SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Gov. Jerry Brown has signed three public-disclosure bills related to the nearly 40-year-old California Political Reform Act.
The governor's office said Tuesday that he signed AB409 by Democratic Assemblywoman Sharon Quirk-Silva of Fullerton, which authorizes the Fair Political Practices Commission to start accepting candidate and officeholder financial disclosure forms online.
He also signed two other FPPC-sponsored bills by Democratic Assemblyman Paul Fong of Cupertino, AB552 and AB1090. They allow the agency to obtain court judgments for unpaid penalties and offer advice to officials about possible conflicts of interest.
But the Democratic governor vetoed the only campaign finance reform approved by the Legislature this year, SB3 by Democratic Sen. Leland Yee of San Francisco. It would have required the secretary of state to consider technology fixes to its campaign finance website.