FPPC Hearing Summary, May 20, 2021

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                            

May 20, 2021


Jay Wierenga, FPPC

(916) 322-7761      

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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: Closed Session.

Item 3: Minutes from April 2021 Commission Hearing. Approved 5-0.

Item 4: Enforcement Action. Approved 5-0.

Item 5: Motion to Vacate Default Decision and Order, In the Matter of Corso for Council 2014, Taxpayers for Oceanside Neighborhoods, and Dana Corso; FPPC No. 15/245. Motion to deny the motion to vacate. Approved 4-1, with Commissioner Baker voting no.

Item 6: Prenotice Discussion of Amendments to Regulation 18435.5, Slate Mailer Requirements and Regulation 18450.11, Spokesperson Disclosure, and Adoption of Regulation 18450.6, Advertisements in Other Languages, Regulation 18450.7, Advertisement Disclosure for Advertisements in Formats Not Specifically Addressed, and Regulation 18450.8, Advertisements on Listening Applications that are Both Audio and Visual.  Discussion item.

Item 7: Repeal, Adoption, and Amendment of Regulations in Response to SB 1239 and AB 909 (CARS). Approved 5-0.

Item 8: FY 2020-2021 Third Quarter Expenditure Report. Information item.

Item 9: Opinion request regarding campaign and advertising disclosure by public agencies. Motion for staff to draft an opinion interpreting the regulations consistent with previous interpretations. Approved 5-0.

Item 10: Committee Updates. Chair Miadich gave an update on the Law and Policy Committee.

Item 11: Legislative Update. Information item.

Item 12: Executive Staff Reports. Accepted as submitted.

Item 13: Commissioner Comments and Proposed Future Agenda Items. Chair Miadich asked for an informational discussion on donor advised funds and for staff to report back regulatory authority of, and issues around, check box contributions. Commissioner Cardenas would like staff to start researching targeted digital ads.