California Government Code Chapter 3 - Fair Political Practices Commission

  • Section 83100.
    There is hereby established in state government the Fair Political Practices Commission. The Commission shall have five members, including the chairman. No more than three...
  • Section 83101.
    The chairman and one additional member of the Commission shall be appointed by the Governor. The Governor s appointees shall not be members of the...
  • Section 83102.
    (a) The Attorney General, the Secretary of State and the Controller shall each appoint one member of the Commission.(b) If the Attorney General, the Secretary...
  • Section 83103.
    Members and the chairman of the Commission shall serve four-year terms beginning on February 1 and ending on January 31 or as soon thereafter as...
  • Section 83104.
    Vacancies on the Commission shall be filled, within thirty days, by appointment of the same official who appointed the prior holder of the position. The...
  • Section 83105.
    Each member of the commission shall be an elector. No member of the commission, during his or her tenure, shall hold any other public office,...
  • Section 83106.
    The chairman of the Commission shall be compensated at the same rate as the president of the Public Utilities Commission. Each remaining member shall be...
  • Section 83107.
    The Commission shall appoint an executive director who shall act in accordance with Commission policies and regulations and with applicable law. The Commission shall appoint...
  • Section 83108.
    The Commission may delegate authority to the chairman or the executive director to act in the name of the Commission between meetings of the Commission.(Added...
  • Section 83109.
    For purposes of Section 19818.6, a nonclerical position under the Commission shall not be included in the same class in the civil service classification plan...
  • Section 83110.
    The principal office of the Commission shall be in Sacramento but it may establish offices, meet, and exercise its powers at any other place in...
  • Section 83111.
    The Commission has primary responsibility for the impartial, effective administration and implementation of this title.(Added June 4, 1974, by initiative Proposition 9.)
  • Section 83111.5.
    The commission shall take no action to implement this title that would abridge constitutional guarantees of freedom of speech, that would deny any person of...
  • Section 83112.
    The Commission may adopt, amend and rescind rules and regulations to carry out the purposes and provisions of this title, and to govern procedures of...
  • Section 83113.
    The commission shall, in addition to its other duties, do all of the following:(a) Prescribe forms for reports, statements, notices and other documents required by...
  • Section 83114.
    (a) Any person may request the commission to issue an opinion with respect to his duties under this title. The commission shall, within 14 days,...
  • Section 83115.
    Upon the sworn complaint of any person or on its own initiative, the commission shall investigate possible violations of this title relating to any agency,...
  • Section 83115.5.
    No finding of probable cause to believe this title has been violated shall be made by the commission unless, at least 21 days prior to...
  • Section 83116.
    When the commission determines there is probable cause for believing this title has been violated, it may hold a hearing to determine if a violation...
  • Section 83116.3.
    Whenever the commission rejects the decision of an administrative law judge made pursuant to Section 11517, the commission shall state the reasons in writing for...
  • Section 83116.5.
    Any person who violates any provision of this title, who purposely or negligently causes any other person to violate any provision of this title, or...
  • Section 83117.
    The Commission may:(a) Accept grants, contributions and appropriations;(b) Contract for any services which cannot satisfactorily be performed by its employees;(c) Employ legal counsel. Upon request...
  • Section 83117.5.
    It shall be unlawful for a member of the commission to receive a gift of ten dollars ($10) or more per month. Gift as used...
  • Section 83118.
    The Commission may subpoena witnesses, compel their attendance and testimony, administer oaths and affirmations, take evidence and require by subpoena the production of any books,...
  • Section 83119.
    The Commission may refuse to excuse any person from testifying, or from producing books, records, correspondence, documents or other evidence in obedience to the subpoena...
  • Section 83120.
    An interested person may seek judicial review of any action of the Commission.(Added June 4, 1974, by initiative Proposition 9.)
  • Section 83121.
    If judicial review is sought of any action of the Commission relating to a pending election, the matter shall be advanced on the docket of...
  • Section 83122.
    There is hereby appropriated from the General Fund of the state to the Fair Political Practices Commission the sum of five hundred thousand dollars ($500,000)...
  • Section 83123.
    The commission shall establish a division of local enforcement to administer, interpret, and enforce, in accordance with the findings, declarations, purposes, and provisions of this...
  • Section 83123.5.
    (a) Upon mutual agreement between the Commission and the Board of Supervisors of the County of San Bernardino, the Commission is authorized to assume primary...
  • Section 83123.6.
    (a) Upon mutual agreement between the Commission and the City Council of the City of Stockton, the Commission is authorized to assume primary responsibility for...
  • Section 83124.
    The commission shall adjust the contribution limitations and voluntary expenditure limitations provisions in Sections 85301, 85302, 85303, and 85400 in January of every odd-numbered year...

Last modified: September 9, 2016