FPPC Hearing Summary, October 18, 2019

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                            

October 18, 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 September 2019 Commission Hearing. Approved 4-0.

Items 3-9: Enforcement Actions. Approved 4-0.

Item 10: Notice of Intent to Present a Default. Information item.

Item 11: Updated Rules for Public Participation at Commission Meetings. Approved 4-0.

Item 12: Prenotice Discussion of Amendments to Regulation 18702.4. Discussion item.

Item 13: Prenotice Discussion of Amendments to Regulation 18702.5. Discussion item.

Item 14: Update on Task Force to Study Best Practices for Regulating Campaign Activity on Digital Media. Information item.

Item 15: Commissioner Manual Review Update. Discussion item.

Item 16: Committee Updates. Information item.

Item 17: Legislative Update. Accepted as submitted.

Item 18: Advice Letter Report. Accepted as submitted after discussion of letter A-19-142.

Item 19: Executive Staff Reports. Accepted as submitted.

Item 20: Closed Session. Administrative Adjudication (Gov. Code § 11126(c)(3).). The Commission reported out of closed session they are reducing the fine on count 1 to $1,500 and accepting the ALJ proposed fined on counts 2-5 as well as accepting technical changes.

Item 21: Commissioner Comments and Proposed Future Agenda Items. Commissioner Hatch wants to discuss upcoming legislation to address political parties using money to pay for harassment claims. Commissioner Hayward would like to discuss how to address foreign agents participating in domestic campaigns. Chair Miadich discussed the future need to explore how to help refine the new CARS system.