Presentation on theme: "Presented to CALAFCO by Adrianne Korchmaros, Political Reform Consultant Technical Assistance Division, Fair Political Practices Commission www.fppc.ca.gov."— Presentation transcript:
Presented to CALAFCO by Adrianne Korchmaros, Political Reform Consultant Technical Assistance Division, Fair Political Practices Commission www.fppc.ca.gov 1/866-ASK FPPC BALLOT MEASURE COMMITTEE REPORTING
The following visual aids contain only highlights of selected provisions of the law; they do not carry the weight of the law.
To ensure that the contributions and expenditures affecting election campaigns are fully and truthfully disclosed to the public, so that voters may be better informed. Gov. Code § 81002 Purpose of the Campaign Disclosure Requirements
Contributions to campaign committees have increased dramatically and the public has a right to know the individuals and groups that finance campaigns. Purpose of the Campaign Disclosure Requirements
What Ballot Measure Committees File q 410 q 410 - Registers the committee q 460 q 460 - Ongoing disclosure reports q 497 q 497 - 16-day period before election FPPC Form
Statement of Organization (Form 410) X 12 2 06 100 Sandburg Street CALIFORNIANS AGAINST THE TAXPAYER TRAP Orange, CA 92856 555 333-5432 n/a 555 333-5433 Lucinda Rogers 10 Parkway Plaza Orange CA 95888 555/333-5430 John Perkins 15 Callister Street Orange CA 95888 555/333-4444 12/7/06 Lucinda Rogers County of Orange Deadline: File within 10 days of receiving or spending $1,000. Once a measure letter has been assigned, amend to include in name.
ANNEXATION OF CITRUS GROVE Statement of Organization (Form 410) (Second page) Orange County X
Campaign Statement Form 460 Expenditures made (money out) Report: Contributions received (money in)
Form 460 Fast Facts: Generally, date of postmark is date filed Reviewed by filing officer Use Form 460 to amend Amendment Form 460 is a public document Subject to $10 a day late fine Subject to other enforcement penalties enforcement penalties
Filing Requirements Prior to the semi-annual period in which the measure supported or opposed is being voted on, ballot measure committees file quarterly and semi- annual campaign statements. For example, a committee that qualifies in January will file its first statement covering January – March on April 30 th.
Sample Filing Schedule Measure has Qualified for the Ballot Two pre-election filings are required on the 40 th and 12 th days before the election.
Campaign Statement (Form 460 Cover Page) X X 11/06/07 Ben Rogers 9/27/07 Lucinda Rogers 7/1/07 9/22/07
Form 460 - Schedule A Reporting Monetary Contributions X Julia Williams 123 South B Street Orange, CA 92856 8/24 80,000 198,000 If the qualification of a measure extends into two calendar years, the period covered for the cumulative amount ends on December 31 of the second calendar year. CEO, AB HOMES
Money Laundering This occurs when the true source of a contribution is not reported. This is a serious violation of the Political Reform Act.
12/2/06 8,0007,000 X N/A 8,000 1,000 8,000 LEGACY RESIDENTIAL 123 South B Street Orange, CA 92856 N/A X 0 Form 460 - Schedule B Reporting Loans Received Each loan is reported separately until repaid.
Form 460 - Schedule E Reporting Payments Made 120,920 CNS CENTAUR COMMUNICATION 21 Beach Way San Diego, CA 92101 All expenditures of $100 or more are required to be reported. Subvendors are reported at $500.
Late Contribution Report If $1,000 or more is received from a single source in 16-day period before election Then Form 497 - Late Contribution Report - is Filed q by fax q guaranteed overnight mail q personal delivery
Late Contribution Report - Form 497 FIFTEEN GROUP LAND & DEVELOPMENT, LLC 1444 Granite Street Washington DC 10011 10/23/07 10/22 1 1 3000123 Orange,CA 92856 X 10,000 Within 24 hours if monetary contribution File: Within 24 hours if monetary contribution Within 48 hours if non-monetary contribution Within 48 hours if non-monetary contribution CALIFORNIANS AGAINST THE TAXPAYER TRAP 100 Sandburg Street 555 333-5433