FPPC Hearing Summary, May 16, 2019

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                            

May 16, 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: San Diego Ethics Commission Presentation by Stacey Fulhorst. 

Item 3: Minutes from March 2019 Commission Hearing. Approved 3-0. 

Items 4-6: Enforcement Actions. Approved 4-0. 

Items 7-8: Enforcement Items. No action. 

Item 9: Assignment of Hearing to Administrative Law Judge: In the Matter of G. Rick Marshall and G. Rick Marshall for School Board 2015. The Matter will go to an ALJ hearing. 

Item 10: Proposed Adoption of Amendments to Regulations 18944.1, 19846, 18946.1, and 18942. Approved 4-0. 

Item 11: Prenotice Discussion of Proposed Repeal and Adoption of Regulation 18329, Formal Written Advice and Informal Assistance. Discussion item. 

Item 12: Prenotice Discussion of Amendments to Regulation 18702.1. Motion to move forward with notice and to bring back option 1 with additional information to incorporate comments by Commissioner Hatch and Commissioner Hayward. Approved 4-0. 

Item 13: Prenotice Discussion of Amendments to Regulation 18702.3. Motion to move forward with notice and to bring back option 1 while separating nonprofits and governmental entities. Approved 4-0. 

Item 14: Request for Regulations from the California Political Attorneys Association. Motion to refer the request to the Law & Policy Committee with a full analysis from Staff on the proposal and whether these proposals fit into this year’s regulatory calendar. Approved 4-0. 

Item 15: Approval of Commissioner Compensation Request. Approved 4-0. 

Item 16: Committee Updates. Information item. 

Item 17: Budget Update. Information item. 

Item 18: Anti-Nepotism Policy. Approved 3-0. 

Item 19: Cal-Access Replacement System Project. Motion to move forward with option A1. Approved 3-0. 

Item 20: Legislative Update. Motion to adopt Law & Policy recommendations for AB 864, AB 300, and AB 423. Approved 4-0. Motion to support AB 201 if amended. Approved 4-0. Motion to include amendments in AB 909. Approved 4-0. Motion to support AB 1217 if amended. Approved 3-1. Motion to support AB 1752 if option 2 is incorporated. Approved 4-0. Motion to continue forward with SB 71 and to try negotiating removal of amendments added in the Assembly Appropriations Suspense. Approved 4-0. 

Item 21: Advice Letter Report. Motion to bring A-19-032 back to a future meeting with additional analysis. Approved 4-0. 

Item 22: Executive Staff Reports. Accepted as submitted. 

Item 23: Commissioner Comments and Proposed Future Agenda Items. Motion to add Chair Miadich as an interim member of the Law & Policy Committee. Approved 3-0.