Bill Text: CA AB227 | 2021-2022 | Regular Session | Amended


Bill Title: Governor: appointments.

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Republican 1-0)

Status: (Introduced) 2022-01-14 - Re-referred to Com. on APPR. [AB227 Detail]

Download: California-2021-AB227-Amended.html

Amended  IN  Assembly  January 13, 2022
Amended  IN  Assembly  January 03, 2022

CALIFORNIA LEGISLATURE— 2021–2022 REGULAR SESSION

Assembly Bill
No. 227


Introduced by Assembly Member Davies

January 12, 2021


An act to add Article 9 (commencing with Section 12094) to Chapter 1 of Part 2 of Division 3 of Title 2 of the Government Code, relating to the Governor.


LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL'S DIGEST


AB 227, as amended, Davies. Governor: appointments.
Existing law specifies the powers and duties of the Governor, including to supervise the official conduct of executive and ministerial officers, to ensure that offices are filled and their duties performed, and to appoint individuals to various offices, boards, commissions, and other public positions. Existing law does not require the Governor to disclose whether prospective appointees of the Governor made monetary contributions to the Governor’s campaign prior to their appointment.
This bill would require, if a Governor’s prospective appointee has made a contribution of one thousand dollars ($1,000) or more to the Governor’s campaign or to a committee organized specifically to benefit the Governor’s campaign within the 12-month period preceding the public announcement of the appointment, that the public announcement, whether oral or written, disclose that such a contribution was made and the amount of the contribution. The bill would require the Secretary of State, until January 1, 2027, to submit an annual report to the Legislature describing any such contributions disclosed during the year preceding submission of the report.
Vote: MAJORITY   Appropriation: NO   Fiscal Committee: YES   Local Program: NO  

The people of the State of California do enact as follows:


SECTION 1.

 Article 9 (commencing with Section 12094) is added to Chapter 1 of Part 2 of Division 3 of Title 2 of the Government Code, to read:
Article  9. Appointments

12094.
 (a) For purposes of this section, the following definitions apply:
(1) “Committee” has the meaning set forth in Section 82013.
(2) “Contribution” has the meaning set forth in Section 82015.
(3) “Governor’s campaign” means a campaign for the office of Governor.
(4) “Governor’s prospective appointee” means an individual the Governor intends to appoint to an office, board, commission, or other public entity.
(b) (1) If a Governor’s prospective appointee has made a contribution of one thousand dollars ($1,000) or more to the Governor’s campaign or to a committee organized specifically to benefit the Governor’s campaign within the 12-month period preceding the public announcement of the appointment, the public announcement, whether oral or written, shall disclose that such a contribution was made and the amount of the contribution.
(2) The Secretary of State shall submit an annual report to the Legislature describing any disclosures required by paragraph (1) that were made during the year preceding submission of the report, including the name of the appointee and the amount of the contribution.
(c) (1) The requirement for submitting a report imposed under subdivision (b) is inoperative on January 1, 2027, pursuant to Section 10231.5 of the Government Code.
(2) A report to be submitted pursuant to subdivision (b) shall be submitted in compliance with Section 9795 of the Government Code.

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