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SB 488 - An Act to Add Section 84305.7 to the Government Code, Relating to the Political Reform Act of 1974.

Political Reform Act of 1974: slate mailers. 2011-2012 Legislature. View bill details
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The Political Reform Act of 1974 regulates mass mailings, known as slate mailers, that support or oppose multiple candidates or ballot measures for an election. The act requires that each slate mailer identify the slate mailer organization that is sending the slate mailer and make other specified disclosures, and further requires the slate mailer organization to file periodic statements reporting… More
The Political Reform Act of 1974 regulates mass mailings, known as slate mailers, that support or oppose multiple candidates or ballot measures for an election. The act requires that each slate mailer identify the slate mailer organization that is sending the slate mailer and make other specified disclosures, and further requires the slate mailer organization to file periodic statements reporting payments received and expenditures made to produce slate mailers.

This bill would provide that, if a slate mailer organization sends a slate mailer or other mass mailing that displays a logo, insignia, emblem, or trademark that is identical or substantially similar to the logo, insignia, emblem, or trademark of a governmental agency or a nongovernmental organization that represents law enforcement, firefighting, emergency medical, or other public safety personnel, and that would reasonably be understood to imply the participation or endorsement of that governmental agency or nongovernmental organization, the slate mailer organization would be required to obtain the express written consent of the governmental agency or nongovernmental organization associated with the logo, insignia, emblem, or trademark prior to using the logo, insignia, emblem, or trademark in the slate mailer or other mass mailing.

This bill would also provide that, if a slate mailer organization sends a slate mailer or other mass mailing that identifies itself or its source material as representing a nongovernmental organization with a name that would reasonably be understood to imply that the organization is composed of, or affiliated with, law enforcement, firefighting, emergency medical, or other public safety personnel, the slate mailer or mass mailing would be required to disclose the total number of members in the organization identified in the slate mailer or mass mailing.

Existing law makes a knowing or willful violation of the Political Reform Act of 1974 a misdemeanor and subjects offenders to criminal penalties.

This bill would impose a state-mandated local program by creating additional crimes.

The California Constitution requires the state to reimburse local agencies and school districts for certain costs mandated by the state. Statutory provisions establish procedures for making that reimbursement.

This bill would provide that no reimbursement is required by this act for a specified reason.

The Political Reform Act of 1974, an initiative measure, provides that the Legislature may amend the act to further the act’s purposes upon a 23 vote of each house and compliance with specified procedural requirements.

This bill would declare that it furthers the purposes of the act. Hide
 
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An Act to Add Section 84305.7 to the Government Code, Relating to the Political Reform Act of 1974.

SB 488 — 2011-2012 Legislature

Summary
The Political Reform Act of 1974 regulates mass mailings, known as slate mailers, that support or oppose multiple candidates or ballot measures for an election. The act requires that each slate mailer identify the slate mailer organization that is sending the slate mailer and make other specified disclosures, and further requires the slate mailer organization to file periodic statements reporting payments received and expenditures made to produce slate mailers.

This bill would provide that, if a slate mailer organization sends a slate mailer or other mass mailing that displays a logo, insignia, emblem, or trademark that is identical or substantially similar to the logo, insignia, emblem, or trademark of a governmental agency or a nongovernmental organization that represents law enforcement, firefighting, emergency medical, or other public safety personnel, and that would reasonably be understood to imply the participation or endorsement of that governmental agency or nongovernmental organization, the slate mailer organization would be required to obtain the express written consent of the governmental agency or nongovernmental organization associated with the logo,… More
The Political Reform Act of 1974 regulates mass mailings, known as slate mailers, that support or oppose multiple candidates or ballot measures for an election. The act requires that each slate mailer identify the slate mailer organization that is sending the slate mailer and make other specified disclosures, and further requires the slate mailer organization to file periodic statements reporting payments received and expenditures made to produce slate mailers.

This bill would provide that, if a slate mailer organization sends a slate mailer or other mass mailing that displays a logo, insignia, emblem, or trademark that is identical or substantially similar to the logo, insignia, emblem, or trademark of a governmental agency or a nongovernmental organization that represents law enforcement, firefighting, emergency medical, or other public safety personnel, and that would reasonably be understood to imply the participation or endorsement of that governmental agency or nongovernmental organization, the slate mailer organization would be required to obtain the express written consent of the governmental agency or nongovernmental organization associated with the logo, insignia, emblem, or trademark prior to using the logo, insignia, emblem, or trademark in the slate mailer or other mass mailing.

This bill would also provide that, if a slate mailer organization sends a slate mailer or other mass mailing that identifies itself or its source material as representing a nongovernmental organization with a name that would reasonably be understood to imply that the organization is composed of, or affiliated with, law enforcement, firefighting, emergency medical, or other public safety personnel, the slate mailer or mass mailing would be required to disclose the total number of members in the organization identified in the slate mailer or mass mailing.

Existing law makes a knowing or willful violation of the Political Reform Act of 1974 a misdemeanor and subjects offenders to criminal penalties.

This bill would impose a state-mandated local program by creating additional crimes.

The California Constitution requires the state to reimburse local agencies and school districts for certain costs mandated by the state. Statutory provisions establish procedures for making that reimbursement.

This bill would provide that no reimbursement is required by this act for a specified reason.

The Political Reform Act of 1974, an initiative measure, provides that the Legislature may amend the act to further the act’s purposes upon a 23 vote of each house and compliance with specified procedural requirements.

This bill would declare that it furthers the purposes of the act. Hide
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Title
An Act to Add Section 84305.7 to the Government Code, Relating to the Political Reform Act of 1974.
Author(s)
Lou Correa
Co-Authors
    Subjects
    • Political Reform Act of 1974: slate mailers
    Major Actions
    Introduced2/17/2011
    Referred to Committee
    Passed Senate Committee on Elections, Reapportionment and Constitutional Amendments5/03/2011
    Passed Senate5/31/2011
    Passed Assembly Committee on Elections and Redistricting7/05/2011
    Passed Assembly Committee on Appropriations8/17/2011
    Passed Assembly8/30/2011
    Failed passage in Senate9/01/2011
    Passed Senate9/01/2011
    Failed passage in Senate9/07/2011
    Passed Assembly8/30/2012
    Passed Senate8/31/2012
    Presented to the governor (enrolled)9/11/2012
    Became law (chaptered).9/30/2012
    Bill History
    Chamber/CommitteeMotionDateResult
    select this voteSenate Committee on Elections, Reapportionment and Constitutional AmendmentsDo pass, but re-refer to the Committee on Appropriations.5/03/2011This motion PASSED the Senate Committee on Elections, Reapportionment and Constitutional Amendments
    3 voted YES 2 voted NO 0 voted present/not voting
    select this voteSenateSenate 3rd Reading SB488 Correa5/31/2011This bill PASSED the Senate
    28 voted YES 7 voted NO 5 voted present/not voting
    select this voteAssembly Committee on Elections and RedistrictingDo pass and be re-referred to the Committee on Appropriations.7/05/2011This motion PASSED the Assembly Committee on Elections and Redistricting
    6 voted YES 0 voted NO 1 voted present/not voting
    select this voteAssembly Committee on AppropriationsDo pass.8/17/2011This motion PASSED the Assembly Committee on Appropriations
    9 voted YES 4 voted NO 4 voted present/not voting
    select this voteAssemblySB 488 Correa Senate Third Reading By HALL8/30/2011This bill PASSED the Assembly
    65 voted YES 12 voted NO 3 voted present/not voting
    select this voteSenateUnfinished Business SB488 Correa Concurrence9/01/2011This bill DID NOT PASS the Senate
    25 voted YES 10 voted NO 5 voted present/not voting
    select this voteSenateUnfinished Business SB488 Correa Reconsider9/01/2011This bill PASSED the Senate
    39 voted YES 0 voted NO 1 voted present/not voting
    select this voteSenateUnfinished Business SB488 Correa Concurrence9/07/2011This bill DID NOT PASS the Senate
    26 voted YES 8 voted NO 6 voted present/not voting
    select this voteAssemblySB 488 Correa Conference Report By FONG8/30/2012This bill PASSED the Assembly
    59 voted YES 18 voted NO 3 voted present/not voting
    currently selectedSenateConference Reports SB488 Correa Concurrence8/31/2012This bill PASSED the Senate
    27 voted YES 8 voted NO 5 voted present/not voting
    ActionDateDescription
    Introduced2/17/2011
    2/17/2011Introduced. Read first time. To Com. on RLS. for assignment. To print.
    2/18/2011From printer. May be acted upon on or after March 20.
    3/03/2011Referred to Com. on E. & C.A.
    4/08/2011Set for hearing May 3.
    select this voteVote5/03/2011Do pass, but re-refer to the Committee on Appropriations.
    5/04/2011From committee: Do pass and re-refer to Com. on APPR. (Ayes 3. Noes 2. Page 853.) (May 3). Re-referred to Com. on APPR.
    5/06/2011Set for hearing May 16.
    5/17/2011From committee: Be placed on second reading file pursuant to Senate Rule 28.8.
    5/18/2011Read second time. Ordered to third reading.
    5/31/2011Read third time. Passed. (Ayes 28. Noes 7. Page 1173.) Ordered to the Assembly.
    select this voteSenate Vote on Passage5/31/2011Senate 3rd Reading SB488 Correa
    6/01/2011In Assembly. Read first time. Held at Desk.
    6/09/2011Referred to Com. on E. & R.
    select this voteVote7/05/2011Do pass and be re-referred to the Committee on Appropriations.
    7/06/2011From committee: Do pass and re-refer to Com. on APPR. (Ayes 6. Noes 0.) (July 5). Re-referred to Com. on APPR.
    8/15/2011From committee with author's amendments. Read second time and amended. Re-referred to Com. on APPR.
    select this voteVote8/17/2011Do pass.
    8/18/2011From committee: Do pass. (Ayes 9. Noes 4.) (August 17).
    8/22/2011Read second time. Ordered to third reading.
    8/30/2011Read third time. Passed. (Ayes 65. Noes 12. Page 2698.) Ordered to the Senate.
    8/30/2011In Senate. Concurrence in Assembly amendments pending.
    select this voteAssembly Vote on Passage8/30/2011SB 488 Correa Senate Third Reading By HALL
    9/01/2011Senate refused to concur in Assembly amendments. (Ayes 25. Noes 10. Page 2253.) Motion to reconsider made by Senator Correa. Reconsideration granted. (Ayes 40. Noes 0. Page 2253.)
    select this voteSenate Vote on Passage9/01/2011Unfinished Business SB488 Correa Concurrence
    select this voteSenate Vote on Passage9/01/2011Unfinished Business SB488 Correa Reconsider
    9/07/2011Senate refused to concur in Assembly amendments. (Ayes 26. Noes 8. Page 2368.)
    select this voteSenate Vote on Passage9/07/2011Unfinished Business SB488 Correa Concurrence
    8/14/2012Senators Correa, Dutton, and Lieu appointed to Conference Committee. Assembly Members Fong, Bonilla, and Hagman appointed to Conference Committee.
    8/16/2012Senators Correa, Gaines, and Lieu appointed to Conference Committee. From Conference Committee: Be adopted. (Ayes 4: Senators Lieu and Correa and Assembly Members Bonilla and Fong. Noes 1: Assembly Member Hagman. Page 4533.) (August 15.)
    8/30/2012Assembly adopted Conference Committee report. (Ayes 59. Noes 18. Page 6675.)
    select this voteAssembly Vote on Passage8/30/2012SB 488 Correa Conference Report By FONG
    8/31/2012Senate adopted Conference Committee report. (Ayes 27. Noes 8. Page 5097.)
    currently selectedSenate Vote on Passage8/31/2012Conference Reports SB488 Correa Concurrence
    9/11/2012Enrolled and presented to the Governor at 4:30 p.m.
    9/30/2012Approved by the Governor.
    9/30/2012Chaptered by Secretary of State. Chapter 865, Statutes of 2012.

    Total contributions given to Senators from interest groups that…

    8 Organizations Supported and 2 Opposed; See Which Ones

    Organizations that took a position on
    An Act to Add Section 84305.7 to the Government Code, Relating to the Political Reform Act of 1974.: Conference Reports SB488 Correa Concurrence

    8 organizations supported this bill

    Association for Los Angeles Deputy Sheriffs
    Senate Rules Committee (2012, January 30). Senate Floor Analysis. Retrieved February 16, 2012, from Leginfo: Bill Analysis.
    California Clean Money Campaign
    Senate Rules Committee (2012, January 30). Senate Floor Analysis. Retrieved February 16, 2012, from Leginfo: Bill Analysis.
    California Common Cause
    Senate Rules Committee (2012, January 30). Senate Floor Analysis. Retrieved February 16, 2012, from Leginfo: Bill Analysis.
    California Professional Firefighters
    Senate Rules Committee (2012, January 30). Senate Floor Analysis. Retrieved February 16, 2012, from Leginfo: Bill Analysis.
    California Secretary of State
    Senate Rules Committee (2012, January 30). Senate Floor Analysis. Retrieved February 16, 2012, from Leginfo: Bill Analysis.
    Los Angeles County Probation Officers Union AFSCME Local 685
    Senate Rules Committee (2012, January 30). Senate Floor Analysis. Retrieved February 16, 2012, from Leginfo: Bill Analysis.
    Orange County Professional Firefighters Association
    Senate Rules Committee (2012, January 30). Senate Floor Analysis. Retrieved February 16, 2012, from Leginfo: Bill Analysis.
    Riverside Sheriffs' Association
    Senate Rules Committee (2012, January 30). Senate Floor Analysis. Retrieved February 16, 2012, from Leginfo: Bill Analysis.

    2 organizations opposed this bill

    American Association of Political Consultants
    Senate Rules Committee (2012, January 30). Senate Floor Analysis. Retrieved February 16, 2012, from Leginfo: Bill Analysis.
    Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association
    Senate Rules Committee (2012, January 30). Senate Floor Analysis. Retrieved February 16, 2012, from Leginfo: Bill Analysis.

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    Includes reported contributions to campaigns of Senators in office on day of vote, from interest groups invested in the vote according to MapLight, January 1, 2009 – December 31, 2012.
    Contributions data source: FollowTheMoney.org

    Contributions by Legislator

    Namesort iconPartyDistrict$ From Interest Groups
    That Supported
    $ From Interest Groups
    That Opposed
    Vote
    Elaine AlquistDCA-13$9,450$0
    Joel AndersonRCA-36$37,525$3,000
    Tom BerryhillRCA-14$33,400$2,000
    Sam BlakesleeRCA-15$0$0
    Ron CalderonDCA-30$35,250$0
    Anthony CannellaRCA-12$27,050$2,500
    Ellen CorbettDCA-10$35,204$0
    Lou CorreaDCA-34$65,552$0
    Kevin De LeonDCA-22$94,781$0
    Mark DeSaulnierDCA-7$70,104$0
    Bob DuttonRCA-31$29,800$4,000
    Bill EmmersonRCA-37$37,850$0
    Noreen EvansDCA-2$61,119$0
    Jean FullerRCA-18$14,000$3,000
    Ted GainesRCA-1$8,625$8,000
    Loni HancockDCA-9$78,005$0
    Tom HarmanRCA-35$22,600$2,000
    Ed HernandezDCA-24$80,276$0
    Bob HuffRCA-29$61,550$5,000
    Christine KehoeDCA-39$21,300$0
    Doug La MalfaRCA-4$5,000$1,000
    Mark LenoDCA-3$64,449$0
    Ted LieuDCA-28$161,392$3,000
    Carol LiuDCA-21$39,845$0
    Alan LowenthalDCA-27$0$0
    Gloria Negrete McLeodDCA-32$30,350$0
    Alex PadillaDCA-20$42,100$0
    Fran PavleyDCA-23$131,050$0
    Curren PriceDCA-26$41,700$0
    Michael RubioDCA-16$48,092$50
    Sharon RunnerRCA-17$9,305$0
    Joe SimitianDCA-11$16,500$0
    Darrell SteinbergDCA-6$131,500$0
    Tony StricklandRCA-19$20,500$3,000
    Juan VargasDCA-40$82,650$0
    Mimi WaltersRCA-33$1,000$4,000
    Lois WolkDCA-5$39,150$1,000
    Rod WrightDCA-25$59,800$0
    Mark WylandRCA-38$21,400$3,000
    Leland YeeDCA-8$50,600$0

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    NamePartyDistrict$ From Interest Groups
    That Supported
    $ From Interest Groups
    That Opposed
    Vote
    Elaine AlquistDCA-13$9,450$0
    Joel AndersonRCA-36$37,525$3,000
    Tom BerryhillRCA-14$33,400$2,000
    Sam BlakesleeRCA-15$0$0
    Ron CalderonDCA-30$35,250$0
    Anthony CannellaRCA-12$27,050$2,500
    Ellen CorbettDCA-10$35,204$0
    Lou CorreaDCA-34$65,552$0
    Kevin De LeonDCA-22$94,781$0
    Mark DeSaulnierDCA-7$70,104$0
    Bob DuttonRCA-31$29,800$4,000
    Bill EmmersonRCA-37$37,850$0
    Noreen EvansDCA-2$61,119$0
    Jean FullerRCA-18$14,000$3,000
    Ted GainesRCA-1$8,625$8,000
    Loni HancockDCA-9$78,005$0
    Tom HarmanRCA-35$22,600$2,000
    Ed HernandezDCA-24$80,276$0
    Bob HuffRCA-29$61,550$5,000
    Christine KehoeDCA-39$21,300$0
    Doug La MalfaRCA-4$5,000$1,000
    Mark LenoDCA-3$64,449$0
    Ted LieuDCA-28$161,392$3,000
    Carol LiuDCA-21$39,845$0
    Alan LowenthalDCA-27$0$0
    Gloria Negrete McLeodDCA-32$30,350$0
    Alex PadillaDCA-20$42,100$0
    Fran PavleyDCA-23$131,050$0
    Curren PriceDCA-26$41,700$0
    Michael RubioDCA-16$48,092$50
    Sharon RunnerRCA-17$9,305$0
    Joe SimitianDCA-11$16,500$0
    Darrell SteinbergDCA-6$131,500$0
    Tony StricklandRCA-19$20,500$3,000
    Juan VargasDCA-40$82,650$0
    Mimi WaltersRCA-33$1,000$4,000
    Lois WolkDCA-5$39,150$1,000
    Rod WrightDCA-25$59,800$0
    Mark WylandRCA-38$21,400$3,000
    Leland YeeDCA-8$50,600$0

    Interest Groups that supported this bill

    $ Donated
    Police & fire fighters unions and associations$1,108,000
    State & local government employee unions$707,723
    Public official (elected or appointed)$4,100
    Consumer groups$0

    Interest Groups that opposed this bill

    $ Donated
    Fiscal & tax policy$39,500
    Political consultants & advisers$5,050
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