Newly Adopted, Amended, or Repealed Regulations

The following regulations have recently been adopted, amended, or repealed by the FPPC.

Once adopted, amended, or repealed, FPPC staff forwards regulations to the Office of Administrative Law for filing with the Secretary of State.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), adopted 9/15/22 new information
  • 18315. Complaint against a Commissioner. (amended), effective 9/21/22 
  • 18360. Complaints Filed with the Commission. (amended), effective 9/21/22
  • 18402.1. Principal Officers (amended), effective 12/10/21* 
  • 18406. Short Form for Candidates or Officeholders Who Receive and Spend Less than $2,000 in a Calendar Year (amended), effective 12/10/21* 
  • 18410. Statement of Organization (amended), effective 12/10/21* 
  • 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 
  • 18422.5. Display of Lists of Top Contributors to Committees Primarily Formed for State Ballot Measures or Candidates (amended), effective 12/10/21* 
  • 18424. Behested Payment Reporting. Additional Information (adopted), effective 12/22/21
  • 18424.1. Behested Payment Reporting. Good Faith Estimate (adopted), effective 12/22/21 
  • 18424.2. Behested Payment Reporting. Charitable Organization Fundraising Solicitations (adopted), effective 12/22/21 
  • 18424.3. Behested Payment Reporting. Payments from Donor Advised Funds (adopted), effective 12/22/21 
  • 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 
  • 18465. Disclosure of Lobbying Entity Identification Numbers (amended), effective 12/10/21* 
  • 18465.1. Verification of Online Filers (adopted), effective 12/10/21* 
  • 18610. Lobbyist Accounting (amended), effective 1/13/22 
  • 18611. Lobbyist Reporting (amended), effective 12/10/21* 
  • 18612. Accounting by Lobbyist Firms (adopted), effective 1/13/22 
  • 18613. Reporting by Lobbying Firms (amended), effective 12/10/21* 
  • 18615. Accounting by Lobbyist Employers (amended), effective 1/13/22 
  • 18616. Reports by Lobbyist Employers and Persons Spending $5,000 or More to Influence Legislative or Administrative Action (amended), effective 12/10/21* 
  • 18616.4 Reports by Lobbying Coalitions Which Are Lobbyist Employers; Reports by Member of Lobbying Coalitions (amended), effective 12/10/21* 
  • 18723.1. Statements of Economic Interests: Public Officials with Multiple Positions (amended), effective 1/7/22 new information
  • 18728.5. Reporting of Commission Income and Incentive Compensation. (amended), adopted 9/15/22new 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 
  • 18960. Direct Personal Benefit Defined. (amended), adopted 9/15/22 new information


Recently Repealed

  • 18215.3. “Behested Payments” Reporting (repeal), effective 12/8/21 
  • 18215.4. Cryptocurrency Contributions (repeal), effective 9/21/22 
  • 18422.5. Top Contributor Disclosure by Committee Primarily Formed for State Ballot Measures or Candidates (repeal), effective 12/10/21* 
  • 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.