California Shines Light on Political Spending
In 2014, California passed Senate Bill 27 which enacted significant campaign finance reforms. California’s Fair Political Practices Commission (FPPC) recently implemented provisions of the bill to close political donation loopholes. The new rules require any nonprofit group that contributes to a campaign in California to disclose the identity of their donors. This includes situations where the nonprofit funnels the money through an out-of-state political committee. The law also requires all organizations which spend $50,000 in a California state election, or $100,000 over four years, to reveal their donors, regardless of where the organization is located.