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Chapter 5. Campaign Finance Reform. Article 1. Statewide Measures. Lobbyist Contributions -Making a Contribution Defined.   

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(a) A lobbyist makes a contribution prohibited by Government Code section 85702 when any of the following occur:

(1) he or she mails, delivers or otherwise transmits to an elected state officer, a candidate for elective state office or his or her controlled committee, or to a committee primarily formed to support or oppose such a candidate, that the lobbyist is registered to lobby, a contribution as defined in Government Code section 82015 and 2 Cal. Code Regs. section 18215, and the contribution is made from the lobbyist's personal funds or assets. A contribution will be deemed to be made from a lobbyist's personal funds or assets when the contribution is made from assets which are the personal property of the lobbyist, unless pursuant to 2 Cal. Code Regs. section 18533 the contribution is attributed to another person.

(2) the contribution is made by a business entity, including a lobbying firm, owned in whole or in part by a lobbyist, and the lobbyist participates in the decision to make the contribution.

(3) the contribution is made from funds of a committee comprised in part of personal funds or resources of a lobbyist and the lobbyist participates in the decision to make the contribution.

(b) Nothing in this regulation shall be construed to prohibit a lobbyist from advising his or her client or lobbyist employer regarding the making of a contribution.

Authority cited:

Government Code 83112

Reference:

Government Code 82015

Government Code 85702

(Amended by Register 2004, No. 17.)