Toren Lewis

CA Enacts Comprehensive New Campaign Disclosure Rules

Last weekend, Governor Jerry Brown signed AB 249 (Mullin), also known as the California DISCLOSE Act, into law. The DISCLOSE Act makes significant changes to the advertising disclosure requirements under California’s Political Reform Act (PRA), including new donor disclosure requirements for organizations that engage in ballot measure advocacy.

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Update: SF Lobbying Ordinance Passes 11-0

AFJ has been closely following a San Francisco lobbying ordinance that was first proposed about a year ago. The latest version of the ordinance has been unanimously approved by the San Francisco Board of Supervisors and awaits the signature of Mayor Ed Lee.

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New Law Targeting “Dark Money” in California Elections Contains Benefits for Small Nonprofit Organizations Too

Last week Governor Jerry Brown signed SB 27, which changes the reporting rules for nonprofit organizations that spend money to influence candidate and ballot measure elections in California. The bill contained an urgency clause making it effective July 1, 2014; however, it limits disclosure of donor information for some donations received before July 1.