Newly Adopted, Amended, or Repealed Regulations

The following regulations have recently been adopted, amended, or repealed by the FPPC.

Once adopted, amended, or repealed, FPPC staff forwards regulations to the Office of Administrative Law for filing with the Secretary of State. Regulations and amendments go into effect 30 days after they are filed with the Secretary of State's office, unless otherwise specified. Emergency regulations go into effect upon filing.

Newly Adopted and Amended

  • 18104. Secure Electronic Signatures (adopted), effective 1/7/22 
  • Please view our Filing with a Digital Signature Fact Sheet
  • 18115. Duties of Filing Officers and Filing Officials- Statements of Economic Interests (amended) effective 1/7/22 
  • 18115.2. Duties of Filing Officers and Filing Officials- Electronically Filed Statements of Economic Interests (amended), effective 1/7/22 
  • 18225.7. Made at the Behest; Independent versus Coordinated Expenditures. (amended), effective 11/19/22
  • 18315. Complaint against a Commissioner. (amended), effective 9/21/22 
  • 18360. Complaints Filed with the Commission. (amended), effective 9/21/22
  • 18400. Treasurer, Assistant Treasurer, Responsible Officer, and Principal Officer Capacity. (amended), effective 12/17/22
  • 18410. Statement of Organization (amended), effective 1/1/2024
  • 18421.2. Cryptocurrency Contributions (adopted), effective 9/21/22
  • 18421.5. Reporting an Expenditure for Paid Online Communications (amended), effective 1/1/22 
  • 18421.11. Reporting Payments in Connection with Amplification of Online Communications (adopted), effective 1/1/22 
  • 18450.4. Video and Television Advertisement Disclosure (amended), effective 1/1/22 
  • 18450.9. Website Advertisements and Third-Party Social Media Advertisements (adopted), effective 1/1/22 
  • 18531.5. Recall Elections (amended), effective12/17/22
  • 18545. Contribution Limit and Voluntary Expenditure Ceiling Amounts (amended), effective 11/19/23 new information
  • 18610. Lobbyist Accounting (amended), effective 1/13/22 
  • 18612. Accounting by Lobbyist Firms (adopted), effective 1/13/22 
  • 18615. Accounting by Lobbyist Employers (amended), effective 1/13/22 
  • 18624. Lobbyist Arranging Gifts (amended), effective 1/12/23 new information
  • 18625. Placing Official Under Personal Obligation (amended), effective 1/12/23 new information
  • 18626. Contigency Fees Prohibition (adopted), effective 1/12/23new information
  • 18700. Basic Rule and Guide to Conflict of Interest Regulations (amended), effective 1/19/23 new information
  • 18723.1. Statements of Economic Interests: Public Officials with Multiple Positions (amended), effective 1/7/22 
  • 18728.5. Reporting of Commission Income and Incentive Compensation. (amended), effective 11/19/22
  • 18730. Provisions of Conflict of Interest Codes (amended), effective 1/19/23 new information
  • 18757. Statements of Economic Interests; Filing an Original Statement of Economic Interest in Electronic Format Without a Certified Electronic Filing System (adopted), effective 1/7/22 
  • 18940.2 Gift Limit Amount (amended), effective 1/19/23 new information
  • 18960. Direct Personal Benefit Defined. (amended), effective 11/19/22


Recently Repealed

  • 18215.4. Cryptocurrency Contributions (repeal), effective 9/21/22 
  • 18612. Accounting by Lobbyist Firms (repeal), effective 1/13/22 


*An alternate version of this regulation was adopted in 2021 with an operative date contingent on the Secretary of State’s CAL-ACCESS Replacement System (CARS) being implemented. The contingent version was adopted with the expectation that CARS would be implemented on a specific date. However, shortly after adopting the contingent version, implementation of CARS was indefinitely delayed. In order to avoid confusion among the regulated community as to which version of the regulation was currently in effect, the regulation has been amended to remove the alternate version with a contingent operative date. Once CARS is ultimately implemented, the alternate version of the regulation will be resubmitted for adoption.