Reporting Behested Payments
Under California's transparency laws, an elected official who fundraises or otherwise solicits payments from one individual or organization to be given to another individual or organization may be required to report the payment. Generally, a payment is considered "behested" and subject to reporting if:
- it is made at the request, suggestion, or soliciation of, or made in cooperation, consultation, coordination or concert with the public official;
- it is made for a legislative, governmental or charitable purpose; and
- it does not qualify as a gift (made for personal purposes), or a contribution (made for election-related activity) to the elected official.
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, or email: Form803@fppc.ca.gov.
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.