Political Reform Act Revision - Public Input

Update on the Political Reform Act Revision Project


After a year of outreach, collaboration and edits, the Fair Political Practices Commission (FPPC) was excited to publicly release Draft 2 of the Revised Political Reform Act in early December 2016, requesting any additional comments by December 31st. The comments submitted to date have proven to be invaluable in meeting the goals of the project, and we encourage your ongoing participation.

While the public comment deadlines were established for logistical reasons associated with the Legislature’s bill deadlines, all comments from stakeholders are still welcome and will be considered. It’s also important to note that there will be ample opportunity for additional comments as the proposal moves through the Legislature. In the meantime, Commission staff will continue to accept comments submitted to pracomment@fppc.ca.gov.

Commission staff is currently working with legislative staff and the Office of Legislative Counsel to prepare the revised PRA language for bill introduction. Please sign up for email updates from the FPPC to be notified when a bill is introduced and how to track its progress through the Legislature. The FPPC will also continue to send regular updates throughout the year to keep all interested persons informed of any other developments on the project.

Thank you for your continued interest in this important project. With your help and support, we believe the revision project will serve as a model for other states and keep California at the forefront of campaign finance and governmental ethics. 

If you have any questions or comments about the project, please reach out to Phillip Ung, FPPC Director of Legislative and External Affairs, at pung@fppc.ca.gov or 916-322-7635. 

Read about the Political Reform Act

You can learn more about the Political Reform Act and its mission on the Fair Political Practices Commission's website.

Watch: Introductory Webinar

Watch our introductory video featuring FPPC Chair Jodi Remke, CA Fwd President and CEO Jim Mayer, and David Carrillo, executive director of the California Constitution Center at Berkeley Law, who outline the goals and timeline of the project.


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The Political Reform Act Revision Project is a partnership between the Fair Political Practices Commission, UC Berkeley School of Law, UC Davis School of Law, and CA Fwd. The Project is supported by a grant from The James Irvine Foundation.