FPPC Hearing Summary, January 21, 2021

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                            

January 21, 2021


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 Baker, Cardenas, Wilson, and Wood were in attendance.

Item 2: Minutes from December 2020 Commission Hearing. Approved 4-0, Commissioner Baker abstained from the vote.

Items 3-7: Enforcement Actions. Approved 5-0.

Item 8-9: Enforcement Notice. Information item.

Item 10: Update on the Secretary of State’s CAL-ACCESS Replacement Project. Information item.

Item 11: Pre-Notice Discussion of Regulatory Amendments in Response to SB 1239 and AB 909. Discussion item.

Item 12: Amendment and Adoption of Regulations Governing Enforcement Division Streamline and Warning Letter Programs and New Tier Two Streamline Program. Motion to amend lobbying Tier One thresholds to $100,000 and Tier Two thresholds to $200,000. Motion failed 1-4 with Commissioners Baker, Cardenas, Wilson, and Chair Miadich voting no. Motion to approve passed 5-0.

Item 13. Digital Transparency Task Force Update. Update item.

Item 14. Committee Updates. Chair Miadich gave an update on the Law and Policy Committee.

Item 15. Legislative Update. Staff update.

Item 16: 2020 Annual Report. Staff update.

Item 17. Executive Staff Reports. Accepted as submitted.

Item 18: Commissioner Comments and Proposed Future Agenda Items. Chair Miadich asked that an informational presentation on the laws, regulations and enforcement gaps of pass-through income be presented at the February meeting