2005 California Government Code Sections 84200-84225 Article 2. Filing of Campaign Statements

GOVERNMENT CODE
SECTION 84200-84225

84200.  (a) Except as provided in paragraphs (1), (2), and (3),
elected officers, candidates, and committees pursuant to subdivision
(a) of Section 82013 shall file semiannual statements each year no
later than July 31 for the period ending June 30, and no later than
January 31 for the period ending December 31.
   (1) A candidate who, during the past six months has filed a
declaration pursuant to Section 84206 shall not be required to file a
semiannual statement for that six-month period.
   (2) Elected officers whose salaries are less than two hundred
dollars ($200) a month, judges, judicial candidates, and their
controlled committees shall not file semiannual statements pursuant
to this subdivision for any six-month period in which they have not
made or received any contributions or made any expenditures.
   (3) A judge who is not listed on the ballot for reelection to, or
recall from, any elective office during a calendar year shall not
file semiannual statements pursuant to this subdivision for any
six-month period in that year if both of the following apply:
   (A) The judge has not received any contributions.
   (B) The only expenditures made by the judge during the calendar
year are contributions from the judge's personal funds to other
candidates or committees totaling less than one thousand dollars
($1,000).
   (b) All committees pursuant to subdivision (b) or (c) of Section
82013 shall file campaign statements each year no later than July 31
for the period ending June 30, and no later than January 31 for the
period ending December 31, if they have made contributions or
independent expenditures, including payments to a slate mailer
organization, during the six-month period before the closing date of
the statements.
84200.5.  In addition to the campaign statements required by Section
84200, elected officers, candidates, and committees shall file
preelection statements as follows:
   (a) During an even-numbered year, all candidates for elective
state office being voted upon in the statewide direct primary
election or the statewide general election, their controlled
committees, and committees primarily formed to support or oppose an
elected state officer or a state candidate being voted upon, shall
file the applicable preelection statements specified in Section
84200.7 or 84200.8.  All elected state officers who, during the
applicable reporting periods covered by Section 84200.7 or 84200.8,
contribute to any committee required to report receipts,
expenditures, or contributions pursuant to this title, or make an
independent expenditure, shall file the applicable preelection
statements specified in Section 84200.7 or 84200.8.  However, a
candidate who is not being voted upon in the November election, his
or her controlled committee, and any committee primarily formed to
support or oppose that candidate is not required to file statements
in connection with the November election pursuant to subdivision (b)
of Section 84200.7 unless, during the reporting periods covered by
Section 84200.7, the candidate, his or her controlled committee, or
any committee primarily formed to support or oppose that candidate
contributes to any committee required to report receipts,
expenditures, or contributions pursuant to this title or makes
independent expenditures.
   (b) During an even-numbered year, all candidates not specified in
subdivision (a) who are being voted upon on the first Tuesday after
the first Monday in June or November, their controlled committees,
and committees primarily formed to support or oppose those candidates
or a measure being voted upon on the first Tuesday after the first
Monday in June or November of an even-numbered year shall file the
preelection statements specified in subdivision (a) of Section
84200.7 in the case of a June election, or subdivision (b) of Section
84200.7 in the case of a November election.
   (c) All candidates being voted upon on a date other than the first
Tuesday after the first Monday in June or November of an
even-numbered year, their controlled committees, and committees
primarily formed to support or oppose a candidate or a measure being
voted upon on a date other than the first Tuesday after the first
Monday in June or November of an even-numbered year shall file the
preelection statements specified in Section 84200.8.
   (d) In an even-numbered year in which the statewide direct primary
election is held on the first Tuesday after the first Monday in
June, a state or county general purpose committee formed pursuant to
subdivision (a) of Section 82013, other than a political party
committee as defined in Section 85205, shall file the preelection
statements specified in Section 84200.7 if it makes contributions or
independent expenditures totaling five hundred dollars ($500) or more
during the period covered by the preelection statement. A state or
county general purpose committee formed pursuant to subdivision (b)
or (c) of Section 82013 is not required to file the statements
specified in Section 84200.7.
   (e) During an even-numbered year in which the statewide direct
primary election is held on a date other than the first Tuesday after
the first Monday in June, a state or county general purpose
committee formed pursuant to subdivision (a) of Section 82013, other
than a political party committee as defined in Section 85205, shall
file the preelection statements specified in Section 84200.8 if it
makes contributions or independent expenditures totaling five hundred
dollars ($500) or more during the period covered by the preelection
statement.  A state or county general purpose committee formed
pursuant to subdivision (b) or (c) of Section 82013 is not required
to file the statements specified in Section 84200.8.
   (f) A political party committee as defined in Section 85205 shall
file the applicable preelection statements specified in Section
84200.7 or 84200.8 in connection with a state election if the
committee receives contributions totaling one thousand dollars
($1,000) or more, or if it makes contributions or independent
expenditures totaling five hundred dollars ($500) or more during the
period covered by the preelection statement.
   (g) City general purpose committees shall file statements as
follows:
   (1) City general purpose committees in a city which has an
election on the first Tuesday after the first Monday in June or
November of an even-numbered year shall file the statements specified
in subdivision (a) or (b) of Section 84200.7 for the six-month
period in which the city election is held, if they make contributions
or independent expenditures totaling five hundred dollars ($500) or
more during the period covered by the preelection statement.
   (2) City general purpose committees in a city which has an
election on a date other than the first Tuesday after the first
Monday in June or November of an even-numbered year shall file the
preelection statements specified in Section 84200.8 if they make
contributions or independent expenditures totaling five hundred
dollars ($500) or more during the period covered by the preelection
statement.
84200.6.  In addition to the campaign statements required by
Sections 84200 and 84200.5, all candidates and committees shall file
the following special statements and reports:
   (a) Supplemental preelection statements when required by Section
84202.5.
   (b) Late contribution reports when required by Section 84203.
   (c) Independent expenditure reports when required by Section
84203.5.
   (d) Late independent expenditure reports when required by Section
84204.
84200.7.  (a) Preelection statements for the June election period
shall be filed as follows:
   (1) For the period ending March 17, a statement to be filed no
later than March 22.  However, for a special election called after
March 17, or for which the period for filing nomination documents, as
defined in Section 333 of the Elections Code, ends after March 17, a
preelection statement for the period ending 45 days before the
election shall be filed no later than 40 days before the election.
   (2) For the period ending 17 days before the election, a statement
to be filed no later than 12 days before the election.  All
candidates being voted upon in the June election, their controlled
committees, and committees formed primarily to support or oppose a
candidate or measure being voted upon in the June election shall file
this statement by guaranteed overnight delivery service or by
personal delivery.
   (b) Preelection statements for the November election period shall
be filed as follows:
   (1) For the period ending September 30, a statement to be filed no
later than October 5.
   (2) For the period ending 17 days before the election, a statement
to be filed no later than 12 days before the election.  All
candidates being voted upon in the November election, their
controlled committees, and committees formed primarily to support or
oppose a candidate or measure being voted upon in the November
election shall file this statement by guaranteed overnight delivery
service or by personal delivery.
84200.8.  Preelection statements shall be filed under this section
as follows:
   (a) For the period ending 45 days before the election, the
statement shall be filed no later than 40 days before the election.
   (b) For the period ending 17 days before the election, the
statement shall be filed no later than 12 days before the election.
All candidates being voted upon in the election in connection with
which the statement is filed, their controlled committees, and
committees formed primarily to support or oppose a candidate or
measure being voted upon in that election shall file this statement
by guaranteed overnight delivery service or by personal delivery.
   (c) For runoff elections held within 60 days of the qualifying
election, an additional preelection statement for the period ending
17 days before the runoff election shall be filed no later than 12
days before the election.  All candidates being voted upon in the
election in connection with which the statement is filed, their
controlled committees, and committees formed primarily to support or
oppose a candidate or measure being voted upon in that election shall
file this statement by guaranteed overnight delivery service or
personal delivery.
84202.3.  (a) In addition to the campaign statements required by
Section 84200, committees pursuant to subdivision (a) of Section
82013 that are primarily formed to support or oppose the
qualification, passage, or defeat of a measure and proponents of a
state ballot measure who control a committee formed or existing
primarily to support the qualification, passage, or defeat of a state
ballot measure, shall file campaign statements on the following
dates:
   (1) No later than April 30 for the period January 1 through March
31.
   (2) No later than October 31 for the period July 1 through
September 30.
   (b) This section shall not apply to a committee during any
semiannual period in which the committee is required to file
preelection statements pursuant to subdivision (a), (b), or (c) of
Section 84200.5.
   (c) This section shall not apply to a committee following the
election at which the measure is voted upon unless the committee
makes contributions or expenditures to support or oppose the
qualification or passage of another ballot measure.
84202.5.  (a) Any candidate or any committee pursuant to subdivision
(a) of Section 82013 which makes contributions totaling ten thousand
dollars ($10,000) or more in connection with an election, including
a runoff election, shall file a supplemental preelection statement no
later than 12 days before the election, for the period ending 17
days before the election.  This statement shall be filed by
guaranteed overnight delivery service or by personal delivery with
each office with which the candidate or committee filing the
statement is required to file its next campaign statement pursuant to
Section 84215.
   (b) This section shall not apply to candidates or committees
during any semiannual period in which the candidate or committee is
required to file preelection statements pursuant to Section 84200.5.
   (c) If a candidate or committee makes contributions totaling ten
thousand dollars ($10,000) or more in connection with an election and
all of those contributions are reported pursuant to Section 84200 or
84202.7 on or before the closing date specified in subdivision (a),
the candidate or committee shall not be required to file additional
statements for that period pursuant to this section.
84202.7.  (a) Except as provided in subdivision (b), during an
odd-numbered year, any committee by virtue of Section 82013 that
makes contributions totaling ten thousand dollars ($10,000) or more
to elected state officers, their controlled committees, or committees
primarily formed to support or oppose any elected state officer
during a period specified below shall file campaign statements on the
following dates:
   (1) No later than April 30 for the period of January 1 through
March 31.
   (2) No later than October 31 for the period of July 1 through
September 30.
   (b) If a committee makes contributions totaling  ten thousand
dollars ($10,000) or more to elected state officers, their controlled
committees, or committees primarily formed to support or oppose any
elected state officer during a period specified in subdivision (a),
and all of those contributions are reported pursuant to Section
84202.5 on or before the time specified in subdivision (a), the
committee shall not be required to file additional statements for
that period pursuant to this section.
84203.  (a) Each candidate or committee that makes or receives a
late contribution, as defined in Section 82036, shall report the late
contribution to each office with which the candidate or committee is
required to file its next campaign statement pursuant to Section
84215. The candidate or committee that makes the late contribution
shall report his or her full name and street address and the full
name and street address of the person to whom the late contribution
has been made, the office sought if the recipient is a candidate, or
the ballot measure number or letter if the recipient is a committee
primarily formed to support or oppose a ballot measure, and the date
and amount of the late contribution. The recipient of the late
contribution shall report his or her full name and street address,
the date and amount of the late contribution, and whether the
contribution was made in the form of a loan. The recipient shall also
report the full name of the contributor, his or her street address,
occupation, and the name of his or her employer, or if self-employed,
the name of the business.
   (b) A late contribution shall be reported by facsimile
transmission, guaranteed overnight delivery, or personal delivery
within 24 hours of the time it is made in the case of the candidate
or committee that makes the contribution and within 24 hours of the
time it is received in the case of the recipient. A late contribution
shall be reported on subsequent campaign statements without regard
to reports filed pursuant to this section.
   (c) A late contribution need not be reported nor shall it be
deemed accepted if it is not cashed, negotiated, or deposited and is
returned to the contributor within 24 hours of its receipt.
   (d) A report filed pursuant to this section shall be in addition
to any other campaign statement required to be filed by this chapter.
   (e) The report required pursuant to this section is not required
to be filed by a candidate or committee that has disclosed the late
contribution pursuant to subdivision (a) or (b) of Section 85309.
84203.3.  (a) Any candidate or committee that makes a late
contribution that is an in-kind contribution shall notify the
recipient in writing of the value of the in-kind contribution.  The
notice shall be received by the recipient within 24 hours of the time
the contribution is made.
   (b) Nothing in this section shall relieve a candidate or committee
that makes a late in-kind contribution or the recipient of a late
in-kind contribution from the requirement to file late contribution
reports pursuant to Section 84203.  However, a report filed by the
recipient of a late in-kind contribution shall be deemed timely filed
if it is received by the filing officer within 48 hours of the time
the contribution is received.
84203.5.  (a) In addition to any campaign statements required by
this article, if a candidate or committee has made independent
expenditures totaling one thousand dollars ($1,000) or more in a
calendar year to support or oppose a candidate, a measure or
qualification of a measure, it shall file independent expenditure
reports at the same time, covering the same periods, and in the
places where the candidate or committee would be required to file
campaign statements under this article, as if it were formed or
existing primarily to support or oppose the candidate or measure or
qualification of the measure.  No independent expenditure report need
be filed to cover a period for which there has been no activity to
report.
   (b) An independent expenditure report shall contain the following
information:
   (1) The name, street address, and telephone number of the
candidate or committee making the expenditure and of the committee's
treasurer, and the number assigned to the committee by the Secretary
of State.
   (2) If the report is related to a candidate, the full name of the
candidate and the office and district for which the candidate seeks
nomination or election.  If the report is related to a measure or
qualification of a measure, the number or letter of the measure, or
if none has yet been assigned, a brief description of the subject
matter of the measure, and the jurisdiction in which the measure is
to be voted on or would be voted on if it qualified.
   (3) The total amount of expenditures related to the candidate or
measure during the period covered by the report made to persons who
have received less than one hundred dollars ($100).
   (4) The total amount of expenditures related to the candidate or
measure during the period covered by the report made to persons who
have received one hundred dollars ($100) or more.
   (5) For each person to whom an expenditure of one hundred dollars
($100) or more related to the candidate or measure has been made
during the period covered by the report and for each person who has
provided consideration for an expenditure of one hundred dollars
($100) or more during the period covered by the report:
   (A) His or her full name.
   (B) His or her street address.
   (C) If the person is a committee, the name of the committee, the
number assigned to the committee by the Secretary of State, or if no
number has been assigned, the full name and street address of the
treasurer of the committee.
   (D) The date of the expenditure.
   (E) The amount of the expenditure.
   (F) A brief description of the consideration for which each
expenditure was made and the value of the consideration if less than
the total amount of the expenditure.
   (G) The cumulative amount of expenditures to such person.
   (6) A list of all the filing officers with whom the committee
filed its most recent campaign statement.
   (c) Filing officers shall maintain paper reports filed pursuant to
this section under the name of the candidate or measure supported or
opposed by the independent expenditure.
84204.  (a) A committee that makes a late independent expenditure,
as defined in Section 82036.5, shall report the late independent
expenditure by facsimile transmission, guaranteed overnight delivery,
or personal delivery within 24 hours of the time it is made. A late
independent expenditure shall be reported on subsequent campaign
statements without regard to reports filed pursuant to this section.
   (b) A committee that makes a late independent expenditure shall
report its full name and street address, as well as the name, office,
and district of the candidate if the report is related to a
candidate, or if the report is related to a measure, the number or
letter of the measure, the jurisdiction in which the measure is to be
voted upon, and the amount and the date, as well as a description of
goods or services for which the late independent expenditure was
made.  In addition to the information required by this subdivision, a
committee that makes a late independent expenditure shall include
with its late independent expenditure report the information required
by paragraphs (1) to (5), inclusive, of subdivision (f) of Section
84211, covering the period from the day after the closing date of the
last campaign report filed to the date of the late independent
expenditure, or if the committee has not previously filed a campaign
statement, covering the period from the previous January 1 to the
date of the late independent expenditure. No information required by
paragraphs (1) to (5), inclusive, of subdivision (f) of Section
84211, that is required to be reported with a late independent
expenditure report by this subdivision, is required to be reported on
more than one late independent expenditure report.
   (c) A committee that makes a late independent expenditure shall
file a late independent expenditure report in the places where it
would be required to file campaign statements under this article as
if it were formed or existing primarily to support or oppose the
candidate or measure for or against which it is making the late
independent expenditure.
   (d) A report filed pursuant to this section shall be in addition
to any other campaign statement required to be filed by this article.
   (e) Expenditures that have been disclosed by candidates and
committees pursuant to Section 85500 are not required to be disclosed
pursuant to this section.
84205.  The commission may by regulation or written advice permit
candidates and committees to file campaign statements combining
statements and reports required to be filed by this title.
84206.  (a) The commission shall provide by regulation for a short
form for filing reports required by this article for candidates or
officeholders who receive contributions of less than one thousand
dollars ($1,000), and who make expenditures of less than one thousand
dollars ($1,000), in a calendar year.
   (b) For the purposes of this section, in calculating whether one
thousand dollars ($1,000) in expenditures have been made, payments
for a filing fee or for a statement of qualification shall not be
included if these payments have been made from the candidate's
personal funds.
   (c) Every candidate or officeholder who has filed a short form
pursuant to subdivision (a), and who thereafter receives
contributions or makes expenditures totaling one thousand dollars
($1,000) or more in a calendar year, shall send written notification
to the Secretary of State, the local filing officer, and each
candidate contending for the same office within 48 hours of receiving
or expending a total of one thousand dollars ($1,000).  The written
notification shall revoke the previously filed short form statement.
84209.  A candidate or state measure proponent and any committee or
committees which the candidate or a state measure proponent controls
may file consolidated campaign statements under this chapter.  Such
consolidated statements shall be filed in each place each of the
committees and the candidate or state measure proponent would be
required to file campaign statements if separate statements were
filed.
84211.  Each campaign statement required by this article shall
contain all of the following information:
   (a) The total amount of contributions received during the period
covered by the campaign statement and the total cumulative amount of
contributions received.
   (b) The total amount of expenditures made during the period
covered by the campaign statement and the total cumulative amount of
expenditures made.
   (c) The total amount of contributions received during the period
covered by the campaign statement from persons who have given a
cumulative amount of one hundred dollars ($100) or more.
   (d) The total amount of contributions received during the period
covered by the campaign statement from persons who have given a
cumulative amount of less than one hundred dollars ($100).
   (e) The balance of cash and cash equivalents on hand at the
beginning and the end of the period covered by the campaign
statement.
   (f) If the cumulative amount of contributions (including loans)
received from a person is one hundred dollars ($100) or more and a
contribution or loan has been received from that person during the
period covered by the campaign statement, all of the following:
   (1) His or her full name.
   (2) His or her street address.
   (3) His or her occupation.
   (4) The name of his or her employer, or if self-employed, the name
of the business.
   (5) The date and amount received for each contribution received
during the period covered by the campaign statement and if the
contribution is a loan, the interest rate for the loan.
   (6) The cumulative amount of contributions.
   (g) If the cumulative amount of loans received from or made to a
person is one hundred dollars ($100) or more, and a loan has been
received from or made to a person during the period covered by the
campaign statement, or is outstanding during the period covered by
the campaign statement, all of the following:
   (1) His or her full name.
   (2) His or her street address.
   (3) His or her occupation.
   (4) The name of his or her employer, or if self-employed, the name
of the business.
   (5) The original date and amount of each loan.
   (6) The due date and interest rate of the loan.
   (7) The cumulative payment made or received to date at the end of
the reporting period.
   (8) The balance outstanding at the end of the reporting period.
   (9) The cumulative amount of contributions.
   (h) For each person, other than the filer, who is directly,
indirectly, or contingently liable for repayment of a loan received
or outstanding during the period covered by the campaign statement,
all of the following:
   (1) His or her full name.
   (2) His or her street address.
   (3) His or her occupation.
   (4) The name of his or her employer, or if self-employed, the name
of the business.
   (5) The amount of his or her maximum liability outstanding.
   (i) The total amount of expenditures made during the period
covered by the campaign statement to persons who have received one
hundred dollars ($100) or more.
   (j) The total amount of expenditures made during the period
covered by the campaign statement to persons who have received less
than one hundred dollars ($100).
   (k) For each person to whom an expenditure of one hundred dollars
($100) or more has been made during the period covered by the
campaign statement, all of the following:
   (1) His or her full name.
   (2) His or her street address.
   (3) The amount of each expenditure.
   (4) A brief description of the consideration for which each
expenditure was made.
   (5) In the case of an expenditure which is a contribution to  a
candidate, elected officer, or committee or an independent
expenditure to support or oppose  a candidate or measure, in addition
to the information required in paragraphs (1) to (4) above, the date
of the contribution or independent expenditure, the cumulative
amount of contributions made to a candidate, elected officer, or
committee, or the cumulative amount of independent expenditures made
relative to a candidate or measure; the full name of the candidate,
and the office and district for which he or she seeks nomination or
election, or the number or letter of the measure; and the
jurisdiction in which the measure or candidate is voted upon.
   (6) The information required in paragraphs (1) to (4), inclusive,
for each person, if different from the payee, who has provided
consideration for an expenditure of five hundred dollars ($500) or
more during the period covered by the campaign statement.
   For purposes of subdivisions (i), (j), and (k) only, the terms
"expenditure" or "expenditures" mean any individual payment or
accrued expense, unless it is clear from surrounding circumstances
that a series of payments or accrued expenses are for a single
service or product.
   (l) In the case of a controlled committee, an official committee
of a political party, or an organization formed or existing primarily
for political purposes, the amount and source of any miscellaneous
receipt.
   (m) If a committee is listed pursuant to subdivision (f), (g),
(h), (k), (l), or (q), the number assigned to the committee by the
Secretary of State shall be listed, or if no number has been
assigned, the full name and street address of the treasurer of the
committee.
   (n) In a campaign statement filed by a candidate who is a
candidate in both a state primary and general election, his or her
controlled committee, or a committee primarily formed to support or
oppose such a candidate, the total amount of contributions received
and the total amount of expenditures made for the period January 1
through June 30 and the total amount of contributions received and
expenditures made for the period July 1 through December 31.
   (o) The full name, residential or business address, and telephone
number of the filer, or in the case of a campaign statement filed by
a committee defined by subdivision (a) of Section 82013, the name,
street address, and telephone number of the committee and of the
committee treasurer.  In the case of a committee defined by
subdivision (b) or (c) of Section 82013, the name that the filer uses
on campaign statements shall be the name by which the filer is
identified for other legal purposes or any name by which the filer is
commonly known to the public.
   (p) If the campaign statement is filed by a candidate, the name,
street address, and treasurer of any committee of which he or she has
knowledge which has received contributions or made expenditures on
behalf of his or her candidacy and whether the committee is
controlled by the candidate.
   (q) A contribution need not be reported nor shall it be deemed
accepted if it is not cashed, negotiated, or deposited and is
returned to the contributor before the closing date of the campaign
statement on which the contribution would otherwise be reported.
   (r) If a committee primarily formed for the qualification or
support of, or opposition to, an initiative or ballot measure is
required to report an expenditure to a business entity pursuant to
subdivision (k) and 50 percent or more of the business entity is
owned by a candidate or person controlling the committee, by an
officer or employee of the committee, or by a spouse of any of these
individuals, the committee's campaign statement shall also contain,
in addition to the information required by subdivision (k), that
person's name, the relationship of that person to the committee, and
a description of that person's ownership interest or position with
the business entity.
   (s) If a committee primarily formed for the qualification or
support of, or opposition to, an initiative or ballot measure is
required to report an expenditure to a business entity pursuant to
subdivision (k), and a candidate or person controlling the committee,
an officer or employee of the committee, or a spouse of any of these
individuals is an officer, partner, consultant, or employee of the
business entity, the committee's campaign statement shall also
contain, in addition to the information required by subdivision (k),
that person's name, the relationship of that person to the committee,
and a description of that person's ownership interest or position
with the business entity.
   (t) If the campaign statement is filed by a committee, as defined
in subdivision (b) or (c) of Section 82013, information sufficient to
identify the nature and interests of the filer, including:
   (1) If the filer is an individual, the name and address of the
filer's employer, if any, or his or her principal place of business
if the filer is self-employed, and a description of the business
activity in which the filer or his or her employer is engaged.
   (2) If the filer is a business entity, a description of the
business activity in which it is engaged.
   (3) If the filer is an industry, trade, or professional
association, a description of the industry, trade, or profession
which it represents, including a specific description of any portion
or faction of the industry, trade, or profession which the
association exclusively or primarily represents.
   (4) If the filer is not an individual, business entity, or
industry, trade, or professional association, a statement of the
person's nature and purposes, including a description of any
industry, trade, profession, or other group with a common economic
interest which the person principally represents or from which its
membership or financial support is principally derived.
84212.  The forms promulgated by the commission for disclosure of
the information required by this chapter shall provide for the
reporting of loans and similar transactions in a manner that does not
result in substantial overstatement or understatement of total
contributions and expenditures.
84213.  A candidate and state measure proponent shall verify his or
her campaign statement and the campaign statement of each committee
subject to his or her control.  The verification shall be in
accordance with the provisions of Section 81004 except that it shall
state that to the best of his or her knowledge the treasurer of each
controlled committee used all reasonable diligence in the preparation
of the committee's statement.  This section does not relieve the
treasurer of any committee from the obligation to verify each
campaign statement filed by the committee pursuant to Section 81004.
84214.  Committees and candidates shall terminate their filing
obligation pursuant to regulations adopted by the commission which
insure that a committee or candidate will have no activity which must
be disclosed pursuant to this chapter subsequent to the termination.
  Such regulations shall not require the filing of any campaign
statements other than those required by this chapter. In no case
shall a committee which qualifies solely under subdivision (b) or (c)
of Section 82013 be required to file any notice of its termination.
84215.  All candidates, elected officers, committees, and proponents
of state ballot measures or the qualification of state ballot
measures, except as provided in subdivision (e), shall file two
copies of the campaign statements required by Section 84200 with the
clerk of the county in which they are domiciled.  A committee is
domiciled at the address listed on its campaign statement unless it
is domiciled outside California in which case its domicile shall be
deemed to be Los Angeles County for the purpose of this section.  In
addition, campaign statements shall be filed at the following places:
   (a) Statewide elected officers and candidates for these offices
other than the Board of Equalization, supreme court justices, their
controlled committees, committees formed or existing primarily to
support or oppose these candidates, elected officers, supreme court
justices, or statewide measures, or the qualification of state ballot
measures, and all state general purpose committees and filers not
specified in subdivisions (b) to (e), inclusive:
   (1) The original and one copy with the Secretary of State.
   (2) Two copies with the Registrar-Recorder of Los Angeles County.
   (3) Two copies with the Registrar of Voters of the City and County
of San Francisco.
   (b) Members of the Legislature or Board of Equalization, court of
appeal justices, superior court judges, candidates for those offices,
their controlled committees, and committees formed or existing
primarily to support or oppose these candidates or officeholders:
   (1) The original and one copy with the Secretary of State.
   (2) Two copies with the clerk of the county with the largest
number of registered voters in the districts affected.
   (c) Elected officers in jurisdictions other than legislative
districts, Board of Equalization districts, or appellate court
districts that contain parts of two or more counties, candidates for
these offices, their controlled committees, and committees formed or
existing primarily to support or oppose candidates or local measures
to be voted upon in one of these jurisdictions shall file the
original and one copy with the clerk of the county with the largest
number of registered voters in the jurisdiction.
   (d) County elected officers, candidates for these offices, their
controlled committees, committees formed or existing primarily to
support or oppose candidates or local measures to be voted upon in
any number of jurisdictions within one county, other than those
specified in subdivision (e), and county general purpose committees
shall file the original and one copy with the clerk of the county.
   (e) City elected officers, candidates for city office, their
controlled committees, committees formed or existing primarily to
support or oppose candidates or local measures to be voted upon in
one city, and city general purpose committees shall file the original
and one copy with the clerk of the city.  These elected officers,
candidates, and committees need not file with the clerk of the county
in which they are domiciled.
   (f) Notwithstanding the above, a committee, candidate, or elected
officer is not required to file more than the original and one copy,
or two copies, of a campaign statement with any one county or city
clerk or with the Secretary of State.
   (g) If a committee is required to file campaign statements
required by Section 84200 or 84200.5 in places designated in
subdivisions (d) and (e), it shall continue to file these statements
in those places, in addition to any other places required by this
title, until the end of the calendar year.
84216.  (a) Notwithstanding Section 82015, a loan received by a
candidate or committee is a contribution unless the loan is received
from a commercial lending institution in the ordinary course of
business, or it is clear from the surrounding circumstances that it
is not made for political purposes.
   (b) A loan, whether or not there is a written contract for the
loan, shall be reported as provided in Section 84211 when any of the
following apply:
   (1) The loan is a contribution.
   (2) The loan is received by a committee.
   (3) The loan is received by a candidate and is used for political
purposes.
84216.5.  A loan of campaign funds, whether or not there is a
written contract for the loan, made by a candidate or committee shall
be reported as provided in Section 84211.
84217.  When the Secretary of State receives any campaign statement
filed pursuant to the federal Election Campaign Act, (2 U.S.C.A.
Section 431 et seq.) the Secretary of State shall send a copy of the
statement to the following officers:
   (a) Statements of candidates for President, Vice President or
United States Senator and committees supporting such candidates--one
copy with the Registrar-Recorder of Los Angeles County and one copy
with the Registrar of Voters of the City and County of San Francisco;
   (b) Statements of candidates for United States Representative in
Congress and committees supporting such candidates--one copy with the
clerk of the county which contains the largest percentage of the
registered voters in the election district which the candidate or any
of the candidates seek nomination or election and one copy with the
clerk of the county within which the candidate resides or in which
the committee is domiciled, provided that if the committee is not
domiciled in California the statement shall be sent to the
Registrar-Recorder of Los Angeles County.  No more than one copy of
each statement need be filed with the clerk of any county.
84218.  (a) A slate mailer organization shall file semiannual
campaign statements for each period in which it has received payments
totaling five hundred dollars ($500) or more from any person for the
support of or opposition to candidates or ballot measures in a slate
mailer, or in which it has expended five hundred dollars ($500) or
more to produce one or more slate mailers.  The semiannual statements
shall be filed no later than July 31 for the period ending June 30,
and no later than January 31, for the period ending December 31.
   (b) In addition to the semiannual statements required by
subdivision (a), slate mailer organizations shall file preelection
statements as follows:
   (1) Any slate mailer organization which produces a slate mailer
supporting or opposing candidates or measures being voted on in an
election held upon the first Tuesday after the first Monday in June
or November of an even-numbered year shall file the statements
specified in Section 84200.7 if, during the period covered by the
preelection statement, the slate mailer organization receives
payments totaling five hundred dollars ($500) or more from any person
for the support of or opposition to candidates or ballot measures in
one or more slate mailers, or expends five hundred dollars ($500) or
more to produce one or more slate mailers.
   (2) Any slate mailer organization which produces a slate mailer
supporting or opposing candidates or measures being voted on in an
election held on a date other than the first Tuesday after the first
Monday in June or November of an even-numbered year shall file the
statements specified in Section 84200.8 if, during the period covered
by the preelection statement, the slate mailer organization receives
payments totaling five hundred dollars ($500) or more from any
person for the support of or opposition to candidates or ballot
measures in one or more slate mailers, or expends five hundred
dollars ($500) or more to produce one or more slate mailers.
   (c) A slate mailer organization shall file two copies of its
campaign reports with the clerk of the county in which it is
domiciled.  A slate mailer organization is domiciled at the address
listed on its statement of organization unless it is domiciled
outside California, in which case its domicile shall be deemed to be
Los Angeles County for purposes of this section.
   In addition, slate mailer organizations shall file campaign
reports as follows:
   (1) A slate mailer organization which produces one or more slate
mailers supporting or opposing candidates or measures voted on in a
state election, or in more than one county, shall file campaign
reports in the same manner as state general purpose committees
pursuant to subdivision (a) of Section 84215.
   (2) A slate mailer organization which produces one or more slate
mailers supporting or opposing candidates or measures voted on in
only one county, or in more than one jurisdiction within one county,
shall file campaign reports in the same manner as county general
purpose committees pursuant to subdivision (d) of Section 84215.
   (3) A slate mailer organization which produces one or more slate
mailers supporting or opposing candidates or measures voted on in
only one city shall file campaign reports in the same manner as city
general purpose committees pursuant to subdivision (e) of Section
84215.
   (4) Notwithstanding the above, no slate mailer organization shall
be required to file more than the original and one copy, or two
copies, of a campaign report with any one county or city clerk or
with the Secretary of State.
84219.  Whenever a slate mailer organization is required to file
campaign reports pursuant to Section 84218, the campaign report shall
include the following information:
   (a) The total amount of receipts during the period covered by the
campaign statement and the total cumulative amount of receipts.  For
purposes of this section only, "receipts" means payments received by
a slate mailer organization for production and distribution of slate
mailers.
   (b) The total amount of disbursements made during the period
covered by the campaign statement and the total cumulative amount of
disbursements.  For purposes of this section only, "disbursements"
means payment made by a slate mailer organization for the production
or distribution of slate mailers.
   (c) For each candidate or committee that is a source of receipts
totaling one hundred dollars ($100) or more during the period covered
by the campaign statement:
   (1) The name of the candidate or committee, identification of the
jurisdiction and the office sought or ballot measure number or
letter, and if the source is a committee, the committee's
identification number, street address, and the name of the candidate
or measure on whose behalf or in opposition to which the payment is
made.
   (2) The date and amount received for each receipt totaling one
hundred dollars ($100) or more during the period covered by the
campaign statement.
   (3) The cumulative amount of receipts on behalf of or in
opposition to the candidate or measure.
   (d) For each person other than a candidate or committee who is a
source of receipts totaling one hundred dollars ($100) or more during
the period covered by the campaign statement:
   (1) Identification of the jurisdiction, office or ballot measure,
and name of the candidate or measure on whose behalf or in opposition
to which the payment was made.
   (2) Full name, street address, name of employer, or, if
self-employed, name of business of the source of receipts.
   (3) The date and amount received for each receipt totaling one
hundred dollars ($100) or more during the period covered by the
campaign statement.
   (4) The cumulative amount of receipts on behalf of or in
opposition to the candidate or measure.
   (e) For each candidate or ballot measure not reported pursuant to
subdivision (c) or (d), but who was supported or opposed in a slate
mailer sent by the slate mailer organization during the period
covered by the report, identification of jurisdiction, office or
ballot measure, and name of the candidate or measure who was
supported or opposed.
   (f) The total amount of disbursements made during the period
covered by the campaign statement to persons who have received one
hundred dollars ($100) or more.
   (g) The total amount of disbursements made during the period
covered by the campaign statement to persons who have received less
than one hundred dollars ($100).
   (h) For each person to whom a disbursement of one hundred dollars
($100) or more has been made during the period covered by the
campaign statement:
   (1) His or her full name.
   (2) His or her street address.
   (3) The amount of each disbursement.
   (4) A brief description of the consideration for which each
disbursement was made.
   (5) The information required in paragraphs (1) to (4), inclusive,
for each person, if different from the payee, who has provided
consideration for a disbursement of five hundred dollars ($500) or
more during the period covered by the campaign statement.
   (i) Cumulative disbursements, totaling one thousand dollars
($1,000) or more, made directly or indirectly to any person listed in
the slate mailer organization's statement of organization.  For
purposes of this subdivision, a disbursement is made indirectly to a
person if it is intended for the benefit of or use by that person or
a member of the person's immediate family, or if it is made to a
business entity in which the person or member of the person's
immediate family is a partner, shareholder, owner, director, trustee,
officer, employee, consultant, or holds any position of management
or in which the person or member of the person's immediate family has
an investment of one thousand dollars ($1,000) or more.  This
subdivision shall not apply to any disbursement made to a business
entity whose securities are publicly traded.
   (j) The full name, street address, and telephone number of the
slate mailer organization and of the treasurer.
   (k) Whenever a slate mailer organization also qualifies as a
general purpose committee pursuant to Section 82027.5, the campaign
report shall include, in addition to the information required by this
section, the information required by Section 84211.
84220.  If a slate mailer organization receives a payment of two
thousand five hundred dollars ($2,500) or more for purposes of
supporting or opposing any candidate or ballot measure in a slate
mailer, and the payment is received at a time when, if the payment
were a contribution it would be considered a late contribution, then
the slate mailer organization shall report the payment in the manner
set forth in Section 84203 for candidates and committees when
reporting late contributions received.  The slate mailer organization
shall, in addition to reporting the information required by Section
84203, identify the candidates or measures whose support or
opposition is being paid for, in whole or in part, by each late
payment.
84221.  Slate mailer organizations shall terminate their filing
obligations in the same manner as applies to committees qualifying
under subdivision (a) of Section 82013.
84225.  (a) For the purposes of this section only, "board" means the
Board of Administration of the Public Employees' Retirement System,
as established under Article 1 (commencing with Section 20090) of
Chapter 2 of Part 3 of Division 5 of Title 2 of the Government Code.
   (b) Except as provided in this section, the provisions of this
article do not apply to candidates for the board, including incumbent
board members running for reelection, as such candidates are
described in subdivision (g) of Section 20090.
   (c) Candidates for board seats described in subdivision (g) of
Section 20090, including incumbent board members running for
reelection, shall file campaign statements with the Secretary of
State no later than two days before the beginning of the ballot
period, as determined by the board, for the period ending five days
before the beginning of the ballot period, and no later than January
10, for the period ending December 31.
   (1) The campaign statements shall contain an itemized report that
is prepared on a form prescribed by the commission, with the
assistance of the board, that provides the information contained in
campaign statements required under Section 84211 to the extent that
the information is applicable to a board election.
   (2) The original of a campaign statement shall be filed with the
Secretary of State and a copy shall be retained at the board's office
in Sacramento and is a public record.



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