Behested Payments

Reporting Behested Payments

A behested payment is when an elected official or a member of California’s Public Utilities Commission solicits a donation from someone for an organization, such as a 501(c)(3) nonprofit. The donation must be used for legislative, governmental or charitable purposes, and it is not considered a campaign contribution or gift. While state law limits the amount of campaign contributions and gifts, there are no limits on behested payments. However, the official must report behested payments of $5,000 or more made at his or her request.

State law requires the reporting of behested payments if they total $5,000 or more per calendar year from a single source. Officials must report the behested payments within 30 days of the date on which the payment(s) meets or exceeds $5,000. There are no reporting requirements for payments up to $4,999.99.

Use Form 803 to file a Behested Payment Report.

State Officials:  File Form 803 with your agency.  Within 30 days of receipt, the state agency must forward a copy to the FPPC: 428 J Street, Suite 620, Sacramento, CA 95814; Email:; Fax: 916-322-0886

Local Officials:  File Form 803 with your agency.  Within 30 days of receipt, the agency must forward a copy to the filing officer who receives the official's original campaign statements. 

Search Behested Payments

The reports of contributions solicited by members of the Assembly, Senate and statewide elected officials are below. This information is updated on a regular basis. Copies of the full reports are available at the FPPC office in Sacramento.

17Last Modified: March 17, 2017