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Government Code - GOV

TITLE 9. POLITICAL REFORM [81000 - 91014]

  ( Title 9 added June 4, 1974, by initiative Proposition 9. )
  

CHAPTER 5. Limitations on Contributions [85100 - 85802]

  ( Chapter 5 added June 7, 1988, by initiative Proposition 73. )
  

ARTICLE 3. Contribution Limitations [85300 - 85321]
  ( Article 3 added June 7, 1988, by initiative Proposition 73. )

  
85315.  

(a) Notwithstanding any other provision of this chapter, an elected state, county, or city officer may establish a committee to oppose the qualification of a recall measure, and the recall election. This committee may be established when the elected state, county, or city officer receives a notice of intent to recall pursuant to Section 11021 of the Elections Code. An elected state, county, or city officer may accept campaign contributions to oppose the qualification of a recall measure, and if qualification is successful, the recall election, without regard to the campaign contribution limits set forth in this chapter. The voluntary expenditure limits do not apply to expenditures made to oppose the qualification of a recall measure or to oppose the recall election.

(b) After the failure of a recall petition or after the recall election, the committee formed by the elected state, county, or city officer shall wind down its activities and dissolve. Any remaining funds shall be treated as surplus funds and shall be expended within 30 days after the failure of the recall petition or after the recall election for a purpose specified in subdivision (b) of Section 89519.

(c) This section does not apply in a jurisdiction in which the county or city imposes a limit on contributions pursuant to Section 85702.5.

(d) This section shall become operative on January 1, 2021.

(Repealed (in Sec. 11) and added by Stats. 2019, Ch. 556, Sec. 12. (AB 571) Effective January 1, 2020. Section operative January 1, 2021, by its own provisions.)