails to furnish a complete and accurate financial report or statement within 20 days of the date prescribed, the Controller may withhold any or all operating funds from the agency, department, board, or commission, upon 30 days prior notification in writing to the chairperson of the committee in each house that considers appropriations and the Chairperson of the Joint Legislative Budget Committee, or upon a lesser time as the chairperson of the committee, or the chairperson’s designee, may in each instance determine, until the agency, department, board, or commission provides a complete and accurate report or statement.
The provisions of this section shall not apply to any reports required pursuant to Sections 7502, 7503, and 7504.

SEC. 81.

 Section 12462 of the Government Code is amended to read:

12462.
 Upon request, the Controller shall give information in writing to either house of the Legislature relating to the fiscal affairs of the state or the duties of the Controller’s office.

SEC. 82.

 Section 12463 of the Government Code is amended to read:

12463.
 (a) The Controller shall compile, publish, and make publicly available on the Controller’s internet website, in a format that may be printed and downloaded, reports of the financial transactions and information on annual compensation, consistent with subdivision (l) of Section 53892, of each county, city, and special district, respectively, within this state, together with any other matter the Controller deems of public interest. The reports shall include the appropriations limits and the total annual appropriations subject to limitation of the counties, cities, and special districts. The reports to the Controller shall be made in the form and manner prescribed by the Controller.
(b) The Controller shall compile and publish reports of the financial transactions of each county, city, and special district pursuant to subdivision (a) on or before November 1 of each year following the end of the annual reporting period. The Controller shall make data collected pursuant to this subdivision available upon request to the Legislature and its agents, on or before April 1 of each year.
(c) The Controller shall annually publish, on the Controller’s internet website, reports of the financial transactions of each school district within this state, together with any other matter the Controller deems of public interest. The reports shall include the appropriations limit and the total annual appropriations subject to limitation of the school district. The reports to the Controller shall be made in the time, form, and manner prescribed by the Controller.
(d) As used in this section, the following terms have the following meanings:
(1) “School district” means a school district as defined in Section 80 of the Education Code.
(2) “Special district” means any of the following:
(A) A special district as defined in Section 95 of the Revenue and Taxation Code.
(B) A commission provided for by a joint powers agreement pursuant to Chapter 5 (commencing with Section 6500) of Division 7 of Title 1.
(C) A nonprofit corporation that is any of the following:
(i) Was formed in accordance with the provisions of a joint powers agreement to carry out functions specified in the agreement.
(ii) Issued bonds, the interest on which is exempt from federal income taxes, for the purpose of purchasing land as a site for, or purchasing or constructing, a building, stadium, or other facility, that is subject to a lease or agreement with a local public entity.
(iii) Is wholly owned by a public agency.

SEC. 83.

 Section 12463.1 of the Government Code is amended to read:

12463.1.
 (a) The Controller shall appoint an advisory committee consisting of seven local governmental officers to assist the Controller in developing complete and adequate records.
(b) Whenever, in the opinion of the advisory committee and the Controller, the public welfare demands that the reports of the financial transactions of a district other than a school district be published, the Controller shall notify the district that reports of its financial transactions are required to be furnished to the Controller pursuant to Article 9 (commencing with Section 53890) of Chapter 4 of Part 1 of Division 2 of Title 5. A public entity, agency, board, transportation planning agency designated by the Secretary of Transportation pursuant to Section 29532, or commission provided for by a joint powers agreement pursuant to Chapter 5 (commencing with Section 6500) of Division 7 of Title 1, and a nonprofit corporation as defined in subdivision (d), shall be deemed a district within the meaning of this section. The Controller shall compile and publish these reports pursuant to Section 12463.
(c) The Controller shall make available annually, in a separate report, published in an electronic format on the Controller’s internet website, certain financial information about selected special districts. The information provided in this report shall be published no later than June 30 following the end of the annual reporting period and contain information consistent with generally accepted accounting principles and Governmental Accounting Standards Board statements. This report may be included whenever the Controller publishes a report pursuant to this section. The Controller shall include in the Controller’s report information that best illustrates the assets, liabilities, and equity of selected districts. The Controller may also include separate line items for “total revenues” and “total expenditures.” This report shall cover the 250 special districts with the largest total revenues for that reporting period. When the report is available, the Controller shall notify the Legislature, in writing, within one week of its publication.
(d) For purposes of this section, “nonprofit corporation” means any nonprofit corporation (1) formed in accordance with the provisions of a joint powers agreement to carry out functions specified in the agreement; (2) that issued bonds, the interest on which is exempt from federal income taxes, for the purpose of purchasing land as a site for, or purchasing or constructing, a building, stadium, or other facility, that is subject to a lease or agreement with a local public entity; or (3) wholly owned by a public agency.

SEC. 84.

 Section 12466 of the Government Code is amended to read:

12466.
 On the first business day of each month, the Controller shall furnish the Department of Finance with a statement of the amount of money in each fund of the Treasury, and the total amount as it appears upon the books of the Controller’s office, together with the amount of warrants issued by the Controller but not paid by the Treasurer, and for the payment of which there is money in the Treasury.

SEC. 85.

 Section 12468 of the Government Code is amended to read:

12468.
 The Controller shall regularly audit the apportionment and allocation by counties of property tax revenue pursuant to Chapter 3.5 (commencing with Section 75) of, and Chapter 6 (commencing with Section 95) of, Part 0.5 of Division 1 of the Revenue and Taxation Code in accordance with the following schedule:
(a) For counties with a population in excess of 5,000,000 the audit shall be performed annually.
(b) For counties with a population greater than 200,000 and less than 5,000,000, the audit shall be performed on a three-year cycle.
(c) For counties with a population of 200,000 or less, the audit shall be performed on a five-year cycle.
(d) The Controller may, at the Controller’s discretion, perform audits more frequently than provided in subdivisions (b) and (c).
(e) The Controller shall annually submit a report to the Legislature containing a description of the audit findings for each county that was audited during the prior year. The report shall contain recommendations to the Legislature for legislation to correct any errors in the apportionment and allocation of property tax revenues that were determined as a result of these audits.

SEC. 86.

 Section 12470 of the Government Code is amended to read:

12470.
 In conformity with the accounting system prescribed by the Department of Finance pursuant to Section 13300, the Controller shall install and operate a uniform state payroll system for all state agencies except the California Exposition and State Fair and the University of California. The Controller may provide for the orderly inclusion of state agencies into the system, and may make exceptions from the operation thereof for the periods as the Controller determines necessary.

SEC. 87.

 Section 12479 of the Government Code is amended to read:

12479.
 (a) Notwithstanding any other law, an employee of the state may file with the employee’s appointing power a designation of a person or persons for receipt of employee warrants upon death. The designation shall control who is entitled to receive the warrants that would have been payable to the decedent had the decedent survived.
(b) An employee may designate a primary person and up to three contingent persons pursuant to this section. The first-designated person shall be the designated person that receives the warrants. If the first-designated person predeceases the employee, the next-listed designated person who survives the employee shall be the designated person that receives the warrants.
(c) The appropriate designated person shall claim the warrants from the appointing power. Upon sufficient proof of identity, the appointing power shall deliver the warrants to the claimant. A designated person who receives warrants pursuant to this section shall be entitled to negotiate the warrants as if that person were the payee.
(d) The employee may change the designation from time to time.
(e) For purposes of this section, “person” includes, but is not limited to, a corporation, a trust, or an estate.

SEC. 88.

 Section 12481 of the Government Code is amended to read:

12481.
 (a) Notwithstanding any other law, the Controller shall make an agreement with one or more financial institutions participating in the Automated Clearing House pursuant to the local rules, and shall establish a program, for direct deposit by electronic fund transfer of the salary or wages, after any withholding required by law and authorized deductions, of officers and employees of the state who authorize the direct deposit thereof by electronic fund transfer into the person’s account at the financial institution of the person’s choice.
(b) The direct deposit of state payroll pursuant to this section shall be known as the State of California Sure Pay Plan.

SEC. 89.

 Section 12503 of the Government Code is amended to read:

12503.
 No person shall be eligible to the office of Attorney General unless that person has been admitted to practice before the Supreme Court of the state for a period of at least five years immediately preceding that person’s election or appointment to this office.

SEC. 90.

 Section 12504 of the Government Code is amended to read:

12504.
 The Attorney General shall not engage in the private practice of law, nor shall the Attorney General be associated directly or indirectly with any attorney in private practice, but instead shall devote the Attorney General’s entire time to the service of the state.

SEC. 91.

 Section 12512 of the Government Code is amended to read:

12512.
 The Attorney General shall attend the Supreme Court and prosecute or defend all causes to which the state, or any state officer, is a party in the state officer’s official capacity.

SEC. 92.

 Section 12514 of the Government Code is amended to read:

12514.
 The Attorney General shall keep a docket of all causes in which the Attorney General is required to appear. The docket shall be open to the inspection of the public during business hours, and shall show:
(a) The county and court in which the causes have been instituted and tried.
(b) Whether they are civil or criminal.
(c) The stage of the proceedings.
(d) If civil, the nature of the demand and judgment, any process issued thereon, and satisfaction of the judgment or the return of the sheriff.
(e) If criminal, the nature of the crime, the mode of prosecution, the sentence, the execution of the sentence, or the reasons for the delay or prevention of execution.

SEC. 93.

 Section 12517 of the Government Code is amended to read:

12517.
 When in the Attorney General’s opinion it may be necessary for the collection or enforcement of any judgment in favor or for the use of the state, the Attorney General shall institute and prosecute, on behalf of the state, actions or proceedings to set aside and annul all conveyances fraudulently made by judgment debtors. When allowed by the Department of General Services, the necessary cost shall be paid out of any available appropriation.

SEC. 94.

 Section 12518 of the Government Code is amended to read:

12518.
 Whenever any action is brought against the state or any state agency involving the title, or right to possession or the boundaries of any lands belonging to the state or in which it has any interest, the Attorney General may, when in the Attorney General’s judgment the public interest so requires, upon the Attorney General’s own motion or upon the request of any state agency, appear as attorney in defense of the state or state agency.
Upon the Attorney General’s own motion or upon the request of any state agency, the Attorney General may institute such an action in the name of the people of the state or on behalf of any state agency.

SEC. 95.

 Section 12519 of the Government Code is amended to read:

12519.
 The Attorney General shall give the Attorney General’s opinion in writing to any Member of the Legislature, the Governor, Lieutenant Governor, Secretary of State, Controller, Treasurer, State Lands Commission, Superintendent of Public Instruction, Insurance Commissioner, any state agency, and any county counsel, district attorney, or sheriff when requested, upon any question of law relating to their respective offices.
The Attorney General shall give the Attorney General’s opinion in writing to a city prosecuting attorney when requested, upon any question of law relating to criminal matters.

SEC. 96.

 Section 12521 of the Government Code is amended to read:

12521.
 The Attorney General shall account for and pay over to the proper officer all money which may come into the Attorney General’s possession belonging to the state or to any county.

SEC. 97.

 Section 12522 of the Government Code is amended to read:

12522.
 On or before the 15th day of September in each even-numbered year, the Attorney General shall report to the Governor the condition of the affairs of the Attorney General’s office and of the reports the Attorney General has received from district attorneys.

SEC. 98.

 Section 12524 of the Government Code is amended to read:

12524.
 The Attorney General may, from time to time, and as often as occasion may require, call into conference the district attorneys and sheriffs of the several counties and the chiefs of police of the several municipalities of this state, or such of them as the Attorney General deems advisable, for the purpose of discussing the duties of their respective offices, with the view of uniform and adequate enforcement of the laws of this state as contemplated by Section 13 of Article V of the Constitution of this state.

SEC. 99.

 Section 12529.5 of the Government Code is amended to read:

12529.5.
 (a) All complaints or relevant information concerning licensees that are within the jurisdiction of the Medical Board of California, the California Board of Podiatric Medicine, the Board of Psychology, or the Physical Therapy Board of California shall be made available to the Health Quality Enforcement Section.
(b) The Senior Assistant Attorney General of the Health Quality Enforcement Section shall assign attorneys to work on location at the intake unit of the boards described in subdivision (a) to assist in evaluating and screening complaints and to assist in developing uniform standards and procedures for processing complaints.
(c) The Senior Assistant Attorney General or the Senior Assistant Attorney General’s deputy attorneys general shall assist the boards in designing and providing initial and in-service training programs for staff of the boards, including, but not limited to, information collection and investigation.
(d) The determination to bring a disciplinary proceeding against a licensee of the boards shall be made by the executive officer of the boards as appropriate in consultation with the senior assistant.

SEC. 100.

 Section 12532 of the Government Code is amended to read:

12532.
 (a) Until July 1, 2027, the Attorney General, or the Attorney General’s designee, shall engage in reviews of county, local, or private locked detention facilities in which noncitizens are being housed or detained for purposes of civil immigration proceedings in California, including any county, local, or private locked detention facility in which an accompanied or unaccompanied minor is housed or detained on behalf of, or pursuant to a contract with, the federal Office of Refugee Resettlement or the United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement. The order and number of facilities to be reviewed shall be determined by the Department of Justice. The Attorney General, or the Attorney General’s designee, shall have authority over which facilities may be reviewed and when. The Department of Justice shall provide, during the budget process, updates and information to the Legislature and the Governor, including a written summary of findings, if appropriate, regarding the progress of these reviews and any relevant findings.
(b) The Attorney General, or the Attorney General’s designee, shall, on or before March 1, 2019, conduct a review of county, local, or private locked detention facilities in which noncitizens are being housed or detained for purposes of civil immigration proceedings in California, including any county, local, or private locked detention facility in which an accompanied or unaccompanied minor is housed or detained on behalf of, or pursuant to a contract with, the federal Office of Refugee Resettlement or the United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement. The order and number of facilities to be reviewed shall be determined by the Department of Justice.
(1) This review shall include, but not be limited to, the following:
(A) A review of the conditions of confinement.
(B) A review of the standard of care and due process provided to the individuals described in subdivision (a).
(C) A review of the circumstances around their apprehension and transfer to the facility.
(2) The Attorney General, or the Attorney General’s designee, shall provide, on or before March 1, 2019, the Legislature and the Governor with a comprehensive report outlining the findings of the review described in this subdivision, which shall be posted on the Attorney General’s internet website and otherwise made available to the public upon its release to the Legislature and the Governor. The Department of Justice shall provide, during the budget process, updates and information to the Legislature and the Governor, including a written summary of findings, if appropriate, regarding the progress of the review described in this subdivision and any relevant findings.
(c) The Attorney General, or the Attorney General’s designee, shall be provided all necessary access for the observations necessary to effectuate reviews required pursuant to this section, including, but not limited to, access to detainees, officials, personnel, and records.
(d) This section shall become inoperative on July 1, 2027, and, as of January 1, 2028, is repealed.

SEC. 101.

 Section 12540 of the Government Code is amended to read:

12540.
 The Attorney General shall institute investigations for the discovery of all real and personal property to which the state may be entitled by escheat. For that purpose the Attorney General may cite any person before any superior court of this state to answer investigations and render accounts concerning that property, and the Attorney General may examine all books and papers of any corporation.

SEC. 102.

 Section 12542 of the Government Code is amended to read:

12542.
 The Attorney General may employ counsel to act in the Attorney General’s place and stead for the investigation for discovery and the recovery of any such property. In those proceedings counsel so employed have the authority of the Attorney General.

SEC. 103.

 Section 12550 of the Government Code is amended to read:

12550.
 The Attorney General has direct supervision over the district attorneys of the several counties of the state and may require of them written reports as to the condition of public business entrusted to their charge.
When the Attorney General deems it advisable or necessary in the public interest, or when directed to do so by the Governor, the Attorney General shall assist any district attorney in the discharge of the district attorney’s duties, and may, if deemed necessary, take full charge of any investigation or prosecution of violations of law of which the superior court has jurisdiction. In this respect the Attorney General has all the powers of a district attorney, including the power to issue or cause to be issued subpoenas or other process.

SEC. 104.

 Section 12560 of the Government Code is amended to read:

12560.
 The Attorney General has direct supervision over the sheriffs of the several counties of the state, and may require of them written reports concerning the investigation, detection, and punishment of crime in their respective jurisdictions. Whenever the Attorney General deems it necessary in the public interest the Attorney General shall direct the activities of any sheriff relative to the investigation or detection of crime within the jurisdiction of the sheriff, and may direct the service of subpoenas, warrants of arrest, or other processes of court in connection therewith.

SEC. 105.

 Section 12561 of the Government Code is amended to read:

12561.
 Whenever the Attorney General deems it necessary in the public interest, the Attorney General may appoint some competent person to perform the duties of sheriff with respect to the investigation or detection of a particular crime and cause the arrest of persons in connection therewith. Any person so appointed has all the powers of a sheriff with respect to the particular matter.

SEC. 106.

 Section 12570 of the Government Code is amended to read:

12570.
 For the purpose of enabling the Attorney General to perform the duties imposed by Section 13 of Article V of the Constitution the Attorney General may appoint and fix the compensation of special agents and investigators not exceeding 10 in number as deemed necessary. The Attorney General shall not be required to divulge their identities. They may be employed either on a monthly basis or by the day. Each special agent or investigator shall take an oath of office, the record of which shall be kept in the private files of the Attorney General.

SEC. 107.

 Section 12572 of the Government Code is amended to read:

12572.
 Whenever the Attorney General deems it advisable to keep secret the identity of any special agent or investigator, claims for compensation and expenses of the special agent or investigator may be presented by the Attorney General in the Attorney General’s own name with the statement that the charges have been incurred under this article. When so presented the claims shall be paid out of any fund in the State Treasury allocated for the use of the Attorney General. Such claims are exempt from Section 925.6.

SEC. 108.

 Section 12574 of the Government Code is amended to read:

12574.
 The Attorney General may employ additional special agents and investigators not exceeding 10 in number, to enable the Attorney General to carry out the Attorney General’s duties relative to sabotage and subversive activities. The special agents and investigators are exempt from civil service.

SEC. 109.

 Section 12586 of the Government Code is amended to read:

12586.
 (a) Except as otherwise provided and except corporate trustees which are subject to the jurisdiction of the Commissioner of Financial Institutions of the State of California under Division 1 (commencing with Section 99) of the Financial Code or to the Comptroller of the Currency of the United States, every charitable corporation, unincorporated association, and trustee subject to this article shall, in addition to filing copies of the instruments previously required, file with the Attorney General periodic written reports, under oath, setting forth information as to the nature of the assets held for charitable purposes and the administration thereof by the corporation, unincorporated association, or trustee, in accordance with rules and regulations of the Attorney General.
(b) The Attorney General shall make rules and regulations as to the time for filing reports, the contents thereof, and the manner of executing and filing them. The Attorney General may classify trusts and other relationships concerning property held for a charitable purpose as to purpose, nature of assets, duration of the trust or other relationship, amount of assets, amounts to be devoted to charitable purposes, nature of trustee, or otherwise, and may establish different rules for the different classes as to time and nature of the reports required to the ends (1) that the Attorney General shall receive reasonably current, periodic reports as to all charitable trusts or other relationships of a similar nature, which will enable the Attorney General to ascertain whether they are being properly administered, and (2) that periodic reports shall not unreasonably add to the expense of the administration of charitable trusts and similar relationships. The Attorney General may suspend the filing of reports as to a particular charitable trust or relationship for a reasonable, specifically designated time upon written application of the trustee filed with the Attorney General and after the Attorney General has filed in the register of charitable trusts a written statement that the interests of the beneficiaries will not be prejudiced thereby and that periodic reports are not required for proper supervision by the Attorney General’s office.
(c) A copy of an account filed by the trustee in any court having jurisdiction of the trust or other relationship, if the account substantially complies with the rules and regulations of the Attorney General, may be filed as a report required by this section.
(d) The first periodic written report, unless the filing thereof is suspended as herein provided, shall be filed not later than four months and 15 days following the close of the first calendar or fiscal year in which property is initially received. If any part of the income or principal of a trust previously established is authorized or required to be applied to a charitable purpose at the time this article takes effect, the first report shall be filed at the close of the calendar or fiscal year in which it was registered with the Attorney General or not later than four months and 15 days following the close of the calendar or fiscal period.
(e) Every charitable corporation, unincorporated association, and trustee required to file reports with the Attorney General pursuant to this section that receives or accrues in any fiscal year gross revenue of two million dollars ($2,000,000) or more, exclusive of grants from, and contracts for services with, governmental entities for which the governmental entity requires an accounting of the funds received, shall do the following:
(1) Prepare annual financial statements using generally accepted accounting principles that are audited by an independent certified public accountant in conformity with generally accepted auditing standards. For any nonaudit services performed by the firm conducting the audit, the firm and its individual auditors shall adhere to the standards for auditor independence set forth in the latest revision of the Government Auditing Standards, issued by the Comptroller General of the United States (the Yellow Book). The Attorney General may, by regulation, prescribe standards for auditor independence in the performance of nonaudit services, including standards different from those set forth in the Yellow Book. If a charitable corporation or unincorporated association that is required to prepare an annual financial statement pursuant to this subdivision is under the control of another organization, the controlling organization may prepare a consolidated financial statement. The audited financial statements shall be available for inspection by the Attorney General and by members of the public no later than nine months after the close of the fiscal year to which the statements relate. A charity shall make its annual audited financial statements available to the public in the same manner that is prescribed for IRS Form 990 by the latest revision of Section 6104(d) of the Internal Revenue Code and associated regulations.
(2) If it is a corporation, have an audit committee appointed by the board of directors. The audit committee may include persons who are not members of the board of directors, but the member or members of the audit committee shall not include any members of the staff, including the president or chief executive officer and the treasurer or chief financial officer. If the corporation has a finance committee, it must be separate from the audit committee. Members of the finance committee may serve on the audit committee; however, the chairperson of the audit committee may not be a member of the finance committee and members of the finance committee shall constitute less than one-half of the membership of the audit committee. Members of the audit committee shall not receive any compensation from the corporation in excess of the compensation, if any, received by members of the board of directors for service on the board and shall not have a material financial interest in any entity doing business with the corporation. Subject to the supervision of the board of directors, the audit committee shall be responsible for recommending to the board of directors the retention and termination of the independent auditor and may negotiate the independent auditor’s compensation, on behalf of the board of directors. The audit committee shall confer with the auditor to satisfy its members that the financial affairs of the corporation are in order, shall review and determine whether to accept the audit, shall ensure that any nonaudit services performed by the auditing firm conform with standards for auditor independence referred to in paragraph (1), and shall approve performance of nonaudit services by the auditing firm. If the charitable corporation that is required to have an audit committee pursuant to this subdivision is under the control of another corporation, the audit committee may be part of the board of directors of the controlling corporation.
(f) If, independent of the audit requirement set forth in paragraph (1) of subdivision (e), a charitable corporation, unincorporated association, or trustee required to file reports with the Attorney General pursuant to this section prepares financial statements that are audited by a certified public accountant, the audited financial statements shall be available for inspection by the Attorney General and shall be made available to members of the public in conformity with paragraph (1) of subdivision (e).
(g) The board of directors of a charitable corporation or unincorporated association, or an authorized committee of the board, and the trustee or trustees of a charitable trust shall review and approve the compensation, including benefits, of the president or chief executive officer and the treasurer or chief financial officer to ensure that it is just and reasonable. This review and approval shall occur initially upon the hiring of the officer, whenever the term of employment, if any, of the officer is renewed or extended, and whenever the officer’s compensation is modified. Separate review and approval shall not be required if a modification of compensation extends to substantially all employees. If a charitable corporation is affiliated with other charitable corporations, the requirements of this section shall be satisfied if review and approval is obtained from the board, or an authorized committee of the board, of the charitable corporation that makes retention and compensation decisions regarding a particular individual.

SEC. 110.

 Section 12591.2 of the Government Code is amended to read:

12591.2.
 In any case in which the Attorney General has authority to institute an action or proceeding under this article, the Attorney General may accept an assurance of voluntary compliance through which any person alleged to be engaged in any method, act, or practice in violation of this article agrees to discontinue that method, act, or practice. The assurance may, among other terms, include a stipulation of a voluntary payment by the person of the cost of the investigation or of an amount to be held in escrow pending the outcome of an action or as restitution to aggrieved persons, or both. The assurance of voluntary compliance shall not be considered an admission of a violation for any purpose. The assurance of compliance shall be in writing and shall be filed with a superior court in this state for approval and if approved shall thereafter be filed with the clerk of the court. Matters closed may at any time be reopened by the court for further proceedings in the public interest. In the event of an alleged violation, the Attorney General may, in the Attorney General’s discretion, either initiate contempt proceedings or proceed as if the assurance of voluntary compliance has not been accepted.

SEC. 111.

 Section 12593 of the Government Code is amended to read:

12593.
 Every person who offers for probate any instrument which establishes a testamentary trust of property for charitable purposes or who records in any county or city and county any inter vivos transfer of property for charitable purposes shall furnish a copy of the document to the Attorney General. The custodian of the records of a court having jurisdiction of probate matters or of charitable trusts shall furnish copies of papers, records, and files of the custodian’s office relating to the subject of this article as the Attorney General requires.

SEC. 112.

 Section 12652 of the Government Code is amended to read:

12652.
 (a) (1) The Attorney General shall diligently investigate violations under Section 12651 involving state funds. If the Attorney General finds that a person has violated or is violating Section 12651, the Attorney General may bring a civil action under this section against that person.
(2) If the Attorney General brings a civil action under this subdivision on a claim involving political subdivision funds as well as state funds, the Attorney General shall, on the same date that the complaint is filed in this action, serve by mail with “return receipt requested” a copy of the complaint on the appropriate prosecuting authority.
(3) The prosecuting authority shall have the right to intervene in an action brought by the Attorney General under this subdivision within 60 days after receipt of the complaint pursuant to paragraph (2). The court may permit intervention thereafter upon a showing that all of the requirements of Section 387 of the Code of Civil Procedure have been met.
(b) (1) The prosecuting authority of a political subdivision shall diligently investigate violations under Section 12651 involving political subdivision funds. If the prosecuting authority finds that a person has violated or is violating Section 12651, the prosecuting authority may bring a civil action under this section against that person.
(2) If the prosecuting authority brings a civil action under this section on a claim involving state funds as well as political subdivision funds, the prosecuting authority shall, on the same date that the complaint is filed in this action, serve a copy of the complaint on the Attorney General.
(3) Within 60 days after receiving the complaint pursuant to paragraph (2), the Attorney General shall do either of the following:
(A) Notify the court that it intends to proceed with the action, in which case the Attorney General shall assume primary responsibility for conducting the action and the prosecuting authority shall have the right to continue as a party.
(B) Notify the court that it declines to proceed with the action, in which case the prosecuting authority shall have the right to conduct the action.
(c) (1) A person may bring a civil action for a violation of this article for the person and either for the State of California in the name of the state, if any state funds are involved, or for a political subdivision in the name of the political subdivision, if political subdivision funds are exclusively involved. The person bringing the action shall be referred to as the qui tam plaintiff. Once filed, the action may be dismissed only with the written consent of the court and the Attorney General or prosecuting authority of a political subdivision, or both, as appropriate under the allegations of the civil action, taking into account the best interests of the parties involved and the public purposes behind this act. No claim for any violation of Section 12651 may be waived or released by any private person, except if the action is part of a court approved settlement of a false claim civil action brought under this section. Nothing in this paragraph shall be construed to limit the ability of the state or political subdivision to decline to pursue any claim brought under this section.
(2) A complaint filed by a private person under this subdivision shall be filed in superior court in camera and may remain under seal for up to 60 days. No service shall be made on the defendant until after the complaint is unsealed.
(3) On the same day as the complaint is filed pursuant to paragraph (2), the qui tam plaintiff shall serve by mail with “return receipt requested” the Attorney General with a copy of the complaint and a written disclosure of substantially all material evidence and information the person possesses.
(4) Within 60 days after receiving a complaint and written disclosure of material evidence and information alleging violations that involve state funds but not political subdivision funds, the Attorney General may elect to intervene and proceed with the action.
(5) The Attorney General may, for good cause shown, move the court for extensions of the time during which the complaint remains under seal pursuant to paragraph (2). The motion may be supported by affidavits or other submissions in camera.
(6) Before the expiration of the 60-day period or any extensions obtained under paragraph (5), the Attorney General shall do either of the following:
(A) Notify the court that it intends to proceed with the action, in which case the action shall be conducted by the Attorney General and the seal shall be lifted.
(B) Notify the court that it declines to proceed with the action, in which case the seal shall be lifted and the qui tam plaintiff shall have the right to conduct the action.
(7) (A) Within 15 days after receiving a complaint alleging violations that exclusively involve political subdivision funds, the Attorney General shall forward copies of the complaint and written disclosure of material evidence and information to the appropriate prosecuting authority for disposition, and shall notify the qui tam plaintiff of the transfer.
(B) Within 45 days after the Attorney General forwards the complaint and written disclosure pursuant to subparagraph (A), the prosecuting authority may elect to intervene and proceed with the action.
(C) The prosecuting authority may, for good cause shown, move for extensions of the time during which the complaint remains under seal. The motion may be supported by affidavits or other submissions in camera.
(D) Before the expiration of the 45-day period or any extensions obtained under subparagraph (C), the prosecuting authority shall do either of the following:
(i) Notify the court that it intends to proceed with the action, in which case the action shall be conducted by the prosecuting authority and the seal shall be lifted.
(ii) Notify the court that it declines to proceed with the action, in which case the seal shall be lifted and the qui tam plaintiff shall have the right to conduct the action.
(8) (A) Within 15 days after receiving a complaint alleging violations that involve both state and political subdivision funds, the Attorney General shall forward copies of the complaint and written disclosure to the appropriate prosecuting authority, and shall coordinate its review and investigation with those of the prosecuting authority.
(B) Within 60 days after receiving a complaint and written disclosure of material evidence and information alleging violations that involve both state and political subdivision funds, the Attorney General or the prosecuting authority, or both, may elect to intervene and proceed with the action.
(C) The Attorney General or the prosecuting authority, or both, may, for good cause shown, move the court for extensions of the time during which the complaint remains under seal under paragraph (2). The motion may be supported by affidavits or other submissions in camera.
(D) Before the expiration of the 60-day period or any extensions obtained under subparagraph (C), the Attorney General shall do one of the following:
(i) Notify the court that it intends to proceed with the action, in which case the action shall be conducted by the Attorney General and the seal shall be lifted.
(ii) Notify the court that it declines to proceed with the action but that the prosecuting authority of the political subdivision involved intends to proceed with the action, in which case the seal shall be lifted and the action shall be conducted by the prosecuting authority.
(iii) Notify the court that both it and the prosecuting authority decline to proceed with the action, in which case the seal shall be lifted and the qui tam plaintiff shall have the right to conduct the action.
(E) If the Attorney General proceeds with the action pursuant to clause (i) of subparagraph (D), the prosecuting authority of the political subdivision shall be permitted to intervene in the action within 60 days after the Attorney General notifies the court of its intentions. The court may authorize intervention thereafter upon a showing that all the requirements of Section 387 of the Code of Civil Procedure have been met.
(9) The defendant shall not be required to respond to any complaint filed under this section until 30 days after the complaint is unsealed and served upon the defendant pursuant to Section 583.210 of the Code of Civil Procedure.
(10) When a person brings an action under this subdivision, no other person may bring a related action based on the facts underlying the pending action.
(d) (1) No court shall have jurisdiction over an action brought under subdivision (c) against a Member of the State Senate or Assembly, a member of the state judiciary, an elected official in the executive branch of the state, or a member of the governing body of any political subdivision if the action is based on evidence or information known to the state or political subdivision when the action was brought.
(2) A person may not bring an action under subdivision (c) that is based upon allegations or transactions that are the subject of a civil suit or an administrative civil money penalty proceeding in which the state or political subdivision is already a party.
(3) (A) The court shall dismiss an action or claim under this section, unless opposed by the Attorney General or prosecuting authority of a political subdivision, if substantially the same allegations or transactions as alleged in the action or claim were publicly disclosed in any of the following:
(i) A criminal, civil, or administrative hearing in which the state or prosecuting authority of a political subdivision or their agents are a party.
(ii) A report, hearing, audit, or investigation of the Legislature, the state, or governing body of a political subdivision.
(iii) The news media.
(B) Subparagraph (A) shall not apply if the action is brought by the Attorney General or prosecuting authority of a political subdivision, or the person bringing the action is an original source of the information.
(C) For purposes of subparagraph (B), “original source” means an individual who either:
(i) Prior to a public disclosure under subparagraph (A), has voluntarily disclosed to the state or political subdivision the information on which allegations or transactions in a claim are based.
(ii) Has knowledge that is independent of, and materially adds to, the publicly disclosed allegations or transactions, and has voluntarily provided the information to the state or political subdivision before filing an action under this section.
(4) In all actions brought under subdivision (c), except for those in which the complaint alleges one or more violations under Section 12651 involving claims related to California’s Medicaid Program, as defined by the Medi-Cal Act (Chapter 7 (commencing with Section 14000) of Part 3 of Division 9 of the Welfare and Institutions Code) a court shall not have jurisdiction over an action based upon information discovered by a present or former employee of the state or a political subdivision during the course of that employee’s employment unless that employee first, in good faith, exhausted existing internal procedures for reporting and seeking recovery of the falsely claimed sums through official channels and unless the state or political subdivision failed to act on the information provided within a reasonable period of time.
(e) (1) If the state or political subdivision proceeds with the action, it shall have the primary responsibility for prosecuting the action. The qui tam plaintiff shall have the right to continue as a full party to the action.
(2) (A) The state or political subdivision may seek to dismiss the action for good cause notwithstanding the objections of the qui tam plaintiff if the qui tam plaintiff has been notified by the state or political subdivision of the filing of the motion and the court has provided the qui tam plaintiff with an opportunity to oppose the motion and present evidence at a hearing.
(B) The state or political subdivision may settle the action with the defendant notwithstanding the objections of the qui tam plaintiff if the court determines, after a hearing providing the qui tam plaintiff an opportunity to present evidence, that the proposed settlement is fair, adequate, and reasonable under all of the circumstances.
(f) (1) If the state or political subdivision elects not to proceed, the qui tam plaintiff shall have the same right to conduct the action as the Attorney General or prosecuting authority would have had if it had chosen to proceed under subdivision (c). If the state or political subdivision so requests, and at its expense, the state or political subdivision shall be served with copies of all pleadings filed in the action and supplied with copies of all deposition transcripts.
(2) (A) Upon timely application, the court shall permit the state or political subdivision to intervene in an action with which it had initially declined to proceed if the interest of the state or political subdivision in recovery of the property or funds involved is not being adequately represented by the qui tam plaintiff.
(B) If the state or political subdivision is allowed to intervene under subparagraph (A), the qui tam plaintiff shall retain principal responsibility for the action and the recovery of the parties shall be determined as if the state or political subdivision had elected not to proceed.
(g) (1) (A) If the Attorney General initiates an action pursuant to subdivision (a) or assumes control of an action initiated by a prosecuting authority pursuant to subparagraph (A) of paragraph (3) of subdivision (b), the office of the Attorney General shall receive a fixed 33 percent of the proceeds of the action or settlement of the claim, which shall be used to support its ongoing investigation and prosecution of false claims.
(B) If a prosecuting authority initiates and conducts an action pursuant to subdivision (b), the office of the prosecuting authority shall receive a fixed 33 percent of the proceeds of the action or settlement of the claim, which shall be used to support its ongoing investigation and prosecution of false claims.
(C) If a prosecuting authority intervenes in an action initiated by the Attorney General pursuant to paragraph (3) of subdivision (a) or remains a party to an action assumed by the Attorney General pursuant to subparagraph (A) of paragraph (3) of subdivision (b), the court may award the office of the prosecuting authority a portion of the Attorney General’s fixed 33 percent of the recovery under subparagraph (A), taking into account the prosecuting authority’s role in investigating and conducting the action.
(2) If the state or political subdivision proceeds with an action brought by a qui tam plaintiff under subdivision (c), the qui tam plaintiff shall, subject to paragraphs (4) and (5), receive at least 15 percent but not more than 33 percent of the proceeds of the action or settlement of the claim, depending upon the extent to which the qui tam plaintiff substantially contributed to the prosecution of the action. When it conducts the action, the Attorney General’s office or the office of the prosecuting authority of the political subdivision shall receive a fixed 33 percent of the proceeds of the action or settlement of the claim, which shall be used to support its ongoing investigation and prosecution of false claims made against the state or political subdivision. When both the Attorney General and a prosecuting authority are involved in a qui tam action pursuant to subparagraph (C) of paragraph (6) of subdivision (c), the court at its discretion may award the prosecuting authority a portion of the Attorney General’s fixed 33 percent of the recovery, taking into account the prosecuting authority’s contribution to investigating and conducting the action.
(3) If the state or political subdivision does not proceed with an action under subdivision (c), the qui tam plaintiff shall, subject to paragraphs (4) and (5), receive an amount that the court decides is reasonable for collecting the civil penalty and damages on behalf of the government. The amount shall be not less than 25 percent and not more than 50 percent of the proceeds of the action or settlement and shall be paid out of these proceeds.
(4) If the action is one provided for under paragraph (4) of subdivision (d), the present or former employee of the state or political subdivision is not entitled to any minimum guaranteed recovery from the proceeds. The court, however, may award the qui tam plaintiff those sums from the proceeds as it considers appropriate, but in no case more than 33 percent of the proceeds if the state or political subdivision goes forth with the action or 50 percent if the state or political subdivision declines to go forth, taking into account the significance of the information, the role of the qui tam plaintiff in advancing the case to litigation, and the scope of, and response to, the employee’s attempts to report and gain recovery of the falsely claimed funds through official channels.
(5) Whether or not the state or political subdivision proceeds with the action, if the court finds that the action was brought by a person who planned and initiated the violation of Section 12651 upon which the action was brought, then the court may, to the extent the court considers appropriate, reduce the share of the proceeds of the action that the person would otherwise receive under this subdivision, taking into account the role of that person in advancing the case to litigation and any relevant circumstances pertaining to the violation. The court, however, shall not award the qui tam plaintiff more than 33 percent of the proceeds if the state or political subdivision goes forth with the action or 50 percent if the state or political subdivision declines to go forth, taking into account the significance of the information, the role of the qui tam plaintiff in advancing the case to litigation, the scope of the person’s involvement in the fraudulent activity, the person’s attempts to avoid or resist the activity, and all other circumstances surrounding the activity.
(6) The portion of the recovery not distributed pursuant to paragraphs (1) to (5), inclusive, shall revert to the state if the underlying false claims involved state funds exclusively and to the political subdivision if the underlying false claims involved political subdivision funds exclusively. If the violation involved both state and political subdivision funds, the court shall make an apportionment between the state and political subdivision based on their relative share of the funds falsely claimed.
(7) For purposes of this section, “proceeds” include civil penalties as well as double or treble damages as provided in Section 12651.
(8) If the state, political subdivision, or the qui tam plaintiff prevails in or settles any action under subdivision (c), the qui tam plaintiff shall receive an amount for reasonable expenses that the court finds to have been necessarily incurred, plus reasonable costs and attorney’s fees. All expenses, costs, and fees shall be awarded against the defendant and under no circumstances shall they be the responsibility of the state or political subdivision.
(9) (A) If the state or political subdivision does not proceed with the action and the qui tam plaintiff conducts the action, the court may award to the defendant its reasonable attorney’s fees and expenses against the party that proceeded with the action if the defendant prevails in the action and the court finds that the claim was clearly frivolous, clearly vexatious, or brought primarily for purposes of harassment.
(B) If the state or political subdivision proceeds with the action, the court may award the defendant its reasonable attorney’s fees and expenses against the state or political subdivision that proceeded with the action if the defendant prevails in the action and the court finds that the claim was clearly frivolous, clearly vexatious, or brought primarily for purposes of harassment.
(h) The court may stay an act of discovery of the person initiating the action for a period of not more than 60 days if the Attorney General or local prosecuting authority show that the act of discovery would interfere with an investigation or a prosecution of a criminal or civil matter arising out of the same facts, regardless of whether the Attorney General or local prosecuting authority proceeds with the action. This showing shall be conducted in camera. The court may extend the 60-day period upon a further showing in camera that the Attorney General or local prosecuting authority has pursued the criminal or civil investigation or proceedings with reasonable diligence and any proposed discovery in the civil action will interfere with the ongoing criminal or civil investigation or proceedings.
(i) Upon a showing by the Attorney General or local prosecuting authority that unrestricted participation during the course of the litigation by the person initiating the action would interfere with or unduly delay the Attorney General’s or local prosecuting authority’s prosecution of the case, or would be repetitious, irrelevant, or for purposes of harassment, the court may, in its discretion, impose limitations on the person’s participation, including the following:
(1) Limiting the number of witnesses the person may call.
(2) Limiting the length of the testimony of the witnesses.
(3) Limiting the person’s cross-examination of witnesses.
(4) Otherwise limiting the participation by the person in the litigation.
(j) The False Claims Act Fund is hereby created in the State Treasury. Proceeds from the action or settlement of the claim by the Attorney General pursuant to this article shall be deposited into this fund. Moneys in this fund, upon appropriation by the Legislature, shall be used by the Attorney General to support the ongoing investigation and prosecution of false claims in furtherance of this article.

SEC. 113.

 Section 12653 of the Government Code is amended to read:

12653.
 (a) Any employee, contractor, or agent shall be entitled to all relief necessary to make that employee, contractor, or agent whole, if that employee, contractor, or agent is discharged, demoted, suspended, threatened, harassed, or in any other manner discriminated against in the terms and conditions of that employee’s, contractor’s, or agent’s employment because of lawful acts done by the employee, contractor, agent, or associated others in furtherance of an action under this section or other efforts to stop one or more violations of this article.
(b) Relief under this section shall include reinstatement with the same seniority status that the employee, contractor, or agent would have had but for the discrimination, two times the amount of back pay, interest on the back pay, and compensation for any special damages sustained as a result of the discrimination, and, where appropriate, punitive damages. The defendant shall also be required to pay litigation costs and reasonable attorney’s fees. An action under this section may be brought in the appropriate superior court of the state.
(c) A civil action under this section shall not be brought more than three years after the date when the retaliation occurred.

SEC. 114.

 Section 12658 of the Government Code is amended to read:

12658.
 (a) Whenever it appears to the Attorney General that any person has engaged or is about to engage in any act or practice constituting a violation of the securities law or the commodities law, the Attorney General may, in the Attorney General’s discretion, bring an action in the name of the people of the State of California in the superior court to enjoin the acts or practices or to enforce compliance with the securities law or the commodities law. Upon a proper showing, a permanent or preliminary injunction, restraining order, or writ of mandate shall be granted and a receiver, monitor, conservator, or other designated fiduciary or officer of the court may be appointed for the defendant or the defendant’s assets, or any other ancillary relief may be granted as appropriate. A receiver, monitor, conservator, or other designated fiduciary or officer of the court appointed by the superior court pursuant to this section may, with the approval of the court, exercise any or all of the powers of the defendant’s officers, directors, partners, trustees, or persons who exercise similar powers and perform similar duties, including the filing of a petition for bankruptcy. No action at law or in equity may be maintained by any party against the Attorney General, or a receiver, monitor, conservator, or other designated fiduciary or officer of the court, by reason of their exercising these powers or performing these duties pursuant to the order of, or with the approval of, the superior court.
(b) If the Attorney General determines it is in the public interest, the Attorney General may include in any action authorized by subdivision (a) a claim for ancillary relief, including, but not limited to, a claim for restitution or disgorgement or damages on behalf of the persons injured by the act or practice constituting the subject matter of the action, and the court shall have jurisdiction to award additional relief.
(c) In any case in which a defendant is ordered by the court to pay restitution to a victim, the court may in its order require the payment as a money judgment, which shall be enforceable by a victim as if the restitution order were a separate civil judgment, and enforceable in the same manner as is provided for the enforcement of any other money judgment. Any order issued under this subdivision shall contain provisions that are designed to achieve a fair and orderly satisfaction of the judgment.

SEC. 115.

 Section 12700 of the Government Code is amended to read:

12700.
 As used in this chapter “disaster” means a war or enemy-caused calamity, such as an attack by nuclear weapons, which renders unavailable the Lieutenant Governor, or the Attorney General, or the Secretary of State, or the Treasurer, or the Controller. “Unavailable” means that any such officer is either killed, missing, or so seriously injured as to be unable to perform that officer’s duties.

SEC. 116.

 Section 12701 of the Government Code is amended to read:

12701.
 As soon as practicable after the effective date of this chapter, and thereafter as soon as practicable after election and qualification to office, each of the constitutional officers named in Section 12700 shall appoint and designate by filing with the Secretary of State the names of at least three and not more than seven citizens qualified to become candidates to the office as their respective successors in the event that such officer is unavailable as a result of disaster. Any such appointee may be replaced by the appointing officer at any time and for any reason. The appointees of the Attorney General may include persons holding the Office of Assistant Attorney General. The appointees of the Controller, Secretary of State, and Treasurer may include persons holding office as their deputies or assistants.
In making appointments each constitutional officer shall give consideration to the places of residence and employment of the officer’s appointees and shall appoint from different parts of the state so that for each office for which appointments are made there shall be the greatest probability of survival in the event of a disaster of some or all of the appointees.
The names of the persons designated pursuant to this section shall be submitted to, and be subject to confirmation by, the Senate as soon as possible after that designation is made.
Each person appointed as provided in this section shall take the oath of office and shall deliver to the Secretary of State within 30 days after appointment a written declaration under oath that the appointee accepts the appointment and will faithfully perform the obligations imposed upon the appointee thereby.

SEC. 117.

 Section 12702 of the Government Code is amended to read:

12702.
 If a constitutional officer who has appointed successors as provided in this chapter becomes unavailable because of a disaster, the powers and duties of the officer’s office shall devolve upon one of the officer’s appointees in the order specified in making the appointments and that person shall declare that that person is undertaking the duties of the office and take and subscribe the oath therefor; provided, however, that an appointee so designated may declare that the appointee is undertaking the office and take the prescribed oath if no person prior in such order of succession enters upon the office within seven days after the incumbent thereof becomes unavailable.

SEC. 118.

 Section 12703 of the Government Code is amended to read:

12703.
 The Attorney General, Secretary of State, Treasurer, and Controller shall, in addition to the appointments required to be made by Section 12701, designate the order in which persons holding office as their deputies or assistants, and not appointed under Section 12701, shall serve as their respective successors in the event that such officer and the successors appointed by the officer under Section 12701 are unavailable as a result of disaster. If any such officer and the successors appointed by the officer under Section 12701 are unavailable as a result of disaster, the powers and duties of the officer’s office shall devolve upon one of those deputies or assistants in the order designated and that person shall declare that that person is undertaking the duties of the office and take and subscribe the oath therefor; provided, however, that any such deputy or assistant may declare that that deputy or assistant is undertaking the office and take the prescribed oath if none prior in order of succession enters upon the office within seven days after the incumbent thereof becomes unavailable.

SEC. 119.

 Section 12704 of the Government Code is amended to read:

12704.
 Any such person shall, while holding the office, be known as Acting Lieutenant Governor, Acting Attorney General, Acting Secretary of State, Acting Treasurer, and Acting Controller, as the case may be, and shall perform the duties of the office and receive the salary and perquisites thereof while so serving, but shall not be deemed to hold that office within the meaning of Section 21 of Article IV of the Constitution relating to succession to the governorship. An acting constitutional officer shall continue to serve as such until the disabled officer resumes office, or a person prior in the order of succession declares that that person is undertaking the office and takes the oath therefor, or until the office is filled at the next election that is held for that office and a person is elected and qualifies for the particular constitutional office.

SEC. 120.

 Section 15614 of the Government Code is amended to read:

15614.
 Any person duly subpoenaed who refuses or neglects to attend as a witness, or to produce any books, records, accounts, or papers in that person’s possession, custody, or control, in response to the subpoena or who refuses to answer any question pertinent to the matter under investigation by the board put to the person by any member of the board, its secretary, or designated representative, is guilty of contempt, and may be punished by a court of competent jurisdiction by a fine not exceeding five hundred dollars ($500), or by imprisonment in the county jail not exceeding five days, or by both such fine and imprisonment.

SEC. 121.

 Section 15617 of the Government Code is amended to read:

15617.
 The board may require anybody having knowledge of the business of any person who is or whose property is subject to assessment by it, or having the custody of the books, accounts, and papers of that person, to attend before it, or any of its members, and bring for inspection any books, accounts, or papers, of that person in that person’s possession and under that person’s control, and to testify under oath touching any matter relating to the organization or business of that person.

SEC. 122.

 Section 15619 of the Government Code is amended to read:

15619.
 Any member or ex-member of the State Board of Equalization, or any agent employed by it, or the Controller, or ex-Controller, or any person employed by the Controller or ex-Controller, or any person who has at any time obtained knowledge from any of the foregoing officers or persons shall not divulge or make known in any manner not provided by law, any of the following items of information concerning the business affairs of companies reporting to the board:
(a) Any information concerning the business affairs of any company that is gained during an examination of its books and accounts or in any other manner, and is not required by law to be reported to the State Board of Equalization.
(b) Any information, other than the assessment and the amount of taxes levied, obtained by the State Board of Equalization in accordance with law from any company other than one concerning which that information is required by law to be made public.
(c) Any particular item of information relating to the disposition of its earnings contained in the report of a quasi-public corporation that the corporation, by written communication specifying the items and presented at the time when it files its report, requests shall be treated as confidential.
Nothing in this section shall be construed as preventing examination of these records and reports by law enforcement agencies, grand juries, boards of supervisors, or their duly authorized agents, employees or representatives conducting an investigation of an assessor’s office pursuant to Section 25303, and other duly authorized legislative or administrative bodies of the state pursuant to their authorization to examine these records.
Successors, receivers, trustees, executors, administrators, assignees, and guarantors, if directly interested, may be given information as to the items included in the measure and amounts of any unpaid tax or amounts of tax required to be collected, interest, and penalties.
The Governor may authorize examination of these reports by other state officers. In that event the information obtained by these persons shall not be made public. The Governor, however, may direct that any of the information referred to in this section shall be made public.
Any violation of this section is a misdemeanor and punishable by a fine not to exceed one thousand dollars ($1,000), or by imprisonment not to exceed six months, or both, at the discretion of the court.

SEC. 123.

 Section 15626 of the Government Code is amended to read:

15626.
 (a) This section shall be known, and may be cited, as the Quentin L. Kopp Conflict of Interest Act of 1990.
(b) Prior to rendering any decision in any adjudicatory proceeding pending before the State Board of Equalization, each member who knows or has reason to know that the member received a contribution or contributions within the preceding 12 months in an aggregate amount of two hundred fifty dollars ($250) or more from a party or party’s agent, or from any participant or participant’s agent, shall disclose that fact on the record of the proceeding.
(c) No member shall make, participate in making, or in any way attempt to use the member’s official position to influence, the decision in any adjudicatory proceeding pending before the board if the member knows or has reason to know that that member received a contribution or contributions in an aggregate amount of two hundred fifty dollars ($250) or more within the preceding 12 months from a party or party’s agent, or from any participant or participant’s agent, and if the member knows or has reason to know that the participant has a financial interest in the decision, as that term is used in Article 1 (commencing with Section 87100) of Chapter 7 of Title 9.
(d) Notwithstanding subdivision (c), if a member receives a contribution which would otherwise require disqualification under subdivision (c), and the member returns the contribution within 30 days from the time the member knows, or has reason to know, about the contribution and the adjudicatory proceeding pending before the board, the member’s participation in the proceeding shall be deemed lawful.
(e) A party to, or a participant in, an adjudicatory proceeding pending before the board shall disclose on the record of the proceeding any contribution or contributions in an aggregate amount of two hundred fifty dollars ($250) or more made within the preceding 12 months by the party or participant, or the party’s or participant’s agent, to any member of the board.
(f) When a close corporation is a party to, or a participant in, an adjudicatory proceeding pending before the board, the majority shareholder is subject to the disclosure requirement specified in this section.
(g) For purposes of this section, if a deputy to the Controller sits at a meeting of the board and votes on behalf of the Controller, the deputy shall disclose contributions made to the Controller and shall disqualify the deputy from voting pursuant to the requirements of this section.
(h) For purposes of this section:
(1) “Contribution” has the same meaning prescribed in Section 82015 and the regulations adopted thereto.
(2) “Party” means any person who is the subject of an adjudicatory proceeding pending before the board.
(3) “Participant” means any person who is not a party but who actively supports or opposes a particular decision in an adjudicatory proceeding pending before the board and who has a financial interest in the decision, as described in Article 1 (commencing with Section 87100) of Chapter 7 of Title 9. A person actively supports or opposes a particular decision if the person lobbies in person the members or employees of the board, testifies in person before the board, or otherwise acts to influence the members of the board.
(4) “Agent” means any person who represents a party to or participant in an adjudicatory proceeding pending before the board. If a person acting as an agent is also acting as an employee or member of a law, accounting, consulting, or other firm, or a similar entity or corporation, both the entity or corporation and the person are agents.
(5) “Adjudicatory proceeding pending before the board” means a matter for adjudication that has been scheduled and appears as an item on a meeting notice of the board as required by Section 11125 as a contested matter for administrative hearing before the board members. A consent calendar matter is not included unless the matter has previously appeared on the calendar as a nonconsent item, or has been removed from the consent calendar for separate discussion and vote, or the item is one about which the member has previously contacted the staff or a party.
(6) A member knows or has reason to know about a contribution if, after the adjudicatory proceeding first appears on a meeting notice of the board, facts have been brought to the member’s personal attention that the member has received a contribution which would require disqualification under subdivision (c), or that the member received written notice from the board staff, before commencement of the hearing and before any subsequent decision on the matter, that a specific party, close corporation, or majority shareholder, or agent thereof, or any participant having a financial interest in the matter, or agent thereof, in a specific, named adjudicatory proceeding before the board, made a contribution or contributions within the preceding 12 months in an aggregate amount of two hundred fifty dollars ($250) or more. Each member shall provide board staff with a copy of each of the member’s campaign statements at the time each of those statements is filed.
The notice of contribution shall be on a form prescribed under rules adopted by the board to provide for staff inquiry of each party, participant, close corporation, and its majority shareholder, and any agent thereof, to determine whether any contribution has been made to a member, and, if so, in what aggregate amount and on what date or dates within the 12 months preceding an adjudicatory proceeding or decision.
In addition, the staff shall inquire and report on the record as follows:
(A) Whether any party or participant is a close corporation, and, if so, the name of its majority shareholder.
(B) Whether any agent is an employee or member of any law, accounting, consulting, or other firm, or similar entity or corporation, and, if so, its name and address and whether a contribution has been made by any such person, firm, corporation, or entity.
(i) (1) Any person who knowingly or willfully violates any provision of this section is guilty of a misdemeanor.
(2) No person convicted of a misdemeanor under this section shall be a candidate for any elective office or act as a lobbyist for a period for four years following the time for filing a notice of appeal has expired, or all possibility of direct attack in the courts of this state has been finally exhausted, unless the court at the time of sentencing specifically determines that this provision shall not be applicable. A plea of nolo contendere shall be deemed a conviction for the purposes of this section.
(3) In addition to other penalties provided by law, a fine of up to the greater of ten thousand dollars ($10,000), or three times the amount the person failed to disclose or report properly, may be imposed upon conviction for each violation.
(4) Prosecution for violation of this section shall be commenced within four years after the date on which the violation occurred.
(5) This section shall not prevent any member of the board from making, or participating in making, a governmental decision to the extent that the member’s participation is legally required for the action or decision to be made. However, the fact that a member’s vote is needed to break a tie does not make the member’s participation legally required.

SEC. 124.

 Section 15640 of the Government Code is amended to read:

15640.
 (a) The State Board of Equalization shall make surveys in each county and city and county to determine the adequacy of the procedures and practices employed by the county assessor in the valuation of property for the purposes of taxation and in the performance generally of the duties enjoined upon the county assessor.
(b) The surveys shall include a review of the practices of the assessor with respect to uniformity of treatment of all classes of property to ensure that all classes are treated equitably, and that no class receives a systematic overvaluation or undervaluation as compared to other classes of property in the county or city and county.
(c) The surveys may include a sampling of assessments from the local assessment rolls. Any sampling conducted pursuant to subdivision (b) of Section 15643 shall be sufficient in size and dispersion to ensure an adequate representation therein of the several classes of property throughout the county.
(d) In addition, the board may periodically conduct statewide surveys limited in scope to specific topics, issues, or problems requiring immediate attention.
(e) The board’s duly authorized representatives shall, for purposes of these surveys, have access to, and may make copies of, all records, public or otherwise, maintained in the office of any county assessor.
(f) The board shall develop procedures to carry out its duties under this section after consultation with the California Assessors’ Association. The board shall also provide a right to each county assessor to appeal to the board appraisals made within the county assessor’s county where differences have not been resolved before completion of a field review and shall adopt procedures to implement the appeal process.

SEC. 125.

 Section 15641 of the Government Code is amended to read:

15641.
 In order to verify the information furnished to the assessor of the county, the board may audit the original books of account, wherever located, of any person owning, claiming, possessing, or controlling property included in a survey conducted pursuant to this chapter if the property is of a type for which accounting records are useful sources of appraisal data.
No appraisal data relating to individual properties obtained for the purposes of any survey under this chapter shall be made public, and no state or local officer or employee thereof gaining knowledge thereof in any action taken under this chapter shall make any disclosure with respect thereto except as that may be required for the purposes of this chapter. Except as specifically provided herein, any appraisal data may be disclosed by the board to any assessor, or by the board or the assessor to the assessee of the property to which the data relate.
The board shall permit an assessee of property to inspect, at the appropriate office of the board, any information and records relating to an appraisal of the assessee’s property, including “market data” as defined in Section 408 of the Revenue and Taxation Code. However, no information or records, other than “market data,” which relate to the property or business affairs of a person other than the assessee shall be disclosed.
Nothing in this section shall be construed as preventing examination of that data by law enforcement agencies, grand juries, boards of supervisors, or their duly authorized agents, employees, or representatives conducting an investigation of an assessor’s office pursuant to Section 25303, and other duly authorized legislative or administrative bodies of the state pursuant to their authorization to examine that data.

SEC. 126.

 Section 15642 of the Government Code is amended to read:

15642.
 The board shall send members of its staff to the several counties and cities and counties of the state for the purpose of conducting that research it deems essential for the completion of a survey report pursuant to Section 15640 with respect to each county and city and county. The survey report shall show the volume of assessing work to be done as measured by the various types of property to be assessed and the number of individual assessments to be made, the responsibilities devolving upon the county assessor, and the extent to which assessment practices are consistent with or differ from state law and regulations. The report may show the county assessor’s requirements for maps, records, and other equipment and supplies essential to the adequate performance of the county assessor’s duties, the number and classification of personnel needed by the county assessor for the adequate conduct of the county assessor’s office, and the fiscal outlay required to secure for that office sufficient funds to ensure the proper performance of its duties.

SEC. 127.

 Section 81001 of the Government Code is amended to read:

81001.
 The people find and declare as follows:
(a) State and local government should serve the needs and respond to the wishes of all citizens equally, without regard to their wealth;
(b) Public officials, whether elected or appointed, should perform their duties in an impartial manner, free from bias caused by their own financial interests or the financial interests of persons who have supported them;
(c) Costs of conducting election campaigns have increased greatly in recent years, and candidates have been forced to finance their campaigns by seeking large contributions from lobbyists and organizations who thereby gain disproportionate influence over governmental decisions;
(d) The influence of large campaign contributors is increased because existing laws for disclosure of campaign receipts and expenditures have proved to be inadequate;
(e) Lobbyists often make their contributions to incumbents who cannot be effectively challenged because of election laws and abusive practices which give the incumbent an unfair advantage;
(f) The wealthy individuals and organizations which make large campaign contributions frequently extend their influence by employing lobbyists and spending large amounts to influence legislative and administrative actions;
(g) The influence of large campaign contributors in ballot measure elections is increased because the ballot pamphlet mailed to the voters by the state is difficult to read and almost impossible for a layperson to understand; and
(h) Previous laws regulating political practices have suffered from inadequate enforcement by state and local authorities.

SEC. 128.

 Section 81004 of the Government Code, as amended by Section 1 of Chapter 775 of the Statutes of 1985, is amended to read:

81004.
 (a) All reports and statements filed under this title shall be signed under penalty of perjury and verified by the filer. The verification shall state that the filer has used all reasonable diligence in its preparation, and that to the best of the filer’s knowledge it is true and complete.
(b) A report or statement filed by a committee which qualifies under subdivision (a) of Section 82013 shall be signed and verified by the treasurer, and a report or statement filed by any other person shall be signed and verified by the filer. If the filer is an entity other than an individual, the report or statement shall be signed and verified by a responsible officer of the entity or by an attorney or a certified public accountant acting as agent for the entity. Every person who signs and verifies any report or statement required to be filed under this title which contains material matter which that person knows to be false is guilty of perjury.

SEC. 129.

 Section 81004 of the Government Code, as amended by Section 1 of Chapter 662 of the Statutes of 2018, is amended to read:

81004.
 (a) All reports and statements filed under this title shall be signed under penalty of perjury and verified by the filer in compliance with this section and Section 84213, as applicable. The verification shall state that the filer has used all reasonable diligence in its preparation, and that to the best of the filer’s knowledge it is true and complete.
(b) A report or statement filed by a committee which qualifies under subdivision (a) of Section 82013 shall be signed and verified by the treasurer, and a report or statement filed by any other person shall be signed and verified by the filer. If the filer is an entity other than an individual, the report or statement shall be signed and verified by a responsible officer of the entity or by an attorney or a certified public accountant acting as agent for the entity. Every person who signs and verifies any report or statement required to be filed under this title which contains material matter which that person knows to be false is guilty of perjury.
(c) A report or statement filed online or electronically shall include a secure electronic signature that is submitted under penalty of perjury and that conforms to subdivision (a) of this section and subdivision (b) of Section 1633.11 of the Civil Code.
(d) A filing made on behalf of a filer by a vendor or service provider authorized by the filer to make such filings is presumed filed under penalty of perjury by the filer.

SEC. 130.

 Section 81007 of the Government Code, as amended by Section 1 of Chapter 638 of the Statutes of 1994, is amended to read:

81007.
 When a report or statement or copies thereof required to be filed with any officer under this title have been sent by first-class mail or by any other guaranteed overnight delivery service addressed to the officer, it shall for purposes of any deadline be deemed to have been received by the officer on the date of the deposit in the mail or of receipt by that delivery service. It shall be presumed until the contrary is established that any date stamped by the post office on the envelope or contained on the delivery service receipt containing the report or statement is the date it was deposited in the mail or received by the delivery service. Mail which is not received by the filing officer shall be presumed not to have been sent unless the filer possesses a post office or delivery service receipt establishing the date of deposit and the name and address of the addressee.

SEC. 131.

 Section 81010 of the Government Code, as added by June 4, 1974, by initiative Proposition 9, is amended to read:

81010.
 With respect to reports and statements filed with a filing officer pursuant to this title, the filing officer shall:
(a) Supply the necessary forms and manuals prescribed by the Commission;
(b) Determine whether required documents have been filed and, if so, whether they conform on their face with the requirements of this title;
(c) Notify promptly all persons and known committees who have failed to file a report or statement in the form and at the time required by this title;
(d) Report apparent violations of this title to the appropriate agencies; and
(e) Compile and maintain a current list of all reports and statements filed with this office.

SEC. 132.

 Section 81012 of the Government Code is amended to read:

81012.
 This title may be amended or repealed by the procedures set forth in this section. If any portion of subdivision (a) is declared invalid, then subdivision (b) shall be the exclusive means of amending or repealing this title.
(a) This title may be amended to further its purposes by statute, passed in each house by rollcall vote entered in the journal, two-thirds of the membership concurring and signed by the Governor, if at least 12 days prior to passage in each house the bill in its final form has been delivered to the commission for distribution to the news media and to every person who has requested the commission to send copies of such bills to that person.
(b) This title may be amended or repealed by a statute that becomes effective only when approved by the electors.

SEC. 133.

 Section 82004 of the Government Code is amended to read:

82004.
 “Agency official” means any member, officer, employee, or consultant of any state agency who as part of that person’s official responsibilities participates in any administrative action in other than a purely clerical, secretarial, or ministerial capacity.

SEC. 134.

 Section 82011 of the Government Code is amended to read:

82011.
 “Code reviewing body” means all of the following:
(a) The commission, with respect to the conflict of interest code of a state agency other than an agency in the judicial branch of government, or any local government agency with jurisdiction in more than one county.
(b) The board of supervisors, with respect to the conflict of interest code of any county agency other than the board of supervisors, or any agency of the judicial branch of government, and of any local government agency, other than a city agency, with jurisdiction wholly within the county.
(c) The city council, with respect to the conflict of interest code of any city agency other than the city council.
(d) The Attorney General, with respect to the conflict of interest code of the commission.
(e) The Chief Justice of California or the Chief Justice’s designee, with respect to the conflict of interest code of the members of the Judicial Council, Commission on Judicial Performance, and Board of Governors of the State Bar of California.
(f) The Board of Governors of the State Bar of California with respect to the conflict of interest code of the State Bar of California.
(g) The Chief Justice of California, the administrative presiding judges of the courts of appeal, and the presiding judges of superior courts, or their designees, with respect to the conflict of interest code of any agency of the judicial branch of government subject to the immediate administrative supervision of that court.
(h) The Judicial Council of California, with respect to the conflict of interest code of any state agency within the judicial branch of government not included under subdivisions (e), (f), and (g).

SEC. 135.

 Section 82015 of the Government Code is amended to read:

82015.
 (a) “Contribution” means a payment, a forgiveness of a loan, a payment of a loan by a third party, or an enforceable promise to make a payment, except to the extent that full and adequate consideration is received or if it is clear from the surrounding circumstances that the payment is not made for political purposes.
(b) “Contribution” includes all of the following:
(1) The purchase of tickets for events such as dinners, luncheons, rallies, and similar fundraising events; the candidate’s own money or property used on behalf of the candidate’s candidacy, other than personal funds of the candidate used to pay either a filing fee for a declaration of candidacy or a candidate statement prepared pursuant to Section 13307 of the Elections Code; the granting of discounts or rebates not extended to the public generally or the granting of discounts or rebates by television and radio stations and newspapers not extended on an equal basis to all candidates for the same office; the payment of compensation by any person for the personal services or expenses of any other person if the services are rendered or expenses incurred on behalf of a candidate or committee without payment of full and adequate consideration.
(2) The transfer of anything of value received by a committee from another committee, unless full and adequate consideration is received.
(3) The payment of public moneys by a state or local governmental agency for a communication to the public that satisfies both of the following:
(A) The communication expressly advocates the election or defeat of a clearly identified candidate or the qualification, passage, or defeat of a clearly identified measure, or, taken as a whole and in context, unambiguously urges a particular result in an election.
(B) The communication is made at the behest of the affected candidate or committee.
(4) A payment made by a person to a multipurpose organization as defined and described in Section 84222.
(5) (A)   A payment made by a lobbyist or a cohabitant of a lobbyist for costs related to a fundraising event held at the home of the lobbyist, including the value of the use of the home as a fundraising event venue. A payment described in this paragraph is attributable to the lobbyist for purposes of Section 85702.
(B) A payment made by a lobbying firm for costs related to a fundraising event held at the office of the lobbying firm, including the value of the use of the office as a fundraising event venue.
(c) “Contribution” does not include any of the following:
(1) Amounts received pursuant to an enforceable promise to the extent those amounts have been previously reported as a contribution. However, the fact that those amounts have been received shall be indicated in the appropriate campaign statement.
(2) Except as provided in paragraph (5) of subdivision (b), a payment made by an occupant of a home or office for costs related to any meeting or fundraising event held in the occupant’s home or office if the costs for the meeting or fundraising event are five hundred dollars ($500) or less.
(3) Volunteer personal services or payments made by any individual for the individual’s own travel expenses if the payments are made voluntarily without any understanding or agreement that they will be, directly or indirectly, repaid to the individual.
(4) A behested payment, as defined in Section 82004.5, but only as to the behesting committee, elected officer, or member of the Public Utilities Commission.

SEC. 136.

 Section 82016 of the Government Code is amended to read:

82016.
 (a) “Controlled committee” means a committee that is controlled directly or indirectly by a candidate or state measure proponent or that acts jointly with a candidate, controlled committee, or state measure proponent in connection with the making of expenditures. A candidate or state measure proponent controls a committee if the candidate or state measure proponent, the candidate or state measure proponent’s agent, or any other committee the candidate or state measure proponent controls has a significant influence on the actions or decisions of the committee.
(b) Notwithstanding subdivision (a), a political party committee, as defined in Section 85205, is not a controlled committee.

SEC. 137.

 Section 82022.5 of the Government Code is amended to read:

82022.5.
 “Election-related activities” include, but are not limited to, the following with respect to candidate-based elections:
(a) Communications that contain express advocacy of the nomination or election of a candidate or the defeat of a candidate’s opponent.
(b) Communications that contain reference to a candidate’s candidacy for elective office, the candidate’s election campaign, or the candidate’s or the candidate’s opponent’s qualifications for elective office.
(c) Solicitation of contributions to the candidate or to third persons for use in support of the candidate or in opposition to the candidate’s opponent.
(d) Arranging, coordinating, developing, writing, distributing, preparing, or planning of any communication or activity described in subdivisions (a) to (c), inclusive.
(e) Recruiting or coordinating campaign activities of campaign volunteers on behalf of the candidate.
(f) Preparing campaign budgets.
(g) Preparing campaign finance disclosure statements.
(h) Communications directed to voters or potential voters as part of activities encouraging or assisting persons to vote if the communication contains express advocacy of the nomination or election of the candidate or the defeat of the candidate’s opponent.

SEC. 138.

 Section 82027 of the Government Code is amended to read:

82027.
 “Filing officer” means the office or officer with whom any statement or report is required to be filed under this title. If copies of a statement or report are required to be filed with more than one office or officer, the one first named is the filing officer, and the copy filed with that officer shall be signed in the original and shall be deemed the original copy.

SEC. 139.

 Section 82030 of the Government Code is amended to read:

82030.
 (a) “Income” means, except as provided in subdivision (b), a payment received, including, but not limited to, any salary, wage, advance, dividend, interest, rent, proceeds from any sale, gift, including any gift of food or beverage, loan, forgiveness or payment of indebtedness received by the filer, reimbursement for expenses, per diem, or contribution to an insurance or pension program paid by any person other than an employer, and including any community property interest in the income of a spouse. Income also includes an outstanding loan. Income of an individual also includes a pro rata share of any income of any business entity or trust in which the individual or spouse owns, directly, indirectly, or beneficially, a 10-percent interest or greater. “Income,” other than a gift, does not include income received from any source outside the jurisdiction and not doing business within the jurisdiction, not planning to do business within the jurisdiction, or not having done business within the jurisdiction during the two years prior to the time any statement or other action is required under this title.
(b) “Income” also does not include:
(1) Campaign contributions required to be reported under Chapter 4 (commencing with Section 84100).
(2) Salary and reimbursement for expenses or per diem, and social security, disability, or other similar benefit payments received from a state, local, or federal government agency and reimbursement for travel expenses and per diem received from a bona fide nonprofit entity exempt from taxation under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code.
(3) Any devise or inheritance.
(4) Interest, dividends, or premiums on a time or demand deposit in a financial institution, shares in a credit union or any insurance policy, payments received under any insurance policy, or any bond or other debt instrument issued by any government or government agency.
(5) Dividends, interest, or any other return on a security which is registered with the Securities and Exchange Commission of the United States government or a commodity future registered with the Commodity Futures Trading Commission of the United States government, except proceeds from the sale of these securities and commodities futures.
(6) Redemption of a mutual fund.
(7) Alimony or child support payments.
(8) Any loan or loans from a commercial lending institution which are made in the lender’s regular course of business on terms available to members of the public without regard to official status.
(9) Any loan from or payments received on a loan made to an individual’s spouse, child, parent, grandparent, grandchild, brother, sister, parent-in-law, brother-in-law, sister-in-law, nephew, niece, uncle, aunt, or first cousin, or the spouse of any such person, provided that a loan or loan payment received from any such person shall be considered income if that person is acting as an agent or intermediary for any person not covered by this paragraph.
(10) Any indebtedness created as part of a retail installment or credit card transaction if made in the lender’s regular course of business on terms available to members of the public without regard to official status.
(11) Payments received under a defined benefit pension plan qualified under Internal Revenue Code Section 401(a).
(12) Proceeds from the sale of securities registered with the Securities and Exchange Commission of the United States government or from the sale of commodities futures registered with the Commodity Futures Trading Commission of the United States government if the filer sells the securities or the commodities futures on a stock or commodities exchange and does not know or have reason to know the identity of the purchaser.

SEC. 140.

 Section 82033 of the Government Code is amended to read:

82033.
 “Interest in real property” includes any leasehold, beneficial or ownership interest, or an option to acquire such an interest in real property located in the jurisdiction owned directly, indirectly, or beneficially by the public official, or other filer, or that person’s immediate family if the fair market value of the interest is two thousand dollars ($2,000) or more. Interests in real property of an individual includes a pro rata share of interests in real property of any business entity or trust in which the individual or immediate family owns, directly, indirectly, or beneficially, a 10-percent interest or greater.

SEC. 141.

 Section 82034 of the Government Code is amended to read:

82034.
 “Investment” means any financial interest in or security issued by a business entity, including, but not limited to, common stock, preferred stock, rights, warrants, options, debt instruments, and any partnership or other ownership interest owned directly, indirectly, or beneficially by the public official, or other filer, or that person’s immediate family, if the business entity or any parent, subsidiary, or otherwise related business entity has an interest in real property in the jurisdiction, or does business or plans to do business in the jurisdiction, or has done business within the jurisdiction at any time during the two years prior to the time any statement or other action is required under this title. An asset shall not be deemed an investment unless its fair market value equals or exceeds two thousand dollars ($2,000). The term “investment” does not include a time or demand deposit in a financial institution, shares in a credit union, any insurance policy, interest in a diversified mutual fund registered with the Securities and Exchange Commission under the Investment Company Act of 1940 or in a common trust fund created pursuant to Section 1564 of the Financial Code, interest in a government defined-benefit pension plan, or any bond or other debt instrument issued by any government or government agency. Investments of an individual includes a pro rata share of investments of any business entity, mutual fund, or trust in which the individual or immediate family owns, directly, indirectly, or beneficially, a 10-percent interest or greater. The term “parent, subsidiary or otherwise related business entity” shall be specifically defined by regulations of the commission.

SEC. 142.

 Section 82037 of the Government Code is amended to read:

82037.
 “Legislative action” means the drafting, introduction, consideration, modification, enactment, or defeat of any bill, resolution, amendment, report, nomination, or other matter by the Legislature or by either house or any committee, subcommittee, joint or select committee thereof, or by a Member or employee of the Legislature acting in that person’s official capacity. “Legislative action” also means the action of the Governor in approving or vetoing any bill.

SEC. 143.

 Section 82039 of the Government Code is amended to read:

82039.
 (a) “Lobbyist” means either of the following:
(1) Any individual who receives two thousand dollars ($2,000) or more in economic consideration in a calendar month, other than reimbursement for reasonable travel expenses, or whose principal duties as an employee are, to communicate directly or through that individual’s agents with any elective state official, agency official, or legislative official for the purpose of influencing legislative or administrative action.
(2) A placement agent, as defined in Section 82047.3.
(b) An individual is not a lobbyist by reason of activities described in Section 86300.
(c) For the purposes of subdivision (a), a proceeding before the Public Utilities Commission constitutes “administrative action” if it meets any of the definitions set forth in subdivision (b) or (c) of Section 82002. However, a communication made for the purpose of influencing this type of Public Utilities Commission proceeding is not within subdivision (a) if the communication is made at a public hearing, public workshop, or other public forum that is part of the proceeding, or if the communication is included in the official record of the proceeding.

SEC. 144.

 Section 82045 of the Government Code is amended to read:

82045.
 “Payment to influence legislative or administrative action” means any of the following types of payment:
(a) Direct or indirect payment to a lobbyist whether for salary, fee, compensation for expenses, or any other purpose, by a person employing or contracting for the services of the lobbyist separately or jointly with other persons;
(b) Payment in support or assistance of a lobbyist or the lobbyist’s activities, including, but not limited to, the direct payment of expenses incurred at the request or suggestion of the lobbyist;
(c) Payment which directly or indirectly benefits any elective state official, legislative official, or agency official or a member of the immediate family of any such official;
(d) Payment, including compensation, payment, or reimbursement for the services, time, or expenses of an employee, for or in connection with direct communication with any elective state official, legislative official, or agency official;
(e) Payment for or in connection with soliciting or urging other persons to enter into direct communication with any elective state official, legislative official, or agency official.

SEC. 145.

 Section 82047.3 of the Government Code is amended to read:

82047.3.
 (a) “Placement agent” means an individual directly or indirectly hired, engaged, or retained by, or serving for the benefit of or on behalf of, an external manager or an investment fund managed by an external manager, and who acts or has acted for compensation as a finder, solicitor, marketer, consultant, broker, or other intermediary in connection with the offer or sale to a state public retirement system in California or an investment vehicle either of the following:
(1) In the case of an external manager within the meaning of paragraph (1) of subdivision (a) of Section 82025.3, the investment management services of the external manager.
(2) In the case of an external manager within the meaning of paragraph (2) of subdivision (a) of Section 82025.3, an ownership interest in an investment fund managed by the external manager.
(b) Notwithstanding subdivision (a), an individual who is an employee, officer, director, equityholder, partner, member, or trustee of an external manager and who spends one-third or more of the individual’s time, during a calendar year, managing the securities or assets owned, controlled, invested, or held by the external manager is not a placement agent.
(c) Notwithstanding subdivision (a), an employee, officer, or director of an external manager, or of an affiliate of an external manager, is not a placement agent with respect to an offer or sale of investment management services described in subdivision (a) if all of the following apply:
(1) The external manager is registered as an investment adviser or a broker-dealer with the Securities and Exchange Commission or, if exempt from or not subject to registration with the Securities and Exchange Commission, any appropriate state securities regulator.
(2) The external manager is participating in a competitive bidding process, such as a request for proposals, subject to subdivision (a) of Section 22364 of the Education Code or subdivision (a) of Section 20153 of this code, as applicable, or has been selected through that process, and is providing services pursuant to a contract executed as a result of that competitive bidding process.
(3) The external manager, if selected through a competitive bidding process described in paragraph (2), has agreed to a fiduciary standard of care, as defined by the standards of conduct applicable to the retirement board of a public pension or retirement system and set forth in Section 17 of Article XVI of the California Constitution, when managing a portfolio of assets of a state public retirement system in California.
(d) For purposes of this section, “investment fund” has the same meaning as set forth in Section 7513.8.
(e) For purposes of this section, “investment vehicle” means a corporation, partnership, limited partnership, limited liability company, association, or other entity, either domestic or foreign, managed by an external manager in which a state public retirement system in California is the majority investor and that is organized in order to invest with, or retain the investment management services of, other external managers.

SEC. 146.

 Section 82048 of the Government Code is amended to read:

82048.
 (a) “Public official” means every member, officer, employee, or consultant of a state or local government agency.
(b) Notwithstanding subdivision (a), “public official” does not include the following:
(1) A judge or court commissioner in the judicial branch of government.
(2) A member of the Board of Governors and designated employees of the State Bar of California.
(3) A member of the Judicial Council.
(4) A member of the Commission on Judicial Performance, provided that the member is subject to the provisions of Article 2.5 (commencing with Section 6035) of Chapter 4 of Division 3 of the Business and Professions Code as provided in Section 6038 of that article.
(5) A federal officer or employee serving in an official federal capacity on a state or local government agency.

SEC. 147.

 Section 83100 of the Government Code is amended to read:

83100.
 There is hereby established in state government the Fair Political Practices Commission. The Commission shall have five members, including the chair. No more than three members of the Commission shall be members of the same political party.

SEC. 148.

 Section 83101 of the Government Code is amended to read:

83101.
 The chair and one additional member of the Commission shall be appointed by the Governor. The Governor’s appointees shall not be members of the same political party.

SEC. 149.

 Section 83102 of the Government Code is amended to read:

83102.
 (a) The Attorney General, the Secretary of State, and the Controller shall each appoint one member of the Commission.
(b) If the Attorney General, the Secretary of State, and the Controller are all members of the same political party, the chair of the state central committee of any other political party with a registration of more than five hundred thousand may submit to the Controller a list of not less than five persons who are qualified and willing to be members of the Commission. The list shall be submitted not less than ten days after the effective date of this chapter for the Controller’s initial appointment, and not later than January 2 immediately prior to any subsequent appointment by the Controller. If the Controller receives one or more lists pursuant to this section, the Controller’s appointment shall be made from one of such lists.

SEC. 150.

 Section 83103 of the Government Code is amended to read:

83103.
 Members and the chair of the Commission shall serve four-year terms beginning on February 1 and ending on January 31 or as soon thereafter as their successors are qualified, except that the initial appointees under Section 83102 shall serve six-year terms. A member or chair who has been appointed at the beginning of a term is not eligible for reappointment.

SEC. 151.

 Section 83104 of the Government Code is amended to read:

83104.
 Vacancies on the Commission shall be filled, within thirty days, by appointment of the same official who appointed the prior holder of the position. The provisions of Section 83102 (b) are not applicable to the filling of vacancies. Appointments to fill vacancies shall be for the unexpired term of the member or chair whom the appointee succeeds. A vacancy or vacancies shall not impair the right of the remaining members to exercise all of the powers of the board. Three members shall constitute a quorum.

SEC. 152.

 Section 83105 of the Government Code is amended to read:

83105.
 Each member of the commission shall be an elector. A member of the commission, during the member’s tenure, shall not hold any other public office, serve as an officer of any political party or partisan organization, participate in or contribute to an election campaign, or employ or be employed as a lobbyist nor, during the member’s term of appointment, seek election to any other public office. Members of the commission may be removed by the Governor, with concurrence of the Senate, for substantial neglect of duty, gross misconduct in office, inability to discharge the powers and duties of office or violation of this section, after written notice and opportunity for a reply.

SEC. 153.

 Section 83106 of the Government Code is amended to read:

83106.
 The chair of the Commission shall be compensated at the same rate as the president of the Public Utilities Commission. Each remaining member shall be compensated at the rate of one hundred dollars ($100) for each day on which the member engages in official duties. The members and chair of the Commission shall be reimbursed for expenses incurred in performance of their official duties.

SEC. 154.

 Section 83108 of the Government Code is amended to read:

83108.
 The Commission may delegate authority to the chair or the executive director to act in the name of the Commission between meetings of the Commission.

SEC. 155.

 Section 83114 of the Government Code is amended to read:

83114.
 (a) Any person may request the commission to issue an opinion with respect to that person’s duties under this title. The commission shall, within 14 days, either issue the opinion or advise the person who made the request whether an opinion will be issued. Any person who acts in good faith on an opinion issued to that person by the commission shall not be subject to criminal or civil penalties for so acting, provided that the material facts are as stated in the opinion request. The commission’s opinions shall be public records and may from time to time be published.
(b) Any person may request the commission to provide written advice with respect to the person’s duties under this title. Such advice shall be provided within 21 working days of the request, provided that the time may be extended for good cause. It shall be a complete defense in any enforcement proceeding initiated by the commission, and evidence of good faith conduct in any other civil or criminal proceeding, if the requester, at least 21 working days prior to the alleged violation, requested written advice from the commission in good faith, disclosed truthfully all the material facts, and committed the acts complained of either in reliance on the advice or because of the failure of the commission to provide advice within 21 days of the request or such later extended time.

SEC. 156.

 Section 83115.5 of the Government Code is amended to read:

83115.5.
 A finding of probable cause to believe this title has been violated shall not be made by the commission unless, at least 21 days prior to the commission’s consideration of the alleged violation, the person alleged to have violated this title is notified of the violation by service of process or registered mail with return receipt requested, provided with a summary of the evidence, and informed of that person’s right to be present in person and represented by counsel at any proceeding of the commission held for the purpose of considering whether probable cause exists for believing the person violated this title. Notice to the alleged violator shall be deemed made on the date of service, the date the registered mail receipt is signed, or, if the registered mail receipt is not signed, the date returned by the post office. A proceeding held for the purpose of considering probable cause shall be private unless the alleged violator files with the commission a written request that the proceeding be public.

SEC. 157.

 Section 83119 of the Government Code is amended to read:

83119.
 The Commission may refuse to excuse any person from testifying, or from producing books, records, correspondence, documents, or other evidence in obedience to the subpoena of the Commission notwithstanding an objection that the testimony or evidence required of that person may tend to incriminate that person. An individual shall not be prosecuted in any manner or subjected to any penalty or forfeiture whatever for or on account of any transaction, act, matter, or thing concerning which that person is compelled, after having claimed that person’s privilege against self-incrimination, to testify or produce evidence, except that the individual so testifying shall not be exempt from prosecution and punishment for perjury committed in so testifying. Immunity shall not be granted to any witness under this section unless the Commission has notified the Attorney General of its intention to grant immunity to the witness at least thirty days in advance, or unless the Attorney General waives this requirement.

SEC. 158.

 Section 84101 of the Government Code, as amended by Section 4 of Chapter 364 of the Statutes of 2015, is amended to read:

84101.
 (a) A committee that is a committee by virtue of subdivision (a) of Section 82013 shall file a statement of organization. The committee shall file the original of the statement of organization with the Secretary of State and shall also file a copy of the statement of organization with the local filing officer, if any, with whom the committee is required to file the originals of its campaign reports pursuant to Section 84215. The original and copy of the statement of organization shall be filed within 10 days after the committee has qualified as a committee. The Secretary of State shall assign a number to each committee that files a statement of organization and shall notify the committee of the number. The Secretary of State shall send a copy of statements filed pursuant to this section to the county elections official of each county that the Secretary of State deems appropriate. A county elections official who receives a copy of a statement of organization from the Secretary of State pursuant to this section shall send a copy of the statement to the clerk of each city in the county that the county elections official deems appropriate.
(b) In addition to filing the statement of organization as required by subdivision (a), if a committee qualifies as a committee under subdivision (a) of Section 82013 before the date of an election in connection with which the committee is required to file preelection statements, but after the closing date of the last campaign statement required to be filed before the election pursuant to Section 84200.8 or 84200.9, the committee shall file, by facsimile transmission, online transmission, guaranteed overnight delivery, or personal delivery within 24 hours of qualifying as a committee, the information required to be reported in the statement of organization. The information required by this subdivision shall be filed with the filing officer with whom the committee is required to file the originals of its campaign reports pursuant to Section 84215.
(c) If an independent expenditure committee qualifies as a committee pursuant to subdivision (a) of Section 82013 during the time period described in Section 82036.5 and makes independent expenditures of one thousand dollars ($1,000) or more to support or oppose a candidate or candidates for office, the committee shall file, by facsimile transmission, online transmission, guaranteed overnight delivery, or personal delivery within 24 hours of qualifying as a committee, the information required to be reported in the statement of organization. The information required by this section shall be filed with the filing officer with whom the committee is required to file the original of its campaign reports pursuant to Section 84215, and shall be filed at all locations required for the candidate or candidates supported or opposed by the independent expenditures. The filings required by this section are in addition to filings that may be required by Section 84204.
(d) For purposes of this section, in calculating whether two thousand dollars ($2,000) in contributions has been received, payments for a filing fee or for a statement of qualifications to appear in a sample ballot shall not be included if these payments have been made from the candidate’s personal funds.

SEC. 159.

 Section 84101 of the Government Code, as amended by Section 8 of Chapter 662 of the Statutes of 2018, is amended to read:

84101.
 (a) A committee that is a committee by virtue of subdivision (a) of Section 82013 shall file a statement of organization. The committee shall file the original of the statement of organization online or electronically with the Secretary of State and shall also file a copy of the statement of organization with the local filing officer, if any, with whom the committee is required to file the originals of its campaign reports pursuant to Section 84215. The original and copy of the statement of organization shall be filed within 10 days after the committee has qualified as a committee. The Secretary of State shall assign a number to each committee that files a statement of organization and shall notify the committee of the number. The Secretary of State shall email or send a copy of statements filed pursuant to this section to the county elections official of each county that the Secretary of State deems appropriate. A county elections official who receives a copy of a statement of organization from the Secretary of State pursuant to this section shall email or send a copy of the statement to the clerk of each city in the county that the county elections official deems appropriate.
(b) In addition to filing the statement of organization as required by subdivision (a), if a committee qualifies as a committee under subdivision (a) of Section 82013 within 16 days before the date of an election in connection with which the committee is required to file preelection statements, the committee shall file, within 24 hours of qualifying as a committee, the original of its statement of organization online or electronically with the Secretary of State, and a copy with the local filing officer, if any, with whom the committee is required to file the originals of its campaign reports pursuant to Section 84215 by email, fax, online transmission, guaranteed overnight delivery, or personal delivery.
(c) If an independent expenditure committee qualifies as a committee pursuant to subdivision (a) of Section 82013 during the time period described in Section 82036.5 and makes independent expenditures of one thousand dollars ($1,000) or more to support or oppose a candidate or candidates for office, the committee shall file, within 24 hours of qualifying as a committee, the original of its statement of organization online or electronically with the Secretary of State. The committee shall also file a copy of its statement with the filing officer with whom the committee is required to file the original of its campaign reports pursuant to Section 84215, and at all locations required for the candidate or candidates supported or opposed by the independent expenditures, by email, facsimile transmission, guaranteed overnight delivery, or personal delivery. The filings required by this section are in addition to filings that may be required by Section 84204.
(d) For purposes of this section, in calculating whether two thousand dollars ($2,000) in contributions has been received, payments for a filing fee or for a statement of qualifications to appear in a sample ballot shall not be included if these payments have been made from the candidate’s personal funds.

SEC. 160.

 Section 84203 of the Government Code, as amended by Section 1 of Chapter 18 of the Statutes of 2010, is amended to read:

84203.
 (a) Each candidate or committee that makes or receives a late contribution, as defined in Section 82036, shall report the late contribution to each office with which the candidate or committee is required to file its next campaign statement pursuant to Section 84215. The candidate or committee that makes the late contribution shall report the candidate or committee’s full name and street address and the full name and street address of the person to whom the late contribution has been made, the office sought if the recipient is a candidate, or the ballot measure number or letter if the recipient is a committee primarily formed to support or oppose a ballot measure, and the date and amount of the late contribution. The recipient of the late contribution shall report the recipient’s full name and street address, the date and amount of the late contribution, and whether the contribution was made in the form of a loan. The recipient shall also report the full name of the contributor, the contributor’s street address, occupation, and the name of the contributor’s employer, or, if self-employed, the name of the business.
(b) A late contribution shall be reported by facsimile transmission, guaranteed overnight delivery, or personal delivery within 24 hours of the time it is made in the case of the candidate or committee that makes the contribution and within 24 hours of the time it is received in the case of the recipient. If a late contribution is required to be reported to the Secretary of State, the report to the Secretary of State shall be by online or electronic transmission only. A late contribution shall be reported on subsequent campaign statements without regard to reports filed pursuant to this section.
(c) A late contribution need not be reported nor shall it be deemed accepted if it is not cashed, negotiated, or deposited and is returned to the contributor within 24 hours of its receipt.
(d) A report filed pursuant to this section shall be in addition to any other campaign statement required to be filed by this chapter.
(e) The report required pursuant to this section is not required to be filed by a candidate or committee that has disclosed the late contribution pursuant to subdivision (a) or (b) of Section 85309.

SEC. 161.

 Section 84203 of the Government Code, as amended by Section 14 of Chapter 662 of the Statutes of 2018, is amended to read:

84203.
 (a) Each candidate or committee that makes or receives a late contribution, as defined in Section 82036, shall report the late contribution to each office with which the candidate or committee is required to file its next campaign statement pursuant to Section 84215.
(1) The candidate or committee that makes the late contribution shall report the candidate or committee’s full name and street address and the full name and street address of the person to whom the late contribution has been made, the office sought if the recipient is a candidate, or the ballot measure number or letter if the recipient is a committee primarily formed to support or oppose a ballot measure, and the date and amount of the late contribution.
(2) The recipient of the late contribution shall report the recipient’s full name and street address, the date and amount of the late contribution, whether the contribution was a monetary contribution, in-kind contribution of goods or services, or a loan, the cumulative amount of contributions, and whether the contribution was for the primary, general, or other election, if required. The recipient shall also report the full name of the contributor, the contributor’s street address, occupation, and the name of the contributor’s employer, or, if self-employed, the name of the business.
(b) A late contribution shall be reported within 24 hours of the time it is made in the case of the candidate or committee that makes the contribution and within 24 hours of the time it is received in the case of the recipient. A late contribution shall be reported online or electronically, if required, or for a city or county committee filing in paper format, by email, fax, guaranteed overnight delivery, or personal delivery. If a late contribution is required to be reported to the Secretary of State, the report to the Secretary of State shall be by online or electronic transmission only. A late contribution shall be reported on subsequent campaign statements without regard to reports filed pursuant to this section.
(c) A late contribution need not be reported nor shall it be deemed accepted if it is not cashed, negotiated, or deposited and is returned to the contributor within 24 hours of its receipt.
(d) A report filed pursuant to this section shall be in addition to any other campaign statement required to be filed by this chapter.
(e) The report required pursuant to this section is not required to be filed by a candidate or committee that has disclosed the late contribution pursuant to subdivision (a) or (b) of Section 85309.

SEC. 162.

 Section 84211 of the Government Code, as amended by Section 4 of Chapter 853 of the Statutes of 2000, is amended to read:

84211.
 Each campaign statement required by this article shall contain all of the following information:
(a) The total amount of contributions received during the period covered by the campaign statement and the total cumulative amount of contributions received.
(b) The total amount of expenditures made during the period covered by the campaign statement and the total cumulative amount of expenditures made.
(c) The total amount of contributions received during the period covered by the campaign statement from persons who have given a cumulative amount of one hundred dollars ($100) or more.
(d) The total amount of contributions received during the period covered by the campaign statement from persons who have given a cumulative amount of less than one hundred dollars ($100).
(e) The balance of cash and cash equivalents on hand at the beginning and the end of the period covered by the campaign statement.
(f) If the cumulative amount of contributions (including loans) received from a person is one hundred dollars ($100) or more and a contribution or loan has been received from that person during the period covered by the campaign statement, all of the following:
(1) That person’s full name.
(2) That person’s street address.
(3) That person’s occupation.
(4) The name of that person’s employer, or, if self-employed, the name of the business.
(5) The date and amount received for each contribution received during the period covered by the campaign statement and, if the contribution is a loan, the interest rate for the loan.
(6) The cumulative amount of contributions.
(g) If the cumulative amount of loans received from or made to a person is one hundred dollars ($100) or more, and a loan has been received from or made to a person during the period covered by the campaign statement, or is outstanding during the period covered by the campaign statement, all of the following:
(1) That person’s full name.
(2) That person’s street address.
(3) That person’s occupation.
(4) The name of that person’s employer, or, if self-employed, the name of the business.
(5) The original date and amount of each loan.
(6) The due date and interest rate of the loan.
(7) The cumulative payment made or received to date at the end of the reporting period.
(8) The balance outstanding at the end of the reporting period.
(9) The cumulative amount of contributions.
(h) For each person, other than the filer, who is directly, indirectly, or contingently liable for repayment of a loan received or outstanding during the period covered by the campaign statement, all of the following:
(1) That person’s full name.
(2) That person’s street address.
(3) That person’s occupation.
(4) The name of that person’s employer, or, if self-employed, the name of the business.
(5) The amount of that person’s maximum liability outstanding.
(i) The total amount of expenditures made during the period covered by the campaign statement to persons who have received one hundred dollars ($100) or more.
(j) The total amount of expenditures made during the period covered by the campaign statement to persons who have received less than one hundred dollars ($100).
(k) For each person to whom an expenditure of one hundred dollars ($100) or more has been made during the period covered by the campaign statement, all of the following:
(1) That person’s full name.
(2) That person’s street address.
(3) The amount of each expenditure.
(4) A brief description of the consideration for which each expenditure was made.
(5) In the case of an expenditure which is a contribution to a candidate, elected officer, or committee or an independent expenditure to support or oppose a candidate or measure, in addition to the information required in paragraphs (1) to (4) above, the date of the contribution or independent expenditure, the cumulative amount of contributions made to a candidate, elected officer, or committee, or the cumulative amount of independent expenditures made relative to a candidate or measure; the full name of the candidate, and the office and district for which the candidate seeks nomination or election, or the number or letter of the measure; and the jurisdiction in which the measure or candidate is voted upon.
(6) The information required in paragraphs (1) to (4), inclusive, for each person, if different from the payee, who has provided consideration for an expenditure of five hundred dollars ($500) or more during the period covered by the campaign statement.
For purposes of subdivisions (i), (j), and (k) only, the terms “expenditure” or “expenditures” mean any individual payment or accrued expense, unless it is clear from surrounding circumstances that a series of payments or accrued expenses are for a single service or product.
(l) In the case of a controlled committee, an official committee of a political party, or an organization formed or existing primarily for political purposes, the amount and source of any miscellaneous receipt.
(m) If a committee is listed pursuant to subdivision (f), (g), (h), (k), (l), or (q), the number assigned to the committee by the Secretary of State shall be listed, or, if no number has been assigned, the full name and street address of the treasurer of the committee.
(n) In a campaign statement filed by a candidate who is a candidate in both a state primary and general election, such a candidate’s controlled committee, or a committee primarily formed to support or oppose such a candidate, the total amount of contributions received and the total amount of expenditures made for the period January 1 through June 30 and the total amount of contributions received and expenditures made for the period July 1 through December 31.
(o) The full name, residential or business address, and telephone number of the filer, or in the case of a campaign statement filed by a committee defined by subdivision (a) of Section 82013, the name, street address, and telephone number of the committee and of the committee treasurer. In the case of a committee defined by subdivision (b) or (c) of Section 82013, the name that the filer uses on campaign statements shall be the name by which the filer is identified for other legal purposes or any name by which the filer is commonly known to the public.
(p) If the campaign statement is filed by a candidate, the name, street address, and treasurer of any committee of which that candidate has knowledge which has received contributions or made expenditures on behalf of the candidate’s candidacy and whether the committee is controlled by the candidate.
(q) A contribution need not be reported nor shall it be deemed accepted if it is not cashed, negotiated, or deposited and is returned to the contributor before the closing date of the campaign statement on which the contribution would otherwise be reported.
(r) If a committee primarily formed for the qualification or support of, or opposition to, an initiative or ballot measure is required to report an expenditure to a business entity pursuant to subdivision (k) and 50 percent or more of the business entity is owned by a candidate or person controlling the committee, by an officer or employee of the committee, or by a spouse of any of these individuals, the committee’s campaign statement shall also contain, in addition to the information required by subdivision (k), that person’s name, the relationship of that person to the committee, and a description of that person’s ownership interest or position with the business entity.
(s) If a committee primarily formed for the qualification or support of, or opposition to, an initiative or ballot measure is required to report an expenditure to a business entity pursuant to subdivision (k), and a candidate or person controlling the committee, an officer or employee of the committee, or a spouse of any of these individuals is an officer, partner, consultant, or employee of the business entity, the committee’s campaign statement shall also contain, in addition to the information required by subdivision (k), that person’s name, the relationship of that person to the committee, and a description of that person’s ownership interest or position with the business entity.
(t) If the campaign statement is filed by a committee, as defined in subdivision (b) or (c) of Section 82013, information sufficient to identify the nature and interests of the filer, including:
(1) If the filer is an individual, the name and address of the filer’s employer, if any, or the filer’s principal place of business if the filer is self-employed, and a description of the business activity in which the filer or the filer’s employer is engaged.
(2) If the filer is a business entity, a description of the business activity in which it is engaged.
(3) If the filer is an industry, trade, or professional association, a description of the industry, trade, or profession which it represents, including a specific description of any portion or faction of the industry, trade, or profession which the association exclusively or primarily represents.
(4) If the filer is not an individual, business entity, or industry, trade, or professional association, a statement of the person’s nature and purposes, including a description of any industry, trade, profession, or other group with a common economic interest which the person principally represents or from which its membership or financial support is principally derived.

SEC. 163.

 Section 84211 of the Government Code, as amended by Section 17 of Chapter 662 of the Statutes of 2018, is amended to read:

84211.
 Each campaign statement required by this article shall contain all of the following information:
(a) The total amount of contributions received during the period covered by the campaign statement and the total cumulative amount of contributions received.
(b) The total amount of expenditures made during the period covered by the campaign statement and the total cumulative amount of expenditures made.
(c) The total amount of contributions received during the period covered by the campaign statement from persons who have given a cumulative amount of one hundred dollars ($100) or more.
(d) The total amount of contributions received during the period covered by the campaign statement from persons who have given a cumulative amount of less than one hundred dollars ($100).
(e) The balance of cash and cash equivalents on hand at the beginning and the end of the period covered by the campaign statement.
(f) If the cumulative amount of contributions (including loans) received from a person is one hundred dollars ($100) or more and a contribution or loan has been received from that person during the period covered by the campaign statement, all of the following:
(1) That person’s full name.
(2) That person’s street address.
(3) That person’s occupation.
(4) The name of that person’s employer, or, if self-employed, the name of the business.
(5) The date and amount received for each contribution received during the period covered by the campaign statement and whether the contribution was made in the form of a monetary contribution, in-kind contribution of goods or services, or a loan.
(6) The cumulative amount of contributions.
(g) If the cumulative amount of loans received from or made to a person is one hundred dollars ($100) or more, and a loan has been received from or made to a person during the period covered by the campaign statement, or is outstanding during the period covered by the campaign statement, all of the following:
(1) That person’s full name.
(2) That person’s street address.
(3) That person’s occupation.
(4) The name of that person’s employer, or, if self-employed, the name of the business.
(5) The original date and amount of each loan.
(6) The due date and interest rate of the loan.
(7) The cumulative payment made or received to date at the end of the reporting period.
(8) The balance outstanding at the end of the reporting period.
(9) The cumulative amount of contributions.
(h) For each person, other than the filer, who is directly, indirectly, or contingently liable for repayment of a loan received or outstanding during the period covered by the campaign statement, all of the following:
(1) That person’s full name.
(2) That person’s street address.
(3) That person’s occupation.
(4) The name of that person’s employer, or, if self-employed, the name of the business.
(5) The amount that person’s maximum liability outstanding.
(i) The total amount of expenditures made during the period covered by the campaign statement to persons who have received one hundred dollars ($100) or more.
(j) The total amount of expenditures made during the period covered by the campaign statement to persons who have received less than one hundred dollars ($100).
(k) For each person to whom an expenditure of one hundred dollars ($100) or more has been made during the period covered by the campaign statement, all of the following:
(1) That person’s full name.
(2) That person’s street address.
(3) The date and amount of each expenditure.
(4) A brief description of the consideration for which each expenditure was made.
(5) In the case of an expenditure which is a contribution to a candidate, elected officer, or committee or an independent expenditure to support or oppose a candidate or measure, in addition to the information required in paragraphs (1) to (4), inclusive, the date of the contribution or independent expenditure, the cumulative amount of contributions made to a candidate, elected officer, or committee, or the cumulative amount of independent expenditures made relative to a candidate or measure; the full name of the candidate, and the office and district for which the candidate seeks nomination or election, or the number or letter of the measure; and the jurisdiction in which the measure or candidate is voted upon.
(6) The information required in paragraphs (1) to (4), inclusive, for each person, if different from the payee, who has provided consideration for an expenditure of five hundred dollars ($500) or more during the period covered by the campaign statement.
For purposes of subdivisions (i), (j), and (k) only, the terms “expenditure” or “expenditures” mean any individual payment or accrued expense, unless it is clear from surrounding circumstances that a series of payments or accrued expenses are for a single service or product.
(l) In the case of a controlled committee, an official committee of a political party, or an organization formed or existing primarily for political purposes, the amount and source of any miscellaneous receipt.
(m) If a committee is listed pursuant to subdivision (f), (g), (h), (k), (l), or (p), the number assigned to the committee by the Secretary of State shall be listed, or, if a number has not been assigned, the full name and street address of the treasurer of the committee.
(n) In a campaign statement filed by a candidate who is a candidate in both a state primary and general election, such a candidate’s controlled committee, or a committee primarily formed to support or oppose such a candidate, the total amount of contributions received and the total amount of expenditures made for the period of January 1 through June 30 and the total amount of contributions received and expenditures made for the period of July 1 through December 31.
(o) The full name, residential or business address, email address, and telephone number of the filer, or, in the case of a campaign statement filed by a committee defined by subdivision (a) of Section 82013, the name, street address, email address, and telephone number of the committee and of the committee treasurer. In the case of a committee defined by subdivision (b) or (c) of Section 82013, the name that the filer uses on campaign statements shall be the name by which the filer is identified for other legal purposes or any name by which the filer is commonly known to the public.
(p) If the campaign statement is filed by a candidate, the name, street address, and treasurer of any committee of which the candidate has knowledge which has received contributions or made expenditures on behalf of the candidate’s candidacy and whether the committee is controlled by the candidate.
(q) A contribution need not be reported nor shall it be deemed accepted if it is not cashed, negotiated, or deposited and is returned to the contributor before the closing date of the campaign statement on which the contribution would otherwise be reported.
(r) If a committee primarily formed for the qualification or support of, or opposition to, an initiative or ballot measure is required to report an expenditure to a business entity pursuant to subdivision (k) and 50 percent or more of the business entity is owned by a candidate or person controlling the committee, by an officer or employee of the committee, or by a spouse of any of these individuals, the committee’s campaign statement shall also contain, in addition to the information required by subdivision (k), that person’s name, the relationship of that person to the committee, and a description of that person’s ownership interest or position with the business entity.
(s) If a committee primarily formed for the qualification or support of, or opposition to, an initiative or ballot measure is required to report an expenditure to a business entity pursuant to subdivision (k), and a candidate or person controlling the committee, an officer or employee of the committee, or a spouse of any of these individuals is an officer, partner, consultant, or employee of the business entity, the committee’s campaign statement shall also contain, in addition to the information required by subdivision (k), that person’s name, the relationship of that person to the committee, and a description of that person’s ownership interest or position with the business entity.
(t) If the campaign statement is filed by a committee, as defined in subdivision (b) or (c) of Section 82013, information sufficient to identify the nature and interests of the filer, including:
(1) If the filer is an individual, the name and address of the filer’s employer, if any, or the filer’s principal place of business if the filer is self-employed, and a description of the business activity in which the filer or the filer’s employer is engaged.
(2) If the filer is a business entity, a description of the business activity in which it is engaged.
(3) If the filer is an industry, trade, or professional association, a description of the industry, trade, or profession which it represents, including a specific description of any portion or faction of the industry, trade, or profession which the association exclusively or primarily represents.
(4) If the filer is not an individual, business entity, or industry, trade, or professional association, a statement of the person’s nature and purposes, including a description of any industry, trade, profession, or other group with a common economic interest which the person principally represents or from which its membership or financial support is principally derived.

SEC. 164.

 Section 84213 of the Government Code, as amended by Section 7 of Chapter 496 of the Statutes of 2012, is amended to read:

84213.
 (a) A candidate or state measure proponent shall verify the candidate’s or proponent’s campaign statement and the campaign statement of each committee subject to the candidate or state measure proponent’s control. The verification shall be in accordance with the provisions of Section 81004 except that it shall state that to the best of the candidate or state measure proponent’s knowledge the treasurer of each controlled committee used all reasonable diligence in the preparation of the committee’s statement. This section does not relieve the treasurer of any committee from the obligation to verify each campaign statement filed by the committee pursuant to Section 81004.
(b) If a committee is required to file a campaign statement or report disclosing an independent expenditure pursuant to this title, a principal officer of the committee or, in the case of a controlled committee, the candidate or state measure proponent or opponent who controls the committee shall sign a verification on a report prescribed by the Commission. Notwithstanding any other provision of this title, the report containing the verification required by this subdivision shall be filed only with the Commission. The verification shall read as follows:
I have not received any unreported contributions or reimbursements to make these independent expenditures. I have not coordinated any expenditure made during this reporting period with the candidate or the opponent of the candidate who is the subject of the expenditure, with the proponent or the opponent of the state measure that is the subject of the expenditure, or with the agents of the candidate or the opponent of the candidate or the state measure proponent or opponent.

SEC. 165.

 Section 84213 of the Government Code, as amended by Section 18 of Chapter 662 of the Statutes of 2018, is amended to read:

84213.
 (a) A candidate or state measure proponent shall verify the candidate’s or proponent’s campaign statement and the campaign statement of each committee subject to the candidate or state measure proponent’s control. The verification shall be in accordance with the provisions of Section 81004 except that it shall state that to the best of the candidate or state measure proponent’s knowledge the treasurer of each controlled committee used all reasonable diligence in the preparation of the committee’s statement. This section does not relieve the treasurer of any committee from the obligation to verify each campaign statement filed by the committee pursuant to Section 81004.
(b) If a committee is required to file a campaign statement or report disclosing an independent expenditure pursuant to this title, a principal officer of the committee or, in the case of a controlled committee, the candidate or state measure proponent or opponent who controls the committee shall sign a verification on the campaign statement or report that reads as follows:

“I have not received any unreported contributions or reimbursements to make these independent expenditures. I have not coordinated any expenditure made during this reporting period with the candidate or the opponent of the candidate who is the subject of the expenditure, with the proponent or the opponent of the state measure that is the subject of the expenditure, or with the agents of the candidate or the opponent of the candidate or the state measure proponent or opponent.”

SEC. 166.

 Section 84219 of the Government Code, as amended by Section 7 of Chapter 853 of the Statutes of 2000, is amended to read:

84219.
 Whenever a slate mailer organization is required to file campaign reports pursuant to Section 84218, the campaign report shall include the following information:
(a) The total amount of receipts during the period covered by the campaign statement and the total cumulative amount of receipts. For purposes of this section only, “receipts” means payments received by a slate mailer organization for production and distribution of slate mailers.
(b) The total amount of disbursements made during the period covered by the campaign statement and the total cumulative amount of disbursements. For purposes of this section only, “disbursements” means payment made by a slate mailer organization for the production or distribution of slate mailers.
(c) For each candidate or committee that is a source of receipts totaling one hundred dollars ($100) or more during the period covered by the campaign statement:
(1) The name of the candidate or committee, identification of the jurisdiction and the office sought or ballot measure number or letter, and, if the source is a committee, the committee’s identification number, street address, and the name of the candidate or measure on whose behalf or in opposition to which the payment is made.
(2) The date and amount received for each receipt totaling one hundred dollars ($100) or more during the period covered by the campaign statement.
(3) The cumulative amount of receipts on behalf of or in opposition to the candidate or measure.
(d) For each person other than a candidate or committee who is a source of receipts totaling one hundred dollars ($100) or more during the period covered by the campaign statement:
(1) Identification of the jurisdiction, office or ballot measure, and name of the candidate or measure on whose behalf or in opposition to which the payment was made.
(2) Full name, street address, name of employer, or, if self-employed, name of business of the source of receipts.
(3) The date and amount received for each receipt totaling one hundred dollars ($100) or more during the period covered by the campaign statement.
(4) The cumulative amount of receipts on behalf of or in opposition to the candidate or measure.
(e) For each candidate or ballot measure not reported pursuant to subdivision (c) or (d), but who was supported or opposed in a slate mailer sent by the slate mailer organization during the period covered by the report, identification of jurisdiction, office or ballot measure, and name of the candidate or measure who was supported or opposed.
(f) The total amount of disbursements made during the period covered by the campaign statement to persons who have received one hundred dollars ($100) or more.
(g) The total amount of disbursements made during the period covered by the campaign statement to persons who have received less than one hundred dollars ($100).
(h) For each person to whom a disbursement of one hundred dollars ($100) or more has been made during the period covered by the campaign statement:
(1) That person’s full name.
(2) That person’s street address.
(3) The amount of each disbursement.
(4) A brief description of the consideration for which each disbursement was made.
(5) The information required in paragraphs (1) to (4), inclusive, for each person, if different from the payee, who has provided consideration for a disbursement of five hundred dollars ($500) or more during the period covered by the campaign statement.
(i) Cumulative disbursements, totaling one thousand dollars ($1,000) or more, made directly or indirectly to any person listed in the slate mailer organization’s statement of organization. For purposes of this subdivision, a disbursement is made indirectly to a person if it is intended for the benefit of or use by that person or a member of the person’s immediate family, or if it is made to a business entity in which the person or member of the person’s immediate family is a partner, shareholder, owner, director, trustee, officer, employee, consultant, or holds any position of management or in which the person or member of the person’s immediate family has an investment of one thousand dollars ($1,000) or more. This subdivision does not apply to any disbursement made to a business entity whose securities are publicly traded.
(j) The full name, street address, and telephone number of the slate mailer organization and of the treasurer.
(k) Whenever a slate mailer organization also qualifies as a general purpose committee pursuant to Section 82027.5, the campaign report shall include, in addition to the information required by this section, the information required by Section 84211.

SEC. 167.

 Section 84219 of the Government Code, as amended by Section 21 of Chapter 662 of the Statutes of 2018, is amended to read:

84219.
 Whenever a slate mailer organization is required to file campaign reports pursuant to Section 84218, the campaign report shall include the following information:
(a) The total amount of receipts during the period covered by the campaign statement and the total cumulative amount of receipts. For purposes of this section only, “receipts” means payments received by a slate mailer organization for production and distribution of slate mailers.
(b) The total amount of disbursements made during the period covered by the campaign statement and the total cumulative amount of disbursements. For purposes of this section only, “disbursements” means payment made by a slate mailer organization for the production or distribution of slate mailers.
(c) For each candidate or committee that is a source of receipts totaling one hundred dollars ($100) or more during the period covered by the campaign statement:
(1) The name of the candidate or committee, identification of the jurisdiction and the office sought or ballot measure number or letter, and, if the source is a committee, the committee’s identification number, street address, and the name of the candidate or measure on whose behalf or in opposition to which the payment is made.
(2) The date and amount received for each receipt totaling one hundred dollars ($100) or more during the period covered by the campaign statement.
(3) The cumulative amount of receipts on behalf of or in opposition to the candidate or measure.
(d) For each person other than a candidate or committee who is a source of receipts totaling one hundred dollars ($100) or more during the period covered by the campaign statement:
(1) Identification of the jurisdiction, office or ballot measure, and name of the candidate or measure on whose behalf or in opposition to which the payment was made.
(2) Full name, street address, name of employer, or, if self-employed, name of business of the source of receipts.
(3) The date and amount received for each receipt totaling one hundred dollars ($100) or more during the period covered by the campaign statement.
(4) The cumulative amount of receipts on behalf of or in opposition to the candidate or measure.
(e) For each candidate or ballot measure not reported pursuant to subdivision (c) or (d), but who was supported or opposed in a slate mailer sent by the slate mailer organization during the period covered by the report, identification of jurisdiction, office or ballot measure, and name of the candidate or measure who was supported or opposed.
(f) The total amount of disbursements made during the period covered by the campaign statement to persons who have received one hundred dollars ($100) or more.
(g) The total amount of disbursements made during the period covered by the campaign statement to persons who have received less than one hundred dollars ($100).
(h) For each person to whom a disbursement of one hundred dollars ($100) or more has been made during the period covered by the campaign statement:
(1) That person’s full name.
(2) That person’s street address.
(3) The date and amount of each disbursement.
(4) A brief description of the consideration for which each disbursement was made.
(5) The information required in paragraphs (1) to (4), inclusive, for each person, if different from the payee, who has provided consideration for a disbursement of five hundred dollars ($500) or more during the period covered by the campaign statement.
(i) Cumulative disbursements, totaling one thousand dollars ($1,000) or more, made directly or indirectly to any person listed in the slate mailer organization’s statement of organization. For purposes of this subdivision, a disbursement is made indirectly to a person if it is intended for the benefit of or use by that person or a member of the person’s immediate family, or if it is made to a business entity in which the person or member of the person’s immediate family is a partner, shareholder, owner, director, trustee, officer, employee, consultant, or holds any position of management or in which the person or member of the person’s immediate family has an investment of one thousand dollars ($1,000) or more. This subdivision does not apply to any disbursement made to a business entity whose securities are publicly traded.
(j) The full name, street address, email address, and telephone number of the slate mailer organization and of the treasurer.
(k) Whenever a slate mailer organization also qualifies as a general purpose committee pursuant to Section 82027.5, the campaign report shall include, in addition to the information required by this section, the information required by Section 84211.

SEC. 168.

 Section 84302 of the Government Code is amended to read:

84302.
 A person shall not make a contribution on behalf of another, or while acting as the intermediary or agent of another, without disclosing to the recipient of the contribution both that person’s own full name and street address, occupation, and the name of that person’s employer, if any, or that person’s principal place of business if that person is self-employed, and the full name and street address, occupation, and the name of employer, if any, or principal place of business if self-employed, of the other person for whom the contribution is made. The recipient of the contribution shall include in the recipient’s campaign statement the full name and street address, occupation, and the name of the employer, if any, or the principal place of business if self-employed, of both the intermediary and the contributor.

SEC. 169.

 Section 84306 of the Government Code is amended to read:

84306.
 All contributions received by a person acting as an agent of a candidate shall be reported promptly to the candidate or any of the candidate’s designated agents. All contributions received by a person acting as an agent of a committee shall be reported promptly to the committee’s treasurer or any of the treasurer’s designated agents. “Promptly” as used in this section means not later than the closing date of any campaign statement the committee or candidate for whom the contribution is intended is required to file.

SEC. 170.

 Section 84308 of the Government Code is amended to read:

84308.
 (a) The definitions set forth in this subdivision shall govern the interpretation of this section.
(1) “Party” means any person who files an application for, or is the subject of, a proceeding involving a license, permit, or other entitlement for use.
(2) “Participant” means any person who is not a party but who actively supports or opposes a particular decision in a proceeding involving a license, permit, or other entitlement for use and who has a financial interest in the decision, as described in Article 1 (commencing with Section 87100) of Chapter 7. A person actively supports or opposes a particular decision in a proceeding if that person lobbies in person the officers or employees of the agency, testifies in person before the agency, or otherwise acts to influence officers of the agency.
(3) “Agency” means an agency as defined in Section 82003 except that it does not include the courts or any agency in the judicial branch of government, local governmental agencies whose members are directly elected by the voters, the Legislature, the Board of Equalization, or constitutional officers. However, this section applies to any person who is a member of an exempted agency but is acting as a voting member of another agency.
(4) “Officer” means any elected or appointed officer of an agency, any alternate to an elected or appointed officer of an agency, and any candidate for elective office in an agency.
(5) “License, permit, or other entitlement for use” means all business, professional, trade, and land use licenses and permits and all other entitlements for use, including all entitlements for land use, all contracts (other than competitively bid, labor, or personal employment contracts), and all franchises.
(6) “Contribution” includes contributions to candidates and committees in federal, state, or local elections.
(b) An officer of an agency shall not accept, solicit, or direct a contribution of more than two hundred fifty dollars ($250) from any party, or a party’s agent, or from any participant, or a participant’s agent, while a proceeding involving a license, permit, or other entitlement for use is pending before the agency and for three months following the date a final decision is rendered in the proceeding if the officer knows or has reason to know that the participant has a financial interest, as that term is used in Article 1 (commencing with Section 87100) of Chapter 7. This prohibition shall apply regardless of whether the officer accepts, solicits, or directs the contribution on the officer’s own behalf, or on behalf of any other officer, or on behalf of any candidate for office or on behalf of any committee.
(c) Prior to rendering any decision in a proceeding involving a license, permit, or other entitlement for use pending before an agency, each officer of the agency who received a contribution within the preceding 12 months in an amount of more than two hundred fifty dollars ($250) from a party or from any participant shall disclose that fact on the record of the proceeding. No officer of an agency shall make, participate in making, or in any way attempt to use the officer’s official position to influence the decision in a proceeding involving a license, permit, or other entitlement for use pending before the agency if the officer has willfully or knowingly received a contribution in an amount of more than two hundred fifty dollars ($250) within the preceding 12 months from a party or a party’s agent, or from any participant, or a participant’s agent, if the officer knows or has reason to know that the participant has a financial interest in the decision, as that term is described with respect to public officials in Article 1 (commencing with Section 87100) of Chapter 7.
If an officer receives a contribution which would otherwise require disqualification under this section, returns the contribution within 30 days from the time the officer knows, or should have known, about the contribution and the proceeding involving a license, permit, or other entitlement for use, the officer shall be permitted to participate in the proceeding.
(d) A party to a proceeding before an agency involving a license, permit, or other entitlement for use shall disclose on the record of the proceeding any contribution in an amount of more than two hundred fifty dollars ($250) made within the preceding 12 months by the party, or the party’s agent, to any officer of the agency. A party, or agent to a party, to a proceeding involving a license, permit, or other entitlement for use pending before any agency or a participant, or agent to a participant, in the proceeding shall not make a contribution of more than two hundred fifty dollars ($250) to any officer of that agency during the proceeding and for three months following the date a final decision is rendered by the agency in the proceeding. When a closed corporation is a party to, or a participant in, a proceeding involving a license, permit, or other entitlement for use pending before an agency, the majority shareholder is subject to the disclosure and prohibition requirements specified in subdivisions (b), (c), and this subdivision.
(e) This section shall not be construed to imply that any contribution subject to being reported under this title shall not be so reported.

SEC. 171.

 Section 84602.3 of the Government Code is amended to read:

84602.3.
 The Secretary of State shall conspicuously post on the Secretary of State’s internet website hyperlinks to the internet website of any local government agency that contains publicly-disclosed campaign finance information. The Secretary of State shall update these hyperlinks no later than December 31 of each year.

SEC. 172.

 Section 85201 of the Government Code is amended to read:

85201.
 (a) Upon the filing of the statement of intention pursuant to Section 85200, the individual shall establish one campaign contribution account at an office of a financial institution located in the state.
(b) As required by subdivision (f) of Section 84102, a candidate who raises contributions of two thousand dollars ($2,000) or more in a calendar year shall set forth the name and address of the financial institution where the candidate has established a campaign contribution account and the account number on the committee statement of organization filed pursuant to Sections 84101 and 84103.
(c) All contributions or loans made to the candidate, to a person on behalf of the candidate, or to the candidate’s controlled committee shall be deposited in the account.
(d) Any personal funds which will be utilized to promote the election of the candidate shall be deposited in the account prior to expenditure.
(e) All campaign expenditures shall be made from the account.
(f) Subdivisions (d) and (e) do not apply to a candidate’s payment for a filing fee and statement of qualifications from the candidate’s personal funds.
(g) This section does not apply to a candidate who will not receive contributions and who makes expenditures from personal funds of less than two thousand dollars ($2,000) in a calendar year to support the candidate’s candidacy. For purposes of this section, a candidate’s payment for a filing fee and statement of qualifications shall not be included in calculating the total expenditures made.
(h) An individual who raises contributions from others for that individual’s campaign, but who raises or spends less than two thousand dollars ($2,000) in a calendar year, and does not qualify as a committee under Section 82013, shall establish a campaign contribution account pursuant to subdivision (a), but is not required to file a committee statement of organization pursuant to Section 84101 or other statement of bank account information.

SEC. 173.

 Section 85312 of the Government Code is amended to read:

85312.
 For purposes of this title, payments for communications to members, employees, shareholders, or families of members, employees, or shareholders of an organization for the purpose of supporting or opposing a candidate or a ballot measure are not contributions or expenditures, provided those payments are not made for general public advertising such as broadcasting, billboards, and newspaper advertisements. However, payments made by a political party for communications to a member who is registered as expressing a preference for that party on that member’s affidavit of registration pursuant to Sections 2150, 2151, and 2152 of the Elections Code that would otherwise qualify as contributions or expenditures shall be reported in accordance with Article 2 (commencing with Section 84200) of Chapter 4, and Chapter 4.6 (commencing with Section 84600), of this title.

SEC. 174.

 Section 85319 of the Government Code is amended to read:

85319.
 A candidate for state elective office may return all or part of any contribution to the donor who made the contribution at any time, whether or not other contributions are returned, except a contribution that the candidate for state elective office made to that candidate’s own controlled committee.

SEC. 175.

 Section 85401 of the Government Code is amended to read:

85401.
 (a) Each candidate for elective state office shall file a statement of acceptance or rejection of the voluntary expenditure limits set forth in Section 85400 at the time the candidate files the statement of intention specified in Section 85200.
(b) A candidate may, until the deadline for filing nomination papers set forth in Section 8020 of the Elections Code, change the candidate’s statement of acceptance or rejection of voluntary expenditure limits provided the candidate has not exceeded the voluntary expenditure limits. A candidate shall not change the candidate’s statement of acceptance or rejection of voluntary expenditure limits more than twice after the candidate’s initial filing of the statement of intention for that election and office.
(c) Any candidate for elective state office who declined to accept the voluntary expenditure limits but who nevertheless does not exceed the limits in the primary, special primary, or special election, may file a statement of acceptance of the expenditure limits for a general or special runoff election within 14 days following the primary, special primary, or special election.
(d) Notwithstanding Section 81004.5 or any other provision of this title, a candidate shall not change the candidate’s statement of acceptance or rejection of voluntary expenditure limits other than as provided for by this section and Section 85402.

SEC. 176.

 Section 85402 of the Government Code is amended to read:

85402.
 (a) Any candidate for elective state office who has filed a statement accepting the voluntary expenditure limits is not bound by those limits if an opposing candidate contributes personal funds to the opposing candidate’s own campaign in excess of the limits set forth in Section 85400.
(b) The commission shall require by regulation timely notification by candidates for elective state office who make personal contributions to their own campaign.

SEC. 177.

 Section 85703 of the Government Code is amended to read:

85703.
 (a) This act does not nullify contribution limitations or prohibitions of any local jurisdiction that apply to elections for local elective office, except that these limitations and prohibitions shall not conflict with Section 85312. However, a local jurisdiction shall not impose any contribution limitations or prohibitions on an elected member of, or a candidate for election to, a county central committee of a qualified political party, or on a committee primarily formed to support or oppose a person seeking election to a county central committee of a qualified political party.
(b) Limitations and prohibitions imposed by a local jurisdiction on payments for a member communication, as defined in subdivision (c), that conflict with Section 85312 and which are thereby prohibited by subdivision (a) include, but are not limited to, any of the following:
(1) Source restrictions on payments for member communications that are not expressly made applicable to member communications by a state statute or by a regulation adopted by the Commission pursuant to Section 83112.
(2) Limitations on payments to a political party committee for a member communication that are not expressly made applicable to member communications by a state statute or by a regulation adopted by the Commission pursuant to Section 83112.
(3) Limitations on the scope of payments considered directly related to the making of a member communication, including costs associated with the formulation, design, production, and distribution of the communication such as surveys, list acquisition, and consulting fees that are not expressly made applicable to member communications by a state statute or by a regulation adopted by the Commission pursuant to Section 83112.
(c) For purposes of this section, “member communication” means a communication, within the meaning of Section 85312, to members, employees, shareholders, or families of members, employees, or shareholders of an organization, including a communication by a political party to a member who is registered as expressing a preference for that party on that member’s affidavit of registration pursuant to Sections 2150, 2151, and 2152 of the Elections Code.

SEC. 178.

 Section 86103 of the Government Code, as amended by Section 2 of Chapter 574 of the Statutes of 1997, is amended to read:

86103.
 A lobbyist certification shall include all of the following:
(a) A recent photograph of the lobbyist, the size of which shall be prescribed by the Secretary of State.
(b) The full name, business address, and telephone number of the lobbyist.
(c) A statement that the lobbyist has read and understands the prohibitions contained in Sections 86203 and 86205.
(d) (1) In the case of a lobbyist who filed a completed lobbyist certification in connection with the last regular session of the Legislature, a statement that the lobbyist has completed, within the previous 12 months or will complete no later than June 30 of the following year, the course described in subdivision (b) of Section 8956. If the lobbyist certification states that the lobbyist will complete the course no later than June 30 of the following year, the certification shall be accepted on a conditional basis. Thereafter, if the lobbyist completes the course no later than June 30 of the following year, the lobbyist shall file a new lobbyist certification with the Secretary of State which shall replace the conditional lobbyist certification previously filed. If the lobbyist certification states that the lobbyist will complete the course no later than June 30 of the following year and the lobbyist fails to do so, the conditional lobbyist certification shall be void and the individual shall not act as a lobbyist pursuant to this title until the individual has completed the course and filed with the Secretary of State a lobbyist certification stating that the individual has completed the course and the date of completion. It shall be a violation of this section for any individual to act as a lobbyist pursuant to this title once that individual’s conditional certification is void.
(2) If, in the case of a new lobbyist certification, the lobbyist has not completed the course within the previous 12 months, the lobbyist certification shall include a statement that the lobbyist will complete a scheduled course within 12 months, and the lobbyist certification shall be accepted on a conditional basis. Following the lobbyist’s completion of the ethics course, the lobbyist shall file a new lobbyist certification with the Secretary of State which shall replace the conditional lobbyist certification previously filed. If the new lobbyist certification states that the lobbyist will complete the course within 12 months and the lobbyist fails to do so, the conditional lobbyist certification shall be void and the individual shall not act as a lobbyist pursuant to this title until that individual has completed the course and filed with the Secretary of State a lobbyist certification stating the individual has completed the course and the date of completion. It shall be a violation of this section for any individual to act as a lobbyist pursuant to this title once that individual’s conditional certification is void.
(e) Any other information required by the commission consistent with the purposes and provisions of this chapter.

SEC. 179.

 Section 86103 of the Government Code, as amended by Section 31 of Chapter 662 of the Statutes of 2018, is amended to read:

86103.
 A lobbyist certification shall include all of the following:
(a) A recent photograph of the lobbyist, in a size prescribed by the Secretary of State.
(b) The lobbyist’s full name, business address, email address, and telephone number.
(c) A statement that the lobbyist has read and understands the prohibitions contained in Sections 86203 and 86205.
(d) A statement regarding the lobbyist’s completion of the ethics course described in subdivision (b) of Section 8956 as follows:
(1) For a lobbyist who filed a completed lobbyist certification in connection with the last regular session of the Legislature, either of the following statements:
(A) That the lobbyist has completed the ethics course within the previous 12 months.
(B) That the lobbyist will complete the ethics course no later than June 30 of the following year, in which case the certification shall be accepted on a conditional basis.
(2) In the case of a new lobbyist certification, if the lobbyist has not completed the course within the previous 12 months, the lobbyist certification shall include a statement that the lobbyist will complete the course within 12 months. The lobbyist certification shall be accepted on a conditional basis.
(3) If a lobbyist certification is accepted on a conditional basis, the lobbyist shall timely complete the ethics course and file a new lobbyist certification to replace the conditional lobbyist certification. If the lobbyist fails to timely complete the ethics course, the conditional lobbyist certification shall be void and the individual shall not act as a lobbyist under this title until the individual completes the course and files a lobbyist certification stating the date of completion. It is a violation of this section for any individual to act as a lobbyist under this title once that individual’s conditional certification is void.
(4) The date and confirmation that an individual has completed the ethics course may be transmitted to the Secretary of State by the legislative ethics committee.
(e) Any other information required by the commission consistent with the purposes and provisions of this chapter.
(f) Registration fees required by Section 86102 shall be paid online at the time a lobbyist certification is submitted for registration to be active.

SEC. 180.

 Section 86104 of the Government Code, as amended by Section 1 of Chapter 459 of the Statutes of 1987, is amended to read:

86104.
 The registration of a lobbying firm shall include:
(a) The full name, business address, and telephone number of the lobbying firm.
(b) A list of the lobbyists who are partners, owners, officers, or employees of the lobbying firm.
(c) The lobbyist certification of each lobbyist in the lobbying firm.
(d) For each person with whom the lobbying firm contracts to provide the following lobbying services:
(1) The full name, business address, and telephone number of the person.
(2) A written authorization signed by the person.
(3) The time period of the contract.
(4) Information sufficient to identify the nature and interests of the person including:
(A) If the person is an individual, the name and address of the person’s employer, if any, or the person’s principal place of business if the person is self-employed, and a description of the business activity in which the person or the person’s employer is engaged.
(B) If the person is a business entity, a description of the business activity in which it is engaged.
(C) If the person is an industry, trade, or professional association, a description of the industry, trade, or profession which it represents including a specific description of any portion or faction of the industry, trade, or profession which the association exclusively or primarily represents and, if the association has not more than 50 members, the names of the members.
(D) If the person is not an individual, business entity, or industry, trade, or professional association, a statement of the person’s nature and purposes, including a description of any industry, trade, profession, or other group with a common economic interest which the person principally represents or from which its membership or financial support is principally derived.
(5) The lobbying interests of the person.
(6) A list of the state agencies whose legislative or administrative actions the lobbying firm will attempt to influence for the person.
(e) The name and title of a partner, owner, or officer of the lobbying firm who is responsible for filing statements and reports and keeping records required by this chapter on behalf of the lobbying firm, and a statement signed by the designated responsible person that such person has read and understands the prohibitions contained in Sections 86203 and 86205.
(f) Any other information required by the commission consistent with the purposes and provisions of this chapter.

SEC. 181.

 Section 86104 of the Government Code, as amended by Section 32 of Chapter 662 of the Statutes of 2018, is amended to read:

86104.
 The registration of a lobbying firm shall include:
(a) The full name, business address, email address, and telephone number of the lobbying firm.
(b) A list of the lobbyists who are partners, owners, officers, or employees of the lobbying firm.
(c) The lobbyist certification of each lobbyist in the lobbying firm.
(d) The following information regarding each person with whom the lobbying firm contracts to provide lobbying services:
(1) The full name, business address, email address, and telephone number of the person.
(2) An authorization electronically confirmed by the person.
(3) The time period of the contract.
(4) Information sufficient to identify the nature and interests of the person including:
(A) For an individual, the name and address of the person’s employer, if any, or if self-employed the person’s principal place of business, and a description of the business activity in which the person or the person’s employer is engaged.
(B) For a business entity, a description of the business activity in which it is engaged.
(C) For an industry, trade, or professional association, a description of the industry, trade, or profession it represents, including a specific description of any part or faction of the industry, trade, or profession the association exclusively or primarily represents and, if the association has 50 or fewer members, the names of the members.
(D) For other persons, a statement of the person’s nature and purposes, including a description of any industry, trade, profession, or other group with a common economic interest that the person principally represents or from which its membership or financial support is principally derived.
(5) The lobbying interests of the person.
(6) A list of the state agencies whose legislative or administrative actions the lobbying firm will attempt to influence for the person.
(e) The name and title of a partner, owner, or officer of the lobbying firm who is responsible for filing statements and reports and keeping records required by this chapter on behalf of the lobbying firm, and a statement signed by the designated responsible person that such person has read and understands the prohibitions contained in Sections 86203 and 86205.
(f) Any other information required by the commission consistent with the purposes and provisions of this chapter.

SEC. 182.

 Section 86106 of the Government Code is amended to read:

86106.
 Each registered lobbying firm and lobbyist employer which will be conducting activities which require registration shall renew its registration by filing photographs of its lobbyists, authorizations, and a registration statement between November 1 and December 31, of each even-numbered year. Each lobbyist shall renew the lobbyist’s own lobbyist certification in connection with the renewal of registration by the lobbyist’s lobbying firm or employer.

SEC. 183.

 Section 86107 of the Government Code, as amended by Section 9 of Chapter 18 of the Statutes of 2010, is amended to read:

86107.
 (a) If any change occurs in any of the information contained in a registration statement, an appropriate amendment shall be filed both by online or electronic means and physically, submitting the original one copy of the amendment, in paper format, with the Secretary of State within 20 days after the change. However, if the change includes the name of a person by whom a lobbying firm is retained, the registration statement of the lobbying firm shall be amended and filed to show that change prior to the lobbying firm’s attempting to influence any legislative or administrative action on behalf of that person. Lobbying firms and lobbyist employers that, during a regular session of the Legislature, cease all activity that required registration shall file a notice of termination within 20 days after the cessation. Lobbying firms and lobbyist employers that, at the close of a regular session of the Legislature, cease all activity that required registration are not required to file a notice of termination.
(b) If any change occurs in any of the information contained in a lobbyist certification or if a lobbyist terminates all activity that required the certification, the lobbyist shall submit an amended certification or notice of termination to the lobbyist’s lobbying firm or lobbyist employer for filing with the Secretary of State within the time limits specified in subdivision (a). A lobbyist who, at the close of a regular session of the Legislature, ceases all activity that required certification is not required to file a notice of termination.
(c) Lobbyists and lobbying firms are subject to Section 86203 for the earlier of six months after filing a notice of termination or six months after the close of a regular session of the Legislature at the close of which the lobbyist or lobbying firm ceased all activity that required certification or registration.

SEC. 184.

 Section 86107 of the Government Code, as amended by Section 34 of Chapter 662 of the Statutes of 2018, is amended to read:

86107.
 (a) If any information in a registration statement changes, an appropriate amendment shall be filed online or electronically with the Secretary of State within 20 days after the change. However, if the change includes the name of a person by whom a lobbying firm is retained, the registration statement of the lobbying firm shall be amended and filed to show that change prior to the lobbying firm’s attempting to influence any legislative or administrative action on behalf of that person. Lobbying firms and lobbyist employers that, during a regular session of the Legislature, cease all activity that required registration shall file a notice of termination within 20 days after the cessation. Lobbying firms and lobbyist employers that, at the close of a regular session of the Legislature, cease all activity that required registration are not required to file a notice of termination.
(b) If any information in a lobbyist certification changes, or if a lobbyist terminates all activity that required the certification, the lobbyist shall submit an amended certification or notice of termination to the lobbyist’s lobbying firm or lobbyist employer for filing with the Secretary of State within the time limits specified in subdivision (a). A lobbyist who, at the close of a regular session of the Legislature, ceases all activity that required certification is not required to file a notice of termination.
(c) Lobbyists and lobbying firms are subject to the gift limits in Section 86203 for the earlier of six months after either of the following:
(1) The filing of a notice of termination.
(2) The close of a regular session of the Legislature if the lobbyist or lobbying firm ceased all activity that required certification or registration when the session closed.

SEC. 185.

 Section 86113 of the Government Code is amended to read:

86113.
 (a) A lobbyist shall complete and verify a periodic report which contains:
(1) A report of all activity expenses by the lobbyist during the reporting period; and
(2) A report of all contributions of one hundred dollars ($100) or more made or delivered by the lobbyist to any elected state officer or state candidate during the reporting period.
(b) A lobbyist shall provide the original of the lobbyist’s periodic report to the lobbyist’s lobbyist employer or lobbying firm within two weeks following the end of each calendar quarter.

SEC. 186.

 Section 86116 of the Government Code, as amended by Section 3 of Chapter 921 of the Statutes of 2001, is amended to read:

86116.
 Every person described in Section 86115 shall file periodic reports containing the following information:
(a) The name, business address, and telephone number of the lobbyist employer or other person filing the report.
(b) The total amount of payments to each lobbying firm.
(c) The total amount of all payments to lobbyists employed by the filer.
(d) A description of the specific lobbying interests of the filer.
(e) A periodic report completed and verified by each lobbyist employed by a lobbyist employer pursuant to Section 86113.
(f) Each activity expense of the filer. A total of all activity expenses of the filer shall be included.
(g) The date, amount, and the name of the recipient of any contribution of one hundred dollars ($100) or more made by the filer to an elected state officer, a state candidate, or a committee controlled by an elected state officer or state candidate, or a committee primarily formed to support the officer or candidate. If this contribution is reported by the filer or by a committee sponsored by the filer in a campaign statement filed pursuant to Chapter 4 which is required to be filed with the Secretary of State, the filer may report only the name of the committee, and the identification number of the committee.
(h) (1) Except as set forth in paragraph (2), the total of all other payments to influence legislative or administrative action including overhead expenses and all payments to employees who spend 10 percent or more of their compensated time in any one month in activities related to influencing legislative or administrative action.
(2) A filer that makes payments to influence a ratemaking or quasi-legislative proceeding before the Public Utilities Commission, as defined in subdivision (b) or (c), respectively, of Section 82002, may, in lieu of reporting those payments pursuant to paragraph (1), report only the portion of those payments made to or for the filer’s attorneys for time spent appearing as counsel and preparing to appear as counsel, or to or for the filer’s witnesses for time spent testifying and preparing to testify, in this type of Public Utilities Commission proceeding. This alternative reporting of these payments made during a calendar month is not required to include payments made to an attorney or witness who is an employee of the filer if less than 10 percent of the attorney or witness’s compensated time in that month was spent in appearing, testifying, or preparing to appear or testify before the Public Utilities Commission in a ratemaking or quasi-legislative proceeding. For the purposes of this paragraph, time spent preparing to appear or preparing to testify does not include time spent preparing written testimony.
(i) Any other information required by the commission consistent with the purposes and provisions of this chapter.

SEC. 187.

 Section 86116 of the Government Code, as amended by Section 39 of Chapter 662 of the Statutes of 2018, is amended to read:

86116.
 Every person described in Section 86115 shall file periodic reports containing the following information:
(a) The name, business address, email address, and telephone number of the lobbyist employer or other person filing the report.
(b) The total amount of payments to each lobbying firm.
(c) The total amount of all payments to lobbyists employed by the filer.
(d) A description of the specific lobbying interests of the filer.
(e) A periodic report completed and verified by each lobbyist employed by a lobbyist employer pursuant to Section 86113.
(f) Each activity expense of the filer. A total of all activity expenses of the filer shall be included.
(g) The date, amount, and the name of the recipient of any contribution of one hundred dollars ($100) or more made by the filer to an elected state officer, a state candidate, or a committee controlled by an elected state officer or state candidate, or a committee primarily formed to support or oppose the officer or candidate. If this contribution is reported by the filer or by a committee sponsored by the filer in a campaign statement filed pursuant to Chapter 4 which is required to be filed with the Secretary of State, the filer may report only the name of the committee, and the identification number of the committee.
(h) (1) Except as set forth in paragraph (2), the total of all other payments to influence legislative or administrative action including overhead expenses and all payments to employees who spend 10 percent or more of their compensated time in any one month in activities related to influencing legislative or administrative action.
(2) A filer that makes payments to influence a ratemaking or quasi-legislative proceeding before the Public Utilities Commission, as defined in subdivision (b) or (c), respectively, of Section 82002, may, in lieu of reporting those payments pursuant to paragraph (1), report only the portion of those payments made to or for the filer’s attorneys for time spent appearing as counsel and preparing to appear as counsel, or to or for the filer’s witnesses for time spent testifying and preparing to testify, in this type of Public Utilities Commission proceeding. This alternative reporting of these payments made during a calendar month is not required to include payments made to an attorney or witness who is an employee of the filer if less than 10 percent of the attorney or witness’s compensated time in that month was spent in appearing, testifying, or preparing to appear or testify before the Public Utilities Commission in a ratemaking or quasi-legislative proceeding. For the purposes of this paragraph, time spent preparing to appear or preparing to testify does not include time spent preparing written testimony.
(i) Any other information required by the commission consistent with the purposes and provisions of this chapter.

SEC. 188.

 Section 86116.5 of the Government Code is amended to read:

86116.5.
 (a) In addition to the information required pursuant to Section 86116, all state and local agencies that file reports pursuant to Sections 86115 and 86116 shall disclose, except for overhead expenses, all payments of two hundred fifty dollars ($250) or more made in a reporting period, including, but not limited to, all of the following:
(1) Goods and services used by a lobbyist or used to support or assist a lobbyist in connection with the lobbyist’s activities as a lobbyist.
(2) Payments of any other expenses which would not have been incurred but for the filer’s activities to influence or attempt to influence legislative or administrative action.
(3) Dues or similar payments made to any organization, including a federation, confederation, or trade, labor, or membership organization, that makes expenditures equal to 10 percent of its total expenditures, or fifteen thousand dollars ($15,000), or more, during any calendar quarter, to influence legislative or administrative action.
(b) Reports required pursuant to this section may be disclosed on a separate schedule and shall include all of the following information:
(1) The name and the address of the payee.
(2) The total payments made during the reporting period.
(3) The cumulative amount paid during the calendar year.
(c) All statements required by this section shall be filed as specified by Sections 86117 and 86118.

SEC. 189.

 Section 86300 of the Government Code is amended to read:

86300.
 The provisions of this chapter are not applicable to:
(a) Any elected public official acting in the official’s official capacity, or any employee of the State of California acting within the scope of the employee’s employment; provided that, an employee of the State of California, other than a legislative official, who attempts to influence legislative action and who would be required to register as a lobbyist except for the provisions of this subdivision shall not make gifts of more than ten dollars ($10) in a calendar month to an elected state officer or legislative official.
(b) Any newspaper or other periodical of general circulation, book publisher, radio or television station (including any individual who owns, publishes, or is employed by any such newspaper or periodical or radio or television station) which in the ordinary course of business publishes news items, editorials, or other comments, or paid advertisement, which directly or indirectly urge legislative or administrative action if such newspaper, periodical, book publisher, radio or television station, or individual, engages in no further or other activities in connection with urging legislative or administrative action other than to appear before a committee of the Legislature or before a state agency in support of or in opposition to such action; or
(c) A person when representing a bona fide church or religious society solely for the purpose of protecting the public right to practice the doctrines of such church.

SEC. 190.

 Section 87100 of the Government Code is amended to read:

87100.
 A public official at any level of state or local government shall not make, participate in making, or in any way attempt to use the public official’s official position to influence a governmental decision in which the official knows or has reason to know the official has a financial interest.

SEC. 191.

 Section 87100.1 of the Government Code is amended to read:

87100.1.
 (a) A registered professional engineer or licensed land surveyor who renders professional services as a consultant to a state or local government, either directly or through a firm in which the consultant is employed or is a principal, does not have a financial interest in a governmental decision pursuant to Section 87100 where the consultant renders professional engineering or land surveying services independently of the control and direction of the public agency and does not exercise public agency decisionmaking authority as a contract city or county engineer or surveyor.
(b) For purposes of this section, the consultant renders professional engineering or land surveying services independently of the control and direction of the public agency when the consultant is in responsible charge of the work pursuant to Section 6703 or 8703 of the Business and Professions Code.
(c) Subdivision (a) does not apply to that portion of the work that constitutes the recommendation of the actual formula to spread the costs of an assessment district’s improvements if both of the following apply:
(1) The engineer has received income of two hundred fifty dollars ($250) or more for professional services in connection with any parcel included in the benefit assessment district within 12 months prior to the creation of the district.
(2) The district includes other parcels in addition to those parcels for which the engineer received the income.
The recommendation of the actual formula does not include preliminary site studies, preliminary engineering, plans, specifications, estimates, compliance with environmental laws and regulations, or the collection of data and information, utilized in applying the formula.

SEC. 192.

 Section 87101 of the Government Code is amended to read:

87101.
 Section 87100 does not prevent any public official from making or participating in the making of a governmental decision to the extent the official’s participation is legally required for the action or decision to be made. The fact that an official’s vote is needed to break a tie does not make the official’s participation legally required for purposes of this section.

SEC. 193.

 Section 87102.5 of the Government Code is amended to read:

87102.5.
 (a) The remedies provided in Chapter 3 (commencing with Section 83100) apply to any Member of the Legislature who makes, participates in making, or in any way attempts to use the Member’s official position to influence any of the following governmental decisions in which the Member knows or has reason to know that the Member has a financial interest:
(1) Any state governmental decision, other than any action or decision before the Legislature, made in the course of the Member’s duties.
(2) Approval, modification, or cancellation of any contract to which either house or a committee of the Legislature is a party.
(3) Introduction as a lead author of any legislation that the Member knows or has reason to know is nongeneral legislation.
(4) Any vote in a legislative committee or subcommittee on what the Member knows or has reason to know is nongeneral legislation.
(5) Any rollcall vote on the Senate or Assembly floor on an item which the Member knows is nongeneral legislation.
(6) Any action or decision before the Legislature in which all of the following occur:
(A) The Member has received any salary, wages, commissions, or similar earned income within the preceding 12 months from a lobbyist employer.
(B) The Member knows or has reason to know the action or decision will have a direct and significant financial impact on the lobbyist employer.
(C) The action or decision will not have an impact on the public generally or a significant segment of the public in a similar manner.
(7) Any action or decision before the Legislature on legislation that the Member knows or has reason to know will have a direct and significant financial impact on any person, distinguishable from its impact on the public generally or a significant segment of the public, from whom the Member has received any compensation within the preceding 12 months for the purpose of appearing, agreeing to appear, or taking any other action on behalf of that person, before any local board or agency.
(b) For purposes of this section, all of the following apply:
(1) “Any action or decision before the Legislature” means any vote in a committee or subcommittee, or any rollcall vote on the floor of the Senate or Assembly.
(2) “Financial interest” means an interest as defined in Section 87103.
(3) “Legislation” means a bill, resolution, or constitutional amendment.
(4) “Nongeneral legislation” means legislation that is described in Section 87102.6 and is not of a general nature pursuant to Section 16 of Article IV of the Constitution.
(5) A Member of the Legislature has reason to know that an action or decision will have a direct and significant financial impact on a person with respect to which disqualification may be required pursuant to subdivision (a) if either of the following apply:
(A) With the knowledge of the Member, the person has attempted to influence the vote of the Member with respect to the action or decision.
(B) Facts have been brought to the Member’s personal attention indicating that the action or decision will have a direct and significant impact on the person.
(6) The prohibitions specified in subdivision (a) do not apply to a vote on the Budget Bill as a whole, or to a vote on a consent calendar, a motion for reconsideration, a waiver of any legislative rule, or any purely procedural matter.
(7) A Member of the Legislature has reason to know that legislation is nongeneral legislation if facts have been brought to the Member’s personal attention indicating that it is nongeneral legislation.
(8) Written advice given to a Member of the Legislature regarding the Member’s duties under this section by the Legislative Counsel shall have the same effect as advice given by the commission pursuant to subdivision (b) of Section 83114 if both of the following apply:
(A) The Member has made the same written request based on the same material facts to the commission for advice pursuant to Section 83114 as to the Member’s duties under this section, as the written request and facts presented to the Legislative Counsel.
(B) The commission has not provided written advice pursuant to the Member’s request prior to the time the Member acts in good faith reliance on the advice of the Legislative Counsel.

SEC. 194.

 Section 87102.8 of the Government Code is amended to read:

87102.8.
 (a) An elected state officer, as defined in subdivision (f) of Section 14 of Article V of the California Constitution, shall not make or participate in the making of, or use the officer’s official position to influence, any governmental decision before the agency in which the elected state officer serves, where the officer knows or has reason to know that the officer has a financial interest.
(b) An elected state officer knows or has reason to know that the officer has a financial interest in any action by, or a decision before the agency in which the officer serves where either of the following occur:
(1) The action or decision will have a direct and significant financial impact on a lobbyist employer from which the officer has received any salary, wages, commissions, or similar earned income within the preceding 12 months and the action or decision will not have an impact on the public generally or a significant segment of the public in a similar manner.
(2) The action or decision will have a direct and significant financial impact on any person, distinguishable from its impact on the public generally or a significant segment of the public, from whom the officer has received any compensation within the preceding 12 months for the purpose of appearing, agreeing to appear, or taking any other action on behalf of that person, before any local board or agency.
(c) The definitions of “public generally” and “significant segment of the public” contained in Section 87102.6 apply to this section.
(d) Notwithstanding Section 87102, the remedies provided in Chapter 3 (commencing with Section 83100) apply to violations of this section.

SEC. 195.

 Section 87103 of the Government Code is amended to read:

87103.
 A public official has a financial interest in a decision within the meaning of Section 87100 if it is reasonably foreseeable that the decision will have a material financial effect, distinguishable from its effect on the public generally, on the official, a member of the official’s immediate family, or on any of the following:
(a) Any business entity in which the public official has a direct or indirect investment worth two thousand dollars ($2,000) or more.
(b) Any real property in which the public official has a direct or indirect interest worth two thousand dollars ($2,000) or more.
(c) Any source of income, except gifts or loans by a commercial lending institution made in the regular course of business on terms available to the public without regard to official status, aggregating five hundred dollars ($500) or more in value provided or promised to, received by, the public official within 12 months prior to the time when the decision is made.
(d) Any business entity in which the public official is a director, officer, partner, trustee, employee, or holds any position of management.
(e) Any donor of, or any intermediary or agent for a donor of, a gift or gifts aggregating two hundred fifty dollars ($250) or more in value provided to, received by, or promised to the public official within 12 months prior to the time when the decision is made. The amount of the value of gifts specified by this subdivision shall be adjusted biennially by the commission to equal the same amount determined by the commission pursuant to subdivision (f) of Section 89503.
For purposes of this section, indirect investment or interest means any investment or interest owned by the spouse or dependent child of a public official, by an agent on behalf of a public official, or by a business entity or trust in which the official, the official’s agents, spouse, and dependent children own directly, indirectly, or beneficially a 10-percent interest or greater.

SEC. 196.

 Section 87104 of the Government Code is amended to read:

87104.
 (a) A public official of a state agency shall not, for compensation, act as an agent or attorney for, or otherwise represent, any other person by making any formal or informal appearance before, or any oral or written communication to, the official’s state agency or any officer or employee thereof, if the appearance or communication is for the purpose of influencing a decision on a contract, grant, loan, license, permit, or other entitlement for use.
(b) For purposes of this section, “public official” includes a member, officer, employee, or consultant of an advisory body to a state agency, whether the advisory body is created by statute or otherwise, except when the public official is representing the official’s employing state, local, or federal agency in an appearance before, or communication to, the advisory body.

SEC. 197.

 Section 87105 of the Government Code is amended to read:

87105.
 (a) A public official who holds an office specified in Section 87200 who has a financial interest in a decision within the meaning of Section 87100 shall, upon identifying a conflict of interest or a potential conflict of interest and immediately prior to the consideration of the matter, do all of the following:
(1) Publicly identify the financial interest that gives rise to the conflict of interest or potential conflict of interest in detail sufficient to be understood by the public, except that disclosure of the exact street address of a residence is not required.
(2) Recuse the public official’s own self from discussing and voting on the matter, or otherwise acting in violation of Section 87100.
(3) Leave the room until after the discussion, vote, and any other disposition of the matter is concluded, unless the matter has been placed on the portion of the agenda reserved for uncontested matters.
(4) Notwithstanding paragraph (3), a public official described in subdivision (a) may speak on the issue during the time that the general public speaks on the issue.
(b) This section does not apply to Members of the Legislature.

SEC. 198.

 Section 87201 of the Government Code is amended to read:

87201.
 Every candidate for an office specified in Section 87200 other than a justice of an appellate court or the Supreme Court shall file no later than the final filing date of a declaration of candidacy, a statement disclosing the candidate’s investments, the candidate’s interests in real property, and any income received during the immediately preceding 12 months.
This statement shall not be required if the candidate has filed, within 60 days prior to the filing of the candidate’s declaration of candidacy, a statement for the same jurisdiction pursuant to Section 87202 or 87203.

SEC. 199.

 Section 87202 of the Government Code is amended to read:

87202.
 (a) Every person who is elected to an office specified in Section 87200 shall, within 30 days after assuming the office, file a statement disclosing the person’s investments and the person’s interests in real property held on the date of assuming office, and income received during the 12 months before assuming office. Every person who is appointed or nominated to an office specified in Section 87200 shall file such a statement not more than 30 days after assuming office, provided, however, that a person appointed or nominated to such an office who is subject to confirmation by the Commission on Judicial Appointments or the State Senate shall file such a statement no more than 10 days after the appointment or nomination.
The statement shall not be required if the person has filed, within 60 days prior to assuming office, a statement for the same jurisdiction pursuant to Section 87203.
(b) Every elected state officer who assumes office during the month of December or January shall file a statement pursuant to Section 87203 instead of this section, except that:
(1) The period covered for reporting investments and interests in real property shall begin on the date the person filed the person’s declarations of candidacy.
(2) The period covered for reporting income shall begin 12 months prior to the date the person assumed office.

SEC. 200.

 Section 87203 of the Government Code is amended to read:

87203.
 Every person who holds an office specified in Section 87200 shall, each year at a time specified by commission regulations, file a statement disclosing the person’s investments, interests in real property, and income during the period since the previous statement filed under this section or Section 87202. The statement shall include any investments and interest in real property held at any time during the period covered by the statement, whether or not they are still held at the time of filing.

SEC. 201.

 Section 87204 of the Government Code is amended to read:

87204.
 Every person who leaves an office specified in Section 87200 shall, within thirty days after leaving the office, file a statement disclosing the person’s investments, interests in real property, and income during the period since the previous statement filed under Sections 87202 or 87203. The statement shall include any investments and interests in real property held at any time during the period covered by the statement, whether or not they are still held at the time of filing.

SEC. 202.

 Section 87210 of the Government Code is amended to read:

87210.
 A person shall not make a gift totaling fifty dollars ($50) or more in a calendar year to a person described in Article 2 on behalf of another, or while acting as the intermediary or agent of another, without disclosing to the recipient of the gift both the intermediary or agent’s own full name, street address, and business activity, if any, and the full name, street address, and business activity, if any, of the actual donor. The recipient of the gift shall include in the recipient’s Statement of Economic Interests the full name, street address, and business activity, if any, of the intermediary or agent and the actual donor.

SEC. 203.

 Section 87302 of the Government Code is amended to read:

87302.
 Each conflict of interest code shall contain the following provisions:
(a) Specific enumeration of the positions within the agency, other than those specified in Section 87200, that involve the making or participation in the making of decisions which may foreseeably have a material effect on any financial interest and for each such enumerated position, the specific types of investments, business positions, interests in real property, and sources of income which are reportable. An investment, business position, interest in real property, or source of income shall be made reportable by the conflict of interest code if the business entity in which the investment or business position is held, the interest in real property, or the income or source of income may foreseeably be affected materially by any decision made or participated in by the designated employee by virtue of the designated employee’s position.
(b) Requirements that each designated employee, other than those specified in Section 87200, file statements at times and under circumstances described in this section, disclosing reportable investments, business positions, interests in real property, and income. The information disclosed with respect to reportable investments, interests in real property, and income shall be the same as the information required by Sections 87206 and 87207. The first statement filed under a conflict of interest code by a designated employee shall disclose any reportable investments, business positions, interests in real property, and income. An initial statement shall be filed by each designated employee within 30 days after the effective date of the conflict of interest code, disclosing investments, business positions, and interests in real property held on the effective date of the conflict of interest code and income received during the 12 months before the effective date of the conflict of interest code. Thereafter, each new designated employee shall file a statement within 30 days after assuming office, or, if subject to State Senate confirmation, 30 days after being appointed or nominated, disclosing investments, business positions, and interests in real property held on, and income received during the 12 months before, the date of assuming office or the date of being appointed or nominated, respectively. Each designated employee shall file an annual statement, at the time specified in the conflict of interest code, disclosing reportable investments, business positions, interest in real property, and income held or received at any time during the previous calendar year or since the date the designated employee took office if during the calendar year. Every designated employee who leaves office shall file, within 30 days of leaving office, a statement disclosing reportable investments, business positions, interests in real property, and income held or received at any time during the period between the closing date of the last statement required to be filed and the date of leaving office.
(c) Specific provisions setting forth any circumstances under which designated employees or categories of designated employees must disqualify themselves from making, participating in the making, or using their official position to influence the making of any decision. Disqualification shall be required by the Conflict of Interest Code when the designated employee has a financial interest as defined in Section 87103, which it is reasonably foreseeable may be affected materially by the decision. A designated employee shall not be required to disqualify the employee’s own self with respect to any matter that could not legally be acted upon or decided without the designated employee’s participation.
(d) For any position enumerated pursuant to subdivision (a), an individual who resigns the position within 12 months following initial appointment or within 30 days of the date of a notice mailed by the filing officer of the individual’s filing obligation, whichever is earlier, is not deemed to assume or leave office, provided that during the period between appointment and resignation, the individual does not make, participate in making, or use the position to influence any decision of the agency or receive, or become entitled to receive, any form of payment by virtue of being appointed to the position. Within 30 days of the date of a notice mailed by the filing officer, the individual shall do both of the following:
(1) File a written resignation with the appointing power.
(2) File a written statement with the filing officer on a form prescribed by the commission and signed under the penalty of perjury stating that the individual, during the period between appointment and resignation, did not make, participate in the making, or use the position to influence any decision of the agency or receive, or become entitled to receive, any form of payment by virtue of being appointed to the position.

SEC. 204.

 Section 87302.3 of the Government Code is amended to read:

87302.3.
 (a) Every candidate for an elective office that is designated in a conflict of interest code shall file a statement disclosing the candidate’s investments, business positions, interests in real property, and income received during the immediately preceding 12 months, as enumerated in the disclosure requirements for that position. The statement shall be filed with the election official with whom the candidate’s declaration of candidacy or other nomination documents to appear on the ballot are required to be filed and shall be filed no later than the final filing date for the declaration or nomination documents.
(b) This section does not apply to either of the following:
(1) A candidate for an elective office designated in a conflict of interest code who has filed an initial, assuming office, or annual statement pursuant to that conflict of interest code within 60 days before the deadline specified in subdivision (a).
(2) A candidate for an elective office who has filed a statement for the office pursuant to Section 87302.6 within 60 days before the deadline specified in subdivision (a).

SEC. 205.

 Section 87302.6 of the Government Code is amended to read:

87302.6.
 Notwithstanding Section 87302, a member of a board or commission of a newly created agency shall file a statement at the same time and in the same manner as those individuals required to file pursuant to Section 87200. A member shall file the member’s statement pursuant to Section 87302 once the agency adopts an approved conflict of interest code.

SEC. 206.

 Section 87309 of the Government Code is amended to read:

87309.
 A conflict of interest code or amendment shall not be approved by the code reviewing body or upheld by a court if it:
(a) Fails to provide reasonable assurance that all foreseeable potential conflict of interest situations will be disclosed or prevented;
(b) Fails to provide to each affected person a clear and specific statement of that person’s duties under the code; or
(c) Fails to adequately differentiate between designated employees with different powers and responsibilities.

SEC. 207.

 Section 87313 of the Government Code is amended to read:

87313.
 A person shall not make a gift of fifty dollars ($50) or more in a calendar month on behalf of another, or while acting as the intermediary or agent of another to a person whom the intermediary or agent knows or has reason to know may be required to disclose the gift pursuant to a conflict of interest code, without disclosing to the recipient of the gift both the intermediary or agent’s own full name, street address, and business activity, if any, and the full name, street address, and business activity, if any, of the actual donor. The recipient of the gift shall include in the recipient’s Statement of Economic Interests the full name, street address, and business activity, if any, of the intermediary or agent and the actual donor.

SEC. 208.

 Section 87350 of the Government Code is amended to read:

87350.
 Notwithstanding any other provision of this title, a person required to file more than one assuming office statement, statement of economic interests, or leaving office statement, due to the filer’s status as a designated employee for more than one joint powers insurance agency, may elect to file a multiagency statement disclosing all investments in entities doing business in the state, all interests in real property located within the state, and all income received during the applicable time period, in lieu of filing the disclosure statements for each agency.
The filer shall notify the commission of the filer’s decision to become a multiagency filer. This status shall continue until revoked by the filer.

SEC. 209.

 Section 87400 of the Government Code is amended to read:

87400.
 Unless the contrary is stated or clearly appears from the context, the definitions set forth in this section shall govern the interpretation of this article.
(a) “State administrative agency” means every state office, department, division, bureau, board, and commission, but does not include the Legislature, the courts, or any agency in the judicial branch of government.
(b) “State administrative official” means every member, officer, employee, or consultant of a state administrative agency who as part of that person’s official responsibilities engages in any judicial, quasi-judicial, or other proceeding in other than a purely clerical, secretarial, or ministerial capacity.
(c) “Judicial, quasi-judicial, or other proceeding” means any proceeding, application, request for a ruling or other determination, contract, claim, controversy, investigation, charge, accusation, arrest, or other particular matter involving a specific party or parties in any court or state administrative agency, including, but not limited to, any proceeding governed by Chapter 5 (commencing with Section 11500) of Division 3 of Title 2 of the Government Code.
(d) “Participated” means to have taken part personally and substantially through decision, approval, disapproval, formal written recommendation, rendering advice on a substantial basis, investigation, or use of confidential information as an officer or employee, but excluding approval, disapproval, or rendering of legal advisory opinions to departmental or agency staff which do not involve a specific party or parties.

SEC. 210.

 Section 87401 of the Government Code is amended to read:

87401.
 A former state administrative official, after the termination of the official’s employment or term of office, shall not, for compensation, act as agent or attorney for, or otherwise represent, any other person (other than the State of California) before any court or state administrative agency or any officer or employee thereof by making any formal or informal appearance, or by making any oral or written communication with the intent to influence, in connection with any judicial, quasi-judicial, or other proceeding if both of the following apply:
(a) The State of California is a party or has a direct and substantial interest.
(b) The proceeding is one in which the former state administrative official participated.

SEC. 211.

 Section 87402 of the Government Code is amended to read:

87402.
 A former state administrative official, after the termination of the official’s employment or term of office shall not, for compensation, aid, advise, counsel, consult, or assist in representing any other person (except the State of California) in any proceeding in which the official would be prohibited from appearing under Section 87401.

SEC. 212.

 Section 87406 of the Government Code is amended to read:

87406.
 (a) This section shall be known, and may be cited, as the Milton Marks Postgovernment Employment Restrictions Act of 1990.
(b) (1) Except as provided in paragraph (2), a Member of the Legislature, for a period of one year after leaving office, shall not, for compensation, act as agent or attorney for, or otherwise represent, any other person by making any formal or informal appearance, or by making any oral or written communication, before the Legislature, any committee or subcommittee thereof, any present Member of the Legislature, or any officer or employee thereof, if the appearance or communication is made for the purpose of influencing legislative action.
(2) A Member of the Legislature who resigns from office, for a period commencing with the effective date of the resignation and concluding one year after the adjournment sine die of the session in which the resignation occurred, shall not, for compensation, act as agent or attorney for, or otherwise represent, any other person by making any formal or informal appearance, or by making any oral or written communication, before the Legislature, any committee or subcommittee thereof, any present Member of the Legislature, or any officer or employee thereof, if the appearance or communication is made for the purpose of influencing legislative action.
(c) An elected state officer, other than a Member of the Legislature, for a period of one year after leaving office, shall not, for compensation, act as agent or attorney for, or otherwise represent, any other person by making any formal or informal appearance, or by making any oral or written communication, before any state administrative agency, or any officer or employee thereof, if the appearance or communication is for the purpose of influencing administrative action, or influencing any action or proceeding involving the issuance, amendment, awarding, or revocation of a permit, license, grant, or contract, or the sale or purchase of goods or property. For purposes of this subdivision, an appearance before a “state administrative agency” does not include an appearance in a court of law, before an administrative law judge, or before the Workers’ Compensation Appeals Board.
(d) (1) A designated employee of a state administrative agency, any officer, employee, or consultant of a state administrative agency who holds a position that entails the making, or participation in the making, of decisions that may foreseeably have a material effect on any financial interest, and a member of a state administrative agency, for a period of one year after leaving office or employment, shall not, for compensation, act as agent or attorney for, or otherwise represent, any other person, by making any formal or informal appearance, or by making any oral or written communication, before any state administrative agency, or officer or employee thereof, for which the individual worked or represented during the 12 months before leaving office or employment, if the appearance or communication is made for the purpose of influencing administrative or legislative action, or influencing any action or proceeding involving the issuance, amendment, awarding, or revocation of a permit, license, grant, or contract, or the sale or purchase of goods or property. For purposes of this paragraph, an appearance before a state administrative agency does not include an appearance in a court of law, before an administrative law judge, or before the Workers’ Compensation Appeals Board. The prohibition of this paragraph only applies to designated employees employed by a state administrative agency on or after January 7, 1991.
(2) For purposes of paragraph (1), a state administrative agency of a designated employee of the Governor’s office includes any state administrative agency subject to the direction and control of the Governor.
(e) The prohibitions contained in subdivisions (b), (c), and (d) do not apply to any individual subject to this section who is or becomes either of the following:
(1) An officer or employee of another state agency, board, or commission if the appearance or communication is for the purpose of influencing legislative or administrative action on behalf of the state agency, board, or commission.
(2) An official holding an elective office of a local government agency if the appearance or communication is for the purpose of influencing legislative or administrative action on behalf of the local government agency.

SEC. 213.

 Section 87406.3 of the Government Code is amended to read:

87406.3.
 (a) A local elected official, chief administrative officer of a county, city manager, or general manager or chief administrator of a special district who held a position with a local government agency as defined in Section 82041 shall not, for a period of one year after leaving that office or employment, act as agent or attorney for, or otherwise represent, for compensation, any other person, by making any formal or informal appearance before, or by making any oral or written communication to, that local government agency, or any committee, subcommittee, or present member of that local government agency, or any officer or employee of the local government agency, if the appearance or communication is made for the purpose of influencing administrative or legislative action, or influencing any action or proceeding involving the issuance, amendment, awarding, or revocation of a permit, license, grant, or contract, or the sale or purchase of goods or property.
(b) (1) Subdivision (a) does not apply to an individual who is, at the time of the appearance or communication, a board member, officer, or employee of another local government agency or an employee or representative of a public agency and is appearing or communicating on behalf of that agency.
(2) Subdivision (a) applies to an individual who is, at the time of the appearance or communication, an independent contractor of a local government agency or a public agency and is appearing or communicating on behalf of that agency.
(c) This section does not preclude a local government agency from adopting an ordinance or policy that restricts the appearance of a former local official before that local government agency if that ordinance or policy is more restrictive than subdivision (a).
(d) Notwithstanding Sections 82002 and 82037, the following definitions apply for purposes of this section only:
(1) “Administrative action” means the proposal, drafting, development, consideration, amendment, enactment, or defeat by any local government agency of any matter, including any rule, regulation, or other action in any regulatory proceeding, whether quasi-legislative or quasi-judicial. Administrative action does not include any action that is solely ministerial.
(2) “Legislative action” means the drafting, introduction, modification, enactment, defeat, approval, or veto of any ordinance, amendment, resolution, report, nomination, or other matter by the legislative body of a local government agency or by any committee or subcommittee thereof, or by a member or employee of the legislative body of the local government agency acting in the member or employee’s official capacity.

SEC. 214.

 Section 87407 of the Government Code is amended to read:

87407.
 A public official shall not make, participate in making, or use the public official’s official position to influence, any governmental decision directly relating to any person with whom the public official is negotiating, or has any arrangement concerning, prospective employment.

SEC. 215.

 Section 87450 of the Government Code is amended to read:

87450.
 (a) In addition to the provisions of Article 1 (commencing with Section 87100), a state administrative official shall not make, participate in making, or use the official’s official position to influence any governmental decision directly relating to any contract where the state administrative official knows or has reason to know that any party to the contract is a person with whom the state administrative official, or any member of the official’s immediate family, has engaged in any business transaction or transactions on terms not available to members of the public, regarding any investment or interest in real property, or the rendering of goods or services totaling in value one thousand dollars ($1,000) or more within 12 months prior to the time the official action is to be performed.
(b) As used in subdivision (a), “state administrative official” has the same meaning as defined in Section 87400.

SEC. 216.

 Section 87460 of the Government Code is amended to read:

87460.
 (a) An elected officer of a state or local government agency shall not, from the date of the elected officer’s election to office through the date that the elected officer vacates office, receive a personal loan from any officer, employee, member, or consultant of the state or local government agency in which the elected officer holds office or over which the elected officer’s agency has direction and control.
(b) A public official who is required to file a statement of economic interests pursuant to Section 87200 or a public official who is exempt from the state civil service system pursuant to subdivisions (c), (d), (e), (f), and (g) of Section 4 of Article VII of the Constitution shall not, while the public official holds office, receive a personal loan from any officer, employee, member, or consultant of the state or local government agency in which the public official holds office or over which the public official’s agency has direction and control. This subdivision does not apply to loans made to a public official whose duties are solely secretarial, clerical, or manual.
(c) An elected officer of a state or local government agency shall not, from the date of the elected officer’s election to office through the date that the elected officer vacates office, receive a personal loan from any person who has a contract with the state or local government agency to which that elected officer has been elected or over which that elected officer’s agency has direction and control. This subdivision does not apply to loans made by banks or other financial institutions or to any indebtedness created as part of a retail installment or credit card transaction, if the loan is made or the indebtedness created in the lender’s regular course of business on terms available to members of the public without regard to the elected officer’s official status.
(d) A public official who is required to file a statement of economic interests pursuant to Section 87200 or a public official who is exempt from the state civil service system pursuant to subdivisions (c), (d), (e), (f), and (g) of Section 4 of Article VII of the Constitution shall not, while the public official holds office, receive a personal loan from any person who has a contract with the state or local government agency to which that elected officer has been elected or over which that elected officer’s agency has direction and control. This subdivision does not apply to loans made by banks or other financial institutions or to any indebtedness created as part of a retail installment or credit card transaction, if the loan is made or the indebtedness created in the lender’s regular course of business on terms available to members of the public without regard to the elected officer’s official status. This subdivision does not apply to loans made to a public official whose duties are solely secretarial, clerical, or manual.
(e) This section does not apply to the following:
(1) Loans made to the campaign committee of an elected officer or candidate for elective office.
(2) Loans made by a public official’s spouse, child, parent, grandparent, grandchild, brother, sister, parent-in-law, brother-in-law, sister-in-law, nephew, niece, aunt, uncle, or first cousin, or the spouse of any such persons, provided that the person making the loan is not acting as an agent or intermediary for any person not otherwise exempted under this section.
(3) Loans from a person which, in the aggregate, do not exceed two hundred fifty dollars ($250) at any given time.
(4) Loans made, or offered in writing, before the operative date of this section.

SEC. 217.

 Section 87461 of the Government Code is amended to read:

87461.
 (a) Except as set forth in subdivision (b), an elected officer of a state or local government agency shall not, from the date of the elected officer’s election to office through the date the elected officer vacates office, receive a personal loan of five hundred dollars ($500) or more, except when the loan is in writing and clearly states the terms of the loan, including the parties to the loan agreement, date of the loan, amount of the loan, term of the loan, date or dates when payments shall be due on the loan and the amount of the payments, and the rate of interest paid on the loan.
(b) This section does not apply to the following types of loans:
(1) Loans made to the campaign committee of the elected officer.
(2) Loans made to the elected officer by the elected officer’s spouse, child, parent, grandparent, grandchild, brother, sister, parent-in-law, brother-in-law, sister-in-law, nephew, niece, aunt, uncle, or first cousin, or the spouse of any such person, provided that the person making the loan is not acting as an agent or intermediary for any person not otherwise exempted under this section.
(3) Loans made, or offered in writing, before the operative date of this section.
(c) Nothing in this section shall exempt any person from any other provisions of this title.

SEC. 218.

 Section 87500.3 of the Government Code is amended to read:

87500.3.
 (a) The Commission may develop and operate an online system for filing statements of economic interests required by Article 2 (commencing with Section 87200) and Article 3 (commencing with Section 87300). Consistent with Section 87500.4, the online system shall enable a filer to comply with the requirements of this chapter relating to the filing of statements of economic interests and shall include, but not be limited to, both of the following:
(1) A means or method whereby a filer may electronically file, free of charge, a statement of economic interests that includes an electronic transmission that is submitted under penalty of perjury in conformity with Section 81004 of this code and subdivision (b) of Section 1633.11 of the Civil Code.
(2) Security safeguards that include firewalls, data encryption, secure authentication, and all necessary hardware and software and industry best practices to ensure that the security and integrity of the data and information contained in each statement of economic interests are not jeopardized or compromised.
(b) (1) A system developed pursuant to subdivision (a) shall issue to a person who electronically files the person’s statement of economic interests, or an amendment to a statement of economic interests, an electronic confirmation that notifies the filer that the filer’s statement of economic interests or amendment was received. The confirmation shall include the date and the time that the statement of economic interests or amendment was received and the method by which the filer may view and print the data received.
(2) A paper copy retained by the filer of a statement of economic interests or amendment that was electronically filed and the confirmation issued pursuant to paragraph (1) that shows that the filer timely filed the filer’s statement of economic interests or amendment shall create a rebuttable presumption that the filer filed the filer’s statement of economic interests or amendment on time.
(c) If the Commission develops an online system pursuant to subdivision (a), it shall conduct public hearings to receive input on the implementation of that system, maintain ongoing coordination among affected state and local agencies as necessary, and develop training and assistance programs for state and local filing officers and filers regarding use of the online system for filing statements of economic interests.
(d) (1) Except as provided in paragraph (2), the Commission may make all the data filed on a system developed pursuant to subdivision (a) available on the Commission’s internet website in an easily understood format that provides the greatest public access, and shall provide assistance to those seeking public access to the information.
(2) The Commission shall redact private information, including, but not limited to, the signatures of filers, from the data that is made available on the internet pursuant to this subdivision. The Commission shall develop and implement a policy regarding redaction of private information for the purposes of this paragraph, and shall conduct one or more public hearings to receive input on the development of that policy.

SEC. 219.

 Section 87500.4 of the Government Code is amended to read:

87500.4.
 (a) If the Commission establishes an online system pursuant to Section 87500.3, the Commission shall specify which categories of persons described in Section 87500 may file statements of economic interests electronically through the online system established by the Commission.
(b) (1) If the Commission, pursuant to subdivision (a), specifies that persons described in Section 87500 may file statements of economic interests electronically through the online system established by the Commission, the Commission, upon authorization by the filing officer designated by Section 87500, shall assume the duties of the filing officer for each filer within each category of filers authorized to file electronically through the online system, irrespective of whether the filer elects to file the filer’s statement of economic interests electronically or on paper with the Commission. A filing officer who does not authorize the Commission to assume the filing officer’s duties as described in this paragraph shall continue to perform the duties prescribed in Section 81010. The filing officer duties assumed by the Commission with respect to each filer in each authorized category shall include, but not be limited to, all of the following:
(A) Notifying the filer of the filer’s filing obligation.
(B) Receiving the filer’s statement of economic interests.
(C) Ensuring compliance with filing requirements in the event the filer fails to file in a timely manner or is required to amend the filer’s statement of economic interests.
(D) Distributing to filing officers copies of the completed statement of economic interests of a person who is required by this chapter to file more than one statement of economic interests for each period, and who, despite being authorized to file the statement with the Commission electronically, elects to file the statement with the Commission using a paper form.
(2) If the Commission assumes the duties of a filing officer pursuant to this subdivision, the filing officer whose duties are assumed shall provide to the Commission, in a manner prescribed by the Commission, the name and contact information for each filer in the filing officer’s jurisdiction.
(c) The Commission shall notify a filing officer who may be affected by a determination of the Commission pursuant to this section to authorize a category of filers to file electronically, no later than six months before the implementation of that determination, in order to allow adequate preparation for implementation.
(d) A person who is required by this chapter to file more than one statement of economic interests for each reporting period and who files the person’s statements of economic interests with the Commission electronically after being authorized to do so pursuant to Section 87500.3 is not required to file a statement of economic interests with any other person or agency. If a filer authorized to file electronically with the Commission files with the Commission on paper, the Commission shall distribute copies of the statement to any other filing officers pursuant to subparagraph (D) of paragraph (1) of subdivision (b).
(e) (1) After the Commission makes an initial determination pursuant to subdivision (a) regarding which categories of persons described in Section 87500 are permitted to file statements of economic interests electronically through the online system established by the Commission, the Commission may subsequently revise its determination at any time.
(2) In accordance with Section 87500.3, the Commission shall continue to conduct public hearings and receive input on the implementation of the online system, and that input shall inform any decision by the Commission to revise, pursuant to paragraph (1), its determination of which categories of persons described in Section 87500 are permitted to file statements of economic interests electronically through the online system established by the Commission.

SEC. 220.

 Section 88003 of the Government Code is amended to read:

88003.
 The Legislative Analyst shall prepare an impartial analysis of the measure describing the measure and including a fiscal analysis of the measure showing the amount of any increase or decrease in revenue or cost to state or local government. Any estimate of increased cost to local governments shall be set out in boldface print in the ballot pamphlet. The analysis shall be written in clear and concise terms which will easily be understood by the average voter, and shall avoid the use of technical terms wherever possible. The analysis may contain background information, including the effect of the measure on existing law and the effect of enacted legislation which will become effective if the measure is adopted, and shall generally set forth in an impartial manner the information which the average voter needs to understand the measure adequately. The Legislative Analyst may contract with professional writers, educational specialists, or other persons for assistance in writing an analysis that fulfills the requirements of this section, including the requirement that the analysis be written so that it will be easily understood by the average voter. The Legislative Analyst may also request the assistance of any state department, agency, or official in preparing the Legislative Analyst’s analysis. Prior to submission of the analysis to the Secretary of State, the Legislative Analyst shall submit the analysis to a committee of five persons appointed by the Legislative Analyst for the purpose of reviewing the analysis to confirm its clarity and easy comprehension to the average voter. The committee shall be drawn from the public at large, and one member shall be a specialist in education, one shall be bilingual, and one shall be a professional writer. Members of the committee shall be reimbursed for reasonable and necessary expenses incurred in performing their duties. Within five days of the submission of the analysis to the committee, the committee shall make such recommendations to the Legislative Analyst as it deems appropriate to guarantee that the analysis can be easily understood by the average voter. The Legislative Analyst shall consider the committee’s recommendations, and the Legislative Analyst shall incorporate in the analysis those changes recommended by the committee that the Legislative Analyst deems to be appropriate. The Legislative Analyst is solely responsible for determining the content of the analysis required by this section. The title and summary of any measure which appears on the ballot shall be amended to contain a summary of the Legislative Analyst’s estimate of the net state and local government financial impact. For state bond measures that are submitted to the voters for their approval or rejection, the summary of the Legislative Analyst’s estimate of the net state and local government fiscal impact shall include an explanatory table of the information in the summary.

SEC. 221.

 Section 88006 of the Government Code is amended to read:

88006.
 Not less than 20 days before submitting the copy for the ballot pamphlet to the State Printer, the Secretary of State shall make the copy available for public examination. Any elector may seek a writ of mandate requiring the copy to be amended or deleted from the ballot pamphlet. A peremptory writ of mandate shall issue only upon clear and convincing proof that the copy in question is false, misleading, or inconsistent with the requirements of this chapter or the Elections Code, and that issuance of the writ will not substantially interfere with the printing and distribution of the ballot pamphlet as required by law. Venue for a proceeding under this section shall be exclusively in Sacramento County. The Secretary of State shall be named as the respondent and the State Printer and the person or official who authored the copy in question shall be named as real parties in interest. If the proceeding is initiated by the Secretary of State, the State Printer shall be named as the respondent.

SEC. 222.

 Section 89002 of the Government Code is amended to read:

89002.
 (a) Except as provided in subdivision (b), a mailing is prohibited by Section 89001 if all of the following criteria are met:
(1) An item sent is delivered, by any means, to the recipient at the recipient’s residence, place of employment or business, or post office box. The item delivered to the recipient must be a tangible item, such as a videotape, record, or button, or a written document.
(2) The item sent either:
(A) Features an elected officer affiliated with the agency that produces or sends the mailing.
(B) Includes the name, office, photograph, or other reference to an elected officer affiliated with the agency that produces or sends the mailing, and is prepared or sent in cooperation, consultation, coordination, or concert with the elected officer.
(3) Any of the costs of distribution are paid for with public money or the costs of design, production, and printing exceeding fifty dollars ($50) are paid with public moneys, and the design, production, or printing is done with the intent of sending the item other than as permitted by this section.
(4) More than 200 substantially similar items are sent in a single calendar month, excluding any item sent in response to an unsolicited request and any item described in subdivision (b).
(b) Notwithstanding subdivision (a), a mass mailing of the following items is not prohibited by Section 89001:
(1) An item in which the elected officer’s name appears only in the letterhead or logotype of the stationery, forms, including “For Your Information” or “Compliments of” cards or stamps, and envelopes of the agency sending the mailing, or of a committee of the agency, or of the elected officer, or in a roster listing containing the names of all elected officers of the agency. For purposes of this section, the return address portion of a self-mailer is considered the envelope. In any such item, the names of all elected officers must appear in the same type size, typeface, type color, and location. The item shall not include the elected officer’s photograph, signature, or any other reference to the elected officer, except as specifically permitted by this section. The item may, however, include the elected officer’s office or district number and the elected officer’s name or district number in the elected officer’s internet website address or electronic mail address.
(2) A press release sent to members of the media.
(3) An item sent in the normal course of business from one governmental entity or officer to another governmental entity or officer, including all local, state, and federal officers or entities.
(4) An intra-agency communication sent in the normal course of business to employees, officers, deputies, and other staff.
(5) An item sent in connection with the payment or collection of funds by the agency sending the mailing, including tax bills, checks, and similar documents, in any instance in which use of the elected officer’s name, office, title, or signature is necessary to the payment or collection of the funds. The item shall not include the elected officer’s photograph, signature, or any other reference to the elected officer, except as specifically permitted by this section.
(6) Any item sent by an agency responsible for administering a government program, to persons subject to that program, in any instance in which the mailing of the item is essential to the functioning of the program, the item does not include the elected officer’s photograph, and use of the elected officer’s name, office, title, or signature is necessary to the functioning of the program.
(7) Any legal notice or other item sent as required by law, court order, or order adopted by an administrative agency pursuant to the Administrative Procedure Act (Chapter 3.5 (commencing with Section 11340) of Part 1 of Division 3 of Title 2), and in which use of the elected officer’s name, office, title, or signature is necessary in the notice or other mailing. For purposes of this paragraph, inclusion of an elected officer’s name on a ballot as a candidate for elective office, and inclusion of an elected officer’s name and signature on a ballot argument, shall be considered necessary to that notice or other item.
(8) A telephone directory, organization chart, or similar listing or roster which includes the names of elected officers as well as other individuals in the agency sending the mailing, in which the name of each elected officer and individual listed appears in the same type size, typeface, and type color. The item shall not include an elected officer’s photograph, name, signature, or any other reference to an elected officer, except as specifically permitted by this section.
(9) (A)  An announcement of any meeting or event of either of the following:
(i) An announcement sent to an elected officer’s constituents concerning a public meeting that is directly related to the elected officer’s incumbent governmental duties, is to be held by the elected officer, and that the elected officer intends to attend.
(ii) An announcement of any official agency event or events for which the agency is providing the use of its facilities or staff or other financial support.
(B) Any announcement provided for in this paragraph shall not include the elected officer’s photograph or signature and may include only a single mention of the elected officer’s name except as permitted elsewhere in this section.
(10) An agenda or other writing that is required to be made available pursuant to Sections 11125.1 and 54957.5, or a bill, file, history, journal, committee analysis, floor analysis, agenda of an interim or special hearing of a committee of the Legislature, or index of legislation, published by the Legislature.
(11) A business card that does not contain the elected officer’s photograph or more than one mention of the elected officer’s name.
(c) For purposes of this section, the following definitions apply:
(1) “Elected officer affiliated with the agency” means an elected officer who is a member, officer, or employee of the agency, or of a subunit thereof such as a committee, or who has supervisory control over the agency or appoints one or more members of the agency.
(2) “Features an elected officer” means that the item mailed includes the elected officer’s photograph or signature or singles out the elected officer by the manner of display of the elected officer’s name or office in the layout of the document, such as by headlines, captions, type size, typeface, or type color.
(3) “Substantially similar” is defined as follows:
(A) Two items are “substantially similar” if any of the following applies:
(i) The items are identical, except for changes necessary to identify the recipient and the recipient’s address.
(ii) The items are intended to honor, commend, congratulate, or recognize an individual or group, or individuals or groups, for the same event or occasion, are intended to celebrate or recognize the same holiday, or are intended to congratulate an individual or group, or individuals or groups, on the same type of event, such as birthdays or anniversaries.
(iii) Both of the following apply to the items mailed:
(I) Most of the bills, legislation, governmental action, activities, events, or issues of public concern mentioned in one item are mentioned in the other.
(II) Most of the information contained in one item is contained in the other.
(B) Enclosure of the same informational materials in two items mailed, such as copies of the same bill, public document, or report, shall not, by itself, mean that the two items are “substantially similar.” The informational materials shall not include the elected officer’s name, photograph, signature, or any other reference to the elected officer except as permitted elsewhere in this section.
(C) An item is only considered substantially similar to other items sent by the same official, not to items sent by other officials in the same agency.
(4) “Unsolicited request” is defined as follows:
(A) A written or oral communication, including a petition, that specifically requests a response and is not requested or induced by the recipient elected officer or by any third person acting at the recipient elected officer’s behest. However, an unsolicited oral or written communication, including a petition, that does not contain a specific request for a response shall be deemed to constitute an unsolicited request for a single written response.
(B) An unsolicited request for continuing information on a subject shall be deemed an unsolicited request for multiple responses directly related to that subject for a period of time not to exceed 24 months. An unsolicited request to receive a regularly published agency newsletter shall be deemed an unsolicited request for each issue of that newsletter.
(C) A previously unsolicited request to receive an agency newsletter or mass mailing on an ongoing basis shall not be deemed to have become solicited by the sole fact that the requestor responds to an agency notice indicating that, in the absence of a response, the requestor’s name will be purged from the mailing list for that newsletter or mass mailing. A notice in the following language shall be deemed to meet this standard:
“The law does not permit this office to use public funds to keep you updated on items of interest unless you specifically request that it do so.”
Inclusion of a similar notice in other items does not constitute a solicitation under this section.
(D) A communication sent in response to an elected officer’s participation at a public forum or press conference, or to an elected officer’s issuance of a press release, shall be deemed an unsolicited request.
(E) A person who subscribes to newspapers or other periodicals published by persons other than elected officers shall be deemed to have made unsolicited requests for materials published in those subscription publications.

SEC. 223.

 Section 89501 of the Government Code is amended to read:

89501.
 (a) For purposes of this chapter, “honorarium” means, except as provided in subdivision (b), any payment made in consideration for any speech given, article published, or attendance at any public or private conference, convention, meeting, social event, meal, or like gathering.
(b) The term “honorarium” does not include:
(1) Earned income for personal services which are customarily provided in connection with the practice of a bona fide business, trade, or profession, such as teaching, practicing law, medicine, insurance, real estate, banking, or building contracting, unless the sole or predominant activity of the business, trade, or profession is making speeches. The commission shall adopt regulations to implement this subdivision.
(2) Any honorarium which is not used and, within 30 days after receipt, is either returned to the donor or delivered to the State Controller for donation to the General Fund, or in the case of a public official of a local government agency, delivered to the public official’s agency for donation to an equivalent fund, without being claimed as a deduction from income for tax purposes.
(c) Section 89506 applies to all payments, advances, or reimbursements for travel and related lodging and subsistence.

SEC. 224.

 Section 89502 of the Government Code is amended to read:

89502.
 (a) An elected state officer, elected officer of a local government agency, or other individual specified in Section 87200 shall not accept any honorarium.
(b) (1) A candidate for elective state office, for judicial office, or for elective office in a local government agency shall not accept any honorarium. A person shall be deemed a candidate for purposes of this subdivision when the person has filed a statement of organization as a committee for election to a state or local office, a declaration of intent, or a declaration of candidacy, whichever occurs first. A person shall not be deemed a candidate for purposes of this subdivision after the person is sworn into the elective office, or, if the person lost the election, after the person has terminated the person’s campaign statement filing obligations for that office pursuant to Section 84214 or after certification of the election results, whichever is earlier.
(2) Paragraph (1) does not apply to any person who is a candidate as described in paragraph (1) for judicial office on or before December 31, 1996.
(c) A member of a state board or commission or designated employee of a state or local government agency shall not accept an honorarium from any source if the member or employee would be required to report the receipt of income or gifts from that source on the member’s or employee’s statement of economic interests.
(d) This section does not apply to a person in the person’s capacity as judge. This section does not apply to a person in the person’s capacity as a part-time member of the governing board of any public institution of higher education unless that position is an elective office.

SEC. 225.

 Section 89503 of the Government Code is amended to read:

89503.
 (a) An elected state officer, elected officer of a local government agency, or other individual specified in Section 87200 shall not accept gifts from any single source in any calendar year with a total value of more than two hundred fifty dollars ($250).
(b) (1) A candidate for elective state office, for judicial office, or for elective office in a local government agency shall not accept gifts from any single source in any calendar year with a total value of more than two hundred fifty dollars ($250). A person shall be deemed a candidate for purposes of this subdivision when the person has filed a statement of organization as a committee for election to a state or local office, a declaration of intent, or a declaration of candidacy, whichever occurs first. A person shall not be deemed a candidate for purposes of this subdivision after the person is sworn into the elective office, or, if the person lost the election, after the person has terminated the person’s campaign statement filing obligations for that office pursuant to Section 84214 or after certification of the election results, whichever is earlier.
(2) Paragraph (1) does not apply to any person who is a candidate as described in paragraph (1) for judicial office on or before December 31, 1996.
(c) A member of a state board or commission or designated employee of a state or local government agency shall not accept gifts from any single source in any calendar year with a total value of more than two hundred fifty dollars ($250) if the member or employee would be required to report the receipt of income or gifts from that source on the member’s statement of economic interests.
(d) This section does not apply to a person in the person’s capacity as judge. This section does not apply to a person in the person’s capacity as a part-time member of the governing board of any public institution of higher education unless that position is an elective office.
(e) This section does not prohibit or limit the following:
(1) Payments, advances, or reimbursements for travel and related lodging and subsistence permitted by Section 89506.
(2) Wedding gifts and gifts exchanged between individuals on birthdays, holidays, and other similar occasions, provided that the gifts exchanged are not substantially disproportionate in value.
(f) Beginning on January 1, 1993, the commission shall adjust the gift limitation in this section on January 1 of each odd-numbered year to reflect changes in the Consumer Price Index, rounded to the nearest ten dollars ($10).
(g) The limitations in this section are in addition to the limitations on gifts in Section 86203.

SEC. 226.

 Section 89511.5 of the Government Code is amended to read:

89511.5.
 (a) An incumbent elected officer may utilize the incumbent elected officer’s personal funds for expenditures authorized by subdivision (b) of Section 89510 without first depositing those funds in the incumbent elected officer’s controlled committee’s campaign bank account, if both of the following conditions are met:
(1) The expenditures are not campaign expenses.
(2) The treasurer of the committee is provided with a dated receipt and a written description of the expenditure.
(b) An incumbent elected officer may be reimbursed for expenditures of the incumbent elected officer’s personal funds, from either the controlled committee campaign bank account established pursuant to Section 85201 with respect to election to the incumbent term of office, or from a controlled committee campaign bank account established pursuant to Section 85201 with respect to election to a future term of office, if all of the following conditions are met:
(1) The expenditures are not campaign expenses.
(2) The incumbent elected officer, prior to reimbursement, provides the treasurer of the committee with a dated receipt and a written description of each expenditure.
(3) Reimbursement is paid within 90 days of the expenditure, in the case of a cash expenditure, or within 90 days of the end of the billing period in which it was included, in the case of an expenditure charged to a credit card or charge account.
(c) When the elected officer’s controlled committee is notified that expenditures totaling one hundred dollars ($100) or more in a fiscal year have been made by the incumbent elected officer, the committee shall report, pursuant to subdivision (k) of Section 84211, the expenditures on the campaign statement for the period in which the expenditures were made and the reimbursements on the campaign statement for the period in which the reimbursements were made.
(d) If reimbursement is not paid within the time authorized by this section, the expenditure shall be reported on the campaign statement as a nonmonetary contribution received on the 90th day after the expenditure is paid, in the case of a cash expenditure, or within 90 days of the end of the billing period in which it was included, in the case of an expenditure charged to a credit card or charge account.
(e) This section shall not be construed to authorize an incumbent elected officer to make expenditures from any campaign bank account for expenses other than those expenses associated with the incumbent elected officer’s election to the specific office for which the account was established and expenses associated with holding that office.

SEC. 227.

 Section 89515 of the Government Code is amended to read:

89515.
 Campaign funds may be used to make donations or loans to bona fide charitable, educational, civic, religious, or similar tax-exempt, nonprofit organizations, where no substantial part of the proceeds will have a material financial effect on the candidate, elected officer, campaign treasurer, or any individual or individuals with authority to approve the expenditure of campaign funds held by a committee, or an immediate family member of one of those individuals, and where the donation or loan bears a reasonable relation to a political, legislative, or governmental purpose.

SEC. 228.

 Section 89516 of the Government Code is amended to read:

89516.
 Notwithstanding Sections 89512 and 89513, this section governs the use of campaign funds for vehicle expenses.
(a) Campaign funds shall not be used to purchase a vehicle unless both of the following apply:
(1) Title to the vehicle is held by the committee and not the candidate, elected officer, campaign treasurer, or any other individual or individuals with authority to approve the expenditure of campaign funds held by a committee, or an immediate family member of one of those individuals.
(2) The use of the vehicle is directly related to a political, legislative, or governmental purpose.
(b) Campaign funds shall not be used to lease a vehicle unless both of the following apply:
(1) The lessee is the committee, or a state or local government agency and not the candidate, elected officer, or an immediate family member of the candidate or elected official; or the lessor is a state or local government agency.
(2) The use of the vehicle is directly related to a political, legislative, or governmental purpose.
(c) Campaign funds may be used to pay for or reimburse the operating costs, including, but not limited to, insurance, maintenance, and repairs, for any vehicle for which campaign funds may be spent pursuant to this section.
(d) Campaign funds may be used to reimburse a candidate, elected officer, a candidate’s or elected officer’s immediate family, or any individual or individuals with authority to approve the expenditure of campaign funds held by a committee, or an employee or member of the staff of the committee or of the elected officer’s governmental agency, for the use of that individual’s vehicle at the rate approved by the Internal Revenue Service pursuant to Section 162 of the Internal Revenue Code in connection with deductible mileage expenses under the federal income tax law, if both of the following requirements are met:
(1) The vehicle use for which reimbursement is sought is directly related to political, governmental, or legislative purposes.
(2) The specific purpose and mileage in connection with each expenditure is documented in a manner approved by the Internal Revenue Service in connection with deductible mileage expenses.
(e) For the purposes of this section, use of a vehicle is considered to be directly related to a political, legislative, or governmental purpose as long as its use for other purposes is only incidental to its use for political, legislative, or governmental purposes.

SEC. 229.

 Section 89517 of the Government Code is amended to read:

89517.
 (a) Campaign funds shall not be used for payment or reimbursement for the lease of real property or for the purchase, lease, or refurbishment of any appliance or equipment, where the lessee or sublessor is, or the legal title resides, in whole or in part, in a candidate, elected officer, campaign treasurer, or any individual or individuals with authority to approve the expenditure of campaign funds, or an immediate family member of one of those individuals.
(b) Campaign funds shall not be used to purchase real property. Except as prohibited by subdivision (a), campaign funds may be used to lease real property for up to one year at a time where the use of that property is directly related to political, legislative, or governmental purposes.
(c) For the purposes of this section, real property, appliance, or equipment is considered to be directly related to a political, legislative, or governmental purpose as long as its use for other purposes is only incidental to its use for political, legislative, or governmental purposes.

SEC. 230.

 Section 89517.5 of the Government Code is amended to read:

89517.5.
 Notwithstanding Section 89517, campaign funds may be used to pay, or reimburse the state, for the costs of installing and monitoring an electronic security system in the home or office, or both, of a candidate or elected officer who has received threats to the candidate’s or elected officer’s physical safety, provided that the threats arise from the candidate’s or elected officer’s activities, duties, or status as a candidate or elected officer and that the threats have been reported to and verified by an appropriate law enforcement agency. Verification shall be determined solely by the law enforcement agency to which the threat was reported. The candidate or elected officer shall report any expenditure of campaign funds made pursuant to this section to the commission. The report to the commission shall include the date that the candidate or elected officer informed the law enforcement agency of the threat, the name and phone number of the law enforcement agency, and a brief description of the threat. No more than five thousand dollars ($5,000) in campaign funds may be used, cumulatively, by a candidate or elected officer pursuant to this subdivision. The candidate or elected officer shall reimburse the campaign fund account for the costs of the security system upon sale of the property where the security equipment is installed, based on the fair market value of the security equipment at the time the property is sold.

SEC. 231.

 Section 89519 of the Government Code is amended to read:

89519.
 (a) Upon the 90th day after leaving an elective office, or the 90th day following the end of the postelection reporting period following the defeat of a candidate for elective office, whichever occurs last, campaign funds under the control of the former candidate or elected officer shall be considered surplus campaign funds and shall be disclosed pursuant to Chapter 4 (commencing with Section 84100).
(b) Surplus campaign funds shall be used only for the following purposes:
(1) The payment of outstanding campaign debts or elected officer’s expenses.
(2) The repayment of contributions.
(3) Donations to a bona fide charitable, educational, civic, religious, or similar tax-exempt, nonprofit organization, where no substantial part of the proceeds will have a material financial effect on the former candidate or elected officer, any member of the former candidate’s or elected officer’s immediate family, or the former candidate’s or elected officer’s campaign treasurer.
(4) Contributions to a political party committee, provided the campaign funds are not used to support or oppose candidates for elective office. However, the campaign funds may be used by a political party committee to conduct partisan voter registration, partisan get-out-the-vote activities, and slate mailers as that term is defined in Section 82048.3.
(5) Contributions to support or oppose a candidate for federal office, a candidate for elective office in a state other than California, or a ballot measure.
(6) The payment for professional services reasonably required by the committee to assist in the performance of its administrative functions, including payment for attorney’s fees and other costs for litigation that arises directly out of a candidate’s or elected officer’s activities, duties, or status as a candidate or elected officer, including, but not limited to, an action to enjoin defamation, defense of an action brought for a violation of state or local campaign, disclosure, or election laws, and an action from an election contest or recount.
(c) For purposes of this section, the payment for, or the reimbursement to the state of, the costs of installing and monitoring an electronic security system in the home or office, or both, of a candidate or elected officer who has received threats to the candidate’s or elected officer’s physical safety shall be deemed an outstanding campaign debt or elected officer’s expense, provided that the threats arise from the candidate’s or elected officer’s activities, duties, or status as a candidate or elected officer and that the threats have been reported to and verified by an appropriate law enforcement agency. Verification shall be determined solely by the law enforcement agency to which the threat was reported. The candidate or elected officer shall report an expenditure of campaign funds made pursuant to this section to the Commission. The report to the Commission shall include the date that the candidate or elected officer informed the law enforcement agency of the threat, the name and the telephone number of the law enforcement agency, and a brief description of the threat. No more than five thousand dollars ($5,000) in surplus campaign funds may be used, cumulatively, by a candidate or elected officer pursuant to this subdivision. Payments made pursuant to this subdivision shall be made during the two years immediately following the date upon which the campaign funds become surplus campaign funds. The candidate or elected officer shall reimburse the surplus fund account for the fair market value of the security system no later than two years immediately following the date upon which the campaign funds became surplus campaign funds. The campaign funds become surplus campaign funds upon sale of the property on which the system is installed, or prior to the closing of the surplus campaign fund account, whichever comes first. The electronic security system shall be the property of the campaign committee of the candidate or elected officer.

SEC. 232.

 Section 90001 of the Government Code is amended to read:

90001.
 Audits and investigations shall be made pursuant to Section 90000 with respect to the reports and statements of:
(a) Each lobbying firm and each lobbyist employer who employs one or more lobbyists shall be subject to an audit on a random basis with these lobbying firms or lobbyist employers having a 25-percent chance of being audited. When a lobbying firm or lobbyist employer is audited, the individual lobbyists who are employed by the lobbying firm or the lobbyist employer shall also be audited.
(b) Each statewide, Supreme Court, court of appeal, or Board of Equalization candidate in a direct primary or general election for whom it is determined that twenty-five thousand dollars ($25,000) or more in contributions have been raised or twenty-five thousand dollars ($25,000) or more in expenditures have been made, whether by the candidate or by a committee or committees controlled by the candidate or whose participation in the direct primary or general election is primarily in support of the candidate’s candidacy. Each statewide candidate whose contributions and expenditures are less than twenty-five thousand dollars ($25,000) shall be subject to an audit on a random basis of 10 percent of the number of such candidates.
(c) Each candidate for the Legislature or superior court judge in a direct primary or general election shall be subject to audit by random selection if it is determined that fifteen thousand dollars ($15,000) or more in contributions have been received or fifteen thousand dollars ($15,000) or more in expenditures have been made, whether by the candidate or by a committee or committees controlled by the candidate or primarily supporting the candidate’s candidacy. Random selection shall be made of 25 percent of the Senate districts, 25 percent of the Assembly districts, and 25 percent of the judicial offices contested in an election year.
(d) Each candidate for the Legislature in a special primary or special runoff election for whom it is determined that fifteen thousand dollars ($15,000) or more in contributions have been raised or fifteen thousand dollars ($15,000) or more in expenditures have been made, whether by the candidate or by a committee or committees controlled by the candidate or primarily supporting the candidate’s candidacy.
(e) Each controlled committee of any candidate who is being audited pursuant to subdivision (b), (c), or (d).
(f) Each committee, other than a committee specified in subdivision (c) of Section 82013, primarily supporting or opposing a candidate who is being audited pursuant to subdivision (b), (c), or (d) if it is determined that the committee has expended more than ten thousand dollars ($10,000).
(g) Each committee, other than a committee specified in subdivision (c) of Section 82013, whose participation is primarily in support of or in opposition to a state measure or state measures if it is determined that the committee has expended more than ten thousand dollars ($10,000) on such measure or measures.
(h) Each committee, other than a committee defined in subdivision (c) of Section 82013, a controlled committee or a committee primarily supporting or opposing a state candidate or measure, if it is determined that the committee has raised or expended more than ten thousand dollars ($10,000) supporting or opposing state candidates or state measures during any calendar year, except that if the commission determines from an audit report that a committee is in substantial compliance with the provisions of the act, the committee thereafter shall be subject to an audit on a random basis with each such committee having a 25-percent chance of being audited.
(i) (1) With respect to local candidates and their controlled committees, the commission shall promulgate regulations which provide a method of selection for these audits.
(2) With respect to candidates for the Board of Administration of the Public Employees’ Retirement System, the commission shall promulgate regulations that provide a method for selection of these audits. The Public Employees’ Retirement System shall reimburse the commission for all reasonable expenses incurred pursuant to this section.
(j) In accordance with subdivisions (a), (b), (c), and (h), the Fair Political Practices Commission shall select by lot the persons or districts to be audited on a random basis. For campaign audits the selection shall be made in public after the last date for filing the first report or statement following the general or special election for which the candidate ran, or following the election at which the measure was adopted or defeated. For lobbying firm and lobbyist employer audits, the selection shall be made in public in February of odd-numbered years.

SEC. 233.

 Section 90005 of the Government Code is amended to read:

90005.
 A member, employee, or agent of the Franchise Tax Board or the Commission shall not divulge or make known in any manner the particulars of any record, documents, or information that the individual receives by virtue of this chapter, except in furtherance of the work of the Franchise Tax Board or the Commission or in connection with a court proceeding or the lawful investigation of any agency.

SEC. 234.

 Section 91000.5 of the Government Code is amended to read:

91000.5.
 An administrative action brought pursuant to Chapter 3 (commencing with Section 83100) alleging a violation of any of the provisions of this title shall not be commenced more than five years after the date on which the violation occurred.
(a) The service of the probable cause hearing notice, as required by Section 83115.5, upon the person alleged to have violated this title shall constitute the commencement of the administrative action.
(b) If the person alleged to have violated this title engages in the fraudulent concealment of the person’s acts or identity, the five-year period shall be tolled for the period of the concealment. For purposes of this subdivision, “fraudulent concealment” means the person knows of material facts related to the person’s duties under this title and knowingly conceals them in performing or omitting to perform those duties, for the purpose of defrauding the public of information to which it is entitled under this title.
(c) If, upon being ordered by a superior court to produce any documents sought by a subpoena in any administrative proceeding under Chapter 3 (commencing with Section 83100), the person alleged to have violated this title fails to produce documents in response to the order by the date ordered to comply therewith, the five-year period shall be tolled for the period of the delay from the date of filing of the motion to compel until the date the documents are produced.

SEC. 235.

 Section 91003 of the Government Code is amended to read:

91003.
 (a) Any person residing in the jurisdiction may sue for injunctive relief to enjoin violations or to compel compliance with the provisions of this title. The court may in its discretion require any plaintiff other than the commission to file a complaint with the commission prior to seeking injunctive relief. The court may award to a plaintiff or defendant who prevails that party’s costs of litigation, including reasonable attorney’s fees.
(b) Upon a preliminary showing in an action brought by a person residing in the jurisdiction that a violation of Article 1 (commencing with Section 87100), Article 4 (commencing with Section 87400), or Article 4.5 (commencing with Section 87450) of Chapter 7 of this title or of a disqualification provision of a conflict of interest code has occurred, the court may restrain the execution of any official action in relation to which such a violation occurred, pending final adjudication. If it is ultimately determined that a violation has occurred and that the official action might not otherwise have been taken or approved, the court may set the official action aside as void. The official actions covered by this subsection include, but are not limited to, orders, permits, resolutions, and contracts, but do not include the enactment of any state legislation. In considering the granting of preliminary or permanent relief under this subsection, the court shall accord due weight to any injury that may be suffered by innocent persons relying on the official action.

SEC. 236.

 Section 91003.5 of the Government Code is amended to read:

91003.5.
 Any person who violates a provision of Article 2 (commencing with Section 87200), 3 (commencing with Section 87300), or 4.5 (commencing with Section 87450) of Chapter 7 is subject to discipline by that person’s agency, including dismissal, consistent with any applicable civil service or other personnel laws, regulations, and procedures.

SEC. 237.

 Section 91007 of the Government Code is amended to read:

91007.
 (a) Any person, before filing a civil action pursuant to Sections 91004 and 91005, must first file with the civil prosecutor a written request for the civil prosecutor to commence the action. The request shall include a statement of the grounds for believing a cause of action exists. The civil prosecutor shall respond to the person in writing, indicating whether the civil prosecutor intends to file a civil action.
(1) If the civil prosecutor responds in the affirmative and files suit within 120 days from receipt of the written request to commence the action, no other action may be brought unless the action brought by the civil prosecutor is dismissed without prejudice as provided for in Section 91008.
(2) If the civil prosecutor responds in the negative within 120 days from receipt of the written request to commence the action, the person requesting the action may proceed to file a civil action upon receipt of the response from the civil prosecutor. If, pursuant to this subdivision, the civil prosecutor does not respond within 120 days, the civil prosecutor shall be deemed to have provided a negative written response to the person requesting the action on the 120th day and the person shall be deemed to have received that response.
(3) The time period within which a civil action shall be commenced, as set forth in Section 91011, shall be tolled from the date of receipt by the civil prosecutor of the written request to either the date that the civil action is dismissed without prejudice or the date of receipt by the person of the negative response from the civil prosecutor, but only for a civil action brought by the person who requested the civil prosecutor to commence the action.
(b) Any person filing a complaint, cross-complaint, or other initial pleading in a civil action pursuant to Section 91003, 91004, 91005, or 91005.5 shall, within 10 days of filing the complaint, cross-complaint, or initial pleading, serve on the commission a copy of the complaint, cross-complaint, or initial pleading or a notice containing all of the following:
(1) The full title and number of the case.
(2) The court in which the case is pending.
(3) The name and address of the attorney for the person filing the complaint, cross-complaint, or other initial pleading.
(4) A statement that the case raises issues under the Political Reform Act of 1974.
(c) A complaint, cross-complaint, or other initial pleading shall not be dismissed for failure to comply with subdivision (b).

SEC. 238.

 Section 91012 of the Government Code is amended to read:

91012.
 The court may award to a plaintiff or defendant other than an agency, who prevails in any action authorized by this title, that party’s costs of litigation, including reasonable attorney’s fees. On motion of any party, a court shall require a private plaintiff to post a bond in a reasonable amount at any stage of the litigation to guarantee payment of costs.

SEC. 239.

 Section 91013 of the Government Code is amended to read:

91013.
 (a) If any person files an original statement or report after any deadline imposed by this act, the person shall, in addition to any other penalties or remedies established by this act, be liable in the amount of ten dollars ($10) per day after the deadline until the statement or report is filed, to the officer with whom the statement or report is required to be filed. Liability need not be enforced by the filing officer if on an impartial basis the filing officer determines that the late filing was not willful and that enforcement of the liability will not further the purposes of the act, except that no liability shall be waived if a statement or report is not filed within 30 days for a statement of economic interest, other than a candidate’s statement filed pursuant to Section 87201, five days for a campaign statement required to be filed 12 days before an election, and 10 days for all other statements or reports, after the filing officer has sent specific written notice of the filing requirement.
(b) If any person files a copy of a statement or report after any deadline imposed by this act, the person shall, in addition to any other penalties or remedies established by this chapter, be liable in the amount of ten dollars ($10) per day, starting 10 days, or 5 days in the case of a campaign statement required to be filed 12 days before an election, after the officer has sent specific written notice of the filing requirement and until the statement is filed.
(c) The officer shall deposit any funds received under this section into the general fund of the jurisdiction of which the filing officer is an officer. Liability under this section shall not exceed the cumulative amount stated in the late statement or report, or one hundred dollars ($100), whichever is greater.

SEC. 240.

 Section 12901 of the Insurance Code is amended to read:

12901.
 The commissioner shall be a person competent and fully qualified to perform the duties of the office. Neither the commissioner nor any deputy or employee shall during the commissioner’s, deputy’s, or employee’s tenure of office be an officer, agent, or employee of an insurer or directly or indirectly interested in any insurer or licensee under this code, except (a) as a policyholder or (b) by virtue of relationship by blood or marriage to any person interested in any insurer or licensee.
If the commissioner or any deputy or employee holds any license or permit issued under this code, that commissioner, deputy, or employee shall surrender it for cancellation within 10 days after appointment and qualification. Upon termination of the commissioner’s, deputy’s, or employee’s office or employment, that license or permit shall be reissued for the balance of the then current license or permit year without fee or penalty.

SEC. 241.

 Section 12903 of the Insurance Code is amended to read:

12903.
 The commissioner may employ actuarial, technical, and administrative assistants and clerks, as the commissioner may need to discharge in proper manner the duties imposed upon the commissioner by law. The commissioner may also employ stenographic reporters to take and transcribe the testimony in any formal hearing or investigation before the commissioner, deputy, or person authorized by the commissioner.
Those employed persons shall perform the duties assigned to them by the commissioner, subject to the provisions of the civil service laws. The commissioner may incur traveling and other expenses as are necessary, convenient, or advisable for the performance of the commissioner’s duties. The provisions of this section shall not be deemed to affect or modify positions or seniority of officers or employees existing and held in the office of the commissioner immediately prior to the date this section takes effect, and all persons then serving in any capacity therein shall continue and remain in that capacity without change of position or seniority, subject to the provisions of the law regulating civil service in the same manner and to the same extent as prior to the date this section takes effect.

SEC. 242.

 Section 12903.1 of the Insurance Code is amended to read:

12903.1.
 (a) The commissioner may not accept, use, or in any manner benefit from payments or reimbursements made to the department for travel from any of the following:
(1) A single source that is subject to regulation by the commissioner.
(2) A private attorney or law firm that is under contract or is bidding on or under consideration for a contract to represent either the department or the commissioner in the commissioner’s official capacity.
(3) A private attorney or law firm that seeks to be awarded, or has been awarded, advocacy fees under subdivision (b) of Section 1861.10.
(4) A private attorney or law firm that has a client subject to regulation by the commissioner.
(b) For purposes of this section, any payment or reimbursement provided by a representative of a person or entity subject to regulation by the commissioner shall be deemed to be provided by the regulated person or entity.
(c) (1) The Attorney General or any other person within this state may bring a civil action for the violation of this section. The court may assess a civil penalty in the amount of three times the amount of the unlawful benefit or payment received by the commissioner.
(2) An action under this subdivision shall be filed within five years of the date on which the violation occurred. If the commissioner engages in fraudulent concealment, the five-year period shall be tolled for the period of the concealment. For the purposes of this paragraph, “fraudulent concealment” means the commissioner knowingly concealed facts related to the commissioner’s travel expenditures or reimbursements.

SEC. 243.

 Section 12904 of the Insurance Code is amended to read:

12904.
 In the administration of the provisions of this code and other insurance laws, the commissioner may purchase reports of financial and character reporting services, and other books and reports as in the commissioner’s opinion will aid in administration.

SEC. 244.

 Section 12919 of the Insurance Code is amended to read:

12919.
 Communications to the commissioner or any person in the commissioner’s office in respect to any fact concerning the holder of, or applicant for, any certificate or license issued under this code are made to the commissioner in official confidence within the meaning of Sections 1040 and 1041 of the Evidence Code. Liability shall not exist and no action or proceeding shall lie for or on account of any communication or the making thereof, but the existence of the communication shall not be deemed to dispense with or nullify any requirement of notice, hearing, or production of evidence before the commissioner as otherwise required by law.

SEC. 245.

 Section 12920.5 of the Insurance Code is amended to read:

12920.5.
 In addition to and independent of any and all other proper causes for refusal by the commissioner to approve or accept any bond filed or presented for filing with the commissioner under any provision of this code or other laws, the commissioner shall decline to approve, accept, or file any bond, if, in the commissioner’s opinion, the principal and the surety are affiliated in any manner whereby insolvency of the one party would affect the solvency of the other or whereby it is made uncertain whether or not that result might occur.

SEC. 246.

 Section 12921 of the Insurance Code is amended to read:

12921.
 (a) The commissioner shall perform all duties imposed upon the commissioner by the provisions of this code and other laws regulating the business of insurance in this state, and shall enforce the execution of those provisions and laws.
(b) In an administrative action to enforce the provisions of this code and other laws regulating the business of insurance in this state, any settlement is subject to all of the following:
(1) The commissioner may delegate the power to negotiate the terms and conditions of a settlement to designated deputy commissioners. The commissioner may delegate the power to approve a settlement, unless the settlement involves any of the following:
(A) An insurer.
(B) A managing general agent or production agent that manages the business of an insurer.
(C) A title company.
(D) A home protection company.
(E) An insurance adjuster whose claims practices are at issue.
(F) An insurance agent or broker, or an applicant for an insurance agent or broker license, who has allegedly engaged in theft, fraud, or the misappropriation of premium or other funds in an amount that exceeds fifty thousand dollars ($50,000).
(2) Unless specifically provided for in a provision of this code, the commissioner may not agree to any of the following:
(A) That the respondent contribute, deposit, or transfer any moneys or other resources to a nonprofit entity.
(B) That a respondent contribute, deposit, or transfer any fine, penalty, assessment, cost, or fee except to the commissioner for deposit in the appropriate state fund pursuant to Section 12975.7.
(C) That the commissioner may or shall direct the transfer, distribution, or payment to another person or entity of any fine, penalty, assessment, cost, or fee.
(D) The use of the commissioner’s name, likeness, or voice in any printed material or audio or visual medium, either for general distribution or for distribution to specific recipients.
(3) The commissioner may only agree to payment to those persons or entities to whom payment may be due because of the respondent’s violation of a provision of this code or other law regulating the business of insurance in this state.
(4) A settlement may only include the sanctions provided by this code or other laws regulating the business of insurance in this state, except that the settlement may include attorney’s fees, costs of the department in bringing the enforcement action, and future costs of the department to ensure compliance with the settlement agreement.
(c) Notwithstanding any other law, the commissioner may accept documents submitted for filing or approval, process transactions, and maintain records in electronic form or as paper documents, and may adopt regulations to further this subdivision.

SEC. 247.

 Section 12921.4 of the Insurance Code is amended to read:

12921.4.
 (a) The commissioner shall, upon receipt of a written complaint with respect to the handling of an insurance claim or other obligation under a policy by an insurer or production agency, or alleged misconduct by an insurer or production agency, notify the complainant of the receipt of the complaint within 10 working days of receipt. Thereafter, the commissioner shall notify the complainant of the final action taken on that complaint within 30 days of the final action.
The department shall include, with each notification of final action, or, at a minimum, with a number of randomly selected notifications of final action sufficient to assure the validity of results, a complaint handling evaluation form. This form shall clearly and concisely seek an evaluation of the department’s performance in handling the complainant’s grievance. The areas of evaluation shall include, but not be limited to: whether the complaint was handled in a fair and reasonable manner, evaluated thoroughly and without bias; the time required for resolution of the complaint; whether the complaint was referred and, if so, whether it was referred within a satisfactory time; whether the staff involved in handling the complaint demonstrated an adequate knowledge of the issues involved in the complaint; whether the complainant was satisfied with the result of the department’s intervention; and whether the complainant would recommend the department’s complaint handling services to others.
The commissioner shall, if deemed appropriate, notify insurers or production agencies against whom the complaint is made of the nature of the complaint, may request appropriate relief for the complainant, and may meet and confer with the complainant and the insurer in order to mediate the complaint. This section shall not be construed to give the commissioner power to adjudicate claims.
(b) The commissioner shall ascertain patterns of complaints by insurer, geographic area, insurance line, type of violation, and any other valid basis the commissioner may deem appropriate for further investigation, and periodically evaluate the complaint patterns to determine additional audit, investigative, or enforcement actions which may be taken by the commissioner, and report on all actions taken with respect to those patterns of complaints in the commissioner’s annual report to the Governor pursuant to Section 12922, and to the public. For the purposes of this subdivision, complaints mean those written complaints received by the commissioner under subdivision (a), and written complaints received by the commissioner from any other sources, alleging misconduct or unlawful acts by insurers or production agencies.

SEC. 248.

 Section 12922 of the Insurance Code is amended to read:

12922.
 The commissioner shall, on or before the first day of August in each year, make a report to the Governor, the Legislature, and to the committees of the Senate and Assembly having jurisdiction over insurance containing a tabular statement and synopsis of the reports which have been filed in the commissioner’s office and showing, generally, the condition of the insurance business and interests in this state, and other matters concerning insurance. The report shall also contain a detailed verified statement, of the moneys and fees of office received by the commissioner, and for what purpose.

SEC. 249.

 Section 12924 of the Insurance Code is amended to read:

12924.
 (a) The commissioner may issue subpoenas and subpoenas duces tecum for witnesses to attend, testify, and produce documents before the commissioner, on any subject touching insurance business, or in aid of the commissioner’s duties. This process may be served, obeyed, and enforced as provided in the Code of Civil Procedure for civil cases. A defaulting witness may, upon application by the commissioner to the superior court, be required by order of the court to appear before the commissioner to testify as the court may order. The court may punish disobedience of its order as a contempt of court.
All the provisions of the Code of Civil Procedure relating to means of production of evidence shall be applicable to any hearing or investigation under this section. The provisions of this subdivision shall not apply to proceedings required by other provisions of this code to be conducted in accordance with Chapter 5 (commencing with Section 11500), Part 1, Division 3, Title 2 of the Government Code.
(b) A person shall not be excused from testifying or from producing any book, document, or other thing under the person’s control upon any hearing or investigation on the ground that the person’s testimony, or the book, document, or other thing required, may tend to incriminate the person, or may have a tendency to subject the person to punishment for a felony or misdemeanor; but no individual shall be prosecuted or be subjected to punishment for a felony or misdemeanor for or on account of any act, transaction, matter, or thing concerning which that individual is so compelled, after validly claiming the privilege against self-incrimination, to testify or produce, except for perjury or contempt committed in that testimony.

SEC. 250.

 Section 12925 of the Insurance Code is amended to read:

12925.
 The commissioner shall keep and preserve in a permanent form a full record of the commissioner’s proceedings, including a concise statement of the condition of each insurer, surplus line broker, or motor club examined as to their condition and affairs.

SEC. 251.

 Section 12928.5 of the Insurance Code is amended to read:

12928.5.
 Whenever facts exist by reason of which, under any provision of this code, or other laws the commissioner may suspend, revoke, or deny any license or certificate of authority granted under any provision of this code, if the making or maintenance in force of a contract of insurance is one of the circumstances out of which facts arise, or, if, by reason of the existence of those facts, or in connection therewith a contract of insurance is made or maintained in force, the commissioner may, in lieu of or in addition to, the suspension, revocation, or denial of license or certificate, by order require the immediate cancellation of the contract, unless the contract, by its terms, is not subject to cancellation by the insurer and the insured did not knowingly participate in the wrongful acts.
The commissioner may also notify the insured, stating the reason why the cancellation was required.
In such a case, whether or not the particular contract is thus required to be canceled or is subject to cancellation, the commissioner may order the insurer, insurance agent, broker, solicitor, surplus line broker, or life agent soliciting, negotiating, or effecting the insurance to refrain from effecting insurance upon the property, risk, or insured under the contract for not exceeding five years from the date of the order.
The commissioner may suspend or revoke, or deny an application for, any license or certificate of authority granted under any provision of this code to any applicant or licensee violating any order issued by the commissioner pursuant to this section.

SEC. 252.

 Section 12928.6 of the Insurance Code is amended to read:

12928.6.
 Whenever the commissioner believes, from satisfactory evidence, that any person is violating or about to violate any provisions of this code or any order or requirement of the commissioner issued or promulgated pursuant to authority expressly granted the commissioner by any provision of this code or by law, the commissioner may bring an action in the name of the people of the State of California in the superior court of the State of California against that person to enjoin that person from continuing the violation or engaging therein or doing any act in furtherance thereof. An order or judgment in the action may be entered awarding a preliminary or final injunction, as proper.

SEC. 253.

 Section 12929 of the Insurance Code is amended to read:

12929.
 Irrespective of any provision in any law of this state the commissioner, pursuant to this code, has been and is authorized to correct: by amendment, by partial deletion, or by partial addition, any record, finding, determination, order, rule, or regulation made by the commissioner upon becoming satisfied that it is fair, just, and equitable to make the correction and that any record, finding, determination, order, rule, or regulation would have included the correction except for mistake, clerical error, inadvertence, surprise, or excusable neglect.
The correction shall only be made within a period of six months following the original action.
When the facts are within the commissioner’s personal knowledge, the commissioner may, upon the commissioner’s own motion and ex parte, enter an order making the correction.
Otherwise the commissioner shall enter an order of correction only after receipt and consideration of a written petition of a person described in Section 12923 or an employee of the Department of Insurance, accompanied in either case by a sworn affidavit of the facts constituting the mistake, clerical error, inadvertence, surprise, or excusable neglect relied upon to justify the correction requested. In such case the order may be made ex parte.
In either case the order shall recite the grounds and bases for the correction and shall be promptly given the same distribution, publicity, and circulation as was given the matter being corrected.
If, within 60 days following the making of the order of correction anyone objects thereto in writing, the commissioner shall set the matter for hearing, giving the same notice thereof, if any, as was given to the proceeding which gave rise to the original record, finding, determination, order, rule, or regulation.

SEC. 254.

 Section 12931 of the Insurance Code is amended to read:

12931.
 (a) Service of legal process, notices, or other papers described in or referred to by Section 1452, 1605, 1610, 1612, 1659, 1660, 11104, or 11105 may be made upon the commissioner in the instances enumerated in this section and under the circumstances prescribed in this section by delivering to the commissioner or the commissioner’s deputy two copies thereof for each person or party defendant so served accompanied by payment of twelve dollars ($12) for each such person or party, and by complying with the other provisions of this section.
(b) The situations under which such service may be so made and the circumstances under which these provisions apply are:
(1) Where for any reason the person desiring to have service so made elects to serve the commissioner instead of the attorney in fact, as stipulated pursuant to Section 1323, of a reciprocal or interinsurance exchange, domestic, foreign, admitted, or nonadmitted.
(2) Where service is to be made on an admitted foreign or alien insurer, when service cannot be made on the principal statutory agent of such insurer duly appointed pursuant to Article 3 (commencing with Section 1600) of Chapter 4 of Part 2 of Division 1 for reasons specified in Section 1604 or otherwise recognized by law.
(3) In actions against nonadmitted insurers, including nonadmitted fraternal benefit societies and reciprocals, under the circumstances described in Article 4 (commencing with Section 1610) of Chapter 4 of Part 2 of Division 1. This provision shall not apply to actions brought under insurance policies or certificates issued by nonadmitted insurers placed by surplus line brokers or special lines surplus line brokers where such insurance contract names a resident of this state as agent for service of process.
(4) In the instances described by Section 1659 relating to nonresident California-licensed insurance agents, brokers, and life agents.
(5) In actions involving admitted and formerly admitted fraternal benefit societies as described in Section 11104.
(c) Upon receipt of two copies of the process, notice, or papers to be served and the fee above prescribed, the commissioner shall promptly mail one of the copies by certified mail (or by registered mail if it is addressed to an area outside of the United States where certified mail service is not available) to the defendant or person to be served at the last principal place of business of the defendant or person to be served, known to the commissioner by the commissioner’s official records in the case of a licensee; otherwise, in the case of a nonadmitted insurer, to its last principal place of business known to the commissioner from national directories or reference books or other reliable information available in the commissioner’s office. The commissioner shall keep a record of all services made upon the commissioner pursuant to this section. The other copy of the process, notice, or papers shall be retained among the commissioner’s official public records for a period not to exceed two years, absent special circumstances which in the commissioner’s judgment compel longer retention.
(d) Service made in the manner provided for in this section is valid and sufficient and gives jurisdiction over the person of a nonadmitted or unauthorized defendant, provided notice of such service and a copy of the process, notice, or papers being served are sent within 10 days thereafter by certified mail (or by registered mail if it is addressed to an area outside of the United States where certified mail service is not available) by plaintiff or plaintiff’s attorney to the defendant at its last known principal place of business, and the receipt or the receipt of defendant’s agent for such copy, showing the name of the sender and the name and address of the addressee-defendant thereon, and the affidavit of plaintiff or plaintiff’s attorney showing compliance with this section, are filed with the clerk of the court in which such action is pending on or before the date the defendant is required to appear, or within further time as the court may allow.
In case of service made pursuant to this section upon a licensee of the commissioner required by law to keep the licensee’s current business address or that of its agent for service of process on file with the commissioner, the service shall be valid if the commissioner mailed, postage prepaid, a copy of the process, notice, or papers to the defendant or licensee intended to be served to the licensee’s current address as shown by the commissioner’s records, or, in the case of an insurer, to its manager, president, or secretary, and an affidavit of compliance by plaintiff or plaintiff’s attorney at law is made and filed at the place and within the time mentioned in this subdivision.
(e) No plaintiff or complainant shall be entitled to a judgment by default in any action, suit, or proceeding in which service of process is effected in the manner provided in this section until the expiration of 30 days from the date on which the affidavit of compliance is filed.
(f) Nothing in this section shall limit or abridge the right to serve any process, notice, papers, or demand upon any insurer in any other manner now or hereafter permitted by law.

SEC. 255.

 Section 12957 of the Insurance Code is amended to read:

12957.
 The commissioner shall not withdraw approval of a previously approved policy, except upon those grounds as, in the commissioner’s opinion, would authorize disapproval upon original submission thereof. Any withdrawal of approval shall be in writing and shall specify the ground thereof. If the insurer demands a hearing on a withdrawal, the hearing shall be granted and commenced within 30 days of the filing of a written demand with the commissioner. Unless the hearing is commenced, the notice of withdrawal shall become ineffective upon the 31st day from and after the date of filing of the demand.
This section shall not apply to policies subject to the provisions of subdivision (f) of Section 10291.5, or to policies, contracts, or agreements that were approved under an alternative filing and approval procedure as provided for in subdivision (f) of Section 10506.4 or subdivision (c) of Section 10507.5.

SEC. 256.

 Section 12967 of the Insurance Code is amended to read:

12967.
 (a) (1) The department shall develop and implement a coordinated approach to gather, review, and analyze the archives of insurers and other archives and records, using onsite teams and the oversight committee, to provide for research and investigation into insurance policies, unpaid insurance claims, and related matters of victims of the Holocaust or of the Nazi-controlled German government or its allies, and the beneficiaries and heirs of those victims, and for losses arising from the activities of the Nazi-controlled German government or its allies for insurance policies issued before and during World War II by insurers who have affiliates or subsidiaries authorized to do business in California. Information compiled shall be placed in a centralized database for the retention of policy and claimant data, and the data shall be used to implement this section and Section 790.15.
(2) The department has an affirmative duty to play an independent role in representing the interests of Holocaust survivors where necessary, including the duty to carry out research, investigations, and advocacy. The department shall cooperate with, participate in, promote coordination with, and to the extent feasible and consistent with the purposes of this section, work jointly with the National Association of Insurance Commissioners and the international commission on Holocaust survivor claims or any other entity involved in the documentation, resolution, settlement, or distribution of insurance claims, including the documentation of unpaid claims and the distribution of proceeds, and the establishment and maintenance of a database to contain information relevant to claimants and documents and historical information. The department shall work to recover information and records that will strengthen the claims of California residents.
(3) The department shall employ insurance archaeologists, economists, attorneys, accountants, and other specialists, in this country and in Europe, to implement this section. The department shall work jointly with the National Association of Insurance Commissioners and other organizations for this purpose. The department’s cooperation with other states shall be for the purpose of advancing survivors’ claims while avoiding duplication of efforts, and shall be dependent upon contributions by other states.
(4) In order to ensure that Holocaust survivors receive the most aggressive and independent representation possible in pursuit of their historic claims, in contracting with accounting firms, law firms, economists, or others to implement this section, the department shall, to the maximum extent possible, avoid any potential or actual conflict of interest by doing the following:
(A) Seek and give preference to firms that are entirely free of any associations with firms representing insurers and nations from which Holocaust survivors are seeking just treatment of their claims.
(B) If the department finds that it is necessary to contract with a firm or firms that have conflicts or potential conflicts of interest, those conflicts or potential conflicts of interest shall be disclosed to the commissioner, and the following requirements shall apply:
(i) The contract shall contain a provision that expresses a formal commitment on the part of the firm to aggressively pursue a maximum just settlement for Holocaust survivors and their families without regard to any adverse impacts on insurers, affiliates of insurers, nations, or others that may have employed the firm or affiliates of the firm that is contracting with the commissioner to assist in carrying out the commissioner’s responsibilities under this section.
(ii) If any conflict or potential conflict exists between the firm, or an affiliate of the firm, and an insurer, an affiliate of an insurer, a nation or others directly or indirectly involving Holocaust claims, the firm shall disclose both the fact of the conflict or potential conflict, and all relevant information describing the nature of the conflict or potential conflict.
(iii) If a conflict or potential conflict exists between the firm, or an affiliate of the firm, and an insurer, an affiliate of an insurer, a nation, or others that does not directly or indirectly involve Holocaust claims, the firm shall disclose the fact of the conflict or potential conflict and identify the source of the conflict or potential conflict, but need not describe the particular circumstances or facts that create the conflict or potential conflict.
(C) The department may take whatever special measures it deems necessary to avoid either the appearance or the reality of conflicts that may undermine public confidence in the integrity of the effort to secure justice for Holocaust survivors.
(b) The funding of the activities provided for by this section for the 1998–99 fiscal year shall be from funds transferred pursuant to subdivision (b) of Section 1523 of the Code of Civil Procedure, which funds are hereby appropriated to the commissioner for that purpose. The commissioner shall seek reimbursement of those funds as provided in subdivision (c).
Funding for subsequent fiscal years shall be subject to the Budget Act and based on a plan submitted by the commissioner to the Legislature outlining the plan for reimbursement of expenses of the department by affected insurers.
Funds made available to implement this section shall be used to develop and implement a coordinated approach to gather, review, and analyze the archives of affected insurance groups, and other archives and records, using onsite teams and the oversight committee. These funds shall also be used to fund the necessary expenses of the Holocaust Era Insurance Claims Oversight Committee established in subdivision (d). The information compiled shall be placed in a centralized database for the retention of policy and claimant data, and that data shall be used by the department to implement this section.
(c) (1) Any funds recovered by the department for the purpose of reimbursing the state for costs associated with investigation and enforcement actions under this section shall not be deposited in the Insurance Fund, but instead shall be delivered to the Controller for deposit into the General Fund.
(2) To the maximum extent possible, the department shall seek reimbursement for its costs incurred in implementing this section, including funds transferred pursuant to subdivision (b) of Section 1523 of the Code of Civil Procedure, from any settlements reached with affected insurers.
(d) (1) There is established a seven-member Holocaust Era Insurance Claims Oversight Committee, that shall be known as the oversight committee, and whose members shall be appointed as follows:
(A) Four members shall be appointed by the Governor.
(B) One member shall be appointed by the President pro Tempore of the Senate.
(C) One member shall be appointed by the Speaker of the Assembly.
(D) One member shall be appointed by the Commissioner of Insurance.
(2) The Governor shall designate one of the Governor’s appointees as the chairperson of the committee.
(3) Each member of the committee shall serve at the pleasure of the authority that appointed the member to serve on the committee.
(4) The oversight committee shall be composed of qualified individuals with experience in Holocaust claims cases, similar investigations, archival research, and international law. The oversight committee shall also include Holocaust survivors. No member of the oversight committee shall have a potential or actual conflict of interest, or shall be employed by a person who has a potential or actual conflict of interest.
(5) The appointments shall be expedited because of the urgency due to survivors’ needs.
(6) The oversight committee shall have the following authority and shall do all of the following:
(A) Review and make recommendations concerning any insurance settlement negotiation or offer relating to a Holocaust era insurance claim in which the department is involved.
(B) Review and make recommendations to the commissioner on the priorities for expenditure of funds and use of resources by the department for Holocaust era insurance claims-related activities.
(C) Recommend whether a proposed settlement of a Holocaust era insurance claim submitted to the committee pursuant to paragraph (7) is equitable before the department finalizes the settlement agreement.
(7) The commissioner, in the event of a proposed settlement of any policy or group of policies relating to Holocaust era insurance claims, shall confer with the committee prior to the department finalizing the settlement agreement. The department may not finalize a proposed settlement of a Holocaust era insurance claim unless the committee, pursuant to subparagraph (C) of paragraph (6), recommends that the proposed settlement is equitable.

SEC. 257.

 Section 12972 of the Insurance Code is amended to read:

12972.
 The commissioner shall require the payment of one dollar ($1), in advance, as a fee for attaching the commissioner’s seal of office to any paper or document not specified in this code.

SEC. 258.

 Section 12973 of the Insurance Code is amended to read:

12973.
 The commissioner shall require, in advance, as a fee for issuing certificates when the fee is not otherwise specified, the following amounts:
(a) Twenty-two dollars ($22), if there is sufficient demand so that the commissioner in the commissioner’s discretion has prepared a form of the certificate in advance that requires only the filling in of blanks for completion.
(b) For issuing any other certificate, the reasonable cost of preparing and issuing that certificate, but not to exceed fifty dollars ($50) for the first copy of the certificate and nine dollars ($9) for each additional copy.

SEC. 259.

 Section 12975.5 of the Insurance Code is amended to read:

12975.5.
 The commissioner may, in any investigation or hearing the commissioner conducts, take or cause to be taken the deposition of any witness residing within or without this state and may pay the expense thereof out of the current support appropriation of the department. The commissioner may pay out of the appropriation to any witness subpoenaed by the commissioner the necessary and reasonable traveling expenses of any witness, to the place of hearing or investigation and return and a per diem of twelve dollars ($12) for each day that the witness is in attendance at or en route to and from the place of hearing or investigation in obedience to the subpoena. The provisions of this section shall not apply to proceedings conducted in accordance with Chapter 5 (commencing with Section 11500) of Part 1 of Division 3 of Title 2 of the Government Code, and those proceedings shall be governed solely by that chapter.

SEC. 260.

 Section 13505 of the Insurance Code is amended to read:

13505.
 All hearings held under this article shall be closed to the public, unless the commissioner on the commissioner’s own motion, or at the request of a party, otherwise directs.

SEC. 261.

 Section 30415 of the Public Resources Code is amended to read:

30415.
 The Director of the Office of Planning and Research shall, in cooperation with the commission and other appropriate state agencies, review the policies of this division. If the director determines that effective implementation of any policy requires the cooperative and coordinated efforts of several state agencies, the director shall, no later than July 1, 1978, and from time to time thereafter, recommend to the appropriate agencies actions that should be taken to minimize potential duplication and conflicts and which could, if taken, better achieve effective implementation of such policy. The director shall, where appropriate and after consultation with the affected agency, recommend to the Governor and the Legislature how the programs, duties, responsibilities, and enabling legislation of any state agency should be changed to better achieve the goals and policies of this division.

SEC. 262.

 Any section of any act enacted by the Legislature during the 2021 calendar year that takes effect on or before January 1, 2022, and that amends, amends and renumbers, adds, repeals and adds, or repeals a section that is amended by this act, shall prevail over this act, whether that act is enacted before, or subsequent to, the enactment of this act.