FPPC Hearing Summary, August 15, 2019

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                            

August 15, 2019


Jay Wierenga, FPPC

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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 Miadich and Commissioners Cardenas, Hatch, and Hayward were in attendance.

Item 2: Minutes from July 2019 Commission Hearing. Approved 4-0.

Items 3: Enforcement Item. Approved 3-0.

Items 4-7: Enforcement Actions. Approved 4-0.

Item 8: Assignment of Hearing to ALJ. No action by Commission.

Item 9: Enforcement Task Force. Motion to terminate Task Force. Approved 4-0.

Item 10: Prenotice Discussion of Amendments to Regulation 18419. Discussion item.

Item 11: Discussion of Remote Participation in Meetings by Members of the Public. Motion to authorize staff to pilot remote commenting program for the next meeting. Approved 4-0. Motion for staff to develop rules for both in person and remote public participation for the next meeting. Approved 4-0.

Item 12: Budget Update. Discussion item.

Item 13: Behested Payments Discussion. Motion for staff to bring regulations back that cover personal benefit. Approved 3-1.

Item 14: Local Jurisdiction Contract Update. Motion to approve template for all future contracting with local jurisdictions. Approved 4-0.

Item 15: Committee Updates. Information item.

Item 16: Legislative Update. Motion to change position for AB 201 from Support to Support if Amended. Approved 4-0. Motion to change position for AB 902 from Sponsor to Support. Approved 4-0. Motion to change position on AB 1217 from Oppose Unless Amended to Support if Amended if the implementation is delayed to at least July 1, 2020 with a strong preference to January 1, 2021. Approved 3-1.

Item 17: Advice Letter Report. Accepted as submitted.

Item 18: Executive Staff Reports. Accepted as submitted.

Item 19: Commissioner Comments and Proposed Future Agenda Items. Chair Miadich asked staff to bring back information on the current internal rules of conduct for the Commission for discussion.