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California Fair Political Practices Commission Regulations

FPPC ensures that public officials act in a fair and unbiased manner in the governmental decision-making process

By Chris Micheli, April 29, 2022 3:37 pm

There are 27 Titles of the California Code of Regulations, which contain the thousands of regulations in effect in the State of California. In Title 2, “Administration,” Division 6, there are regulations for the Fair Political Practices Commission.

The California Fair Political Practices Commission (FPPC) is a non-partisan body whose objective is to ensure that public officials act in a fair and unbiased manner in the governmental decision-making process, to promote transparency in government, and to foster public trust in the political system.

The following is an overview of Division 6:

Chapter 1. General – 5 Sections

Chapter 2. Definitions – 25 Sections

Chapter 3. Fair Political Practices Commission – 39 Sections

Chapter 4. Campaign Disclosure – 67 Sections

Chapter 4.6. Online Disclosure – 3 Sections

Chapter 5. Campaign Finance Reform – 41 Sections

Chapter 6. Lobbyists – 17 Sections

Chapter 7. Conflicts of Interest – 4 Sections

Chapter 9. Incumbency – 1 Sections

Chapter 9.5. Ethics – 44 Sections

Chapter 10. Auditing – 7 Sections

Chapter 1 deals with general topics and contains the following five sections:

§ 18104. Secure Electronic Signatures.

§ 18109. Storage of Originals and Copies of Reports (81009). [Repealed]

§ 18110. Duties of Filing Officers – Campaign Statements.

§ 18115. Duties of Filing Officers and Filing Officials – Statements of Economic Interests.

§ 18115.1. Duties of Filing Officers and Filing Officials – Paper Format Statements of Economic Interests.

§ 18115.2. Duties of Filing Officers and Filing Officials – Electronic Format Statements of Economic Interests.

§ 18116. Reports and Statements; Filing Dates. [Repealed]

§ 18117. Duties of Filing Officers and Filing Officials – Effect of Non-Compliance on Filing and Disclosure Obligations. [Repealed]

Chapter 2 deals with definitions and contains the following twenty-five sections:

§ 18200. Terms and References.

§ 18202. Quasi-Legislative Administrative Action.

§ 18204.5. Substantial or Regular -Local Government Employees. [Repealed]

§ 18208.5. Lobbyist Firms -Definitions and Reporting Requirements. [Repealed]

§ 18215. Contribution.

§ 18215.1. Contributions; when Aggregated. [Repealed]

§ 18215.2. Uncompensated Internet Activity by Individuals that is Not a Contribution or Expenditure.

§ 18215.3. ”Behested Payments” Reporting. [Repealed]

§ 18215.4. Cryptocurrency Contributions.

§ 18216. Enforceable Promise to Make a Payment.

§ 18217. Nonprofit Organization as Controlled Committee.

§ 18219. Designated Employees.

§ 18225. Expenditure. [Repealed]

§ 18225.4. Independent Expenditures; when Aggregated.

§ 18225.7. Made at the Behest; Independent Versus Coordinated Expenditures.

§ 18227. Filing Officer.

§ 18227.5. General Purpose Committees: State, County or City.

§ 18228. Gifts – Payments for Food, Accommodations or Transportation. [Repealed]

§ 18229. Inclusion of Registered Domestic Partners. [Repealed]

§ 18229.1. Definition of ”Dependent Children.”

§ 18230. Doing Business in the Jurisdiction.

§ 18232. Salary and Reimbursement for Expenses or Per Diem Received from a State, Local, or Federal Government Agency.

§ 18233. Leasehold Interest.

§ 18234. Interests in Trusts.

§ 18235. Reporting Interests in a Blind Trust (82030, 82033 and 82034).

§ 18236. Parent, Subsidiary, Otherwise Related Business Entity. [Repealed]

§ 18237. Definition of ”Investment.”

§ 18238.5. Definition of Lobbying Firm; Individual Contract Lobbyist.

§ 18239. Definition of Lobbyist.

§ 18239.5. Lobbyist Employer.

§ 18241. Cumulation Period for Mass Mailings (82041.5). [Repealed]

§ 18247.5. Primarily Formed Committees.

§ 18249. State Agency (82004, 86100-86300).

§ 18250. Street Address.

Chapter 3 deals with the Fair Political Practices Commission and contains the following thirty-nine sections.

§ 18306. Compensation and Reimbursement for Members of the Fair Political Practices Commission. [Repealed]

§ 18307. Honoraria for Members of the Fair Political Practices Commission.

§ 18308. Commission Governance. [Repealed]

§ 18308.1. Authority of the Commission. [Repealed]

§ 18308.2. Authority of the Chair. [Repealed]

§ 18308.3. Authority of the Executive Director. [Repealed]

§ 18310. Meetings.

§ 18310.1. Public Participation at Meetings.

§ 18312. Rulemaking Procedure.

§ 18313. Forms and Manuals.

§ 18313.5. Online Posting.

§ 18313.6. Online Posting: Redacting Personal Information.

§ 18315. Special Meetings. [Repealed]

§ 18316.5. Application of Government Code Section 83116.5.

§ 18316.6. Treasurer Liability.

§ 18319. Delegation of Authority.

§ 18320. Requests for Opinions.

§ 18321. Review of Requests Denied by the Executive Director.

§ 18322. Procedures for Issuing Opinions.

§ 18323. Hearing on Draft Opinions (83114). [Repealed]

§ 18324. Opinions.

§ 18325. Time Periods for Preparing Opinions (83114). [Repealed]

§ 18326. Petition for Rehearing.

§ 18327. Voting Requirements for Formal Action by the Commission.

§ 18329. Formal Written Advice and Informal Assistance.

§ 18329.5. Commission Advice Procedure – Government Code Sections 87300-87306.

§ 18350. Moscone Governmental Conflict of Interest Act. Disclosure of Economic Interests by Fair Political Practices Commission and Staff. [Repealed]

§ 18351. Conflict of Interest Code of the Fair Political Practices Commission.

§ 18360. Complaints Filed with the Commission.

§ 18360.1. Eligibility Requirements and Considerations – Streamline and Warning Letters.

§ 18360.2. Penalties in Streamline Cases.

§ 18360.3. Eligibility Requirements and Considerations – Tier Two Streamline Program.

§ 18361. Delegation by the Executive Director Pertaining to Enforcement Proceedings and Authority to Hear Probable Cause Proceedings.

§ 18361.1. Administrative Subpoenas.

§ 18361.2. Memorandum Respecting Civil Litigation.

§ 18361.3. Referral of Questions of Law to the Commission.

§ 18361.4. Probable Cause Proceedings.

§ 18361.5. Administrative Hearings.

§ 18361.6. Probable Cause Presentation by Civil or Criminal Prosecutor.

§ 18361.7. Executive Director Subpoena Authority.

§ 18361.8. Inapplicability of Regulations 18361.1 Through 18361.8 to Other Enforcement Procedures.

§ 18361.9. Procedure for Commission’s Consideration of Proposed Decision by an Administrative Law Judge; Reconsideration.

§ 18361.10. Administratively Adjudicated Enforcement Decisions as Precedent.

§ 18361.11. Default Proceedings.

§ 18362. Access to Enforcement Records.

§ 18363. Administering Oaths and Affirmations.

§ 18370. State Agency Ethics Training.

§ 18371. Local Agency Ethics Training.

Chapter 4 deals with campaign disclosure and contains the following sixty-seven sections:

§ 18401. Required Recordkeeping for Chapters 4 & 5.

§ 18401.1. Required Recordkeeping for Slate Mailer Organizations.

§ 18402. Committee Names.

§ 18402.1. Principal Officers.

§ 18402.2. Limited Liability Companies, Responsible Officer.

§ 18402.5. Supplemental Pre-Election Statements. [Repealed]

§ 18404. Termination of Candidate’s and Committees’ Filing Requirements.

§ 18404.1. Termination and Reopening of Committees.

§ 18404.2. Administrative Termination.

§ 18405. Candidates with Multiple Controlled Committees.

§ 18406. Short Form for Candidates or Officeholders Who Receive and Spend Less than $2,000 in a Calendar Year.

§ 18410. Statement of Organization.

§ 18412. Identifying Funding Sources for Contributions and Independent Expenditures Made by Certain Tax Exempt Organizations. [Repealed]

§ 18413. Reporting Independent Expenditures by Eligible 501(c)(3)/501(c)(4) Organizations. [Repealed]

§ 18416. Annual Loan Reports. [Repealed]

§ 18417. Campaign Reporting – LAFCO Proposals.

§ 18419. Sponsored Committees.

§ 18420. Reporting Campaign Contributions and Expenditures by State or Local Government Agencies.

§ 18420.1. Payments by State or Local Agencies for a Campaign Related Communication.

§ 18420.5. Campaign Filing Requirements for the February 5, 2008 Statewide Election. [Repealed]

§ 18421. Cash Equivalents.

§ 18421.1. Disclosure of the Making and Receipt of Contributions.

§ 18421.2. Street Address. [Repealed]

§ 18421.3. Reporting of Contributions and Expenditures Collected by Contract Vendors or Collecting Agents.

§ 18421.10. Reporting Contributions from Limited Liability Companies.

§ 18421.11. Reporting Payments in Connection with Amplification of Online Communications.

§ 18421.31. Text Message Contributions.

§ 18421.4. Reporting Cumulative Amounts for State, City, and County Elections and State, City, and County Recipient Committees.

§ 18421.5. Reporting an Expenditure for Paid Online Communications.

§ 18421.6. Reporting Accrued Expenses.

§ 18421.7. Reporting an Expenditure for a Gift, a Meal, or Travel.

§ 18421.8. Reporting an Expenditure by a Candidate Controlled General Purpose Ballot Measure Committee.

§ 18421.9. Reporting Expenditures Charged to a Credit, Debit or Charge Card by a Candidate or Committee.

§ 18422. Multipurpose Organization Political Activity Transparency.

§ 18422.1. Required Recordkeeping for Multipurpose Organizations.

§ 18422.5. Top Contributor Disclosure by Committees Primarily Formed for State Ballot Measures or Candidates.

§ 18423. Payments for Personal Services as Contributions and Expenditures.

§ 18424. Behested Payment Reporting. Additional Information.

§ 18424.1. Behested Payment Reporting. Good Faith Estimate.

§ 18424.2. Behested Payment Reporting. Charitable Organization Fundraising Solicitations.

§ 18424.3. Behested Payment Reporting. Payments from Donor Advised Funds.

§ 18425. 24-Hour Contribution Reports.

§ 18426. Semi-Annual Statement Early Filing.

§ 18426.1. Assistant Treasurer: Duties and Liability.

§ 18427. Duties of Treasurers and Candidates with Respect to Campaign Statements.

§ 18427.1. Notification to Contributors of Filing Obligations.

§ 18428. Reporting of Contributions and Independent Expenditures Required to be Aggregated.

§ 18429. Providing a Procedure to Obtain an Exemption from Reporting and Disclosure Requirements (84102, 84210(g), 84210(h), 84210(j), 84210(k), 84214). [Repealed]

§ 18430. Committees Controlled by More than One Candidate.

§ 18431. Reporting of Expenditures by an Agent or Independent Contractor.

§ 18432. Reporting Cumulative Contributions and Expenditures for Each Fiscal Year. [Repealed]

§ 18432.5. Intermediary and Earmarked Funds Disclosure.

§ 18435. Definitions. Mass Mailing.

§ 18435.5. Slate Mailer Requirements.

§ 18438. Contributions to Members of Quasi-Judicial Boards and Commissions. [Repealed]

§ 18438.1. Officers and Agencies Under Government Code Section 84308.

§ 18438.2. Proceedings Under Government Code Section 84308.

§ 18438.3. Agents Under Government Code Section 84308.

§ 18438.4. Participants Under Government Code Section 84308.

§ 18438.5. Aggregated Contributions Under Section 84308.

§ 18438.6. Solicitation, Direction, and Receipt of Contributions Under Government Code Section 84308.

§ 18438.7. Prohibitions and Disqualification Under Government Code Section 84308.

§ 18438.8. Disclosure Under Government Code Section 84308.

§ 18439. Definition of ”Personally Deliver.”

§ 18440. Telephone Advocacy.

§ 18450.1. Definitions. Advertisement Disclosure.

§ 18450.2. Definitions. Authorized and Paid for.

§ 18450.3. Top Contributor Disclosure for Affiliated Entities.

§ 18450.4. Video and Television Advertisement Disclosure.

§ 18450.5. Amended Advertising Disclosure.

§ 18450.6. Disclosure on Advertisements in Languages Other than English.

§ 18450.7. Disclosure for Advertisements in Formats Not Specifically Addressed.

§ 18450.8. Disclosure for Advertisements on Listening Applications that Are Both Audio and Visual.

§ 18450.9. Website Advertisements and Third-Party Social Media Advertisements.

§ 18450.11. Spokesperson Disclosure.

§ 18451. CalPERS and CalSTRS Board Member Elections; Where to File Campaign Reports and Statements.

§ 18452. Reporting Requirements. [Repealed]

§ 18453. CalPERS Board Member Elections – Record Keeping Requirements. [Repealed]

§ 18457. Out-of-State Contributors. [Repealed]

Chapter 4.6 deals with online disclosures and contains the following three sections:

§ 18465. Disclosure of Lobbying Entity Identification Numbers.

§ 18465.1. Verification of Online Filers.

§ 18466. State Ballot Measure Contributions and Expenditures; Online Reports.

Chapter 5 deals with campaign finance reform and contains the following thirty-nine sections;

§ 18500. Contribution Limits. [Repealed]

§ 18502. Broad Based Political Committee. [Repealed]

§ 18502.1. Reporting by Small Contributor Committees. [Repealed]

§ 18502.2. Early Registration as Broad Based Political Committee. [Repealed]

§ 18503. Small Contributor Committees.

§ 18519.4. Surplus Funds from Elections Prior to 1/1/97. [Repealed]

§ 18520. Statement of Intention to be a Candidate.

§ 18521. Establishment of Separate Controlled Committee for Each Campaign Account.

§ 18521.5. Ballot Measure Committees Controlled by Candidates for Elective State, City, or County Office.

§ 18522. Payments from Personal Funds for Filing Fee or Candidate Statement. [Repealed]

§ 18523. Nondesignated Contributions or Loans.

§ 18523.1. Written Solicitation for Contributions.

§ 18524. Investment and Expenditure of Candidates’ Campaign Funds.

§ 18525. Incumbent Candidates’ Election Expenses and Officeholder Expenses.

§ 18526. Reimbursement of Expenditures.

§ 18526.1. Use of Personal Funds for Officeholder Expenditures. [Repealed]

§ 18530. Use of Public Funds.

§ 18530.1. Use of Funds Raised Prior to January 1, 1997. [Repealed]

§ 18530.2. Transfer of Funds Raised Prior to Proposition 34 and Assembly Bill 571 Limits.

§ 18530.3. Reporting of Specified Contributions and Expenditures by Political Party Committees.

§ 18530.4. Legal Defense Funds – State Candidates and Officers.

§ 18530.45. Legal Defense Funds – Local Candidates and Officers.

§ 18530.7. Extensions of Credit.

§ 18530.8. Personal Loans.

§ 18530.9. Contributions to Candidate Controlled Ballot Measure Committees. [Repealed]

§ 18531. Return of Excessive Contributions.

§ 18531.1. Affiliated Entities Sharing One Contribution Limit. [Repealed]

§ 18531.2. Refunding General Election Contributions.

§ 18531.3. Transfers of Funds into Officeholder Accounts. [Repealed]

§ 18531.4. Officeholder Accounts -Reporting. [Repealed]

§ 18531.5. Recall Elections.

§ 18531.6. Treatment of Debts Outstanding After an Election – Prior to January 24, 2004.

§ 18531.61. Treatment of Debts Outstanding After an Election.

§ 18531.62. Elected State Officeholder Bank Accounts.

§ 18531.63. Treatment of Debts Outstanding After a City or County Election for Offices Subject to AB 571- Prior to January 1, 2021.

§ 18531.64. Treatment of Debts Outstanding After a City or County Election.

§ 18531.7. Payments for Communications -Section 85312.

§ 18531.10. Communications Identifying State Candidates.

§ 18532. Solicitation of Contributions in Excess of the Contribution Limits. [Repealed]

§ 18533. Contributions from Joint Checking Accounts.

§ 18534. Required Committee Bank Accounts.

§ 18535. Restrictions on Contributions Between Candidates.

§ 18536. Transfer and Attribution of Contributions.

§ 18536.1. Establishment of Separate Bank Account for Contributions in Compliance with Contribution Limitations. [Repealed]

§ 18536.2. Use of Campaign Funds for Any Lawful Purpose Other than to Support or Oppose a Candidacy for Elective Office. [Repealed]

§ 18537. Contribution Limits and Application to Repaid Loans.

§ 18537.1. Carry over of Contributions.

§ 18538. Ballot Measure Committees; Expenditures as Contributions to Candidates. [Repealed]

§ 18538.2. Political Endorsements. [Repealed]

§ 18539. Online Disclosure of Contributions. [Repealed]

§ 18539.2. Reporting Payments Pursuant to Government Code Section 85310.

§ 18540. Voluntary Expenditure Ceilings.

§ 18541. Voluntary Expenditure Limits -Notification and Designation Requirements. [Repealed]

§ 18542. Notification of Personal Contributions in Excess of the Voluntary Expenditure Limits.

§ 18543. Lifting of Voluntary Expenditure Limits.

§ 18544. Campaign Contribution and Voluntary Expenditure Cola Formula.

§ 18545. Contribution Limit and Voluntary Expenditure Ceiling Amounts.

§ 18550. 24-Hour Independent Expenditure Reports.

§ 18550.1. Independent and Coordinated Expenditures. [Repealed]

§ 18564. Notice Requirement for Independent Expenditures Exceeding $10,000. [Repealed]

Article 1. Statewide Measures

Chapter 6 deals with lobbyists and contains the following seventeen sections:

§ 18600. Duties and Prohibitions of Lobbyists, Lobbying Firms, and Lobbyist Employers (86100-86300).

§ 18601. Withdrawal of Lobbyist Certification or Lobbying Firm Registration.

§ 18603. Lobbyist Certification.

§ 18603.1. Lobbyist Ethics Orientation Course.

§ 18610. Lobbyist Accounting.

§ 18611. Lobbyist Reporting.

§ 18612. Accounting by Lobbying Firms.

§ 18613. Reporting by Lobbying Firms.

§ 18614. Payments for Lobbying Services.

§ 18615. Accounting by Lobbyist Employers.

§ 18616. Reports by Lobbyist Employers and Persons Spending $5,000 or More to Influence Legislative or Administrative Action.

§ 18616.4. Reports by Lobbying Coalitions Which Are Lobbyist Employers; Reports by Members of Lobbying Coalitions.

§ 18616.5. Reports by Lobbyist Employers and Persons Spending $5,000 or More to Influence Legislative or Administrative Action: Reporting Employees Who Engaged in Direct Communication on Behalf of the Filer. [Repealed]

§ 18617. Early Filing of Periodic Reports.

§ 18618. Lobbying Reports; Where to File. [Repealed]

§ 18619. Business Entities Retained to Influence Legislative or Administrative Actions: Definitions. [Repealed]

§ 18620. Reports by Lobbyist Employers and Persons Spending $2500 or More to Influence Legislative or Administrative Action. [Repealed]

§ 18621. Reporting Pursuant to Section 86108(b). [Repealed]

§ 18622. Consolidated Reporting by Lobbyists and Their Employers (86107, 86109). [Repealed]

§ 18623. Gifts from Lobbyists and Lobbying Firms; Honoraria.

§ 18624. Lobbyist Arranging Gifts.

§ 18625. Loans from Lobbyist or Lobbying Firm; Placing Official Under Personal Obligation.

§ 18626. Contributions from Lobbyists. [Repealed]

§ 18630. Home Hospitality (86203). [Repealed]

§ 18640. Activity Expenses.

§ 18650. Reportable Exchanges (86107 and 86109). [Repealed]

Chapter 7 deals with conflicts of interest and contains the following forty-nine sections:

Article 1. Conflicts of Interest; General Prohibition

§ 18700. Basic Rule and Guide to Conflict of Interest Regulations.

§ 18700.1. Definitions: Source of Income, Commission Income and Incentive Income.

§ 18700.2. Parent, Subsidiary, Otherwise Related Business Entity: Defined.

§ 18700.3. Consultant, Public Official Who Manages Public Investments: Definitions.

§ 18701. Determining Whether a Financial Effect is Reasonably Foreseeable.

§ 18701.1. Real Estate or Professional License.

§ 18702. Materiality Standards.

§ 18702.1. Materiality Standard: Financial Interest in a Business Entity.

§ 18702.2. Materiality Standard: Financial Interest in Real Property.

§ 18702.3. Materiality Standard: Financial Interest in a Source of Income.

§ 18702.4. Materiality Standard: Financial Interest in Source of Gift.

§ 18702.5. Materiality Standard: Financial Interest in an Official’s Personal Finances.

§ 18702.6. Material Financial Effect: Source of Income or Gifts Who is an Individual Indirectly Involved in the Decision. [Repealed]

§ 18703. Public Generally.

§ 18703.1. Economic Interest, Defined: Business Entities. [Repealed]

§ 18703.2. Economic Interest, Defined: Real Property. [Repealed]

§ 18703.3. Economic Interest, Defined: Source of Income. [Renumbered]

§ 18703.4. Economic Interest, Defined: Source of Gifts. [Repealed]

§ 18703.5. Economic Interest, Defined: Personal Finances. [Repealed]

§ 18704. Making, Participating in Making, or Using or Attempting to Use Official Position to Influence a Government Decision, Defined.

§ 18704.1. Determining when a Public Official is Making a Governmental Decision. [Repealed]

§ 18704.2. Determining when a Public Official is Participating in Making a Governmental Decision. [Repealed]

§ 18704.3. Determining when a Public Official is Using or Attempting to Use His or Her Official Position to Influence a Governmental Decision. [Repealed]

§ 18704.4. Exceptions. [Repealed]

§ 18704.5. Public Identification of a Conflict of Interest for Section 87200 Filers. [Repealed]

§ 18704.6. Consultant, Public Official Who Manages Public Investments: Definitions. [Repealed]

§ 18705. Legally Required Participation.

§ 18705.1. Materiality Standard: Financial Interests in Business Entities. [Renumbered]

§ 18705.2. Material Financial Effect on a Real Property – Standard. [Renumbered]

§ 18705.3. Materiality Standard: Financial Interest in a Source of Income. [Renumbered]

§ 18705.4. Materiality Standard: Financial Interest in Source of Gift. [Renumbered]

§ 18705.5. Materiality Standard: Financial Interest in a Personal Financial Effect. [Renumbered]

§ 18706. Governmental Decision: Segmentation.

§ 18706.1. Real Estate or Professional License. [Renumbered]

§ 18707. Disqualification Requirements.

§ 18707.1. Public Generally. General Rule. [Repealed]

§ 18707.2. Special Rule for Rates, Assessments, and Similar Decisions. [Repealed]

§ 18707.3. Public Generally – Small Jurisdictions; Principal Residence. [Repealed]

§ 18707.4. Public Generally: Appointed Members of Boards and Commissions. [Repealed]

§ 18707.5. Sources of Income to Owners of Retail Business Entities. [Repealed]

§ 18707.6. States of Emergency. [Repealed]

§ 18707.7. Public Generally: Industries, Trades, or Professions. [Repealed]

§ 18707.9. Public Generally – Residential Properties. [Repealed]

§ 18707.10. Public Generally, Small Jurisdictions; Effects on Official’s Domicile. [Repealed]

§ 18708. Legally Required Participation. [Renumbered]

§ 18709. Governmental Decision: Segmentation. [Renumbered]

§ 18720. Annual Statements of Economic Interests; 2020 Emergency Filing Date Extension. [Repealed]

Article 2. Disclosure

§ 18722. Filing Assuming and Leaving Office Statements of Economic Interests; Alternates and Designees.

§ 18723. Dates for Filing Annual Statements of Economic Interests.

§ 18723.1. Statements of Economic Interests: Public Officials with Multiple Positions.

§ 18724. Filing of Statements of Economic Interests by Temporary or Part-Time Court Commissioners, PRO Tem and Retired Judges.

§ 18725. Anniversary Date for Filing Statements of Economic Interests. [Repealed]

§ 18726. Valuation of Gifts. [Repealed]

§ 18726.1. General Rule for Receipt of Gifts, Promised Gifts and for Return, Donation, or Reimbursement of Gifts. [Repealed]

§ 18726.2. Valuation of Gifts to an Official and His or Her Family. [Repealed]

§ 18726.3. Valuation of Gift Passes and Season Tickets. [Repealed]

§ 18726.4. Testimonial Dinners and Events. [Repealed]

§ 18726.5. Valuation of Wedding Gifts. [Repealed]

§ 18726.6. Reporting of Gifts from Multiple Donors. [Repealed]

§ 18726.7. Passes or Tickets Given to an Agency. [Repealed]

§ 18726.8. Valuation of Gift Tickets to Charitable and Political Fundraisers. [Repealed]

§ 18727. Gifts to Officials: Section 87207(a). [Repealed]

§ 18727.5. Travel Costs and Other Payments from Campaign Committees. [Repealed]

§ 18728. Reporting of Income and Gifts; Honoraria and Awards (87207).

§ 18728.5. Reporting of Commission Income and Incentive Compensation.

§ 18729. Leasehold Interests – Value, Disclosure.

§ 18730. Provisions of Conflict of Interest Codes.

§ 18730.1. Conflict of Interest Code: Reporting of Gifts.

§ 18732. Filing Dates for Annual Statements Filed Pursuant to Conflict of Interest Codes (87302).

§ 18732.5. Statements of Economic Interests from Filers of Abolished Agencies.

§ 18733. Disclosure Categories for Auditors, Investigators and Inspectors and Persons Similarly Situated (87302).

§ 18734. Designated Employees and Consultants – Positions Pending Code Amendment.

§ 18735. Change of Position or Disclosure Category Within Same Agency.

§ 18735.5. Filing Dates for Assuming Office, Annual, or Leaving Office Statements of Economic Interests for Multi-Agency Filers of Joint Powers Insurance Agencies.

§ 18736. Contents of State Agency Biennial Reports.

§ 18736.1. Contents of Multi-County Local Agency Written Statements.

§ 18737. Suspension of Code Provisions Pending Appeal (87307).

§ 18740. Legally Prohibited Disclosure: Statement of Economic Interests.

Article 2.5. Post-Employment Laws

§ 18741.1. Revolving Door; State Permanent Ban.

§ 18746.1. Revolving Door; State One-Year Ban.

§ 18746.2. Revolving Door; Appearances and Communications.

§ 18746.3. Revolving Door; Local Officials.

§ 18746.4. Revolving Door; Permanently Left and Leave of Absence.

§ 18747. Influencing Prospective Employment.

Article 3. Conflict of Interest Codes

§ 18750. State and Multi-County Agencies: Adopting or Amending Conflict of Interest Code.

§ 18750.1. Procedures for the Promulgation and Adoption of Conflict of Interest Codes for Local Government Agencies with Jurisdiction in More than One County. [Repealed]

§ 18750.2. Procedures for the Promulgation and Adoption of Conflict of Interest Codes for State Agencies Exempt from the Administrative Procedures Act. [Repealed]

§ 18751. Conflict of Interest Code Exemption.

§ 18752. Nonsubstantive Amendments of Conflict of Interest Codes. [Repealed]

§ 18753. Statements of Economic Interests; Where to File.

§ 18754. Statements of Economic Interests (Members of Newly Created Boards or Commissions); when and Where to File.

§ 18755. Statements of Economic Interests: Person or Persons at an Institution of Higher Education with Principal Responsibility for a Research Project.

§ 18756. Statements of Economic Interests: Certification of Electronic Filing Systems.

§ 18757. Statements of Economic Interests; Filing an Original Statement of Economic Interest in Electronic Format Without a Certified Electronic Filing System.

§ 18760. Conflict of Interest Codes Affected by Health Department Reorganization. [Repealed]

Chapter 9 deals with incumbency and contains the following section:

§ 18901. Mass Mailings Sent at Public Expense. [Repealed]

§ 18901.1. Campaign Related Mailings Sent at Public Expense.

§ 18902. Declaration of Candidacy. [Repealed]

Chapter 9.5 deals with ethics and contains the following forty sections:

§ 18930. Guide to Honorarium Regulations.

§ 18930.1. Prohibition on Acceptance of Honoraria. [Repealed]

§ 18931. Definition of ”Honorarium.” [Repealed]

§ 18931.1. Definition of ”Speech Given”.

§ 18931.2. Definition of ”Article Published”.

§ 18931.3. Definition of ”Attendance”.

§ 18932. Exceptions to ”Honorarium”: Earned Income.

§ 18932.1. Exceptions to ”Honorarium”: Bona Fide Business, Trade, or Profession.

§ 18932.2. Exceptions to ”Honorarium”: Teaching as a Bona Fide Profession.

§ 18932.3. Definition of ”Predominant Activity”.

§ 18932.4. Exceptions to ”Honorarium”: General Exceptions.

§ 18932.5. Exclusions from ”Honorarium”: Direct Charitable Donations.

§ 18933. Returning Honoraria.

§ 18935. Reporting Honoraria. [Repealed]

§ 18940. Guide to the Gift Regulations.

§ 18940.1. General Definitions.

§ 18940.2. Gift Limit Amount.

§ 18941. Receipt, Promise, Acceptance and Return of Gift.

§ 18941.1. Payments for Food. [Repealed]

§ 18942. Exceptions to Gift and Exceptions to Gift Limits.

§ 18942.1. Definition of ”Informational Material.”

§ 18942.2. Definition of Home Hospitality.

§ 18942.3. Definition of Ceremonial Role.

§ 18943. Gift to Official Through Family Member.

§ 18944. Payments Made to an Agency for Use by Agency Officials.

§ 18944.1. Gifts: Agency Provided Tickets or Passes.

§ 18944.2. Agency Raffles and Exchanges of Presents.

§ 18944.3. Gifts from a Government Agency to Officials in that Agency.

§ 18944.4. Agency Raffles and Gift Exchanges. [Renumbered]

§ 18945. Source of Gifts.

§ 18945.1. Aggregation of Gifts; ”Single” Source.

§ 18945.2. Group Gifts.

§ 18945.3. Intermediary of a Gift. [Repealed]

§ 18945.4. A Gift from Multiple Donors. [Renumbered]

§ 18946. Valuation of Gifts.

§ 18946.1. Exception – Valuation of Gifts: Passes and Tickets.

§ 18946.2. Exception – Valuation of Gifts: Attendance at Invitation-Only Events.

§ 18946.3. Exception – Valuation of Gifts: Wedding Gifts.

§ 18946.4. Exception – Valuation of Gifts: Attendance at Nonprofit or Political Organization Fundraising Event.

§ 18946.5. Exception – Valuation of Gifts: Air Transportation.

§ 18946.6. Reporting and Valuation of Gifts: Air Transportation. [Renumbered]

§ 18950. Travel Payments.

§ 18950.1. Exception: Payments for Travel Made in Conjunction with Official Agency Business.

§ 18950.2. Exception: Payments for Travel in Connection with a Bona Fide Business.

§ 18950.3. Exception: Payments for Travel in Connection with Campaign Activities.

§ 18950.4. Payments for Travel in Connection with Campaign Activities. [Renumbered]

§ 18951. Surplus Funds, Defined.

§ 18954. Gift Limit Adjustment. [Repealed]

§ 18960. Direct Personal Benefit Defined.

§ 18961. Incidental Use.

Chapter 10 deals with auditing and contains the following seven sections:

§ 18991. Audits of Campaign Reports and Statements of Local Candidates and Their Controlled Committees.

§ 18992. Terms Used in Section 90001.

§ 18993. Contain in Detail.

§ 18994. Auditing and Investigations.

§ 18995. Standards and Guidelines for Auditing Statements and Reports.

§ 18996. Scope of Audits and Investigations. [Repealed]

§ 18997. Audits of Campaign Reports and Statements of Candidates for the Board of Administration of the Public Employees’ Retirement System.

§ 18998. Commission Audits and Investigations.

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