Newly Adopted, Amended, or Repealed Regulations

The following regulations have recently been adopted, amended, or repealed by the FPPC.

Once adopted, amended, or repealed, FPPC staff forwards regulations to the Office of Administrative Law for filing with the Secretary of State.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), adopted 11/18/21 new information
  • 18115. Duties of Filing Officers and Filing Officials- Statements of Economic Interests (amended) adopted 11/18/21 new information
  • 18115.1. Duties of the Filing Officers and Filing Officials- Paper Format Statements of Economic Interests (adopted) effective 1/22/21
  • 18115.2. Duties of Filing Officers and Filing Officials- Electronically Filed Statements of Economic Interests (amended), adopted 11/18/21 new information
  • 18250. Street Address (adopted), effective 10/14/20 
  • 18310.1. Public Participation at Meetings (adopted), effective 6/4/20
  • 18351. Conflict of Interest Code of the Fair Political Practices Commission (amended), effective 3/4/21
  • 18360. Complaints Filed with the Commission (adopted), effective 1/1/21
  • 18360.1. Eligibility Requirements and Considerations - Streamline and Warning Letters (amended), effective 3/24/2021 
  • 18360.2. Penalties in Streamline Cases (amended), effective 3/24/2021 
  • 18360.3. Eligibility Requirements and Considerations – Tier Two Streamline Program (adopted), effective 3/24/2021 
  • 18361.1. Administrative Subpoenas (amended), effective 1/1/21
  • 18361.4. Probable Cause Proceedings (amended), effective 1/1/21
  • 18361.5. Administrative Proceedings (amended), effective 1/1/21
  • 18361.9. Procedure for Commission's Consideration of Proposed Decision by an Administrative Law Judge; Reconsideration (amended), effective 1/1/21
  • 18361.11. Default Proceedings (amended), effective 1/1/21
  • 18404.1. Termination and Reopening of Committees (amended), amend 2/18/21 
  • 18402.1. Principal Officers (amended) effective 5/20/21
  • 18402.2. Limited Liability Companies (adopted), effective 8/21/20 
  • 18404.2. Administrative Termination (amended), effective 1/1/21
  • 18406. Short Form for Candidates or Officeholders Who Receive and Spend Less than $2,000 in a Calendar Year (amended), effective 5/20/21
  • 18410. Statement of Organization (amended), effective 5/20/21
  • 18419. Sponsored Committees (amended), effective 8/23/20 
  • 18421.4. Reporting Cumulative Amounts for State, City, and County Elections and State, City, and County Recipient Committees (amended), amend 2/18/21 
  • 18421.5. Reporting an Expenditure for Paid Online Communications (amended), effective 1/1/22 
  • 18421.8. Reporting an Expenditure by a Candidate Controlled General Purpose Ballot Measure Committee (amended), amend 2/18/21 
  • 18424.10. Reporting Payments in Connection with Amplification of Online Communications (adopted), effective 1/1/22 new information
  • 18422.5. Display of Lists of Top Contributors to Committees Primarily Formed for State Ballot Measures or Candidates (amended), effective 5/24/21
  • 18424. Behested Payment Reporting. Additional Information (adopted), effective 12/22/21new information
  • 18424.1. Behested Payment Reporting. Good Faith Estimate (adopted), effective 12/22/21 new information
  • 18424.2. Behested Payment Reporting. Charitable Organization Fundraising Solicitations (adopted), effective 12/22/21 new information
  • 18424.3. Behested Payment Reporting. Payments from Donor Advised Funds (adopted), effective 12/22/21 new information
  • 18426.1. Assistant Treasurer: Duties and Liability (amend), effective 10/14/20
  • 18427.1. Notification to Contributors of Filing Obligations (amend), effective 10/14/20
  • 18428. Reporting of Contributions and Independent Expenditures Required to be Aggregated (amend), effective 10/14/20
  • 18431. Reporting of Expenditures by an Agent or Independent Contractor (amend), effective 10/14/20
  • 18435.5. Slate Mailer Requirements (amended), effective 9/15/21
  • 18438.5. Aggregated Contributions Under Section 84308 (amend), effective 10/14/20
  • 18450.1. Definitions. Advertisement Disclosure (amended), effective 10/14/20
  • 18450.3. Top Contributor Disclosure for Affiliated Entities (amend), effective 10/14/20
  • 18450.4. Video and Television Advertisement Disclosure (amended), effective 1/1/22 
  • 18450.6. Disclosure on Advertisements in Languages Other than English (adopted), effective 9/15/21
  • 18450.7. Disclosure for Advertisements in Formats Not Specifically Addressed (adopted), effective 9/15/21
  • 18450.8. Disclosure for Advertisements on Listening Applications that are Both Audio and Visual (adopted), effective 9/15/21
  • 18450.9. Website Advertisements and Third-Party Social Media Advertisements (adopted), effective 1/1/22 
  • 18450.11. Spokesperson Disclosure (amended), effective 9/15/21
  • 18465. Disclosure of Lobbying Entity Identification Numbers (amended), effective 5/24/21
  • 18521. Establishment of Separate Controlled Committee for Each Campaign Account (amended) amend 2/18/21 
  • 18521.5. Ballot Measure Committees Controlled by Candidates for Elective State, City, or County Office (amended), amend 2/18/21 
  • 18523.1. Written Solicitation for Contributions (amended), amend 2/18/21 
  • 18530.2. Transfer of Funds Raised Prior to Proposition 34 and Assembly Bill 571 Limits (amended), amend 2/18/21 
  • 18530.4. Legal Defense Funds-State Candidates and Officers (amended), effective 10/14/20 
  • 18530.45. Legal Defense Funds-Local Candidates and Officers (amended), effective 10/14/20
  • 18530.8. Personal Loans (amended), amend 2/18/21 
  • 18531. Returning of Excessive Contributions (amended), effective 6/4/20
  • 18531.2. Refunding General Election Contributions (amended), amend 2/18/21 
  • 18531.5. Recall Elections (amended), amend 2/18/21 
  • 18531.61. Treatment of Debts Outstanding After an Election (amended), amend 2/18/21 
  • 18531.62. Elected State Officeholder Bank Accounts (amended), effective 10/14/20
  • 18531.63. Treatment of Debts Outstanding After a City or County Election for Offices Subject to AB 571– Prior to January 1, 2021 (amended), amend 2/18/21 
  • 18531.64. Treatment of Debts Outstanding After a City or County Election (amended), amend 2/18/21 
  • 18535. Restrictions on Contributions Between Candidates (amended), amend 2/18/21 
  • 18536. Transfer and Attribution of Contributions (amended), amend 2/18/21 
  • 18537.1. Carry Over of Contributions (amended), amend 2/18/21 
  • 18545. Contribution Limit and Voluntary Expenditure Ceiling Amounts (amended), effective 1/1/21  
  • 18601. Withdrawal of Lobbyist Certification or Lobbying Firm Registration (amended), effective 5/24/21
  • 18610. Lobbyist Accounting (amended), adopted 11/18/21 new information
  • 18611. Lobbyist Reporting (amended), effective 5/24/21
  • 18612. Accounting by Lobbyist Firms (adopted), adopted 11/18/21 new information
  • 18613. Reporting by Lobbying Firms (amended), effective 5/24/21
  • 18615. Accounting by Lobbyist Employers (amended), adopted 11/18/21 new information
  • 18616. Reports by Lobbyist Employers and Persons Spending $5,000 or More to Influence Legislative or Administrative Action (amended), effective 5/24/21
  • 18616.4 Reports by Lobbying Coalitions Which Are Lobbyist Employers; Reports by Member of Lobbying Coalitions (amended), effective 5/24/21
  • 18700. Basic Rule and Guide to Conflict of Interest Regulation (amended), effective 1/1/21
  • 18702.1. Materiality Standard: Financial Interest In Business Entity (adopted), effective 9/25/20
  • 18703. Public Generally Exception (amended), effective 11/18/20
  • 18707. Disqualification Requirements (adopted), effective 8/22/20 
  • 18720. Annual Statements of Economic Interests; 2020 Emergency Filing Date Extension (adopted), effective 4/6/20
  • 18723.1. Statements of Economic Interests: Public Officials with Multiple Positions (amended), adopted 11/18/21 new information
  • 18729. Leasehold Interests-Value, Disclosure (amended), effective 10/14/20
  • 18730. Provisions of Conflict of Interest Code (amended) effective 1/1/21
  • 18732.5. Statements of Economic Interests from Filers of Abolished Agencies (amended), effective 1/22/21
  • 18735. Change of Position or Disclosure Category Within Same Agency (amended), effective 1/22/21
  • 18754. Statements of Economic Interest (Members of Boards or Commissions); When and Where to File (amended), effective 1/22/21
  • 18757. Statements of Economic Interests; Filing an Original Statement of Economic Interest in Electronic Format Without a Certified Electronic Filing System (adopted), adopted 11/18/21 new information
  • 18940.2. Gift Limit Amount (amended), effective 1/1/21
  • 18941. Receipt, Promise, Acceptance and Return of Gift (amended), effective 10/14/20
  • 18943. Gift to Official Through Family Member (amended), effective 10/14/20
  • 18951. Surplus Funds, Defined (amended), amend 2/18/21 
  • 18992. Terms Used in Section 90001 (amended), effective 10/14/20
  • 18998. Commission Audits and Investigations (amend) effective 10/14/20

 

Recently Repealed

  • 18215.3. “Behested Payments” Reporting (repeal), effective 12/8/21 new information
  • 18115. Duties of Filing Officers and Filing Officials- Statements of Economic Interests (repeal), effective 1/22/21
  • 18116. Reports and Statements; Filing Dates (repeal), effective 10/14/20
  • 18117. Duties of FiIling Officers and FiIling Officials-Effect of Non-Compliance on Filing and Disclosure Obligations (repeal), effective, 10/14/20
  • 18215.1. Contributions; When Aggregated (repeal), effective 10/14/20
  • 18229. Inclusion of Registered Domestic Partners (repeal), effective 10/14/20
  • 18360. Enforcement Complaints (repeal), effective 1/1/21
  • 18421.2. Street Address (repeal), effective 10/14/20
  • 18422.5. Top Contributor Disclosure by Committee Primarily Formed for State Ballot Measures or Candidates (repeal), effective 5/24/21
  • 18465.1. Verification of Online Filers (repeal), effective 5/24/21
  • 18612. Accounting by Lobbyist Firms (repeal), adopted 11/18/21 new information
  • 18707. Disqualification Requirements (repeal), effective 8/22/20 
  • 18996. Scope of Audits and Investigations (repeal), effective 10/14/20