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Welcome To the FPPC's Web Information Page For Interested Persons Meetings and Opportunities for Public Comment

This section of our website is intended to assist members of the public and regulated community who wish to join our Interested Persons process, or who simply wish to find up-to-date information on key policy discussions underway at the FPPC.

The Commission encourages input from the general public, other government agencies and the many thousands of individuals in our regulated community. Our Interested Persons process guarantees opportunities for public input at the formative stages of rulemaking. But your point of view may not be heard unless you send us your comments or attend a meeting. You may also participate in interested persons' meeting by teleconference by calling (888) 751-0624; access code 723284.

We also encourage public feedback and comment on other important FPPC activities, including our monthly Commission agenda items, development of forms and publications, and our website content. We're committed to help you to keep up with FPPC activities and the many opportunities to voice your view.

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Here are links to notices of currently scheduled or recent Interested Persons meetings and other opportunities for comment:


December 9, 2014 Notice for an Interested Persons Meeting relating to the Conflict of Interest Regulations 18705.3-Source of Income Materiality; 18705.4-Source of Gift Materiality; and 18705.5-Personal Financial Effects Materiality
Notice / 18705.3 Source of Income Materiality / 18705.4 Source of Gift Materiality / 18705.5 Personal Financial Effects Materiality


November 5, 2014 Interested Persons Comment Period. Draft Campaign Manual for General Purpose Recipient Committees and Draft Campaign Form 511; Paid Spokesperson Reporting.
Memorandum / Manual 4 / Chapter 1 / Chapter 15 / Appendix / Form 511


October 23, 2014 Interested Persons Meeting - Proposal to Amend Conflict of Interest Regulation 18705.1-Business Entity Materiality
Notice / Regulation 18705.1


October 14, 2014 Interested Persons Comment Period. Draft Campaign Manuals: Slate Mailer Organizations, Major Donor Committees and Independent Expenditure Committees
Memorandum / Slate Mailer Organization / Major Donor Committees / Independent Expenditure Committees


October 14, 2014: Interested Persons Comment Period. Draft Statement of Economic Interests, Form 700, and related documents.
Memorandum / Form 700 / Form 700 Reference Pamphlet / Form 700 A / Form 700 U


July 21, 2014 Interested Persons Meeting. Campaign Form/Instructions Changes Meeting Announcement.
Memorandum / Draft Form T10 / Draft Form T10 Instructions / Form 410 Supplemental Instructions SB27 / Form 460 Supplemental Instructions SB27 / Form 461 Supplemental Instructions SB27 / Form 496 Supplemental Instructions SB27


June 17, 2014 Interested Persons Meeting - Proposal to Amend Conflict of Interest Regulation 18703.1 and Adopt 18700.3 defining "Parent, Subsidiary, or Otherwise Related Business Entity" under Section 82034 defining "Investment" Interest
Agenda


June 17, 2014 Interested Persons Meeting - SB 27 Nonprofit Disclosure Regulations
Agenda / SB 27 Regulations Comment Letter from Lance H. Olson / SB 27 Regulations Comment Letter from Nayantara Mehta


May 2, 2014. Interested Persons Comment Period. FPPC Draft Campaign Manual for General Purpose Committees
Memorandum / Contents / Chapter 1 / Chapter 2 / Chapter 3 / Chapter 4 / Chapter 5 / Chapter 6 / Chapter 7 / Chapter 8 / Chapter 9 / Chapter 10 / Chapter 11 / Chapter 12 /Chapter 13 / Chapter 14 / Appendix /
Form 410 Example / Form 460 Example / Form 462 Example / Form 465 Example / Form 496 Event Based Example / Form 496 Example / Form 497 Example


May 2, 2014. Interested Persons Comment Period. FPPC Draft Campaign Manual for Ballot Measure Committees
Memorandum / Contents / Chapter 1 / Chapter 2 / Chapter 3 / Chapter 4 / Chapter 5 / Chapter 6 / Chapter 7 / Chapter 8 / Chapter 9 / Chapter 10 / Chapter 11 / Chapter 12 / APPENDIX 1


February 25, 2014 Interested Persons Meeting - Proposal to Adopt Regulation 18750.3
Agenda / 18750.3 Charter Schools -- Adoption and Promulgation of Conflict of Interest Codes


February 25, 2014 Interested Persons Meeting - Proposal to Amend the Conflict of Interest Regulations-Real Property Materiality
Agenda / 18702.2 Material Financial Effect on a Real Property -- Standard


January 2014. Interested Persons Comment Period. FPPC Draft Campaign Manual for Ballot Measure Committees
Memorandum / Complete Manual / Chapter 1 / Chapter 2 / Chapter 3 / Chapter 4 / Chapter 5 / Chapter 6 / Chapter 7 / Chapter 8 / Chapter 9 / Chapter 10 / Chapter 11 / Chapter 12 / APPENDIX 1


December 2013. Interested Persons Comment Period. FPPC draft
Form 801: Payment to Agency Report and Campaign Form Instructions

Memorandum / Form 801 / Form 801 Example / Form 460 / Form 450


October 2013. Interested Persons Comment Period. FPPC draft
Form 801: Payment to Agency Report.

Memorandum / Form 801 / Form 801 Example


October 17, 2013 Interested Persons Comment Period. FPPC draft campaign manual for Independent Expenditure Committees.
Memorandum / Draft Manual 6


October 11, 2013 Draft Form 700 (2013/14) and accompanied documents.
Memorandum / Draft Form 700-A / Draft Form 700-U / Draft Form 700 /
Draft Ref Pamphlet


Interested Persons Comment Period. FPPC draft campaign manual for Major Donor Committees
Memorandum / Draft Manual 5


Interested Persons Meeting Agenda, July 23, 2013: Agenda for Proposal to Amend the Definition of Lobbyist
Agenda
Definition of Lobbyist


Interested Persons Meeting May 29, 2013: Campaign Manuals
Memorandum / Manual 5 / Manual 6 / Fact Sheet


Interested Persons Comment Period. FPPC Form 806-Draft Revisions to Agency Report of Public Official Appointments.
Memorandum / Form 806 Instructions / Form 806 FAQ


Interested Persons Meeting Agenda, March 7, 2013: Agenda for an Interested Persons Meeting relating to the proposed amendment of Regulation 18700, Basic Rule; Application; Definitions; Guide to Conflict of Interest Regulations
Agenda / Revised 18700


Interested Persons Meeting Agenda, January 22, 2013, relating to the adoption of Regulation 18701.2, definition of the term "consultant;" and adoption of Regulation 18701.4, implementation of a test to define when a private entity is a de facto public agency.
Agenda / 18701.2 / 18701.4


Draft forms to be approved at December 2012 Commission meeting
Form 700 / Form 700 Reference Pamphlet / Form 700-U / Form 700-A / Form 501 / Form 410 / Form 496 / Form 497 / Form 470 / Form 462


IP Mtg. Agenda, November 13, 2012, 10:00 a.m., Campaign Form Drafts
Campaign Form Changes / Form 410 Draft / Form 462 Draft / Form 470 Draft /
Form 496 Draft / Form 497 Draft / Form 501 Draft


IP Mtg. Agenda, November 13, 2012, 10:00 a.m., Campaign Forms and City and Counties' Online SEI Filing Programs
Agenda / 18756 / Comment Letter


September 18, 2012 Reporting for Paid Online Communications Language: Agenda for an Interested Persons Meeting relating to Regulation 18421.5
Agenda / Comment Letter


September 18, 2012 Campaign Regulations on: Ballot measure identification / Sender identification on mass campaign emails / Estimating in-kind contributions on 24-hour reports / Reporting cumulative total on 24-hour independent expenditure reports
Agenda / 18410 / 18425 / 18435 / 18539 / 18550


September 13, 2012 Draft Form 700 (2012/13) and accompanied documents.
Memorandum / Draft Form 700-A / Draft Form 700-U / Draft Form 700 / Draft Form 700 Schs A-C / Draft Ref Pamphlet


September 10, 2012, 2:00PM
September 12, 2012, 3:00PM
Proposal to Amend the Gift and Travel Regulations

Agenda


July 11, 2012 Campaign Form Instructions
Memorandum / Draft Form 401 / Draft Form 410 / Draft Form 450 / Draft Form 460 / Draft Form 465 / Draft Form 470-470S


July 16, 2012 Proposal to Amend Conflict of Interest Regulation 18706 - "Reasonably Foreseeable"
Agenda / 18706 / Comment Letter from Shawn Mason, City Attorney, City of San Mateo


June 14, 2012 Proposal to Amend Conflict of Interest Regulation 18706 - "Reasonably Foreseeable"
Agenda / 18706

Due to technical issues with our telephone provider, the Interested person meeting on Regulation 18706 (Reasonable Foreseeability) had to be rescheduled. Our apologies for the inconvenience. The item was originally planned to be presented to the Commission in July and has now been pushed to the August Commission meeting.


April 10, 2012 Revised Draft Form 806-Agency Report of Public Official Appointments
Memorandum / Draft Form 806


March 20, 2012 New Form 806-Agency Report of Public Official Appointments
Memorandum / Draft Form 806


March 2012, Political Advertising Disclaimers- Fact Sheet and Charts
Notice / Political Advertising Disclaimers Fact Sheet


March 14, 2012 , Discussion of Regulation 18701, Public Official Definition
Agenda


February 28, 2012 , Proposal Regarding Application of the Act's Conflict of Interest Provisions - To California Charter Schools
Agenda / Para Los Ni´┐Żos, Incorporated Conflict-of-Interest Code


February 28, 2012 , Meeting to solicit public input and suggestions relating to proposed regulations to clarify the reporting obligations of committees formed to support or oppose a LAFCO proposal.
Agenda


February 29, 2012 Proposal to revise Form 802-Agency Report of Ceremonial Role Events and Tickets/Passes Distribution
Memorandum / Draft Form 802


February 2, 2012 , Proposal to Amend the Conflict of Interest Regulations
Agenda


January 13, 2012, to March 13, 2012, Public Comment Period regarding the Adoption of a Conflict of Interest Code for the Klamath Community Service District. Note that this matter will be determined by the Executive Director and no public meeting will be held unless requested no later than 15 days prior to the close of the written comment period (February 27, 2012).
Notice Klamath Service Community District Conflict of Interest Code
Klamath Service Community District Conflict of Interest Code


December 13, 2011, Behested Payment Reporting
Agenda / 18215.3


October 26, 2011, (1) Revisions to the Rule defining General Purpose Committees and Primarily Formed Committees, (2) A More Clear Rule for Reporting Contributions to Multi-Purpose Groups
Agenda / 18227.5 / 18247.5 / 18412


October 2011, Drafts of the 2011/12 Form 700 and related forms are available for review:
Memorandum / Draft Form 700 / Draft Form 700-A / Draft Form 700-U / Draft Form 700 Reference Pamphlet


October 20, 2011, To implement a more comprehensive treasurer training program, To post enforcement actions levied against campaign treasurers on the Commission's website.
Agenda


October 4, 2011, Regulation 18404.2: Administrative Termination; Regulations 18421.7 and 18401: Expenditures for Gifts, Meals, or Travel; and Technical Change Packet
Agenda / 18404.2 / 18401 / 18421.7 / 18423 / 18534 / 18539 / 18550


September 30, 2011, Campaign Fraud
Agenda


September 13, 2011, Text Message Contributions
Agenda / 18421.31


August 2011, Two new forms available for public comment. Form 804 Agency Report of: New Positions and Form 805 Agency Report of: Consultants
Memorandum / Draft Form 804 / Draft Form 805


August 9, 2011, Proposal to Amend the Gift Regulations
Agenda
Proposed Regulations now posted!
Regulations 18940 - 18950 et seq.


July 14, 2011, Revising FPPC regulations (Behested Payments / Text Message Contributions / Receipt of Refunds After Committee Termination)
Agenda
Proposed Regulations now posted!
18215.3 / 18404.1


July 6, 2011, Proposal to Review Regulations Pertaining to Enforcement Proceedings
Agenda
Proposed Regulations now posted!
18316.6 / 18360 / 18361 / 18361.4 / 18361.11 / 18402.1


August 2011, Two new forms available for public comment. Form 804 Agency Report of: New Positions and Form 805 Agency Report of: Consultants.
Memorandum / Draft Form 804 / Draft Form 805


June 9, 2011, Regulation Clarification Project
Agenda / Summary of April 14, 21, and June 9


June 7, 2011, Proposal to Adopt Regulation 18237
Agenda - Reporting Requirements
Replacement of proposed Regulation 18237 with 18728.6


May 26, 2011, Proposal to Amend the Gift Regulations
Agenda


May 12, 2011, Proposal to Amend Regulations 18734 and 18751
Agenda / 18734 / 18751


April 14, 2011 and April 21, 2011, Regulation Clarification Project
Agenda / Meeting Summaries


April 13, 2011, Establishing a Clear Rule for Reporting Contributions to Multi-Purpose Groups
Agenda


March 2011, New Form 804- Agency Report of New Positions/Consultants is available for review and public comment.
Memorandum / Draft Form 804


March 3, 2011, Establishing a Clear Rule for Reporting Contributions to Multi-Purpose Groups
Agenda This meeting has been cancelled.


November 18, 2010, FPPC Proposed Form 700 Form 802 - Tickets Provided by Agency
Memorandum / Draft Form 700-G / Reporting Governmental Compensation


October 20, 2010, Interest Persons Meeting regarding the Commission's current policy to confirm the receipt of sworn complaints and the proposed amendment to Regulation 18313.5 to provide for the Commission's posting of notices of investigations.
Agenda


October 2010, Drafts of the following forms are available for your review on these FPPC website links:
Memorandum / Draft Form 700 / Draft Form 700-A / Draft Form 700-U / Draft Form 700 Reference Pamphlet / Draft Form 802


September 22, 2010, Internet Political Activity
Agenda


July 19, 2010, Interpreting "Express Advocacy" In The Wake Of Citizens United
Agenda


April 13, 2010, Primarily Formed and General Purpose Committees, Regulation 18247.5
Agenda


November 2009, New Form 803-Behested Payment Reports is available for review and public comment.
Memorandum / Form 803 and Instructions (Draft)


November 2009, Drafts of the following forms are available for your review on these FPPC website links:
Memorandum / Draft Form 700 / Draft Form 700-A / Draft Form 700-U / Draft Form 700 Reference Pamphlet


May 2009, Drafts of Campaign Manual 4 for state general purpose recipient committees, other than political parties, Revised Lobbying Manual and revised forms. An interested persons meeting will be held on May 21.
Memorandum

Campaign Manual 4 (General Purpose Committees: Cover Page, Introduction, Ch1-What is a Committee, Ch2-Contribution Limits, Ch3-Finances/Recordkeeping, Ch4-Contributions, Ch5-Communications, Ch6-Statement of Organization, Ch7-When/Where to File Reports, Ch8-How to Complete Committee Reports, Ch9-Additional Reports, Ch10-Restrictions, Appendix

Lobbying Manual: Cover Page, Introduction, Ch1-Who Must File, Ch2-When/Where to File Reports, Ch3-Registration/Termination, Ch4-Gifts and Other Activity Expenses, Ch5-Quarterly Disclosure Reports, Ch6-Recordkeeping, Ch7-Restrictions, Appendix

Form 410 / Form 465 / Form 461


January 2009, New Form 803-Behested Payment Reports is available for review and public comment.
Memorandum / Form 803 and Instructions (Draft) / Draft Regulation 18215.3


December 23 2008, Notice of Interested Person's Meeting regarding ballot measure committees controlled by candidates for elective state office, as modified following the December Commission Meeting.
IP Notice / Regulation 18521.5 / Regulation 18421.8 / Regulation 18401


November 2008, New Form 802-Tickets Provided by Agency Report is available for review and public comment.
Memorandum / Form 802 and Instructions (Draft)


October, 2008, Drafts of the following forms are available for your review on these FPPC website links:
Memorandum / Draft Form 700 / Draft Form 700-A / Draft Form 700-U / Draft Form 700 Reference Pamphlet


October 7, 2008, Notice of Interested Persons' Meeting regarding ballot measure committees controlled by candidates for elective state office, for adoption at the Commission's Meeting in December, 2008
Agenda


October 7, 2008, Notice of Interested Persons Meeting regarding Expenditures by Governmental Agencies for Communications Related to a Ballot Measure Under Proposed Regulation 18420.1.
Agenda


July 10, 2008, Notice of Interested Persons Meeting regarding Tickets to Agency Under Regulation 18944.1
Agenda


May 13, 2008, New Form 801-Gift to Agency Report is available for review and public comment.
Memorandum / Form 801 (Draft)

January 23, 2008, Notice of Interested Persons Meeting regarding Possible Modification of Emergency Regulation 18413:
Memorandum


January 16, 2008, Notice of Interested Persons Meeting regarding Local Legal Defense Fund Regulation and Gifts to an Agency Regulation:
Memorandum


December 20, 2007, Drafts of revised Campaign Manual 1 for state candidates and new Campaign Manuals 5 and 6 for major donor and independent expenditure committees are available for review. An interested persons meeting will be held on January 9:
Memorandum / Draft Manual 1 (State Candidates) / Draft Manual 5 (Major Donors) / Draft Manual 6 (Independent Expenditures


November 2, 2007, Notice of Interested Persons (RESCHEDULED) Meeting regarding Membership Communication under Section 85312 (Note: This meeting has been rescheduled from November 1 to November 2, 2007)
Memorandum


October, 2007, Drafts of the following forms are avilable for your review on these FPPC website links:
Memorandum / Draft Form 700 / Draft Form 700-A / Draft Form 700-U / Draft Form 700 Reference Pamphlet / Draft Form 470 / Draft Form 496 for Electronic Filers / Draft Form 496 for Non-Electronic Filers / Draft Form 497 for Electronic Filers / Draft Form 497 for Non-Electronic Filers


July, 2007, Opportunity to Comment on Ballot Measure Funding
Proposed Regulation 18466 clarifies Gov. Code Section 84204.5's new reporting requirements for ballot measure funding. Interested persons are invited to comment on this draft regulation which the Commission will consider at its August 16th meeting. Please contact Lynda Cassady or Hyla Wagner, hwagner@fppc.ca.gov,with comments by July 17th at (916) 322-5660.
Draft Regulation 18466. Gov. Code Section 84204.5.


July 10, 2007, Development of a Regulation Clarifying the Application of Contribution Limits under Government Code Section 85303
Memorandum


May 2, 2007, Membership Communications Under Section 85312
Agenda and Memorandum


April 4, 2007, Review of Revisions to Campaign Disclosure Manuals
Memorandum
2007 Addendum to Campaign Disclosure Manuals C and E
Draft Manual 2 - Information for Local Candidates, Superior Court Judges, Their Controlled Committees, and Primarily Formed Committees for Local Candidates
Draft Manual 3 - Information for Committees Primarily Formed to Support or Oppose a Ballot Measure


March 14, 2007, Interested Persons Meeting: Disclosure Cluster: Regulations 18740 and 18730 and Fundraising Expenditures by Sponsors of Sponsored Committees
Agenda and Memorandum


March 14, 2007, Interested Persons Meeting: Materiality Standard for Business Entities' Conflicts of Interest
Agenda and Memorandum


Review of Revised Statement of Economic Interests Forms for 2006/2007
Drafts of the following Statement of Economic Interests forms for use in 2006/2007 are available for your review on these FPPC website links.
Memorandum / Draft Form 700 / Draft Form 700-A / Draft Form 700-U / Draft Form 700 Reference Pamphlet


November 15, 2006, Interested Persons Meeting: Implementation of Senate Bill 145 (Stats. 2006, Ch. 624, urgency) amending section 85316 of the Political Reform Act to permit the establishment of an officeholder account by state elected officers under specific circumstances.
Agenda and Memorandum / Letter from Shirley Grindle


October 18, 2006, Interested Persons Meeting: Creation of Form for Reporting Cosponsored Payments Under Government Code Section 82015(b)(2)(B)
Agenda and Memorandum


July 11, 2006, Interested Persons Meeting: Public Generally Exception
Agenda and Memorandum / Letter from Mr. Rapport / Letter from Mr. Lemmo / Letters from Ms. Foster / Letter from Mr. Shapiro


June 20, 2006, Interested Persons Meeting: Item One: Receipts and Expenditures Reportable Under Both State and Federal Law /
Item Two: Hard and Soft Money Accounts
Memorandum


May 10, 2006, Interested Persons Meeting: Family Gifts Regulation
Memorandum / 18944


March 22, 2006, Interested Persons Meeting: Disclosure Requirements and Procedures Under Section 84308
Memorandum / 18438.8 / 18438.5


March 15, 2006, Interested Persons Meeting: Review of Campaign Disclosure Manuals: 2006 Campaign Manual Addendum and Manual 3 - Information for Committees Primarily Formed to Support or Oppose a Ballot Measure
Memorandum / Draft 2006 Campaign Manual Addendum /
Draft Campaign Disclosure Manual 3 - Information for Committees Primarily Formed to Support or Oppose a Ballot Measure


Assembly Bill 1234 - Assembly Bill 1234 - Local Ethics Training Requirement


Section 1090 update page - On October 7, 2004, the Commission considered a staff proposal to dedicate staff resources to the development of a pilot project to grant limited jurisdiction to the Commission over Government Code section 1090, et seq., through a three-year pilot project. The Commission directed staff to pursue the project legislatively.



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