FPPC Hearing Summary, November 21, 2019

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                            

November 21, 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 and Hayward were in attendance in person. Commissioner Hatch attended by teleconference.

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

Items 3-15: Enforcement Actions. Approved 4-0. The Commission also instructed the Chief of Enforcement to refer item 3 to the local retirement board.

Item 16: Adoption of the 2019/2020 Statement of Economic Interests, Form 700 and related documents. Approved 4-0.

Item 17: Updated Campaign Manuals and Lobbying Manual. Approved 4-0.

Item 18: Amendments to Regulation 18450.1, Advertisement Disclosure and Regulation 18435, Definitions of Mass Mailing and Adoption of Regulation 18450.2, Authorized and Paid For, Regulation 18450.3, Top Contributor Disclosure for Affiliated Entities, and Regulation 18450.4, Video and Television Advertisement Disclosure. Approved 4-0.

Item 19: Update on Task Force to Study Best Practices for Regulating Campaign Activity on Digital Media. Information item.

Item 20: Memo regarding gift rules and college scholarships. Motion for Staff to create a fact sheet on scholarships. Approved 4-0.

Item 21: Approval of Commissioner Compensation Request. Approved 4-0.

Item 22: Committee Updates. Information item.

Item 23: Advice Letter Report. Motion to withdraw Advice letter A-19-169. Motion tied 2-2. Accepted as submitted failed motion.

Item 24: Executive Staff Reports. Accepted as submitted.

Item 25: Closed Session. Pending Litigation (Gov. Code § 11126(e)(1)). Request for Authority to File Civil Complaints.

Item 26: Commissioner Comments and Proposed Future Agenda Items.