FPPC Regulations

FPPC Regulations are located at Title 2, Division 6, Sections 18109-18997 of the California Code of Regulations, the state’s official compilation and publication of regulations adopted, amended, or repealed by state agencies.  

Regulations Index

  • 18110. Duties of Filing Officers' Campaign Statements
  • 18115. Duties of Filing Officers and Filing Officials' Statements of Economic Interests
  • 18116. Reports and Statements; Filing Dates
  • 18117. Duties of Filing Officers and Filing Officials' Effect of Non-Compliance on Filing and Disclosure Obligations
  • 18200. Terms and References
  • 18202. Quasi-Legislative Administrative Action
  • 18215. Contribution
  • 18215.1. Contributions; When Aggregated 
  • 18215.2. Uncompensated Internet Activity by Individuals that is not a Contribution or Expenditure
  • 18215.3. Behested Payments Reporting
  • 18216. Enforceable Promise to Make a Payment
  • 18217. Nonprofit Organization as Controlled Committee
  • 18219. Designated Employees
  • 18225. Expenditure
  • 18225.4. Independent Expenditures; When Aggregated
  • 18225.7. Made at the Behest of; Independent versus Coordinated Expenditures
  • 18227. Filing Officer
  • 18227.5. General Purpose Committees - State, County or City
  • 18229. Inclusion of Registered Domestic Partners
  • 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)
  • 18237 Definition of Investment
  • 18238.5. Definition of Lobbying Firm; Individual Contract Lobbyist
  • 18239. Definition of Lobbyist
  • 18239.5. Lobbyist Employer
  • 18247.5. Primarily Formed Committees
  • 18249. State Agency (82004, 86100, 86300)
  • 18307. Honoraria for Members of the Fair Political Practices Commission
  • 18310. Meetings
  • 18312. Rulemaking Procedure
  • 18313. Forms and Manuals
  • 18313.5. Online Posting
  • 18313.6. Online Posting: Redacting Personal Information
  • 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
  • 18324. Opinions
  • 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
  • 18351. Conflict-of-Interest Code of the Fair Political Practices Commission 
  • 18360. Complaints
  • 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. Briefing Procedure of Proposed Decision by an Administrative Law Judge; Reconsideration 
  • 18361.10. Administrative Adjudicated Enforcement Decisions as Precedent
  • 18361.11. Default Proceedings
  • 18362. Access to Complaint Files
  • 18363. Administering Oaths and Affirmations
  • 18370. State Agency Ethics Training
  • 18371. Local Agency Ethics Training 
  • 18401. Required Recordkeeping for Chapter 4
  • 18401.1. Required Recordkeeping for Slate Mailer Organizations
  • 18402. Committee Names
  • 18402.1. Principal Officers
  • 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
  • 18417. Campaign Reporting - LAFCO Proposals
  • 18419. Sponsored Committees
  • 18420. Reporting of Campaign Contributions and Expenditures of State or Local Government Agencies
  • 18420.1. Payments by State or Local Agencies for a Campaign Related Communication
  • 18421. Cash Equivalents
  • 18421.1. Disclosure of the Making and Receipt of Contributions
  • 18421.2. Street Address
  • 18421.3. Reporting of Contributions and Expenditures Collected by Contract Vendors or Collecting Agents
  • 18421.31. Text Message Contributions
  • 18421.4. Reporting Cumulative Amounts for State Elections and State 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
  • 18421.9. Reporting Expenditures Charged to a Credit, Debit or Charge Card by a Candidate or Committee
  • 18422. Multipurpose Organization Political Activity Transparency
  • 18422.5. Top Contributor Disclosure by Committees Primarily Formed for State Ballot Measures or Candidates
  • 18423. Payments for Personal Services as Contributions and Expenditures
  • 18425. 24-Hour Contribution Reports
  • 18426. Semi-Annual Statement Early Filing
  • 18426.1. Assistant Treasurer
  • 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
  • 18430. Committees Controlled by More Than One Candidate
  • 18431. Reporting of Expenditures by an Agent or Independent Contractor
  • 18432.5. Intermediary
  • 18435. Definition of Mass Mailing and Sender
  • 18435.5. Slate Mailer Requirements
  • 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
  • 18450.3. Committee Name Identification. Advertisement Disclosure
  • 18450.4. Contents of Disclosure Statements. Advertisement Disclosure
  • 18450.5. Amended Advertising Disclosure
  • 18450.11. Spokesperson Disclosure
  • 18451. CalPERS and CalSTRS Board Member Elections; Where to File Campaign Reports and Statements
  • 18452. Reporting Requirements
  • 18453. CalPERS Board Member Elections - Record Keeping Requirements
  • 18465. Disclosure of Lobbying Entity Identification Numbers
  • 18465.1. Verification of Online Filers
  • 18466. State Ballot Measure Contributions & Expenditures; Online Reports 
  • 18503. Small Contributor Committees
  • 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 Office
  • 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
  • 18530. Use of Public Funds
  • 18530.2. Transfer of Funds Raised Prior to Proposition 34 Limits
  • 18530.3. Reporting of Specified Contributions and Expenditures by Political Party Committees
  • 18530.4. Legal Defense Funds - State Candidates & Officers
  • 18530.45. Legal Defense Funds - Local Candidates and Officers
  • 18530.7. Extensions of Credit
  • 18530.8. Personal Loans
  • 18531. Return of Excessive Contributions
  • 18531.2. Refunding General Election Contributions
  • 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
  • 18531.7. Payments for Communications - Section 85312
  • 18531.10. Communications Identifying State Candidates
  • 18533. Contributions from Joint Checking Accounts
  • 18534. Required Committee Bank Accounts
  • 18535. Restrictions on Contributions Between State Candidates 
  • 18536. Transfer and Attribution of Contributions 
  • 18537. Contribution Limits and Application to Repaid Loans
  • 18537.1. Carry Over of Contributions
  • 18539. Online Disclosure of Contributions 
  • 18539.2. Reporting Payments Pursuant to Government Code Section 85310
  • 18540. Voluntary Expenditure Ceilings
  • 18542. Notification of Personal Contributions in Excess of the Voluntary Expenditure Limits 
  • 18543. Lifting of Voluntary Expenditure Limits
  • 18544. Campaign Contributions and Voluntary Expenditure COLA Formula
  • 18545. Contribution Limit and Voluntary Expenditure Ceiling Amounts
  • 18550. 24-Hour Independent Expenditure Reports
  • 18570. Return of Contributions with Insufficient Donor Information
  • 18572. Lobbyist Contributions - Making a Contribution Defined 
  • 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 and Persons Spending $5,000 or More to Influence Legislative or Administrative Action
  • 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
  • 18617. Early Filing of Periodic Reports
  • 18623. Gifts from Lobbyists and Lobbying Firms; Honoraria
  • 18624. Lobbyist Arranging Gifts
  • 18625. Loans from Lobbyist or Lobbying Firm; Placing Official Under Personal Obligation
  • 18630. Home Hospitality (86203)
  • 18640. Activity Expenses
  • 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 Business Entities
  • 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 a Personal Financial Effect
  • 18703. Public Generally
  • 18704. Making, Participating in Making, or Using or Attempting to Use Official Position to Influence a Governmental Decision, Defined
  • 18705. Legally Required Participation
  • 18706. Governmental Decision: Segmentation
  • 18707. Disqualification Requirements
  • 18722. Filing Assuming and Leaving Office Statements of Economic Interests; Alternates and Designees 
  • 18723. Dates for Filing Annual Statements of Economic Interests
  • 18724. Filing of Statements of Economic Interests by Temporary or Part-Time Court Commissioners, Pro Tem and Retired Judges
  • 18727.5. Travel Costs and Other Payments from Campaign Committees
  • 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: Statements of Economic Interests
  • 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 
  • 18750. Procedures for the Promulgation and Adoption of Conflict of Interest Codes for State Agencies
  • 18750.1. Procedures for the Promulgation and Adoption of Conflict of Interest Codes for Local Government Agencies with Jurisdiction in More Than One County
  • 18750.2. Procedures for the Promulgation and Adoption of Conflict of Interest Codes for State Agencies Exempt from the Administrative Procedures Act
  • 18751. Procedure and Standards for Obtaining Exemption from Government Code Section 87300, Requiring Adoption and Promulgation of a Conflict of Interest Code
  • 18752. Nonsubstantive Amendments of Conflict of Interest Codes
  • 18753. Statements of Economic Interests; Where to File
  • 18754. Statements of Economic Interests (Members of Boards or Commissions of Newly Created Agencies); 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 System

There are currently no regulations in this chapter. 

  • 18901. Mass Mailings Sent at Public Expense
  • 18901.1. Campaign Related Mailings Sent at Public Expense
  • 18930. Guide to Honorarium Regulations
  • 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
  • 18940. Guide to Gift Regulations
  • 18940.1. General Definition 
  • 18940.2. Gift Limit Amount
  • 18941. Receipt, Promise, Acceptance and Return of a Gift
  • 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
  • 18945. Source of Gifts
  • 18945.1. Aggregation of Gifts -- Single Source
  • 18945.2. Group Gifts
  • 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 Events
  • 18946.5. Exception -- Valuation of Gifts -- Air Transportation
  • 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 
  • 18960. Direct Personal Benefit Defined
  • 18961. Incidental Use
  • 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
  • 18997. Audits of Campaign Reports and Statements of Candidates for the Board of Administration of the Public Employees' Retirement System
  • 18110. Duties of Filing Officers' Campaign Statements
  • 18115. Duties of Filing Officers and Filing Officials' Statements of Economic Interests
  • 18116. Reports and Statements; Filing Dates
  • 18117. Duties of Filing Officers and Filing Officials' Effect of Non-Compliance on Filing and Disclosure Obligations
  • 18200. Terms and References
  • 18202. Quasi-Legislative Administrative Action
  • 18215. Contribution
  • 18215.1. Contributions; When Aggregated 
  • 18215.2. Uncompensated Internet Activity by Individuals that is not a Contribution or Expenditure
  • 18215.3. Behested Payments Reporting
  • 18216. Enforceable Promise to Make a Payment
  • 18217. Nonprofit Organization as Controlled Committee
  • 18219. Designated Employees
  • 18225. Expenditure
  • 18225.4. Independent Expenditures; When Aggregated
  • 18225.7. Made at the Behest of; Independent versus Coordinated Expenditures
  • 18227. Filing Officer
  • 18227.5. General Purpose Committees - State, County or City
  • 18229. Inclusion of Registered Domestic Partners
  • 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)
  • 18237. Definition of Investment
  • 18238.5. Definition of Lobbying Firm; Individual Contract Lobbyist
  • 18239. Definition of Lobbyist
  • 18239.5. Lobbyist Employer
  • 18247.5. Primarily Formed Committees
  • 18249. State Agency (82004, 86100, 86300)
  • 18307. Honoraria for Members of the Fair Political Practices Commission
  • 18310. Meetings
  • 18312. Rulemaking Procedure
  • 18313. Forms and Manuals
  • 18313.5. Online Posting
  • 18313.6. Online Posting: Redacting Personal Information
  • 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
  • 18324. Opinions
  • 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
  • 18351. Conflict-of-Interest Code of the Fair Political Practices Commission 
  • 18360. Complaints
  • 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. Briefing Procedure of Proposed Decision by an Administrative Law Judge; Reconsideration 
  • 18361.10. Administrative Adjudicated Enforcement Decisions as Precedent
  • 18361.11. Default Proceedings
  • 18362. Access to Complaint Files
  • 18363. Administering Oaths and Affirmations
  • 18370. State Agency Ethics Training
  • 18371. Local Agency Ethics Training 
  • 18401. Required Recordkeeping for Chapter 4
  • 18401.1. Required Recordkeeping for Slate Mailer Organizations
  • 18402. Committee Names
  • 18402.1. Principal Officers
  • 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
  • 18417. Campaign Reporting - LAFCO Proposals
  • 18419. Sponsored Committees
  • 18420. Reporting of Campaign Contributions and Expenditures of State or Local Government Agencies
  • 18420.1. Payments by State or Local Agencies for a Campaign Related Communication
  • 18421. Cash Equivalents
  • 18421.1. Disclosure of the Making and Receipt of Contributions
  • 18421.2. Street Address
  • 18421.3. Reporting of Contributions and Expenditures Collected by Contract Vendors or Collecting Agents
  • 18421.31. Text Message Contributions
  • 18421.4. Reporting Cumulative Amounts for State Elections and State 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
  • 18421.9. Reporting Expenditures Charged to a Credit, Debit or Charge Card by a Candidate or Committee
  • 18422. Multipurpose Organization Political Activity Transparency
  • 18422.5. Top Contributor Disclosure by Committees Primarily Formed for State Ballot Measures or Candidates
  • 18423. Payments for Personal Services as Contributions and Expenditures
  • 18425. 24-Hour Contribution Reports
  • 18426. Semi-Annual Statement Early Filing
  • 18426.1. Assistant Treasurer
  • 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
  • 18430. Committees Controlled by More Than One Candidate
  • 18431. Reporting of Expenditures by an Agent or Independent Contractor
  • 18432.5. Intermediary
  • 18435. Definition of Mass Mailing and Sender
  • 18435.5. Slate Mailer Requirements
  • 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
  • 18450.3. Committee Name Identification. Advertisement Disclosure
  • 18450.4. Contents of Disclosure Statements. Advertisement Disclosure
  • 18450.5. Amended Advertising Disclosure
  • 18450.11. Spokesperson Disclosure
  • 18451. CalPERS and CalSTRS Board Member Elections; Where to File Campaign Reports and Statements
  • 18452. Reporting Requirements
  • 18453. CalPERS Board Member Elections - Record Keeping Requirements
  • 18465. Disclosure of Lobbying Entity Identification Numbers
  • 18465.1. Verification of Online Filers
  • 18466. State Ballot Measure Contributions & Expenditures; Online Reports
  • 18503. Small Contributor Committees
  • 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 Office
  • 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
  • 18530. Use of Public Funds
  • 18530.2. Transfer of Funds Raised Prior to Proposition 34 Limits
  • 18530.3. Reporting of Specified Contributions and Expenditures by Political Party Committees
  • 18530.4. Legal Defense Funds - State Candidates & Officers
  • 18530.45. Legal Defense Funds - Local Candidates and Officers
  • 18530.7. Extensions of Credit
  • 18530.8. Personal Loans
  • 18531. Return of Excessive Contributions
  • 18531.2. Refunding General Election Contributions
  • 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
  • 18531.7. Payments for Communications - Section 85312
  • 18531.10. Communications Identifying State Candidates
  • 18533. Contributions from Joint Checking Accounts
  • 18534. Required Committee Bank Accounts
  • 18535. Restrictions on Contributions Between State Candidates 
  • 18536. Transfer and Attribution of Contributions 
  • 18537. Contribution Limits and Application to Repaid Loans
  • 18537.1. Carry Over of Contributions
  • 18539. Online Disclosure of Contributions 
  • 18539.2. Reporting Payments Pursuant to Government Code Section 85310
  • 18540. Voluntary Expenditure Ceilings
  • 18542. Notification of Personal Contributions in Excess of the Voluntary Expenditure Limits 
  • 18543. Lifting of Voluntary Expenditure Limits
  • 18544. Campaign Contributions and Voluntary Expenditure COLA Formula
  • 18545. Contribution Limit and Voluntary Expenditure Ceiling Amounts
  • 18550. 24-Hour Independent Expenditure Reports
  • 18570. Return of Contributions with Insufficient Donor Information
  • 18572. Lobbyist Contributions - Making a Contribution Defined 
  • 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 Accounting18611. Lobbyist Reporting
  • 18611. Lobbyist Reporting
  • 18612. Accounting by Lobbying Firms
  • 18613. Reporting by Lobbying Firms
  • 18614. Payments for Lobbying Services
  • 18615. Accounting by Lobbyist Employers and Persons Spending $5,000 or More to Influence Legislative or Administrative Action
  • 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
  • 18617. Early Filing of Periodic Reports
  • 18623. Gifts from Lobbyists and Lobbying Firms; Honoraria
  • 18624. Lobbyist Arranging Gifts
  • 18625. Loans from Lobbyist or Lobbying Firm; Placing Official Under Personal Obligation
  • 18630. Home Hospitality (86203)
  • 18640. Activity Expenses
  • 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 Business Entities
  • 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 a Personal Financial Effect
  • 18703. Public Generally
  • 18704. Making, Participating in Making, or Using or Attempting to Use Official Position to Influence a Governmental Decision, Defined
  • 18705. Legally Required Participation
  • 18706. Governmental Decision: Segmentation
  • 18707. Disqualification Requirements
  • 18722. Filing Assuming and Leaving Office Statements of Economic Interests; Alternates and Designees 
  • 18723. Dates for Filing Annual Statements of Economic Interests
  • 18724. Filing of Statements of Economic Interests by Temporary or Part-Time Court Commissioners, Pro Tem and Retired Judges
  • 18727.5. Travel Costs and Other Payments from Campaign Committees
  • 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: Statements of Economic Interests
  • 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 
  • 18750. Procedures for the Promulgation and Adoption of Conflict of Interest Codes for State Agencies
  • 18750.1. Procedures for the Promulgation and Adoption of Conflict of Interest Codes for Local Government Agencies with Jurisdiction in More Than One County
  • 18750.2. Procedures for the Promulgation and Adoption of Conflict of Interest Codes for State Agencies Exempt from the Administrative Procedures Act
  • 18751. Procedure and Standards for Obtaining Exemption from Government Code Section 87300, Requiring Adoption and Promulgation of a Conflict of Interest Code
  • 18752. Nonsubstantive Amendments of Conflict of Interest Codes
  • 18753. Statements of Economic Interests; Where to File
  • 18754. Statements of Economic Interests (Members of Boards or Commissions of Newly Created Agencies); 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 System
  • 18901. Mass Mailings Sent at Public Expense
  • 18901.1. Campaign Related Mailings Sent at Public Expense
  • 18930. Guide to Honorarium Regulations
  • 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
  • 18940. Guide to Gift Regulations
  • 18940.1. General Definition 
  • 18940.2. Gift Limit Amount
  • 18941. Receipt, Promise, Acceptance and Return of a Gift
  • 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
  • 18945. Source of Gifts
  • 18945.1. Aggregation of Gifts -- Single Source
  • 18945.2. Group Gifts
  • 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 Events
  • 18946.5. Exception -- Valuation of Gifts -- Air Transportation
  • 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 
  • 18960. Direct Personal Benefit Defined
  • 18961. Incidental Use
  • 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
  • 18997. Audits of Campaign Reports and Statements of Candidates for the Board of Administration of the Public Employees' Retirement System
Last Modified: May, 12 2016