2012 California Codes
GOV - Government Code
TITLE 9 - POLITICAL REFORM [81000 - 91014]
CHAPTER 9.5 - Ethics
ARTICLE 4 - Campaign Funds
Section 89514

CA Govt Code § 89514 (through 2013 Leg Sess) What's This?

Expenditures of campaign funds for attorney’s fees and other costs in connection with administrative, civil, or criminal litigation are not directly related to a political, legislative, or governmental purpose except where the litigation is directly related to activities of a committee that are consistent with its primary objectives or arises directly out of a committee’s activities or out of a candidate’s or elected officer’s activities, duties, or status as a candidate or elected officer, including, but not limited to, an action to enjoin defamation, defense of an action to enjoin defamation, defense of an action brought for a violation of state or local campaign, disclosure, or election laws, and an action arising from an election contest or recount.

(Amended by Stats. 1991, Ch. 546, Sec. 4.)

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