April 2013 Special Agenda


Special Meeting


California Fair Political Practices Commission

428 J Street, Suite 800

Sacramento, CA 95814

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

12:00 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.

This meeting of the Commission will include teleconference participation by Commissioners Eskovitz and Wasserman. The teleconference locations, in addition to the address above are:

Munger, Tolles & Olson

355 South Grand Avenue, 35th Floor

Los Angeles, CA 90071

Wasserman & Wasserman LLP

1230 Crenshaw Boulevard, Suite 103

Torrance, CA 90501

1. Call to Order

Call to order and establishment of a quorum.

2. Legislation

2. Legislation: It is within the purview of the FPPC to sponsor legislation. Staff routinely provides technical advice to members of the Legislature who seek to introduce legislation pertaining to the Political Reform Act. There are several bills which have been introduced which staff has concluded will make much needed improvements to the Act. It is therefore requested that the Commission consider becoming an official sponsor of certain legislation.

Legislative Report

SB 27 as amended 4-9-2013

SB 27

AB 552

AB 800

AB 914

AB 1090

AB 45

Comment Letter - Charles H. Bell, Jr., Bell, McAndrews & Hiltachk, LLP (item 2)

3. Adjournment of Meeting

Additional Information

Meeting Information: The agenda and related documents are posted on the FPPC website at www.fppc.ca.gov. Materials submitted by the public regarding each agenda item will be made available at the meeting and on the website. For more information about the meeting, contact the Commission Assistant, 428 J Street, Suite 620, Sacramento, CA, 95814, Tel. (916) 322-5745.

Written comments on agenda items should be submitted to the Commission no later than 12:00 p.m. the day before the meeting in order to afford the Commissioners adequate time to fully consider the comments. The fax number for comment letters is (916) 322-6440.

Listen by Phone or Online: Members of the public may listen to the meeting by phone by calling (888) 751-0624; access code 723284; or watch the meeting via Webinar at Commission Meeting Webinar.

Accessibility: The meeting location is accessible to the disabled. Persons who, due to a disability, need assistance in order to participate in this meeting should, prior to the meeting, contact the Commission Assistant at (916) 322-5745 (voice), (916) 322-6440 (fax). TTY/TDD and Speech-to-Speech users may dial 7-1-1 for the California Relay Service to submit comments on an agenda item or to request special accommodations for persons with disabilities. Please allow a reasonable period of time between the request and the meeting date.