March 2017 Agenda

    NOTICE AND AGENDA

    Commission Meeting

     

    California Fair Political Practices Commission

    428 J Street, Suite 800

    Sacramento, CA 95814


    Thursday, March 16, 2017

    1:00 P.M.

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    Under Government Code section 11123(a), all meetings of a state body are open and public, and all persons are permitted to attend any meeting of a state body, except as otherwise provided in that article. The section further states that the portion of the teleconferenced meeting that is required to be open to the public must be audible to the public at the location specified in the notice of the meeting. The Commission may take action on any item listed on this agenda.

    Commissioner Casher will attend this meeting of the Commission via teleconference from:

    1 Frank H. Ogawa Plaza

    City Hall, Hearing Room 4 

    Oakland, CA 94612

    Welcome

    Jodi Remke, FPPC Chair

    1. Public Comment

    This portion of the meeting is reserved for comment on items not on the agenda. Under the Bagley-Keene Act, the Commission cannot act on items raised during public comment, but may respond briefly to statements made or questions posed; request clarification; or refer the item to staff.

    Comment Letter - Kathryn Canlis (item 8)

    Comment Letter - Mary Noel (item 21)

    Comment Letter - Tessy Capps (item 31)

    Comment Letter - Ben Holstrom (item 31)

    Comment Letter - California Political Attorneys Association (item 40)

    Comment Letter - Senate and Assembly Legislative Caucuses (item 40)

    Comment Letter - Alan Moody

    2. Approval of Commission Minutes

    3-39 Enforcement - Consent Calendar

    Conflict of Interests

    3. In the Matter of Eric Reed; FPPC No. 15/1174. Staff: Commission Counsel Toren Lewis. Eric Reed failed to timely disclose his economic interests in over $2,000 of AT&T stock on his 2014 Annual Statement of Economic Interest, in violation of Government Code Section 87203 (1 count). As a Belmont City Council member, Reed voted on AT&T’s appeal of a Planning Commission decision at the February 10, 2015 city council meeting, when he knew or should have known that he had a disqualifying conflict of interest by virtue of his ownership of AT&T stock, in violation of Government Code Section 87100 (1 count). Total Proposed Penalty: $4,500.

    Reed - Stip

    Campaign Bank Account

    4. In the Matter of Jose Esteves, Esteves for Mayor 2012, and Arsenio Iloreta; FPPC No. 15/147. Staff: Assistant Chief of Enforcement Dave Bainbridge and Special Investigator Kelli Gould. Jose Esteves is the former mayor of the City of Milpitas. Esteves for Mayor 2012 was his candidate-controlled committee. Arsenio Iloreta was the Committee’s treasurer. The Committee, Esteves, and Iloreta made campaign expenditures from accounts other than the Committee bank account, in violation of Government Code Section 85201, subdivision (e) (1 count) and failed to maintain campaign records, in violation of Government Code Section 84104 and California Code of Regulations, title 2, Section 18401, subdivision (a)(4) (1 count). Total Proposed Penalty: $6,000.

    Esteves - Stip

    Campaign Non-Filer

    5. In the Matter of I-Chinese American Political Action Committee and Victor Gau; FPPC No. 15/661 and 16/379 (Default Decision). Staff: Commission Counsel Amanda Kelly and Staff Services Analyst Dominika Wojenska. I-Chinese American Political Action Committee is a state general purpose committee. Victor Gau is the Committee’s treasurer. The Committee and Gau failed to timely file three semiannual campaign statements for the reporting periods of January 1, 2015 through June 30, 2016, in violation of Government Code Section 84200 (3 counts) and failed to pay the 2013, 2014, 2015, and 2016 $50 Annual Fees to the Secretary of State’s Office, in violation of Government Code Section 84101.5 (4 counts). Total Proposed Penalty: $24,000.

    I-Chinese American Political Action Committee - Default Decision

    6. In the Matter of Voto Latino Action Fund PAC and Maria Teresa Kumar; FPPC No. 16/338. Staff: Commission Counsel Amanda Kelly and Special Investigator Paul Rasey. Voto Latino Action Fund PAC was a recipient committee that made independent expenditures and contributions to support and oppose state ballot measures in the November 6, 2012 General Election. Maria Teresa Kumar was the Committee’s treasurer. The Committee and Kumar failed to timely file one semiannual campaign statement for the reporting period of October 21, 2012 through December 31, 2012, in violation of Government Code Section 84200 (1 count). Total Proposed Penalty: $2,500.

    Voto Latino Action Fund PAC - Stip 

    7. In the Matter of Steve Barr, Steve Barr for County Supervisor 2016, and Kathy Barr, Treasurer; FPPC No. 16/19791. Staff: Chief of Enforcement Galena West and Political Reform Consultant Teri Rindahl. Steve Barr was an unsuccessful candidate for Contra Costa County 3rd District Supervisor in the November 8, 2016 General Election. Steve Barr for County Supervisor 2016 is his candidate-controlled committee. Kathy Barr was the Committee’s treasurer. The Committee, Barr and Barr received nine contributions totaling $18,825 during the 90 days before the election and failed to file nine 24-Hour reports, in violation of Government Code Section 84203 (9 counts). Total Proposed Penalty: $1,980.

    Barr - Stip 

    8. In the Matter of Friends of the Santa Cruz Public Libraries in Support of Measure S and Kathryn Canlis; FPPC No. 17/090. Staff: Commission Counsel Amanda Kelly and Assistant Political Reform Consultant Chloe Hackert. Friends of the Santa Cruz Public Libraries in Support of Measure S is a primarily formed committee supporting Measure S on the June 7, 2016 Primary Election ballot in Santa Clara County. Kathryn Canlis is the Committee’s treasurer. The Committee and Canlis failed to timely file two pre-election statements covering the reporting period of January 1, 2016 through May 21, 2016, in violation of Government Code Sections 84200.5, subdivision (a), and 84200.8, subdivisions (a) and (b) (1 count). Total Proposed Penalty: $1,500.

    Friends of the Santa Cruz Public Libraries - Stip 

    9. In the Matter of Xilonin Cruz-Gonzalez for School Board 2013, Xilonin Cruz-Gonzalez, and IxChel Cruz-Gonzalez, Treasurer; FPPC No. 15/210. Staff: Commission Counsel Amanda Kelly. Xilonin Cruz-Gonzalez is a member of the Azusa Unified School District Board of Trustees. Xilonin Cruz-Gonzalez for School Board 2013 is her candidate-controlled committee and IxChel Cruz-Gonzalez is the Committee’s treasurer. The Committee, Xilonin Cruz-Gonzalez, and IxChel Cruz-Gonzalez failed to timely file three semiannual campaign statements covering the reporting periods of July 1, 2014 through December 31, 2015, in violation of Government Code Section 84200 (3 counts). Total Proposed Penalty: $1,209.

    Cruz-Gonzalez - Stip 

    10. In the Matter of Ortiz for City Council 2013 and Ricardo Ortiz, Treasurer; FPPC No. 15/1479. Staff: Chief of Enforcement Galena West and Staff Services Analyst Dominika Wojenska. Ricardo Ortiz was a successful candidate for Burlingame City Council in the November 5, 2013 General Election. Ortiz for City Council 2013 is his candidate-controlled committee. The Committee and Ortiz failed to timely file three semiannual campaign statements for the reporting periods of July 1, 2014 through December 31, 2015, in violation of Government Code Section 84200 (3 counts) and failed to timely pay the 2013, 2014, and 2015 $50 Annual Fee to the Secretary of State’s Office, in violation of Government Code Section 84101.5 (3 counts). Total Proposed Penalty: $1,200.

    Ortiz for City Council - Stip 

    11. In the Matter of Jeff Hewitt for State Senate District 23 2014, Jeffrey F. Hewitt, and David Castaldo, Treasurer; FPPC No. 17/00038. Staff: Chief of Enforcement Galena West and Assistant Political Reform Consultant Chloe Hackert. Jeffrey F. Hewitt was an unsuccessful candidate for State Senate in the March 25, 2014 Special Election. Jeff Hewitt for State Senate District 23 2014 is his candidate-controlled committee. David Castaldo is the Committee’s treasurer. The Committee, Hewitt, and Castaldo received five contributions totaling $11,100 during the 90-days before the March 25, 2014 Special Election and failed to file five 24-Hour reports, in violation of Government Code Section 84203 (5 counts). Total Proposed Penalty: $1,111.

    Hewitt - Stip 

    12. In the Matter of Ayore Riaunda and Ayore Riaunda for Auditor-Controller 2014; FPPC No. 17/00033. Staff: Chief of Enforcement Galena West and Assistant Political Reform Consultant Chloe Hackert. Ayore Riaunda was an unsuccessful candidate for Contra Costa County Auditor-Controller in the June 3, 2014 Primary Election. Ayore Riaunda for Auditor-Controller 2014 was his candidate-controlled committee. Ayore and the Committee failed to timely file two 24-Hour reports after receiving loans of $15,556 within 90 days before the June 3, 2014 Primary Election, in violation of Government Code Section 84203 (1 count). Total Proposed Penalty: $554.

    Riaunda - Stip 

    13. In the Matter of Lavagnino for Supervisor 2014, Steve Lavagnino, and Trent Benedetti; FPPC No. 17/00072. Staff: Chief of Enforcement Galena West and Assistant Political Reform Consultant Chloe Hackert. Steve Lavagnino was a successful candidate for Santa Barbara County Supervisor in the November 4, 2014 General Election. Lavagnino for Supervisor 2014 is his candidate-controlled committee. Trent Benedetti is the Committee’s treasurer. The Committee, Lavagnino, and Benedetti, received two contributions totaling $12,500 during the 90 days before the General Election and failed to timely file two 24-Hour reports, in violation of Government Code Section 84203 (2 counts). Total Proposed Penalty: $525.

    Lavagnino - Stip 

    14. In the Matter of Karen Mitchoff, Supervisor Karen Mitchoff 2010 Officeholder Account, and Lisa Chow, Treasurer; FPPC No. 17/00043. Staff: Chief of Enforcement Galena West and Enforcement Division Intake Manager Adrianne Korchmaros. Karen Mitchoff was a Supervisor in Contra Costa County. Supervisor Karen Mitchoff 2010 Officeholder Account was her officeholder committee. Lisa Chow was the Committee’s treasurer. The Committee, Mitchoff, and Chow failed to timely file two pre-election statements covering the reporting periods January 1, 2014 through May 17, 2014, in violation of Government Code Section 84200.5 (2 counts). Total Proposed Penalty: $466.

    Mitchoff - Stip 

    15. In the Matter of Pat Cullins for Supervisor 2016, and Pat Cullins; FPPC No. 16/602. Staff: Political Reform Consultant Teri Rindahl. Pat Cullins was a supervisorial candidate for the County of Modoc in the June 2016 Primary Election. Pat Cullins for Supervisor 2016 is her candidate-controlled committee. The Committee and Cullins failed to timely file two pre-election campaign statements for the reporting period of January 1, 2016 through May 21, 2016, in violation of Government Code Section 84200.5 (2 counts). Total Proposed Penalty: $425.

    Cullins - Stip  

    16. In the Matter of Wilson for City Council 2017, Andrew Wilson, and Jonathan Fuhrman; FPPC No. 17/00051. Staff: Chief of Enforcement Galena West and Assistant Political Reform Consultant Chloe Hackert. Andrew Wilson is a candidate for Pasadena City Council in the March 7, 2017 Special Election. Wilson for City Council 2017 is his candidate-controlled committee. Jonathan Fuhrman is the Committee’s treasurer. The Committee, Wilson, and Fuhrman received seven contributions totaling $16,500 during the 90 days before the election and failed to timely file a 24-Hour report, in violation of Government Code Section 84203 (1 count). Total Proposed Penalty: $365.

    Wilson for City Council - Stip 

    17. In the Matter of Manuel Saucedo 4 State Assembly 2013, Manuel Saucedo, and Vanessa Wiarco, Treasurer; FPPC No. 16/0032. Staff: Chief of Enforcement Galena West and Staff Services Analyst Dominika Wojenska. Manuel Saucedo was an unsuccessful candidate for the State Assembly in the July 23, 2013 Special Election. Manuel Saucedo 4 State Assembly 2013 is his candidate-controlled committee. Wiarco is the Committee’s treasurer. The Committee, Saucedo, and Wiarco failed to timely file one pre-election campaign statement for the reporting period of June 9, 2013 through July 6, 2013, in violation of Government Code Section 84200.5 (1 count). Total Proposed Penalty: $309.

    Manuel Saucedo 4 State Assembly 2013 - Stip

    18.  In the Matter of Integrated Archive Systems, Inc.; FPPC No. 16/771. Staff: Commission Counsel Amanda Kelly and Assistant Political Reform Consultant Chloe Hackert. Integrated Archive Systems, Inc., a major donor committee, failed to timely file a major donor statement for the period of January 1, 2015 through December 31, 2015 with the Secretary of State, in violation of Government Code Section 84200, subdivision (b) (1 count). Total Proposed Penalty: $300.

    Integrated Archive Systems - Stip 

    19. In the Matter of Committee to Re-Elect Scott Troescher – Clovis Unified School Board Area 5 2016, Scott Troescher, and Sandra Farkas; FPPC No. 17/00055. Staff: Chief of Enforcement Galena West and Assistant Political Reform Consultant Chloe Hackert. Scott Troescher was an unsuccessful candidate for Board Member of Clovis Unified School District in the November 8, 2016 General Election. Committee to Re-Elect Scott Troescher – Clovis Unified School Board Area 5 2016 was his candidate-controlled committee. Sandra Farkas was the Committee’s treasurer. The Committee, Troescher, and Farkas failed to timely file one pre-election campaign statement covering the reporting period of July 1, 2016 through September 24, 2016, in violation of Government Code Section 84200.5 (1 count). Total Proposed Penalty: $287.

    Troescher - Stip

    20. In the Matter of Michael Kobseff, Michael Kobseff for Supervisor 2014, and Kim Jenkins, Treasurer; FPPC No. 17/00040. Staff: Chief of Enforcement Galena West and Enforcement Division Intake Manager Adrianne Korchmaros. Michael Kobseff was a candidate for Siskiyou County Supervisor in the November 4, 2014 General Election. Michael Kobseff for Supervisor 2014 was his candidate-controlled committee. Kim Jenkins was the Committee’s treasurer. The Committee, Kobseff, and Jenkins failed to timely file one pre-election campaign statement covering the reporting period January 1, 2014 through May 17, 2014, in violation of Government Code Section 84200.5 (1 count). Total Proposed Penalty: $254.

    Kosbeff - Stip 

    21. In the Matter of Mary Noel for School Board 2016, Mary Noel, and Hellen Sims, Treasurer; FPPC No. 16/19910. Staff: Chief of Enforcement Galena West and Assistant Political Reform Consultant Chloe Hackert. Mary Noel was a successful candidate for Board Member of Oak Grove School District in the November 8, 2016 General Election. Mary Noel for School Board 2016 is her candidate-controlled committee. Hellen Sims is the Committee’s Treasurer. The Committee, Noel, and Sims failed to timely file one pre-election campaign statement covering the reporting period of September 25, 2016 through October 22, 2016, in violation of Government Code Section 84200.5 (1 count). Total Proposed Penalty: $219.

    Noel - Stip

    22. In the Matter of Kenneth C. Jones and KC Jones for Judge 2014; FPPC No. 17/00037. Staff: Chief of Enforcement Galena West and Assistant Political Reform Consultant Chloe Hackert. Kenneth C. Jones was an unsuccessful candidate for Superior Court Judge of Orange County in the November 4, 2014 General Election. KC Jones for Judge 2014 is his candidate-controlled committee. The Committee and Jones received contributions totaling $1,000 during the 90 days before the election and failed to file one 24-Hour report, in violation of Government Code Section 84203 (1 count). Total Proposed Penalty: $210.

    Jones - Stip

    23. In the Matter of Marisela Ruiz; FPPC No. 16/19698. Staff: Chief of Enforcement Galena West and Enforcement Division Intake Manager Adrianne Korchmaros. Marisela Ruiz, as an elected Centinela Valley Union High School Governing Board Member, failed to timely file the Officeholder and Candidate Campaign Statement Short Form (Form 470) with the County of Los Angeles. in violation of Government Code Section 84206 (1 count). Total Proposed Penalty: $200.

    Ruiz - Stip

    Campaign Non-Reporter

    24. In the Matter of Allen Wayne Warren, Allen Wayne Warren for City Council 2012, and Jim Lites, Treasurer; FPPC No. 15/372. Staff: Commission Counsel Michael W. Hamilton and Program Specialist Bob Perna. Allen Wayne Warren was a candidate for the Sacramento City Council in the June 5, 2012 Primary Election and November 6, 2012 General Election. Allen Wayne Warren for City Council 2012 was his controlled committee. Jim Lites was the Committee’s treasurer. The Committee, Warren, and Lites failed to report occupation and employer information for contributions received during the reporting periods of January 1, 2012 through September 30, 2012, in violation of Government Code Section 84211 (4 counts). Total Proposed Penalty: $1,002.

    Warren - Stip

    25. In the Matter of Lamorinda Democratic Club and John Hall; FPPC No. 17/00045. Staff: Chief of Enforcement Galena West and Assistant Political Reform Consultant Chloe Hackert. Lamorinda Democratic Club is a state general purpose committee. John Hall is the Committee’s treasurer. The Committee and Hall failed to itemize expenditures on one semiannual campaign statement for the reporting period of July 1, 2015 through December 31, 2015, in violation of Government Code Section 84211 (1 count). Total Proposed Penalty: $246.

    Lamorinda Democratic Club - Stip

    Statement of Economic Interests Non-Filer

    26. In the Matter of John Anagnos; FPPC No. 15/1497 (Default Decision). Staff: Commission Counsel Amanda Kelly and Staff Services Analyst Dominika Wojenska. John Anagnos, a Commissioner of the Lodi Winegrape Commission Board, failed to file 2014 and 2015 Annual Statements of Economic Interests, in violation of Government Code Section 87300 (2 counts). Total Proposed Penalty: $10,000.

    Anagnos - Default Decision

    27. In the Matter of Patrick Dunkley; FPPC No. 16/20029. Staff: Chief of Enforcement Galena West and Enforcement Intake Manager Adrianne Korchmaros. Patrick Dunkley, as a Member of the Governing Board of University Preparatory Academy, failed to timely file the 2011, 2012, 2013, and 2015 Annual Statements of Economic Interests with the County of Santa Clara, in violation of Government Code Section 87300 (4 counts). Total Proposed Penalty: $800.

    Dunkley - Stip

    28. In the Matter of Atanacio Nacho Martin; FPPC No. 16/19738. Staff: Chief of Enforcement Galena West and Political Reform Consultant Teri Rindahl. Atanacio Nacho Martin, as a Board Member for the Walnut Commission of the State of California, failed to timely file a 2015 Annual Statement of Economic Interests, in violation of Government Code Section 87300 (1 count). Total Proposed Penalty: $300.

    Martin - Stip

    29. In the Matter of Deborah Marinoff-Marcus; FPPC No. 16/19885. Staff: Chief of Enforcement Galena West and Political Reform Consultant Teri Rindahl. Deborah Marinoff-Marcus, as a Commissioner for the Community and Family Services Commission with the City of Los Angeles, failed to timely file a 2015 Annual Statement of Economic Interests, in violation of Government Code Section 87300 (1 count). Total Proposed Penalty: $200.

    Marinoff-Marcus - Stip

    30. In the Matter of Stephanie Hill; FPPC No. 17/00022. Staff: Chief of Enforcement Galena West and Assistant Political Reform Consultant Chloe Hackert. Stephanie Hill, Governing Board Member of the Orchard School District, failed to timely file a 2015 Annual Statement of Economic Interests with the County of Santa Clara, in violation of Government Code Section 87300 (1 count). Total Proposed Penalty: $200.

    Hill - Stip

    Statement of Economic Interests Non-Reporter

    31. In the Matter of Robert Lovingood; FPPC No. 14/1149. Staff: Assistant Chief of Enforcement Dave Bainbridge and Special Investigator George Aradi. Robert Lovingood, a Supervisor on the San Bernardino County Board of Supervisors, failed to timely disclose sources of income of $10,000 or more to his businesses on his Candidate, Assuming Office, and Annual Statement of Economic Interests for the years of 2013 and 2014, in violation of Government Code Sections 87201, 87202, 87203, and 87207, subdivision (b)(2) (4 counts). Total Proposed Penalty: $6,000.

    Lovingood - Stip

    32. In the Matter of Cielita Ravelo; FPPC No. 14/1312. Staff: Commission Counsel Amanda Kelly and Special Investigator Paul Rasey. Cielita Ravelo, a former Licensing Program Analyst for the California Health and Human Services Agency, failed to disclose sources of income on her 2011, 2012, and 2013 Annual Statements of Economic Interests, in violation of Government Code Section 87300 (3 counts). Total Proposed Penalty: $300.

    Ravelo - Stip

    33. In the Matter of Michael Raimondo; FPPC No. 16/476. Staff: Senior Commission Counsel Angela Brereton and Special Investigator Marshall Miller. Michael Raimondo, former Mayor of the Town of Mammoth Lakes, failed to disclose his spouse’s income in his 2014 and 2015 Annual and Leaving Office Statements of Economic Interests, in violation of Government Code Section 87207 (3 counts). Total Proposed Penalty: $300.

    Raimondo - Stip

    34. In the Matter of Shields Richardson; FPPC No. 16/477. Staff: Senior Commission Counsel Angela Brereton and Special Investigator Marshall Miller. Shields Richardson, Mayor of the Town of Mammoth Lakes, failed to disclose his leasehold interests and spouse’s income in his 2014 and 2015 Annual Statements of Economic Interests, in violation of Government Code Section 87207 (2 counts). Total Proposed Penalty: $200.

    Richardson - Stip

    35. In the Matter of Cynthia Mathews; FPPC No. 17/00091. Staff: Chief of Enforcement Galena West and Political Reform Consultant Adrianne Korchmaros. Cynthia Mathews, as a Council Member for the City of Santa Cruz, failed to timely disclose her economic interest in real property on the 2015 Annual Statement of Economic Interests, in violation of Government Code Section 87206 (1 count). Total Proposed Penalty: $100.

    Mathews - Stip

    Annual Fees

    36. In the Matter of Tim Hodge for City Council ’92 and Tim Hodge; FPPC No. 15/1346. Staff: Commission Counsel Amanda Kelly and Staff Services Analyst Dominika Wojenska. Tim Hodge is a member of the Simi Valley Planning Commission and was an unsuccessful candidate for Simi Valley City Council in 1992. Tim Hodge for City Council ‘92 is his candidate-controlled committee. The Committee and Hodge failed to timely pay the 2013, 2014, and 2015 $50 Annual Fees to the Secretary of State’s Office, in violation of Government Code Section 84101.5 (3 counts). Total Proposed Penalty: $3,000.

    Tim Hodge for City Council '92 - Stip

    37. In the Matter of Michelle Rivas for School Board 2014 and Michelle Rivas, Treasurer; FPPC No. 15/2237. Staff: Chief of Enforcement Galena West and Staff Services Analyst Dominika Wojenska. Michelle Rivas was a successful candidate for the Twin Rivers Unified School District Board of Trustees in the June 3, 2014 Primary Election. Michelle Rivas for School Board 2014 is her candidate-controlled committee. The Committee and Rivas failed to timely pay the 2014, 2015 and 2016 $50 Annual Fee to the Secretary of State’s Office, in violation of Government Code Section 84101.5 (3 counts). Total Proposed Penalty: $600.

    Michelle Rivas for School Board 2014 - Stip

    38. In the Matter of Committee to Elect Mike Kreeger Chino Hills City Council 2013 and Mike Kreeger, Treasurer; FPPC No. 15/1435. Staff: Chief of Enforcement Galena West and Staff Services Analyst Dominika Wojenska. Mike Kreeger is a Member of the Chino Valley Fire District Board of Directors. Committee to Elect Mike Kreeger Chino Hills City Council 2013 is his candidate-controlled committee. The Committee and Kreeger failed to timely pay the 2013 and 2014 $50 Annual Fee to the Secretary of State’s Office, in violation of Government Code Section 84101.5 (2 counts). Total Proposed Penalty: $400.

    Committee to Elect Mike Kreeger - Stip

    39.  In the Matter of Committee to Elect Alan Smith to Cabrillo College Governing Board 2010; Alan Smith; and Virgie Neighbors, Treasurer; FPPC No. 15/2214. Staff: Chief of Enforcement Galena West and Staff Services Analyst Dominika Wojenska. Alan Smith is a Member of the Cabrillo Community College Governing Board. Committee to Elect Alan Smith to Cabrillo College Governing Board 2010 is his candidate-controlled committee. Neighbors is the Committee’s treasurer. The Committee, Smith, and Neighbors failed to timely pay the 2015 and 2016 $50 Annual Fee to the Secretary of State’s Office, in violation of Government Code Section 84101.5 (2 counts). Total Proposed Penalty: $400.

    Committee to Elect Alan Smith - Stip

    40-41 General Items

    40. Adopt Regulation 18216.5 - Controlled Committee: “Significant Influence” Defined. Staff: Hyla Wagner, General Counsel, Jack Woodside, Senior Commission Counsel and Zachary Norton, Senior Commission Counsel. Staff proposes that the Commission adopt Regulation 18216.5 to implement provisions of Government Code Section 82016, which provides the definition for “controlled committee” under the Political Reform Act. Subdivision (a) will provide the general rule to determine when a candidate or state measure proponent exerts significant influence such that he or she will control a committee; subdivision (b) will specify instances where a committee will be considered controlled; subdivision (c) will act as a safe harbor for those activities that, by themselves, will not result in a candidate controlling the committee; and subdivision (d) will consist of other relevant facts to be considered in any determination whether a committee is controlled.

    Memo - Adoption of Regulation 18216.5

    Regulation 18216.5

    Regulation 18216.5 (modified 3/14/17)

    Regulation 18216.5 (modified 3/16/17)

    41. Legislative Update for March 2017. Staff: Phillip Ung, Legislative and External Affairs Director. This report includes a summary of the 20 bills that would impact the Political Reform Act or Government Code 1090.

    Mar 2017 Legislative Update

    42. Executive Staff Reports

    42. Executive Staff Reports.

    Enforcement Division. Galena West, Enforcement Chief

    Legal Division. Hyla P. Wagner, General Counsel

    External Affairs and Education. Tara Stock, Manager 

    Mar 2017 Executive Staff Reports

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