FPPC Hearing Summary, September 20, 2018

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                            

September 20, 2018


Jay Wierenga, FPPC

(916) 322-7761      

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Below is a summary of the actions of the Fair Political Practices Commission during its monthly hearing. The meeting agenda can be found on our website at www.fppc.ca.gov

Roll: Chair Germond, Commissioners Cardenas, Hatch and Hayward were in attendance. 

Item 2: Minutes from August 2018 Commission Hearing. Approved 4-0. 

Item 3: Presentation by Los Angeles Ethics Commission. 

Items 4-36: Enforcement Actions. Approved 4-0. 

Items 38-40: Assignment to ALJ hearing. Approved 4-0. 

Item 41: Enforcement Review Task Force. Information item. 

Item 42: Bitcoin and Cryptocurrency. Motion to adopt option 1. Approved 3-1. 

Item 43: Citizens for Responsibility & Ethics in Wash. v. FEC, 2018 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 130774. Information item. 

Item 44: In re Kaufman Opinion Request. Motion to approve option B. Approved 4-0. 

Item 45: Committee Updates. Information item. 

Item 46: Legislative Update. No action by Commission. 

Item 47: Legislation Development Schedule. Approved 4-0. 

Item 48: Advice Letter Report and Commission Review. No action by Commission 

Item 49: Executive Staff Reports. Accepted as submitted. 

Item 50: Commissioner Comments and Proposed Future Agenda Items. 

Item 51: Commission reported out of closed session they will adopt the ALJ proposed decision. 

Item 52: Commission reported out of closed session they will not move further in pending litigation. 

Item 53: Closed session personnel item. 

Item 54: Commission reported out of closed session to use the legal services of the Attorney General’s office.